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Pope Francis

Papal

On June 18. 2015 Pope Francis released his encyclical on our common home. The title "Laudato Si" translated is "Praise Be To You" which is taken from the "Canticle of the Creatures", attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. Pope Francis refers to different saints such as St. Francis as well as former popes Pope Benedict and St. John Paul II and others reminding us that care for our common home is not a new idea. What is new is that while much has been written from a scientific point of view, Pope Francis is asking us to consider our home and it's creatures and their care from a spiritual perspective.

Scripture Study

scriptureAdult Faith Formation Scripture Programs are offered on Monday Evenings 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and Wednesday Mornings 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Catholic Study Programs used are based on the preference of the group members and may vary. This year the scripture study group will be using the Little Rock Scripture Study on the Book of Mark. Join us as we reflect and pray with scripture.

 

Lectio Divina

Friday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:30am in the John Bosco Center, room 2, we meet to pray with the following Sunday Gospel. We have adapted Lectio Divina for a group, modifying the structure to provide time for reflection, discussion and prayer. One does not need to be an expert or experienced to participate. Participants come after the 8:30 Mass and spend time chatting before we start. We use Renew International PrayerTime: Faith-Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospel as a resource.
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Lectio Divina is an ancient form of prayer used with scripture or holy reading. Lectio Divina or Divine Reading was used as an individual prayer form by the desert fathers and was also used in monasteries. They were not the first to use this approach, and I daresay that the reason the prayer style continues to be used is because it enhances one's relationship with God. As St. Jerome reminds us "Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ". Through Lectio Divina we see how the scripture is as relevant today as it was in the time of Christ.


There are several steps to Lectio Divina. One always starts and ends with prayer. The steps we use are Lectio, Meditatio, Contemplatio, and Oratio. Below is the format that the group uses.

Lectio Divina adapted for group use at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church:
Come Holy Spirit, Enlighten my mind while I read scripture today. Help me to understand any difficult passages. Show me how what I read applies to my life. Give me the willingness to welcome the Word that I read into my heart and obey it.

LECTIO: Listening with the ear of our heart - First reading of the selected passage slowly and reverently without rushing

Let the words of the Scripture that will be read resound in your heart. Be attentive to the Lord speaking to you personally. After a few moments of silence recall which word, which action, or detail remains with you more vividly and meaningfuly. Say inwardly:

"Thank you Lord for bringing this to my awareness. Your Word is alive for me"

*Share with the group one word, or those few words, or that one action that caught your attention. Share this without comment or background of why it came to you. Simply state it and let another person do the same.

*Brief sharing of what caught one's attention. After a brief silence when it is obvious that all who want to share have shared, go on to Meditatio.

MEDITATIO: Ponder on His Word- Second reading of the same passage slowly, attentively and reverently without rushing.

Allow what surfaced in Lectio to be like a door that opens you deeper to discover personal insights in the Word of God. Ask for the grace to see new connections in the Word of God within the context of your own life. Meditation is like mulling the Word over in your mind so that it begins to descend into your heart, and causes you to reflect about your own life. Share your reflection with the others in the group. As each person shares this may open more insights and this will contribute to a discussion among us.

Everyone will have an opportunity to share if they wish and join the discussion, please allow everyone to share before speaking a second time. No one is required to share.

CONTEMPLATIO: Resting in His Presence - Third reading - commentary or reflection on same passage – using PrayerTime. We have used as the 3rd reading a reflection from PrayerTime. The group finds this approach useful as it deepens our understanding.

This is a time of complete silence. A silence of fullness as one is present to the Lord and surrenders to the silence without effort. Simply rest in God's presence very much like a little child desires to be embraced by mother or father. Closing one's eyes can be of help, so that one can gaze inwardly on the heart and be present. Allow what has transpired thus far in Lectio and Mediation to echo in your heart.

"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46

ORATIO: Conversation with God - Fourth reading of the same passage slowly, attentively and reverently without rushing. A time of silence to allow each participant to speak directly to the Lord. All is addressed personally to the Lord with no group discussion.

Oratio is speaking directly to the Lord. Use the personal pronoun "You" in speaking directly to Jesus, the Father, or the Holy Spirit. Offer: Praise, thanksgiving, petition. There may be more silence within this stage because the words come more from your heart. Silence aids in finding the words to address the Lord. The spoken prayer can be very short, or it can extend to several sentences but it should not be overly long. You may desire to pray again after others pray.

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

The group remains silent for a time – possibly about 5 minutes or so.

