DO YOU KNOW… the difference between a ministry and an apostolate?

Ministry pertains to the administration of a sacrament, celebration of liturgy and other liturgical rites and is specific to those with Holy Orders.

“Laity spread the Gospel of Jesus and the truth of Catholicism in the secular world through whatever means they can – this is properly called an apostolate. The St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Knights of Columbus are excellent examples.”

(adapted from Wikipedia, 12/18/2014)

Our parish Apostolate Fair begins next weekend, January 10/11. The format will be slightly different than in years past. Every weekend, 2-3 apostolates will have information and representatives available at each mass. We hope this will make it easier to focus on those groups that interest you. The schedule is:

January 10/11 Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Lectors

January 17/18   Altar Society, Altar Servers & Rectory Volunteers

January 24/25   Choir, Healthcare Apostolate, & Special Events

January 31/February 1   Ushers, Knights of Columbus & Rebuild Center Support

February 07/08   St. Vincent de Paul Society & Ozanam Inn Support

February 21/22   Life and Dignity Apostolate, Friends of St. Henry and Friends of Our Lady of Good Counsel

Feb 28/Mar 1   Rite of Christian Initiation & CCD