For more information on any of the ministries, contact the parish office at 419-629-2543.

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ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Members of this ministry promote the ongoing educational and spiritual development of adult parishioners. They work closely with the Pastor to assess the spiritual needs of the wider parish community and then strive to meet these needs through various outreach and programs. 

ADULT SERVERS

Assist the Priest during Mass when youth servers are not able to be present.

ARTS & DESIGN

Members serve the parish in preparing the environment for worship. They are responsible for decorating the church, taking care of the plants and flowers inside  the church, and helping to set up and take down seasonal decorations.

AUDIO/VIDEO COORDINATORS

Members of this ministry record and stream live Masses and other events throughout the year.  This ministry is new in 2018 and actively seeking new members. 

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BAPTISM PREPARATION

Members of this ministry provide information and church requirements for the Sacrament of Baptism. There is an opportunity for parents to come together to discuss the sacrament and its importance in the family life of the Church, as well as the importance of raising their children in the Faith. Baptism Prep Classes are scheduled the second Monday in March, July, and November.  Baptism Prep Classes are required for all first-time parents.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP

Members of this ministry meet to extend prayerful support to those in the parish community who have experienced the loss of a loved one.  This ministry also coordinates the yearly All Souls Mass of Remembrance for all parishioners who have died the past year.

BOOK CLUB

Members meet regularly to share their faith as they discuss a variety of books.  This group normally meets the second Tuesday of each month.

 

BUSY BAKERS

Members bake cookies, treats, and extra dishes for funerals and other various parish functions or events.

 

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CCD CATECHISTS

Our parish offers parishioners the opportunity to provide faith formation to our youth by teaching CCD classes. There is a need for teachers, aides, and substitutes. Training and ongoing support is provided.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD

This ministry provides catechists to proclaim and discuss Sunday readings with the children in grades K-5 during the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays most of the year.

 

CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH (CRHP) / Welcome Weekend

This ministry is a spiritual renewal experience that brings adult parishioners together in small groups to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and each other. Parishioners are invited to take time out to discover, in a casual relaxed atmosphere, how to connect more deeply their Catholic Faith with their daily life.  The name of this ministry was changed to 'Welcome Weekend' in 2017-2018.

COLLECTION COUNTERS

Members count the weekly collection after the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays.  Volunteers will also help count collections for special Masses or Holy Days during the week.

COUPLE'S NIGHT OUT

This ministry plans the yearly 'Couple's Night Out' event (usually held in February).

 

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DIGITAL DISCIPLESHIP COMMITTEE

Members help to promote the Parish through new media technology. This helps all parishioners to stay connected to the Parish and to build a better relationship to Jesus Christ and each other through these new media technologies. 

DONUT SUNDAY

This ministry provides donuts, drinks, and fellowship on Sunday's once a month (except July and August).  This is usually held the second Sunday of each month, but is moved when holidays or other events are scheduled for the second Sunday.  

 

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EDUCATION COMMISSION

Ministry of Teaching This Commission is to assure opportunities for all parishioners to grow in the knowledge of their Catholic Christian faith, and in their desire to be disciples of Jesus. It shall give guidance to the formal education programs, including pre-school, K-12 religious education and faith formation, adult faith formation, and RCIA.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration takes place every Tuesday from 9AM-9PM. Volunteers are needed to sign up for a one-hour commitment to be present to pray.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are special ministers who assist the presider in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. Some of these ministers bring Communion to Elmwood, to the home-bound, and to those in the hospital. Training is provided. 

EVANGELIZATION AND SERVICE COMMISSION

Ministry of Service This Commission is responsible for shaping the parish’s ministry to its own members in need, and its outreach into the larger community and world. Among its concerns shall be: care for the sick, poor, divorced, bereaved, and other parishioners with personal needs. It shall provide outreach to inactive or minimally active Catholics within the parish territory. It will also support the Catholic Church’s domestic and foreign missionary efforts, and be responsible for the development of ecumenical relations both in the local community and beyond. It will promote social justice issues, and cooperate with local service agencies. It will also provide for strong public relations.

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FINANCE COMMITTEE

Members review the financial statement, put together budgets for the parish, and give advice and direction to the Pastor and the Parish Council on financial matters.

FLOWERS AND GARDENING

The primary purpose of this group is to beautify and care for the grounds of the parish. Members take care of all outside plants and flowers and the Mary Statue, help in the parish garden, and water the plants and flowers inside.

