Anyone over 18 who is in good standing with the Catholic WELCOMING/GREETERS
Faith is welcome. Training sessions are held periodically We are a ministry to provide a personal welcome to all
All ministries need volunteers to help in many ways. throughout the year. You will serve as scheduled. who walk through our Church doors, especially
The contact person will be glad to suggest ways in CONTACT Teri Gagliano……………....814-1011 newcomers. We provide information regarding
which you can help. ministries and organizations of the church through our
LITURGY Welcome Package or personal home visits. Many
ALTAR SERVERS Enhance liturgies and help our Pastor plan for special energetic and smiling volunteers are needed.
This ministry is for boys and girls in the 5th grade and above seasons. Oversee the duties of Extraordinary Ministers of CONTACT Parma Boyle……….338-2767
who would like to serve our Lord at his altar. Scheduled Holy Communion, Lectors, Altar Servers, Greeters, Ushers,
Masses are on Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Holy days. Environment and Music.
WOMEN AT THE WELL
Servers are also required for weddings, funerals and other CONTACT Sara Reese……….640-4328 A time for women of the parish to gather in fellowship
special services or events. and praise. Grow with inspiration from special guest
CONTACT Stephen Reese……….937-5658 MAINTENANCE
We are responsible for the maintenance of the church speakers and enjoy a pot luck lunch.
Chris Frey…………………...338-1618 properties. Some light carpentry, electrical and plumbing CONTACT Elizabeth Thomaston….338-1080
ALTAR SOCIETY experience would be helpful but not necessary.
People are assigned to clean, dust, polish items for the YOUTH GROUPS
CONTACT Rodney Martin……….884-7341 These ministries provide Spiritual growth and
Sanctuary and commons area. They also launder linens and
return them for the following weekend. There are no MUSIC/CHOIR development for the youth of our parish, through service
meetings. You must be a member of Our Lady of the Lake Mission: To minister to the parish community through our to God and fellowship with one another. If you have
and at least 18 years old. gifts of time and talent, united with the desire to foster a been called by God to provide leadership skills or to
spirit of love and thankfulness to God through our music; chaperone scheduled youth events, this is a great
CONTACT Mary Esther Krantz….338-2500
enabling us all to be ‘Christ bearers’ in every facet of our opportunity to say “YES” to God. Background checks
lives. We offer adult and youth programs. are required.
ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE CONTACT
We are responsible for decorating the interior environment CONTACT Charmaine Booker……….814-5772
of the church including flowers, etc. for the liturgies. Youth- Bucky Funderburg…….…884-3235 Peter Boyle....613-5435
CONTACT Paul Hopper……………….903-4005 NURSERY Sr. Youth Grades 9th thru 12th
The Nursery is provided for the Sunday Mass and for other Johnny Kay...405-0980
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY parish activities upon request. Volunteers are needed to Jr. Youth Grades 4th thru 8th
COMMUNION watch the children. Sonya Lewis…814-1078
This is an appointed ministry to help the Priest to distribute CONTACT Gina Falkner……….338-3325 Little Ones in Christ PreK3-Gr 3
the body and blood of Christ. All applicants must have Tasha Clark….…….362-7586
Pastoral Approval. Training sessions are held periodically RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COMMUNICATIONS
throughout the year. You will serve as scheduled. Our mission is to provide Catholic Faith Development for
CONTACT Teri Gagliano………...…….814-1011 Children and Adults. Our goal is education so we may grow PRAYER LINE
in wisdom, strength and holiness in order to battle the We pray for anyone who requests prayers. Each member
GIFT SHOP temptations of a secular world. The Education Program for prays individually for those persons whose names are on
It is our mission to make available Catholic books, music, Pre K (3 & 4 year olds) thru 12th Grade meet Sundays after the prayer list.
