Giving as gratitude 

 

At ODS we are aware that everyone is at a different place in their faith walk. We offer a variety of ministries to meet you where you are and help you take your faith to a deeper level. 

 

We are encouraged to give, according to our means, as a demonstration of our Love for God and as a sign of gratitude for all that we have received. 


 “Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them in proportion to the faith." Romans 12:26

 

Altar Servers

All children from 4th grade through high school are welcomed and encouraged to train and serve on the altar.  Parent involvement is always needed and appreciated. Please contact Dan & Derette Lane for more information.

Altar Server Schedule

Bereavement/Funeral Reception

The Bereavement Ministry prepares a reception for family and friends following a Funeral Mass.  Volunteers help by furnishing food and beverages.

Catholics Come Home

Catholics Come Home is a ministry of compassion and reconciliation. It is designed to reach out and encourage non-practicing Catholics to "Come Home" to the Catholic Church and resume the active practice of their faith.  Catholics Come home meets once a week for thirteen weeks.

BAptism Classes 

Baptism classes prepare parents and Godparents to understand their roles and responsibilities with respect to their child. Contact Deacon James Burkett.

 MINISTRIES

Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord

Consolation Ministry

 

The Consolation Ministry supports family members of the deceased by sending cards of sympathy throughout the year. We plan several workshops and an All Souls Day Celebration.

Flowers

Parishioners may remember a loved one or a special occasion with flower donations. This ministry purchases and places flowers and plants on the altar.

MAss Ministry

The Mass is the source and summit of our faith. We are always looking for volunteers to help in these ministries:

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist: Help the Priest and Deacon distribute the Precious Body and Blood of Christ. 

 

Lector: Proclaim the first or second reading during the mass as well as read prayers of the faithful.

Ushers: Greet parishioners and guests, help find empty seats, assist with collection, and aid for someone in distress.

Men's Bible Study

The Men's Bible Study meets every Friday at 6:00 AM in the Knights of Columbus room in the Parish Hall.  We read and discuss a chapter of the Bible. All are welcome.

Ministry to the Sick and Homebound

This ancient ministry allows specially trained and commissioned parishioners to take the Eucharist to those who are very ill, confined to their homes or in extended care facilities, as well as cooperating with St. John the Baptist to take weekly communion to Catholic patients at
Enloe Hospital.

Music

Music is a vital and integral part of our worship at ODS. We use traditional music at our 5:00 PM, 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM Masses and contemporary worship hymns at the 11:00 AM Mass.  Anyone interested in joining the choir or becoming a cantor is welcome.  Choir practice is held every Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Social Hall.

For the traditional choir contact
Cecilia Dickman
odsmusic@yahoo.com

For the contemporary worship band contact Rick Dorenzo

Nursery

While we encourage parents to attend Mass with their young children, childcare is available during the 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM masses each Sunday.  Volunteers are always needed and appreciated. To protect our children and per Diocesan guidelines LiveScan fingerprinting is required of all volunteers and staff who work with children.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The main purpose of the RCIA program is to assist prospective CAtholics in their journey to become full active members of the church community. It is both a community and a personal journey.  As an ODS parishioner, you can be a part of the journey by becoming a sponsor, catechist, or assisting with "Breaking Open the Word". Please contact Deacon James and Stephanie Burkett 

Religious Education

Our Religious Education program for K - 6th graders helps supplement parents in their teaching of the Catholic faith to their children as well as helping children form a community of faith among their peers. Religious Education classes for K-6th are Sundays from 10:05 - 10:50 AM. There are also weeknight Religious Ed classes for 2 - 6th grades Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM for those who can weekend classes.  Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.

Small Church Community

Small Church Communities (SCCs) are an ongoing componet of the church at ODS.  Meetings are held weekly, lasting one and one half to two hours. These groups pray together, study the upcoming Sunday readings, share faith experiences and reach out to serve the wider community. Materials used are provided by the parish.

Youth Ministry 

Our Youth Ministry programs serve our junior high and senior high students respectively.   Our youth ministry is a comprehensive program that promotes advocacy, catechesis, community life, evangelization, justice and service, leadership development, pastoral care, prayer and worship. 

We are always looking for adult and young adult volunteers willing to help serve the young church of today as Core members .  If you would like to help, please 
 email odsreligioused@yahoo.com

Welcoming Ministry

The Welcoming Ministry is committed to meeting with new parishioners as soon after their joining ODS as possible.  The ministry team then presents those families with a variety of parish and diocesan related materials and offers suggestions for making participation in their new parish as rewarding as possible.

 

CATHOLICS COME HOME

 

Catholics Come Home is a ministry of compassion and reconciliation. It is designed to reach out and encourage non-practicing Catholics to "Come Home" to the Catholic Church and resume the active practice of their faith.  Catholics Come home meets once a week for thirteen weeks.

 

WELCOMING MINISTRY

 

The Welcoming Ministry is committed to meeting with new parishioners as soon after their joining ODS as possible.  The ministry team then presents those families with a variety of parish and diocesan related materials and offers suggestions for making participation in their new parish as rewarding as possible.

 

TUEsday Morning Bible Study

 

 

The Tuesday Morning Bible Study at Our Divine Savior has a long history, going back to 1983.  Meeting times are Tuesday mornings from 9-11 am. We use the study guides prepared by Dr. Scott Hahn. All are welcome.

 

 

THursday Discipleship Group

 

 

Join us Thursday mornings from 9-11 as we journey together through various spiritual readings and enjoy in depth group discussion. All are welcome.

 

 

Inner HEaling MINISTRY

 

The Inner Healing Ministry calls upon the charisms of healing from the Holy Spirit in order to help heal those with deep interior suffering in a compassionate and prayerful way. They also sponsor a yearly healing mass where the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered.

If you would like to be seen by the Inner Healing Ministry please contact the parish office.

Healing Mass

 

Our Divine Savior