Apostolate Fair

The Respect Life Apostolate spreads the Gospel by giving witness to respect for life from conception to natural death by means of peaceful presence of prayer and/or vocal support for human life in situations that disregard human dignity. Among other activities, the Life Apostolate meets each Saturday at 11:00am to pray the Rosary at the Women’s “Health Care” Clinic (abortion clinic) on the corner of General Pershing and Magnolia.  They also maintain a presence at the proposed Planned Parenthood site, and support Archdiocesan policy regarding the site.Altar Servers play a very important role in the liturgy. They are part of the procession, handle incense, help prepare the altar for Mass, aid with baptisms, and help with the sacred vessels. Our parish has a great need for more servers as several of our most dedicated servers have left us for college.

Ushers greet parishioners as they enter the church, assisting those who need help finding a seat and providing information and directions for new visitors to the church.  Ushers are also responsible for taking up and securing the collection.

Special Events Committee committee needs YOU!  If you like to help with meal-based events, you’ll have a great time!  Our busy season is February to June as the committee organizes the St. Joseph Altar (including Cookie Sunday) and the Corpus Christi post-procession lunch; and helps the Knights of Columbus with Lenten Fish Fry Dinners.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) experience the great diversity of the Church, the Body of Christ, when they serve our parish community by assisting the celebrant in sharing the Body and Blood of Our Lord.  They are purposely called extraordinary “ministers” because their service derives from the Eucharistic Ministry of the Priest, and they assist the Priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ.  This is done at Masses with large numbers of people, and also by bringing the Eucharist to those in the hospitals, nursing homes of our parish, as well as those who are homebound.

Adults 18 years and older who have received the three sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation) may serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.