Catholic Church of St. James
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Installation Mass


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November 30 - December 3

Parish Retreat

 

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Adult Faith Formation (AFF)

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: You may volunteer in any capacity with our Adult Faith Formation (AFF) porgram. Areas include: facilitating small groups, registration table volunteer, brainstorm topics, or be a baker for refreshments.

MEETINGS: Scheduled throughout the year.

CONTACT: Suzanne McDonough, 843-347-5168

Altar Servers

MEMBERS: Any person who has made their First Communion.

DESCRIPTION: Members serve at Mass and special occasions. Parents or other adults are needed to assist in training and scheduling. Adult servers assist at funerals and other special occasions.

MEETINGS: Orientation and training provided.

CONTACT: Taylor Monahan, 843-347-5168

Baptismal Preparation

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members work with parents who are preparing to baptize a child.

MEETINGS: Bi-monthly meetings, February, April, June, August, October on the last Monday from 7:30-9:00PM.

CONTACT: Jeff Mevissen, 843-347-5168

Bereavement

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members are trained in bereavement ministry and serve members of our parish in their time of loss.

MEETINGS: Meet on occasion.

CONTACT: Virginia Harrison, 843-903-0386

Children's Faith Formatin (CFF)

MEMBERS: All are welcome. Training provided.

DESCRIPTION: Volunteers teach, assist other teachers, and help coordinate programs for the Christian formation of children and youth from September through May.

MEETINGS: Classes meet Sundays from 10:45AM to12:00PM, September to May. Occasional teacher meetings or planning sessions are necessary.

CONTACT: Suzanne McDonough , 843-347-5168

Churches Assisting People

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Volunteers participate in an inter-faith agency that assists families in need on a one time basis. Volunteers are needed to help distribute food and interview clients.

CONTACT: Parish Office, 843-347-5168

Located at 307 Red Blvd off 3rd Ave, Conway, SC

Columbarium Commitee

MEMBERS: Any Parishioner who has simply a respectful and supporting attitude to the grieving families. Any gardening and landscaping abilities are greatly appreciated, but not required.

DESCRIPTION: This committee developed the Columbarium from idea to reality. The Committee now exists to maintain the grounds around the Columbarium, to assist the inurnment of the parishioners' cremains, and to finish the development of phase two - The Prayer Garden.

MEETINGS: As needed. Usually held twice a year. Many informal discussions are conducted via email.

CONTACT: Don Ullmann (843) 347-0900 Chairperson

Disaster Response Team

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Volunteers assist in times of pending disaster and educate the parish to handle the disaster.

CONTACT: Ed Russo, 843-347-2305

Dust Busters Church Cleaning Ministry

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Volunteers assist in cleaning the Church and other areas on a weekly basis.

CONTACT: Cathy Dooly, 843-347-5168

Eucharistic Adoration

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Join us for Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel. To make a commitment, go to stjamesconway.weadorehim.com and create an account. Passcode is jesus.


CONTACT: Lanny Breczinski 843-347-5168 or Esther Marroquin, (843)347-5168

Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist

MEMBERS: Any person who has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation and is at least 16 years old.

DESCRIPTION: Members assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at Masses and/or to the sick and homebound.

MEETINGS: Orientation and training are provided.

CONTACT: Suzanne McDonough, 843-347-5168

Funeral Ministry

MEMBERS : All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members assist clergy and family members with preparing the funeral services, music, etc.

MEETINGS: As needed to plan funerals.

CONTACT: Barbara McClain, (843)347-3986

Funeral Receptions

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Volunteers provide hospitality to bereaved family and friends upon request.

MEETINGS: No regular meetings.

CONTACT: Robin Senese, 843-347-5168

Funeral Servers

MEMBERS : All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members altar serve at funeral Masses.

MEETINGS: As needed for funerals.

CONTACT: Jim Tomsic, 843-347-5168

Greeters

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: We offer a friendly, smiling face as parishioners enter for Mass. No experience necessary.

MEETINGS: Serve at a choice of weekend Masses.

