Parish Pastoral Council
Julie Scott, Chairperson
The Parish Pastoral Council assists the Pastor. The members of the Council are drawn from the Parish, and must be of good standing and at least eighteen years of age. From its membership the Council selects officers for the positions of President, Vice-President, and Secretary. At the present time, the Council has the following Commissions: Christian Service, Christian Formation, and Parish Life.
The Council holds regularly scheduled meetings that are open to all parishioners. The meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM. in the Monsignor Good Hall. There are no meetings during the months of July and August. Check the bulletin for announcements.
The various Commissions meet as needed to address pertinent issues. Parishioners are encouraged to contact any member of the Council with any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding the life of the Parish.
Parish Finance Council
Tom Duda, chairperson
The Parish Finance Council is comprised of various lay members of the Parish. The Finance Council assists the Pastor in his responsibility of administering the temporal goods of the Parish.
Respect Life Apostalate
BE A HERO! SAVE A LIFE! The Respect Life Apostolate lends support to Birthright through the annual adoption of a woman and her unborn child. We also support the VITAE Society, Our Lady's Inn, Our Little Heaven, and Missouri Right to Life. We sponsor the annual Parish Ice Cream Social in August. Meetings are few, rewards are great.
Please speak with the Pastor or one of the Permanent Deacons if you are interested in serving at the altar. Training will be provided and scheduling will accommodate your availability.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Jason Dunkel, scheduling
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest and deacon in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass, and may also take Holy Communion to parishioners who are, due to disability, illness or age, homebound or otherwise confined. Please contact Msgr. Rivituso or one of the permanent deacons regarding present need. Archdiocesan certification for a particular Parish is required.
Terry Schermann, scheduling
Proclaim the Word of God. If you are at least 16 years of age, you can be a lector. It is not difficult, and you can find fulfillment in participating at Mass in a special way. Sign up for a Mass you will attend anyway. On average, you will factor approximately once a month. Lectors also participate in Holy Days of Obligation and Holy Week services. Written detailed instructions as well as walk through training are provided.
Ed Schermann, scheduling
Ushers serve at the weekend Masses by greeting people, seating those requiring assistance, taking the offerings, directing those receiving Communion, and distributing Sunday Bulletins. We also spend a few minutes after Mass to straighten missalettes and hymnals in the pews. Four ushers are needed for each Mass. This is another important apostolate that requires no additional time — you are already there! New volunteers are always welcome, and if you're new to the Parish, this is a great way to meet new friends.
Kevin Richard, chairperson
Our annual picnic is held in fall on the church grounds. We have dinner, raffles, games, bingo, music, barbecue and lots of fun at this event. There is always a need for volunteers to help plan, chair and staff the parish picnic. All are welcome.
Parish Life Commission
Once each month after Sunday Masses. Please feel free to sign up in the vestibule to help out with this time for fellowship. Come and spend time with each other. All are welcome.
St. Patrick's Day Party
Parish Life Commission
Celebrate Irish heritage. Corned beef, cabbage, and good Irish music makethis an evening to remember. Held near March 17th. All are welcome.
Christmas Dinner Party
Parish Life Commission
Celebrate the Birth of Christ at our catered Dinner Party in mid-December. All are welcome.
Pot Luck Dinners
A fun social gathering, scheduled in Spring and Fall. Share your favorite dish with your fellow parishioners and enjoy great fellowship as a bonus. All are welcome.
Ladies of the Daughters of Ars graciously honor the men of the parish by providing breakfast in the Monsignor Good Hall the day before Father's Day.
Gentlemen of the parish return the favor the ladies provide at the Men's Breakfast by treating the women of the parish to breakfast the day before Mother's Day.