The Welcome Ministry is responsible for reaching out to new families and visitors by way of facilitating parish registrations and manning the Information Desk.
All new families are invited and encouraged to attend a quarterly Welcome Dinner with the Pastor at his home. An invitation will be mailed to all newly registered. This gives each family and the Pastor an opportunity to get to know one another.
The Information Desk, located in the parish commons, is manned at each weekend Mass by a member of the ministry. They offer assistance to any parishioner or guest with questions regarding the parish and our programs.
Coordinator: Dan Barrett, 340-6653
Photography: Ron & Annie Lopez
Help keep our children safe!
VIRTUS is the Richmond Diocese training for sexual abuse awareness. VIRTUS is for ministry volunteers 18 years and older who work with or are in contact with children and vulnerable adults such as the elderly and those who are physically or intellectually disabled.
The training is required for ministry volunteers in the volunteers in ministries such as: Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Vacation Bible School, Christian Formation Grades K-5, Youth Ministry and Night Managers. VIRTUS is also for parents who would like to learn more aware of the potential dangers not just in a community setting but also in the virtual community of social media and online gaming.
WIDOW & WIDOWERS
Please contact Erin Laurence at 468-3600 ext.114
To contact ministry heads, please call the Parish Office at (757) 468-3600
CURSILLO … a lay movement of the Catholic Church. The name Cursillo is Spanish, meaning short course, and is associated with a 3 day weekend which is only one aspect of the Cursillo movement. Small community is stressed as a method of faith formation, holiness and spiritual support.
Contact: Jerry & Beatrice Johnson 430-8455
FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP … We have received so much from Our Lord – life, faith, freedom and family. Along with these gifts, we’ve also been given the responsibility to be faithful and faith-filled stewards of our finances. Explore the connection between faith and finances in your own life with “7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free”, a 7 week scripture-based practical study program which aims to help achieve balance between faith and finances and help us become better stewards of our God-given resources. In this program, we will learn how to develop a healthy, wholesome and holy attitude when it comes to managing our money. The program will be held intermittently during the year and will be announced in the bulletin and during Mass. Each session lasts approximately 90 minutes and will take place on a weeknight for 7 consecutive weeks. Sign ups will be held in the commons.
Contact: Fina Lania (757) 468-3600 ext. 117
NIGHT MANAGERS… This group provides a person each week night to assume responsibility for opening and closing the parish center, receiving and greeting visitors and parishioners using the building facilities and answering telephone calls during the evening hours. This is scheduled on a rotating basis from Sunday through Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
Contact: Mark Maloney 548-1885
PARISH ECUMENICAL REPRESENTATIVE … To provide leadership and information for the parish on ecumenical activities, statements, events and concerns, and to organize participation in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and other annual ecumenical events.
Contact: Dottie Latham 486-7455
RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY ... The Respect Life Ministry would like to promote within our church community a culture where every human being is valued and protected at the beginning and at the end of their life. We seek to create awareness of the life affirming positions of the Roman Catholic Church regarding these most vulnerable moments in life. Ministry activities will respectfully promote education over protest, empathy over indifference, and unity over division.
If you are interested in joining this ministry or have any questions or concerns about "Respect Life," please contact Katrina Cruz in the parish office at 757-468-3600 ext. 108 or email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org