Ministries

Altar Society

The Altar Society cares for our church by preparation for the celebration of the liturgy. This work is done on a weekly basis, alternating Friday and Saturday.  The Altar Society meets on the third Friday of each month, September through May, in the Rectory at noon for a luncheon followed by a business meeting. Membership is open to everyone. All living and deceased members are remembered in a monthly Mass.

 

Finance Council

In order to “aid the pastor in the administration of parish goods,” the Code of Canon Law(1983) calls for the establishment of finance councils in each parish. Parish finance councils are consultative by nature. The council has as its proper role the gathering of needed information for informed decision making regarding the financial administration of the parish. The pastor appoints members of the finance council.

 

Ministry to Sick and Homebound

Community members visit the homebound of our parish and those who are in hospitals and nursing homes. There is always a need for more ministers. Training and support is available for anyone interested.

 

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council assists and advises the pastor in planning, implementation and evaluation of parish programs. Pastoral Councils are consultative by nature. The proper activity of the Pastoral Council is the gathering of needed information for informed decision

 

S.M.I.L.E.

This group is an organization of members of the parish who are 50+ years of age. They share social and spiritual support with one another. A monthly Mass is celebrated for all members. This group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month for breakfast.

 

St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic lay organization that offers person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. They are united by a spirit of poverty, humility and sharing. The St. Michael Chapter provides a food pantry on Saturday mornings (excluding holiday weekends) and other services as needed when able.

 

PRE (Religious Education)

Classes are held weekly, September through May. Registration is held in August. Watch the church bulletin for details.

 

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the readings at the liturgy. They must have the skills needed to proclaim the readings, must be confirmed, be trained and be a living witness to their faith.