Altar Serving is a vital part of the liturgical ministry. As an Altar Server, you are involved in the most sacred events of worship. You assist the priest, to make the worship more reverent and beautiful. Altar serving is a great opportunity to increase your faith and knowledge of the Mass.
The Liturgy of the Word is the time during the Mass in which we reflect on how God speaks to us through the Sacred Scriptures. The mission of the Lector is to encourage the faith of the parishioners and inspire them to discipleship by proclaiming the Word of the Lord with clarity and conviction.
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.
LIFE GROUPS are an opportunity to gather in small gathering of 10 to 15 people via Zoom or in-person on a regular basis. The purpose is to form meaningful relationships, pray with each other, grow in our faith, and serve others with love and humility. There are morning groups and evening groups.
Do you have a green thumb, some spare time or just love working in the garden? God’s Gardeners Ministry is a great way to serve God, and contribute to the beauty of our church. There are several ways to get involved from helping twice a year in the fall and spring to clean up the flower beds. Help is also required throughout the summer to weed, clean up, and water various flower beds.
Looking for volunteers who would be interested in bringing Holy Communion to nursing homes and seniors’ residences, either on Sundays or through the week. Ministry to the elderly and sick members of our communities is offering compassionate care and encouraging a sense of belonging and connection to the Body of Christ through Eucharist and the people of God.
Join us for our parents and tots play group in the All-Saints Hall at Holy Family on Wednesday mornings after the 10 am Mass. Beginning on February 4th we will meet on Saturdays at noon. The groups will run for a couple of hours. Toys and activities will be available for various ages, and food/beverages will be provided.
The Stitches of Comfort Ministry are a dedicated group of women who meet and and create beautiful blankets and comforters. Their creations are then given to those who may need one. These “ fabric hugs” are given in love and care to those who may be feeling lonely, ill or have experienced loss.
Here at Lucan Northwest London Catholic Family of Parishes we view digital ministry as another way that we can provide access to the grace of God, as experienced through digital forms of community. Our goal is to provide a link or a bridge between our online and in-person experience to know that the grace of God abounds, that the Spirit is truly present wherever we are located, each moment of the day.
The Contemporary Choir is responsible for leading the congregation in song at the 5 PM Mass Saturday nights. We practice every Monday in the church from 7:00 pm until 8 to 8:30 pm approximately. We also do a quick practice at 4:30 just before 5 pm Mass starts on Saturdays. We are currently in need of a guitar player and bass player also. And of course, new voices to sing are always welcome. We mostly do hymns from the Gather hymnal and other hymns from sheet music as appropriate, more contemporary, and some praise and worship hymns. We have a wonderful pianist who also helps to lead as well.
This choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and on Sundays 45 minutes before Mass. Adults and high school students are welcome to join the choir (parent consent forms will need to be signed if under the age of eighteen). Reading music is an asset but it is not required. If you can carry a tune and want to share the gift of music by leading the congregation in song and praising the Lord, you can join us!
The Praise and Worship Band’s mission is to lead people to Jesus and encourage them to sing to Him with all their hearts. As part of the team, there are opportunities to serve the community at the 2pm Sunday Mass, church-held retreats, and special services throughout the liturgical year. Practices are held on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm. A certain level of skill is necessary, but please do not be intimidated by the application and audition process. Musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists) and those interested in sound tech are invited to apply.
Help to create an open, welcoming, and inviting environment for everyone who comes to Mass in-person and online. We want to ensure that from the moment people pull into the parking lot until the moment they leave they feel welcomed and connected.
To Volunteer as Hospitality at Funerals, one needs to be welcoming, friendly and to give direction for seating and other directions within the parish building and possibly to the burial site. The time involved would be approximately two hours of your time and would be dependent on your availability. Please consider signing up today. .
As the Society was founded by youth, the role of young people in the Society continues to grow and develop. In Ontario, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has youth conferences in London, Mississauga, Kitchener-Waterloo and Windsor. We are always looking for energetic youth between the ages of 13 – 30 who want to make a difference in lives of people in their communities, either in existing or new youth conferences.
Founded in 1833, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is an international lay organization, united in the mission to serve persons in need. In Canada alone, the SSVP helps more than 350,000 people each year. We provide material support in the form of non-perishable food, clothes, household items and furniture to individuals and families across the country. Whether in their homes, on the street, in shelters, in hospitals or in prison, our work knows no boundaries. The Society also provides assistance to refugees, immigrants, and northern communities.
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada was organized nationally on June 17, 1920, and granted federal incorporation on December 12, 1923.
The League is officially recognized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) as a lay association of women and is affiliated with the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO), a world-wide federation holding membership in the conference of International Catholic Organizations (ICO) and having consultative status with agencies of the United Nations
Knights of Columbus Council 10561 – Serving Holy Family Parish (St. Pius X) in London, Ontario.
Founded in 1882 by Fr. Michael J. McGivney, at St. Mary’s Parish in New Haven, Connecticut, the Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternity centered on Catholic teachings, and founding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism. With approximately 15,000 councils around the world, and membership nearing 2 million, the order has become a visible symbol of the response of Catholic men around the world, to our call to humble service of those most in need.
What does the post-Covid church look like? Some changes are here to stay, such as having an online presence and a greater awareness of practices to keep one another healthy and safe. But after so much time not doing church in the “regular” way, what many of us say we missed the most is the relationships—a sense of community with the other people in the parish. For the Post-Covid church to recover and grow, we need to have a greater focus on the relational aspect of what it means to be a church. We can re-energize the church by creating more space for people to develop deeper connections with each other. This is where we need your help to get this new ministry started. Looking to bring people together and think of new ways of engaging and working together to create a community culture in our parish and beyond. This is a new ministry, and we would like to have your input and ideas of how we can begin.