We all have gifts and talents! We have been given these by Our Loving God to serve Him through serving others in our community. It is essential that each of us use and nurture our talents rather than to let them lie dormant. At the Second Vatican Council, the leaders of the Church re-emphasized that it is the call to each of the Baptised to be involved in building God’s Kingdom and proclaiming the Good News. Your parish family needs you!
St. Patrick Parish is having a Ministry Fair on the weekend of March 4/5. After every mass we will have a representative from every ministry available in the chapel to answer questions. Come for coffee, refreshments and fellowship, and explore the many ministries you may choose from to play a part in supporting the needs of our parish family. …there will be one to suit your talent and availability.
The following ministries will be represented: Altar servers, Bereavement, Children’s church, Decorators, Eucharistic ministers, Greeters, Music/choir, Lectors, Catholic Women’s League and the Knights of Columbus.
We are looking for more people to faithfully proclaim the Word of God at our Sunday masses. Please consider joining us! As a lector you would be asked to either proclaim the readings of Scripture assigned for that particular mass, or announce the hymns and prayers of the faithful as a commentator. You may choose your preferred mass at which to read, and you would be scheduled approximately every 3-5 weeks. Training is provided..
Consider serving your parish by assisting the priest at the altar during mass. We are looking for children and youth who have made their 1st Communion, who are interested in, and able to learn skills for serving at Mass You will be asked to serve at a minimum of one Saturday or Sunday per month; serving more frequently is encouraged to learn the skills more quickly. Initial training involves about 3-4 sessions at the church for approx. 90 minutes. Periodically, additional training is provided for special occasions such as Easter
St. Patrick’s Parish Eucharistic Ministry is looking to recruit interested persons to help our Celebrant to serve Communion at Mass. You would be serving approximately one (1) Mass per month. Duties include set up, distribution of Communion and clean up after each Mass. Training will be provided.
Our Bereavement ministry supports those in our Parish community when they suffer the loss of a loved one by sending a sympathy card signed by our pastor. We also organize a memorial Mass on All Souls’ Day each year to remember and support all those in our parish community who have lost a loved one in the past year and organize a reception following the Mass .
The Decorating Team enhances the liturgical space according to the seasons so that parishioners’ praise-filled and thankful worship are heightened. Do you have an artistic talent or just an artistic sense? We need you. Or maybe you just like decorating with plants & flowers.
The time commitment depends on the liturgical or special seasons – Lent/Holy Week/Easter, Thanksgiving, Advent/Christmas are our busiest times when we may spend a few hours the morning prior to the eventual Celebration of Liturgy.
During Ordinary Time we make use of Green Plants.
Click the button above for more information about the St. Patrick Lucan cemetery Board.
Catholic Women’s League
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month after the 7:00 pm Mass.
The St Patrick CWL supports our church with flowers, Coffee Sunday Socials. We support our youth through sacramental gifts and receptions, our seniors with calls and cards, and local charities through monies raised by our bazaar and so much more.
Knights of Columbus
.Our council meets monthly on Mondays to support parish and local needs through volunteering and fundraising. The amount of commitment varies for each member.
Music Ministry – Choirs
For more information on our 5Pm, 9 AM and 11 AM Choirs.
Ailsa Craig Food Bank
St. Patrick Lucan has been a longtime supporter of the Ailsa Craig Food Bank which supports local families in need.
We are looking for more volunteers to help us in teaching our children about the love Jesus has for them. Anyone including parents or youth may apply. We use a program that is very easy to follow. Children’s Church happens only at the 9am mass and only during the liturgy.
Hospitality – Greeters
We are looking for more people to greet and welcome parishioners when they come in for weekend masses. If you were to consider helping out with this ministry, your other duties would include taking up the collection, placing the monies collected in the safe after mass and closing up the church on the weekends that Fr. Jude or Fr. Bob preside. You would be scheduled once or twice per month.
Alpha helps churches to develop a culture of hospitality and invitation by creating a space where anyone is welcome; where people can feel listened to and loved; where the stranger can become a friend; and where people far from God can find a place to belong. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith. Alpha creates a culture of invitation within our Family of Parishes community and is a great “front door” for people exploring faith
Alpha Youth creates a space for young people to hold meaningful conversations about life, faith and purpose. Discussion time is interspersed throughout the short talks to make it simpler for them to share their thoughts and questions.
Our Ascension Bible Study series take you on a journey to explore different themes (Jesus, Mary, the Mass, etc.) to better know our faith through scripture, and to build the practice of praying with scripture to hear the voice of God in our lives. By taking time every day with the Word of God we soak in His Word and are better able to imitate the life of Jesus. We do this because we want to know Jesus and what He wants for our life.