Each of us has been given unique gifts and talents from God. He calls us to develop and use those gifts to help others. Our parish is blessed to have over 50 ministries that offer fantastic volunteer opportunities! Please feel free to contact the respective ministry leader for more information. A Ministry Contact list can be found here.
Need ideas on how to get involved? Take a look at this great video below from Ascension Presents with Fr. Mike Schmitz....
The mission of this ministry is to prepare the church for the liturgical celebrations by creating an environment to enhance prayer and reflection. This includes decorating the church, day chapel, Eucharistic chapel and narthex for different liturgical seasons. This group takes care of the plants and coordinates special projects.
Committee members meet twice a year, before Christmas and Easter, to discuss decorating schemes and to assign tasks and responsibilities. Special attention and planning are given to the major seasons of Lent/Easter and Advent/Christmas.
Iris Marez, 512-918-2965 - [email protected]
This group of dedicated parishioners provides the necessary routine maintenance needed at the church. There are 2 crews that meet on a rotating basis to vacuum, straighten missals, clean the Holy Water fonts, dust, clean windows and maintain the Eucharistic and Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapels.
A coordinator is needed for this ministry, please call Adrian DeLaCruz if you would like to serve, 512-259-3126.
Extraordinary Ministers (Ministers of Holy Communion)
This group provides the manual dexterity to perform minor repairs and necessary physical plant maintenance not included in facilities contract service. The scope of this work is broad in nature and similar to routine home and yard maintenance. Examples of the type of work performed by this group include: planting and caring for shrubs, trees and flowers as well as making minor repairs to electrical, plumbing, and sprinkler systems.
Adrian DeLaCruz, 512-259-3126 -[email protected]
Respect Life Ministry
The Respect Life Ministry works to instill respect for all human life at all stages and to bring about a conversion of heart and mind for all to be open to God’s special gift of life. Respect Life reflects the Church’s firm conviction of the dignity of each and every person from the moment of conception until natural death. We are called to preserve the dignity of human life by working in the following four areas: spiritual, pastoral, educational and public policy.
For more information, contact Walter Yucikas at 512-506-0117.
Para información en Español, comuníquese con Ivan y Brenda Ramirez a 512-590-4610.
RCIA is a formation process by which adults are welcomed into full communion with the Catholic Church. Doctrines of the faith are taught, which lead adults to the sacraments of initiation. Adults wishing to become members of our faith, as well as people who are just interested in learning more about the Catholic faith are welcome to participate.
Es el proceso por medio del cual los adultos aprenden sobre la fe Católica y se preparan para recibir los sacramentos de Iniciación: Bautismo, Confirmación, y/o Primera Comunión. Además, se preparan para recibir el sacramento de Reconciliación.
R.I.C.A. no es solo una clase de catecismo, es una jornada de fe. ¡Todos están invitados! Si deseas aprender más sobre la fe Católica, prepararte a recibir los sacramentos de iniciación, ser padrino/madrina, ser miembros del equipo, ser miembro activo de nuestra comunidad parroquial y conocer, amar y servir a Jesús y profundizar más en tu relación con Nuestro Señor. ¡Bienvenido! ¡R.I.C.A. es para ti!
The goal of our ministry is to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today. We foster young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community while achieving total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Middle School Youth (grades 6-8)- Middle School Faith Formation is for 6th-8th grade students who desire to deepen their relationship with Christ through community.
High School Youth (grades 9-12)- Confirmation preparation begins in 9th grade and is a 2 year process, however faith formation is a lifelong process so once Confirmed our students are invited to return and be part of our High School Lead Team! We meet on Sundays during the Faith Formation year from 6pm-8pm.
King's ARMY (Anointed Redeemed Mighty Youth)- Post Confirmation students who are still in High School are invited to join us on Monday nights in RE 109 for continuing formation. Young men and women in this group will practice apologetics, dive deeper into prayer life, and spend time in community.
High School Bible Study- Meets on Wednesday nights for various studies throughout the year. We gather in RE 109 at 7pm and finish at 8:30. Beginning October 3, we will use Altaration to learn more about the Mass while growing in community.
For more information, you may also contact the Youth Ministry Leaders at:
- Deacon John McCardle - Director of RE (512) 259-3126 ext. 111