Liturgical Minister Schedule

Music Ministries

Jim Hughes – Director of Music Ministries

St. Catherine’s Parish is blessed to have an active and vibrant music ministry program. Currently, over 70 individuals participate in the different choirs. However we are always looking for more singers, accompanists, and instrumentalists to become active members of our music ministry,

Time commitment:
Commitment includes weekly rehearsals and Saturday/Sunday mass.
Roughly three hours per week – 1.5-hour practice / 1.5 hours mass
You can commit to singing for a liturgical season or for an entire year.

Seasons:
Advent/Christmas – October-January
Lent/Easter – February-May
Summer Months – June-September

Scheduled Rehearsals:

Saturday 5 PM – Small Schola Choir
Thursdays at 7-8:30 PM (with the 10 AM Choir) in the church.
Sunday 10 AM Choir – Traditional
Thursdays from 7-8:30 PM in the church.
Sunday 12 Noon Choir – Contemporary Ensemble
Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM in the church.
Sunday 5:00 PM – Hispanic Choir
Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM in the music room (Rooney Hall).
Children’s Choir
Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:15 PM in the church.

The links below will become active once all information has been uploaded.

This Weekends Music
5 PM Saturday – Small Choir
8 AM Sunday – Cantor
10 AM Sunday – Traditional Choir
12 NOON Sunday – Contemporary / Family Choir
5 PM Sunday – Hispanic Choir
What can I do to help the Music Ministry at St’ Catherine’s?

If you have any questions concerning this ministry, please contact Jim Hughes by email here or call the parish office at 904-264-0577 and leave a message for Jim to return your call.

Musical Rehearsal Tracks

As I complete various rehearsal tracks I will post them to this site and announce their arrival on our Music
Ministries Facebook site. Please take time with your designated part. Thanks

Advent – Christmas Rehearsal Tracks

A Voice Cries Out

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

Christmas Joy Medley

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

We Wait in Hope

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

Emmanuel

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

Patience People

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

Like A Shepherd

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

Children's Liturgy of the Word

A team of parishioners who “go aside” with children at the 10 am Sunday liturgy, to hear the Word of God proclaimed from a lectionary designed especially for children.  Leaders are able to fully participate in the Mass.  Some preparation for each “going aside” is required.

Training required:  Completed background check • Fingerprinting process • References provided and signature required of the diocesan ethical agreement.

Time commitment:  Any preparation time throughout the week • 15-20 minutes, during Mass, on Sunday morning • All volunteers are still able to participate in Mass.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Church Environment & Art Committee

Enhances our liturgical celebrations through the use of plants, symbols, art, colors, and other decoration.

Training required:  Read materials available regarding liturgical year and décor needs/expectations.

Time commitment:  Varies based on time of year you are interested in assisting. • All year décor 1-2 hours a week • Seasonal assistance decorating schedules are created as the season approaches.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

EMHC

Extraordinary Ministers assist the Priest and Deacon during Mass; administering the Precious Body and Blood of Christ to St. Catherine’s parishioners.  Some ministers may also bring communion to the home-bound and nursing homes.

Training required:  An introductory 4-6 hour training course with a 4-week follow-up with a mentor.  We will have a renewal opportunity every 2 years.

Time commitment:  EMHC’s should be prepared to serve at least one Mass a month and there are additional opportunities in our local nursing homes and hospitals.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Linen Angels

This ministry washes the altar and communion linens with the proper respect due to items that have remains of the Blessed Sacrament.  These angels are scheduled quarterly and may have 1-3 appointed to them to be responsible for the washing, folding, ironing (if necessary), and returning of linens for liturgical use.

Training required:  Due to the nature of this ministry, a commitment to serve when scheduled and training is required.

Time commitment:  When scheduled … typically 1 to 3 weeks of a 3 month period … the time it takes for you to properly pre-wash and then wash and care for the linens.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Readers

Readers participate in the Liturgy of the Word by proclaiming the Word of God, sharing the commentary regarding the readings, and assisting the celebrant with the Universal Prayer.

Training required:  An introductory 2-4 hour training course with a 4-week follow-up with a mentor.  We will have a renewal opportunity every 2 years.

Time commitment:  Readers should be prepared to serve at least one Mass a month by spending time the week prior to reviewing and practicing the readings.

For more information contact:

Training & Scheduling: Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Formation & Training: Deacon Larry Hart email him here

Sacristans

A sacristan is a person in charge of preparing all liturgical items the priest will need for Mass.  They ensure all needed items are present and in working order thus helping create a spiritual environment for worship.  These men and women, our ‘silent angels’ also are responsible for cleaning and maintaining plants, candles, altar linens and various items needed for many liturgical celebrations.  Depending on liturgical need, this person may also be needed to open the church, ensure temperature comfort, turn on the sound system, and provide general knowledge of church for those using the facility for the liturgy.

Training required:  Due to the nature of this ministry being an integral part of our liturgical celebration, a commitment to serve when scheduled and training sessions are required.

Time commitment:  When scheduled and for the amount of time required for set up, completion of, and clean up after liturgy.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Ushers

Individuals serve as Ministers of Hospitality by providing a warm welcome to our community members and visitors as they enter the Church to join with us in worship.  They facilitate of offertory collection and bringing up our gifts to the altar and distribute the bulletin after Mass.

Training required:  Training is done at the Mass with the Head Usher for the Mass.

Time commitment:  Ushers are to arrive at the church 30 minutes prior to Mass to set up needs for the liturgy and be amply prepared to greet the parishioners and guests.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Bereavement Luncheon

The Funeral Bereavement Committee prepares and serves funeral luncheons. You can help this ministry by serving at the lunch as a host/hostess or provide a casserole during our quarterly casserole Sunday’s.

Time Commitment:  Hosting a lunch is a 4-hour commitment. • Preparing a casserole 1-hour commitment. • You will be asked to be on call for one week per the month during which you may receive a call or not.

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

The Christmas Giving Tree

Each year we provide over 2000 Christmas presents to those in need.  Each family receives 1-2 Christmas presents as well as a food gift card to provide their family with a Christmas meal.

Time Commitment:  A Giving Tree Angel: approx. 10 hours in late November.  Filling out gift tags, inventorying the gifts received and a group shopping trip for gifts to fulfill gift tags there were not returned.  • A Giving Tree Wrapper: 2-hour commitment.  Usually the first Wednesday in December from Noon – 2 pm.  Help wrap presents that had to be purchased.  • A Giving Tree Provider: 1-hour commitment.  Take a tag from the tree and purchase and wrap a gift for someone in need.  (Please return tag with the purchased gift.)

For more information contact:

Donna Porter   Email her here

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Clay County Soup Kitchen

Each month St. Catherine provides a simple meal of Soup and Sandwiches for the homeless at the Soup Kitchen.

