For more information on any of the ministries, contact the parish office at 419-629-2543.
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.
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.
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.
Members of this ministry meet to extend prayerful support to those in the parish community who have experienced the loss of a loved one.
Members meet regularly to share their faith as they discuss a variety of books.
Members bake cookies, treats, and extra dishes for funerals and other various parish functions or events.
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 10AM Mass on Sunday.
CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH (CRHP)
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.
Members count the weekly collection after the 10AM Mass on Sundays.
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.
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 takes place every Tuesday from 9AM-9PM. Volunteers are needed to sign up for a one-hour commitment to be present to pray.
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 the homebound and 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.
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.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God in the readings at weekday and weekend Masses. Training is provided.
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.
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.
Members are actively involved with churches in Grenada.
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
Members provide nursery services during the 10AM Mass on Sunday
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.
Members work in conjunction with the Minster Respect Life Committee to organize and advocate for all life issues.
Members lead the Rosary at church.
Members clean liturgical vessels, linens and vestments, and maintain the candles.
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.
Members greet people at the doors before all of the Masses at church.
WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS
Members reach out and welcome new people in the community who are new members of the parish.
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.
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.