Divine Mercy Catholic Church

Community Life

Community Life

 

Coffee and Donuts 

Our goal as a ministry is to create a friendly environment and encourage fellowship among parishioners. We do this by making coffee, setting up bagels and donuts, and taking care of the social hall. We could always use more volunteers to help with this very important ministry. This ministry is led by Cathy and Andre Testa. If interested click here.

Council of Catholic Women

Divine Mercy Council of Catholic Women acts through its members to support, empower and educate our members in spirituality, leadership and service roles.  We support our parish through several fund raisers through the year which enables us to donate money to the school, Saint Vincent de Paul, Divine Mercy Youth Group, Catholic Charities and other community agencies such as Genesis House, Hugs for the Homeless, and homeless veterans.  Each year we are responsible for the Phantom Tea Party, Card Party and Fashion Show, and Divine Mercy Gifts. We enjoy each others company at our celebration luncheons throughout the year.  The general membership meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month.  Celebration birthday luncheons are held quarterly.  We are always seeking out new members to assist with service to our church, community, and school.  This ministry is led by Linda Molica. If interested click here.

Family Ministry

Our goal is to provide family centric liturgy and events that are welcoming to children, the young, and young parents. We will do this by developing rosaries, Stations of the Cross, Masses, and other social events that involve participation of all members of the family. This ministry is led by Deacon Jack Alexander. If interested click here.

Gardening Angels

It is our job to maintain and upkeep the flowers and vegetation along the sidewalk and fountain area. We do this by pulling weeds; and replacing older plants as necessary. This ministry is led by Karen Huff. If interested click here.

 

Lenten Soup & Bread

During the Lenten season, Divine Mercy parishioners and their friends may gather in Social Hall on Fridays for a soup and bread supper, followed by the Stations of theCross or a spiritual formation video program. The members of this ministry group provide nourishment by cooking
and serving two different kinds of soup for approximately 100 to 120 people, while also giving people time to socialize and become family. This also provides sustenance for people on low incomes. This has been an ongoing ministry since 1984, so if you feel called to feed the body as well as the spirit, then please come and join the chefs of "Soup de Jour" during Lent. If interested click here.

 Men of Faith

The purpose of this ministry is to allow for men’s spiritual growth, fellowship, parish ministry involvement, parish and community outreach. This ministry will be meeting Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m in the meeting house. (Starts September 8th) If interested click here.

Senior Games

The goal of this ministry is to bring senior parishioners together to participate in fun activities that help promote mental and physical wellness and making new friends within the Divine Mercy community. Group plays a variety of board/card games, and training is offered to those who want to learn new games. We meet the third Wednesday of the month in the Meeting House. This ministry is led by Dixie Stelling. If interested click here.

Welcoming Committee

 “Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.” (Hebrews 13:2)

The “Welcoming Ministers of Hospitality” committee is to “Welcome all who enter Gods House,” and to assist the Parrish staff during Mass time to meet the needs of the parishioners.   The members greet parishioners at each mass, staff the Narthex Information Kiosk (where information can be found about the parish and questions may be asked and directed to the appropriate personnel) and new members are contacted and welcomed to the parish.

The group meets the 1st Tuesday of the month in the meeting house where status of the sub committees (greeters at the doors, calling committee, Information Kiosk) is given and discussion of special requests the Parrish staff asks of our committee (such as support for the Parish Missions, special activities or special services. 

We would love to have you join this committee – all you need is a beautiful smile, open arms and a big heart.  This ministry is led by Robin Lake. If interested click here.

 WINGS (When In Need Give Support) 

This ministry provides an understanding atmosphere for people who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death. The members of this group are given an opportunity to meet new people, bond with one another, and open their hearts to each other. Once a month we go out to lunch for those people having birthdays during the month. Our social events are centered around luncheons for members who don’t like to drive at night. If you have lost a loved one and need a group of compassionate people to help “lift you up on Eagles Wings,” then please contact us. This ministry is led by Margaret Crockett. If interested click here.

Facilities Maintenance

At times we can use help taking care of projects in the school and church. If you think that you could help with tasks like moving furniture, cleaning, painting, building, etc.. we would love for you to share your time and talent. Please contact our Maintenance Supervisor if interested.