The liturgy committee helps advise the pastor on all aspects of liturgy including Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Music, Celebration of Feasts, Art and Architecture of the church, etc. Contact person:
Altar Servers – Children of the parish 5th grade and older are encouraged to sign up to serve at Mass. The altar servers form a very important part of the church and our parish is enriched through their dedication and service. Pray that you may better serve God and His Church.
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – The ordinary minister of Holy Communion is a bishop, priest or deacon. However, other members of the faithful, known as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, may be commissioned to assist with the distribution of the Sacrament as needed. Some assist at Mass and others visit the sick and homebound of the parish or parishioners in nursing facilities, the hospital, etc.
Lectors – A lector is someone who proclaims the readings during mass. By doing this you are helping people to hear the word of God, that is – Jesus. Becoming a lector is a serious decision and commitment since you are sharing your time and energy in the service of the church.
Altar Society – The members of the altar society create a worship environment in harmony with the feasts, decorating for celebrations, in particular Christmas and Easter. We clean the church and care for the linens and sacred vessels of the church.
Parish Council – Members of the parish either elected by the parish or appointed by the pastor, meet each month on the 3rd Monday of the Month to advise the pastor and provide discussion about all aspects of the parish.
Our talented choir meets each Wednesday for rehearsal and sings at various Masses throughout the year. To join contact Rosanne Venditto or Patricia Guditus (our organists) or Cynthia Johnson (Choir Dir.)
R.C.I.A. – The Rice of Christian Initiation for Adults. Would you like to find out more about the Catholic Faith? The R.C.I.A. group meets each week to discuss different aspects of the faith and to prepare adults for reception into the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. Contact Fr. Pendzick (email@example.com) or any of our clergy for more information.
“The Church is one because of her source: “the highest exemplar and source of this mystery is the unity, in the Trinity of Persons, of one God, the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit.” The Church is one because of her founder: for “the Word made flesh, the prince of peace, reconciled all men to God by the cross, . . . restoring the unity of all in one people and one body.” The Church is one because of her “soul”: “It is the Holy Spirit, dwelling in those who believe and pervading and ruling over the entire Church, who brings about that wonderful communion of the faithful and joins them together so intimately in Christ that he is the principle of the Church’s unity.” Unity is of the essence of the Church.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Responding to the needs of the poor and needy in our parish, the St Vincent de Paul Society meets regularly to pray for the needy and see how we can reach out in charity to all in need. Contact person – Helen Fifer
Prime Time Clubs benefit the senior citizens of the Diocese. The clubs provide a place where members can meet regularly to share friendship and common concerns. Its focus includes the spiritual, intellectual, and social needs of its members. Our Senior Club of East Allentown is open to all Seniors in the area. We meet on Thursday afternoons at St. Peter’s Lutheran Community (1933 Hanover Ave.) Contact person – MaryAnn Williamson, President.
Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator
Mrs. Helen P. Kelleher, L.S.W.
Confidential Phone: 1-800-791-9209 Fax: 610-791-1878
Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator
Sister Meg Cole, S.S.J.
Telephone: (610) 289-8900, Ext. 222
Do you need to attend a “Protecting God’s Children” Class? Click HERE for a schedule of upcoming classes.