Every parish Pastor and staff wish that its members find their spiritual home welcoming and an important and essential part of their lives. We are God’s children and through our parish life this relationship deepens.
Several years ago the Pope requested all Pastors to reinvigorate the Stewardship concept and directed that the Church’s teachings renew Jesus’ teachings of being a good steward which requires each one of us to care for all of the Father’s creation. And we, you and I, are His greatest creation. “Love one another as I have loved you.” But the additional requirement of being a good steward is service. So some of the activities listed below provide opportunities to serve your parish and one another. And some other activities are provided just for your enjoyment by your attendance. So please look at this list and hopefully find some activity in which you will find a way to serve. For the others, please come and enjoy and greet and meet each other warmly.
TODAY October 7th is our Ministry Fair being held after the Masses. Please come and see what is happening.
MASSES: Usher, Lector, Eucharistic Ministers (Masses, home, hospital, etc.) Choir (youth Grade 3 + and adult) and Altar Servers (any age from Grade 4 and up) Seasonal services as well as daily and weekend Masses
RECTORY: Assist in office duties when necessary (mailings, Sacristan help)
COMMUNITY SUNDAYS: October to June a monthly get together after the 8 and 9:45 Masses when we share donuts, bagels, etc with each other/families
SEASONAL SERVICES: Lent Easter Advent Christmas Crowning of Mary in May November’s Remembrance Mass with following refreshments for families and friends Blessing of pets Fall’s welcome back picnic
SOCIAL CLUB: Meetings to provide entertainment and info for all parishioners once a month from October to June except January and February (bad weather) at 1:00 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Catechists substitutes Hall monitors special needs— Catechists/assistants Confirmation First Communion and Reconciliation Adult Faith Formation (see Jen or Father Derek) special programs
ROSARY DEVOTION: the Rosary is prayed daily after the 9:00 Mass and additional Rosaries are said in October—-the designated month of the Rosary
SPECIAL SPIRITUAL SERVICES: Benediction Holy Days Adoration Prayer Line (for those requesting special prayers) Remembrance book in Church G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together—-Prayer group which meets every Wednesday morning from 10 to 11) Baptisms Marriages Funerals Retreats Sacraments
SOCIAL GATHERINGS: AMY”S Book Club (meets monthly) Pancake Breakfast Palm Path Egg Hunt Breakfast with Santa Men’s Group