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Evangelization Ministries ensure that our Catholic faith is promoted and that interested persons are properly invited and welcomed into our community. If you are interested in any of the following ministries, please contact theMinistry Leader.
ADULT ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Adult Enrichment Opportunities enable parishioners to join together and grow in faith through life long formation. We do this by studying and exploring the Bible and the doctrines and rich traditions of our Catholic faith. Gathering in groups provides the opportunity to grow in faith and learn along with other parishioners of our parish community. These gatherings help foster a familiar and personal group setting. Adult Enrichment Studies are sometimes held in the comfort of a parishioner’s home who has volunteered to be the host home for the study.
Who: Anyone can open their home whether you are participating in the programs or not.
Responsibilities: To have a meeting area available for groups to come together on a weekly basis. Information and materials will be provided.
Time: 1-2 hours weekly, 6- 8 weeks depending on study.
Talent: Willingness to open your home.
BIBLE STUDY/SMALL GROUP FACILITATORS
The Study of God’s Word to gain a better understand of our Catholic Faith. As a facilitator you are asked to coordinate lessons and help with the structure of the study.
Who: Adults 18 years or older, in good standing who has received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist).
Responsibilities: Coordination of the studies, helping with the facilitation of the group.
Time: Depending on study 2-3 hours per week.
RCIA SPONSORS (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Sponsors play a crucial role in the Christian initiation process as they guide and mentor Catechumens and Candidates seeking to become Catholic. They are called upon throughout the process to give testimony to the progress and readiness of participants and serve as a guide and connection between the participants and the parish community. Sponsors assist a Catechumen or Candidate by accompanying them along their faith journey through the different periods of the RCIA process.
Who: A Sponsor must be at least 16 years of age and a fully initiated Catholic, having received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Each sponsor must be an active, practicing Catholic in good standing and if married they must be married in the Catholic Church.
Responsibilities: Sponsors attend weekly sessions along with Catechumens and Candidates to help reinforce the Catholic faith and traditions. The role of a sponsor is to become familiar with the stages and periods of the Christian Initiation process, commit to daily prayer for the person they are sponsoring, and to help draw that person into the life of the parish.
Time: Attend weekly RCIA sessions presented and facilitated by the RCIA Team — 2 hours a week; must also attend various Liturgical Rites which take place during Mass at different times throughout the year.
Talent: Ability to bear witness and guide others by providing support, time, prayer, and energy to serve as a mentor, role model, and friend.
Learn the art of making rosaries for various groups within the Most Precious Blood parish as well as the community at large.
Who: Adults and Youth
Responsibilities: Supplies are provided and are available through the facilitator. Rosary Makers meet on a monthly to craft the different types of rosaries as a group. Materials can also be brought home and worked on separately.
Time: This ministry can be from the comfort of your home as well as sharing in our group gatherings. Your gift of time can be one hour a week or one hour a month.
Talent: An open heart and a willingness to provide a service.
So rich is the mystery of the Eucharist that we have a number of terms to illumine its saving grace: the Breaking of the Bread; the Lord’s Supper; the Eucharistic Assembly; the Memorial of Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection; the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Holy and Divine Liturgy; the Eucharistic Liturgy; Holy Communion; and Holy Mass (cf. CCC, nos. 1328-1332).
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