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Perpetual Adoration

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, our Eucharistic Lord is shown in a special vessel called a Monstrance. The Eucharist is exposed in this vessel, so the faithful can come to pray before Him, to adore Him, and to worship Him continuously throughout the day and night. Jesus showed us His great love by dying on the Cross for us. He paid the ultimate price for our sins, and won for us eternal life. His love is without limit, and he offers Himself to us in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Can we offer our love back to Him? Can we come and spend just one hour of prayer, adoration, and worship in return? Located next to St. Mary’s Parish Center

Click Here to Register for Adoration

Pastoral Ministries


Funerals

For the Christian, death is not an end, but a beginning. In death, the faithful follower truly lives with our Lord in eternal and blessed union. This is what we long for: heaven. These following pages might seem to be morbid or dark, but for a Christian they are pages of hope and expectation. Remember man that you are dust and to dust you shall return. Death is a reality of life, and everyone should be ready. A simple way to prepare for your own death and to assist your family and friends, who will be left behind, is to pre-plan your funeral. At the time of mourning it can be a great comfort to your family and friends to know that the readings, songs and other arrangements that are made for the celebration of Holy Mass and Christian Burial were specifically chosen by you. Remember, it is the grace of being a baptized Christian that upon death the Sacred Rite of Christian Burial should be celebrated. This is the desire of the Church. Please read through, pray about, and fill out the form below. It is a wonderful way to keep our eyes fixed on heaven.

Sick/Shut-Ins

Ministry to the sick and shut-ins is an important part of the mission of the Church. If you are interested in being part of this ministry, either by taking Holy Communion to our brothers and sisters who are unable to attend Mass, or by simply visiting and praying with them, please contact Deacon Larry French at 812-525-6568


Liturgical Ministries

Lectors

When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy.

Lectors

Contact the Parish Office for more information or to become a Lector!

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Contact the Parish Office for more information or to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion!

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Music Ministry

Song and music fulfill their function as signs in a manner all the more significant when they are more closely connected with the liturgical action.

Music Ministry

Contact the Parish Office for more information!

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Servers

Liturgical ministers have special tasks to perform
during liturgies, especially during the celebration
of the Eucharist (the Mass). The Altar Server is
very important in helping God’s people worship in
the best possible way.

To become a Server...

Contact the Parish Office for more information!

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Ushers

Our ushers faithfully perform their duties for our parishioners and guests during the weekend Masses and on Holy Days of Obligation.

Ushers

Contact the Parish Office for more information or to become an usher.

http://www.ccjc3.org/#parishOffice

Greeters

Welcoming our visitors with warmth and
sincerity in our hearts and souls is our goal as a Greeters!

Greeters

Contact the Parish Office for more information or to sign up to become a greeter!

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Gift Bearers

Gift Bearers actively participate in the celebration of the Mass by presenting the gifts of Bread and Wine at the altar and require no special skill or permanent ministerial duty, and yet it is a beautiful and significant part of the Mass performed by lay people.

Gift Bearers

To become a gift bearer or for more information, contact the Parish Office!

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Affiliations

Rosary Society

The purpose of the Organization is as follows:

Devotion to the Blessed Mother, Mary.

Praying the Rosary together at monthly meetings.

Providing spiritual help and support for one another, social activities for
the women of the Rosary and also the parish family.

Rosary Society

Contact the Parish Office for more information!

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St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent De Paul is the largest charitable organization in Jennings County. It serves thousands of needy across the county, and it is staffed by numerous members of St. Ann’s, St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s.

Contact

Address:
10 E. O & M Avenue, North Vernon, IN 47265
Hours:
Sun. Mon.: Closed
Tues. – Fri: 10am – 4pm
Sat.: 10am – 1pm

Phone-812-346-2576

Ann McLeod- rwmam@rocketmail.com

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Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus Council #1631 (for St. Ann’s and St. Mary’s) and Council #10422 (for St. Joseph’s) is very active in the parishes and meet monthly.

Knights of Columbus

Contact the Parish Office for more information!

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Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is an international association of the faithful of Catholic Church who serve the Church on a voluntary basis.

Legion of Mary

Contact the Parish Office for more information!

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Prayer Ministries

Prayer is the very breath of our Catholic faith. The three Church's of Jennings County has ministries for different prayer warriors.

Prayer Ministries

Contact the Parish Office for more information!

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Catechists


Safe & Sacred

All employees and all volunteers dealing with children must complete all three sections BEFORE starting any position. Click HERE to go directly to the Safe and Sacred site.  The initial training takes about 45 minutes to complete online. Follow up bulletins take less time to read.

Purpose of New Program

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has chosen the “Safe and Sacred” program for several reasons. It provides easier access to child protection training for clergy, employees, and volunteers. It allows us to broaden the focus of the training to increase awareness of all forms of child abuse. Safe and Sacred includes an assessment that must be taken and passed to ensure that training content is learned and can be applied. We believe these are important new features for this program.

Who is Required to Sign Up for this Program?

Teachers, staff, and all volunteers who minister to or work with minor children must meet all the requirements of this program. If you are 18 years of age or older and you volunteer with minors, you must comply with all the requirements.

Volunteer Sign-up

Volutenteers will be able to sign up online shortly! Until then, you can contact the Parish Office for more information on how to sign-up.