Community Outreach

Ministry of St. Lawrence

Volunteers alternate days to cover telephone messages, take incoming calls, complete intake forms from those seeking assistance with eviction, utilities, food, shelter and other necessities in order to assess their situation.  Offer referral sources when necessary.  Appointments are scheduled on Monday and Wednesday 9am, 9:30am and 10am.  Volunteers are scheduled daily 9-10:30am, Monday through Saturday as needed.

Health Ministry

Their mission is to promote health to the St. Margaret Parishioners through actively encouraging, supporting and developing a sense of well-being of the body, mind and spirit through education, partnering, networking advocacy and referral.

Prison Ministry

Two Opportunities 1) Team of parishioners provide communion services Sunday evenings at 6:30pm along with spiritual and personal support and encouragement to the inmates.  2) A team meets with female inmates on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month from 2-3pm for Centering Prayer.

Substance Abuse Ministry

For those seeking support, St. Margaret offers: Alcoholic Anonymous Friday at 7pm, Women for Sobriety Saturday 7:30pm, Narcotics Anonymous Sunday 6pm and Families Anonymous Monday 7pm.  We have a Substance Abuse committee which meets throughout the year.

Play it Forward

Group meets the first Thursday of each month at the Mission with members of the ARC of Northern Chesapeake and the Harford Center.  Volunteers interact through simple games, socializing, dancing, coloring and offering a lite snack.  The fun begins at 10:30am and runs until 12pm.

First Friday Senior Citizens

Group provides lunch, entertainment and fellowship following Mass at the Mission on the first Friday of the month (Oct, Nov, Dec, March, April and May).

Cottage Thrift Shop

Volunteers collect, sort and assist in the shop, which provides clothing and miscellaneous items to the needy at a modest cost or donation.

Habitat for Humanity

This location in Bel Air serves Harford and Cecil County.  For the past several years St. Margaret has sponsored a Panel Build which occurs in October. During that time, announcements are sent out seeking volunteers to help with construction.  Their website is

Franciscan Center

We collect clothing all year round for this center.   They are always in need of men’s, women’s, children's, and baby clothing.  Donations are accepted for the season we are currently in as they do not have storage.  If you are available to pick up our donations and drop them off at the center – 101 West 23rd St. Baltimore 21218 please contact

Christopher’s Place Employment Academy

We support this organization as they work with homeless men and men recovering, on a path to a stable life and future employment.  If you have suits, business attire, or men’s shoes you no longer are using please consider donating those items to our Outreach Ministry.