Altar Society: Parishioners who have a calling to serve the Lord by helping to keep the church clean. If you are available for a few hours Mondays or Fridays and are interested in keeping the Lor d’s house beautiful, please contact the church office at (209) 892-9321.
Baptismal Team: Active Parishioners committed to preparing parents and godparents/sponsors for the Sacrament of Baptism for their children by informing them about the meaning, importance and responsibilities of baptism. Contact Norma Plaugher to set up an appointment at (209) 892-9321 extension 1003.
Caring Hearts: Please contact Norma Plaugher (209) 892-9321.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW): CLOW is a program for children ages 5-12 who attend 11 a.m. Sunday mass with their parents. During the Gospel reading, children are invited to participate in the Liturgy of the Word with readings and activities geared toward the younger age group, but still focused on the same liturgy that is celebrated in the church. Children return to mass before the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Please contact Sharon Raimondo (209) 892-1186.
The Daughters of the Holy Spirit:
- Rooted in a vital Trinitarian spirituality, we are called, like Mary to reverence in a special way the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in ourselves, in others and in all creation. Living in the Spirit of Pentecost, we continue the mission of the Risen Christ through our simple presence, humble gestures and collaborative efforts. Together we are sent forth in Gospel boldness to witness God’s tender love for all, especially the least favored, “that all may have life and have it to the full.”
The Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit was founded in 1706 in Brittany, France. It is now an international congregation with sisters in England, Ireland, Wales, France, Holland, Belgium in Europe, and Chile and Peru in South America, and Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Cameroon in Africa. The Congregation has both Associates and Consecrated Secular branch managers.
Our Mission is fulfilled particularly through our active and creative collaboration with church and civic groups and associations whose purpose are essentially the same as ours.
For more information, please contact Sister Lucille Carreau at (209) 892-3410. You can also visit the website at www.daughtersoftheholyspirit.org or the International website at www.fillesstesprit.org and click the middle flag in the upper, right corner for English.
- Associates of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit:
Associates of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit (DHS) are men and women from all walks of life, of all ages, attracted by the spirituality and mission of the Sisters. They commit themselves to live this out in their daily life, in their family life, in their work, their leisure, in their various commitments in the Church and/or in society. DHS Associates in Patterson, Crows Landing, Turlock and Modesto have continued this mission through simple, human gestures since 1991. Our associates come from different ethnic backgrounds, and like the sisters to whom they are linked, Sisters and Associates may be found ministering in such fields as education, home health care and nursing, pastoral ministries, social services, and hospital chaplaincy.
There is a formation period prior to making a commitment during which time applicants learn the history, spirituality and mission of the Sisters and Associates. After a final decision is made to join, Associates participate in regular gatherings, formation sessions, reflection days, spiritual retreats, meeting monthly for prayer, reflection and sharing. Annually, a new formation group is formed and an informational meeting named, “Come and See” is advertised in the church bulletins.
For more information, contact Irma Navarro (209) 892-5263 or Burt Smith (209) 892-2110 or Sister Lucille Carreau (209) 892-3410 or(209) 564-5008.
Extraordinary Minister of Communion: In this ministry, you serve the People of God either by participating with the faithful at Mass in our prayers and the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ or by personally connecting those who are unable to be physically present to our Sunday Worship. This ministry ensures that the Body and Blood of Christ are available to all who wish to receive them with reverence. If this is a ministry you feel called to, please contact Fr. Tino Tran, C.M. at the parish office (209) 892-9321.
Friends of the Church: Please contact Bill or Manuela Danforth (209) 892-3431.
Grieving Group: Please contact Leticia Duran (209) 892-3789.
Hospitality Ministry: We welcome all who enter our Parish with sincere love nd the unity of our faith. We are parishioners committed to the establishment of a welcoming environment in our house of worship. Please contact Norma Plaugher in the parish office (209) 892-9321.
Knights of Columbus: Please contact Dave Roberts at (209) 892-3515.
Lector: The Lector is called to be a person of prayer who does not fear reading the Sacred Scriptures in front of the assembly during mass. The Lector is a member of the parish who is a spiritual person who then proclaims the Word of God during the Mass in such a way that all the faithful may better understand the readings and perceive by the light of faith the central point of the revealed message. Are you interested in actively proclaiming the Word of God during mass? If so, please contact Fr. Tino Tran, at the parish office (209) 892-9321.
Choir/Music Ministry: The music minister plays an essential role in the work of God that is the liturgy by leading the faithful in sung prayer. In serving this faith community as a music minister you will contribute to the spirit of powerful prayer each week. All are welcome to share their talents. Please contact Luz Martinez (209) 892-2962.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA): RCIA is the way that the Catholic Church helps people prepare for adult Catholic life. RCIA is the process that prepares and initiates people into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion. Please contact Dave Roberts (209) 892-3515.
Religious Education: Please contact Angelina Navarro (209) 892-6381.
Sacred Heart Catholic School: Please contact the school office at (209) 892-3544.
Social Tuesday: Please contact Norma Plaugher in the church office (209) 892-9321.
Social Ministry: The mission of Social Ministry is to encourage the community to follow the example of Christ in welcoming the stranger as a brother and sister and to continue to build the Kingdom of God by Following the social teachings of the Catholic Church in changing inhumane or unjust conditions in our city, country and world. Please contact Norma Plaugher at (209) 892-9321 Ext. 1003.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul: The primary role of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is to bring the love and peace of Christ to those who are suffering. If that calls for food, clothing or other assistance we will provide it with the love of Christ. This unity with Christ is what separates the society of St. Vincent de Paul from any other social service agency. Please contact Norma Munoz at (209) 892-3584.
Stephen Ministry: Please contact Graciela Molina at (209) 892-5686.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store: Please contact Donna Ledford, Manager, at (209) 892-7201.
Young Ladies Institute (YLI): Please contact Sandra Gustafson at (209) 402-3571.
Youth Group (Life Teen): Please contact Marilee Cruz at (209) 892-5614.