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Evangelization for Adults

RCIA

The Altar Guild is a liturgical ministry whose volunteer members perform “light housekeeping” duties for the Church.

 

Once a month, usually on a Monday or Friday, members work in teams of two or four people to  wash the holy vessels used at Mass, tidy up the pews, crying room, Marian Chapel and balcony, and take inventory of the church candle and wine supplies. Other members carry out their work at home by washing and ironing the small linens used at Mass and the altar servers’ robes. 

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Ministry Contact: Anne Herrick

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Bible and Basketball

This group provides an opportunity for men in the parish to join in exercise, fellowship, and scripture. Leagues are forms at the beginning of each calendar year for weekly play on Thursday nights in the school gym.

 

Occasional pickup games are also held on saturday mornings. 

Ministry Contact: Troy Dueker

Endow

Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) seeks to educate women toward a more profound understanding of their God-given dignity through study in small group communities of faith and friendship around the teaching of Pope John Paul II.

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Ministry Contact: Tamara Jordan

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Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Enrichment offers a monthly time and space for couples to focus on each other privately and be with other like-minded couples. Topics include communication in marriage, living our Catholic faith, and meeting life challenges in the modern world.

Ministry Contact: Bob and Mary Dausch

Marriage Preparation

The Marriage Preparation Ministry strives to provide formation and affirmation through workshops of married couples sharing with engaged couples their experience of a sacramental marriage lived out through their Catholic faith.

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Ministry Contact: Bob and Mary Dausch

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NFP

This groups assist with resources on NFP, which is methods to achieve or postpone pregnancy through the observation of the naturally occurring signs and symptoms of the fertile and infertile phases of a woman's menstrual cycle.  

Ministry Contact: Pam & Sean Tupy

Families of Nazareth

Families of Nazareth is always open to new members who desire to cultivate and expand their interior life and for those who want a deeper conversion of the heart. Inspired by the Gospel, we try to imitate Jesus, who lived thirty years of His earthly life being educated by His Mother and St. Joseph as part of the Holy Family in Nazareth. Our Families of Nazareth formation groups meet on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. We learn to listen to the voice of God as He speaks to us in many ways through Scripture, encyclicals, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, early Church fathers, silence, prayer and spiritual readings. Retreats are also held several times throughout the year.

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Ministry Contact: Ann Marie Eckl