ST VINCENT DE PAUL
SSVP is a charitable organization of lay persons,in a spirit of love, justice and charity.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul began in Paris, France, in 1833 when a young law student at the Sorbonne, Frédéric Ozanam, was challenged during a debate to demonstrate what he and his fellow Catholic students were personally doing to help the poor in Paris. Ozanam's reaction was immediate. Within weeks, Ozanam, at 20 years of age, and six of his peers formed the first "Conference of Charity." Under the conference, this group of seven men financed their works of charity out of their own pockets and from contributions of friends. They visited the poor in their homes, providing them with needed aid and assistance.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families.
OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE
Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn., and a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Today, Father McGivney is being considered for sainthood.
A LEGACY OF FAITH & SERVICE
Founded by a young parish priest now on the path to sainthood, the Knights of Columbus has helped strengthen men, their families,
The Ministers distribute Holy Communion, either within Mass or taking it to the sick.
The role of the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is extremely important during the celebration of the Eucharist. The USCCB has instituted strict requirements of individuals who are commissioned to this very important liturgical role. As one is called to serve, this ministry requires you to grow in confidence, dexterity, agility, and most of all, reverence in handling the sacred species of the consecrated Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Extraordinary ministers are hand-picked by the priest and lay minister assigned to coordinate the ministry.
The altar servers are assistants to a member of the clergy during a Christian liturgy.
Although institution into the ministry of acolyte is reserved to lay men, the diocesan bishop may permit the liturgical functions of the instituted acolyte to be carried out by altar servers, men and women, boys and girls. Such persons may carry out all the functions listed in no. 100 (with the exception of the distribution of Holy Communion) and nos. 187 - 190 and no. 193 of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal.
The determination that women and girls may function as servers in the liturgy should be made by the bishop on the diocesan level so that there might be a uniform diocesan policy.
"The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value,
One of God's greatest gifts to us, his creation, was the gift of song. In words and music, our ancestors in faith—Moses, David, Deborah, Paul, St. Gregory—have taught us how to revel in God's infinite love, proclaim his glory, give thanks for his abounding generosity, and plead for mercy and forgiveness. Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship, guidelines approved by the bishops of the United States in 2007, recalls this vast, rich musical tradition as it provides basic guidelines for understanding the role and ministry of music in the liturgy. Standing on the foundational work of the Council fathers,
In the celebration of the Eucharist, the lector has his own proper function,
When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy. Although in the readings from Sacred Scripture the Word of God is addressed to all people of whatever era and is understandable to them, a fuller understanding and a greater efficaciousness of the word is nevertheless fostered by a living commentary on the word, that is, by the Homily, as part of the liturgical action.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a minimum 2-year process
Catechumenate Period - This is the period is a longer amount of time where the Catechumens are given pastoral formation and guidance towards living a good Christian live. More intense catechesis is given to them and they develop to grown in the parish community. The Church helps these Catechumens learn and understand the liturgical rites, and strengthened by God's blessings, work toward their purification and better understanding of the Eucharist. This is a period of faith formation, understanding and participation in the liturgy and apostolic activities, and beginning of parish life.
The Ladies Guild of St. Jude Catholic Church will offer scholarships:
-Applicant must be Catholic, a registered member: of St. Jude Parish or a child / grandchild of a living or deceased member of the St. Jude Ladies. Guild.
-High School students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
-College students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
-Students must be enrolled at an accredited high school, four-year college, university, or community college during the 2019-2020 academic school year.
To be considered, all applicants must complete an online application, submit letters of recommendation, using Google Drive,