"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you invited me in; I needed clothes and you clothed me; I was sick and you looked after me; I was in prison and you came to visit me...I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." MT 25:35-36; 40.
Guided by the values of the Gospel and the social teachings of the Church, Our Lady of the Chesapeake actively seeks to provide service to those in need with special concern for the poor, the sick, the elderly, the disadvantaged, and those with any special needs.
We strongly support and place great emphasis on our outreach ministry to the poor and the vulnerable through direct service, allocation of resources, education, liturgy, and public advocacy.
In addition to providing services that are staffed by parishioners and use parish resources, we also assist by referring people-in-need to those community-based resources whenever appropriate.