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Part of the joy of being a member of St. Philip Parish is the sense of community we all feel. The more involved you are, the more fulfilled you become. As always, our ministries are in need of help. Consider putting your time and talents to work for St. Philip Church. If you would like more information on any of the ministries listed below or if you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at 847-4549 or send an email to info@stphilipnorwalk.org

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Liturgical Ministries

LITURGY COMMITTEE: The St. Philip Liturgy Committee convenes for the express purpose of fostering Sacred Liturgy.  The overall objective of the committee is to promote a strong sense of celebration in our Parish.  Using the traditional rites or rituals which we have inherited – prayer, celebrating Mass, administering the Sacraments, etc. – we continually strive to provide and encourage a deeper awareness of and a more active participation in Liturgy.

- ALTAR SERVERS: Unique opportunity for our young men and women to serve the Lord at Mass.

- ADULT FUNERAL SERVERS: set up and serve the Mass of Christian Burial.

- GREETER/USHERS: enthusiastically welcome, assist and gather God's people for prayer.

- SCRIPTURE READERS: proclaim and pass on the Sacred Word of God.

- EUCHARIST SERVERS: share and distribute the Body and Blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We also bring Communion to the homebound and to those who are in nursing homes. Eligibility- love for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

MUSIC MINISTERS:“He who sings, prays twice”. Join us in our effort to serve the Lord through the ministry of music.  Also, help to select Music for our liturgies.

  1. Adult Choir
  2. Junior Choir (includes Children and Teens)
  3. Cantor (Adults, Teens and Children)
  4. Instrumentalists 

ROSARY AND FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION:Help organize rosary and adoration.

ART AND ENVIRONMENT: Design and decorate the Church for Liturgical Seasons.

ASSISTANT SACRISTAN: Help coordinate and oversee the details of weekend and Holyday Masses.

ALTAR LINENS: Help prepare for Sacred Celebrations by sewing and/or washing, etc.

Faith Formation and Education

Catechist/ Substitute / Aide and Hall Monitor: You do not need to be a professional teacher; you only need to be willing to share your faith and your time with the young people of our Parish. Come join in the fun and the learning. Grades 1-5 meet at 4 PM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We also need aides in and out of the classroom.

SPYCE (St. Philip Youth Catholic Education): An intergenerational, interactive religious education program for grades 6-8 that meets one Sunday afternoon per month.

Confirmation Prep Process: Assist our 9thgraders in preparing for and living the Sacrament.

Storytelling:  To help our little ones (ages 3 through Grade 1) we have the Liturgy of the Word for them. Storytelling will take place on either the first or second Sunday of each month during the 10 AM Mass.

Hands of Love: Geared towards 4 and 5 year olds, to help them understand God and faith through ‘Hand-On’ activities. Meets two Sundays each month from 10 AM to 11 AM.

Bible Study: We meet every Thursday during the year to grow in our love and knowledge of Scripture.

Youth Ministry

High School Youth Group: Meets weekly on Wednesday nights: come spend time with our teens. 

Midnight Run: We head into New York City twce a year to feed, clothe and converse with our homeless sisters and brothers; each 'run' requires a tremendous amount of work. We also do breakfast runs..

Evangelization

RCIA: It is a process of conversion and entry into the fullness of faith in the Catholic Church. It offers an introduction to Catholicism, to the life of discipleship which  Baptism calls all Christians to live. RCIA is not only for those who seek Baptism into the Christian community, but also for Catholics who have not yet completed the sacraments of initiation with Eucharist and/or Confirmation. 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE: Help in the office by greeting parishioners, telephoning, filing, computer work, etc.

Fund-Raisers

- Be part of the CHRISTMAS Raffle, our popular annual celebration.

- Assist with the annual Fall Family Festival.

Outreach

SOCIAL CONCERNS AND OUTREACH: Responding to Christ’s call, the Social Concerns Ministry of St. Philip Parish reaches out to those in need by sharing our corporal and spiritual gifts. We welcome, serve and support our Parish and the greater community. We reach out to help those in need in one or more of the following capacities:

Welcoming Committee, Visiting the Sick, Special Collections of Food/Gifts, Manna House of Hospitality/Open Door Shelter, Parish Nurse Program, Pro-Life and Ministry of Consolation.

FOOD PANTRY: We organize food collections, and distribute food to those in need weekly (Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM) and especially at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY: "A NEW DAY", A support group for adults going through the stages of grieving because of the death of a loved one.  The group will meet for ten, one and one-half hour sessions on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Mansion of St. Philip Church.  There will be Spring and Fall sessions.  After completing the ten sessions, once-a-month support sessions may be offered.

Trained facilitators will conduct the seminars.  For more information, please contact the Parish Office.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Meets on Friday mornings to knit or crochet, and make lap blankets and shawls for the sick.

Women's Prayer Ministry: Meets on Mondays to bring together mothers, godmothers, grandmothers and other nurturing woman for friendship, fellowship and prayer.  Connect with and support other Parish groups, which need a "mothering touch".

MEN’S MINISTRY: Men’s Ministry at St. Philip, founded to foster spiritual reflection and brotherhood, is open to all men of the Parish and surrounding communities. A reading from scripture serves as a springboard to personal reflection and open-ended dialogue. The goal is to help men deal with the demands of everyday life by sharing their Christian commitment inprayerful conversation. The group meets every Saturday morning from 8-9:30 AM.

Parish Committees

- The PARISH COUNCIL serves as a consultative resource for the present and future growth, concerns and needs of our parish family.

- Have a talent for numbers? The FINANCE and PROPERTY COMMITTEE  reviews parish budget, revenue sources and ways of increasing funds...

- Help maintain, repair, clean, spruce up and beautify our parish BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS.

PARTY AND FUN Ministry: Our mission is to organize and run various social events that bring parishioners together. We hope to strengthen our faith community by providing joyful gatherings which help build and strengthen relationships within St. Philip.  Some traditional events include the Bunny and Santa Breakfasts, Mardi Gras & International Dinners.  If you have new ideas for Parish celebrations, or simply like to bake, decorate, or just want to pitch in - we’d love to have you join the party!

Annual Events

Fall Festival, Santa Breakfast, St. Patrick's Dinner, Bunny Breakfast, International Dinner, Annunal Picnic

  Bakers Brigade

- Provide baked goodies for various events and coffee receptions.

 

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