These preparations teach parents to reflect on how they are called to fulfill their responsibilities as Christian parents, first teachers of the faith. Baptism is celebrated on the first and third Sundays after the 11 a.m. mass or during one of the Sunday masses.
Baptism preparation is required prior to baptism, and parents must be registered and practicing parishioners. The two godparents must be active members of a parish and recommended by their pastor. Adults and/or older children seeking baptism do so according to the Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults. Please call the parish office for further information.
This is an energized and fulfilling weekend for engaged couples which includes a series of talks and round table discussion. Couples deal with different aspects of married life. Marriage prep weekends are held three times a year. Contact our Marriage Prep Coordinator for further information.
Adult and Youth Groups
These groups offer spiritual and social events and opportunities for growth and friendship.
Theology on Tap
Presentations by authorities in scripture, theology, and church issues are delivered to adults ages 21-39.
Meets on a regular basis; please contact the Religious Education Office for dates and times of upcoming events.
Altar and Rosary Sodality
Open to all women of the parish who gather together for spiritual and social enrichment. The Sodality promotes devotion to the Blessed Mother. They also participate in communion the first Sunday of the month. Please contact the parish office for further information and dates and times of meetings.
Ephesus Home (Seniors)
The Ephesus Home provides a sense of belonging, care, support, education and activities for adults 55 and older. Visitors are welcome to socialize with their peers, participate in the many scheduled activities (Tai Chi, games, medical screening, etc.), and attend programs with various guest speakers on topics benefiting their age group.
Weekly events are posted in the parish bulletin. This is a handicap accessible facility.
Contact Yvonne Rokita at 972-1944 for additional information.
This ministry is in charge of sending cards to the family of a parishioner who has passed away. They also sponsor masses during the Liturgical year. For additional information, please contact the parish office.
This is a woman-to-woman supportive ministry where members spiritually companion one another. The issues include childbearing, adoption, infertility, loss of a child, parenting and grandparenting.
Please call the parish office or refer to weekly bulletin for meeting dates and times.
Angels of the Altar
The Angels of the Altar are dedicated parishioners who keep the Lord’s house clean by washing the pews, statues, and sacristies. All helpers are welcome. Please refer to the weekly bulletin or call the parish office for further information as to days and times for cleaning.
We Are the Church (WATCH)
WATCH is a weekend experience for men and women to grow in their faith and to deepen their life in the church.
Adult Scripture Study
Meetings for Adult Scripture Study are held at 4 p.m. in the Ephesus Home on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month during the school year, unless noted in the parish bulletin. Topics presented are announced in the parish bulletin.
Knights of Columbus
This is an organization of men who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved in your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
For further information please contact the Knights of Columbus for days and times of meetings.
Prayer Shawl and Blanket Ministry
This ministry creates shawls, blankets, and lap blankets through knotting, sewing, knitting and crocheting to comfort those going through difficult times. Please contact the parish office for further information.
Peace and Social Justice
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