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Other Ministries

St. Monica's Parish is blessed to have many volunteers also serving in these Ministries:

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Ministers of Hospitality
"Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality" Romans 12:13, RSV-CE St. Monica's Parish strives to be a welcoming community ensuring each person experiences the parish as their home away from home and finds within it a family united as brothers and sisters in common worship. Greeters and Ushers exemplify this mission for the community by helping to establish a climate of welcome, helpfulness and order among those gathered. They assist the assembly with practical details so that the Liturgy and Sacred Rites can be celebrated with ease and grace.
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Offering Collectors
"Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Corinthians 9:7, NRSV. During the Mass, volunteers in this ministry collect donations then bring up the community offering to the altar.
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Children's Liturgy
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” - Matthew 19:14. We invite all children 3 to 7 years old to join us in discovering the Gospel through music, dancing, storytelling, arts and crafts and much more!
Click here to go to the Children's Liturgy home page
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Altar Society
"Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men" Colossians 3:23, RSV-CE. The beauty, quality and appropriateness of the space where the Liturgy is celebrated are crucial for full participation by the assembly. At St. Monica's Parish, volunteers in the Altar Society ensure that the general Liturgical environment (arrangement of space, furnishings, lighting, permanent decorations, etc.) corresponds to the aesthetic and ritual vision of the parish. Also, the volunteers are responsible for handling and cleansing the sacred vessels used in the Mass and other sacred rites of the church. It is the Altar Society’s honor to ensure that God's dwelling place is maintained with the greatest dignity, honor, and respect that it can possibly offer.
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ELIM Prayer Group
Elim Communities is a global family of Catholic communities serving in faith, hope and love. The Elim Intercessory Ministry prays for all prayer requests. Contact the parish office for more details.
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First Aid / CPR Volunteers
If you would like to serve the parish as a Certified First Aid / CPR volunteer, please complete the registration form below.
Register here
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Garden Ministry
St. Monica's Parish is blessed with a dedicated group of garden volunteers who work tirelessly in the Spring and Fall to maintain the parish gardens. Their selfless work saves the parish landscaping costs. If you would like to serve the parish through this ministry, please contact the parish office.
View this season's garden images here