St. John the Evangelist initiates Ole Miss outreach program

Published 12:00 pm Friday, August 19, 2016

New and current Ole Miss students at times need a local contact or friend who is available to help them connect with the Oxford, University or church communities. These young people may need someone to just talk to, attend Mass and church functions with someone familiar, contact local professionals, share a good home-cooked meal or even celebrate holidays or birthdays when they can’t travel home.

To meet this need, Mille Smith of  St. John is recruiting volunteer parish “families” willing to adopt university students and provide information, activity and mentoring services. The families would be available to students as a friend and local contact.

Approximately 40 St. John families have volunteered to serve as student families.

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Ole Miss students, parents of students or St. John parishioners with questions may email Millie Smith at, or call her at 901-848-1335.