Ministries List (click on a link to navigate to that ministry):
Welcome and Hospitality
The goal of this committee is to ensure that every person (new members, current attendees, and visitors) feels welcome in our church community. Special emphasis is placed on reaching out to the newly registered to aid in their orientation and integration into our church family. The committee maintains a list of all current ministries and their contact information.
Children’s Faith Formation
The goal of faith formation for these grades is to help our Youth Church know God as creator, comforter and friend. Catechists challenge our youth in many ways to encounter God through scripture, sacraments, the discernment of gifts, by serving others and in the Eucharist.
For more information, please visit the Children’s Faith Formation, grades Pre-K – 8 page.
Junior and Senior High Youth Ministry
Youth ministry for junior and senior high youth is intended to foster the spiritual growth of our young people, to empower them to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in the world today and to draw them to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community. A comprehensive program that involves catechesis, prayer, service, and recreation is available at each of our churches. While most programming is held during the school year, some gatherings may be offered during the summer months. Retreats and overnight programs may be held in addition to the thirty-hour requirement.
For more information, please visit the Junior High Youth Ministry or Senior High Youth Ministry page.
Martha Ministry (Funeral Luncheons)
Members coordinate funeral luncheons for grieving families, including food donations, set up, and clean up. Rotating list of volunteers means time commitment can vary from one hour of food prep to three hours serving at a funeral luncheon approximately once a month.
“Kindness Counts Kitchen” free monthly meals
Free and nutritious meals are provided for anyone in the community. In addition to providing a nutritious meal, a secondary goal is to reach out to seniors and other area residents who may be in need of companionship and who would enjoy friendship and fellowship around the dinner table.
Kindness Counts Kitchen meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at St. John’s Church Hall in Newark Valley.