Time Commitment:  3 Hours on a Saturday at the Orange Park Soup kitchen located at the Clay County Senior Center  • Provide a Pot of Soup 2 hour commitment

Scheduled Meeting:  Every 5th or 6th week a group from St. Catherine serves at the Soup Kitchen.  The groups are usually part of other ministries such as the MOM’s, CRHP and KOC, etc.  Every quarter we have an open parish date.

For more information contact:

Michelle Reddinger 904-375-1265 or  email Michelle here

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Ending Poverty In Community

Epic Moments / Epic Days

Epic Moments:
Are intended to bring the parish together with everyone doing one small action.  Each person’s small action becomes the parish large project.

Epic Moments Projects:  Fill the Pot  • Pack the Backpack

Epic Days of Service:
These are days of formation, action, and service to our community.
EPIC Day Spring’s project is a small food garden for low-income families.  These help with food cost and a healthy diet.
EPIC Day Fall’s project is stuffing stockings full of toiletries for the men and women on the “outside” at the Sulzbacher Center.  Toothbrush and toothpaste are an important part of the stocking. Dental Health is a great need among the homeless.

Scheduled Meeting:  The EPIC moment outreach is done 3 times a year after the 10 and Noon Mass  • EPIC Days of Service are in December and May

Time Commitment:  EPIC moment’s 5 min. commitment  • EPIC Days of Service 4 hours  • EPIC Educational 25 hours

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Filipino American Ministry

Our mission statement: to unite with our Bishop and Pastor to serve, evangelize, and live the catholic faith.  One of our goals is to assist and raise funds to support programs and needs of the parish.

Scheduled Meeting:  Meetings as needed

Time Commitment:  Please watch the bulletin for our upcoming events. Such as the Dinner Dances, lunch to go and more.

For more information contact:

Stella Loy  904-269-5025
Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

The Gift Shop: Religious Articles Shop

Our shop is located in the back of the Church and is open after all weekend Masses.  The shop is operated by volunteers and provides the people of the parish with a convenient place to purchase religious articles.

Scheduled Meeting:  After mass open the gift shop

Time Commitment:  Once a month for approx. 30 mins.

For more information contact:

Judy Bennett  904-264-6402
Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

I.M Sulzbacher Center

Once a month the parishioners of St. Catherine provides a meal to homeless at the Sulzbacher Center.  We can feed anywhere from 400 to 500 people a month.  We serve a hot meal with vegetables, fruit and even dessert.

Scheduled Meeting:  Third Wednesday of each month  • Cooks: 2:00- 4:30  • Prep Cooks: 2:00-4:30  • Servers: 5:30 7:00

Time Commitment:  3 hours monthly

For more information contact:

Mary Rodgers 904-278-2626
Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Good News People

Each year we offer a different Social Justice program.  For the 2014/2015 year, we will be offering: Good News People. This program is a dynamic process engaging Sacred Scripture, readings and reflections, and Church teachings. The purpose of the program is to communicate hope, love, and possibilities found in a faithful commitment to be good news in the world today.

Scheduled Meeting:  Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Time Commitment:  3 hours weekly

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Justice and Peace Commission

Jesus spent His entire life being with and ministering to the poor and marginalized.

The Justice and Peace Committee studies and discusses Jesus’ focus on the poor and those of society treated unjustly; as well as, Catholic Social Teachings.  The group tries to move from the study of Scripture and Church teachings into action.

Some of the following Social Justice Projects:  The Clay County Soup Kitchen  • Walk A Mile for Sulzbacher  • Offerings of Letters  • Aging Out of Foster Care for Teens  • Prayer vigils.

Scheduled Meeting:  Wednesday from 7:00-9:30 pm

Time Commitment:  3 hours monthly

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Knights of Columbus Council #7399

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal service organization providing service in five areas: Council (its members), Church, Community, Family, and Youth.  Members exemplify the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

Orange Park Council 7399 was chartered by the Knights of Columbus in September 1979.

Scheduled Meeting:  The council conducts regular membership business meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.  The meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. at Haut Hall, St. Catherine’s Church.  • Officers and Directors of the council also meet at 7:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the first meeting of each month.

Time Commitment:  Please watch the bulletin for our upcoming events.

For more information:

www.kofc7399.org/

Knights of Columbus Ladies

The mission of the Lady Knights is to answer to the needs of our church, our parish, and our community as well as support the Knights of Columbus Council #7399 at St. Catherine’s in their events and endeavors.  We wish to make a positive difference by our actions toward our faith community and each other.  All we do is for the love, honor and glory of God.

Scheduled Meeting:  2nd Thursday of the month

Time Commitment:  Please watch the Knights of Columbus Council #7399 website for our upcoming events.

For more information

www.kofc7399.org/

Labor Ready & Homeless Outreach

The mission of the volunteers for Labor Ready/ Homeless Outreach is to provide those in need with a good meal, and extra miscellaneous food items as are available.  We provide for the Labor Ready workers who receive a daily minimum wage.  Some do not have a home to go to after work or if they do have a home, there is little food available.  We also provide for the homeless in our county by partnering with the Homeless Outreach group “Hearts for the Homeless”   We provide the meal and Hearts for the Homeless take it to the woods for those in need

Scheduled Meeting:  Wednesday from 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Time Commitment:  2 hours weekly

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Parish Finance Council

This council presents an annual budget to the Parish Council for approval after meeting with all commission representatives.  They assist in establishing the effective means for raising the funds needed to attain parish goals.

Scheduled Meeting:  Quarterly

Time Commitment:  Appointed by Pastor for a 3-year term

For more information contact:

Kim Neill 904-264-0577 X.305 or email Kim here

Parish Pastoral Council

Parishioners utilize their gifts and talents to aid the pastor by discerning, evaluating, consulting and providing recommendations for the establishment of parish policy and objectives.

Scheduled Meeting:  5 times a year

Time Commitment:  Appointed by the Pastor 2 year term

For more information contact:

Kim Neill 904-264-0577 X.305 or email Kim here

St. Francis Soup Kitchen PB&J Ministry

This ministry makes 700 sandwiches twice a month.  These sandwiches are given out to the homeless at the St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Jacksonville.

Scheduled Meeting:  2nd and 4th Fridays of each month

Time Commitment:  Making sandwiches 1-2 hours.  Time depends on the ministry who is sponsoring for the week  • Delivering sandwiches Saturday to St. Francis Soup Kitchen at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church downtown Jacksonville. 1-2 hours

For more information contact:

Tricia Tate 904-278-0098

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is inspired by Gospel values and is a Catholic lay organization that leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually; by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founds, Venerable Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. We work with the community through home visits so we are able to be a hand up not a hand out.

