Here At Our Lady of the Angels
Art & Environment
A&E members work behind the scenes to transform the worship space for the various liturgical celebrations and seasons. Members also help attend to the up keep of the environment.
Bible Study groups gather together parishioners of every level of bible knowledge to learn how God is present in His Word in our lives, and to develop a deeper knowledge and better understanding of Holy Scripture and current Church Theology teaching and practice.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Each weekend, Saturday 4PM and Sunday at 10:30AM the children listen to God’s Word, reflect on what they have heard, and talk about how they will respond in their daily lives. Two classes are offered: children who have completed grades K-3, and children who have completed grades 4-5. This program gives the children an opportunity to hear the Sunday Scripture readings in age appropriate language. No registration is necessary. Children are dismissed with their catechist from Mass. All children are welcome.
“Encore 50+” welcomes those singles who find themselves alone and looking for social interaction and support after the age of 50. We plan various activities of mutual interest and light hearted fun. We wish to fill the “Golden Years” with smiles and companionship within the family of Our Lady of the Angels.
The primary purpose of the Finance Council is to provide assistance and guidance to the Pastor in achieving the fiscally and managerially responsible stewardship of the Parish’s material goods and financial resources. The Finance Council assists the Pastor in a consultative capacity only. The Pastor is responsible for parish policy.
The responsibilities of the Finance Council include review of parish budget, capital projects, financial reports (quarterly and annually), actual vs. budget expenditure reports, real estate matters, and a number of other financial administrative issues. The Finance Council is appointed by the Pastor and meets approximately six times a year. Appointees to Council are selected for their expertise in business and finance.
Friends of St Francis
The Friends of Saint Francis Ministry follows in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi who embraced hospitality as a way of life. Under the umbrella of this ministry:
Saint Anthony Health Ministry
Saint Anthony Health Ministry attends to the needs of the parish community by offering health education on current topics in health care. Ministers are trained professionals who help in emergency situations during our liturgical and social gatherings. All active medical professionals are encouraged to become a part of this ministry to share your gift of health care.
Taking Comfort volunteers are committed to serving our parish family in times of difficulty, loss, and also great happiness. Whether it requires transportation, meal preparation and delivery, errands or just visiting, the Taking Comfort volunteers are ever present in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi to serve these needs.
The Welcome Committee is a team of enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy sharing their parish experience with our new members. The Welcome Committee is responsible for welcoming all new parishioners to our parish. On specified Sundays throughout the year at 10:30AM Mass, the Pastor introduces all newly registered parishioners to the assembly. After Mass a tour of the worship space and property is given by a member of the committee along with a brief history of our parish. A light snack is served while committee members mingle and offer information about other ministries our parish offers.
The Garden Caretakers are a group of volunteers who help maintain the plants and flowers on the grounds of Our Lady of the Angels. The gardening volunteers take care of the Memorial Garden, the Herb Garden, the planting beds and the outdoor decorative urns in the front of the Church. If you have never gardened before but have an interest in learning some pointers about planting, pruning and weeding, or if you are an old gardening pro and want to lend your expertise, volunteers are always welcome. This is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air and at the same time help keep our parish grounds looking beautiful.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. The Saints Cosmas and Damian Council, Council 13341 supports Our Lady of the Angels both financially and materially. The council meets at 7 PM on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
Loving Stitches Ministry began by creating prayer shawls for Hospice and those in need of additional support and prayer. We quickly evolved and began crafting blankets, isolette covers and hats for babies in area neo-natal intensive care units. All items made are from donated materials, through the generosity of our parish members. Meetings are on Monday mornings at 10AM, but the majority of our members craft from home.
Ministry to the Homebound, Hospitalized and Nursing Home Residents
There are a number of trained ministers who take Eucharist to those who cannot join the community on the weekends. The only requirement is a servant’s heart and a willing spirit.
Parish Potluck Dinner
Once a month members of our parish family and their friends come together to share a meal and help build community. Everyone brings a ‘dish’ to share. Fellowship, laughter, and good food help bond us together as a Christian family. All are welcome.
Pastoral Advisory Council
The Council meets as a support to the pastor for the concerns and well being of our parish. The following mission statement defines this ministry. The Pastoral Advisory Council of Our Lady of the Angels is committed, through the grace of the Holy Spirit, to serve our parish as a consultative body to the pastor with shared responsibility to represent the needs of our community. After prayerful discernment those who have accepted this ministry are charged with being a consensus body helping the pastor make decisions that will affect individuals, families, and the whole parish. In this way, together, they can discern the voice of the Holy Spirit, leading the parish forward to grow in holiness and charity.
Peace and Justice Committee
The Telephone prayer Line is people of faith who volunteer to pray for specific needs of others. The telephone petitions are prayed for the same day they are received and are prayed for one week in the privacy of one’s own home.
Respect Life Ministry focuses on life and death issues involving the beginning of life, end of life, the death penalty, and legislative action through prayer, education and action.
Saint Clare of Assisi Women’s Guild
Our mission statement for our Women’s Guild is: ‘Women supporting Women through the Grace of God’. We support each other in our every day lives and enjoy sharing new experiences and help build our Church community. The Guild welcomes all women 18 years of age and older. We help support our church through an annual Fashion Show and Luncheon and do outreach projects by baking cookies for our troops, and supporting our local veterans. The women of our group truly believe that sharing their time, talent, and treasure brings us closer to our Lord. Every meeting begins and ends with prayer and we have an on-going faith enrichment by highlighting a female Saint in our monthly newsletter.
Sunday Social Committee
The Sunday Pancake Breakfast Committee provides coffee and donuts and a variety of baked goods on the first Sunday of the month following the morning masses. All are welcome!