Ministries to the Elderly
- Oakcrest Manor Nursing Home Ministry
- Buckner Villas Worship Services
- Drive-A-Senior North Central Austin
Please note that our nursing home ministries are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oakcrest Manor Nursing Home Ministry
On the fourth Monday of each month, St. John’s parishioners visit residents at the Oakcrest Manor Nursing Home. Members assist the residents in playing Bingo and then serve them refreshments afterwards. Although the residents enjoy playing Bingo and having snacks, the real benefit is the attention they receive from St. John’s parishioners. Residents’ expressions of gratitude are received on a regular basis.
“I have received more in this feeling of Jesus’ love being realized in these people’s lives than anything that we have actually given or provided. It is a miracle and it is love……..His love and I want to encourage all of you to be a part of this wonderful ministry.” Mark Hartwell
Buckner Villas Worship Services
On the fourth Sunday of the month St. John’s provides a worship service for the residents of Buckner Villas, a retirement community.
Drive a Senior – North Central Austin
This program provides free rides from volunteers for seniors unable to drive. Trips usually take about an hour and includes bringing people to medical treatments, dentist appointments, and grocery shopping.