Scheduled Meeting:  Weekly or Monthly

Time Commitment:  1-3 hour each week

For more information read below or contact:

St. Vincent de Paul office 904-264-0577 X.304

Who We Are

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization of laypersons which allows men and women to join together in offering person-to-person service to the needy. It encompasses every form of aid that alleviates suffering and promotes the dignity and integrity of mankind. It serves everyone regardless of creed, opinion, color, or origin.

Through the generosity of our fellow parishioners, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Catherine’s Church has a 25-year history of service to the residents of Clay County. Our goal at St. Catherine’s is to advance individual dignity by supporting self-determination and independence. The key to our success is our case management process which seeks to determine the underlying causes of individual and family needs.  We provide financial assistance for rent and utilities, food, gas, and medications, as well as referral services to other social service agencies and organizations.

Person to Person Service

The basis of Vincentian service is the making of home visits to those in need of assistance. The home visit is made to respond to a family’s request for aid and to determine the most appropriate way to resolve the family’s problem

 

Collaboration with Other People of Good Will

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul works closely with other organizations, agencies, and churches in Clay County in attempting to meet the multitude of needs. The Society also accepts referrals from other Clay County agencies. Members of the Society participate actively on the Orange Park Clothes Closet Board, the Mercy Network, and on the Clay County FEMA Board, and participate in the Clay County Senior’s Advocacy Council.

County Agent for Catholic Charities & Administrator of Clay Utility “Lend a Helping Hand” Funds

The St. Vincent de Paul Conference administers Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance programs for the residents of Clay County. The Vincentian volunteers qualify and prepare all paperwork for Clay County residents participating in the grant and aid programs funded through Catholic Charities. The Society also qualifies clients and administers funds collected by the Clay County Utility Authority under the “Lend a Helping Hand” program which assists in maintaining water service to families in crisis.

The Society Embraces All Works of Charity and Justice

  •  Collects and delivers food and clothing to the Clothes Closet.
  • Actively participates in preparing and delivering Thanksgiving & Christmas food baskets.
  • Identifies, and delivers Christmas gifts to families living in the Parish area for assistance in the Parish “Giving Tree” program.
  • Assists with Postal Workers and Boy Scout food collection drives twice a year.
  • Distributes snack products to Baptist Mission, Gleaners, Orange Park Clothes Closet, Community Action, Salvation Army, Quigley House, and St. Vincent de Paul Farm on a continuous basis.
  • Participates in Florida Catholic Conference “Day at the Capital” activities in Tallahassee to address legislative issues affecting the poor and disadvantaged.
  • St. Catherine’s members also personally donate $100.00 per quarter to a “Twin”, the SVDP San Rafael de Piedecuesta Conference in Bucaramanga, Columbia, which uses these funds to provide food, clothing and other necessities to those in need.

For more information, please contact the St. Vincent de Paul Office at Direct Number (904) 639-5839,  (904) 264-0577 ext. 304 or email them here 

The MOM's Group

MOMS are a group of mothers who are bound together by our vocation of motherhood, faith, and dedication to the church and community. We meet monthly for sharing and planning. We complete many service projects throughout the year to benefit the parish and community. We have social events for MOMS, families, and couples.

Scheduled Meeting:  Second Monday of each month beginning at 9:00 am in the Siena Room

Time Commitment:  Meetings are 2.5 hours  • Events are held through the year such as the Vender-Craft-a-fair, playdates, outreach projects and more.

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Free Volunteer Medical Clinics

These two resources are available in Clay County.  The Way Free Clinic is open from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm the 1st and 3rd Saturday and Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis.  The OP Clinic is open every Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm by appointment only located at 1107 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Green Cove Springs.  Clay County Free Volunteer Clinic is open every 2nd Saturday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and is located at 3229 Bear Run Blvd. in Middleburg on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information contact:

904-531-9504  or email them here

Welcoming Committee

Our Mission Statement:
The Welcoming Committee of St. Catherine’s is to provide a “family-friendly” environment that is both inviting and welcoming to our members, visitors and guests to our ministry and mission programs, worship celebrations and special events.

The Welcoming Committee, in support of our ushers, has a primary goal of welcoming new parishioners to our Church before Mass and be available before and after Mass to answer questions. This is probably the best part of the whole job. It is so much fun to meet a new person, couple or family who is looking for a great place to worship and to know that this is where they have been led or to re-connect with a current parishioner we haven’t met yet.

For our newly registered and visitors, It is often their first interaction with our parish and it is important to be recognized and welcomed warmly.

Scheduled Meetings:  2nd Monday every Month at 7:00 pm

Training Required:  Happy, friendly people with a smile needed.  • No formal training required. Name Badges will be made available as well as a basic overview of upcoming church events.

Time Commitment:  When scheduled … 15 minutes before and after Mass to greet people and answer questions.

For more information contact:

St. Catherine Administration Office or

email them here

Hispanic Ministry / Ministerio Hispano

We are the Hispanic presence in the Orange Park catholic community/Somos la presencia de la comunidad Católica hispana en Orange Park”.

We have a Hispanic commission to mirror the parish commission in order to work together as one church./Contamos con una comisión hispana a semejanza de la parroquial para trabajar juntos como una sola iglesia.

Monthly Meeting/Reunión mensual:  Every 2nd Thursday of the month 7 pm -9 pm/Cada 2do jueves del mes de 7 pm-9 pm

Time Commitment/Tiempo:  2 hours monthly/2 horas mensualmente

Contact/Contactar:

Martha Velazquez, facilitator/facilitadora 904-272-1908 | email Martha here

Hispanic Commission Members are:

Ana and Roberto Nogueras:  Worship and Spirituality/Culto y Espiritualidad
Delia and Miguel Galeano: Formation/Formación
Albert Figueroa: Youth/Jóvenes
Lynnette Elliot: Stewardship/Mayordomia
Zulma Perez: Social Justice/Justicia Social
Luis Diaz: Secretary/Secretario

Parent & Family Ministry

Welcome to Parent – Family Ministry

The goal of this ministry is to build family through programs and activities.

The Family that Plays Together, Prays Together, Stays Together is our watchwords.

Programs include: Family Night Out, Parenting Seminars, Activities

Family Night Outs

are quarterly night out events which include games, crafts, movies, and other activities. The best part is it Free for the family. Plus, dinner is Free too.  We understand how expensive it can be taking the family out for food and entertainment. It becomes quite costly. We invite you to participate in one of our many outings. In the past, we have had a Picnic at the park, Trunk or Treat, or many other themed events for Family Fun, part of our watchwords.