Each person may share a short prayer, a word, a concern ,or a question as prayer. Please do not start a discussion with each other during prayer.

The group ends praying the St. Francis Prayer, Our Father, Hail Mary & Glory Be together.

This format can be used at home, alone or with a group. All are welcome to join us Friday morning. Check bulletin for schedule changes, we usually meet weekly during the fall/winter months and switch to monthly during the summer. 

Volunteer Position    

Volunteer opportunities include welcoming participants, setting out materials for use during group, keeping track of attendance and coordinating snacks for fellowship.

Required of the Volunteer   Preparation for the session by reading materials beforehand.
Experience Necessary   Helpful but not necessary.
Training Required   2 hour class for those who wish to facilitate.
When is Training   Scheduled as needed.
Time Commitment   2 hours weekly plus 1 hour prep time.
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Living Your Faith

maryFaith is a journey that starts with God's call to each one of us. We experience God in the every day activities of our lives as we live out our Baptismal call to be priest, prophet and king (Catechism of the Catholic Church{CCC}, paragraphs 783-786).

The primary source of learning about our faith is the Mass, the Source and Summit of Catholic Christian Life. Our faith is nurtured and grows in the community of believers (CCC, p. 1253).

During the Year of Faith, Liturgy and Faith Formation Ministries collaborated to bring you teaching about the Mass. Four articles were printed in the bulletin and focused on in the homilies by our priests celebrating Mass. Copies of these articles can be found below. Also included is an article which provides the scriptural basis for the prayers in the Mass, reminding us that the observation that Catholics do not use the bible or scripture is unfounded. Source: compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

There are a number of opportunities to learn about your faith here at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church. We have Scripture Study, talks by visiting priests and others (check your bulletin for scheduling of events), and Opening Up the Catechism with associate pastor Father Frank Lubowa.

Opening Up the Catechism meets weekly on Tuesday evenings. Each week Father Frank addresses a different topic from the Catechism. Using the Bible and Church Documents, Father Frank answers questions about faith and helps those who attend to gain understanding about their faith and how to live as a Catholic Christian. Check the bulletin for times and schedule changes.

There are also opportunities to complete your sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) in the RCIA program. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for those who have not been baptized or baptized as Catholic or in another Christian Faith but need to be prepared to receive the sacraments. Those who have received baptism and Eucharist in the Catholic Church but who have not yet received Confirmation have a separate program which is based on each individual's needs.

If you have been away from the Church or just want to know more about your faith we have opportunities for you to nurture and deepen your faith. If you have questions please call 1a0e0bc6e90e1b18090ec6f50c0c0f090bc6071ac6ddd8ddd4ddd8dcd4dedaddddc6 tFRLYifWe3ZMpJg8zHGKKsPe65VKZJnR caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page. . We also have a blog called Living your Faith that will have updates on events in the parish or tools for nourishing your faith.

Karen Heaphy is the Pastoral Associate for Lifelong Faith Formation and Pastoral Care and welcomes your inquiries about faith formation opportunities in the parish.

 

Mass Teaching Articles

Gathering Rites

Liturgy of the Word

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Scriptural Texts

Small Faith Communities

SmallGroupsSmall Faith Communities are made up of individuals and families of all ages who meet in small groups in their homes to share their faith and to pray together.  Jesus invites all of us "To Come and See" the exciting possibilities of a Small Christian Sharing Community.

Communities support each other during good and tough times.  Groups meet regularly at times that are convenient of them. Please consider joining or starting a group.  

Volunteer Positions     Group Leader and/or Hosts
Required of the Volunteer   Use of the their home, class preparation, 1 hour meeting.
Experience Necessary   Helpful, but not necessary.
Training Required   Periodic morning or evening sessions.
When is Training   Scheduled as needed for new ministers.
Time Commitment   2 hours per month, plus whatever outreach may be chosen by the group.
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Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute (LPMI)

LPMI Logo 3 236x270So often, people ask how they might grow in their faith. In response to this searching, Bishop Lynch initiated the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute. The LPMI is a four-year program: an informal year of discernment and three years of formal academic training and spiritual growth.

The initial segment of the program, the Year of Discernment, consists of eight Saturday sessions from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The classes meet at Christ the King Parish, located at 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa. Classes begin on September 12, 2015 and continue once monthly through April 2016.

The Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute of the Diocese of St. Petersburg provides education and formation for laity in the Catholic faith. The program is designed to enhance personal faith and develop intellectual aptitude to enrich personal ministry. Over the past 14 years, Bishop Lynch has formally commissioned 330 graduates of the LPMI program. New LPMI classes begin September 12, 2015. For more information about the LPMI program, contact Dale Brown at dpb@dosp.org or call 727-344-1611, ext. 5458. Program brochures and registration forms are available on our website: http://dosp.org/lpmi/

Class studies include: Intro to Theology, Spirituality, Liturgy, Catholic Social Teaching and more. To speak with someone about the LPMI program, contact Dale Brown at dpb@dosp.org or call 727-344-1611, ext. 5458.

Registrations are due in the LPMI office no later than September 8, 2015. The Ministry Formation Program offered by the Diocese of St. Petersburg Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute is accredited by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation.

 

Youth Ministry

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Emmaus Team: A group of high school students (from
ninth grade and up) who serve as a leadership team
to walk with the middle school group on "The Way,"
as well as, grow closer in their own personal relationship with God.


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The Way: A group helping to bring middle school students
closer to God through group activities with peers, fun games,
interesting talks, service work and much more.






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Religious Education and Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation

Preparation for children receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation is provided by the Religious Education Office.

Prayer For Children

  • Reconciliation and First Holy Communion preparation begins during the second grade year. First Reconciliation sessions start in mid-Novermber and the sacrament will take place in January. Then First Holy Communion sessions occur between February and May.
  • The Confimation preparation sessions begin in October of the eighth grade year. 
  • During the month of September, parents will receive a mailed letter about the first meeting.
  • Confirmation students are required to attend one preparation session per month between October and June, one retreat, and spiritual and service hours which will be outlined during the first meeting. 

 

The Diocese of St. Petersburg requires that students be enrolled in Religious Education classes for two years prior to receiving a sacrament. Please call our office at 727.812.4656 if we can help you get your child enrolled in classes.

 

Confirmation

 

Catechist Corner

 

Dare to be a Disciple

Religious Education Handbook - "Encountering the Living Christ"

A useful guide in your role as catechist at Espiritu Santo Catholic Chuch.  This handbook contains information on the various catechetical roles, guidelines, policies, parent guidelines, the Safe Environment Program (SEP), catechist certification, curriculum, and classroom resources.

Section 1:  Catechesis, Roles, Policies, Guidelines, School Map

Section 2:  Religious Education Parent Handbook

Section 3:  Diocesan Safe Environment Program, Code of Conduct, and Harassment Policy

Section 4:  Catechist Certification, Teaching Tips, Games, and Prayers

Section 5:  Curriculum Guidelines by Grade Level

Section 6:  Classroom Resources

 

Helpful Resources:

 

Online Catechism

Daily Readings, Bible, & articles from the US Bishops

Catechist Magazine

Review Games, Activity Finder, & Blog links

Religious Education

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Welcome! We'd love to have you join us for Religious Education classes.

Classes are for children not enrolled in a Catholic school. The role of the program is to assist families in teaching their youth about our Catholic faith by: providing opportunities for family development in knowing Jesus Christ, building a relationship with God and others, and living a moral and Christian lifestyle.

Registration for Returning Families

Print Form - Form can be printed out and filled in and mailed with a check to the Religious Education Office.

Registration Print Form for New Families - Form can be printed out and filled in and mailed with a check to the Religious Education Office.

 

Classes are held at the parish's Education Center and are available for Grades K-8.  Please feel free to contact our office if we can be of assistance in any way: 727.812.4656

We have several different options this year as far as the religious education of your children. We are offering limited availability in our new Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program on Sunday morning and Monday afternoon/evening. This program uses the Montessori method to bring children into a relationship with Jesus through work in an atrium environment. The environment supports their growth in learning about Jesus through hands on materials and the use of bible stories. Our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atriums are in the back of the John Bosco Center.  More information can be found online at www.cgsusa.org.

Dare to be a Disciple

Class Days and Times:

  • Monday: Grades 1-8 from 6:15 pm -7:30 pm
  • Monday: Ages 3-5 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I
  • Monday: Ages - 6-8 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level II
  • Tuesday: Grades 1-8 from 6:15 pm -7:30 pm
  • Sunday: Grades K-8 10:15 am - 11:30 am
  • Sunday: Ages 18mos-3 8:30 am - 11:30 am (variable) Toddler Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Sunday: Ages 3-5 from 8:30 am - 9:45 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I
  • Sunday: Ages 3-5 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I
  • Sunday: Ages 6-8 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level II

Sacramental preparation is through our office but is a stand-alone program for both Catholic school students and RE students.

