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Ministries

Liturgical Ministries

Description: The proper celebration of the Eucharist requires the involvement of many people, notably lectors and extraordinary ministers of communion. Persons interested in these public ministries need to discern their suitability with the pastor. Ministers of
communion must be approved by the Bishop.                                   

Altar Servers

Description: Assist the celebrant at weekend and weekday Masses. Ages 7 thru adult; the sacrament of First Holy Communion is a pre-requisite.

Altar Server–Master of Ceremonies

Description: Assist the celebrant during
weekend Masses and special liturgies.
Volunteers should be high s

Sacristan

Description: Maintenance of altar cloths
used in the preparation of the altar for
Holy Mass and other liturgical celebrations.
Duties include washing, starching, ironing,
sewing, wax removal and light cleaning.

Eucharistic Adoration

Description: Pray before the Blessed
Sacrament in the chapel on Saturday mornings, First Tuesday, First Friday and other times as designated.

Greeters

Description: Be at the doors of the church
to offer a friendly welcoming presence to
those coming to worship, distribute bulletins and answer any questions they may have or direct them to the appropriate resource. Children are welcome to assist with parental supervision.

Music Ministry

Description: Sing at weekend Masses and Liturgical celebrations, accompanied by
organ. An audition, regular rehearsal, and practices are required. 

Pastoral Care

Eucharist to the Homebound

Description: Bring Eucharist to our
homebound parishioners. 

Prayer Line

Description: Pray for the many needs of those who contact us with prayer requests.

Fundraising

Description: This mission is to provide for debt reduction and any Special Projects as our parish grows. We are looking for new ideas that are fun and help build community.

Comfort Shawl Ministry

Description: Apply your talent to knitting or crocheting shawls for the homebound and hospitalized.

Seniors Group

Description: Gather with other senior in the parish every other Tuesday morning for fellowship. Field trips and presentations are regularly scheduled.

“Gardening Angels”

Description: Responsible for beautifying the grounds during the spring and summer months, planting and watering flowers, weeding, mulching.

Spirit of Elijah, Lay Apostolate

Description: Members gather for charismatic prayer and praise in the chapel for refreshment, healing and renewal. As part of the New Evangelization effort, this provides participants an opportunity to open their hearts to the wonder of God and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Individual prayer is offered at the end of the evening.

Mom To Mom Group

Description: Mom To Mom is a biblically-based parenting program designed to be both encouraging and instructional for moms who want to provide a home which has its foundation in Christ and the Catholic Church. Parenting and mothering is the most important function and privilege we have in life.  More

Pastoral Council

Description: The council is a visioning and planning body of parishioners who foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the church. In consultation with the Rector, the Pastoral Council actively listens to and identifies the needs and concerns of the people and develops a parish pastoral plan to respond to these needs. Council members are appointed by the Rector.

Knights of Columbus Council #92

Description: Catholic men committed to church, community, family and youth, and in particular prayer for the unborn. More information can be obtained on national and state websites.

Daughters of Isabella

Description: Catholic women committed to church, community, family and youth. More information can be obtained on national and state websites.

Parish Life Social Committee

Description: Help coordinate social events that bolster the sense of community in our parish, such as annual parish picnic, Saint Patrick’s Day Dinner, occasional Saturday evening dinners and Sunday morning breakfasts.

Sunday Morning Hospitality

Description: Set up and serve refreshments following the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses.

Respect Life

Description: This group addresses various issues with respect for life, as well as responsibility for awareness within the parish and coordination of “Respect Life” activities throughout the year, e.g., Mother’s Day Flower Sale for Birthright, October Baby Shower for Our Place, and Respect Life Sunday celebration within the Parish.

Respect Life Ministry Page

Giving Tree

Description: Names are received from local social service agencies with wish lists for needy families at Christmas. The items requested are labeled with paper ornaments and hung on a Christmas tree in the vestibule of the church. Parishioners purchase the items, return them and they are delivered to the appropriate agency for distribution.

Brown Bag Sunday

Description: The third weekend of the month is Brown Bag Sunday. Parishioners are asked to bring donations of non-perishable items to the vestibule of the church before Mass. Food must be carried to a central location, loaded into cars and delivered to the New Horizons for New Hampshire.

Cathedral Outreach

Description: Men and women of the parish dedicated to the needs of the poor and underprivileged. A food pantry is open every Tuesday.
 

Faith Formation

Catechists and Catechetical Assistants

Description: Catechists and classroom assistants are adults who help foster relationship with and knowledge of Jesus Christ in the minds and hearts of children. Catechists teach children the traditions and doctrines of the Catholic faith. They are called to be living witnesses to the faith through regular participation in the sacramental and liturgical life of the church. Catechists must be Catholics in good standing with the church.

RCIA Adapted for Children

Description: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adapted for Children is the process whereby children seven years of age or older, who have not been baptized or who have been baptized but not prepared for Eucharist, are prepared for the Sacraments of Initiation.
 

Children’s Ministries Note:

Catechists and their helpers, assistants and substitutes, who regularly interact with children, are required to undergo screening in accordance with the Safe Environment policies and procedures of the Diocese of Manchester. Among other things, this requires prompt attendance at a two-hour “Protecting God’s Children” workshop or taking the online training, a state criminal records check, and screening against the national sex offender registry.

Adult Faith Formation Team

Description: To develop adult faith formation experiences and opportunities, fostering and nurturing a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ. Team members embrace and strive to fulfull the Church's vision of ongoing catechesis for all members of the Body of Christ, as set in the broader context of the Church's mission of Evangeliztion.

RCIA Team

Description: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which adults become members of the Catholic Church. There are a variety of opportunities listed below to share this journey with those seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith.

Coming Home to Catholicism

Description: A seven-week outreach program to inactive and alienated Catholics, who have been turned off or turned away and want to take another look at the Catholic Church. Team members are all Catholics who have left the practice of the faith at some point in their lives and have decided to reconnect with Jesus Christ though the Catholic faith.

Parish Administration

Description: Helpers are needed periodically in the parish office to assist with collating and mailings/bulletin support Faith Formation Clerical Support.

 

 

Ministry Schedule


December 2016

January 2017

February 2017

Ministry Availability Sheet


Availability Sheet March-April 2017

 

 

 

 

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