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Social Fellowship Ministries

Ministries

God calls us to share our TIME and TALENTS to give back what we have been so unselfishly given. Take a moment to review the ministries offered at our Church Parish and share your talents with the community.

Leaders of Ministry
SOCIAL/FELLOWSHIP​ MINISTRIES
Bereavement
The purpose of the Bereavement team is to serve God, the church and parishioners during their time of need. To be present at funerals in order to assist family members of the deceased by distributing programs, identifying mass participants, serving as ushers, Eucharistic ministers and altar servers as needed. The ministry provides an environment of love and support as well as coordinating communication between the family and church. Membership is open.

Meetings are held on an as needed basis. Training is done on site prior to a funeral service. Contact Adrienne Senegal.

Bible Study
The purpose of the this committee meets to study and reflect on Sacred Scripture. The focus is to “break open the Word”. To read scripture, understand what the Good News is calling us to do and apply it to our lives so that we may remain faithful and continue our journey to holiness. Participation is open to anyone.

Bible Study is held every Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the Mary House located at 905 Surrey St, Lafayette, LA.

Evangelization
Evangelization means any activity rooted in Christ that promotes the proclamation of the Good News of Christ and His victory over sin and death. This committee brings the Good News to the people whether they are in their homes, hospital, nursing homes or where ever His people are. This ministry includes a wake service team who conducts rosaries at wake services, a prayer team and a door-to-door ministry. Committee members are responsible for bulletin announcements and media coverage for the parish. The Rosa Mystica ministry coordinates the scheduling of the associate devotion. Membership is open to any registered member of the parish.

Meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the Mary House located at 905 Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA.

Contact Mary Kennedy for more information.

Healthcare
The purpose of the Healthcare ministry is to inform, educate and allow parishioners to participate in various medical programs that embrace the integration of faith and health as it relates to the wellness and holistic needs of the parish community. Volunteers with and without medical backgrounds are encouraged to participate in this healthcare ministry. This ministry provides a prescription drug assistance program in addition to various educational resources on medical concerns.

Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday at 5:30 pm in the Mary House, located at 905 Surrey St, Lafayette, LA. Contact Cindy Greene for more information.

Just Faith

Contact Jerry Caillier for the Just Faith ministry.

Parish Council
The purpose of the Parish Council is to coordinate, encourage and promote every apostolic activity within the parish. To assure through its commission, a continuous survey of both spiritual and temporal needs of the individual, family, parish and community. To set priorities and implement programs to meets these needs. Members consist of adult members (18 years or older) and youth (grades 9-12) who are registered with the parish and elected to serve two (2) to three (3) year terms.

Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm. Contact Parish Council President, Phyllis Coleman Mouton

Religious Store
The religious store provides the parishioners with a selection of religious articles and items that are used to contribute and enhance their spiritual life such as candles, bibles, rosaries, prayer cards and gifts for Holy Communion and Confirmation. Volunteers work in the store located in the foyer of the church before and after weekend masses (4pm Saturday, 7:30, 9 & 11am Sunday). Interested volunteers should contact the rectory.

Interested volunteers should contact Viola Celestain.

Sisters of the Holy Family Associates
This Roman Catholic organization offers its members the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God, respond to their baptismal call and to participate in the mission of the church by sharing in the life, spirit and mission of the Sisters of the Holy Family in addition to living out the Charism of Mother Henriette Delille. Members pray twice daily the Christian prayer alone and once weekly as a group. Members have holy hour once weekly; praying for themselves, families, church and community. Members assist the Sisters assigned to Immaculate Heart of Mary in any way needed. Membership is open to any Roman Catholic male or female that has been confirmed and willing to live a life of prayer.

Meetings are held every 3rd Saturday at 9:00 am in the IHM School Cafeteria. Contact Betty Brown.

Welcoming
Members of this committee are not only the church’s official greeters before each Mass on the weekends but also assist as needed in bulletin distribution and preparing for various church socials. Meetings are open to registered members of the parish.

Meet prior to 9:00 am Mass for early onsite training. Contact Lennis Rochon (337) 234-0605,Email:gerochon@aol.com
Young Adult Ministry (YAM)
The Young Adult Ministry is a group designed for individuals ages 20-45. This ministry focuses on the needs, interests and concerns of people in this age group. Each month we discuss topics such as current events, trends, relationship building, professional development, peer mentoring, financial planning, marriage, living single, parenting and spirituality to name a few. We also have a newsletter that is sent out to the members to keep them informed.

Our goal is to be a ministry of support for each other as we journey through life's challenges, accomplishments and more. Our purpose is to provide support among our peers as help each other to grow in our faith and be better citizens as well as merciful servants of the Lord. We welcome individuals in this age group from different faiths and backgrounds.

We meet on the first Monday of each month and we turnout at mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month. We invite anyone in this age group to join us!

Contact Adoria Hankton for more information.

Youth Group
The purpose of the Youth Group is to respond to the social and spiritual needs of the youth in our community by providing fun games, activities and events that will allow them to express their faith through their own words and actions. Youth are encouraged to use their own individual talents in the programs and ministries that interest them in order to mature their growth as people of faith while building solid Christians on the foundation of the solid rock. Membership is open to registered youth of the parish ages 10 – 18 yrs.

Meetings are held every 3rd Sunday at 4 pm in the IHM School Library. Contact Youth Director, Jaleen Joseph, for more information.