Ministries

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CHRISTIAN SERVICE 
Parish Nursing ministers to and addresses the physical needs of all parishioners. This outreach to the parish family happens through health education, health maintenance (flu and blood pressure screening clinics), as well as medical support during Masses and large events.

Food Pantry volunteers help one Friday a month from 10:00 am – noon to assist the needy people in the area by packing up food for them from our food pantry.

LITURGY
Altar Servers
 – This ministry is open to all young people fifth grade and older. Altar servers assist the priests and deacons in the celebration of the Eucharist. A training session is required.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion  assist the priest in offering to the faithful the greatest gift that God can give us, namely, His Son in the Eucharist. Those interested must be registered parishioners, have received the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, and be at least of high school age. New EMHC must attend a training session.

Lectors – These men and women have the incredible opportunity to lend their voice to God to proclaim the Scriptures at Mass. Any Parish member who is a confirmed Catholic of high school age may be commissioned as a lector. A one-time training is required.

EVANGELIZATION & CATECHESIS MINISTRIES

The Alpha Course -Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. It runs in churches, bars, coffee shops and homes all around the globe. Alpha has eleven sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can–but don’t have to–share your thoughts. Alpha is for everyone!

Becoming Catholic (RCIA) – Becoming Catholic provides an opportunity for adults who are interested in becoming a full member of the Catholic Church. This includes those who are not baptized, those baptized in another faith, and Catholics seeking to receive the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation. It is also open to those adults who are seeking a faith renewal.

Parish Library -We are blessed to have at our church a library that provides materials in all formats for individuals to use to gain a greater understanding of their faith. The library is available whenever the office and church are open.

Romeo – Men of the parish meet for breakfast on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 9:00 am at Tina’s Kitchen in Manitou Beach.

Juliet – Women of the parish meet the third Wednesday of each month at Noon. Lunch location is determined by the ladies.

FINANCE COUNCIL

We:

  • approve the annual budget;
  • monitor revenue and expenses;
  • review expenditures in accordance with Diocese of Lansing guidelines;
  • consult with the pastor and leadership team on matters relating to the financial health of the parish.

STEWARDSHIP MINISTRIES
Offertory Counters -This ministry is responsible for collecting and counting our weekend Mass collections.

WORSHIP COMMISSION
This commission is responsible for ensuring that all of our liturgies are celebrated beautifully and reverently for the glory of God.