List of Parish Ministries and Organizations
We are all called to be a part of the Church. We are not just a member of the Church; we play an important role as we bring our gifts and talents to the Lord and unite ourselves with Him.
Please contact the Parish Office for more information or to join any of our parish ministries or organizations.
Assist with the distribution of communion. New Eucharistic Ministers must be commissioned before they can be scheduled. Training is provided and must be taken every 3 years.
Men and women who welcome everyone to Mass and assist with seating and taking up the collections.
Proclaim the Scriptures at Mass. The lector ministry requires scriptural prayer, reflection, and basic speaking skills. Training is provided.
Lead the congregation in song. Music ministry includes: Adult Choir, Choristers, Adult Bells of Joy Ringers, Jr. Bells of Joy Ringers, Musicians.
Assist the priest at all Masses. Young people may begin this ministry in the fourth or fifth grade and may continue through high school. Training is scheduled in early spring.
This charitable ministry focusing on giving assistance (food, gas, rent, etc.) to needy people in the Parish and in the community.
Program is conducted, which brings joy to the heart of the elderly in the Parish. Volunteers bake and deliver a birthday cake to every Parishioner, 80 years and older, on their birthday.
A ministry which helps those who have a need for kitchen items by collecting small appliances and other kitchen essentials. Donations are collected in the box labeled “Kitchen Ministry” in the Fellowship Room.
Prayer Request Line
This ministry consists of approx. 40-45 Parishioners who offer up prayers for someone in need or for a special intention.
Communion to Shut-ins
Many Parishioners take Communion to members of the Parish who are not able to attend Mass. They may be relatives, neighbors or just someone who needs this service.
Nursing Home Ministry
Lay volunteers weekly take Communion to Parishioners and other Catholics at the Veterans Home, Monticello House, and Jackson Manor. These volunteers assist the Catholic residents at the monthly Mass, offered at Monticello House and Jackson Manor. One volunteer conducts a weekly Bible Study for all the Christian residents at Monticello House. During the Christmas season, volunteers also work with St. Ann’s Sodality to bring treats to all the Catholic residents in nursing homes in the Jackson area.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This prayerful ministry reaches out to those in need of solace and comfort. Many blessings are prayed into every shawl that is hand crocheted or knitted.
Our Parish grounds are filled with many spaces that promote the natural beauty God has bestowed on us. These spots are planted and maintained by various individuals, families and groups who transform our landscapes into great works of natural art.
We have many Parishioners who donate their time and skills for construction projects, painting and repairing, at the invitation of the Pastor.
Our Parish is blessed to have a large bus and a wheelchair accessible van to use for transportation to Church and for other functions. The bus is used to pick up parishioners for weekend Masses throughout the year when requested, for monthly day trips for our seniors, and for our youth to attend area youth events.
Arts and Environment Committee (Church Decorators)
These volunteers decorate and enhance the Church’s interior for the various liturgical seasons.
Ladies of the Parish enjoy coming together on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 am in the Rectory Basement to quilt, both for individuals and for Parish fundraising. They share home-made goodies as well as stories and anyone who can use a needle (or is willing to learn) is invited to come for quilting and fellowship.
A team of Parishioners who count and deposit the weekend collections. They are scheduled on a rotation basis.
This group is responsible for inserting the extra material inside the weekly bulletin. They meet on Friday mornings after Mass.
Individuals work on a volunteer basis doing various duties in the Parish office whenever
Elected members of the Parish meet monthly to plan for and address the needs of the Parish.
Appointed members of the Parish meet quarterly to monitor and discuss Parish budget and financial matters.
St. Ann’s Sodality
Every woman in IC Parish is automatically a member of the Sodality and welcome to attend any or all the meetings. They meet on the second Monday of the month – September through May. The Sodality is in charge of the bereavement dinners; washing the altar linens; dusting the Church; welcoming new families into the Parish; the monthly collection of baby items for Birthright; providing refreshments for many Parish activities, just to name a few.
Knights of Columbus
This Catholic men’s organization is involved in many social and fundraising activities to promote fellowship, family life, and charity within the Parish community. They meet monthly and have social gatherings.
Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary
This group is for wives, widows, mothers, and daughters (aged eighteen or older) of Knights of Columbus members. Members promote fellowship, support of the Knights of Columbus and charitable activities. They meet monthly and have social gatherings.