**Please note the we had to postpone our first meeting on March 12 due to inclement weather. Our first meeting will now be on May 14.
We invite all boys in grades 3 through high school to join our new St. John Paul II Guild. This ministry will replace our current altar sever ministry. The ministry is named after Pope St. John Paul II, who was a model of fidelity, generosity, and service, and who inspired many vocations to the priesthood as well as many holy marriages. We will have quarterly meetings which will include teachings on the life of Pope St. John Paul II as well as altar server formation. There will also be more general formation in growing in faith, devotion to the Eucharist, and service, so that as the children get older, they can assume their responsibility as virtuous men who can live their vocations faithfully, whether they be to marriage or a religious vocation. Any current altar servers who are boys will automatically be included in the guild. Additional boys who wish join the guild should have parents email Mark Tahsler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our first meeting will be on Saturday, May 14 from 10:00am to 11:00am in the church.
The St. Thérèse Guild is a new ministry for girls named after St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Carmelite saint who was a nun who served as a sacristan in her convent and lived a model life of holiness and service. The ministry will include quarterly meetings for girls in grades 3 through high school and will be an opportunity for the girls to learn about the life of St. Thérèse and her teachings on religious life and the vocation to love as well as the life of her parents who lived a model marriage and were recently canonized as saints. There will also be more general formation in growing in faith, devotion to the Eucharist, and service, so that the girls, as they get older, can assume their responsibility as virtuous women who can live their vocations faithfully, whether they be to marriage or a religious vocation. The children will also learn about the important liturgical arrangements that are involved in preparing for the Mass, and they will eventually be able to assist our sacristans at Mass each week to prepare the altar and engage in other special activities to ensure that our liturgies are beautiful and run smoothly. Girls who wish join the guild should have parents email Nicole Moers email@example.com. Our first meeting will be on Saturday, May 14 from 10:00am to 11:00am beginning in the church.