MINISTRIES and ORGANIZATIONS

COLLABORATIVE COUNCILS

 

PASTORAL COUNCIL: The Pastoral Council helps our Pastor to evaluate and plan how we are fulfilling our parish mission. Meetings are announced in the Sunday Bulletin. Observers are welcome. Members are usually elected.

FINANCE COMMITTEE: The Finance Committee advises the Pastor in developing an annual budget, monitoring the budget, and ensuring that the parish has appropriate internal control and accounting practices in accord with Archdiocese of Baltimore policies. Members are appointed by the Pastor.

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ALTAR SERVERS: Altar Servers assist the Priest and congrega on during Holy Mass (processions; help the Priest as he offers prayers, blessings, and prepares the Altar and gifts; ring the bells during the consecration; and provide a reverent example). Father Harris invites rising 4th and 5th graders, middle school students, and high school students. Altar Servers are usually assigned with their peers and/or with siblings. Candidates regularly attend Sunday Holy Mass as part of their growth as Christ an disciples. They have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, and Eucharist.

 

Contact Father Harris

RHarris@archbalt.org

410.922.3800, ext. 6

COMMUNION MINISTERS: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the Ordinary Ministers (clergy) in the distribution of Holy Communion during Holy Mass. It is open to parishioners over the age of 18. Candidates regularly attend Sunday Holy Mass as part of their growth as Christ an disciples. They have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, and Confirmation. If they are married, then their marriage is recognized by the Catholic Church. Communion Ministers believe Catholic teaching about the Eucharist and follow Church guidelines in administering this Sacrament.

 

Contact Father Harris

RHarris@archbalt.org

410.922.3800, ext. 6

LECTORS: Lectors proclaim the Scripture lessons and announce the Universal Prayer intentions during Holy Mass. It is open to parishioners in the Ninth Grade and older. Candidates regularly attend Sunday Holy Mass as part of their growth as Christ an disciples. They have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, and Confirmation. If they are married, then their marriage is recognized by the Catholic Church.

 

Contact Father Harris

RHarris@archbalt.org

410.922.3800, ext. 6

USHERS: Ushers greet people as they come to worship, help people to find seats, receive the offering, guide the Communion procession and other processions, and distribute the Sunday Bulletin at the end of Holy Mass. It is open to men and women over the age of 18.

 

Contact our Parish Office

410.922.3800, ext. 4

We will forward your message to the Head Usher. 

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BIBLE STUDY: Sessions include prayer, reading the Gospel reading from the previous Sunday Holy Mass, instruction and discussion. Join us for a lively conversation on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the church multipurpose room  (September to June).

SCHOOL OF RELIGION VOLUNTEERS: We are always looking for adults and fully initiated teens to assist in our children’s faith forma on as aides, catechists (teachers), and subs tutes. If you have a love of God, a desire to be formed, and a desire to share your faith, then you are the perfect disciple for this ministry! All teaching materials and resources are provided. You must participate in the Shield the Vulnerable child protection training program, which takes about one hour. Interested in serving or have questions?

 

Contact JoAnn Harvan-Chin

JoAnn.Harvan@archbalt.org

410.922.3800, ext. 5

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LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

FAITH FORMATION

 
 
 

YOUTH MINISTRY

We have restarted our youth ministry under the direction of Darron C. Woodus, Director of Faith Formation. News about activities for ages 13 to 18 can be found in the Sunday Bulletin and the Events section of this website.

Contact JoAnn Harvan-Chin

JoAnn.Harvan@archbalt.org

410.922.3800, ext. 5

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YOUTH ADULT MINISTRY

We havebegun our young adult ministry under the direction of Darron C. Woodus, Director of Faith Formation. News about activities for ages 18 to 35 can be found in the Sunday Bulletin and the Events section of this website.

Contact JoAnn Harvan-Chin

JoAnn.Harvan@archbalt.org

410.922.3800, ext. 5

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SOCIAL JUSTICE - RESPECT FOR THE DIGNITY OF HUMAN LIFE

 

 

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE: Organizes events during Respect Life Month (October) and throughout the year.