 

 

Parenting Seminars

Sometimes as parents we look for answers to everyday life and what we can do to help our family. Another part of our watchwords Stays Together, we invite professionals to come speak to the adults of the family while the kids are entertained during the seminars. This gives you time to focus and to interact with others while children free. One of our well-received topics was Parenting in the Age of Technology. Another topic is how to deal with bullying, which is coming in January of 2018. It doesn’t stop there, we have planned out other events too for the year.

 

 

Church

We invite you to attend Mass as a family, also part of our watchwords, Prays. Take time each day

and pray as a family. Pray for the many wonderful things we have in our lives, pray for help, and pray families are just some items your family can pray for and give thanks.

 

 

Other Activities

We look forward to planning activities and outings to local events, for your family and other families to attend together. For example, a day at the zoo, or a group trip to a theme park.

Fun and Fellowship for Singles

The Singles Ministry is founded on the principles of spiritual growth, service to others, and fulfilling social relationships for those who are single, separated, divorced or widowed. Please pick-up a calendar of events from the office or contact Cheri in the parish office for more information.

Scheduled Meeting:  See our Calendar

For more information contact:

Terry Muldrew 904-993-2653
Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Handicrafts & Prayer Shawls

The Handicrafts ministry makes crafts for our Fall Bazaar, knits shawls for the Prayer Shawl Ministry, Christmas stockings for the Sulzbacher Center and as well as projects to benefit the Parish and community. All levels of skill are welcome.

Prayer Shawls are available to anyone who is in need. Each shawl is made with love and prayers for the intended. If you know of anyone who would benefit from the gift of a shawl please contact the Parish office.

Scheduled Meeting:  Wednesday from 9:30 am -12:00 pm

Time Commitment:  3 hours weekly

For more information contact:

Liz Trozsak at 904-269-8769
Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Health & Wellness

This ministry is dedicated to the health of our parish. We host different events throughout the year such as the Bloodmobile, the health program Creation Health and more. Watch the bulletin for events.

St. Catherine’s is the host site for a Free Low Impact Exercise Class for Seniors.

Scheduled Meeting:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Rooney Hall from 9:00 am till 10:30 am.

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Parish Fall Bazaar

In the fall of 1970, St. Catherine’s held its first Parish Bazaar. Over the years it has grown to include rides, food booths, crafts, silent auction, “Attic Treasure” rummage sale and so much more. Our Bazaar is staffed by parish volunteers!!!! Our only vendor is the company that provides amusement rides. It is held the last weekend of October.

Time Commitment:  All Parishioners are encouraged to volunteer at least 2 hours during the Bazaar.

Core Planning Team:  This group is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all aspects of the Annual Parish Bazaar. The Core Planning Team starts meeting monthly from July until September and volunteers the entire weekend of the Bazaar.

Visit our website for more information: www.bazaar5.wix.com/stcatsfallbazaar

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here
Michael Gibbens email Michael here

Young at Heart Seniors

The Mission of the Young at Heart Group is to provide a place and time for seniors to gather for fellowship, card games, bingo, and to receive information regarding senior-related issues; to attend group functions, and day trips. Our Senior’s calendar will be available on the first of each month in the church and parish office.

Scheduled Meeting:  Every Thursday from 9:30- 2:00 pm

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Camino a Jesus (Charismatic Group)

Spirit-filled Hispanic gathering, singing and praising God.  Meets Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Church Conference Room.

For more information, contact:

Mariana Quevado or Laura Morales at (904) 264-0577.

Christian Meditation

Prayer in a contemplative form; a mystical awareness of God’s being.

Time commitment:  Tuesday evenings 7:30 pm in Siena Room

For more information contact:

Vincent Reilly 904-264-0577 X.322 or email Vincent here

Legion of Mary

A worldwide organization of Catholics, adults, and youth, who offer their service to God, directed to the spiritual welfare of souls.  The Legion helps turn our “good intentions” into action.

Time commitment:  Wednesday 7:00 pm in Formation Center, Mosses Room

For more information contact:

Fr. Ignatius 904-264-0577 X.325 or email him here

Living Stations of the Cross

This ministry is a group of 14 actors of all ages presenting the Stations of the Cross from the viewpoint of one who was there.

Time Commitment:  1 Dress Rehearsal • 2 Performances

For more information contact:

Rudie Gillett 904-264-0577 X.326 or email Rudie here

NAIN Bereavement

This Support Group is designed to help those who have lost a loved one through death.  The focus is to help work through the grieving process.

Scheduled Meeting:   Two nine-week sessions (Spring and Fall)

Time Commitment:   9 weeks for 2 hours

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster 904-264-0577 X.310 or email Cheri here

Persons with Disabilities

Are you living with a disability or caring for someone with a disability?  Would you like to help bring awareness to the many gifts persons with disabilities have to offer?

The mission of this ministry is to be a clear and strong voice for persons with disabilities in our parish as well as our community, to provide a forum to enhance the lives of the disabled and with God’s help, to advocate with the disabled our quest for spiritual, social, and personal growth.

Scheduled Meeting:   At present this ministry is meeting as needed.

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster 904-264-0577 X.310 or email Cheri here

Prison Ministry

The Prison Ministry’s mission is to bring Christ’s presence and love to those incarcerated in our local jails and prisons. Programs include KAIROS retreats, Catholic Masses/Prayer services, St. Dismas retreats, and Songs of Praise and Worship by the Fools for Christ song group.

Scheduled Meeting: Weekly or Monthly

Time Commitment: Kairos: 9 weekly meetings preparing for the weekend and 1 weekend per year • Catholic Services: Once weekly
For more information contact:

Earl Porter 904-269-9199
Cheri Forster 904-264-0577 X.310 or email Cheri here

Stewardship Committee

The purpose of the Stewardship Committee at St. Catherine’s is to enhance and encourage the involvement of all members of the community to recognize and pursue stewardship as a way of life. We evaluate and oversee all stewardship efforts to help parishioners pursue active prayer lives, participate in serving others, and sharing their financial gifts. Come join us as we assist in our Parish Annual Stewardship Commitment, Parish Feast Day Celebration, and family enrichment education. If you enjoy brochure design, scheduling, planning events, and are creative, please join us.

Scheduled Meetings:  We prayerfully gather monthly for a meeting. 2nd Tuesday bi-monthly at 7:00 pm

Training Required:  Attendance at Annual Diocesan Stewardship Conference.

