Works of Mercy - Spiritual and Corporal
These are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbors in their bodily and spiritual needs. They affirm the social action and hospitality of the parish.
Adoration Chapel – Spend a Holy Hour with Our Lord for adoration and prayer. Adoration is our opportunity to spend time with Jesus, getting to know Him, asking for our personal needs and praying for others. Adorers are needed to spend time with Jesus so that literally our prayers will rise up at all hours of the day.
Cancer Support Group – We provide support, visits and prayers under the direction of a deacon.
Catholic Daughters – CDA is the largest national organization of Catholic women in the world. Court St. Augustine #976 was founded in 1925 and is dedicated to charitable works and spiritual enhancement in our church, community, state and the world.
Chemo Hat Project – The Central Vermont Chemo Cap & Shawl
Project is an ongoing effort providing knitted and crocheted hats, shawls, scarves and legwarmers for cancer patients in local and regional cancer treatment centers. Four-ply acrylic yarn and monetary donations to purchase yarns are gratefully accepted.
Family Ministry - Dedicated to promoting the bonds of the individual and church family, we seek to accomplish this through family Masses and dinners.
Holy Family Prayer Circle – Prayer circles are groups of parishioners dedicated to praying for the individual needs of our parish community. When prayers are needed for someone, a friend or relative contacts Cathy Asbell or Ted Brenneman who then contacts the first person in each prayer circle. Person 1 contacts person 2, etc. until all members are aware of the need. Hundreds of people have been prayed for over the past nine years.
Knights of Columbus – This is a fraternal organization of Catholic men founded by Fr. Michael McGivney that gives selfless service to the Church, country, community and council. The Knights of Columbus Council #399 serves our parish and surrounding parishes.
Nursing Home Masses and Visits – Once a month, residents of our local homes look forward to getting together and attending Mass. Those not able to attend are brought the Eucharist. Residents are visited regularly by clergy and parishioners.
Rosary Makers – Our Lady’s Rosary Makers was founded in 1949, and teaches people to make rosaries for missions throughout the world. Rosary making is a fun and rewarding craft which can create friendships with far away religious who are very grateful for the gift of rosaries.
Rummage Sales – Twice a year, the Catholic Daughters hold a rummage sale offering gently used clothing and household items at minimal prices to the community.
Sanctuary/Sacristy Cleaning – This group prepares the Church for our sacred worship. All vessels are washed, and dust the altar area, and change the holy water.
Soup Kitchen – Every Friday, for over twenty years, our soup kitchen has served a hot, nutritious meal at no charge to anyone who wants a meal with great community spirit.