Ministries and Organizations List
Liturgy and Worship
Liturgy Committee / Church Environment/Decorating: Ruth Milano
Extraordinary Ministers: Margaret Wood - email@example.com and Jo Allmanfirstname.lastname@example.org
Lectors: Don Rakoskie- email@example.com
Altar Servers: Kevin Burgess- KAB700901@gmail.com
Ushers: Vernon Pizzi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cantors: Individuals needed to lead songs at various Masses. Ron Brown – email@example.com
9:15 Choir: Ron Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Choir: Young adult to adult men. Ron Brown - email@example.com
Choristers: Singing group for Kindergarten through 7th grade – Currently on hiatus. Contact Ron Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contemporary Music Group: First Sunday of the month Mass at 5pm and the third and fourth Sundays of the month at 11:15am Mass. Bill MacDonald at email@example.com.
Prayer Teams: Meet the 1st Sunday of the month after the 5pm, 9:15am & 11:15am Masses. Chuck & Sally Miller – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Mass Greeters: Ministry of hospitality at all the Masses. Cyndi Zajic - email@example.com.
Fellowship Committee: Fellowship Ministry brings parishioners together as a church community in social gatherings that foster friendship and support. We organize and host numerous special dinners, events and receptions. Contact Cyndi Zajic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall Manager: Rental of social hall for various events. Louisa Woolery – email@example.com
VIRTUS/STAND Training (Volunteer Requirements)- Louisa Woolery – firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY FAITH FORMATION
Family Ministry: Works to build up programs for families and couples in our parish. Cyndi Zajicemail@example.com.
Making Music, Praying Twice: Preschool program that meets September through May. Cyndi Zajicfirstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for additional teachers!
Friday Fellowship: Meets every Friday at 9:30am in the lower gallery to play cards/games. Refreshments and socializing for all! Cyndi Zajic - email@example.com.
CHILDRENS’ FAITH FORMATION
Director of Religious Education: Dodie Seppi- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sacramental Preparation: Beth Supple – email@example.com
Catechist/teacher: Classes for grades PreK-8, meet September thru May
Aides: Aides assist catechists in the Christian Formation classes.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Present the Word at Mass to children age 4 and through the second grade. Cyndi Zajic – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Religious Education Committee: Assist in helping to plan and coordinate the religious
Nursery: We have nursery all year round at the 9:15 am and 11:15 am Masses for children 2-5 years old. Cyndi Zajic – email@example.com.
Sacramental Preparation for Baptism: Assist new parents to prepare for the baptism of their children. Deacon Doug - firstname.lastname@example.org and Deacon Moise - email@example.com.
Faith and Abilities: Program of catechetical instruction and faith formation for children and young people with disabilities. Maryann Sabo and Maureen Flanagan - firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Coordinator of Youth Ministry:
Middle School Faith Formation: Sundays 10:55am-12:05pm & Mondays 4:30pm-5:40pm
Middle School Youth Group: "Uprising!" 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month 7pm-8:30pm
High School Youth Group: "Encounter" - Sunday nights at 6:00pm-8pm for grades 9-12.
Confirmation Preparation Program for Youth: Various times during the school year.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION & SOCIAL JUSTICE
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults “RCIA” is a program for adults pursuing the possibility of joining the Roman Catholic Church. Charles Burk at email@example.com.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Youth (ages 15 to 19) is a program for young people pursuing the possibility of joining the Roman Catholic Church. Dodie Seppi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Network: Pray for others in the parish and outside of the parish who are sick or in need of prayer. You can volunteer to be part of this prayer network. Those who participate are asked to pray for those on the prayer list on a daily basis as much as is possible. Chuck and Sally Miller - email@example.com
Knights of Columbus: Catholic fraternal organization for men and their families. Meetings held at Holy Family. Contact: Kevin Burgess - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies Auxiliary: The South County Knights of Columbus has a Ladies Auxiliary that supports the Knights in yearly endeavors. The Auxiliary is from the combined parishioners and Knights from Holy Family and Our Lady of Sorrows. Contact: Anne Hemmer- email@example.com.
Marriage Preparation: We are looking for married couples from our parish to receive training from the Archdiocese to assist engaged couples with their preparation for marriage. Cyndi Zajicfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Committee: This committee of many dedicated people promotes and facilitates Eucharistic Adoration in the parish. Cindy Daily - email@example.com.
Single Adult Ministry: Contact Jeanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marriage Encounter Circle Group: If you have taken a Marriage Encounter weekend and would like to join a monthly Marriage Encounter Prayer Circle please contact Don and Wink Flanders at 301-395-5369 or email email@example.com for more information. For info about a “Marriage Encounter” retreat, go to www.wwme.org.
“Retrouvaille” is a retreat for marriages needing healing. Contact-Hank or Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go to www.helpourmarrige.org to learn more.
Divorce Care: Contact-Cyndi Zajic at email@example.com.
