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Rosary Apostalate

The Rosary Apostolate began in Toronto in 1997 as a means of evangelization through prayer.  It has been creating a positive experience of prayer (in our area notably in Welland's Catholic schools).  Presently there are approximately 1,000 trained volunteers in 250 schools across Ontario.  The praying of the Rosary becomes inspiring and interesting for our students - never boring.  The goal is to form good habits of prayer through visits to each classroom in the school, monthly from October to April; a Marian celebration in May concludes the visits. Presentations and prayers are modified according to different age groups (15 minutes with JK & SK, 20 minutes with grades 1 - 3, 40 minutes with grades 4 - 8).  The teachers remain with their class while the Rosary is prayed. All follow the leaflets provided and any improvising is avoided.

We are aiming to begin this ministry of prayer at both Loretto and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Schools this fall.  Well before then, though, we will need volunteers from the parish (at least 12) who are to be properly trained and screened.  The principals have been approached (as they must be in favour).  This can only enhance the spiritual dimension of the school and it forms "Children of the Immaculate Heart of Mary."

Do you love Jesus and Mary?  Do you love Children?  Do you pray the Rosary?  Are you willing to dedicate two hours a month to pray the Rosary with children?  If so, do join us! for additional information - click here

Men's Monthly Rosary - Postponed - All men of the parish welcome!

Come out and pray the Rosary with our Catholic men and to be with our Blessed Mother.  We pray every first Monday of each month in the St. Jerome Chapel.  It takes approximately 30 minutes.  Please bring a friend.

Moms & Tots - Monday - stay tuned for upcoming dates

Welcome to all mothers, young children and babies to join in following the 9:15 am Mass.  Join in for an informal talk on "Fitting Prayer into Your Daily Life" followed by discussion, fellowship, coffee, and snacks. Young children and babies are most welcome and invited to come with moms!  

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Bingo, Bingo, Bingo - Wednesdays - 9:45 pm - Postponed - Please volunteer to help - you are needed! 

Bingos are on Wednesdays at 9:45 pm (Late night) - Closed until further notice - Delta Monte Carlo Hall, 4735 Drummond Road. Please consider helping out and call Bill Mann 905.374.2386 asap

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Niagara East Council - Store is open in Niagara Falls - for additional information - click here

Store currently Closed due to pandemic - sorry

Store hours are Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

There is a need for volunteers to staff the store, asking only a few hours of your time.  If you are able, and would like to volunteer or would like more information, call Nicole Chartrand 905.358.4687.  "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."

Vincent's Loves Volunteers - Do you have 2 - 4 hours per week that you could spare? Vincent's Thrift Store at 5970 Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls would love to hear from you. The store is part of the St.Vincent de Paul Society, serving the needy members of our community. It is a wonderful opportunity to be the hands of Christ in our world. We have a variety of "jobs" to do, and wonderful people to work with. Activities may include: sorting donations, stocking and organizing shelves, serving customers and cleaning. People with special interests like jewelry, books, vintage clothing and art might also enjoy working with us. We could also use a person with a truck who is willing to pick up or drop off items from time to time. Volunteer opportunities are open to persons of all ages, including students who require community service hours. We can arrange your hours to suit your schedule. Please give the store a call if you are interested and ask to speak with our manager Andrea: 289.296.3807.

Junior and Senior Altar Servers Needed

Servers or "assistant ministers" are needed in many liturgical celebrations.  Children in grades 4 and above are invited to become Junior Altar Servers.  

This requires a minimal time commitment, and will be assigned the time that the family attends mass.  

Servers are required to arrive 15 minutes ahead of the assigned Mass and are there no more that 5 to 10 minutes after the Mass is over.

Students in Grades 8 to 12 are able to earn 1 community service hour every time served.  Training is provided.

Call Monica D'Amico 905.374.4390 for further information.  

You can also check this site for additional information just click here.

Our parish is also in need for adult servers especially to serve at funeral liturgies.  Retired men ad women of the parish are encouraged to consider lending their time to this ministry.

Proclaimers (Ministers) of the Word

In this ministry you not only read the word of God but proclaim it.  Some of the requirements:  familiarity with Sacred Scripture (while not necessarily being a Bible scholar!), ability to read well with good vocal projection (while not necessarily being an orator!), and willingness to attend training sessions (while not necessarily undergoing a skills test!).  Those interested will be invited to an inquiry session, where some of our current proclaimers (readers) will explain what the ministry requires and the time commitment it necessitates. 

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Ministers of Holy Communion

In this ministry you who serve are exercising the role of hosts and servants of the Eucharistic banquet.  Those Catholics who have no impediment are encouraged to come forward.

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Ministers of Holy Communion to those at home, in hospital, or in long-term care

These parishioners minister to the sick with prayer, personal visits, words of comfort and encouragement, and other acts of kindness.  Above all, the Church manifests Christ's love by bringing these people communion from the Eucharistic celebration.  Today, to assure that no one is deprived of the Eucharist, both clergy and laity exercise this ministry of love and unity on behalf of the sick.  Those willing to give their time in such a role are asked to participate.

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Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers/Greeters)

In this ministry your role is one of "official" host -- someone whose presence, conversation and actions speak a genuine desire that all who come to our liturgical events enjoy their time together thus creating an atmosphere conducive to the act of worship.  Those parishioners willing to contribute their "hospitality" skills are asked to consider this vital ministry.

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