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Introduction

Our dynamic parish has many opportunities to grow and live out our Catholic faith.  See the list of our ministries below.  If you want to learn more about any ministry, don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the individual ministry pages.

 

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Ministries

Adoration Chapel

Provides an opportunity for our faithful to spend one hour with the Lord in the Eucharist in our adoration chapel, which is open every day from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 midnight.

Adult Christian Initiation (R.C.I.A)

Formation program for adults who want to become Catholic or who are already Catholic but need to receive First Commuion or Confirmaton.

Adult Confirmation

Formation program for Adult Catholics who want to be Confirmed.

Adult Faith Formation

Provides for formation opportunities for adult parishioners, to foster Catholic education and faith development

Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist at the altar for all weekend Masses and other liturgical celebrations of our parish.

Altar Society

The Altar Society members serve our worship by setting up the altar and associated vessels and items for weekend Masses and other key liturgical celebrations.

Annulment Support

Provides trained Case Sponsors to assist those who need to pursue getting an marriage annulment

Art and Environment

Enhances the worship of our church on Sundays and other feasts through the use of fabric, symbols, plants, flowers, and other decor

Baptism Preparation

Provides formation for parents and god-parents of children who will be baptized in the Catholic Church

Bible Study Groups

Small faith-sharing groups who do scripture study

Boy Scouts

The Boy Scout troop sponsored by St. Michael's providing Catholic Christian leadership to the boys who participate in Boy Scouting

Bridges of Hope and Compassion

Provides support via personal contact to parishioners who have experienced a death in the family

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

Our local court (chapter) of the largest Catholic women's organization in the world, providing service to our parish

Children's Faith Formation (was C.C.E.)

Volunteer teachers (catechists) and support staff who provide instruction and faith formation to our children from Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Children's Liturgy of the Word (C.L.O.W.)

Provides for the proclamation of the scriptures during Mass which is age appropriate for 3 yr old thru 2nd graders.

Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)

Provides faith sharing and formation to adults who wish to learn more about the Catholic faith or to prepare to join the Catholic Church

Christian Initiation for Youth (R.C.I.A.)

Provides catechesis to children and teens who are preparing to join the Catholic Church

Confirmation Preparation

Adult team who mentors, shares faith, and provides instruction to our 11th & 12th grade youth who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

Correctional Ministries

Ministers to the inmates of the Clemens and Ramsey penitentiary units and the Brazoria County youth detention center.

Cub Scouts

The Cub Scout troop sponsored by St. Michael's providing Catholic Christian leadership to the boys who participate in Cub Scouting

Extraordinary Ministers of
Holy Communion

Lay persons who are trained to assist the clergy and instituted acolytes in the distribution of the Eucharist at Masses

Family Life Ministry

Provides family friendly events that support the family structure proposed by Christ in the Bible and by the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Finance Committee

Pastoral committee who advises the pastor on financial decisions for the parish

First Eucharist Preparation

Volunteer teachers (catechists) and support staff who provide sacramental preparation to our 1st and 2nd graders as they prepare to first receive the Sacrament of Eucharist

First Reconciliation Preparation

Volunteer teachers (catechists) and support staff who provide sacramental preparation to our 1st and 2nd graders as they prepare to first receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Funeral Meals

Group who ministers to family and friends of loved ones on the day of their funeral by providing a meal, giving the opportunity of fellowship to the bereaved

Hospitality

Extends the hospitality of the faith community to all who attend Mass by welcoming and assisting during Mass.

Hispanic Ministry

Provides ministry to our parish's Hispanic community in the form of fellowship and service

Knights of Columbus

The local chapter of a world-wide Catholic men's fraternal organization supporting church and community through funding and labor support

Lectors

Proclaim the Old Testament and New Testament scripture readings at Masses and other worship celebrations

Library

Offers books, magazines, videos, audiotapes, children’s corner & more

Marriage Preparation

Offers a Sponsor Couple and Liturgy Planning process for engaged couples to prepare them to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony

Music

Provides musical leadership for the participation of the assemblies at Masses and other liturgical celebrations

Nursery

Offers a free nursery with adult supervision for children during the Sunday 9:30 & 11:00 am Masses

Pastoral Council

Counsels and consults with the pastor to assist him in making pastoral decisions for the parish

Prayer Warriors

A group of parishioners who practice their belief in the power of prayer by praying for those who need our spiritual support

Respect Life

Leads activities to promote the Pro-Life perspective in support of Catholic teaching

Rosary

Provides for communal recitation of the rosary in the church on Monday nights (7pm) and before weekday Masses

Safe Environment Program
(VIRTUS - Protecting God's Children)

Provides formation for all who minister at the parish to recognize and prevent child abuse

Seasons (Ministry to Widows)

Provides fellowship and support to the widows of St. Michael's

Senior Friends

Provides recreational and fellowship opportunities to parishioners over age 60

Sick and Homebound Ministry

Provides pastoral care to the sick in their homes, in nursing homes and in the hospital.

Spiritual Direction

A process in which a trained spiritual director meets with individuals to help them prayerfully discern God's presence in their spiritual journey

St. Vincent de Paul

Offers spiritual and short-term financial assistance to area residents in need

Vacation Bible School

A week-long program during the summer for children who have completed PK-3 and who have yet entered 6th grade to learn more about their faith

Vocations Chalice

Involves families in praying for vocations by providing for a "traveling" chalice facilitating family prayers for vocations.

Widows, Ministry to

( See Seasons above)

Women of St. Michael's

An organization of all women in our parish, it provides fellowship and spiritual events for women, as well as funding for important parish support needs.

Youth Ministry

Ministers to our junior high and high school youth in grades 9 through 12

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