“Love one another as I have loved you.” John 15
All Saints Parish Service Ministries are opportunities through which members serve parish needs or the special needs of individuals and families.
The goal of this committee is to help new members feel welcomed in our parish family and to inform them about the various ministries and programs available at All Saints.
Parish Council is the central coordinating and unifying structure of the parish. It empowers, enlightens, and supports our parish community by acting as a consultative body to the pastor. – It is a channel through which the laity, religious and priest plan and coordinate the spiritual, financial, and educational life of our parish. Membership on the Parish Council is through self-nomination when elections are held in the spring of the year, and is open to any member of the parish over the age of 18. Parish Council members accept a three-year commitment. Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday, and each member is encouraged to serve as a liaison for other parish committees by attending their meetings.
The Education Commission assists the pastor with regard to catechesis and preparation for sacraments at ASCS, to discern formation needs, and to advise the pastor regarding policies and programs to meet those needs. Annually in the spring, parish elections fill the vacancies left by any departing members. Those interested need to be active and supporting members of the parish.
The Parish Finance Council is mandated by canon church law: “In each parish there is to be a finance council to help the parish priest in the administration of the goods of the parish.” The principal function of the council is to promote adequate parish revenue for the services and activities of the parish. Candidates should be well versed in financial matters and need to be active and supporting members of the parish. The Finance Council aids the All Saints Family in analyzing, budgeting, investing and communicating financial information. For this reason, Parishioners with expertise in areas such as accounting, banking, investments, and business management, are appointed by the Pastor.
Members include the Pastor, heads of various liturgical ministries and anyone interested in planning and implementing particular details of the liturgical celebrations in the parish. Their goal is to help provide an environment of prayer and celebration that is welcoming, meaningful, reverent and transforming. Meetings are usually held in August, October, January, and May.
Ministry to the Grieving
As an extension of the healing power of Christ, All Saints Parish offers this ministry of gentle love and kindness to those in our community who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Grief ministers are parish members who have experienced grief within their own lives, and are available to provide support to family members. This support may be in the form of phone calls, notes, visits, and/or attendance at the wake or funeral service. Information on grief is available in the book rack located in the conference room at church for you to take and read. “Healing Thoughts”, a grief newsletter is also available monthly for those who wish to receive it. Contact the Parish Office at 361-5252 to request a newsletter.
BLESSED ARE THEY WHO MOURN – our grief support group will meet on starting Monday, Oct. 2 at 6:30 PM in the Reading/Resource Room at church. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one is welcome to attend. Questions, please call Sister Michaeleen at 920-361-1806.
In addition, our parish offers a special Mass of Remembrance in November during which we recall all parish members who have died during the previous twelve months. Families who have experienced this loss are invited to participate in this Liturgy. If you have not been contacted by one of our Grief Ministers and you wish to speak with one of them, please contact the Parish Office at 361-5252.
As a service to the bereaved, the Funeral Circles are organizes by our CCW and staffs a luncheon at the parish following burial. The funeral home will assist in organizing a funeral luncheon with this group. Volunteers are needed to serve the meal and prepare desserts for the event contact the parish office 920-361-5252
Buildings and Grounds
The Building & Grounds Volunteers consists of parishioners who are experienced in professions that help with the maintenance of the church grounds and cleaning the church and school. If you are interested in serving the parish as a volunteer, please contact our parish office 920-361-5252.
Our mission is to encourage prayer for the protection of every life from conception to natural death and for the end of abortion in our time. We provide information or the continuing education of our parish family and the surrounding community on the sacredness of life. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month following the evening Mass, a rosary is prayed for the unborn and for all expectant mothers. Won’t you please join us? Learn more at their website
Council of Catholic Women
CCW is an organization for all women of the parish. The aim of the group is to unite the women of our parish in religious, educational, and social activities, to do good works, and enrich the lives of the people we touch. In addition to supporting the parish with prayer, service and financial assistance, we contribute to international organizations such as Water for Life, and Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month September through June.
Learn more how you can join and participate in CCW
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic men committed to charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Founded in 1882 by Father McGivney in New Haven Connecticut, the group was organized to aid one another in times of sickness or death; strengthen themselves and each other in faith; and to be of service to the Church and community. Our local council and 4th degree assembly each meet monthly. The Knights support the parish by ushering for Sunday Mass and volunteering for various parish events. They raise and donate funds for charitable needs and projects including Special Olympics and pro-life organizations through Tootsie Roll and Life-Saver candy sales as well as Bingo and other activities. Check out their website.
Holy Name Society
All men of the parish are welcome and encouraged to become involved in the Holy Name Society which promotes reverence for the sacred names of God and Jesus Christ. The organization encourages the personal sanctification and holiness of its members who are called to build the kingdom of God; teaching, spreading and defending faith in Christ by practicing and promoting special devotion to the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Its members sponsor various activities in the parish, including a Pancake Breakfast, Mother/Daughter Breakfast and an annual Healing Mass. Members are invited to attend an annual weekend retreat. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month September through June. Learn more here.