   

 

 

Check out our Parent's Page & Catechist Corner

 

 

Many volunteer ministry opportunities are available within the Religious Education Office:

Volunteer Position     Catechist
Required of the Volunteer   Catechists in the Religious Education program are called to herald the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ through weekly instruction of a classroom of students. Using the materials and resources provided to plan lessons in advance, catechists should form their students in the Catholic tradition through its rich resources of doctrine, scripture, liturgy and prayer.
Experience Necessary   No
Training Required   No, but attending Catechist Certification classes is highly encouraged.
When is Training   Modules are usually offered throughout the year at various times and at various parishes.
Time Commitment   Weekly during the school year.
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Volunteer Position     Catechist’s Assistant
Required of the Volunteer   Assistants aid Catechists in various ways. From taking attendance to setting up the classroom, helping the teacher with group discussions, and aiding hands-on learning activities, Assistants proclaim the gospel through their display of the divine virtue of caritas.
Experience Necessary   No
Training Required   No
Time Commitment   Weekly during the school year.
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Volunteer Position     Office Clerk
Required of the Volunteer   Answering and making phone calls, helping with various projects such as cutting, stapling, filing, addressing envelopes, sending letters, making copies, and helping with special events.
Time Commitment   Weekly during the school year.
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Many Resources are available in the Religious Education offices, including games, art supplies, posters, charts, maps and audio/video offerings. Diocesan services include Catechist Training and an audio/video library. Contact 2c486d2c747e7172492e796d7578807b46717878717a4c717f7c757e7580817f6d7a807b3a6f6f2e4a517878717a2c567b7a717f483b6d4a2c6d802c433e433a443d3e3a404241422c NWq3Yq1rwDkUkOhkbyYd6aosCU8EmYb caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page. concerning any other inquiries.

Our Calling as Parents

"God's love is communicated to infants and young children primarily through parents." 

Parents are catechists precisely because they are parents.  Their roles in the formation of Christian values in their children is irreplaceable.  They "should speak naturally and simply about God and their faith, as they do about other matters they want their children to understand and appreciate.

Parents are also the most effective catechists of prayer for their young children.  They know what their children are capable of understanding and can easily teach their children basic prayer and the fundamental attitude of prayer.  By praying frequently with their children at special moments during the day and especially by praying with them at they Sunday Eucharist, parents introduce children into the prayer life of the Church. 1thebodyofChrist

By incorporating prayer into everyday family experiences, parents teach their children by example.  Their witness encourages their children to call upon God as their Father who loves and protects them; to look to Jesus, their Savior and brother, who leads them to the Father; and to acknowledge the presence of the Holy Spirit, who dwells within their hearts. 

Children ordinarily enjoy listening to their parents read to them and tell them stories.  Reading stories from Sacred Scripture combines both these simple activities.  Just as children learn their family histories through stories told by their parents, they learn about the Catholic faith as their parents introduce them to the person of Jesus and the beauty of the word of God and tell them the story of Mary, the Mother of God, aswell as of the lives of the saints.

 -National Directory for Catechesis (48E)

 

Family Resources:

Parent's Handbook for Religious Education 2017/2018

Parent/Student Handbook Signoff Sheet 2017/2018

Promotional Media Release Form

Parent's Calendar 2017/2018

Prayers by Grade Level

How to Pray the Rosary

Praying as a Family

Family, Faith and Fun

A Call to Faith- More Actitivities  

Espiritu Santo Catholic School

Cheerleaders-smallerNestled in beautiful Safety Harbor, Florida, Espiritu Santo Catholic School provides excellence in education for over 400 students in Pre-K through 8th grade. The Espiritu Santo community believes in the unique gifts of every child. Students of all faiths grow as learners and leaders in our Christ-centered environment. At ESCS, each student is challenged to reach his or her academic potential, encouraged to explore their faith, and inspired through service to act as reflections of Christ for the world.

Interested in Catholic education for your student? Contact the School Office to arrange a tour: 727.812.4650

Learn more about our parish school on our school website:  www.escschool.org.