CONTACT: Loretta Voghel, 843-236-3004

High School Youth Ministry (HSYM)

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Students gather to socialize, grow spiritually and build their character. The group has many outings, service projects and lock-ins. Volunteers to be youth leaders and chaperones are also needed.

MEETINGS: Meets every Sunday from 4:30PM to 6:30PM, September to May.

CONTACT: Taylor Monahan, 843-347-5168

Knight Of Columbus

MEMBERS: Any interested practicing Catholic man over age 17.

DESCRIPTION: Members participate in a local council of an international organization for Catholic men which supports parish activities and the community, in addition to spreading Catholicism.

MEETINGS: Knights meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30PM.

CONTACT: John Kepler, 843-234-1956

Knights Of Columbus - 4th Degree

MEMBERS: Any Knight who has received the Third Degree can become a Fourth Degree.

DESCRIPTION: Patriotic arm of the Knights of Columbus participating in community events and providing ceremonial support to liturgies.

MEETINGS: They meet on the 4th Monday, 7:00PM 9:00PM.

CONTACT: John Kepler, (843)234-1956

Ladies Guild

MEMBERS: Any interested woman in the parish.

DESCRIPTION: Members participate in a women's organization affiliated with the National Council of Catholic Women. All women are invited to become involved in social, religious and other activities.

MEETINGS: They meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 10:00am.

CONTACT: Sandy Cholewinski, (843)347-5655

Lectors

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members assist during liturgy by proclaiming God's Word.

MEETINGS: Orientation and training provided.

CONTACT: Dave Browning, 843-331-3988

Marriage Preparation

MEMBERS: Any couple with longevity in their marriage.

DESCRIPTION: Members assist pastor in preparing couples one-on-one for Christian marriage, wedding preparation, etc.

MEETINGS: Meet with couples as needed.

CONTACT: Paula Loehr, 843-347-5168

Middle School Faith Formation (MSFF)

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Students gather to socialize, grow spiritually and build their character. The group has many outings, service projects and lock-ins. Volunteers to be youth leaders and chaperones are also needed.

MEETINGS: Meets every Sunday from 1:45PM to 3:45PM, September to May.

CONTACT: Taylor Monahan, 843-347-5168

Mission St. James

MEMBERS: Any interested members of the Parish

DESCRIPTION: Bi-annual mission trip of approximately 20 people to Honduras. We work with the Olancho Aid Foundation of Juticalpa to complete an agreed-upon project, usually associated with the physical improvement of a school in a very poor rural area.

MEETINGS: Monthly during the year preceding the mission trip.

CONTACT: Wendy Donellan, 843-347-5168

Music Ministry (Cantor and Choir)

MEMBERS: All are welcome

DESCRIPTION: Members sing in our choir, cantor, or play an instrument.

MEETINGS: Choir rehearsals are held Thursday evenings at 7:00pm.

CONTACT: Peg Kamp, (843)347-5168

Office Volunteers

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members work in our parish office each week with basic office duties. They commit 3 hours, one day a week,
9:30AM - 12:30PM or 12:30PM - 3:30PM. Substitutes are always needed as well.

MEETINGS: None

CONTACT: Paula Loehr or Kathy Caughey, 843-347-5168

Parish Newsletter

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members plan, write and edit articles.

MEETINGS: As needed to accomplish the work.

CONTACT:Tom Flench, 843-347-5168

Parish Nurse Program

MEMBERS: All with EMT, Nursing, or Medical Experience welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Parish Nurse/Congregational Health Ministry working through the church to meet the health care needs of the congregation. Monthly blood pressure screenings, healing advocate, personal health counselors, health education, referral sources, hospital and home visitation, listeners and prayer partners.

MEETINGS: No regularly scheduled.

CONTACT: Laverne Sadowski, 843-234-0199

Parish Picnic Committee

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members help to plan and organize our annual parish picnic held in May.

CONTACT: Paula Loehr, 843-347-5168

Parish Religious Goods Shop

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members organize the sale of religious articles and books.

MEETINGS: Volunteer to sell goods after a Mass.

