Ministries

Ministries

PASTORAL COUNCIL

This is the primary leadership organization for the parish. It has the responsibility of developing programs to meet the needs of the parish and representing the members of the parish in their concerns. The Pastoral Council is required by diocesan regulation for all parishes so that parishioners are represented in the major parish decisions.

Pastoral Council concerns are developed by a visioning and discernment that involves prayer and study. It is not involved in the staff responsibilities for running of programs and services but provides guidelines for these programs and an evaluation of their effectiveness for fulfillment of the parish mission.

Our Partnered Churches have developed a Tri-Council for the three parishes to discuss  and each parish will have their own St. Andrew Advisory Board. Current membership: Patricia Miller, Carol Hoffman, Wayne  Johnson,  Julie Maloney, Sharon Bruno, Dan Nawrocki, Megan McCormick, William Haggerty and Ann Adams.

FINANCE COUNCIL

Every parish is required by diocesan law to have a finance council. This group is responsible for reviewing the financial situation of the parish, overseeing investments and advising the pastor on financial matters. Parish budgets must be given signed approval by all members of the finance council before they are sent to the diocesan finance office. Members are Robert Kuhn, Todd Liszka, and John Bongiovanni 

COLLECTION COUNTERS

Join with a partner to count and deposit weekend collection. Sunday mornings 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

The K of C Council # 14437. It reached full membership status in January with election of temporary officers. The Grand Knight pro-tem is Mr. Wayne Johnson (455-4619). Meetings are scheduled the third Monday of each month in the Knights Room in the Parish Center.

CHOIR

Join with other adults to lead congregation in song. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7pm. For more information contact Christine at 864-5084.

LADIES GUILD

Organization which provides social program for women of the parish and supports special needs that develop in the parish. Meet monthly during fall, winter, spring season. Contact, Kathy Baldwin (602-0558). 

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

St. Andrew / St. Jude Youth Ministry meets Wednesday evenings at St. Jude from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. during the school season. 

Our director of youth ministry is Jesse Spanogle who also directs youth ministry at Our Lady’s Christian School. The group participates in retreats, service opportunities, and faith-filled discussions. Mr. Spanogle can be contacted at catholicconnection@gmail.com

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