St. Nicholas

Ministries

Evangelization

We are a community who recognizes that we are Christ's disciples, called to reach out to all persons by proclaiming the Gospel in word and action; providing opportunities for deepening the faith of all members; and welcoming those who seek membership in the Church.

Liturgy

We are a community who worships God by fostering full, active, and conscious participation of all parishioners in the liturgical life of the Church and in personal prayer.

Music

The music ministries at Our Mother of Good Counsel consist of the following groups who minister at Liturgy on a rotating schedule: Adult Choir, Cantors, Holy Fathers, Youth Choirs, Accompanists and Instrumentalists. Our music ministers are encouraged to participate in all major feasts throughout the liturgical year - Advent/Christmas, Passion (Palm Sunday), and the Triduum are a must. Other activities, such as concerts and Stations of the Cross, are encouraged with a mandatory number of rehearsals required.

Parish Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is composed of both elected and appointed parishioners who assist the Pastor in the leadership duties of the Parish. Its purpose is to implement the Parish Mission Statement in full cooperation with the Pastor. The council meets on the first Monday of each month, from September to June. Interested parishioners are welcome and encouraged to attend these monthly meetings.

Peace & Justice

The Peace and Justice Committee is a joint committee with St. Thomas of Villanova Parish. The group works in conjunction with the St. Thomas Committee to serve as a resource through which our parish will become more aware of, and involved in, alleviating issues of injustice facing our country and world today.

RCIA

RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It is a program run by adult members of the parish. RCIA requires a modest commitment in time but we think you will find the process a lot easier than you might expect. In addition, we have found that everyone who becomes involved, young or old, highly religious or moderately so, finds it to be a wonderful experience.

Religious Education

This is a group of volunteers who work with the Parish Minister of Religious Education in developing programs to suit the needs of all parishioners in the area of education. This includes CCD classes, Youth Ministry, Adult Education, Liturgy of the Word for Children, Sacramental Preparation, and any other areas of education for which there is a need. The Committee meets once a month.

Stewardship

At Our Mother of Good Counsel, Stewardship is a way of life!. As Christian stewards, we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.

Youth

Our Youth Group is an energized community of youth and young adults who realize the integral part they play in the parish community. They gather to build relationships with God and with others through various cultural, spiritual, social, athletic and service activities. They are proud to take ownership of their Catholic Faith.

 

If there is any Ministry about which you would like more information, please contact the Parish Office by phone (610.525.0147) or email.