Parish Life

Catholic Charities

Please join in the celebration of "Catholic Charities Week" (May 1-7).  Striving constantly as a diocesan ministry to exemplify the love of God through charitable works, last year Catholic Charities served more than 16,000 people.  Thank you for all that you do to help those living on the margins with gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Visit Catholic Charities at ccdoc.org or call 800-227-7261.

Chartees católica

Por favor únase a la celebración de la “semana de Catholic Charities” (del 1 de mayo al 7 de mayo). Esforzándose constantemente como un ministerio diocesano para ejemplificar el amor de Dios a través de obras caritativas. El año pasado Catholic Charities brindó ayuda a más de 16.000 personas. Gracias por todo lo que hace por ayudar con su tiempo, talento y donaciones. Visite Catholic Charities @ ccdoc.org o llame al 800-227-7261.


 

 

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with exciting parish life. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.

Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and through the Trinity to the Church and our family, friends, neighbors, parish, and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our parish has many opportunities for faith formation that we encourage you to explore.

Another way to participate in our parish life is the various parish ministries, including liturgical ministries, such as choir member, lector, altar server, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist; social justice ministries, such as visiting the homebound, serving the poor, volunteering at food pantries and the St. Vincent de Paul Society; and others, such as youth ministry, men's and women's groups, and the annual parish bazaar, to name just a few. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.

With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed by regularly reading the weekly bulletin, just in case you've misplaced the one you received at Mass. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar for a list of events and mass schedules.

Our parish has a rich history in our town, being founded by people who trusted in the Lord and gathered together under the leadership of our bishop. Who we are today is based on who we were yesterday. Find out more about our spiritual forefathers as you read the history of our parish.

We hope you'll also enjoy viewing photos
of our parish, including some of the many enjoyable events and programs we've had over the years.