Religious Education Volunteers

Many volunteer ministry opportunities are available within the Religious Education Office:

Volunteer Position     Catechist
Required of the Volunteer   Catechists in the Religious Education program are called to herald the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ through weekly instruction of a classroom of students. Using the materials and resources provided to plan lessons in advance, catechists should form their students in the Catholic tradition through its rich resources of doctrine, scripture, liturgy and prayer.
Experience Necessary   No
Training Required   No, but attending Catechist Certification classes is highly encouraged.
When is Training   Modules are usually offered throughout the year at various times and at various parishes.
Time Commitment   Weekly during the school year.
Contact   83a867afb9acad8469b4a8b0b3bbb681acb3b3acb587acbab7b0b9b0bbbcbaa8b5bbb675aaaa69858cb3b3acb56791b6b5acba8376a88573678bb0b9acaabbb6b967b6ad6799acb3b0aeb0b6bcba678cabbcaaa8bbb0b6b573679aaaafb6b6b36789bcb0b3abb0b5ae73677e797e757f7879757b7d7c7d75 KNOIv1PVpHholq1WNdolHdyyJ6rkkVY3 caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.

 

Volunteer Position     Catechist’s Assistant
Required of the Volunteer   Assistants aid Catechists in various ways. From taking attendance to setting up the classroom, helping the teacher with group discussions, and aiding hands-on learning activities, Assistants proclaim the gospel through their display of the divine virtue of caritas.
Experience Necessary   No
Training Required   No
Time Commitment   Weekly during the school year.
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Volunteer Position     Office Clerk
Required of the Volunteer   Answering and making phone calls, helping with various projects such as cutting, stapling, filing, addressing envelopes, sending letters, making copies, and helping with special events.
Time Commitment   Weekly during the school year.
Contact   {obfuscate}Ellen Jones, Director of Religious Education, School Building 727.812.4656.{/obfuscate}

 

Many Resources are available in the Religious Education offices, including games, art supplies, posters, charts, maps and audio/video offerings. Diocesan services include Catechist Training and an audio/video library. Contact{obfuscate} Ellen Jones at 727.812.4656 {/obfuscate}concerning any other inquiries.

Youth of Espiritu Santo (YES)

YouthHigh School and Middle School Life Teen Ministries

The mission of the Youth Ministry program at Espiritu Santo is to bring teens together in an environment that will foster positive relationships with each other, to help them see where God is in our day-to-day life, and to bring them closer to Jesus through the sacraments and provide opportunities to serve God’s people through service.

When and where do we meet?
Edge Middle School teens will meet on Tuesdays from 6:15pm - 7:30 pm in Padua Hall along with the Religious Education students and the Life-Teen High School
youth will meet in the John Bosco Center. Each group will  experience the Living Word in their own lives. We hope to provide a comfortable, fun-filled atmosphere where teens can express their faith with friends and family.

Events and Activities
Rock the Universe, Night of Joy, Fall and/or Spring Retreats for high school students, fall retreat for middle school, helping at Pinellas hope, fun outings like bowling, Word on the Water and cook-outs, etc.

Volunteer Positions needed:
The youth ministry program is in need of you and your assistance. These positions include: core team members, chaperones, meal ministers, prayer partners, and possibly administrative assistants, etc.

Volunteer Position     Core Team Member
Required of the Volunteer   This commitment will involve being present at our Sunday night Lifeteen meetings, and or Tuesday night Edge meetings as well as Core Team planning meetings. The Core team is a group of volunteers that assist the youth minister with the planning and execution of the Life Nights. Their biggest role is to be present to our teens, and mentor them in their faith journey.
Experience Necessary   No
Training Required  

First, we need to have two things completed through the Diocese of St. Petersburg.

  1. Level II Background Check (Fingerprinting needs to be scheduled online at www.dosp.org.
  2. Safe Environment Program Training (scheduled as necessary). SEP Training Information
When is Training   Scheduled as necessary.
Time Commitment   Sunday night after Life Teen Mass until 8:00 pm or Tuesday night Edge from 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm.The Core Team Planning Meetings as necessary.
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Chaperone for youth events: Occasionally we will need parent volunteers to help drive and or chaperone youth group events. All chaperones must meet with the youth minister prior to the trip, as well as have all Safe Environment Training and background screening.

Meal Ministry: In order to establish a family-like atmosphere, we are providing our teens with a meal every Sunday night. We are in need of volunteers to cook or provide monetary donations for our meal and snack program.

Prayer Partners: We are in need of prayers for our young people. Prayer is the one gift that all of our parishioners can give to our youth. They are facing many obstacles in their lives, and they are in need of your help. Please consider praying for our youth.

Administrative Assistants: If you like to help with office work including making phone calls, and helping with all of the details for the youth ministry planning, your help is needed during the week.

