BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
Cub Scouting is a year-round family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program designed for boys who are in the first through fifth grade. Parents, adult leaders, and chartering organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting, including character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, personal achievement, and preparation for Boy Scouts, among others.
For information about Cub Scouts, contact Jocko Langlois at [email protected]
Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential, relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect, develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making, and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
For more information on Girl Scouts, contact Erin Nagy at [email protected]
The Bereavement Ministry is a quiet ministry in our parish. Some team members have assisted grieving families by offering closing prayers at the funeral home prior to the funeral Mass at church.
This has been on hold during COVID. Others now are offering written support to families after the death of a loved one and maintain contact with them for one year. Cards and leaflets are also sent when appropriate. We are involved in the All Souls' Day Mass of Remembrance and before the pandemic, have sponsored a light breakfast following. There are three or four short meetings during the year.
If you would like to become a member of this rewarding, very flexible ministry, contact the Parish Office or Em Romer at [email protected]
HUMAN LIFE COMMITTEE
The Human Life Committee’s mission is to uphold the "Right to Life" of all peoples in all stages of life and communicate to parishioners the true teaching of the Catholic Church in regards to the sanctity of all human life. This ministry is open to all members of the parish. It meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the parish office conference room.
Some of the activities that the Human Life committee sponsors include gathering signatures for the Right to Life newspaper ad (January), Carnation Sale and Rosary for the Unborn (Mother’s Day), and the Gospel of Life Mass and rosary (second Sunday in October).
THE HOLY NAME SOCIETY
The Holy Name Society provides assistance to the pastor and parish in a supportive role. This ministry provides the parish breakfast on the second Sunday of the month (excluding June, July, and August) and provides the senior graduation breakfast. This ministry is open to Catholic males 18 years of age and older.
"NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE" MINISTERIO HISPANO
"OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE" HISPANIC MINISTRY
A través de la experiencia personal y comunitaria con Nuestra Madre, La Virgen Santa María, tener un encuentro Vivo con Jesús con las tradiciones y costumbres de la Iglesia Hispana y del continente Americano; integrando culturas, que enriquecen la relación con Dios. A través de la oración y la convivencia.
Actividades: Misa y confesiones en Español. Rezo del Rosario y reflexión en la Palabra de Dios, bilingüe; Celebración del día de la Guadalupana, Posadas...entre otros.
Though the personal and in community experience with Our Mother, Holy Virgin Mary, We experience a living encounter with Jesus, following the traditions of the Hispanic Church in the Americas, joining cultures to enrich our relationship with God through prayer and gathering.
Activities: Spanish Mass and reconciliation, Pray the rosary and reflect in the Holy scripture (bilingual). Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast, Las Posadas (Advent preparation)...among others.
Please contact Deacon Armando Gonzalez at [email protected] for more information.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
We are Leo Council 957; In service To One, In Service To All.
From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action.
Membership is open to the men 18 years of age and a practicing Catholic.
Meetings are currently held remotely, and once a month, with the Rosary recited at 7:00 pm and meeting beginning at 7:30 pm.
Learn more at www.kofc.org
The Leo Councilettes join with the members of the Knights of Columbus Leo Council to be of service to the church through social and spiritual activities. If you are a wife, a widowed mother, an unmarried sister, 18 or over, or a daughter of a Knights of Columbus Leo Council member in good standing, and want to be a part of the Councilettes, please contact Carol Cairns at [email protected]
WARM CAP PROJECT
This ministry makes homemade items that are donated to organizations in our county who help those in need. Hats, scarves, and gloves are made by knitting, crocheting, or even sewn fleece. Everyone is welcome to join this ministry, no experience is necessary.
For further detailed information, please contact Karen Bjorksten via email at [email protected] You can even find us on Facebook at Warm Cap Project.