small church communities
A Small Church Community (SCC) is a group of 8 to 12 people striving to become a community through faith reflection, spending time with each other, and making a commitment to the group for a substantial period. The groups regularly meet in their homes monthly or weekly. The SCC groups are committed to building the parish community by serving the needs of others and those of the community. Members help each other to make connections between life and faith. All are welcome to join the Small Church Communities.
Contact Person: Helen Mingram, 951-1983
The purpose of our Bible Study sessions is to address our need to understand God’s Word. The Little Rock Scripture Study material is used. We read the assigned scripture passage, do the assignment questions and for 1.5 hour sessions, discuss and share our answers. The more one puts into the study, the more you understand. The cost ranges from $15.00 to $18.00 for study materials, and you also need to bring a Catholic Bible, such as the Revised New American Bible. The Personal Study Edition contains many additional resources useful for Bible study. Weekly classes: Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. or Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Facilitators: John and Gayle DeGregori, 478-1542
our mother of perpetual help prayer group
The prayer group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. to pray the rosary and novena. Special intentions and petitions are also offered.
Coordinator: Louis and Mila Gotico, 956-2103 email@example.com
Minister: Fr. Joe Maghinay, 472-2150
prayer shawl ministry
This group is dedicated to knitting/crocheting shawls and lap-throws, while praying for each person who will receive this gift. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the 4th Saturday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Names of persons who would benefit from receiving a prayer shawl are accepted.
Coordinator: Alice Valverde, 477-5469
Minister: Susan Dobson, 320-5733
respect life ministry
Human life is sacred because from its beginning, it involves the creative action of God. God alone is the Lord of Life from its beginning until its end. Our mission is to promote Respect for Life from the beginning of life until its end.
Coordinator: Kathy Chinchiolo, 477-2470 firstname.lastname@example.org
Minister: Susan Dobson, 320-5733
servants of divine mercy
Our mission is to spread the mercies of God by developing
the gifts of the Holy Spirit, encouraging spiritual and corporal works of mercy in daily life and supporting our parish. Please check the bulletin for meeting days and times.
Coordinator: Rosanna Tristan, 474-7348
Minister: Deacon Scott Johnson, 473-4724
legion of mary
The Legion of Mary offers a balanced program that helps
its members become better Christians. They meet on
Wednesdays, from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. for prayer, rosary and
discussion in the St. Francis meeting room. They make
weekly visits to care facilities for seniors, to young people
at Peterson Juvenile Hall, and go to mental and general
hospitals to deepen the spiritual life of those they visit.
Legion members are also available to assist with funeral
rosaries. Guests are welcome.
Coordinators: Catherine Klena, 762-7770
Nannette Carper, 933-1077
contemplative prayer group
Contemplative prayer is a method of prayer that takes place in silence, and prepares us just to be in God’s presence and rest in God. During our contemplative prayer sessions we have some experience of contemplative prayer as well as some
input through reading or DVD on contemplative prayer.
Coordinator: Susan Turpin
The members of the Fatima Rosary Prayer Group gather on the 13th of each month, from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m., to pray a rosary for the primary intention of peace in the world. Watch the bulletin the Sunday before the meeting for the meeting location.
Facilitator: Jack Jacobs, 478-5597
Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the assembled community at all liturgies. By prayerful preparation for this ministry, they strive to engage the assembly in a living experience of the Word of God and of the presence of Christ in each celebration. Formation is provided for volunteers in this ministry.
Coordinator and Scheduler: Suzanne French, 650-6761
Minister: Katherine Andrews, PhD, 320-5725 email@example.com
Extraordinary ministers of Communion
Eucharistic Ministers give the Body and Blood of Christ to those who approach for Holy Communion. This ministry is open to those who have received the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation and attend Mass regularly. Their presence and prayerful preparation deepen the experience of the mystery of Christ present in this sacrament. Formation is provided for interested individuals.
Coordinator: Carol Quijada, 478-8278
Scheduler: Terry Cabauatan, 957-8432
Minister: Katherine Andrews, PhD, 320-5725
charismatic prayer group
The mission of the Charismatic Prayer Group is to provide
an environment in which people can pray, reflect and share the good news of Jesus in the Holy Spirit. During the prayer meetings, we frequently have teaching and faith sharing, both intended to build up the faith of the participants. There is prayer ministry for individual needs. We offer days of renewal and Life in the Spirit and Growth in the Spirit seminars that are open to everyone.
Coordinator and Minister: Deacon Bill Brennan, 472-2150