Time Commitment:  Extra meetings for the planning of special events (Parish Annual Stewardship Commitment and Parish Feast Day Celebration)

For more information contact:

St. Catherine Administration Office or email them here

Liturgy & Music

Liturgical Minister Schedule

Music Ministries

Jim Hughes – Director of Music Ministries

St. Catherine’s Parish is blessed to have an active and vibrant music ministry program. Currently, over 70 individuals participate in the different choirs. However we are always looking for more singers, accompanists, and instrumentalists to become active members of our music ministry,

Time commitment:
Commitment includes weekly rehearsals and Saturday/Sunday mass.
Roughly three hours per week – 1.5-hour practice / 1.5 hours mass
You can commit to singing for a liturgical season or for an entire year.

Seasons:
Advent/Christmas – October-January
Lent/Easter – February-May
Summer Months – June-September

Scheduled Rehearsals:

Saturday 5 PM – Small Schola Choir
Thursdays at 7-8:30 PM (with the 10 AM Choir) in the church.
Sunday 10 AM Choir – Traditional
Thursdays from 7-8:30 PM in the church.
Sunday 12 Noon Choir – Contemporary Ensemble
Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM in the church.
Sunday 5:00 PM – Hispanic Choir
Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM in the music room (Rooney Hall).
Children’s Choir
Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:15 PM in the church.

The links below will become active once all information has been uploaded.

This Weekends Music
5 PM Saturday – Small Choir
8 AM Sunday – Cantor
10 AM Sunday – Traditional Choir
12 NOON Sunday – Contemporary / Family Choir
5 PM Sunday – Hispanic Choir
What can I do to help the Music Ministry at St’ Catherine’s?

If you have any questions concerning this ministry, please contact Jim Hughes by email here or call the parish office at 904-264-0577 and leave a message for Jim to return your call.

Musical Rehearsal Tracks

As I complete various rehearsal tracks I will post them to this site and announce their arrival on our Music
Ministries Facebook site. Please take time with your designated part. Thanks

Advent – Christmas Rehearsal Tracks

A Voice Cries Out

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

Christmas Joy Medley

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

We Wait in Hope

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

Emmanuel

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

Patience People

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

Like A Shepherd

Alto
Bass
Soprano
Tenor
Full Choir

Children's Liturgy of the Word

A team of parishioners who “go aside” with children at the 10 am Sunday liturgy, to hear the Word of God proclaimed from a lectionary designed especially for children.  Leaders are able to fully participate in the Mass.  Some preparation for each “going aside” is required.

Training required:  Completed background check • Fingerprinting process • References provided and signature required of the diocesan ethical agreement.

Time commitment:  Any preparation time throughout the week • 15-20 minutes, during Mass, on Sunday morning • All volunteers are still able to participate in Mass.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Church Environment & Art Committee

Enhances our liturgical celebrations through the use of plants, symbols, art, colors, and other decoration.

Training required:  Read materials available regarding liturgical year and décor needs/expectations.

Time commitment:  Varies based on time of year you are interested in assisting. • All year décor 1-2 hours a week • Seasonal assistance decorating schedules are created as the season approaches.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

EMHC

Extraordinary Ministers assist the Priest and Deacon during Mass; administering the Precious Body and Blood of Christ to St. Catherine’s parishioners.  Some ministers may also bring communion to the home-bound and nursing homes.

Training required:  An introductory 4-6 hour training course with a 4-week follow-up with a mentor.  We will have a renewal opportunity every 2 years.

Time commitment:  EMHC’s should be prepared to serve at least one Mass a month and there are additional opportunities in our local nursing homes and hospitals.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Linen Angels

This ministry washes the altar and communion linens with the proper respect due to items that have remains of the Blessed Sacrament.  These angels are scheduled quarterly and may have 1-3 appointed to them to be responsible for the washing, folding, ironing (if necessary), and returning of linens for liturgical use.

Training required:  Due to the nature of this ministry, a commitment to serve when scheduled and training is required.

Time commitment:  When scheduled … typically 1 to 3 weeks of a 3 month period … the time it takes for you to properly pre-wash and then wash and care for the linens.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Readers

Readers participate in the Liturgy of the Word by proclaiming the Word of God, sharing the commentary regarding the readings, and assisting the celebrant with the Universal Prayer.

Training required:  An introductory 2-4 hour training course with a 4-week follow-up with a mentor.  We will have a renewal opportunity every 2 years.

Time commitment:  Readers should be prepared to serve at least one Mass a month by spending time the week prior to reviewing and practicing the readings.

For more information contact:

Training & Scheduling: Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Formation & Training: Deacon Larry Hart email him here

Sacristans

A sacristan is a person in charge of preparing all liturgical items the priest will need for Mass.  They ensure all needed items are present and in working order thus helping create a spiritual environment for worship.  These men and women, our ‘silent angels’ also are responsible for cleaning and maintaining plants, candles, altar linens and various items needed for many liturgical celebrations.  Depending on liturgical need, this person may also be needed to open the church, ensure temperature comfort, turn on the sound system, and provide general knowledge of church for those using the facility for the liturgy.

Training required:  Due to the nature of this ministry being an integral part of our liturgical celebration, a commitment to serve when scheduled and training sessions are required.

Time commitment:  When scheduled and for the amount of time required for set up, completion of, and clean up after liturgy.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Ushers

Individuals serve as Ministers of Hospitality by providing a warm welcome to our community members and visitors as they enter the Church to join with us in worship.  They facilitate of offertory collection and bringing up our gifts to the altar and distribute the bulletin after Mass.

Training required:  Training is done at the Mass with the Head Usher for the Mass.

Time commitment:  Ushers are to arrive at the church 30 minutes prior to Mass to set up needs for the liturgy and be amply prepared to greet the parishioners and guests.

For more information contact:

Lisa Murphy 904-264-0577 X.324 or email her here

Service Ministries

Bereavement Luncheon

The Funeral Bereavement Committee prepares and serves funeral luncheons. You can help this ministry by serving at the lunch as a host/hostess or provide a casserole during our quarterly casserole Sunday’s.

Time Commitment:  Hosting a lunch is a 4-hour commitment. • Preparing a casserole 1-hour commitment. • You will be asked to be on call for one week per the month during which you may receive a call or not.

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

The Christmas Giving Tree

Each year we provide over 2000 Christmas presents to those in need.  Each family receives 1-2 Christmas presents as well as a food gift card to provide their family with a Christmas meal.

Time Commitment:  A Giving Tree Angel: approx. 10 hours in late November.  Filling out gift tags, inventorying the gifts received and a group shopping trip for gifts to fulfill gift tags there were not returned.  • A Giving Tree Wrapper: 2-hour commitment.  Usually the first Wednesday in December from Noon – 2 pm.  Help wrap presents that had to be purchased.  • A Giving Tree Provider: 1-hour commitment.  Take a tag from the tree and purchase and wrap a gift for someone in need.  (Please return tag with the purchased gift.)

For more information contact:

Donna Porter   Email her here

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Clay County Soup Kitchen

Each month St. Catherine provides a simple meal of Soup and Sandwiches for the homeless at the Soup Kitchen.