Sew Time: Making quilts, pillows, and blankets for those in the hospital or suffering from illness. Meets the third Tuesday of the month. Barbara Harmel – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bereavement Ministry: For those who have had a loss. Dave Konschnik – email@example.com
Senior Luncheon Committee: Hosts luncheons for seniors, especially those who are homebound or in local institutions. We provide transportation; help to decorate the hall, entertainment, a nice meal, and fellowship. Sue Hickman - hickmanfam4@Verizon.net.
SMALL FAITH-SHARING GROUPS:
For all Adult Faith Opportunities please go to: https://www.holyfamilychurch.com/adult-faith-opportunities.html
Cursillo: If you have been on a Cursillo retreat and want information about local groups for men or women in the Cursillo movement, please contact Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Family Book Club Ministry: Read a book and meet for lively discussion, friendship, and snacks in the parish library. Click here for list of books for the 2019-2020 session. Betty Ryon - email@example.com.
Secular Franciscans: The members of this group actually can become lay members of the Franciscan Order. They meet monthly and strive to live simply and with the Gospel integrity of Sts. Francis and Clare. Visit www.john23.sfousa.org.
Celebrate Recovery is for anyone who is looking for a Christ-centered way to deal with an issue that is blocking us in our spiritual journey (food, internet, alcohol, attitudes, etc.) There is a men’s group that meets on Fridays (contact Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org. A women’s group is forming, contact Diane at email@example.com.
The Bereavement Group, “Understanding Your Grief”: Meets every spring for a six-week program, and then monthly all year. The next session 7pm on Wed. Sept. 12 in classroom 16. If you’ld like to help, contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tessie at email@example.com. If you or someone you know would like to attend, contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divorce Care is a program for those who have recently experienced a divorce or separation. For more info, Cyndi at email@example.com.
SOCIAL JUSTICE, SOCIAL AWARENESS AND SERVICE
Pastoral Council: Helps to provide advice to the pastor and a venue for discussion about issues in the parish.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Thursdays at 8pm.
ALANON: Thursdays at 8pm.
ALATEEN: Thursdays at 8pm.
CODA: Thursdays at 6:30pm.
Social Justice Committee: Working for the dignity and respect of every life. Charitable giving is coordinated with the Pastoral Council, food drive is coordinated with Religious Education to provide the Light House Shelter in Annapolis with one month of pantry items. We participate in the March for Life in January.
St. Vincent de Paul: This ministry uses the money donated in the poor box to help residents of South County avoid evictions, utility shut-offs and other financial crises. Nick Pessagno - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Relief: House the Homeless the first week of December/ Contact: Dave Konschnik at email@example.com.
The South County Faith Network: Providing transportation, building ramps and doing repairs for seniors. Holy Family parishioners are invited to help this group of several churches to provide services for seniors and the disabled. Transportation to doctors and shopping, Senior Café on Friday, repairs and yard work to those in need. Contact for Senior Café is Cathy Ball firstname.lastname@example.org Contact for Rebuilding Together is Fred Weis email@example.com
Haiti Sister Parish: Holy Family parishioners are invited to get involved with a group which fosters exchanges with and finances projects to better the lives of people in a large parish in Haiti. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Ministry: Help to make our Parish grounds more beautiful and environmentally responsible. Great volunteer opportunity! Chris Gordon - email@example.com.
“Holy Mowers” Lawn Service: Volunteers to help with projects, planting, and mowing of the lawn at the rectory in Hardesty Estates. Paul Dallavalle - firstname.lastname@example.org or Katy McCaffrey - email@example.com.
Funeral, Wedding and Baptism Greeters: Help to welcome families and to set up for sacraments that take place at Holy Family. Delores Jones - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lazarus Committee: This committee provides a luncheon after a funeral for the family and friends of the deceased. Volunteers are needed to help with this ministry by cooking, delivering food or helping with preparation, set-up or clean-up. Cyndi Zajic: email@example.com
Respect Life Committee: Protecting the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death. All are welcome. Katherine Miller - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholic Advocacy Network (CAN): Get updates from the Maryland Catholic Conference on how to contact your representatives. Visit www.mdcathcon.org/can.
Outreach Ministry: Visit, pray with and bring communion to shut-ins and those in institutions. Donna Wardrup - email@example.com.
Finance Council: If you have expertise in this area, we could use your help to help us with our financial planning and budget. Maureen Konschnik – firstname.lastname@example.org
Parishioner Welcome Committee: Members of this committee contact and welcome new parishioners as they register in the parish and offering to meet them at Mass and give them a tour of the campus and a gift from the parish. Minimal commitment required. Cyndi Zajic email@example.com
Welcome Desk Ministry - Mary Redmiles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JMJ Café: Located outside Unity Hall. $1 Pods for your enjoyment and relaxation!
Holy Family Lending Library: Located next to the JMJ Café. Grab a cup of Joe and choose from a broad selection of books. Return with 2-3 weeks. Mary Ann Joyce – 301-526-6229.
Chapel Cleaning: Wednesday mornings. Contact Cyndi Zajic - email@example.com.
Food Pantry: Help to deliver groceries to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Food Pantry. Contact the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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