Adult Bible Study
Study the Bible in small-group discussion format with a question/answer period at the end of class with the whole group. Every participant receives their own materials to study through the week before coming to class. Parishioners serve as group discussion leaders.
Communion is taken, upon request, every Tuesday and Friday mornings to shut-ins, Kirby Hospital and the nursing home. Please call if you are aware of anyone who could benefit from this.
Food Pantry Collection for local food banks. Please leave non-perishable food in the overflow area for St. Philomena and in the vestibule for St. Michael the first weekend of the month.
Contact: Parish Office 762-2566
Faith in Action (FIA)
Designed to be the helping hands and hearts of residents of Piatt and Dewitt counties, an outreach program primarily assisting senior citizens by visiting, making minor repairs, providing transportation etc.
Contacts: Lynn Simon 417-1923
Parish Office 762-2566
Annual social event and great family fun day. Many volunteers are needed to have a successful festival. Helpers are needed for setup, food preparation, games and cleanup.
Assists the Pastor and Trustees on parish financial matters. Volunteers mary inform the Pastor of their desire to serve.
Funeral Dinner Committee
Organizes preparation and serving of a meal in the church hall to family and friends of the deceased following a funeral. Volunteers to prepare a meal always appreciated.
Maintains and improves the outdoor spaces around the church. Activities include spring and fall cleanup (first Saturday after May 15th and second Saturday after Thanksgiving) and planting and maintaining flower beds and shrubs. You can participate by calling the contact persons or showing up for the work days published in the church bulletin.
Contacts: Ted Gill 762-2491
Lead the assembly in the Liturgy of the Word on Sunday or weekdays (Lector), serve as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Server, Usher or Sacristan (setting up for/cleaning up after Mass). Assist with alter server training. Help coordinate Saturday adoration of the Eucharist or commit to an hour of adoration.
Maintain the church building in such ways as cleaning windows, repairing walls, pews, doors, cleaning carpets, etc. They meet on the first Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Volunteers are invited to join the group by showing up at the monthly work session.
Contacts: Richard Walsh 762-9335
Parish Pastoral Council
Consultative body with the pastor providing vision and direction for our parish. Please share your hopes and dreams with us.
Encourages respect for all life through participation in Pennies for Life, Life Chain, attendance at the Annual Dinner for Life, as well as other activities.
Unites Senior members of the parish both spiritually and socially. Potluck dinners and informational programs are held in the parish hall every month September through June. Members are active in the parish and the community in a variety of ways (i.e. Prayer Chain, funeral dinners, Nursing Home, Faith in Action, First Friday Coffee, etc.)