Our Lady of Grace Ministries
St. Vincent de Paul: If you are aware of anyone in need of assistance, or if anyone would like to volunteer their time to make home visits to people in need, or want to help with the food locker please call (916) 905-2647 and click here for the St. Vincent de Paul website
Youth Ministry: A youth ministry program for our high school students meets throughout the year for Faith Formation, volunteering, and social events. For more information please contact Steve Palmer at (916) 214-8174.
Children’s Ministry: Do your young children like to play carnival games, mini-golf, toss games or nerf? How about cookie decorating, card making, drawing or other arts and crafts activities? The Children’s Ministry provides fun activities for kids during the Knights of Columbus Breakfast once a month.
Welcoming Ministry: Our Lady of Grace is a friendly welcoming community with a reputation for hospitality and openness. If you would like to help welcome new parishioners to be part of our family please call the parish. The Welcoming Ministry plans New Parishioner social events throughout the year. Please call the Parish Office for more information at (916) 371-4814
Homeless Ministry: Jesus reminds us that what we do for the least of our brothers we do for him. The Homeless Ministry’s goal is to follow Jesus with outreach and assistance to the homeless. For more information, please contact Arabella Ilarmo or Valerie Dempsey at church office 371-4814.
Daughter of the Holy Spirit Associates: Associates are lay persons who feel at home with the Daughters of the Holy Spirit. They sense a call to be available to the Spirit’s mission of love and life and to devote themselves to the poor, the disadvantaged and the oppressed. For more
information, contact Maureen Girard at (916) 371-2573.
Extraordinary Ministers: Special ministers of the Eucharist should be people of prayer who have a special love for the Eucharist. They assist in distributing Communion at Masses and bringing the Eucharist (the Body of Christ) to the sick and homebound as needed. For schedule information and necessary training, please contact Trudy Connolly at (916) 372-9954.
Music Ministry: Do you enjoy singing or playing music in adoration of our Lord. The Music Ministry’s purpose is to enhance our liturgies through prayerful singing. Anyone with an interest is welcome to join. Please contact the office or Bernice Schneegas at
(916) 371-5302 for additional information.
Greeters/Ushers: A warm smile and word of welcome that reflects God’s love can help all worshipers enter more easily and more fully into the celebration of the liturgy. This important ministry shows parishioners to seats, gathers the Sunday collection, arranges for the presentation of the gifts, and distributes parish bulletins after Mass. Those with the gift of hospitality should contact the church office at 371-4814.
Lectors: Do you desire to share God’s word with others? Consider proclaiming the “Word” at Mass. Interested parishioners are needed to proclaim readings at daily and Sunday liturgies. Please contact Jim Martone firstname.lastname@example.org or 372-2769 for additional information.
Altar Servers: The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. This is done through specific actions and by setting an example to the congregation by active participation in the liturgy (hymns, responses, etc.). Those wishing to
participate in this important ministry should contact Jennifer Southard.
Catechists: Through word and example, catechists teach the Catholic faith and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to adults, youth, and children in programs such as CFF and RCIA. Are you willing to share your Catholic faith, commitment, and spirituality with others? If so,
please contact email email@example.com
Women’s Council: Organized in 1956 and affiliated with the Diocese Council of Catholic Women. The OLG Women’s Council raises funds for scholarships to graduating 8th grade students, decorates the church during holidays, provides bereavement services to parishioners for funerals, and supports the altar needs of Our Lady of Grace Church.
For additional information, please contact Judie Martinez 802-3956.
Mom’s Ministry Meetings every 1st Sunday,7pm,location to be announced. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible Study – Every Friday, 9-10:30am, Parish Center, OLG School. Supporting families in need by providing meals during times of transition, such as the birth of a baby, job loss, illness, or in times of grief and loss. Please contact email@example.com to let us know of families who are in need of support.
Knights of Columbus: Knights are Catholic gentlemen, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church, enhancing their own faith, as well as protecting and enhancing their family life. Meetings at 7pm the 1st ( Officers)& 2d ( Main meeting, Rosary @ 6:30pm) Wednesdays of the month at the School Campus 1990 Linden Rd. Glen Mochel Grand Knight (916) 372-9610.
Respect Life Ministry: Please join us Thursdays 5pm for Hour of Power Prayer, 3rd Thursdays 6:15pm in Rectory for meetings and check the bulletin for events such as “40 Days for Life” and “Walk for Life West Coast”. We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence. U.S. Catholic Bishops, Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities, November 2001 Our Lady of Grace Respect Life Ministry Website http://respectlifeministryourladyofgrace.wordpress.com/ To respect life means to honor life as sacred from the moment of conception until natural death. Our ministry prays to end abortion, provides assistance to expectant mothers in crisis pregnancies, provide visits of friendship to the elderly, the ill and the lonely and those in prison. For additional information please contact Bill Murphy at 372-6139 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Pastoral Council: The Parish Pastoral Council’s purpose is to enhance the process of pastoral planning, developing pastoral programs, improving pastoral services, and evaluating the pastoral effectiveness of various programs and services. Members include the following
Finance Committee: The Finance Committee is a consultative body that assists the Pastor in his duties of administering the temporal goods of his parish and assures that the parish’s temporal resources are properly maintained and utilized. In fulfilling its responsibilities the Parish Finance Committee must be directed by the values of the Gospel, as well as by good business practices. Efficient and effective use and management of parish resources must be measured as much by their contribution to the parish mission and ministry as by commonly accepted business standards. Members include the following individuals:
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Our Lady of Grace Catholic School
Our Lady of Grace school is the biggest ministry of our parish. providing students with a curriculum modeled by the teaching of Jesus through gospel values, devotional traditions, and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. With a focus on academic excellence, students become life-long learners and successful members of society. In partnership with our families and our parish community, the school is committed to providing a safe, spiritual and welcoming environment rooted in respect and discipline that nurtures individual self-worth.
More information on OLG school can be found here: http://olgwestsac.com