Are you interested in putting your gifts to use to serve the church or surrounding community of North Spencer? Our Catholic Community has a place for you! From serving coffee to singing in the choir, there is something for everyone at our parish. Please call the parish office with questions or to sign up. We look forward to serving with you!
The Mission of the Christian Vocation Commission is to provide opportunities for all members of our parishes to develop and strengthen each person’s own vocation in life, which is our way to God. Examples of activties include Marriage Enrichment, Anniversary Dinner, Prayers for Vocations, Healthy Ministry, and Engaged Encounter.
The Faith Formation Commission helps parishioners of all ages to become committed to Christ and the Church by better understanding and living their faith. This commission strives to form us into life-long faithful disciples of the Lord. Exampls of activities include Faith Formation, Vacation Bible School, RCIA, Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP), and Marriage Coordination.
The Finance Commission sustains the mission and ongoing development of the parish community by providing the necessary administrative and financial skills. This commission concerns itself with all parish resources, preparation of the annual parish budget for review and approval by the Parish Pastoral Council, parish financial support, and the effective use and maintenance of parish facilities (Canon 537). The Finance Commission also gives regular accounting to the parish as a means of communication and accountability. Examples include Stewardship Committee, Fund Raising Committee, Cemetery Board, Catholic Parishes Campaign (CPC), Building and Grounds Committee, Collection Counters, Knights of Columbus, and Funds and Endowments.
Through the bond of baptism, we are called to live together in harmony in Christ. As a church community, we enjoy life together, food, fun and communion. This commission deals with strengthening the relationships among our parishioners and those of our tri-parish community by planning and hosting many parish activities, events, and parties. Activities include our various Social Activities, Parish Reception Group and Welcoming Committee.
In living the Gospel of Jesus Christ and implementing the corporal works of mercy, the Parish Outreach Commission strives to educate and involve parishioners in social justice issues both within the parish community and the larger civic community. Particular attention will be paid to assisting those in need, both within and beyond our parish boundaries. Examples of activities include Christmas Angel Tree, North Spencer Community Action Center donations, Habitat for Humanity, Rice Bowl, Blood Drives, Newsletter, Cairos ministry, Adopt a Highway, and St. Vincent de Paul.
The Worship Commission gives special attention to how the parish community worships and celebrates the Liturgy. Annually, the Worship Commission shall work with liturgical ministers, through their representative on the commission, in developing the skills they need to perform their ministry. In collaboration with the pastor, the Worship Commission shall plan the seasons and feasts of the Church’s Liturgical Year, sacramental celebrations, and other liturgical events. Since this commission is concerned with liturgy that is lived out in daily life, under the light of faith and the Gospel precepts, close collaboration with the other parish commissions is necessary. Activities include Liturigal Ministry Planning, Decorations, Children Liturgy of the Word, Leaders of Sunday Worship, Formation of Choirs and Instrumentalists, Funeral Vigils and Masses, Parental Program for Infant Baptism, Sacristans, Greeters, Ushers, Gift Bearers, Eucharist Ministers.