Last week we kicked off the Season of Stewardship and we hope you have been praying and discerning your involvement. All of us are given great gifts from God. Some of us are musically talented, others are great at organizing events or service opportunities, and others are outgoing and welcoming. There is an opportunity at Cathedral for each of us to take part, and each of us is called to give back to the Parish community!
On the next page, you will see a list of opportunities and short descriptions of those ministries. If you are currently involved in any one of those ministries, thank you! If you are looking to make a change or to get involved, next week you will have the opportunity to do so when we provide the Intention Card. In the meantime, please pray about your involvement at the Parish. It is life-giving in so many ways, from fellowship with others to formative for your faith. If you are someone involved in any one of these ministries, invite someone you know to join you. Often we do not want to go alone to an event or program, so please extend a warm welcome and accompany them.
Many individuals just need the invitation. Think about the first time you volunteered for something in the parish. Many of you might remember a personal invitation, rather than a response to a bulletin ad. Personal invitation is the most effective tool to gathering new interest in your ministry or program.
If you are searching for a ministry or program that is not listed, please let us know. We have a variety of guests and newcomers to the parish from all walks of life. This diversity enables the parish to gather new ideas and perspectives, which lead to future programs and ministries. We could not do great church without you!
If you have any questions or if you would like more information, please contact Katie Price, Stewardship Coordinator, at [email protected].
Stewardship in Scripture
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace”
(1 Pt 4:10).
What gifts has God given you to share with others? Are you musically talented, welcoming, or great at hospitality? We have something for everyone!
Readers- Liturgical Ministry
The ministry of Reader calls those with strong faith and good communication skills to proclaim the Word of God. This responsibility is not to be accepted carelessly; as a proclaimer of the Word, a reader doesn’t just read the scriptures aloud, but becomes the vessel for the dialogue between God and His people. Prayerful preparation is essential.
Greeters/Ushers- Liturgical Ministry
Our Ushers & Greeters fulfill an important role in the church. They welcome parishioners and visitors alike and assist those with special needs before, during and after mass. They gather the offerings; provide hospitality, and distribute the parish bulletin following mass.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are called upon to distribute Holy Communion during Mass when more than the ordained, or ordinary, ministers (bishop, priest, deacon) are needed. Extraordinary Ministers may also take communion to the sick or homebound. To be a servant of God through this ministry requires that you bring a strong faith, a reverence to the sacrament, and an inclusiveness of others as the foundation of your ministry.
Altar Servers may be called upon to serve in any number of situations including Sunday Mass or weekday Mass celebrations, funeral liturgies, Eucharistic Adoration, or any other public worship service in the church. The Altar Server is an extension of the community’s need to participate actively in the celebration of the church’s public ministry.
Cathedral Choir/Music Ministry
Cathedral Choir sings every Sunday at the 10:00 Mass and for various special services throughout the year, including Christmas, Holy Week, and various diocesan celebrations. Repertoire extends from Gregorian Chant to newly written compositions. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings 7:00-9:00 pm in the Cathedral Choir Loft, and warm-ups are at 9:15 a.m. before the Sunday morning liturgy.
If you would like the opportunity to learn more about your faith through Scripture, than this ministry is for you. The particular study changes throughout the year and all are welcome to join! Homebound Ministry
Are you someone with a heart for service and hospitality? Join this ministry to help support Cathedral’s homebound community and accompany those in need.
Cathedral parish will begin hosting Grief Share, a weekly grief support group. If you, or someone you know, would like help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend, please join us.
Family of Faith Program
NEW this year is the Family of Faith program, which is an innovative and family-centric faith formative learning opportunity. Join us as a participating family or a volunteer!
Vacation Bible School
Would you like to help lead youth through their faith next summer? Consider sharing your time for one-week during the summer and help form young minds in the faith!
Are you a high schooler looking for a youth ministry program or interested in working with youth? Please contact us with any ideas or insights into reaching out to this audience.
Discipleship & Stewardship Ministry
Are you interested in helping with the Ministry Thank You Dinner or with events like REBOOT? We could use your time and talents in building up disciples at Cathedral. All are welcome!
Adult Faith Formation/Programming
Consider joining us for any of the adult faith formation programs throughout the year. A full calendar is located here: https:// spicathedral.org/adult-faith-formation-2/
Are you looking to grow in your faith or are you willing to provide radical hospitality to those searching and seeking? Alpha begins again in the new year and we could use your help!
Are you interested and able to help with hospitality for special events? The Cathedral is host to many special events and Liturgies throughout the year!
Cathedral Council of Catholic Women
Join the women of the Cathedral in fellowship and fun! The CCCW hosts a variety of events during the year which supports the Mission of the Cathedral and scholarships. All women of the parish are welcome!
Knights of Columbus Father Augustine Tolton Council
Charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus since its founding. Join these Catholic men of faith and charitable action. They host a variety of service opportunities and events throughout the year which help support the Cathedral