Acolytes

This ministry is for teens and adults.

This ministry is more involved than altar serving and involves set-up and removal of sacred vessels during the liturgy of the Eucharist, page-turning for the priest, and supervision of young altar servers. Whenever you’re at mass, you can serve as an Acolyte!

Altar Servers

This ministry is for children & adults.

This ministry involves assisting the priest & deacon at mass in processions, book-holding, and in preparing the Altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. You can serve whenever you are available!

Bible Studies Group

This ministry is for everyone.

This ministry involves studying a particular book or letter of the Bible from a scholarly viewpoint and discussing different insight into one’s own faith journey as they relate to the scripture being reviewed with others in the group. The frequency the group meets will be determined by the group members’ availability.

Bulletin Folding

This ministry is for everyone.

This ministry involves folding the bulletins which are prepared for each mass. A schedule is provided based on your availability.

Catechists

This ministry is for teens & adults.

This ministry involves teaching our young children about the sacraments of reconciliation, eucharist, and confirmation. Some may work through the schools and others may work through the parish. Each sacrament has a six-week preparation programme. A schedule will be based on your availability.

Catholic Women’s League Members

This ministry is for all catholic women.

This ministry involves becoming part of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada, which works to make our world and church conform more closely to Gospel values. General Membership meets once a month. If you check this box, you will be contacted by a representative of the CWL with information regarding how to join.

Children’s Liturgy Coordinators

This ministry is for adults & teens with supervision.

This important ministry of the church requires planning lessons based on the scriptures of the week assigned and being able to make the message of the readings understandable to children from 4 to 8 years old. A schedule based on availability will be provided.

Choir Members

This ministry is for everyone.

This ministry involves singing at the mass in harmony with the other choir members and includes weekly rehearsals under the direction of the parish coordinator of music.

Ecumenical Action Team

This ministry is for everyone.

Join our sisters and brothers of different Christian denominations in witnessing to our unity in Christ by ministering together to the youth at Barrydowne College!

Exposition Prayer Group

This ministry is for everyone.

This ministry involves silent adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays after the morning mass for the duration of one hour.

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion

This ministry is for teens & adults.

This ministry involves distributing communion to those in mass. A schedule will be provided based on your availability.

Finance Committee Members

This ministry is for adults, preferably with finance, real estate, commerce background.

This ministry involves stewardship of the parish’s financial resources. The committee meets at least four times per year.

Funeral Lunch Helpers

This ministry involves being part of a team that prepares luncheons for the bereaved families.

Green Thumb Committee

This ministry is for everyone.

This ministry involves taking care of the parish outdoor greenery and indoor plants and any flower arrangements that are donated to the church. The frequency is based on needs of the plants.

Hospitality Ministers

This ministry is for teens & adults.

This ministry involves welcoming persons after mass with finger foods and refreshments, prepared ahead of time by a team of hospitality ministers, scheduled on a monthly basis.

Knights of Columbus

This ministry is for All Practicing Catholic Men.

Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and defense of the priesthood. The order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family. Any Catholic gentleman 18 years or older is encouraged to join. See more information under the link Who We Are

Leaders of Song

This ministry is for choir members.

This ministry involves leading the assembly in song during the mass or other liturgical services, with weekly rehearsals under the direction of the parish coordinator of music.

Liturgical Art and Environment Committee

This ministry is for everyone.

This creative ministry involves finding ways to decorate the church and communicate the themes during different liturgical seasons. As a member of a team, you will work together each week to find ways to make our prayer space a thought-provoking, inspiring environment.

Liturgical Coordinators

This ministry involves preparing the sacred vessels and liturgical bread and wine after mass for the proceeding one, or in the event it is the last mass of the day, to clean and put away all the liturgical vessels.

Ministers of the Sick and Homebound

This ministry is for adults trained in eucharistic ministry.

This ministry involves visiting the sick and homebound and bringing them communion and encouragement in their physical struggles and limitations. A schedule will be provided based on your availability.

Ministers of the Word

This ministry is for teens & adults.

This ministry involves proclaiming the Word of God during Mass and other types of prayer services. A schedule is provided based on your availability.

Music Ministers

This ministry is for all musicians, all instruments.

This ministry involves using your musical talents in liturgical settings on weekends, under the direction of the parish coordinator of music, the frequency of rehearsals being determined by him.

Parish Pastoral Council Representative

This ministry is for 3 at large, teens & adults.

This appointed ministry involves serving as a general member of the parish council representing the parish-at-large. The appointment is made at mass, during which the names of those interested will be placed in a container and the first three names that are drawn out will be the new appointments. This position is a one year term, meeting on average four times per year, renewable once.

Pro-Life Promoters

This ministry is for everyone.

This ministry involves promoting issues related to defense of life from conception to natural death. The promotions may be done through the bulletin or through specific community events. This ministry is based on your availability.

Retreat Ministers

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Sacristans

This ministry is for adults.

This ministry involves setting up for mass, cleaning the sacred vessels after mass, notifying the secretary when hosts and wine need to be re-ordered, and laundering the soiled sacred linens. There will be a monthly schedule based on your availability.

Small Christian Community

This group meets every Thursday (excluding summer months) to discuss the scripture readings of the next Sunday mass.

Social Justice/Development and Peace Promoters

This ministry is for everyone.

Get involved in raising awareness of social justice issues, both locally and globally on a seasonal basis! Use your words and actions to inspire others to get involved in making our world more like the Kingdom of God!

Stewardship Ministers

This ministry is for adults.

This ministry involves counting the weekend collection and recording the amounts on the tally sheets for the parish bookkeeper. Each minister is scheduled on a monthly basis, based on availability.

Ushers

This ministry is for teens & adults.

This ministry involves colleting the monetary donations during mass and assisting persons in finding seating during busy times of the church year. There will be a monthly schedule based on your availability.

Volunteer Coordinators

This ministry is for everyone.

This ministry involves ensuring that the necessary screening and discernment is completed before a person is assigned to a volunteer ministry. This ministry is based on the frequency of persons who seek to volunteer in a parish ministry.

Youth Ministers

This ministry is for teens with supervision & adults.

This ministry is a creative one! Come up with ways to spread the Good News to the youth of our parish! You can be a young person yourself who is interested in ministering to other young people! You set the dates and times for your gatherings and events!