Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
R.C.I.A. candidates are people who are voluntarily
seeking information about and membership in the Catholic Church.
The R.C.I.A. process is geared towards the renewal of the whole church.
The process endeavors to prepare candidates, interested in becoming
active members of the Catholic Church, for a lifetime of full participation
in the church. This process involves supporting candidates as they
learn about the church. It provides excellent liturgical rites and
retreats. It encourages members to live out their commitment through
lives of service.
Christ Renews His Parish
This two day retreat is offered to all parishioners who wish to participate.
It is held two times a year for women and once a year for men.
This is a spiritual renewal and community building experience. It
is intended to strengthen personal faith commitments to God and the
The parish sponsors many opportunities for adults to learn about tour
faith. Through the year we have min-course or lectures on Scripture
and various other aspects of our religion.
M.O.M.S. (Ministry of Mothers Sharing) is an eight-week program for
mothers of all ages, offered twice a year for a small group of twelve.
It is a women's spirituality group, not a group for parenting, bible
study, or counseling. The goal of M.O.M.S. is to help each mother find
her own inner sacred self, clarify her values, claim her own giftedness,
give/receive inspiration, give/receive affirmation, and bring new strengths
to family relationships as well as to our community.
Adult Formation Team (AFT)
A list is compiled from the attendees of various functions sponsored
by the AFT. From this list persons who have frequently attended functions
may be asked to join the AFT by the existing team.
The AFT provides opportunities for growth through learning about our
Faith. The AFT is responsible for overseeing the development of programs
such as Disciples in Mission and M.O.M.S. This team also assists with
other adult education programs in the parish.
A team of parishioners, who have been asked to serve by the pastor or
who may volunteer for service, meet new parents who want to have their
children) baptized. They discuss the meaning of Baptism and the implications
of having their child(ren) baptized.
Sponsor Couple Marriage Preparation
Married couples, who have been asked to serve by the pastor or who volunteer,
and who have attended a training session, meet with engaged couples
to discuss issues concerning marriage. This is essential component of
marriage preparation in our parish.
Volunteers over the age of 55 make up the Senior Citizen group.
The Seniors meet regularly over lunch and plan a variety of social
trips throughout the year for fellowship and socialization.
Members are volunteers who assist bereaved families with the planning
of funerals liturgies and a post funeral gathering.
St. Vincent De Paul Conference
Saint Vincent De Paul is made up of volunteers.
The Conference participates in works of charity that require the personal
service of the membership. They solicit money, food, and clothing
to be offered to needy people requesting their assistance. They visit
residents of long term care facilities throughout the year. They distribute
food, toys and "giving tree" gifts during the Christmas
Volunteer donors participate in the annual blood drive which benefits
the Hoxworth Blood Center.
Cavalier Club (Bingo)
This club is comprised of volunteers who enjoy bingo. About 90 volunteers
are required on an annual basis to run the bingo program.
To make money for the school and parish and for socialization.
A committee of Parish Council has as its duty to visit new families,
take parish literature to them, and welcome them to our community.
Our parish is divided into many geographic areas. We try to have a person,
called a neighborhood captain, in each area. When someone is in the
hospital or when a death occurs, the captain is contacted and asked
to arrange for meals to be brought in, to prepare food for a reception,
or to do what ever is needed to help the fellow parishioner.
Aware Care is a group of volunteers who visit residents of the Lakeside
Members visit both Catholic and non Catholic residents on the 2nd
Sunday of each month. They bring Holy Communion to the residents who
The cemetery is cared for by an appointed overseer. The overseer is
always in need of volunteers to help with the tasks of caring for the
cemetery, this group is responsible for having lots surveyed, gravestones
straightened and general care of the cemetery.
Faith in Action
Faith in Action is a group of volunteers who reach out to those in need
through direct service programs and activities for the poor.
The committee tries to educate the parish about social concerns. They
conduct monthly collections to benefit various service organizations
including St. Vincent de Paul. They also work on projects such as
Habitat for the Humanity and the Henry Hosea House.
The committee is composed of a number of parish members who are nurses.
They organize various health awareness programs in the parish. They
also offer blood pressure testing each month and weekly a nurse is in
the parish office for consultation, advice, and blood pressure checking.
Sunday pre-school is run by an appointed director and three assistants
who are assisted by a group of volunteer teachers.
It is a religion readiness program for children 3, 4, and 5 years
of age. It is designed to help parents introduce God and the faith
to their children. Classes are held during the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Masses, September through April. They are always developing new curricula
and activities to enrich the lives of the pre-schoolers of our parish.
Wednesday Evening Religious Education
This program consists of a large number of students, catechists and
helpers. It is primarily a religious education program for students
in public elementary schools.
To provide religious instruction to parish students enrolled in the
public schools and non-Catholic private schools. This is for students
grades 1-8. The program supplements the role of the family in faith
formation by providing quality Catholic religious education in a formal
Youth Ministry for Junior High and High School students
All 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to join the Jr. High Youth Ministry at its Core meetings and activities. Core meets twice a month, with other activities as scheduled. There is also lots of summer fun including Kings Island and other outings.
High school students in grades 9-12 may join the Sr. High Youth Ministry at its Compass meetings and activities. Compass meetings are weekly, with open gym time each month during the school year. Sr. High youth can also take part in annual events like the March for Life trip in Washington, DC and Diocese of Covington Outbreak of Faith Camp held in Tennessee. There are lots of fun summer activities too, including Kings Island, Sports of All Sorts and other outings.
Service projects are arranged for both Jr. and Sr. High Youth Ministry members. Look for more information on Youth Ministry activities on our calendar link below or in the bulletin. You can also contact Jenn Ledonne, Director of Youth Ministry at email@example.com .
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Attention Parents of Teens!!
This newsletter is for you!! We've found a resource specifically designed to help you as you minister to your teenager. Click on the link below or request a copy be sent to you via email or mail by contacting Jenn Ledonne, Director of Youth Ministry ( firstname.lastname@example.org or 635-4188).
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Young Adult Ministry Looking for a way to connect with family, friends, Church community? This ministry is for you! Young adults ages 18-39 can participate in a number of small group activities including Bible studies and social events. Some of the groups of interest could be: post high school young adults; singles; engaged couples; newly married; young parents; single parents; parents with school-age children; divorced. If you're interested in starting a group or joining a group, please email Jennifer Ledonne, Director of Young Adult Ministry, email@example.com or call the parish office at 635-4188."
Any interested boys in the first through fifth grades. All Scout leaders
To promote the development of character in boys in grades 1-5. Scouting
also promotes the development of a spiritual life and good citizenship.
Any interested boy who has completed the fifth grade or is 11 years
old but not yet 18.
To promote the development of good character, good citizenship, healthy
Any interested girls in the first through eighth grades.
To promote the development of character in young girls of the parish.
To promote good citizenship and encourage Christian values.
Any interested student ages nine through nineteen.
To make the best better. 4-H pledge-Head to clear thinking; Heart
to greater loyalty; Hands to larger service and Health to better living
for club, community, county, and world.
Catholic Order of Foresters
The Foresters program is open for all ages newborn through twenty-one.
The purchase of $1000 Life Insurance policy is required for membership.
The Foresters underwrite two youth activities each month for the youth.