Ministries

Lectors

Lectors have the privilege and responsibility of proclaiming the Word of the Lord at weekend and Holy Day liturgies.

Musicians 
Music ministers provide music for the weekend masses and special liturgies.

Eucharistic Ministers

These ministers serve at the Lord's table.  They present the body and blood of Christ to the members of the parish.

Acolytes

During mass, the acolytes assist the priest and lead the processions.  They also prepare the altar for the Eucharistic celebration.

Ushers
Ushers assist parishioners with entering the church and finding seating at mass. They facilitate the offertory collection and distribute the weekly bulletin following mass.

Greeters

Serving our parish as a Greeter is a vital ministry of hospitality.  These are the first people to extend warmth and welcome to the parishioners and visitors at the Eucharisitic celebration.

Gift Bearers

These ministers represent the assembly as they present the offertory gifts.

Sacristans

Sacristans prepare the sacramental vessels and linens before and after each mass.

Liturgical Environment

These ministers create a church environment that enhances the Liturgy, according to the season.

Bible Study

Those that participate in the bible study groups each follow unique study formats.  If you are interested in joining a bible study or helping to start another group, please contact the parish office.

Rosary

The rosary is prayed on Tuesday evenings at 5pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the church.

Rosary Makers

As part of an international organization, the rosary makers work individually to make rosaries for missions around the world.

Prayer Chain

This consists of a group of parishioners that pray for those in need.

PARISH HEALTH & WELLNESS

This is a collaboration of healthcare professionals, lay persons and pastoral staff working to facilitate a faith community that is a source of healing and health for all parishioners.  Several ministries fall under this larger ministry:

Prayer Shawl Ministry

These members knit and crochet shawls in the spirit of prayer for anyone experiencing a troubling or happy occasion.

St Gerard Ministry

These ministers provide loving support with meals and prayer for parish families welcoming a new baby into their home.

Meals for the Sick

These parishioners provide meals as needed for those with long term illnesses.

Hospital Visitors

Ministers keep in touch with members of our parish by visiting them while they are hospitalized.

Homebound/Shut-ins

These people minister to the homebound parishioners by visiting and bringing holy communion to them.

Pastoral Council

The primary purpose of the Pastoral Council is to promote pastoral life and ministry of the parish through prayer, study, reflection, planning and goal-setting.

Finance Council

This council assists and advises the pastor concerning the administration of all parish goods within the limits of the Code of Canon Law and applicable civil law.

Baptism Preparation

These ministers help in preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith.

Counters

Counters serve in groups of four on a monthly basis.  They assist in the counting of the offertory collection.

Welcome Ministry

These volunteers serve to welcome and introduce new parishioners to our church and parish ministries through personal contact in accordance with our Parish Mission.

Funeral Luncheons

These ministers provide a luncheon in the Pastoral Life Center following a parishioner's funeral.

Office Ministry

These volunteers assist the office staff as needed, with special mailings, answering phones, preparing bulletins, and other odds and ends.

Social Justice Commission

This group supports a variety of social justice programs in the parish and community.  This included the Guatemala Mission and the De La Salle Blackfeet School in Browning.

Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee looks at ways to increase the awareness and use of what God gave us through time, talent and treasure.

FAITH FORMATION (RE)

Elementary (K-6)

Our goal is to achieve a basic understanding of the Catholic catechism.  Second grade students receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

Junior High (7 & 8)

We continue to instruct and explore the principles and beliefs of the Catholic faith.

High School Youth Group

We provide an environment of fellowship and learning as we prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation which is celebrated every other year in our parish.  There is also on-going bible study and fellowship for those already confirmed.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

We introduce interested adults to the Catholic faith and way of life, using RCIA as the formal process of catechetical instruction.

St Francis Ladies/St Philip Auxiliary

We are Christian fellowship for women of our parish.  As followers of Jesus, we use our gifts and energy to serve our parish and the community.

Knights of Columbus

As a Christian fellowship for men, our goals are to support the parish and build fraternal bonds through social, religious, educational and athletic activities.