Pastoral CouncilVThe Pastoral Council, composed of members of the congregation, is a consultative body for the Pastor that strives to discern the movement of the Holy Spirit among God's people in the parish and foster a community of prayer, leadership, service and pastoral action. The Council advises the Pastor on parish policy, fosters good communication, clarifies parish vision, establishes goals and evaluates the needs of the parish community.meetings: 1st Thursday of the month at 7pm
Finance Council VThe Finance Council, composed of members of the congregation, is a consultative body which provides expertise and consultation through financial analysis, planning and policy development and makes recommendations to the Pastor to aid him in the administration of the parish goods (all parish financial resources, buildings and grounds). meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10 am
Liturgical Ministries VThe Liturgical Committee's first and foremost goal is to assist the parish priest as needed. Secondly, the committee is responsible for fostering meaningful worship and spirituality. The desire of our committee is to work with all church ministries and committees with Christian love to extend the Kingdom of God for His glory and honor. Meetings are scheduled at discretion of pastor and council members.
Altar Serversassist the Celebrant during Mass. Boys and girls/men and women of all ages are encouraged to be Altar Servers. Individuals who have received the Sacrament of the Eucharist are eligible to participate.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communionassist the Priest in giving the precious Body and Blood of Christ to the Christian community. Attendance at a 3 hour training session given by the Diocese of Orlando is required.
Ministers of Care to the Sickwork with the ill and/or homebound members of our parish community, reaching out to our parishioners where they reside to allow them the opportunity to partake in the precious Body of Christ and share the Gospel of the day. In addition, when possible, this ministry assists with transportation to and/or from medical appointments and occasional grocery delivery to those we serve. Our Ministers of Care to the Sick are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who have been specially trained with respect to ministering to the ill/homebound. An all day training session is required to serve in this capacity.
Ministers of Liturgical Hospitalityassist the Priest in welcoming all parishioners to the celebration of the Mass; set a positive, Christ-like, receptive tone so all may feel a part of the parish family; and serve the individual needs of those present for our parish liturgies. In addition to welcoming parishioners, Hospitality Ministers also assist with parking, seating, the offertory collection, ushering, and distribution of Church Bulletins and other related literature.
Lectors/Readersproclaim the Word of God to God's people at Mass. Prior to Mass, time is spent in prayer and practice of the readings. The Diocese of Orlando provides training for Readers.
Mass Captains oversee the smooth operation of the celebration of Mass. They are responsible for oversight of all volunteer coordination for a particular Mass and are there to assist the priest with any situation that may arise.
Sacristansprepare the sanctuary for Liturgy.
Booties, Bonnets, and BlanketsVThis ministry helps moms who go to the South Lake Pregnancy & Family Care Center to welcome their babies! If you'd like to learn to crochet, knit, or sew to make baby things, come and spend some time with others to make these most welcome gifts. All materials and manuals will be provided. St. Faustina parish is a big supporter of the center. Contact: Carol Arroyo at 863-438-6900 (ext. 225).
ST. FAUSTINA’S CONTEMPORARY MUSIC MINISTRY—Sing to Him, Sing His Praise (1 Chronicles 16:9) and join St. Faustina’s Contemporary Music Ministry! Calling our parish high school teens and young adults (18-39) to lift your voice and sing with us at the 6pm Saturday Mass which will be returning January 3 -April 11, 2015. Rehearsals beginning soon. Contact Bob&Cheryl via email at firstname.lastname@example.org join.
Legion of MaryV The Legion of Mary is a lay apostolic association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of All Graces, serve the Church and their neighbor on a voluntary basis in about 170 countries. The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. The active members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. The Legion has Auxiliary members, who associate themselves with the Legion by undertaking a service of prayer in its name. These are the backbone of the Legion. For further information, please call Rosalba Nadales.
Pilgrim Virgin's Home Visits V Parishioners are encouraged to participate in our Pilgrim Virgin’s Home Visit. A statue of Mother Mary is brought to your home on a scheduled visit that may last from one to two weeks through the Legion of Mary. Families are asked to set up a little home shrine where our Blessed Mother’s statue will be placed. A table covering, electric candles or vigil lights, flowers, rosary beads, etc. should be in place. Participants welcome the image of our Blessed Mother into the home, honoring Mary as she is placed at her shrine. Family and friends gather about their Heavenly Mother. It is time to pray. The Recitation of the Rosary by a family gathering is granted a plenary indulgence when all requirements are met. Recitation of five decades of the Rosary in the group; the vocal recitation must be accompanied by pious meditation on the mysteries. To fulfill the conditions to gain a plenary indulgence the following must be completed: sacramental confession, Eucharist Communion and prayer for the intentions of the Pope, one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be.
Legion Members are available to bring the statue to your home and pray the welcoming Rosary with you, your family, and friends. Please call the office to make arrangements.
Music MinistryV Whether you play an instrument or sing, new volunteers interested in becoming active in music ministry at St. Faustina are encouraged share their talents in service to our parish community. The goal of music ministry is to enhance the worship experience of the congregation with the prayer and beauty of music. Contact: Kelly Mucci
Parking MinistryVOne of the most important yet thankless ministries at any parish. We need women and men to step forward and help orgainze the limited parking that we have available in the back of the church. Your heavenly reward know no limits....and your earthly reward is a guarenteed seat at whichever mass you are working. Contact the church office if you are able to help out.
Senior Gathering Group V Seniors are invited to participate in a variety of activites...cards, board games...conversation...whatever...every Thursday from 12:30 to 3 pm during the winter months. For more information, contact the church office.
Welcome/New Parishioner MinistryVThe "new parishioner" Welcome Ministry is basically the St. Faustina Welcome Wagon. We visit new families with packets that describe our Parish, distribute budget envelopes, and a welcome gift. Extending a hand of friendship, we assist families to feel comfortable with the transition to our neighborhood and Catholic community. Contact: Carol Arroyo at 863-438-6900.