FUNERAL LUNCH COMMITTEE

Members order and prepare funeral lunches. They also set up and clean up as a service to families who are celebrating funerals in the church.

FUNERAL VOLUNTEERS

These volunteers help with various ministries for funerals.  When a family is unable to supply family members, these volunteers will fill-in as Adult Servers, Cantors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Organists, Rosary leaders, and Ushers.

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GARAGE SALES HELPERS

This ministry helps with the annual parish garage sales that benefits the CCD program.

GREETERS

This ministry welcomes parishioners before Masses.

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LECTORS

Lectors proclaim the Word of God in the readings at weekday and weekend Masses. Training is provided.

LITURGY COORDINATORS

Members plan and train liturgical ministers for special services. They also provide help at Masses to coordinate Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and altar servers.

LOAVES AND FISHES

Members serve meals to approximately 200 people every other month at a free meal site in Wapakoneta. They prepare the food as well as serve it on the scheduled day.

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MARRIAGE PREPARATION / FOCCUS

This ministry is made of couples from the parish that meet with engaged couples and aid them in discussing married life.

MEN'S NIGHT OUT

This minister plans a men's night out once a year.

MEN’S PRAYER GROUP

Members meet regularly on Saturday mornings to discuss Scripture, share faith, and pray for one another, as well as the needs of the entire Parish.

MUSIC MINISTRIES

Members provide the music for all Church Liturgies. There are many different ways to be a part of this ministry, both vocally or through instrument accompaniment. The Brass Choir provides accompaniment with the use of various brass instruments. Cantors lead the Psalms and other music at liturgical celebrations. The Ensemble is a contemporary choir. The Hand Bell Choir provides accompaniment with brass bells. The Adult Choir sings during Masses

MISSION TEAM

Members are actively involved with churches in Grenada.

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NURSERY

Members provide nursery services during the 10AM Mass on Sunday

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PARISH DIRECTORY

This ministry forms every five years to assist in compiling the parish directory.

PRAYER CIRCLE

This ministry is called when someone is in need of a prayer, they pray for the needs of anyone requesting special prayers.

PROPERTY COMMITTEE

Members oversee the physical condition of the parish buildings, land, and equipment. They aid in the short and long term planning for maintenance, replacement, and expansion.

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RESPECT LIFE

Members work in conjunction with the Minster Respect Life Committee to organize and advocate for all life issues.

ROSARY LEADER

Members lead the Rosary at church.

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SACRISTAN

Members clean liturgical vessels, linens and vestments, and maintain the candles.

SHARING TALENTS

This ministry is made of volunteers willing to help parishioners or community members in need of help such as cleaning, yard work, as well as many other talents to share.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

This ministry is made of trained parishioners who provide one-to-one, confidential, non-judgmental, Christian care to people in crisis or in need of care.

SACRISTAN

Members clean liturgical vessels, linens and vestments, and maintain the candles.

SHARING TALENTS

This ministry is made of volunteers willing to help parishioners or community members in need of help such as cleaning, yard work, as well as many other talents to share.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

This ministry is made of trained parishioners who provide one-to-one, confidential, non-judgmental, Christian care to people in crisis or in need of care.

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TRANSPORTATION (AKA 'THE FRIEND'SHIP''

This ministry provides transportation for parishioners as needed.

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USHER

Members assist with the flow of parishioners entering, during, and when exiting our liturgies, provide worship aids, arrange seating, take up the offering, assist at Communion, and distribute bulletins.

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WELCOMING COMMITTEE

Members reach out and welcome new people in the community who are new members of the parish.

WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT

This ministry plan's the women's night out each year.  This is also known as the mother/daughter/sister/friend event.

WORSHIP AND SPIRITUALITY COMMISSION

Ministry of Sanctification This commission is to assure that the liturgies (Sacraments, Sacramentals, and other Prayer Services) are properly prepared and celebrated with dignity, and that they meet the needs of the people. It shall assure that the various liturgical ministries are functioning and coordinated properly. It shall also assure that the parish’s spiritual renewal is promoted.

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YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

This ministry promotes the ongoing educational and spiritual development of adult parishioners in their 20's and 30's.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Volunteers help with youth ministry that is held for grades 7/8 on Wednesday evenings during the school year and for grades 9-12 on Sunday evenings.  They also help with retreats, activities, and service projects throughout the year.

YOUTH SERVERS

Boys and girls in grades 4 thru 12 assist at the Eucharist. They carry the cross and candles, as well as assist the Presider during Mass.