Lent - Serve

Lent- Serve Others

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

Socks for Souls - Lenten Sock Drive


The Parish Health Ministry, in collaboration with Mercy Teams, is reaching out to you this Lent. We are asking not for alms, but for socks. Why socks? Socks are the #1 most requested and needed items in homeless shelters. 


We would like to fulfill that need this Lent for the homeless in our community. Without socks the homeless are at a higher risk for disease and exposure to the cold.


Beginning Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday we will have a Socks Box in three locations: one in the Church Narthex, one at the Parish Hall entrance, and one in the Parish  Center School lobby. Please bring new socks only. White crew socks are preferred for men, women and children. This Lent, we invite you to consider offering socks for alms. Help us warm the souls of those in most need.


Oregon Food Bank - Thursdays, March 26 and April 30


Join us at the Beaverton repack room to assist with packaging food to help feed the hungry. Two shifts of 35 spots each.


Sign up for Thursday, March 26  |  Sign up for Thursday, April 30

The Father's Heart Street Ministry Van - 4th Saturday of the Month


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. 


Sign Up Here for March 28 |  Sign up here for Saturday, April 25

Saint Francis Dining Hall 

March 19 - Dinner Service  - Sign up here.

March 21 - Clean-up, lunch and kit assembly - Sign up here.

Lenten Food Drive


Every year during Lent we ask parishioners to help meet the needs of the one in five Oregon families who are unable to access sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. We encourage you to make a sacrificial offering of 40 items/pounds per household to feed the hungry and provide basic necessities to families and individuals in the Portland area.


Most needed items are: canned chili, canned vegetables, hearty soups, canned fruit, canned tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter & jelly (in plastic containers). Place in barrels located in the Narthex and Parish Hall.