ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
MINISTRY LEADERS: VIRGINIA BASLER & EMY HERRAS
The blessed sacrament is exposed in Mercy Chapel every Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Participants can spend 30 minutes to 1 hour in prayer or spiritual reading. Adoration is closed with Benediction and the Rosary at 5:30 p.m.
CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
MINISTRY LEADERS: PEGGY SCROGGINS AND ALLAN & OLGA DICKIESON
Praising and worshiping the Lord through prayer, song, scripture and sharing is the purpose of this group. Baptism in the Holy Spirit and charismatic gifts are encouraged. Everyone is welcome to the weekly meetings on Fridays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room.
MINISTRY LEADERS: BOB SPANO & LOUIE ROBINSON
The purpose of the Cursillo Movement is to make Christian community possible in neighborhoods, parishes, work situations, and other places where people live the greater part of their lives. This evangelation ministry is available to adults in good standing with the Chruch. Begin by attending a three-day weekend program, held around the Diocese of Savannah several times each year. Follow-up meetings are held monthly, with small weekly groups meeting at various locations.
MINISTRY LEADERS: BEN & ANN STAHL
The purpose of this ministry is to have families spend time in prayer for an increase of vocations. The Elijah Cup, a consecrated chalice, provides a focal point for prayer. It's an especially powerful symbol for families with children. Families register to pick up the cup at the end of 5:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass, take it home for one week and pray together daily for vocations. The following Saturday, the Elijah Cup is returned to Church at the 5:30 p.m. Mass to be picked up by the next registered family.
LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY
MINISTRY LEADER: SR. PAT THOMPSON
This Bible study group meets in the St. Joseph Room on Mondays to study and reflect on the readings for the upcoming Sunday's Liturgy in order to deepen our appreciation for the message being proclaimed and to live the message in our daily lives. On the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Mondays of the month, the group - which is open to everyone - meets from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. On the second Monday, it meets from 3 to 4:15 p.m.
MOTHER'S PRAY AND PLAY
MINISTRY LEADER: LAURA KIRCHGRABER
Mothers meet to pray the Gospel, study the teachings of the Chruch and support each other in Catholic motherhood while their children play. Members meet in the Youth Room every Thursday morning from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. You need not be a mother to join.
MINISTRY LEADER: HANNELORE GRANTHAM
A group of parishioners who pray daily, in their own homes, for the intentions of others. There are several teams with a designated team leader. As prayer intentions are identified, members are notified by their team leader to pray for specific intentions. A Prayer Booklet has been put together for members.
ROSARY PRAYER GROUP
MINISTRY LEADERS: DONNA LIPP AND LOLA NEWMAN
All are welcome to join the Rosary Prayer Group. This group meets on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Mercy Chapel. This ministry is for men, women and children. We pray at the invitation of our Blessed Mother for peace in the world, personal healing, and for the intentions of our pastors, bishops and the Pope. Additionally, those who are able attend wake services and pray the Rosary for deceased parish members and relatives.
MINISTRY LEADER: BERRIEN ZETTLER
A program of Bible study for adults over 16 is given periodically (typically three courses) during the year, usually held in the Meeting Room on Wednesdays, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Selected books from the Bible are discussed in blocks of approximately 10 weeks. Lessons, based on the Little Rock Scripture Study series, will cover both the Old and New Testaments with an emphasis on deepening our understanding of the Word of God, enriching prayer life and expanding our participation as members of the Mystical Body of Christ. Each lesson will include prayer, personal study and weekly small group sharing. Watch the bulletin for dates and other specifics of each study series. If you are interested in learning more about the Bible, you are welcome.
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT EDUCATION
MINISTRY LEADERS: DEACON JOHN QUILLEN & JOHN COBIS
This group meets every Sunday, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., in the Youth Room, from September through May, and is focused on life-long faith formation and Catholic education for adults. Past studies have included books by Fr. Oscar Lukefahr and video studies by Fr. Robert Barron, to name a few.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
MINISTRY CONTACT: BRIAN GUILLOT
Adult volunteers minister in our parish's one-week summer session, intended for children ages 4 to 9. Volunteers lead children through activities, games and crafts, designed to help them learn their faith in a fun and enjoyable way. Volunteers commit to the five day sessions, preparation meetings, a background check and VIRTUS training.