Prayer is a basic ingredient for the wellness of our soul as food is a requirement to ensure a healthy body. It is through prayer that we nurture our personal relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As a family, we gather together to worship and praise God in the Mass. Nourished by the Word of God and the Eucharist, we are strengthened as a parish family to go and to serve the Lord. Reflect how you can assist your parish in making prayer a greater priority.
This is a devotion of personal silent prayer before Christ, present in the consecrated host enthroned in a monstrance on the altar in a small chapel. It is perpetual in those chapels like ours where it is always enthroned outside the tabernacle. This means that there must be at least one person present in prayer 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year, every year. Thus every moment of every day we have someone praising God as well as praying for the needs of our families, parish, church, and world.
For mothers and fathers to grow in faith and to strengthen their family life, Familia meets twice a month for Gospel reflection, study of the catechism, and study/sharing on encyclicals regarding marriage and family.
The ministry of lector is the proclamation of the Word of God at all Masses. The lector must be able to reveal faith through the simple and natural delivery of the Word. This ministry is open to all parishioners including high school students. Lectors are screened based upon voice and speaking qualities.
This is a group of mothers with school age children. The mom's come together for a short social time, book study and time of sharing specific prayer requests.
This ministry is for those who desire to serve God with their talents of singing and song leadership. Training and education on the role of the cantor is available through workshops given throughout the year for those interested. Cantors minister at Saturday/Sunday Masses, weddings, funerals, and holy day Masses. High-school aged cantors need to be a member of a school vocal group or the parish choir.
This choir supports the assembly for the 5:30pm Saturday evening Mass. Music selections are primarily contemporary, but also includes traditional selections. Our mission is to enhance parish liturgical functions in a prayerful and inviting manner using sung instrumental means. Practice is held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm.
The chancel choir supports the assembly for the 9:30 Sunday morning Mass. Musical selections include traditional and contemporary music. Each year the Chancel Choir also presents major choral works, often with orchestral accompaniment, during Advent and Lent. Practice is held in the music room on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.
The instrumental / vocal group supports the Sunday liturgy with mostly contemporary styled music The instrumental/vocal group supports the Sunday liturgy with mostly contemporary styled music using piano, guitar, bass, drums, and other wind instruments. is ministry involves providing the accompaniment for the cantors or choirs for all Masses. Minimum age 11.
This ministry involves providing the accompaniment for the cantors or choirs for all Masses. Based on proficiency level.
The Prayer Line, a telephone calling tree activated whenever a prayer request is made for surgery, serious illness, or accidents, consists of adult parish volunteers in this ministry who pray for members of our parish and their immediate family in time of serious need. Each weekly bulletin lists the names of two parishioners that are to be called as the prayer line activators to begin the calling chain. Those who sign on for this ministry should consider this a serious commitment due to the design of the calling tree, as any break in the chain will result in a complete shutdown of the remainder of the chain, resulting in lost prayers during a time when all prayers are needed most. Minimum age 18
Study groups can meet during the day or in the evening, on different days of the week. Groups are organized to best meet the various needs of the participants. Programs may include “Little Rock Scripture Study” and “Scripture From Scratch” or other programs.
The Scripture Study Group Facilitator leads a scripture study group, assisting in the planning of a study group session as well as leading the session.
Church of the Magdalen desires to further an awareness of vocations in our parish. We cannot create a vocation (only God can do that), but we can, through this committee, make our parish community more vacation vocation conscious. The Vocations Committee will encourage vocations to the priesthood and religious life through personal example, increased prayer for vocations, and by providing support to the priests and religious in our parish.