Time Commitment:  3 Hours on a Saturday at the Orange Park Soup kitchen located at the Clay County Senior Center  • Provide a Pot of Soup 2 hour commitment

Scheduled Meeting:  Every 5th or 6th week a group from St. Catherine serves at the Soup Kitchen.  The groups are usually part of other ministries such as the MOM’s, CRHP and KOC, etc.  Every quarter we have an open parish date.

For more information contact:

Michelle Reddinger 904-375-1265 or  email Michelle here

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Ending Poverty In Community

Epic Moments / Epic Days

Epic Moments:
Are intended to bring the parish together with everyone doing one small action.  Each person’s small action becomes the parish large project.

Epic Moments Projects:  Fill the Pot  • Pack the Backpack

Epic Days of Service:
These are days of formation, action, and service to our community.
EPIC Day Spring’s project is a small food garden for low-income families.  These help with food cost and a healthy diet.
EPIC Day Fall’s project is stuffing stockings full of toiletries for the men and women on the “outside” at the Sulzbacher Center.  Toothbrush and toothpaste are an important part of the stocking. Dental Health is a great need among the homeless.

Scheduled Meeting:  The EPIC moment outreach is done 3 times a year after the 10 and Noon Mass  • EPIC Days of Service are in December and May

Time Commitment:  EPIC moment’s 5 min. commitment  • EPIC Days of Service 4 hours  • EPIC Educational 25 hours

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Filipino American Ministry

Our mission statement: to unite with our Bishop and Pastor to serve, evangelize, and live the catholic faith.  One of our goals is to assist and raise funds to support programs and needs of the parish.

Scheduled Meeting:  Meetings as needed

Time Commitment:  Please watch the bulletin for our upcoming events. Such as the Dinner Dances, lunch to go and more.

For more information contact:

Stella Loy  904-269-5025
Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

The Gift Shop: Religious Articles Shop

Our shop is located in the back of the Church and is open after all weekend Masses.  The shop is operated by volunteers and provides the people of the parish with a convenient place to purchase religious articles.

Scheduled Meeting:  After mass open the gift shop

Time Commitment:  Once a month for approx. 30 mins.

For more information contact:

Judy Bennett  904-264-6402
Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

I.M Sulzbacher Center

Once a month the parishioners of St. Catherine provides a meal to homeless at the Sulzbacher Center.  We can feed anywhere from 400 to 500 people a month.  We serve a hot meal with vegetables, fruit and even dessert.

Scheduled Meeting:  Third Wednesday of each month  • Cooks: 2:00- 4:30  • Prep Cooks: 2:00-4:30  • Servers: 5:30 7:00

Time Commitment:  3 hours monthly

For more information contact:

Mary Rodgers 904-278-2626
Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Good News People

Each year we offer a different Social Justice program.  For the 2014/2015 year, we will be offering: Good News People. This program is a dynamic process engaging Sacred Scripture, readings and reflections, and Church teachings. The purpose of the program is to communicate hope, love, and possibilities found in a faithful commitment to be good news in the world today.

Scheduled Meeting:  Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

Time Commitment:  3 hours weekly

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Justice and Peace Commission

Jesus spent His entire life being with and ministering to the poor and marginalized.

The Justice and Peace Committee studies and discusses Jesus’ focus on the poor and those of society treated unjustly; as well as, Catholic Social Teachings.  The group tries to move from the study of Scripture and Church teachings into action.

Some of the following Social Justice Projects:  The Clay County Soup Kitchen  • Walk A Mile for Sulzbacher  • Offerings of Letters  • Aging Out of Foster Care for Teens  • Prayer vigils.

Scheduled Meeting:  Wednesday from 7:00-9:30 pm

Time Commitment:  3 hours monthly

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Knights of Columbus Council #7399

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal service organization providing service in five areas: Council (its members), Church, Community, Family, and Youth.  Members exemplify the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

Orange Park Council 7399 was chartered by the Knights of Columbus in September 1979.

Scheduled Meeting:  The council conducts regular membership business meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.  The meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. at Haut Hall, St. Catherine’s Church.  • Officers and Directors of the council also meet at 7:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the first meeting of each month.

Time Commitment:  Please watch the bulletin for our upcoming events.

For more information:

www.kofc7399.org/

Knights of Columbus Ladies

The mission of the Lady Knights is to answer to the needs of our church, our parish, and our community as well as support the Knights of Columbus Council #7399 at St. Catherine’s in their events and endeavors.  We wish to make a positive difference by our actions toward our faith community and each other.  All we do is for the love, honor and glory of God.

Scheduled Meeting:  2nd Thursday of the month

Time Commitment:  Please watch the Knights of Columbus Council #7399 website for our upcoming events.

For more information

www.kofc7399.org/

Labor Ready & Homeless Outreach

The mission of the volunteers for Labor Ready/ Homeless Outreach is to provide those in need with a good meal, and extra miscellaneous food items as are available.  We provide for the Labor Ready workers who receive a daily minimum wage.  Some do not have a home to go to after work or if they do have a home, there is little food available.  We also provide for the homeless in our county by partnering with the Homeless Outreach group “Hearts for the Homeless”   We provide the meal and Hearts for the Homeless take it to the woods for those in need

Scheduled Meeting:  Wednesday from 11:00 am -1:00 pm

Time Commitment:  2 hours weekly

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Parish Finance Council

This council presents an annual budget to the Parish Council for approval after meeting with all commission representatives.  They assist in establishing the effective means for raising the funds needed to attain parish goals.

Scheduled Meeting:  Quarterly

Time Commitment:  Appointed by Pastor for a 3-year term

For more information contact:

Kim Neill 904-264-0577 X.305 or email Kim here

Parish Pastoral Council

Parishioners utilize their gifts and talents to aid the pastor by discerning, evaluating, consulting and providing recommendations for the establishment of parish policy and objectives.

Scheduled Meeting:  5 times a year

Time Commitment:  Appointed by the Pastor 2 year term

For more information contact:

Kim Neill 904-264-0577 X.305 or email Kim here

St. Francis Soup Kitchen PB&J Ministry

This ministry makes 700 sandwiches twice a month.  These sandwiches are given out to the homeless at the St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Jacksonville.

Scheduled Meeting:  2nd and 4th Fridays of each month

Time Commitment:  Making sandwiches 1-2 hours.  Time depends on the ministry who is sponsoring for the week  • Delivering sandwiches Saturday to St. Francis Soup Kitchen at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church downtown Jacksonville. 1-2 hours

For more information contact:

Tricia Tate 904-278-0098

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is inspired by Gospel values and is a Catholic lay organization that leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually; by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founds, Venerable Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. We work with the community through home visits so we are able to be a hand up not a hand out.

