Opportunities to participate in our Education and Evangelization groups are listed below.
Legion of Mary
What We Do: We provide works of mercy on behalf of Corpus Christi parish. All of our works are approved by Fr. Taylor as our spiritual director. Our works are various acts of conservation such as Pilgrim Virgin Statue weekly visits to homes of parishioners, Sacred Heart Enthronements, teaching CCD, and welcome visits to new parishioners. We also do works of consolation (hospital/rehabilitation center visits) and visits to the homebound, as well as works of conversion (door to door apostolate). Our ministry has active members and auxiliary members.
Time Commitment: Active members attend a meeting once a week (Thursdays at 7 p.m.) in the church office, and perform two hours of spiritual ministry work per week. Auxiliary members support the active members through prayers (daily rosary and Legion prayers), generally taking no more than 30 minutes per week.
Volunteer Ages: Adult - but we hope to offer a junior ministry in the future.
Prayer Shawl Knitting
What We Do: We knit and crochet shawls, baby blankets, adult lap blankets, hats, scarves etc. for distribution upon request to those in pain, sick, grieving, or going through an important time in their life. The shawls etc. are made with care, prayer and love that God will bless them as they are presented to the person for whom they were made. Eucharistic ministers have offered shawls and lap blankets when they visit the sick. We provide hats and scarves to a local homeless shelter to give at their annual Christmas party. We reached out to support parishes in Newtown, CT, after the Sandy Hook school shooting and in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Our Corpus Christi ministry started on Jan. 31, 2010. We accept all talents and can provide guidance in learning to knit or crochet if needed as well as share patterns. Since we started, we have distributed over 200 items.
Time Commitment: You can work at home on your time and attend meetings when you can.
We meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month at either the ministry center or a member’s home from 1:30 - 3:00 to share our work, pray over our shawls etc. We take a summer break from meeting for July and August.
Volunteer Ages: Most of our members are adult women, but we welcome all ages and would love to share, teach, and pass on the tradition of knitting and crocheting to the younger generations!
Prayer Requests and Rosary
What We Do: Team lead receives prayer requests via email that is then forwarded to mailing list of individuals. The group meets once a month to pray the Rosary.
Time Commitment: Daily individual prayer on your own, meet once a month to pray the Rosary.
Volunteer Ages: Any
That Man is You (TMIY)
What We Do: That Man is You! honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive! (https://paradisusdei.org/that-man-is-you/)
Time Commitment: We meet Saturday mornings for 26 weeks. Doors open at 6:45am, video presentation starts at 7:15am, followed by empowering discussion. We part at 8:30am to take on the world! We encourage you to attend just one session to see what we are all about.
Volunteer Ages: Adult Men
What We Do: Provide vocation information for the bulletin and inform the parish on ways they can pray for vocations.
Time Commitment: Available any time to talk with people who want information.
Volunteer Ages: Adults