Here at Holy Apostles, we are devoted to Our Lord and to our parish mission: “Encountering Christ & Making Disciples.” One way we encounter Christ is through serving one another. Christ gave His actions and His life as an example for us to imitate. God gives each of us special gifts, talents, and abilities, not for ourselves, but for His Glory, His Church, and the world.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
We are blessed with many opportunities for you to exercise your unique God given gifts. Check out our ministries below to see how you can live out your call to be a part of this great mission.
Liturgy & Worship
Maintains, washes altar and sacramental linens, keeps inventory of hosts, and wine for the Eucharistic Banquet.
Serve at the altar and assist the priest and deacon with sincere devotion and decorum at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Training sessions are held for new servers.
Arts & Environment
Helps prepare and adorn the sanctuary.
Charismatic Praise & Worship held every Wednesday night at 7pm.
Charismatic Ministries also includes Unbound healing & deliverance ministry and Life in the Spirit seminars designed to bring openness to the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Commentators & Lectors
Commentators welcome the faithful, make announcements, and lead Prayers of the Faithful.
Lectors proclaim God's Word through Sacred Scripture at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC's)
Parishioners who are trained and mandated to distribute Holy Communion at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. EMHC's are also available to bring the Eucharist to homebound, hospitalized, or sick parishioners.
Assists families with planning or pre-planning of a funeral.
Brings glory to God through beautiful liturgical music and encourages an atmosphere of prayer and worship. In addition to the Sunday choir, Holy Apostles also has a Samoan choir and a Handbell choir.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
24/7 Eucharistic Adoration in the Divine Mercy Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.
Assures the comfort of parishioners during Mass and performs various specified functions during the Liturgy.
Prepares beforehand and cleans the sacred vessels afterward for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Responsible for management of parish multimedia equipment used for all Masses and various events.
Formation & Vocations
1st Reconciliation & 1st Eucharist Prep
Assists with the preparation of parents and children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
Helps families and godparents to prepare for the baptism of infants.
Program to develop an understanding of sacred space for young children.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Helps youth to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Confirmation Prep: Youth
Helps adults who have already received the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Confirmation Prep: Adults
Family Faith Formation
Assists parents as the primary educators of their children to teach and model the Catholic Faith.
Fully accredited preschool; helps develop social skills and moral values in young children.
Holy Apostles Preschool
Prepares engaged couples for the Sacrament of Matrimony and assists couples married outside the Catholic Church to have their marriage convalidated.
Helps adults and families prepare to enter the Catholic Church.
TOTUS TUUS (Latin for Totally Yours) is a fun and energetic parish based summer catechetical program for both grade school age children and middle and high school youth.
Meets weekly and provides a fun and supportive community for youth.
Team responsible for assisting the parish during emergency situations at Mass.
Emergency Action Team
Consults with the pastor regarding the financial health of the parish.
Prepares and serves a luncheon at the parish for families and friends following a funeral.
Maintains the beautiful lawn & grounds at the parish.
Lawn & Grounds Maintenance
Provides Catholic resources to the parish to facilitate spiritual growth.
Consults with the pastor to ensure that the parish is meeting the spiritual and corporal needs of those living within the parish boundaries.
Assists with maintenance projects around the church: painting, landscaping, repairs, etc.
St. Joseph's Guild
The Welcome Team helps Holy Apostles create a welcoming environment for all people, making them feel at home with us and assisting them with any needs they might have. Serving on this team provides those with the gift of hospitality an opportunity and outlet to extend this love of Christ to all visitors and parishioners that step through our doors.
Program for boys and young men to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop physical and mental fitness
Boy Scout Troop 127
Free aerobics classes for women of all ages and denominations. Body, mind, and spirit provide the foundation.
Offers coffee & beverages after Mass in the library.
A fellowship group open to all parishioners aged 50 or older that meets monthly for a luncheon.
A fraternal organization of practicing Catholic men (aged 18 +), that serves the parish and endeavors toward patriotism, charity, unity and fraternity.
Knights of Columbus
Monthly breakfast for men that are searching to understand their faith more fully.
Program for mothers of preschool-age children (includes childcare and a morning of fellowship, teaching, mentoring, and creativity).
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Retreat in Daily Life
Meets in the library after the 8 am Mass on Mondays to reflect on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
Promotes and sustains a Catholic identity through small gatherings and book studies.
Small Catholic Communities
A fellowship group for singles over the age of 50 (widow/widowers, divorced, or never married).
Spiritual renewal process designed to bring members of our parish together in Christ. Welcome has a clear focus on the Gospel and emphasizes continued growth in Christian life through the Sacraments, Scripture study, prayer, and fellowship.
Women’s Life Group
Women's fellowship group: join in prayer, relax, and get to know other women of the parish and community. An opportunity to learn and discuss an area of our faith as we reflect on the monthly topic.
Holy Apostles' Women's Ministry exists to bring Christ's love to others by providing support, friendship, and spiritual strength to each other and the parish. Our service projects come from our members' suggestions.
A group of the faithful dedicated to helping the poor, praying for the sick and dying, evangelization, and pro-life efforts.
Sponsors awareness of Catholic Social Teaching through the support of Fair Trade coffee and chocolate.
Fair Trade Sales
Provides respite for families in the process of fostering and adopting children.
Organizes parish support for local families during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Giving Tree & Brown Bag
Organizes parish support for the Marian House Soup Kitchen.
Marian House Support
Reaches out to those who are near death.
No One Dies Alone
A transitional housing opportunity for men who need a home while looking for employment and journeying toward independent living. Opportunities for volunteers to mentor residents and/or provide a meal and dine with residents.
The Monument House Support
Local community-building through movie nights on the lawn.
Parishioners who pray for various prayer requests and intentions
Knits and crochets prayer shawls for those experiencing a loss or crisis.
Promotes the dignity of the human person and respect for all human life.
Meets on a regular basis to pray for the return of loved ones to the Catholic Faith.
St. Monica's Prayer Warriors
Provides care for those experiencing a loss or crisis. A trained Stephen Minister will journey with and support anyone needing care one-on-one.