Ministries

We invite all people into a personal relationship with Christ through prayer, worship, stewardship and service to God and neighbor. Eucharist is the center of our faith and we celebrate our Catholic African American Heritage. We empower our youth to be gospel witnesses through faith-building programs.

Altar Servers – this group is responsible for assisting the Priest and Deacon during every Mass. The Alter Server is required to have received his/her First Eucharist.

B. V. M. Sodality – A society of those who are devoted to Our Mother of Perpetual Help by praying the Rosary each Sunday prior to the 8:00 am and 11:00 am Mass and at funerals. Also, they lead the prayer for the Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction on the first Friday of each of month.

Bereavement Ministry – men and women of the parish sponsor a repast and assist the bereaved family with other arrangements as needed. Contact – Fannie Burden

CCD – (Confratenity of Christian Doctrine) religious teaching program for students in grades 1-12 who do not attend Catholic Schools. In order to receive the sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation, students must be enrolled in CCD to receive sacraments.

Drexel Society – is the only lay Catholic organization founded and chartered by an African American woman. The members of the organization are women who render service to the church, the community and humanity through sacrifice, love, dedication and devotion. They dedicate their efforts to the memory and honor of their patron and mentor, Blessed Katherine Drexel.

Electrical Workers – assist with all electrical concerns of church, school, rectory and Parish Hall.

Eucharistic Ministries –  assist at Mass with Holy Communion and the Eucharistic Cup. In addition, they are vessels in which our Lord Jesus Christ visits and feeds our brothers and sisters who are unable to participate at liturgical celebrations.  They visit homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.

Grounds and Maintenance – provides hands on service of preventive as well as maintenance to all buildings and grounds of the church, school, rectory and Parish Hall.

Health Ministry – provides medical information and conducts onsite health screenings after Mass throughout the year

Knights of St. Peter Claver –  the purpose is to render service to God and his Holy Church, render aid and assistance to the sick and disabled, and promote social and intellectual association among members.

Knights of KPC Ladies Auxiliary – our aim is to support our local parishes in all things Catholic. In addition, another goal is to evangelize in the community to assist our fellowman, regardless of religious affiliation. As a result, we provide service to a multitude of local charities within the diocesan area.

Lectors –  the Lector, or Reader, proclaims the Scripture to the parishioners. This ministry is truly a sacred trust, for in the lector’s proclamation, the Word becomes flesh within the Church.

Music Ministry – the mission of the Music Ministry is to enhance the liturgy through music that energizes the parishioners and compliments the Readings and the Gospel

Prison Ministry – All Catholic Adults should consider participating in the Parish Prison Ministry. We learn how to explain our Catholic Faith clearly, defend it charitably, and share it confidently. We always receive more than we give, come and see.  Applications are taken once a year (in March 2013) to enter into this Ministry. We visit the Prisons in Atmore, AL: G K Fountain and W C Holman Prison.

RCIA – is referred to as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults by which individuals can become full members of the Catholic Church. During this period of time, the candidates become familiar with the order of the liturgy, various practices and gestures of the Mass. It also introduces them to the parish community.

School Advisory Council –  The school advisory council is by its nature consultative to the Pastor, Principal and Superintendent regarding the operations and policies of our school.

Seniors Club – is designed for parishioners of mature age to meet for fellowship and fun. Various activities may include birthday celebrations, card games, visiting local attractions, pot luck lunch, and day trips in conjunction with other senior groups.

St.Martha’s Guild – this ministry cleans the Church and the Sanctuary in all aspects. In addition to maintaining the necessary article for the Mass, such as altar clothes, purificators, candles, and other needs to prepare the Church for the liturgy.

St.Vincent de Paul – is “The Apostle of Charity and Father of the Poor” – this society is a worldwide organization of people who live and breath the spirit, tradition, and spirituality of St. Vincent de Paul. Their goal is to keep his mission alive. The members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are called Vincentians. Their vocation is to follow Christ through service to those in need. Members show their commitment through person to person contact.

Ushers (Hospitality Ministry) – the purpose is to greet parishioners and visitors as they enter the church; collect the offering; secure monies to the rectory or designated place. Direct parishioners to the altar of Holy Communion; distributes church bulletins or other fliers that have been approved by the pastor; assist parishioners who may need assistance; invite visitors to return and place Hymnals and Misselets in pews as well.

Youth Ministry – foster’s the young people’s faith in Jesus Christ and helps develop spiritual growth through mission work of faith, community, and church programs developed by the youth of the church.