St. Martin de Porres



St. Martin de Porres Ministry's mission is to fulfill the Gospel message of seeing Christ in those who are needy, suffering or lonely. We are the umbrella ministry for our parish outreach work.  
Our ministry work includes:

  • Serving the homeless at Central Night Shelter from November through March.
  • Supporting Homestretch, a program in North Fulton county that provides housing, mentoring, and life-skills training for formerly homeless families. 
  • Organizing our Giving Tree Program which assists parish and community families with Christmas gifts.

Contact: Sandy Lashley, sanlorlas@aol.com

Feeding the homeless at cold weather shelters - November 2023 - March 2024

The St. Martin de Porres Ministry will once again feed the homeless at the cold weather shelters at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Central Presbyterian Church on the following evenings (all Mondays): November 6, December 4, January 1, February 5, and March 4.

There are three ways to help:

1) prepare food (we provide recipes),
2) serve the food at the shelters (only requires about 3 hours, usually home between 8:30 & 9:00 PM)
3) stay overnight. Overnight volunteers are our greatest need. Volunteers are provided a safe atmosphere with gated parking, private sleeping quarters, and quiet time to read or catch up on work. The departure time for overnight volunteers is around 6:30 AM. For those that want to help serve, we try to carpool from St. Andrew and leave by 5:15 PM, or you can meet us downtown at the shelter. 

If you would like to provide any of the food or volunteer to serve, please visit perfectpotluck.com. Use coordinator name: lashley and password: stmartin.
You will be able to sign up for any or all months. The recipes and instructions can also be found on that page. As an alternative, you may email Sandy at sanlorlas@gmail.com to volunteer or for any questions.

St. Andrew has supported the shelters for over 20 years. The men truly appreciate the hot meal and all of the support provided. Thank you. 

Visit to the Shelter Winter 2019