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Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Organizations and Ministries
Boys and Girls in Grades 6 – 8 assist the priests and
deacon by serving at Weekend Masses by carrying the cross, holding
the sacramentary and assisting in the preparation of the altar.
New servers are trained during Lent. Students in 5th grade or older
are eligible to train as altar servers.
Children’s Liturgy of
the Word Leaders
in grades Pre-K through 1st are invited during the 10am Mass at CB East High
School to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word at an age appropriate
level. Leaders read the scripture, share the faith and supervise
the safety of the children.
Serve our community by assisting in the
distribution of Holy Communion at Masses and bringing the Eucharist
to those ill and disabled in the parish.
With prayer and dedication, lectors read the Word
of the Lord at Masses as we celebrate the Liturgy of the Word and
the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
The music ministry consists of cantors, adult choir, guitar group,
teen ensemble, and the children's choir.
Liturgy Support Ministries
Altar Linen Society
The sacred linens are cleaned with dignity and
prepared for the celebration of Mass.
Organizing for the new Church Liturgical Year bychanging to new hymnals and replacing worn covers.
Liturgy Set Up
All materials for Masses must be transported to the
school and then set up and taken down each week. An essential
service for our parish as families and individuals donate their
strength and talents.
Ministries of Service
Provides assistance and helps our parish families
prepare for and participate in the liturgies associated with the
death of a loved one, provides hospitality and on going support,
and assists the clergy as needed.
Buckingham Valley Nursing Home Ministry
Ministry to the residents of Buckingham Valley
Nursing Home by monthly Mass, rosary and weekly distribution of Holy
Communion. Musicians, Eucharistic ministers and dedicated
volunteers share with fellow parishioners.
A weekly ministry to process the envelopes and
collection for the expenses and missions of the parish.
Communications and Media
Communications and Media Ministry maintains the
Parish website, coordinates mass mailings from different ministries,
and maintains multiple parish distribution lists
Health & Wellness Ministry
The Health and Wellness Ministry consists of parish
health care professionals and non-professional volunteers with a
desire to promote health and wellness in our community and to
provide practical assistance to parishioners in need. We provide
education on health matters, conduct health screenings, give
emotional and family support, provide companionship to the homebound
and elderly, give respite to caregivers, and respond to community
needs through various collections and drives.
Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Guadalupe Council
Council 15590 is delighted to be affiliated with
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. Council 15590 is led by Grand Knight,
Sir Knight Tom Kuchera. We invite all practicing Catholic men over
the age of 18 to come and join this fine "Band of Brothers" and
become members of Council 15590 by contacting us today!
Caring for the beautification of the grounds of
our parish office and parish site.
Respect Life Activities:
Working with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Respect
Life Office, this ministry urges all people to respect life at all
stages from conception to natural death and give dignity to all
people regardless of their abilities, stage of life or health status
and to be able to see Jesus in all others.
P.R.E.P. (Parish Religious Education Program)
A worldwide ministry of the church to educate and
lead in faith the hearts and minds of young parishioners in the life
and teachings of the church.
Assisting the catechists of our parish in their
role to help the church and parents in the religious education and
faith life of their children.
Parishioners assisting our Religious Education
Program in various ministries including the preparation of classroom
materials and organization of the PREP school site.
An oversight council required by Canon Law for the
economic stability and strength of the parish to carry out the
mission of the Gospel.
the pastor and other members of the clergy in facilitating
communication between all committees, sub-committees, ministries and
services associated with the celebration of the various liturgies
within or involving the parish.
Fulfilling the mandate of the Archbishop to have
lay participation in the vision and process of the parish life as
led by the Pastor.
Baptismal Preparation Team
A peer ministry to welcome our newest parishioners
and help parents prepare for the baptism of their children into the
life of the church.
Team (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
The sacraments of initiation into the church are
baptism, confirmation and Eucharist. In a communal spirit, the
church ministers to adult Catholics and non-Catholics to educate and
share the Catholic faith in preparation for the Sacraments of
Junior High Grades 5-8
Parishioners committed to assisting our youth to grow in their faith and talents through athletic, cultural, service, social and spiritual ministry activities and teams.
High School Grades 9-12
Working with our Coordinator of Youth Ministry to form a team ministry to help the older youth of our parish develop relationships, mature in their faith and answer Christ's call to serve.
Parish Development Committees
Working with our Development Firm to assist pastor in lauching a capital campaign, enlisting and training volunteers and providing leadership for a successful campaign.