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I invite you to become a part of our Parish Youth Ministry program. I look forward to working with you. May the love and peace of Christ be with you and your family.

The future of the world is in your hands: Let us sow the seeds and watch them grow, to see what blessings they can produce.

Resurrection Singers

ResSingersThe Resurrection Singers are vocalists who share their gift of music with the assembly gathered to celebrate the life of a deceased loved one. The choir's presence at Funerals and Memorial Masses will encourage the assembly to participate more fully in the celebration of the liturgy and, as members of the parish community, offer comfort and healing to those who are grieving.



 

Volunteer Position     Music Minister/Vocalist
Required of the Volunteer   Ability to sing, compassion for the grieving.
Experience Necessary   Previous choral experience is preferred, but not required.
Training Required   Training/Rehearsals will be scheduled as needed to learn and/or review music.
Time Commitment:   1-2 hours/funeral.  Choir will gather 30 minutes prior to funeral to warm-up and review music selections.  Music Ministers will not be expected to sing at every funeral.
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Funeral Ministry

funeralliaisonFuneral Ministry offers support, prayers and guidance to grieving families who wish to prepare a personalized funeral for a loved one. The volunteer meets with the family, usually at the church, to plan the Mass.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Position     Funeral Minister
Required of Volunteer   Sensitivity and compassion for the grieving; comfortable interaction with those who are experiencing a loss; a sense of the healing powers of scriptures and music selected for a funeral liturgy; available during the day and, if needed, on a weekend.
Experience Necessary   No
Training Required   2 two-hour sessions.
When is Training   Scheduled as needed.
Time Commitment   Flexible. 1-2 hours when called to help; teams rotate.
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Intercessions

Intercessions committee meets weekly so that writers can prepare intercessions for upcoming weekend Masses, Holy Days, Civic Holidays, and other special celebrations to include current needs.

Volunteer Position     Intercession Committee Member
Required of the Volunteer Practicing Catholic, registered parishioner. A strong prayer life; good understanding of Scripture; love for and willingness to reflect on Scripture, and strong writing skills. Computer skills are a plus, but not required.
Experience Necessary No
Training Required Participation in the process.
Time Commitment Attendance at meetings, scheduled according to group need. Weekly personal prayer time spent in reflection on upcoming Sunday or feast day scripture readings.
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    Liturgical Environment

    Liturgical Environment Committee ministers maintain and create the physical environment surrounding the Mass and liturgical events to enhance the worship experience.

    • Volunteer Position: Many opportunities with various ministry teams.
    • Required of volunteer: Must be a Registered parishioner and have a desire to serve the Lord and our faith community.
    • Ministry Teams: Alcove candles, chapel care, holy water fonts, linens, misallettes, peew racks, plant care and vessel cleaning..
    • Experience necessary: No
    • Training required: No
    • Time commitment: All ministers are required to attend one meeting a year and an annual workshop. Time required will vary for each ministry.
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    Ministers of Hospitality

    HospitalityMinisters of Hospitality are men, women, teens and children of all ages who welcome and host weekend Masses as well as Holy Day Masses, Civic Holiday Masses and special occasions. These ministers create a welcoming and prayerful atmosphere for worship. They greet and seat people in a caring and orderly manner while assisting those with special needs. They also direct Communion lines with reverent attention and assist with the Offertory Collection. Seasonal ministers are always needed.

    Volunteer Position     Minister of Hospitality
    Required of the Volunteer   Registered parishioner who exhibits characteristics of hospitality.
    Experience Necessary   No
    Training Required   One workshop.
    When is Training   Scheduled as needed.
    Time Commitment   Serve at same Mass every 3 weeks or more frequently. Willingness to volunteer for Masses celebrating special events as able. Required to attend an annual workshop.
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    Life Teen Band at the 5:00 pm Sunday Mass

    This worship band comprises singers and instrumentalists, from middle school up to adult, who provide music at the 5:00 pm Sunday Life Teen Mass. You must be very proficient with your instrument or vocals. Other activities include Outreach Concerts, full weekend retreats and other music events.  Contact e9052ae9313b2e2f06eb362a32353d3803332e2f2f092e3c39323b323d3e3c2a373d38f72c2ceb07132e2f2fe90f323d432c312a3b352e3c05f82a07e92a3de93d312ee9192a3b323c31e9182f2f322c2ee900fb00f700fbfff701fd0000e941fcf9ff WQwkdqPVzjVQCpjfc9xfCnjdc4kKlvGG caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page. .

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