Advent -Serve

Advent- Serve Others

Join others at OLL in Serving those who are without in Our Community

The Father's Heart Street Ministry Van - Saturday, December 28


Mercy Teams operates this outreach on the 4th Saturday of every month. We meet in the morning to cook a hot breakfast for about 50 homeless. We load the food into the van and drive to the primary location in Oregon City where we set up and serve a hot meal, coffee and hot chocolate. We hand out blankets, gloves, caps, hygiene kits and hand warmers. 


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Advent Giving Tree - December 1-December 18


This Advent, Our Lady of the Lake will again be support those most in need in our greater community through our Advent Giving Trees. We work in collaboration with community partners serving the poor in Multnomah and Clackamas counties: 

  • JOIN supports the efforts of homeless individuals and families to transition into permanent housing. We collect new household items for these transitioning families.
  • St. Andre Bessette Parish in the heart of Old Town provides hope and healing to marginalized members of society. We collect new and gently-used items such as sleeping bags, boots, and coats for those living on the streets.
  • The Father’s Heart Street Ministry operates a day center in Oregon City, providing hot meals, showers, laundry, and a safe place to spend the day in community. We collect sleeping bags, tarps, boots, and warm clothing. 
  • OLL volunteers support refugee families re-locating to and currently living in the Portland area through the Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement program. We collect gift cards to assist these families starting over in Oregon.

Take a tag from the tree located in the Narthex of the church or the one downstairs near the parish hall. Return your unwrapped gift to either tree by Wednesday, December 18. Consider sharing some joy with your neighbor in need!


Help is needed to transport the gifts given to the Parish Center where they await pick up as well as to help sort and fill the gifts into the receiving ministries vans. 

  • Help transport the gifts to the Parish Center, Sundays, December 8 and 15 after Masses, sign up here.
  • Help sort and transport the gifts to the vans, Friday, December 20 at 1:30 PM, sign up here.

Christmas Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul Food Boxes


The Knights of Columbus Christmas Food Drive supporting St. Vincent de Paul will run until December 31. Most Wanted Food Items are: Mashed Potatoes, Stove Top Stuffing, Rice A Roni, Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Canned Vegetables, Hearty Soups, Peanut Butter, Canned Chili, Jam (in plastic containers) and Canned Fruit.


Place all items in one of the three St. Vincent de Paul barrels located 1) upstairs outside of the church in the Narthex, 2) outside of the Parish Hall near the elevator, and 3) in the Atrium of the Parish Center. 

Deliever Christmas Food Boxes for St. Vincent de Paul


Drivers/families needed to deliver Food Boxes on 12/21 to 150 needy families in Lake Oswego and the greater Portland area.


To volunteer to deliver food boxes, add your name to the Volunteer Spreadsheet here. Please note, adding your name does not guarantee boxes will be saved for you to deliver, boxes are first come, first deliver. Leaving your name helps us know how many drivers we can expect.


See you Saturday, December 21 at 9:00 AM (boxes will be gone by 9:30 AM).