Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an opportunity for members of the faithful to pray before Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament. This is a very private and intimate form of prayer.
At St. Columbkille, we have perpetual adoration in our chapel located in the parish center. Anyone my visit throughout the day between 6 am and 8 pm. Scheduled adorers only come to chapel between 8 pm and 6 am.
Stop in and spend some time in quiet prayer. Anyone interested in spending a specific hour each week with Jesus, please call Scott or Amanda at (216) 310-6831.
In this ministry, volunteers help to facilitate the collection and offertory procession during the Mass. In addition, they offer assistance to the congregation before, during, and after the Liturgy.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Eucharist
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in the distribution of the Eucharist during Mass, to the homebound, to the sick, hospitalized, and nursing home residents. Ministers are nominated by the clergy for service within our parish. Training involves a class held by the diocese of Cleveland as well as learning the particular procedures used at our parish. Extraordinary ministers are generally assigned to one weekend liturgy per month.
The Ministry of Lector invites parishioners to proclaim the Word of God at all weekend, weekday, and special event Liturgies. Training is provided at the parish. A certain level of comfort in speaking in front of large groups of people is required. Lectors are generally scheduled for one Mass every month throughout the year.
Young men and women from the fifth grade through high school assist the priest during Mass. Special training is offered in preparation for this ministry. Scheduling includes daily and weekend Liturgies as well as funeral Masses and weddings.
Collection Counting Team
The parish counting teams help with the counting of the weekly collection. They volunteer their time on Monday mornings and each member is approved by the pastor.
The consultative body, representing the interests and needs of the parish community, makes recommendations regarding parish operations to the pastor. The nine selected council members represent the specific areas of finance, education, evangelization, general parish life, social concerns, spirituality, the youth of our parish, and finally two members-at-large.
The parish finance committee makes recommendations regarding major financial concerns to the pastor. Members of the finance council, which number from three to eight, are appointed by the pastor and include parishioners skilled in finance, administration, and law.
Saint Columbkille Parish is proud to provide many different opportunities for our young adults to get involved in parish life. These activities vary and contain a variety of religious, service and social opportunities to help our young people grow in respect and awareness of each other and to develop a sense of community. St. Columbkille Youth Ministry engages the hearts and minds of all 9 - 12th grade students of the parish. Through learning, discussion, prayer, Sacraments, recreation, media and service, young people are invited to encounter Jesus Christ in and through the teachings and Sacramental Life of the Catholic Church. Youth Ministry offers a wide variety of opportunities focused on engaging and transforming the modern youth culture: Bonfire/discussions, Game Nights, Retreats, Lock-Ins, Service work, Bible Studies, and recreational opportunities are just some of the activities we have planned.
The purpose of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program is to provide instruction, guidance, and support for those adults inquiring into the Catholic faith. This process of education and formation is open to any adult who:·
- Has been baptized Catholic but did not celebrate the sacraments of Eucharist, Penance, or Confirmation;·
- Was part of another faith and is now considering joining the catholic church; or
- Has never been baptized and has no formal religious ties.
Clergy and parishioners support those inquiring throughout the entire formation process, which culminates with the Easter Vigil Liturgy.
The mission of this group is to proclaim the sanctity, value and dignity of human life as a gift from God. The objective of the Pro-Life group is to educate the community on our rights and responsibilities as children of the One God toward all persons, born and unborn. Our Pro-Life group is an advocate for public policy that reflects pro-life values. Additionally, they work with other agencies and groups that provide services to women, children and families.
This is a volunteer organization that helps people requesting assistance in meeting their basic needs and expenses for food and shelter. Each request is handled on an individual basis and in strict confidence. Additionally, they collect food at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter for distribution to needy parishioners and people in our community. Clothing and usable household items are gathered year round for re-sale at Saint Vincent De Paul thrift shops.