Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Tuesday, we offer Eucharistic Adoration from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. During this period of adoration, at least one person must remain in prayer before Christ. Stop in to pray anytime on Tuesdays, but please consider coming for a committed time weekly, bi-monthly, or as an occasional substitute. Scheduled times are usually for an hour. Contact the parish office or Katie Alder.
Time commitment: One hour when your schedule permits.
Contact: Contact: Katie Alder
The Altar Society meets quarterly on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. This group works throughout the year to keep the church clean, hosts fundraisers, and helps to support the sacristans in their job to keep our church ready for prayer.
Time commitment: Quarterly meetings plus special projects as needed.
Contact: Nancy Lazzaroni
The Arimatheans, named after Joseph of Arimathea, attend funerals to represent the parish and guide the families in the responses and protocol of the Mass. The group welcomes new members.
Time commitment: Attend a funeral as your schedule permits.
Contact: Marilyn Brandel
Art & Environment Committee
The Art & Environment Committee meets seasonally to decorate our church for the Liturgical Seasons of the Year. They keep our flowers fresh and watered, and keep our church space prepared to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Help is especially needed before Easter and Christmas. All skill levels are welcome!
Time commitment: About 2 hours each time for decorating, 10 times a year or as your schedule permits.
Contact: Sarah Gray
Communion for the Homebound (NOAH)
No One is Alone at Home. Volunteers bring Communion to people in nursing homes and private homes who cannot get to Mass.
Contact: Lucy Leahy
The Emmaus program is a retreat weekend open to all men and women seeking to grow in their relationship with Christ. The purpose of the weekend is to give adults the opportunity to reflect upon themselves, their relationship with God and their community. SFDS has Spanish and English speaking groups. Watch the bulletin and website for upcoming retreats.
Contact: Parish Office
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
We have a special group of dedicated parishioners who pray for special intentions. Contact us if you would like to be a part of this ministry.
Time commitment: As needed.
Contact: Katie Alder
Liturgical Ministries at Mass
There are many different ministries involved in the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Many ministers are needed at each Mass to ensure our prayer is the best that we can offer to God. Ministry opportunities include: Greeters, Ushers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and Altar Servers. Time commitment: initial training, and then as needed. We can schedule around your schedule! Contact me for more information about each of the Liturgical Ministries and how to get involved.
Contact: Michael Deane, Director of Liturgy and Music
Prayer & Worship Committee
The Prayer & Worship Committee meets seasonally. This group is responsible for all of the different prayer opportunities offered by our parish, and works during the year to keep our parishioners well-informed, and our liturgical ministers up to date on their responsibilities and the sacredness of our prayer together.
Time commitment: As needed.
Contact: Kathleen Murray
The Rosary is prayed Monday – Friday at 6:30 a.m. before the 7:00 a.m. Mass, and on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Church. All are welcome to join us in praying this rich prayer of our Catholic Tradition.
Sacristans are responsible for caring for the Sacristy and making sure everything is ready for our weekend liturgies. Help is often needed to wash the priests’ vestments, the altar server robes, the purificators and altar linens, as well as help to clean and change the candles in church and other various duties throughout the liturgical year.
Time commitment: As needed and as your schedule permits.
Contact: Jeanne McCarron
Shepherds of Christ
Shepherds of Christ is a prayer group which focuses on praying for our priests, the priesthood, and the renewal of the Church and the whole world. Watch the Parish Bulletin for reflections, prayer times, and events. For more information about Shepherds of Christ Associates, visit: http://www.sofc.org/
Contact: Jan McRae