The parishioners are invited and encouraged to participate in Eucharistic Adoration. In the Adoration chapel the Holy Eucharist is exposed on all days from 6.00 am to 8.00 pm. Our goal is to foster a greater devotion to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and our attention to His 'Real Presence' in the Eucharist.
The Altar Server Ministry provides an opportunity for those interested, young and otherwise, to serve and assist on the altar, on Sundays and Weekday Masses, Weddings and Funerals. Training sessions are held on saturdays from 4.00 PM - 5.30 PM. All are welcome to join this ministry; the requirement is that First Holy Communion has been received.
This ministry is very important to the life of the Church. The lector proclaims God’s Living Word. After Vatican II the role of laity in church-related functions increased and the use of lectors in liturgy greatly expanded. Lectors proclaim the First and Second Readings. If you have a passion for Scripture and desire to proclaim the Word through the ministry of Lector at Holy Family, you would be most welcome to join the ministry.
The Ushers greet parishioners as part of the hospitality before Mass. Ushers arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the beginning of Mass. Ushers are generally responsible for the seating of parishioners and visitors, taking up the collection, presentation of the gifts for Holy Communion, and the distribution of bulletins and materials at the conclusion of Mass. Ushers also control the church environment.
The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland on 7 September 1921. It is a lay catholic organization whose members are giving service to the Church on a voluntary basis. 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. The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary.
Youth ministry is the response of the Christian community to the needs of young people and the sharing of the unique gifts of youth with the larger community.Youth ministry is most commonly associated with ministry to and with youth. This includes the variety of ways that young people gather for shared ministry. Youth group meetings, socials, sporting events, youth retreats, youth service events, and special youth prayer services are examples of gathered ministries in the youth setting. Sometimes specialized programs are provided for small groups of young people.This Ministry works under the guidance of diocesan youth chaplain.