Youth Ministry (57)
An opportunity for spiritual, educational, and social formation for high school teens. We gather monthly for various activities such as general formation meetings, social events, and Mass. The length of the event is usually two hours.
- Senior Citizens Breakfast
- Breakfast with Santa
- Teen/Men’s Club annual soccer game
- Service Projects
- Food Booth at the Parish Picnic
- And much more
- Membership: 8th grade after Confirmation through 12th grade
Girl Scouts (58)
The purpose of Girl Scouts is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service, to offer girls the experience of working in a group, making decisions as a group, and sharing and learning together.
- Field trips
- Neighborhood/district/council events
- Badge work
- Outdoor adventures
- Community service projects
- Sport skills
Membership: Brownies: 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade girls, Juniors and Cadets
Volunteer Opportunities: Leader, Co-leader, cookie manager, etc.
Must be at least 18 years old.
Ladies Club (60)
The purpose of the Ladies Club is to aid the work of the parish and school and provide a social environment for the women of the parish.
Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. (Rosary at 7:00 p.m.)
Membership: Women of the parish (18 years of age and older) and mothers of children enrolled in the school.
Committees: School Committee, Dancing School, Special Events
Legion of Mary (61)
The purpose of the Legion of Mary is to increase the personal holiness of its members through the imitation of the virtues of Mary, to foster a deeper devotion to Mary among all people and to undertake apostolic works.
Meetings: Weekly on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM in the Rectory Meeting Room.
Active membership – Persons 18 years or older who meet and perform two hours of apostalic work
Auxiliary membership – Persons 18 years or older willing to say a rosary and specific prayers each day.
- First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
- Weekly personal visits throughout the parish area for census taking surveys
- Evangelization of shut-ins
- Auxiliary members contacts
Knights of Columbus (71)
The purpose of the Knights of Columbus is to help Catholic men grow in their faith through mutual encouragement; to promote closer ties of fraternity among them; and to embody knightly ideals of spirituality and service to Church, community and fellow humans.
Meetings: Fourth Tuesday monthly, 8:00 PM in school hall following Rosary at 7:30 PM.
Membership: Any Catholic man 18 years of age or older.
- Spiritual development
- Family life
- Youth work
- Community activities and pro-life activities
- First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
- Tootsie Roll Drive
- Serving breakfast at Ronald McDonald House.
Men’s Club (62)
The purpose of the Men’s Club is to promote and sponsor athletic, social, educational and spiritual activities.
Meetings: Third Wednesday monthly at 7:30 PM in the school hall.
Membership: Men of the parish 18 years or older and fathers of children enrolled in the school.
Committees: Athletic director and coaches; Field Maintenance Director and workers.
- Golf Tournament
- Basket of Cheer
- Father/Child Float Trip
- Various fund-raisers and social events
Respect Life Committee (63)
The purpose of the Respect Life Committee is to promote respect for human life at all of its stages by providing spiritual, educational, legislative and pastoral opportunities to the parish and school to nourish a culture of life.
Membership: Everyone is invited.
- Project Rachael, post abortion counseling
- First Friday Adoration
- Third Saturday Mass and witness at Planned Parenthood Facility
- Cinnamon Bread Sale to benefit Life Line Coalition
- Baby showers to benefit Our Lady’s Inn, Villa Maria, and Birthright
Respect Life opportunities for the parish and school include speakers on the life issues, Spiritual Adoption and the Right Start program for the eighth grade students and parents.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (64)
Inspired by the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides men and women the opportunity to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those in need. It carries on its work in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul and Our Blessed Mother under her title of the Immaculate Conception.
Meetings: First and third Mondays of the month at 7:15 PM in the Rectory Meeting Room.
Membership: Any adult Catholic who is a parishioner.
- Two-person teams make home visits within parish boundaries to people requesting assistance. Help given may include, but is not limited to, financial assistance with costs of food, utilities, etc. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. Strict confidentiality is maintained. Prayer and the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul are ever-present components of the Society’s work. They also sell the Sunday Visitor after all Saturday and Sunday Masses.
Theatre Group (67)
The Little Flower Theatre group provides wholesome entertainment in a Christian environment.
Membership: Parishioners – high school age or older with or without theatrical experience.
Committees: Set construction, props; Program; Make-up; Lights and sound; Publicity; Costumes; Actors
- Presents annual production in early Spring.
- Rehearsals held in January and February in the school hall.
Parish Picnic Committee (70)
This committee is responsible for coordinating the Parish/School picnic in the Spring, a large parish fund-raiser and entertainment for all parishioners.
Meetings: Various dates to be announced at the Rectory.
- Chairpersons for various committees
- Set-up, tear-down tents, tables, etc.
- Barbecue during event
- Serve dinner
- Clean up
- Ticket sales
- Organizing and operating various booths
- Opportunities for individuals, families, groups and youth
- Snack food sales
- Social gatherings
Your skills are a precious gift and we are blessed with abundance in the parish. Many that do not appear in listed committee work are necessary at times. Identifying your skills does not commit you to service. This resource list will be most useful when advice is needed by the pastoral team, Parish Council or fellow parishioners. Please indicate your knowledge in any of the following areas on the commitment form and you will be contacted as needed:
- Baby-sitting (72)
- Bookkeeping (73)
- Catering (74)
- Calligraphy (75)
- Carpentry (76)
- Commercial Art (77)
- Electrician (78)
- Entertainer (piano, dancer) (79)
- Food Service (81)
- Fund-Raising (82)
- General Office (typing, filing, stuffing, collating, telephone) (83)
- General Maintenance (lawn, handyman, painter) (84)
- Gift Shop (90)
- Heating and Cooling (85)
- Lawn/garden (grass cutting, planting, weeding, watering)
- Library Skills (98)
- Nursing (89)
- Public Relations (91)
- Sewing (94)
- Technology (website, network, computers)
- Writing/Reporting (96)
Also, please indicate whether you have a van or truck that you could offer for transporting donations and supplies.