Helping Hands Ministry performs corporal works of mercy through the use of members’ talents such as knitting, crocheting and sewing.
Learn more on our Helping Hands Ministry Page!
Knights of Columbus
Bishop Maurice F. McAuliffe Council #3181. The Knights of Columbus (K of C) is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society. The Order holds true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. Council #3181 sponsors activities throughout the year including providing fruit baskets to homebound parishioners, serving at local soup kitchens, coordinating drives for Windsor Food Bank, Novena for Life, vocational poster contest and basketball free throw contest at St. Gabriel School.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry members provide prayers, warmth, love, and blessings to the sick, bereaved, and elderly. Their shawls serve as reminders of the world around us and to see the face of Christ in all we encounter. They comfort God’s children by enfolding them in prayer one stitch at a time.
Learn more on our Prayer Shawl Ministry Page!
Social Action Ministry
Social Action Ministry expresses love and service to God through compassionate response to the needs of others. Our work mirrors our belief in the worth and dignity of all people. We welcome new faces, both in volunteers and those we help. (Celebrate Life, Immacare and Covenant to Care included).
Our Rosary Makers hope to increase devotion to saying the Rosary for world peace by placing them in the hands of those less fortunate who have never owned a rosary. “Give me an army praying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”
Adult Faith Formation
Our adult faith formation ministry helps adults to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. It offers a systematic presentation and exploration of the core elements of Catholic faith and practice—a complete initiation into a Catholic way of life. Adult faith formation integrates actual life experience, the study of Scripture, and the teaching of the Church’s tradition to enrich the spiritual dimension of the human person.
Youth Faith Formation
We are committed to catechizing children and youth in partnership with parents, children’s primary teachers of faith, and supporting families in nurturing each child’s religious, spiritual and moral growth. The Faith Formation Program assists the efforts of families in teaching Christian values and traditions and guiding students in their growth toward a mature faith, preparing them for the reception of sacraments and leading them to live Catholic Christian lives.
Engage the Bible deeply as God’s revealed word; study scripture in prayerful, in depth and faithful way; Evangelize in accordance with Catholic teaching.
Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
To enhance, enrich and encourage devotion, and help the congregation understand the readings and church seasons.
Building & Grounds
Assist the Parish in management of the physical properties of the Church including worship space, social hall, rectory, garage, shed grounds, parking lot and church owned cemetery.
Bring Christ to all those unable to go to Mass due to illness or injury by bringing Holy Communion to them and revisiting them especially during holiday seasons.
Funeral Mass Ministry
Help to spread Christ’s word and attract new disciples in our community. Support and console family members as they navigate their way through this journey.
Mission is purely social and strives to being the parish together in a social setting.(St Joseph Dinner; Women’s Breakfast and Coffee Fellowship included).
Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist bring the sacrament of Holy Communion to all of God’s people.
Altar Server Ministry
As altar servers, because our first duty is in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, our first love must also then be the Holy Eucharist. Love for the Eucharist should be at the heart of our ministry, and should be in the every line of our love story as altar servers. Only by developing a deep love for the Eucharist, by knowing it well, and being firmly devoted to it, will we be able to become good and holy altar servers of Jesus Christ. Love for the Eucharist is the foundation of a fruitful ministry as an Altar Server.
Legion of Mary
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work.
To welcome and assist all parishioners and visitors to St. Damien Parish with arms wide and open smile.
Lectors bring life to the written Word of God. Those who proclaim God’s Word in the liturgy are known as ministers of The Word or lectors. Answering the call to become a lector enters one into a deeper relationship with God as He is revealed in sacred scripture. Lectors commit to ongoing faith formation and training activities that prepare them for the calling to the ministry.
Recognizes the beauty of the environment within the church is a means used to meet the Lord and to encounter each other. The art and decoration of the liturgical space enhances the celebration of the liturgy and invites the Catholic community to gather together in its faith and vision.
Learn more on our Liturgy Committee Ministry Page!