Although death brings a deep sense of sadness and loss, faith can provide hope, solace, and strength. This time offers an opportunity to encounter God in a new way and to deepen our belief in God’s love for us and for our loved one. It is time for us to support and console one another, especially in our belief in the promise and gift of eternal life.
We Invite You to . . .
• Come together with other people who have lost a loved one through death.
• Understand that grief is a normal process experienced after a loss.
• Realize that our fears, feelings, and emotions are being experienced by others.
• Share and discuss our feelings to help work through the process of grieving.
The grief support group meets to . . .
• Foster healing and understanding in those people who are coping with grief.
• Provide an opportunity to share feelings, ideas, experiences of loss, and connect with others who have similar experiences.
• Provide insight and direction for self help.
• Offer a chance to ask questions, help others, or just listen.
“Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles”.
(2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
For more information about our Bereavement Ministry, please contact Cheryl Maricque at (920) 217-8164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Care Ministry Outreach
“We are a people called by God and empowered by the Spirit to continue the work of Jesus. Our mission is to respond, through a listening presence, to the needs of others as a continuation of Jesus’ ministry of healing”.
Our Ministers of Care visit those who are ill, homebound, or handicapped. They administer Holy Communion, share prayers, and provide comfort to people in their homes or in area nursing homes. This brings them solace in knowing they are still connected to the parish community.
Care Ministers actively bring the love of God into people’s lives by providing a sacred listening presence and care to those who are facing a time of crisis, trauma, or personal loss. Care Ministers bring the good news that nothing can separate us from the love of God through Jesus. Training for volunteers is required and is provided by our Care Ministry Coordinator and through the Green Bay Diocese.
“Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
For more information about our Care Ministry Outreach program, please contact Cheryl Maricque at (920) 217-8164 or email@example.com.
“But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s bestowal… for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:7, 12)
Altar Servers assist the Priest during Mass. They should have an understanding of the Mass traditions through training sessions and practice. Altar Servers should be attentive, courteous, dress appropriately and have a reverent attitude.
Becoming an Extraordinary Minister is a great way to become involved in the Mass. Extraordinary Ministers are parishioners who are trained and entrusted in offering the Precious Body and Blood of Christ to their fellow parishioners. They should be dressed appropriately and have a reverence for the Sacrament they distribute to the community. You need to be a confirmed Catholic who is mature in your Faith, and, if you are married, your marriage had to have been blessed by the Church.
Lectors are entrusted and trained with proclaiming the Word of God to those who are gathered together in worship and praise. Lectors should be strong in their Faith, attend Mass weekly, and dress appropriately.
Sacristans are parishioners who are volunteers that arrange the liturgical books, the vestments, and other items that are necessary for the celebration of Mass. Sacristans must closely communicate with the Pastor and all the Liturgical Ministers. Becoming a Sacristan requires some training. The duties of the Sacristan should be conducted in a prayerful manner insuring that the the Sacristy is a neat, quiet, and meditative space. The Sacristan ministry is a vibrant grace-filled volunteer opportunity that draws us closer to God.
Ministers of Hospitality
Greeters welcome those who are coming to worship with us at the doors of the Church in a warm friendly manner. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to share in the love of their parish.
Ushers should be welcoming and friendly in serving and assisting guests in finding seats inside the worship space, directing the flow of traffic during communion, and taking up the collection. Ushers should also check entrances and sidewalks for snow, ice or fall hazards. Shoveling or salting may be necessary.
Anyone wishing to volunteer for Liturgical Ministries, please contact Cheryl Maricque at (920) 217-8164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seven Sisters Apostolate
“In strengthening the priest you strengthen the whole Church….Strengthen the priest and you strengthen the whole foundation, you strengthen everything in the Church.”— Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald, S.P
Seven Sisters Mission: “The Seven Sisters Apostolate is a call to strengthen the Church by ensuring that a Holy Hour is prayed each day of the week for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop—a “holy wasting” (cf. Mt. 26:10) or lavishing of prayer for his deeper conformity to Christ.”
A Seven Sisters group begins when at least seven women respond to a call to the mission of the apostolate. If more than seven women desire to pray in this manner, a core group of seven should be designated while others may substitute or provide additional hours of prayer. Our Patron Saint is Madonna of the Grapes. Mary maintains a posture of humility, peace, and contemplation - all hallmarks of the life of a Seven Sister. If you would like to join our Apostolate please contact Cheryl Maricque.
Madonna of the Grapes,
pray for us and
guide us in our Prayers!
For more information about the Seven Sisters Apostolate, please visit https://sevensistersapostolate.org/home or please contact Cheryl Maricque at (920) 217-8164 or email@example.com.