About Mother of Sorrows Outreach


Moved by the events of Hurricane Katrina and inspired by Mother Teresa's life of Christian service, the members of Mother of Sorrows parish outreach (originally Mother Teresa Outreach) has been serving the community from Murrysville to Biloxi and beyond since September 2005.

It was born from the inspiration of a group of parishioners who wanted to do more to support those in our community experiencing hardship — whether emotionally, spiritually, physically, or financially. As a ministry of Mother of Sorrows Parish the ministry is supported and funded by the parishioners.

It is the hope of the volunteers of this ministry that our neighbors will experience God’s love through our time together. As members of the one family of God, we are important to one another. The well-being of each of our neighbors is very important to us.

Those involved in the ministry promise to do everything in their power to be as supportive as possible through prayer, friendship and providing assistance in finding appropriate resources.

Mother of Sorrows Outreach Ministry is home to many different programs including:

Implementing a local support to our neighbors in need

Assisting Our Mother of Sorrows Parish & her parishioners in Biloxi:

- Helping to restore the Church

- Collecting & distributing Christmas gifts to children who wrote special “Letters to Santa”

- Repairing damaged homes courtesy of the volunteer “Biloxi Brigade”

- Providing all new costumes for the parish children’s annual Christmas pageant

- Aiding in the repair of parishioners’ homes

Mother of Sorrows Community Food Pantry

Supporting our troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq

Cheering on the dedicated athletes in the Special Olympics

Reaching out to the lonely at St. Anne’s Home & Golden Living (Murrysville)

Delivering meals to convalescing parishioners & new mothers

Assisting with the organization of food for the Westmoreland County Food Bank

Planting, weeding, & harvesting hundreds of pounds of food at the Hunger Garden

Assisting with special projects at Clelian Heights Living Community

Collecting warm clothing for homeless individuals

Supporting the Ministry of Consolation

Providing financial help to parishioners ministering in Haiti, East Timor & Africa