Ministries

Altar Linens

Members of the Altar Linen Ministry take care of the sacramental linens.

Altar Server

Altar Servers minister at God's Altar with reverence, dignity and love.

Bereavement

Through our Bereavement Ministry, we seek to reach out to all those in the Parish who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Choir

Join together in song, under the talented direction of Rob Gillmore, our Director of Music.

Council of Catholic Women

All women of the parish are invited for open discussion as women of faith and how we can express that faith in our family church and community life.  We meet on the first Sunday of the month from September-May at 1:00 in Holy Family Youth Center which is located on Highway 27 north, across from the Lakeshore Mall.   The first meeting of the new season is Sunday, September 6, 2015, from 1:00-3:00 pm.  For more information, please contact Peggy Pierce, President, 863-273-9007 or nursepeg11@gmail.com

Eucharistic Ministers for the Homebound

Eucharistic Ministers take the Holy Communion to those who are unable to come to church.  You may contact Bob Ushka at 863-385-8301 or contact the Parish Office at 863-385-0049.

Extraordinary  Ministers of Holy Communion

Eucharistic Ministers are entrusted with the privilege of assisting in the serving of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass.  If you feel Christ is calling you to a deeper relationship, love and servioce to God and the church, please consider this life-changing ministry.  Contact Diane Sochacki at 863-382-6638 or diane@stcathe.com

Gift Shop

We sell religious articles and also take special orders.  The Gift Shop is located in the Parish Hall, in the corner directly across from the church.  We have an outside entrance.  We will be able to stay open more often if we get more volunteers.  Contact Millie Havlock at the Parish Office during office hours, at 863-285-0049.

GriefShare Support Group

This group has become Seasons of Hope.  You will find it farther on down.

Jail Ministry

We visit inmates in the Highlands County Jail.  Male and female parishioners who wish to carry the Word to our incarcerated fellow human beings and bring them a sense of belonging they so desperately need, are asked to contact Bob Ushka at 863-385-8301.

Knights of Columbus

This is a men's association dedicated to serving God.  We meet the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at Holy Family Youth Center.  Please contact Anthony Fontanes, Grand Knight, at 863-214-0421, or anthonyolog@gmail.com, for more information.

Ladies Book Club

Our Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 15 of the Parish Hall, every month but July.  (We ask that you enter from the back of the building.)  Connie Bartels, Coordinator - 863-386-0887 or tedbar@tnni.net

Lector

Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Holy Mass with clear, persuasive and interpretive emphasis so that the faithful may discover God's Word anew and alive, in our assembly  Parishioners who are willing to learn to proclaim the Word are asked to contact Rob Gillmore, Director of Liturgy, at 863-414-1843 or robert@stcathe.com

Legion of Mary

The main purpose of this ministry is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members who become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service.  Our meetings are on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 in Room 17 of the Parish Hall.  Call Mary Ann Buckley at 863-385-1386 for more information.

Prayer Blankets

We invite you to pray while sewing blankets, then bring them to the Church to be blessed.  Prayer blankets are available to anyone in need.  Please call DeeDee Bedard at 863-273-0539 if you want to sew, pray, or would like to have a blanket.

Prayer Chain

Please send your prayer requests to our Parish Prayer Chain: jo.marie719@yahoocom or call 863-414-1119.  May the peace of Christ be with you always! 

RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults provides a journey of faith to share the richness of the Catholic Church.  This ministry provides opportunities for both those still searching for the one true faith and for those who wish to sponsor a person who has been called by God to learn about our Catholic faith.  To learn more information, please contact Bill and Sandy Manint at 863-382-2222 or wmanint@embarqmail.com

Respect Life

The Catholic Church teaches "respect for all life, from conception to natural death".  Respect Life is dedicated to transferring from today's culture of death, into the "culture of life".  To join this ministry, contact Marge Rafferty at 863-385-1934 or margerafferty@gmail.com

The Most Holy Rosary Army Ministry

It is customary to host a viewing and to pray the most holy rosary at a vigil.  St. Catherine has a Most Holy Rosary Army Ministry  which prays the Most Holy Rosary for funerals.  It was started in the fall of 2014 by our GriefShare grief support participants.  Once the funeral home and church confirm the time and place for the rosary, the parish will contact the Rosary Army Ministry group coordinator who will contact team ministers.  There is no cost for this service.  Praying the rosary is an important ministry, and members are called to live out their baptismal promises by sharing God's love, message, and by giving their time and service to others.  If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, please contact the group coordinator, JoMarie Grinkiewicz at 414-1119 or email jo.marie719@yahoo.com  All are welcome!!

Sacristan

A Sacristan is a member of the parish who is responsible for preparing the Church for Mass and special liturgies and ensures that all necessary items are availble and in their proper place for each liturgy.  A Sacristan shows responsibility, knowledge and dedication to the liturgy.  If you are interested in joining our team of Sacristans, contact Diane Sochacki at 863-382-6638 or diane@stcathe.com

Seasons of Hope

This grief support ministry offers a warm, caring environment for those who have lost a loved one, to begin to process a "new normal".  We meet every other Sunday from 2:00-4:00 pm in Room 12 in the Parish Hall.  Contact JoMarie Grinkiewicz at 863-414-1119, or email her at jo.marie719@yahoo.com for more information.

Ushers (Ministers of Hospitality)

Ushers assist the faithful as they gather for worship.  They greet everyone as they enter the Church.  They help with seating and work to maintain an overall welcoming and prayerful environment.  They assist with collections and appoint and assist gift bearers.  Please contact Mike Flood at 863-471-6381 or puddle301@yahoo.com to join our team.

 
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