Bulletin Assembly Ministry
Get an early peek at the latest news! Volunteers for this ministry gather in the parish library to collate, staple and place inserts (if needed) into the weekly bulletins. They also help put together the Easter and Christmas programs.
There are two separate ways to serve in this ministry. One group of ministry members take turns with altar linen cleaning and maintenance, another group does dusting and tidies up the church on Fridays in preparation for the weekend Masses.
Friends In Need This ministry is for those who desire to visit and assist the members of our parish who are homebound or sick. One needs only a caring heart and a few hours a week to offer friendship to those in need. Background screening and safe environment training is required.
With the extensive landscape, the campus is divided in sections and assigned to families, groups or an individual to weed, deadhead spent flowers and prune dead branches. This allows for work to be done when it fits into the gardener's schedule.This is a wonderful way to get involved in a ministry as a family.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic organization of men, 18 years and older, devoted to their community and church. The Knights assist pastors and parishes, and build their faith through the unity of the family, fellowship, charitable works, and local community projects. St. Peter Parish Knights of Columbus Council #8910 general membership meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Pastoral Life Building.
This ministry strives to share Christ's love with those who are grieving the loss of a loved one by providing immediate and follow-up support. The committee serves a light meal following the funeral service, to include set up and clean up. The ministry makes every effort to help with needs such as transportation for out-of-town family members to ease the family's burden during this stressful time. Each year, on or about All Souls Day, we honor loved ones who have died with a Rememberance Celebration that includes prayer and fellowship.
Legion of Mary
As the largest apostolic organization of people in the Church, the Legion of Mary's core foundation is stewardship. It's members strengthen their spiritual life through devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and aim to meet the needs of the parish community through service and prayer. Active members are required to pray the Catena daily, volunteer at least a couple of hours on a weekly basis in works of charity and/or evangelization and attend a weekly meeting held in the Pastoral Life Building on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.
Auxiliary members are priests, religious and lay people who are unable or unwilling to fulfill the duties of active membership, but who associate themselves to the Legion by undertaking a service of prayer in it's name. They are the "backbone" of the Legion as they pray the rosary daily and recite the "Tesera" on their own time schedule. Their devotion to Mary in this fashion gives strength to the active members in the performance of their services.
Providing a safe and happy environment for pre-school children of parents attending Mass on Sunday mornings is the goal of this ministry. The nursery is open during the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses in the parish center. Background check and Safe Environment training, provided by the parish, is required before anyone can serve in this ministry. Middle and High school youth are encouraged to assist in this ministry.
One of the best ways to get involved in the life of the parish is helping with dinners. Members assist with set-up, serving, and clean-up when the parish hosts a meal gathering, such as potlucks, Advent Dinner, Lenten Dinner, and picnics.
This ministry assists with the planning and decorating of the Church, especially during the Christmas and Easter seasons. Additionally, decorators help with large events like the Ministry Fair, Appreciation Picnic, and Retreats.
Sunday Coffee and Doughnuts
Sunday coffee and doughnuts is a way for parishioners to socialize and build community after the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses. Members serve Sunday coffee and doughnuts after the Mass of their choice when scheduled, clean up the kitchen and wipe off the tables before leaving. The refreshments are provided by the parish.