Ministries and Organizations

Bible Study   

Come and explore what the Sacred Scriptures have to tell you. Through interaction with God’s word and one another, it is our hope that the lives of the participants will be profoundly changed. The purpose of a Bible study is not to simply learn information or to be a part of a Bible study club, but allow the Lord to transform our lives. Specifically, we hope that participants, through Scripture, are drawn more intimately to our Lord in the sacraments and liturgy of the Church where they can most fully receive the gift of God’s grace in their lives. We currently have two groups, one in English and one in Spanish, meeting weekly. The group in English meets on Thursdays at 7 PM. The group in Spanish meets on Wednesdays at 7 PM. Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

Council of Catholic Women         

This groups carries the voice for American Catholic women today, who believe in transforming the world through prayer and action, support social action through Gospel values and trains Catholic women to speak and act on matters of mutual interest at the intersection of Church and society.   Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

Guadalupana Society                       

The Guadalupana Society is a religious association organized by Mexican-American Catholic men and women of our parish to provide leadership in social concerns, perform works of charity, and collaborate in the mission of the parish with special emphasis in the Spanish speaking component of the community. The organization's name derives from Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas. Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

Liturgical Ministry                

Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies should utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.

    * Altar Servers           

 Altar Servers offer service to God and the community by assisting the priest and deacon during mass. The ministry is open to all youth of the parish who have made their First Communion and whose parents believe they are ready and responsible enough to be trained. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Servers are assigned on a rotating schedule, taking language skills into consideration. Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

     *Art and Environment 

The Art and Environment Committee is responsible for the decorating of the church for the various seasons of the year according to the cycle. This includes the putting up of banners and ordering of flowers for Easter and Christmas and Ordinary Time (if we need any). Also a part of the duties if maintaining the plants and flowers in Church all the time. If anyone is interested in joining the Committee please call the Parish Office and leave your name and phone number for Jerry Sokolowski. Thank you.

     *Church Cleaning   

Every third Monday of each month, at 6 PM, a group of parishioners volunteer to help clean the place of worship, including glass doors in the church, arrange missalettes and hymnals, dust statues, and vacuum the floors.  Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

     *Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion        

This liturgical ministry is responsible for assisting the priest and deacon in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at the weekend Masses and other times Mass is celebrated. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are assigned on a rotating schedule.  Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

    *Lectors          

Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord during the Liturgy, with readings from the Old Testament, Acts of the Apostles, Apostolic letters, and the Book of Revelation, as indicated in the Lectionary. They may also lead the General Intercessions in the absence of a deacon. A lector must have a passion for Scripture; an ability to interpret and understand Scripture; and, sufficient public speaking skills to proclaim the Word to the assembly. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Lectors are assigned on a rotating schedule.  Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

     *Sacristans                

Sacristans work behind the scenes. They prepare the worship space for the celebration of the Mass and ensure liturgical items are appropriately stored. Generally sacristans are assigned to specific Masses and may also assist in preparing for the sacrament of Baptism, or other special liturgies. This ministry takes places generally on weekends.  Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

     *Ushers                       

Ushers are ministers of hospitality. As such, their primary responsibility is to welcome folks and help them to feel comfortable in the worshipping environment. They open doors, greet, hand out bulletins, assist with communion traffic flow, ensure that Gift Bearers are available for service and handle the collection of monetary offerings from parishioners. Women, senior youth, young Adults, men, and Confirmation candidates are welcome to serve. Training is provided. Watch for information in the bulletin or contact any lead usher to volunteer. Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

     *Ministry of Care to the Sick             

Our Ministers of Care bring Holy Communion to those individuals who are not able to attend weekly Mass. If you or someone you know is unable to attend Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion at home, hospital, assisted living, nursing or rehabilitation center, please call the parish office. Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

     *Music Ministry          

The Music Ministry provides music for all of our weekend liturgies as well as Holy Days, Weddings, Funerals and other special occasions. The music ministry at Our Lady of the Snows currently includes three choirs (English, Spanish and Resurrection Choirs), and multi-lingual cantors and instrumentalists. Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

Polish Ministry          

As a new ministry in development in our parish, Polish Ministry involves catering the spiritual needs of our Polish speaking parishioners.   Many of these parishioners are actively involved in our community in different areas, such as social concerns and works of charity. Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

Prayer and Formation Group       

This is a new ministry offered in Spanish to those parishioners who have a need to deepen their faith through prayer and knowledge.  They currently meet on Thursdays at 7 PM.  Everyone is welcome. Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults         

The RCIA is the process in which those adults who wish to become Catholic are fully initiated into the Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. It is also the process for those baptized Catholics who have not had the opportunity to be fully initiated into the Church to celebrate the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist.   This process stresses the importance of not only having knowledge about the Church, but also the living experience of what it means to be Church. The RCIA is a faith journey that includes several steps, with the Sacraments of Initiation being celebrated on Holy Saturday night (Easter Vigil) with sponsors, family, and parish.  The RCIA process is also offered to children of catechetical age who have not been baptized as infants or have not completed the sacraments of initiation so that they may also be welcomed into full membership in the Church. The process has appropriate adaptations geared to the age of the children. Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.

Rosary                       

This is a spiritual ministry open to all parishioners. We currently have one group gathering to pray in Spanish, every Friday at 7 PM, in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.  This is a special way of serving our parish through prayer. Prayers are offered for the world, the church and in particular the needs of our own parishioners. If you would like to lead a group in English and/or Polish, please fill out the contact information form in this website or contact the Parish Office.

SPRED           

SPRED is a ministry of faith which provides religious education specifically designed to meet the spiritual needs of persons with developmental disabilities. Through participation our friends are better able to celebrate the sacraments and enter into the worshipping experiences of the whole church. For more information you may contact Carmen Nelson-chairperson, through the parish office.

Youth Ministry                      

Youth Ministry is the Church's efforts to help each & every young person grow personally & spiritually. The purpose of the Youth Ministry program is to prepare students for effective ministry to middle high, senior high, or college students and their families within the context of a local church. Training young people to lead the cause of Christ, and apply Christianity to every area of life is what "youth ministry" is about. Youth ministry is more than programs and events. It is every effort by the Christian community to reach out to the youth with the love of God as revealed to us in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Please fill out the contact information form in this website if you would like to know more or contact the Parish Office.