The Outreach Ministries offer parishioners the opportunity to share their faith and resources with those in need, both within the Parish and in the community. Built on the Church’s strong tradition of reaching out to others, these ministries provide critical emotional and financial support. Both the Pastoral Care Coordinator and the Director of the Christian Corner Community Center serve as staff resource members for this commission.


Pastoral Care Ministry

Brings the parish presence and the Eucharist to the Catholics in our Nursing Homes and to the homebound each Sunday and First Friday. The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion gather the Catholics for a Communion service or they visit individuals in their rooms. Volunteers commit to spending an hour or more each month in this […]

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Christian Corner Community Center

Is located at 1601 McClain Rd.It is our Parish ministry,primarily funded by St. Charles Parish. Breakfast, lunch and fellowship is offered on Monday,Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-1:00 pm to those in need.Approximately 1500 lunches are served monthly. Clothing and household items are available to those in need. Help is needed to prepare and serve meals, […]

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Greeting Card Ministry

Meets once a month to hand make greeting cards and send out cards to anyone in need of a “pick-me-up” of any kind or a note of thanks or appreciation.

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Family Promise

Family Promise is a faith-based agency working with various community partners dedicated to helping homeless families achieve and sustain independence by providing help, hope and safe haven as they seek suitable employment and housing. Four times a year, St. Charles provides a week of overnight lodging, meals and hospitality. Volunteers are needed to provide reminder […]

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Funeral Luncheon Ministry

Volunteers are needed to assist with cooking meals, set-up, serving meals and clean-up for the luncheon provided to families following the funeral. The meal is served in the church lower level. Volunteers are scheduled on a rotating basis. Volunteers also home make desserts for the luncheon.

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Care and Concern Ministry

Care and Concern Ministry provides beverages and snack foods to the funeral homes during visitation hours of bereaved parishioners. Volunteers are asked to provide a case of water, baked goods, or snacks along with a sympathy card from the parish.

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Divorced/Separated Support Group

This program is specifically designed to help divorced/ separated Catholics. This 13- week program offers support and addresses the most pressing challenges of divorce. Recovery is supported by more fully learning and living their faith. Sessions focus on praying in time of distress, managing anger, staying close to the sacraments, children, self-worth, forgiveness, and hope […]

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Bereavement Support Ministry

GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly, offering help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. The ministry is led by people who have experienced a loss and want to help others. Participants gain access to valuable GriefShare resources that help them to recover from loss and to […]

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Network of Prayer

Intercessory prayer is simply praying to God on behalf of others. Prayer partners are individuals who agree to pray daily for requested special intentions. Confidentiality and anonymity are respected by the coordinators. When a prayer request is received, the request is emailed to the prayer partners as prayers come in. If you have a prayer […]

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St. Charles Parish directs this project with the help of the entire Lima Catholic community. It assists families in need during the Holiday Season. Largeonion bags are distributed during the Sunday Masses two weekends before Christmas. Parishioners and friends are asked to return the bags with non-perishable food items. Each year, approximately 800 bags with […]

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St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul provides a three-day supply of food to those in need. Volunteers phone clients to make appointments to pick up food and they help to keep the pantry stocked. Volunteers with computer skills or that are able to help with heavy lifting are welcome. The Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday […]

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Heartbeat! ProLife

Heartbeat of Lima provides a variety of services for pregnant women in need. Services may be pregnancy testing/ ultrasounds, support, and counseling, education, as well as practical assistance and referrals. Items such as clothing, formula and baby items are available. Heartbeat also provides educational services to schools. Volunteers answer phones, office assistance, data input, organizing […]

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Habitat for Humanity

Part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes. There are many opportunities for both skilled and unskilled help with various building projects, serving on the Board, monetary donations and help at the ReStore. More information is on the website, David […]

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West Ohio Food Bank

A non-profit organization that provides food to folks in need in an 11- county area of Northwest Ohio. It provides food to children through the Backpack Program and food to qualified seniors through the Senior Box Program. Volunteers are needed to help with sorting/ packing food and office assistance. For more information, contact Linda Hamilton […]

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Prison Ministry

For the past 12 years St. Charles has participated with other parishes across Ohio to visit Allen Correctional Institution and offer Catholic retreats. The retreats are a day and a half presented four times a year. They also assist in a Saturday afternoon Mass for the inmates four times a year. If interested, in providing […]

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