Scheduled Meeting:  Weekly or Monthly

Time Commitment:  1-3 hour each week

For more information read below or contact:

St. Vincent de Paul office 904-264-0577 X.304

Who We Are

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization of laypersons which allows men and women to join together in offering person-to-person service to the needy. It encompasses every form of aid that alleviates suffering and promotes the dignity and integrity of mankind. It serves everyone regardless of creed, opinion, color, or origin.

Through the generosity of our fellow parishioners, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Catherine’s Church has a 25-year history of service to the residents of Clay County. Our goal at St. Catherine’s is to advance individual dignity by supporting self-determination and independence. The key to our success is our case management process which seeks to determine the underlying causes of individual and family needs.  We provide financial assistance for rent and utilities, food, gas, and medications, as well as referral services to other social service agencies and organizations.

Person to Person Service

The basis of Vincentian service is the making of home visits to those in need of assistance. The home visit is made to respond to a family’s request for aid and to determine the most appropriate way to resolve the family’s problem

 

Collaboration with Other People of Good Will

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul works closely with other organizations, agencies, and churches in Clay County in attempting to meet the multitude of needs. The Society also accepts referrals from other Clay County agencies. Members of the Society participate actively on the Orange Park Clothes Closet Board, the Mercy Network, and on the Clay County FEMA Board, and participate in the Clay County Senior’s Advocacy Council.

County Agent for Catholic Charities & Administrator of Clay Utility “Lend a Helping Hand” Funds

The St. Vincent de Paul Conference administers Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance programs for the residents of Clay County. The Vincentian volunteers qualify and prepare all paperwork for Clay County residents participating in the grant and aid programs funded through Catholic Charities. The Society also qualifies clients and administers funds collected by the Clay County Utility Authority under the “Lend a Helping Hand” program which assists in maintaining water service to families in crisis.

The Society Embraces All Works of Charity and Justice

  •  Collects and delivers food and clothing to the Clothes Closet.
  • Actively participates in preparing and delivering Thanksgiving & Christmas food baskets.
  • Identifies, and delivers Christmas gifts to families living in the Parish area for assistance in the Parish “Giving Tree” program.
  • Assists with Postal Workers and Boy Scout food collection drives twice a year.
  • Distributes snack products to Baptist Mission, Gleaners, Orange Park Clothes Closet, Community Action, Salvation Army, Quigley House, and St. Vincent de Paul Farm on a continuous basis.
  • Participates in Florida Catholic Conference “Day at the Capital” activities in Tallahassee to address legislative issues affecting the poor and disadvantaged.
  • St. Catherine’s members also personally donate $100.00 per quarter to a “Twin”, the SVDP San Rafael de Piedecuesta Conference in Bucaramanga, Columbia, which uses these funds to provide food, clothing and other necessities to those in need.

For more information, please contact the St. Vincent de Paul Office at Direct Number (904) 639-5839,  (904) 264-0577 ext. 304 or email them here 

The MOM's Group

MOMS are a group of mothers who are bound together by our vocation of motherhood, faith, and dedication to the church and community. We meet monthly for sharing and planning. We complete many service projects throughout the year to benefit the parish and community. We have social events for MOMS, families, and couples.

Scheduled Meeting:  Second Monday of each month beginning at 9:00 am in the Siena Room

Time Commitment:  Meetings are 2.5 hours  • Events are held through the year such as the Vender-Craft-a-fair, playdates, outreach projects and more.

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Free Volunteer Medical Clinics

These two resources are available in Clay County.  The Way Free Clinic is open from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm the 1st and 3rd Saturday and Sunday on a first-come, first-served basis.  The OP Clinic is open every Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm by appointment only located at 1107 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Green Cove Springs.  Clay County Free Volunteer Clinic is open every 2nd Saturday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and is located at 3229 Bear Run Blvd. in Middleburg on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information contact:

904-531-9504  or email them here

Welcoming Committee

Our Mission Statement:
The Welcoming Committee of St. Catherine’s is to provide a “family-friendly” environment that is both inviting and welcoming to our members, visitors and guests to our ministry and mission programs, worship celebrations and special events.

The Welcoming Committee, in support of our ushers, has a primary goal of welcoming new parishioners to our Church before Mass and be available before and after Mass to answer questions. This is probably the best part of the whole job. It is so much fun to meet a new person, couple or family who is looking for a great place to worship and to know that this is where they have been led or to re-connect with a current parishioner we haven’t met yet.

For our newly registered and visitors, It is often their first interaction with our parish and it is important to be recognized and welcomed warmly.

Scheduled Meetings:  2nd Monday every Month at 7:00 pm

Training Required:  Happy, friendly people with a smile needed.  • No formal training required. Name Badges will be made available as well as a basic overview of upcoming church events.

Time Commitment:  When scheduled … 15 minutes before and after Mass to greet people and answer questions.

For more information contact:

St. Catherine Administration Office or

email them here

Hispanic Ministry / Ministerio Hispano

We are the Hispanic presence in the Orange Park catholic community/Somos la presencia de la comunidad Católica hispana en Orange Park”.

We have a Hispanic commission to mirror the parish commission in order to work together as one church./Contamos con una comisión hispana a semejanza de la parroquial para trabajar juntos como una sola iglesia.

Monthly Meeting/Reunión mensual:  Every 2nd Thursday of the month 7 pm -9 pm/Cada 2do jueves del mes de 7 pm-9 pm

Time Commitment/Tiempo:  2 hours monthly/2 horas mensualmente

Contact/Contactar:

Martha Velazquez, facilitator/facilitadora 904-272-1908 | email Martha here

Hispanic Commission Members are:

Ana and Roberto Nogueras:  Worship and Spirituality/Culto y Espiritualidad
Delia and Miguel Galeano: Formation/Formación
Albert Figueroa: Youth/Jóvenes
Lynnette Elliot: Stewardship/Mayordomia
Zulma Perez: Social Justice/Justicia Social
Luis Diaz: Secretary/Secretario

Social Ministries

Parent & Family Ministry

Welcome to Parent – Family Ministry

The goal of this ministry is to build family through programs and activities.

The Family that Plays Together, Prays Together, Stays Together is our watchwords.

Programs include: Family Night Out, Parenting Seminars, Activities

Family Night Outs

are quarterly night out events which include games, crafts, movies, and other activities. The best part is it Free for the family. Plus, dinner is Free too.  We understand how expensive it can be taking the family out for food and entertainment. It becomes quite costly. We invite you to participate in one of our many outings. In the past, we have had a Picnic at the park, Trunk or Treat, or many other themed events for Family Fun, part of our watchwords.

