The Parish Finance Council consists of pastoral staff and parishioners appointed by the pastor who meet on a regularly scheduled basis to create the budget for each year, to review the yearly report and to review the on-going fiscal status of the parish.
Second Monday at 7:00pm in the Rectory
in October, December, February, April, June and August.
The Parish Council is composed of lay leaders, some of whom are elected from the Parish as a whole, and some of whom are appointed by the Pastor. Within the Council, oversight and coordination for various Parish ministries is distributed annually to various Council members.
Fourth Monday beginning at 6:40pm with Benediction in the Church. in October, December, February, April, June and August.
The Stewardship Committee works on projects to increase gifts of time, talent, and treasure. It organizes the annual fall fund drive and nurtures year-round stewardship awareness within our parish community.
PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK
If you or a family member wants to receive communion at home on a regular or temporary basis, please call the parish office.
WOMEN OF CHRIST
SACRED HEART ROSARY SOCIETY
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Volunteers set up, serve, clean up, and/or prepare food for luncheons provided after the funeral of a parishioner. Time commitment is minimal because there are several teams who take turns providing the luncheons. Call the Parish Office.
EXTRA ORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Ministers are trained to assist the priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ during Communion and in the purification of the Sacred Vessels after Mass. Many individual's first response when asked to be an Extraordinary Minister is "Oh no, not me, I could never". Usually it is not an issue of competence, but more often, they do not believe they are worthy.
Our faith tells us we were made whole by our baptism and are full heirs with Christ. Who among us has the power to undo what God has done? True, we do need a sense of humility about ourselves. Nevertheless, if we are worthy to receive Communion, we are then also worthy to be Ministers of Holy Communion. This ministry is for Confirmed Catholics, who are at least 18 years old and in good standing with the Church.
The cycle of readings used in liturgy directs us on a journey of faith. Lectors are our storytellers on this journey, proclaiming the scripture in a way that reminds us God's Word is alive here and now. The ministry of Lectors brings the Word of God alive to the assembly. By proclaiming the Word the lector reminds the assembly of God’s love and “rouses” them to do his will.
Time commitment for this ministry includes a brief training session as well as preparation time at home before reading. Lector Workbooks are provided to help you with your preparation. Time for this preparation varies according to a person’s experience, prayerful preparation for this ministry is important. Lectors should also arrive 15 minutes before the celebration of Mass to check the lectionary and to participate in prayer with other ministers of the day’s service.
GREETERS and USHERS
Are you a sociable person? Have you been told that you make others feel welcome in your home? Then we welcome you to join our team of GREETERS who share their gracious talents in welcoming and serving God’s people at liturgy. As part of our Greeter Ministry, you would be asked to come a little early to Mass and greet people as they enter our church. You would also be asked to hand out bulletins at the end of Mass. Families are welcome to join this ministry together!!
Are you good at directing people and organizing groups? Then we welcome you to join our team of USHERS who share their gracious talents in welcoming and serving God’s people at liturgy. As part of our Usher Ministry, you would be asked to help seat people at Mass, take up the collection, and assist at other special liturgical celebrations.