Parish Life

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.

Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and of the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and this deeper connection to the Trinity will lead us closer to the Church and to our family, friends, neighbors, parish, and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our parish has many opportunities for faith formation that we encourage you to explore.

Another way to participate in our parish life are the various parish ministries, including liturgical ministries, such as choir member, lector, altar server, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist; service ministries, such as volunteering as a catechist or classroom aide for religious education, helping those in RCIA preparing to enter the Church at Easter, or serving on the buildings and grounds or stewardship committees; and others, such as youth ministry, men's and women's groups, helping with funeral dinners or the Sunday social hour, and the annual parish festival, to name just a few. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.

With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed by regularly reading the weekly bulletin, just in case you've misplaced the one you received at Mass. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar for a list of events and mass schedules.

Our parish has a rich history in our town, being founded by faithful immigrants who trusted in the Lord and laid the foundation for our parish today. Find out more about our spiritual forefathers as you read the history of our parish.

We hope you'll also enjoy viewing photos of our parish, including some of the many enjoyable events and programs we've had over the years.

 

Our Parish has FORMED!


The website Formed.org has many helpful resources, including movies, audio files, and ebooks which can help you and your family and friends to grow in the faith.

Just follow the link and scroll down to enter the code 0d4f8 in the box where it says "Does your parish already have a code?" and click the SUBMIT CODE button.
 
You will then be able to create your own username & password to access the site anything and continue to learn more and grow deeper in faith with these priceless resources.