"Serving and Honoring ALL Those Who Serve Us"


Frequently Asked Questions

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MEMBERSHIP

Open to ANY parishioner or family member.  Prior service is NOT necessary.  Eager to support our military. There is no initial fee or monthly charge.  Current contact information is all that is needed.  Attendance at meetings and ministry events is requested. Military Ministry Brochure

MEETINGS AND SOCIALS

Meetings are the first Thursdays, monthly at 6:30 PM.  SOCIALS follow the 10 AM Mass on second Sundays.  No meeting or SOCIAL in Easter month or December.

SALE ITEMS

Items may be ordered by ANY parishioner at SOCIALS, pre-pay in cash or checks made payable to OLPH.  Some items are cash-and-carry.  Donations to the Ministry are always accepted.

GOLD SHIRTS

Gold ministry shirts are not required but are symbolic of ministry and military support. They are typically worn at every 2nd weekend Mass, every SOCIAL, annual Ministry Fair, and every event organized or attended by ministry members, such as funerals, community events and celebrations.  Highly recommend the wearing of dark (black, navy blue, etc) pants/skirts with gold shirts.

REQUEST FOR MILITARY MINISTRY PARTICIPATION IN A FUNERAL

Coordination is through the OLPH Pastoral Associate (Sr. Leonita Barron) who will contact the Military Ministry Lead for member participation.  Click the following link to view a brochure on this subject:  Funeral Assistance. Click the following link to view Military Members participation at the funeral mass:  Member Participation Procedures.  Click the following link to view Pastor-approved Pall Procedures during Mass:  Pall Procedures

Click the following link to view the "5-Member Military Final Salute." Click the following link to view Final Salute Diagram.

PHOTO BOARD

Any family member (immediate or extended) who is on active duty may have a photo displayed for recognition and prayer.  Submit a 5X7 photo at Pastoral Center reception counter.  Fill out Photo Board registration form when photo is submitted.  Full name and rank of subject must be submitted with photo. Click the following to view form: Photo Board Instructions

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VETERAN ASSISTANCE

Ministry members have assisted in home moving, shopping, and similar activities.  Participation in a parishioner-veteran funeral requires member's availability. Check out the Helpful Links section of our website for additional Veteran Support.