rosaries and other items for your home. We pray these the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
CONTACT Sharon Stice…………… 338-0207
sacramentals stand as a reminder that Christ should always Adult Education meets Sundays after the 9:30 a.m. Mass and
be the focus center of your lives. Tuesday Evenings at 7 p.m. WEB PAGE
CONTACT Gini Kerr…………338-1559 CONTACT Parma Boyle……….338-2767 We are responsible for maintaining and updating our
BIBLE STUDY Jan Smith……………… 814-0900 church website. Knowledge of computers or digital
Responsible, year round, for the upkeep and beauty of the CONTACT Don Boyle……….338-0193
Our mission is to insure the safety and comfort of
parish grounds, Father’s rectory, and the Grotto area. parishioners before, during and after Mass. Ushers open and
CONTACT Don Boyle……….338-0193 lock the building, help with seating, collections and handing PARISH NEWSLETTER
out bulletins at the end of Mass. We assist if problems occur We provide a Quarterly Newsletter to help inform the
in the congregation. All adults 17 and over are invited to be parishioners about upcoming events, daily news and
ushers during Mass. areas of need.
CONTACT Jim Gutsell……..472-0694 CONTACT Elizabeth Thomaston…338-1080
An advisory Council to the pastor for the purpose of
CARING HEARTS raising funds and properly allocating those
Our mission is to provide transportation and visitation to contributions according to the needs of the parish.
hospitals, nursing homes and private homes for people with CONTACTS Jim Mortek 256 268-9316
special needs. Our ministry also includes providing food for Herb Kuntz 525-5774
times of bereavement or immediate need. Jay Willi 338-3131
CONTACT Barbara McGowin……….913-0029 Sarah Brazzolotto 338-6791
Devon Bell 338-8636
We are an outreach to the Hispanic population in the hope of
making them feel comfortable and more at home.
CONTACT Sylvia Fredrickson...…338-7851
Mari Culver……525-0071 CURSILLO
Cursillo is not a volunteer organization. Cursillo means in
SOCIAL CONCERNS Spanish “little Course in Christianity” and begins with a 3
We assist parishioners and people of the community as
day weekend away living with other Catholics and learning
needed throughout the year. Projects include: Blood Drive,
more about Jesus and how to have a closer walk with Him.
Thanksgiving Food Baskets, Christmas Angel Tree and Yard
Afterwards, the “Cursillista” meets weekly with a group of
other Cursillistas who pray with and encourage him/her in
CONTACT Sonia Dale…....525-0097 following a plan of spiritual formation, prayer and
Ann Reddy…..763-1512 evangelism aimed at befriending others and loving them into
PRO LIFE COMMITTEE a relationship with the Lord.
To preserve the dignity of life from conception until CONTACT Charmaine Booker….…..814-5772
CONTACT Marcia Mortek……...….352-4533 LEGION OF MARY Jeannie Reid….338-4277
SPECIAL ORGANIZATIONS ELECTED PARISH COUNCIL
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #12270 An advisory Council to the pastor.
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization opened Pastor Fr. Michael F. Sexton
to male Catholics18 years of age and older who are in good President Larry Reese…..640-4328
standing with the Faith. They meet on the first Wednesday Vice President John Stice…..338-0207
of the month after the 7 p.m. Mass. Some of the activities
are the men’s breakfast, held every 2nd Sunday of the ELECTED MEMBERS
month, and various activities such as the Tootsie Roll drive Enid Willi 338-3131
and other community service projects. Be sure to take
advantage of the Kof C personal Insurance policies.
Our Lady of the Lake
CONTACT Roger Carreker….….338-3580
338-7285 Catholic Church
We are a ministry of fun! We meet every third Wednesday Kelly Cardenas 338-2197
of the month for fun and games at 10:00 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 Francie Poteracki 338-3381 4609 Martin Street South
(potluck) JOIN US! Cropwell, AL 35054
CONTACT Larry & Rita Martens……338-6927
Office 205 525-5161
SOCIAL/HOSPITALITY Fax 205 525-5162
Our mission is fellowship! Help us gather people together
for fun and fellowship through social gatherings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT Anna Emerick…473-5273 September 2010