MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT

The mission of the Marriage Enrichment ministry is to promote marriage by encouraging married couples to deepen their love of self, spouse, God, and community.  This ministry would like to grow in membership so they are able to expand their ministry to offer additional enrichment activities for married couples to attend throughout the year. The Core team meets once a month, usually on Wednesday evenings.

 

TOOL

Teams of Our Lady (T.O.O.L.) is an international movement of married couples, chartered in France in 1947. The purpose of the Movement and Team life are:

1. growth in the spiritual life of the couple and their family through a program of prayer and study. 2. It is made up of a small group of couples (4-8) a team who endeavor to live Gospel values and lives and who meet on a monthly basis for a shared meal, prayer and study; and 3. growth in the couples intimacy through deeper couple prayer and communication  through the TOOL process. Each team has a group of four to eight couples and a Catholic priest as a spiritual advisor.

 

The Findlay TEAM 1 is just formed and getting started.  Other teams are possible and encouraged.

 

 

DINNERS FOR EIGHT

The mission of Dinners for Eight is to serve couples in our parish by helping to reconnect spouses and foster new and existing friendships with other parishioners.

Membership is open to all couples of the parish and with more people involved, the more new friendships are made. They meet once a month, January-May, in groups of four couples at a host's house for fellowship and food.

 

 

CHURCH CLEANING

MAIN CAMPUS CHURCH CLEANING MINISTRY

The church cleaning ministry’s mission is to keep our places of worship clean and ready for services throughout the week. What better way is there to serve God and be able to pray in His house while doing it?

Volunteers clean on Monday mornings. This ministry requires the ability to do general cleaning such as sweeping, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, washing windows or mopping floors, along with straightening the song books. Volunteers can choose which area is best for their abilities.

 

Cathy Mutchler, 419-425-5107

 

DOWNTOWN CHURCH CLEANING MINISTRY

The church cleaning ministry's mission is to keep our places of worship clean and ready for services throughout the week. What better way is there to serve God and be able to pray in His house while doing it?

Volunteers clean on Monday mornings, with two crews doing every other week. This ministry requires the ability to do general cleaning such as sweeping, dusting, cleaning bathrooms, washing windows or mopping floors, along with straightening the song books.

 

Bonnie and Jack Mathers, 567-301-2136

 

GARDENING & GROUNDS CARE

The Gardening and Grounds Care Ministry’s mission is to keep the outside of our parish facilities beautiful and inviting for parishioners and visitors.

The ministry meets at various times throughout the year, with spring and fall being busier, but upkeep is done year round. Sometimes work sessions are followed by a visit to Dietsch's or Panera!

This ministry is open to as many volunteers as possible who are physically able to plant, water, weed, hoe, trim or mulch. Training and tools are provided. Work can be done individually or as a team on a specific project.

 

BUILDING & MAINTENANCE

The Building and Maintenance Committee is responsible for inspecting all facilities for the parish and making recommendations regarding maintenance needs.  The committee meets quarterly.

 

Maintenance recommendations include:

Prioritizing maintenance projects

Determining who will do the work (securing bids if required)

Determining the timing of when work is to be completed

Payment for work

 

HUMAN LIFE

The Human Life Committee’s mission is to uphold the "Right to Life" of all peoples in all stages of life and communicate to parishioners the true teaching of the Catholic Church in regards to the sanctity of all human life. This ministry is open to all members of the parish. It meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the parish office conference room.

 

Some of the activities that the Human Life committee sponsors include gathering signatures for the Right to Life newspaper ad (January), Carnation Sale and Rosary for the Unborn (Mother’s Day), and the Gospel of Life Mass and rosary (second Sunday in October).

 

FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

The Festival Committee organizes the annual 2 day parish festival to raise money for the operating budget.  The parish Festival is usually scheduled for June.

Committee members determine the attractions and activities for the festival and lots of volunteers are needed during the festival.

 

VOCATIONS COMMITTEE

The Vocations Committee makes every effort and takes every opportunity to make the entire parish "vocations conscious" as described by the Decree of the Vatican Council. We aim to promote and support religious vocations in, from and for St. Michael Parish and the Diocese of Toledo. We hope to plant the seed for vocations and pray the Holy Spirit will nurture the seed.

 

This group meets four to five times a year in the evening between 7:00 – 8:30 pm, including an annual cookout to reach young adults who may be considering a religious vocation.

 

Suzi Corwin, 419-889-7616 or

750 Bright Road • 617 West Main Cross Street  Findlay, Ohio 45840 Findlay, Ohio 45840  Phone: 419-422-2646

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