Pastoral Services Pastoral Services

 

PARISH FINANCE COMMITTEE

Joe Gehl, Sharon Midea & Ed Neal.

SPECIAL LITURGIES COMMITTEE

Chrissy Bloom, Linda Chrzan, Jim Collilchio, Sharon Collichio, Adrienne Daniels, Chris Fancher, Veronica Morgan, Nancy Sedita, Liz Snyder, Pat Swindon & Cyndy VanLieshout.

SPIRITUAL LIFE COMMITTEE

Bob Blackburn, Adolf Genter, Bob Golden, Mary Lee Knights, Veronica Morgan, Nancy Neidert, Carol Pilon, Agnes Piskorowski and Mary Shorey.

Baptismal Preparation Ministry

Members prepare parents/godparents for the Initiation Sacrament of Baptism for their child/godchild through sessions to teach the theology of the Sacrament and the rituals involved.

Bereavement Luncheons (Martha Ministry)

Following in Martha's footsteps to tend to tasks, this ministry provides a meal for families after funerals. Members may serve by preparing food for the meal or preparing the lyceum for the meal, serving the food and cleaning up.

Bereavement Ministry (Lazarus Ministry)

Members of this ministry, like Jesus who wept at the death of Lazarus, share their compassion by consoling people who are mourning the death of a loved one. Tasks may include initial phone calls, funeral home visit, and ongoing support through visits, phone calls and sympathy cards.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Following the motto of "Unity and Charity", this women's organization works on leadership, spiritual enhancement, quality of life, youth, education and legislation at a local, national and global level to create change.

Knights of Columbus

The world's largest Catholic men's charitable and fraternal organization which is founded on the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

Ladies of Charity

Motivated by the examples of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, this group of women of all ages " strives to help alleviate the suffering of the poor.

Marian Prayer Group

A group that gives people an opportunity to evangelize through their devotion to Mary and the Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Marriage Preparation Ministry

This team helps prepare adults for the Sacrament of Marriage through multiple sessions covering topics such as intimacy, the theology of the Sacrament of Marriage, finances and natural family planning.

Outreach Ministry

Members of this ministry provide opportunities for the .parish to help meet the needs of others through their generosity of time, talent or treasure. Projects may include food pantry collections, giving tree, clothing collections, outreach to parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized or in nursing home along with a variety of other activities. Some of these activities are seasonal and are advertised in the parish bulletin. Please see the separate section of this booklet on Outreach Ministry for other volunteer opportunities.

Respect Life Ministry

Members organize events to inform parishioners about our church teachings on respecting the life and dignity of the human person. Activities could include: praying the rosary for life, guest speakers on the death penalty, stem cell research or other topics related to Pro-Life ethics.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society's mission is to fulfill the two great Commandments--Iove of God and love of m~ neighbor. They seek out God's needy, both materially and spiritually, and help where and when they can.' Volunteers are needed to arrange clothing, transport furniture and wheelchairs. The St. Vincent de Paul Society is located at 315 East State St.

Social Justice Committee

Catholic Social Teaching shows us that charity and justice are integral to living our lives as Catholics. The Social Justice Committee within our parish supports charitable actions as well as education and support to work for justice in our world.

Women's Support Group

A support group for women in need which helps provide them with personal and spiritual growth which is based in readings from Scripture and other sources.

 

Please contact the parish office for more information on any of the above groups.