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Parish Council

An advisory council to the pastor.  Members are chosen through a yearly 'selection' process of nominated names. There are representatives from the standing commissions and committees in attendance at the council meetings. Parish council discusses parish business. Each of the standing committees gives a brief report of their activities.

  • Finance Council  - Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budgets.

  • Education Commission- Responsible for the religious education of all parishioners.

  • Christian Service Commission  - Assists members of the parish and community with their needs.

  • Worship Commission - Responsible for guiding the continuing liturgical renewal of the parish.  Prepares for liturgical celebrations and evaluates worship activities.  

Liturgical Ministries

We work together to make Mass the center of our parish life.

  • Music Ministry- Join together in song, under the talented direction of our Dennis Owens, choir director.  Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings, 6:15pm in the church.  Sing at Saturday or Sunday Mass, following a rotation schedule.  Contact Dennis at or call the parish office.
  • Eucharistic Minister - Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.
  • Lector- Readers who proclaim the Scriptures at Mass and other liturgical services.
  • Altar Server- Boys and girls in grade three and above who assist the priest at Mass.
  • Hospitality Minister- Welcome people to the church.  They also take up the collection.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Join us Thursday mornings at 9:30am in the Parish Office Dining Room to read and reflect upon the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel.  Contact ChrisPlatko at

Offertory Counters

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers about once a month.

Garden Committee

Volunteers who care for and beautify the grounds and church.

Liturgical Linen Service

Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals, and altar linens.


Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments.


Duties include preparing the altar for Mass and cleaning the altar following Mass.

Pro-Life Rosary

Unite as a community praying the Rosary for the sanctity of all life from conception until natural death. Youth and adults meet regularly at the abortion clinic on Cabaret Trail for recitation of the Rosary. No experience required.

Stations of the Cross

 Held Friday evenings during Lent.

Eucharistic Adoration

First Fridays from 7:30am to noon in the Day Chapel at the St. Stephen site.  The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by anyone who wishes to come.  Bring a friend!