Altar Rosary Society
The purpose of the Altary Rosary Society is to encourage its members’ religious development by honoring Blessed Virgin Mary as the mother of Jesus. The Society secures her patronage and derives its spiritual strength through the recitation of the rosary on behalf of all members throughout the world.
The Society is open to all practicing Catholic women who wish to promote the devotion to Mary through the rosary. The Society prays together the second Sunday of the month at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. After Mass, a brief meeting is held in the rectory basement. All women are invited to attend.
Eucharistic Ministers serve at the Lord’s Table and are called upon to minister the Body and Blood of Christ. The ministers accomplish this by strengthening their faith from within and sharing it with the faithful at communion time whether at liturgies or by bringing the Body of Christ to the infirmed or homebound. It is a most rewarding and uplifting experience. Those who serve as Eucharistic Minister should bring a strong faith, a sense of awe, and a desire to share with others. Eucharistic Ministers must be comfortable in establishing a relationship with each communicant in what most likely is the most intimate moment in the liturgy.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God, lead the General Intercessions and make announcements at community prayer services. Proclaiming the Word of God with fiath, meaning and skill truly enlivens the message of God and brings it clearly to the people. Lectors play an important role in engaging the congregation in the Mass.
Ushers assist the congregation in seating, collecting the offerings, coordinating the presentation of the gifts and distribution of bulletins. Ushers are needed at all masses and serve weekly.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering to help to those who are needy and suffering, in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
The Corpus Christi St. Vincent de Paul Society is comprised of parish men and women joined together to help neighbors in need. Members have dedicated themselves to visit homes of families in need in our parish to assist them materially and spiritually. This Ministry gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of less fortunate individuals right here in our parish community.
If you want to experience the satisfaction and rewards of helping those in need, please join this ministry in serving our parish community.
Altar Servers assist the priest in the celebration of the Mass so the liturgy can be conducted with grace and reverence. They assist the celebrant at the chair and at the altar by setting the altar, lighting the candles, carrying the processional cross, carrying the incense, holding the books and a variety of other tasks during the service. They do this by performing duties with honor and respect, reflecting the true presence of Christ at the Mass.
This ministry helps to develop a sense of participation in parish life and the love for the church’s liturgical life while growing closer to God. It is a good place to learn and understand the rewards of service to others and your community. Altar servers are needed at all masses and is open to boys and girls, young men and women of the parish who are enrolled in Grades 4 through 12.
Sharing and spreading the Word is our mission – first and foremost to each other – strengthened by the Word and the Spirit and by each other. We would love to have you join us, hear from you, and grow with us as we go forth to follow HIS mandate – “The Great Commission” – 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20.