 

SAINT VINCENT dePAUL SOCIETY (SVDP): The SVDP Holy Family Conference coordinates our parish efforts to serve the poor (e.g., assistance with rent; food packages for families for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter; Advent Giving Tree; Beans and Bread Soup Kitchen casseroles) They usually meet once a month at 7:00 pm in the SVDP office near the Parish Hall (September – May). New members are always welcome.

SVDP - BEANS AND BREAD CASSEROLES: On the third Saturday of the month, we provide casseroles for the Beans and Bread Soup Kitchen. Please take an aluminum pan from the grocery cart in the narthex, follow the instructions below, and deliver the pan to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society volunteer on the parking lot on the third Saturday of the month between 9:00 am - 9:30 am

SVDP - STOCKING OUR FOOD PANTRY: Our Saint Vincent dePaul Society helps hungry people throughout the year. Please bring non-perishable canned, bagged, or boxed items to the narthex. Please note that SVDP cannot distribute out-of-date items.

  • Canned Vegetables: corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, peas, pork & beans, tomatoes, white potatoes, yams

  • Meats: canned meats, canned tuna fish

  • Pasta & starches: bread stuffing, canned ravioli, instant mashed potatoes (box), macaroni & cheese (box), pasta, pasta sauce, rice (box)

  • Fruit: canned fruit, cranberry sauce

  • Desserts: cake mixes, canned frosting, Jell-O® (small boxes), muffin mix (small boxes)

  • Other: canned soups, cereal, jelly, peanut butter, tea

 

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SERVICE COMMITTEE: The Service Committee organizes fellowship and fundraising activities, such as: Welcome Sunday after Holy Mass at 10:30 am (First Sunday of month from September - June); Shrimp, Oyster, and Bull Roast (October); Breakfast with Santa (December); Pancake Breakfast (Sunday before Ash Wednesdays); Fish Fry (Lenten Fridays); and the Bull Roast and Crab Feast (July). The committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

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FELLOWSHIP AND FUNDRAISING

 
 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - ST. CHARLES BORROMEO COUNCIL: This Catholic fraternal organization helps men to grow in their faith, strengthen their parish, give back to our community, and have exclusive access to a top-rated insurance program. Contact Grand Knight Deacon Steve Roscher (sroscher@verizon.net). See the Council's website: http://www.kofc3960.org

SODALITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary engages charitable works and participate in many parish activities. Any woman is welcome to join. They meet on the fourth Sunday of the month at 9:00 am in the church Multipurpose Room.

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GROUPS

 

HOLY FAMILY TROOP #970 – SCOUTING BSA: Holy Family Parish sponsors Troop #970, which is open to boys and young men in the community over 11 years old or in the 5th grade. Troop #970. is very active and supportive of parish activities, including helping the Service Committee and the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. Scouting helps boys to develop friendships and build character and responsibility. Troop activities include community service, camping, hiking, and environmental projects.

Troop 970 meets in the Parish Hall most Mondays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Please contact Scoutmaster Rodney Washington or Chairperson Valerie Washington (410.549.7143 or email rvsunset@aol.com; Adv. Chairperson Eunice Harvey (443.635.4007 or email eh4myscouts@gmail.com ).

HOLY FAMILY PACK #970 CUB SCOUTS: Holy Family Parish sponsors Cub Scout Pack #970. The Cub Scouts is a family-oriented program for all boys in the community who are in the 1st – 5th grades. As a Cub Scout, your son will learn valuable life lessons and skills, work with his peers to serve and improve the local community, and grow into a well-rounded young man – physically, mentally, and spiritually – all while having fun! 

 

Cub Scout Pack #970 meets in the Parish Hall most Mondays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. For further details, contact Steve Reinhard  (443.573.2534 or sreinhard@baltimorebsa.org).

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SCOUTING PROGRAM

 

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