 

 

Parenting Seminars

Sometimes as parents we look for answers to everyday life and what we can do to help our family. Another part of our watchwords Stays Together, we invite professionals to come speak to the adults of the family while the kids are entertained during the seminars. This gives you time to focus and to interact with others while children free. One of our well-received topics was Parenting in the Age of Technology. Another topic is how to deal with bullying, which is coming in January of 2018. It doesn’t stop there, we have planned out other events too for the year.

 

 

Church

We invite you to attend Mass as a family, also part of our watchwords, Prays. Take time each day

and pray as a family. Pray for the many wonderful things we have in our lives, pray for help, and pray families are just some items your family can pray for and give thanks.

 

 

Other Activities

We look forward to planning activities and outings to local events, for your family and other families to attend together. For example, a day at the zoo, or a group trip to a theme park.

Fun and Fellowship for Singles

The Singles Ministry is founded on the principles of spiritual growth, service to others, and fulfilling social relationships for those who are single, separated, divorced or widowed. Please pick-up a calendar of events from the office or contact Cheri in the parish office for more information.

Scheduled Meeting:  See our Calendar

For more information contact:

Terry Muldrew 904-993-2653
Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Handicrafts & Prayer Shawls

The Handicrafts ministry makes crafts for our Fall Bazaar, knits shawls for the Prayer Shawl Ministry, Christmas stockings for the Sulzbacher Center and as well as projects to benefit the Parish and community. All levels of skill are welcome.

Prayer Shawls are available to anyone who is in need. Each shawl is made with love and prayers for the intended. If you know of anyone who would benefit from the gift of a shawl please contact the Parish office.

Scheduled Meeting:  Wednesday from 9:30 am -12:00 pm

Time Commitment:  3 hours weekly

For more information contact:

Liz Trozsak at 904-269-8769
Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Health & Wellness

This ministry is dedicated to the health of our parish. We host different events throughout the year such as the Bloodmobile, the health program Creation Health and more. Watch the bulletin for events.

St. Catherine’s is the host site for a Free Low Impact Exercise Class for Seniors.

Scheduled Meeting:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Rooney Hall from 9:00 am till 10:30 am.

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Parish Fall Bazaar

In the fall of 1970, St. Catherine’s held its first Parish Bazaar. Over the years it has grown to include rides, food booths, crafts, silent auction, “Attic Treasure” rummage sale and so much more. Our Bazaar is staffed by parish volunteers!!!! Our only vendor is the company that provides amusement rides. It is held the last weekend of October.

Time Commitment:  All Parishioners are encouraged to volunteer at least 2 hours during the Bazaar.

Core Planning Team:  This group is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all aspects of the Annual Parish Bazaar. The Core Planning Team starts meeting monthly from July until September and volunteers the entire weekend of the Bazaar.

Visit our website for more information: www.bazaar5.wix.com/stcatsfallbazaar

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here
Michael Gibbens email Michael here

Young at Heart Seniors

The Mission of the Young at Heart Group is to provide a place and time for seniors to gather for fellowship, card games, bingo, and to receive information regarding senior-related issues; to attend group functions, and day trips. Our Senior’s calendar will be available on the first of each month in the church and parish office.

Scheduled Meeting:  Every Thursday from 9:30- 2:00 pm

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster at 904-264-0577 x.310 or email her here

Spiritual Ministries

Camino a Jesus (Charismatic Group)

Spirit-filled Hispanic gathering, singing and praising God.  Meets Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Church Conference Room.

For more information, contact:

Mariana Quevado or Laura Morales at (904) 264-0577.

Christian Meditation

Prayer in a contemplative form; a mystical awareness of God’s being.

Time commitment:  Tuesday evenings 7:30 pm in Siena Room

For more information contact:

Vincent Reilly 904-264-0577 X.322 or email Vincent here

Legion of Mary

A worldwide organization of Catholics, adults, and youth, who offer their service to God, directed to the spiritual welfare of souls.  The Legion helps turn our “good intentions” into action.

Time commitment:  Wednesday 7:00 pm in Formation Center, Mosses Room

For more information contact:

Fr. Ignatius 904-264-0577 X.325 or email him here

Living Stations of the Cross

This ministry is a group of 14 actors of all ages presenting the Stations of the Cross from the viewpoint of one who was there.

Time Commitment:  1 Dress Rehearsal • 2 Performances

For more information contact:

Rudie Gillett 904-264-0577 X.326 or email Rudie here

NAIN Bereavement

This Support Group is designed to help those who have lost a loved one through death.  The focus is to help work through the grieving process.

Scheduled Meeting:   Two nine-week sessions (Spring and Fall)

Time Commitment:   9 weeks for 2 hours

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster 904-264-0577 X.310 or email Cheri here

Persons with Disabilities

Are you living with a disability or caring for someone with a disability?  Would you like to help bring awareness to the many gifts persons with disabilities have to offer?

The mission of this ministry is to be a clear and strong voice for persons with disabilities in our parish as well as our community, to provide a forum to enhance the lives of the disabled and with God’s help, to advocate with the disabled our quest for spiritual, social, and personal growth.

Scheduled Meeting:   At present this ministry is meeting as needed.

For more information contact:

Cheri Forster 904-264-0577 X.310 or email Cheri here

Prison Ministry

The Prison Ministry’s mission is to bring Christ’s presence and love to those incarcerated in our local jails and prisons. Programs include KAIROS retreats, Catholic Masses/Prayer services, St. Dismas retreats, and Songs of Praise and Worship by the Fools for Christ song group.

Scheduled Meeting: Weekly or Monthly

Time Commitment: Kairos: 9 weekly meetings preparing for the weekend and 1 weekend per year • Catholic Services: Once weekly
For more information contact:

Earl Porter 904-269-9199
Cheri Forster 904-264-0577 X.310 or email Cheri here

Stewardship Committee

The purpose of the Stewardship Committee at St. Catherine’s is to enhance and encourage the involvement of all members of the community to recognize and pursue stewardship as a way of life. We evaluate and oversee all stewardship efforts to help parishioners pursue active prayer lives, participate in serving others, and sharing their financial gifts. Come join us as we assist in our Parish Annual Stewardship Commitment, Parish Feast Day Celebration, and family enrichment education. If you enjoy brochure design, scheduling, planning events, and are creative, please join us.

Scheduled Meetings:  We prayerfully gather monthly for a meeting. 2nd Tuesday bi-monthly at 7:00 pm

Training Required:  Attendance at Annual Diocesan Stewardship Conference.

Time Commitment:  Extra meetings for the planning of special events (Parish Annual Stewardship Commitment and Parish Feast Day Celebration)

For more information contact:

St. Catherine Administration Office or email them here