CONTACT: Rose Kepler, 843-234-1956

Pastoral Visitors

MEMBERS: All adults are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members visit the sick in hospitals, nursing homes, and also those homebound.

MEETINGS: They meet once a month for updating information and discussion.

CONTACT: Diane Zarreke, (843)347-5168

Prayer Chain

MEMBERS: All our welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members willing to pray at home for any person requesting prayers will participate is a phone chain. Members make one phone call to pass along the prayer request and then add the requested intention to their personal prayer list.

MEETINGS: None

CONTACT: Fern Daniels, 843-397-2728

Prison Ministry

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members minister to prisoners, their families and victims of crime. Join the team of volunteers at J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway.

MEETINGS: As needed.

CONTACT: Paula Loehr, 843-347-5168

Pro-Life

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Participate in activities that respect life from conception to natural death.

MEETINGS: As needed.

CONTACT: Lori Videan, 843-347-5168

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)

WHO CAN JOIN: All our welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Volunteers would work with those wishing to join the Catholic Faith as facilitators, catechists, or assistants.

MEETINGS: Every Tuesday night from 6:15pm to 7:30pm. Also, participation in Sunday Mass and group study during Liturgy of the Eucharist.

CONTACT: Suzanne McDonough, 843-347-5168 (English) or Felipe Castillo (Spanish)

Rosary Making

WHO CAN JOIN: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: We make rosaries to donate to various organizations and persons who would not otherwise have rosaries.

MEETINGS: One Tuesday every other month from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

CONTACT: Ann Blatz, 843-347-0325

Shepherd's Table

DESCRIPTION: Volunteer to prepare or serve food to 100 people at Shepherd's Table in Conway.

MEETINGS: As scheduled

CONTACT: Helen Tatarsky, 843-397-2667

Small Faith Sharing Communities

MEMBERS: All our welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members meet each week to read and understand God's Word and share its application in relation to their everyday lives.

MEETINGS: Over twelve groups meet at various times during the week. We have both morning and evening groups, weekdays and weekends.

CONTACT: Vacant, call Parish Office, 843-347-5168

Street Reach

DESCRIPTION: A group will prepare and serve food to 100 people at Street Reach Ministry in Myrtle Beach.

MEETINGS: One Tuesday a month

CONTACT: Pam Fling, (843)650-8954

Traveling Chalice

MEMBERS: All our welcome.

DESCRIPTION: This ministry is one of prayer for Vocations. The chalice is moved from home to home each week and vocations are prayed for during that week.

MEETINGS: Voluntary sign up only. No meetings.

CONTACT: Norma Papa, (843)369-1405

Ushers

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members greet worshipers, seat them and coordinate the offertory.

MEETINGS: Scheduled for Masses. Orientation and training provided.

CONTACT: Tom Fox, 843-347-5168

Vacation Bible School

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members conduct a summer program for children which involves storytelling, arts and crafts, music, and other activities.

MEETINGS: Planning for summer program.

CONTACT: Suzanne McDonough, 843-347-5168

Volunteers - Trades / Skills

DESCRIPTION: Share your time and talent with our parish. Do you have any special skills you could share such as: Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical Work, Landscaping, Painting, Calligraphy, Financial Skills, Fund Raising Skills, Etc. Also, monitor our Stewardship Board in the main hallway for specific tasks.

CONTACT: Earl Videan, 843-347-5168

Welcoming Committee

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members represent the parish in welcoming new parishioners and helping them in the transition to the Conway area. Members provide welcome packets to all new parishioners. and conduct a monthly in-church registration on Sundays.

MEETINGS: As needed.

CONTACT: Annette Copeland, 843-347-5168

Worship Environment

MEMBERS: All are welcome.

DESCRIPTION: Members prepare and maintain the worship environment by washing altar linens, vestments and purificators, and by decorating the church according to the liturgical seasons.

MEETINGS: As needed.

CONTACT for Environment: Linda Brown, (843)347-2974
CONTACT for Purificators/Linens: Irma Bunmora, 365-8116