Little Flower
Catholic Church and School

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Organizations

Organizations

Little Flower Parish is blessed to have many individuals involved in the parish life.

Listed below are our Parish Council and Commissions.

Parish Council

The Parish Council sets the mission and goals for the parish. It is the coordinating and unifying body of the parish and is advisory to the Pastor and Pastoral Team. The members develop the vision and direction of the parish along with the Pastoral Team. Major decisions affecting the parish are brought to the Parish Council. Twelve Council members serve the same three year term.

Parish Council Meetings are generally held the last Monday of each month (except July and December) at 7:00 PM in the Little Flower School Music room.

Commissions

Little Flower Parish is blessed to have many individuals involved in the parish life. Feel free to click on any of the links below to see more information regarding a particular organization.

The Parish Council has five Commissions and the School Board which set objectives and oversee their specific area of parish life.

Liturgy Commission

Art Committee
Music Ministry
Eucharistic Minister
Eucharistic Ministers for the sick
Lectors
Gift Bearers
Ushers
Ministers of Service
Ministers of Hospitality
Eucharistic Adoration Volunteers
Liturgy of the Word for Children
Sacristans

Liturgy Commission (10)
The Liturgy Commission develops the objectives for and coordinates the most important area of parish life – the worship of our faith community. Numerous groups and committees contribute to our worship.

The various committees that make up the Liturgy Commission are listed below.

Art Committee (11)
This Committee is responsible for the visible interior of the Church -banners, flowers, vestments. Those skilled in artistic design, floral arrangements, sewing, and those willing to hang banners, etc. are welcome.


Music Ministry (12)

Eucharistic Ministers (13)
These ministers distribute the Body and Blood of Christ on Sundays at school Masses, and special events. Parishioners 21 and over are invited to be trained and serve on a rotating basis – approximately every three weeks.

Eucharistic Ministers for Sick (14)
These ministers assist with helping those who are confined or housebound to take part in the Eucharist. They go to the nursing homes and residences of those who are unable to attend regular Mass. These communion calls are a vital part of stewardship and volunteers are welcome to take part.

Lectors (15)
Those who are high school age and over are invited to accept the responsibility of proclaiming the Scriptures at our Masses. Training is provided and assignments are on a rotating basis.

Gift Bearers (16)
Individuals and families carry the gifts of bread, wine and the gifts of treasure to the altar at the Offertory procession during Mass. Gift bearers are scheduled to serve every few months.

Ushers (17)
These parishioners perform routine duties during Mass including collecting the offering, making sure the church is presentable before and after Mass. Ushers serve at a regular Mass. 

Ministers of Hospitality (18)
These parishioners’ welcome people as they enter the church, distribute programs, and hand out the worship aid at Masses and special Liturgies.

Eucharistic Adoration Volunteers (56)
These parishioners commit to a certain hour of adoration weekly or monthly during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament each Friday or the first Friday monthly 24-hour vigil so that someone is always present in the Little Flower Chapel during Eucharistic Exposition.

Ministers of Service (19)
These young men and women assist the Priest and Deacon at Mass. They also help wherever necessary before Mass and after Mass. Fifth graders and older are welcome. Servers commit for one year at a time.

Liturgy of the Word for Children (08)
Adults proclaim and explain the Sunday Scripture readings to children during the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass.

Sacristans (07)
Parishioners of all ages are invited to assist in a variety of small, shared jobs to maintain needs of daily Mass chapel, Sacristy, and Church. Duties coordinated by the Head Sacristan include: dusting, polishing, caring for plants, changing altar linens, candles and Holy Water, and washing communion cups, purificators, finger towels, albs and linens as needed. Families, groups, and youth welcome for annual November cleaning.

Administration & Finance Commission

Budget Committee
Building and Grounds Committee
Stewardship Committee
Fund Raising

Finance Committee
The Administration and Finance Commission oversees the Stewardship Program of the Parish, develops and monitors the annual operating and capital expense budgets, and provides for the maintenance of the parish plant and grounds. The Commission meets the second Sunday of the month at 11:30 AM in the Rectory.

Budget Committee (21)
This Committee develops the budget process and puts together the annual fiscal year budget. The committee monitors the income and expenses on a monthly basis.

Buildings and Grounds Committee (22)
The Committee monitors the maintenance of the parish buildings and grounds. It develops an annual repair schedule for the school building.

Stewardship Committee (23)
This Committee is responsible for the annual renewal of our Stewardship program – both the stewardship of Treasure and the stewardship of Time and Talent. The Committee is also responsible for the Stewardship portion of the Welcoming process for new parishioners.

Fund-Raising (24)
This Committee is responsible for major fund-raising activities, designed to generate revenues to be applied to school and parish operating expenses. Annual events have included the Auction and Raffle.

Annual Catholic Appeal (25)
The Committee is responsible for the annual appeal program. It includes the Advanced Gift Program as well as the regular appeal.

Christian Formation / Evangelization / Community Commission

Ministers of Prayer
Baptism Preparation
RCIA
Catechists

Christian Formation / Evangelization (26)
The Christian Formation/Evangelization Commission is responsible for the development, promotion and evaluation of religious education programs. While it addresses the continuing Catholic Christian education of all members of the parish, its particular emphasis is adult faith formation. It also implements the Bishops’ Plan for Evangelization by raising awareness of Jesus as the center of our lives and our parish, providing opportunities for our own spiritual growth and for reaching out to welcome others. The Commission works in collaboration with the Director of Faith Formation. The Commission meets an average of 8-10 times yearly, scheduled around the planning of faith development programs.

Ministers of Prayer (28)
These parishioners pray for the needs of individual parish families, the parish, the Church, and the world. They receive a monthly letter indicating the specific needs for which they offer prayer.

Baptism Preparation (30)
Parishioners who are planning to have a child baptized attend a special class held at the parish.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) (31)
This process prepares adults for sacramental initiation into the Church. Sponsors are needed to accompany the candidates for the sessions and make them “at home.” Parishioners are invited to joint the RCIA team or to serve a few times during the year as Prayer Leaders and Refreshments/Hospitality persons.