Hospitality and Community Life
The Bereavement Ministry prepares a reception for family and friends following a Funeral Mass. Volunteers help by furnishing food and beverages. For information contact the office at 343-4248.
CATHOLICS COME HOME
Catholics Come Home is a ministry of compassion and reconciliation. It is designed to reach out and encourage non-practicing Catholics to "Come Home" to the Catholic Church and resume the active practice of their faith. Catholics Come home meets once a week for thirteen weeks. Contact Deacon James Burkett at 893-2348 for information about the next group session.
The Consolation Ministry supports family members of the deceased by sending cards of sympathy throughout the year. We plan several workshops and an All Souls Day Celebration. Contact Lyn Dorenzo at 891-8026 for information.
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
The Men's Bible Study meets every Friday at 6:00 AM in the Knights of Columbus room in the Parish Hall. We read and discuss a chapter of the Bible. All are welcome. For information contact Glenn Padula at 865-3028.
MINISTRY TO THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND
This ancient ministry allows specially trained and commissioned parishioners to take the Eucharist to those who are very ill, confined to their homes or in extended care facilities, as well as cooperating with St. John the Baptist to take weekly communion to Catholic patients at Enloe Hospital. For information contact the office at 343-4248.
While we encourage parents to attend Mass with their young children, childcare is available during the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM masses each Sunday. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. To protect our children and per Diocesan guidelines LiveScan fingerprinting is required of all volunteers and staff who work with children. This ministry is currently not available due to sharing our office space with St Thomas More Parish during their transition back to the Ridge for regular Parish operations.
PRO-LIFE CATHOLIC MINISTRY
PRO-LIFE ROSARY GROUP
SMALL CHURCH COMMUNITY
Small Church Communities (SCCs) are an ongoing component of the church at Our Divine Savior. Meetings are held weekly, lasting one and one half to two hours. These groups pray together, study the upcoming Sunday readings, share faith experiences and reach out to serve the wider community. Materials used are provided by the parish. Contact the office at 343-4248 for dates and times of available groups.
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
The Tuesday Morning Bible Study at Our Divine Savior has a long history, going back to 1983. Meeting times are Tuesday mornings from 9-11 am. We use the study guides prepared by Dr. Scott Hahn. All are welcome. Contact Terry Matthews at 893-1644 for information.
THURSDAY DISCIPLESHIP GROUP
Join us Thursday mornings from 9-11 as we journey together through various spiritual readings and enjoy in depth group discussion. All are welcome. Drop in and join the group any time or contact the office at 343-4248 for more information.
Our Youth Ministry programs serve our junior high and senior high students. Our youth ministry activities promote advocacy, catechesis, community life, evangelization, justice and service, leadership development, pastoral care, prayer and worship.
We are always looking for adult and young adult volunteers willing to help serve the young church of today as Core members. If you would like to help, please
email [email protected]. or call the Religious Education office at 345-6201.
INNER HEALING MINISTRY
The Inner Healing Ministry calls upon the charisms of healing from the Holy Spirit in order to help heal those with deep interior suffering in a compassionate and prayerful way. They also sponsor a yearly healing mass where the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered. For information about the Inner Healing Ministry or call 588-4386.
If you would like to be seen by the Inner Healing Ministry please contact the parish office.