Pentecost 2018

In the second reading for Pentecost weekend, St. Paul writes to the Corinthians: No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’, except by the Holy Spirit.  There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit, there are different forms of service, but the same Lord, there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual, the manifestation of the Spirit is given some benefit.”

In light of Saint Paul’s words, for this year, our parish call to ministry theme is” “Accept, Thank, and Share.”  Accept the gift God has given uniquely to you, Thank God for his gift, and seek a way to Share God’s gift with other’s through ministry.

Please review the below listing of ministries, and double-click the appropriate link for you. In almost all cases, you will be given an e-mail pop-up to indicate your interest to the appropriate parties.  Please include a proper spelling of your name as well as a contact phone number.  When you send the e-mail, you will have sent your e-mail address along as well.

God’s blessing upon you as you share in the gifts and ministries of the Spirit.

I have heard God’s call to Love Generously

Ministries that Share the Good News 

Participate in Adult Faith Formation
Lead an Adult Small Group
Teach in Pre-K to 6th grade
Serve as an Aide or Program Assistant in Pre-K to 6th grade
Teach in 7th to 12th grade
Serve as a Consistent Adult Presence in 7th to 12th grade
Program Assistant in 7th to 12th grade
Participate in the Appalachia Service Project
Sponsor the faith of others through Adult Faith Formation/ RCIA
Participate in Small Christian Communities
Participate in Women’s Bible Study         See VIDEO
Serve as a member of the Parish Pastoral Council        (See VIDEO)
Sponsor an engaged couple preparing for Matrimony
Care for others as a Parish Nurse
Assist in the Interfaith Library
Guide young leaders through Scouting programs


I have heard God’s call to Trust God

Liturgy and Music

Be an altar server at weekend Masses
Help as a sacristan, setting up the Masses
Help lead the Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 10:30 Mass  See VIDEO
Help setting up the worship environment with seasonal decorations
 Help plan our celebrations by joining the Liturgy Committee
Proclaim the Word of God as a Lector
Share the Body and Blood of Christ as a Eucharistic Minister
Usher during Mass
Welcome people to Mass  (See VIDEO)
Serve as a hospitality minister in the new Church Café
Console bereaved families as part of our Resurrection Ministry
Support the mourning through our Bereavement Ministry
Serve Grief and Mourning Ministry support group
Play a musical instrument during the liturgy
Help keep our music ministry organized as a Music Librarian
Help us use technology to stream Mass and to show videos
Share my voice as a Choir member or Cantor



 I have heard God’s call to Act Justly

Outreach Ministries

  Educating others regarding End of Life issues through our “Gift of Peace” Ministry.
  Serving our local neighbors in need through the St. Vincent DePaul Society
  Help with a new ministry to a family (mother and children) awaiting asylum
  Advocate for hungry around the World: Confronting Global Poverty committee 
  Visit someone in a Hospital or Nursing Home 
  Join our prison ministry  (See VIDEO)
  Make a casserole for Our Daily Bread (See VIDEO)
  Prepare & serve Hospitality Center dinners; participate in related activities 
  Help Coalition for Compassion 
  Volunteer to help at Beechfield Elementary School 
   Participate in meetings for PATH (People Acting Together in Howard
  Play bingo with patients at Spring Grove Hospital 
  Plan outreach activities with the Social Ministry Committee 
  Join an Earth Stewardship committee 
  Learn about July hosting of teens from Cyprus or Israel/Palestine (See VIDEO
  Help with the Clermont Foundation for homeless children in Haiti 
  Help with the Tanzanian Children’s Project 
  Help with the annual Second Time Around Collection 
  Serve with the Knights of Columbus
  Minister to pregnant women at Howard County Pregnancy Center

I have heard God’s call to Welcome All

Celebrate our Parish’s diversity on the Diversity Committee
Help our parish communicate in all forms of social media
Use skills of Graphic Design on the website, blog or flocknote
Assure our communications are correct by proofreading
Help us record our events with photography and videography
Help us grow into the future with our new Development Committee
Help us as we build our future on the New Building Committee
Help us follow up by joining the new Phone Ministry
Help in the Office- making copies, stuffing bulletins & envelopes, answering the phones


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Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

5885 Robert
Oliver Place
Columbia, MD

Wilde Lake Interfaith Center

10431 Twin Rivers
Columbia, MD