This lay ministry support group consists of married couples who bring two religious
denominations into a marriage. By sharing the challenges and joys of an interfaith
marriage, couples can learn from each other's experiences, realizing that interfaith
couples are not alone.
Lynn and Doug Wragge 895-3215 or
Shirley and Rich Aken 895-3215
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a program for non-Catholics who wish to know the teachings of the church, for Catholics who wish to enrich the practice of their faith and obtain a deeper and clearer understanding of it, and for the parish community who takes Jesus' admonition seriously to "Go out and teach all the nations…" Everyone is encouraged and invited to attend these sessions, which commence in the fall and continue on until the week or two after Easter.
Sharing your faith with others is a reward that cannot be measured. In spending just an hour or so a week touching the lives of our parish family children, teachers realize the greatest instantaneous results of all…the smiles, hugs and satisfaction of knowing that someone else has been touched by your efforts. The only requirement of volunteering to be a teacher is to be a faith centered, practicing Catholic whose desire is to share the faith and Catholic tradition with our family's children. Each class meets once a week, 1st through 6th grades meet for one hour and fifteen minutes, 7th-8th grades meet for one hour and a half, with Pre-K and Kindergarten classes meeting during the 9:30 Mass on Sunday.
Parishioners, ages 55 and older are invited to join the "Classy Seniors" group. Dues are $10.00 per year. This group meets on a regular basis, providing a variety of fun, organized activities, meals, trips, etc. Come and meet some new friends and possibly renew some old friendships.
The SJV Parish Community Outreach offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the SJV Parish Community Outreach's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Outreach recognizes that is must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. At our parish, SJV Parish Community Outreach volunteers conduct home visits, maintain a food pantry, and organize clothing and fundraising drives.
Brian Corey 895-0808