The goal of our Faith Formation is to promote a relationship with God based on the catechism, prayer, worship and love. Our curriculum is taken from the "Allelu!" Grade K Program, "Call to Faith" Grades 1-6 Program, Decision Point grade 7-8, LifeTeen Program High School, "Great Adventures" Program for adult study. This process of deepening our relationship with God is a life long journey.
Loiette Dixon 903-729-1538
Some of the goals our our LIFE TEEN is to involve our parish youth in our church community, to foster their spiritual growth and to build positive self esteem through the development of their Christian values. LIFE TEEN meets every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. LIFE TEEN is designed to meet the needs of high school youth in the grades 9th-12th and welcomes youth of all faiths.
Marty Flynn 903-724-2712
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) is a process for adults who wish to become full, active, participating members of the Catholic Church. Special rites are celebrated during the Sunday liturgies at various times throughout the year. The R.C.I.A. involves the whole parish in prayer as the rites are celebrated hospitality as new members are welcomed, and in specific ministries like sponsor or team member.
The R.C.I.A. is for adults 18 years or older who are:
- seeking to join the Roman Catholic Church;
- seeking to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, Confirmation, and/or Communion;
- seeking to marry through the Church;
- interested to learn more about the Catholic Faith the R.C.I.A. in any of the following ways:
- Becoming a Team Member;
- Becoming a Sponsor - walk the journey with the candidates. You are required to attend the weekly sessions and retreats with the candidate you sponsor. You must be a good role model and be able to assist a candidate with their questions and concerns.
- As a Team Member or Sponsor of the R.C.I.A., your own spiritual life will be enriched when you are willing to give of your time to those who are seeking to be part of our faith community.
If you feel you are being called to this ministry or have any questions concerning the process, please call
Bob & Frances Poinsett 903-723-5573.
Code of Ethics and Integrity
Janie Sepulveda 903-480-4154
The Liturgy Committee is a very active and busy group. It meets at least six times a year, especially before, during, and after holiday seasons. The responsibilities include planning liturgies, decorating the church for special liturgies, and developing a deeper understanding of our religion.
Contact- David Rayner 903-391-8689
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Distribute communion at worship services. Extraordinary ministers are scheduled to serve at the mass they normally attend. Training is required. Prerequisites are:
1. Be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.
2. If married, must be married in the Church.
3. Attend training sessions.
Proclaim the Word of God at our worship services. Lectors are scheduled to read the mass they normally attend. Training is provided. Lectors are given materials and are required to familiarize themselves with their scheduled readings.
If you have questions or a concern that you would like to discuss or have presented to the Pastoral Council please contact one of the following council members.
Pastoral Council members and their phone numbers:
Cynthia Landrum 903-729-1539 firstname.lastname@example.org - President
St Vincent De Paul and Thrift Store
John Nolan 903-538-2377 email@example.com
Sylvia Holmes 903-724-9273 firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna Mikesch 903-723-8134 email@example.com
Veronica Arambula 903-221-3200 firstname.lastname@example.org
Juan Huerta 903-948-5587 email@example.com
Oscar Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a charitable ministry of our parish whose purpose is to serve those parishioners in serious need through:
- Providing short-term assistance and/or information;
- Distributing the annual Parish Thanksgiving food baskets; and
- Distributing the annual Parish Christmas food baskets and toy collection.
This is an organization of lay people who serve the poor through material works of mercy. The society also refers those in need to food centers, shelters, and other assistance programs. If you feel called to this ministry or have any questions, please call the Church Office.
Linda Willett 972-890-2141
Dolores Walker 903-723-1733
Frank Compos 903-729-5335
Knights of Columbus
The goal of the Knights of Columbus is to recruit the best Catholic men in the parish. The Knights of Columbus Council engages in religious, charitable, and patriotic and educational works for the benefit of our fellowmen and our community. The council also helps out in the community and Church through their involvement in various leadership roles and functions. If you feel called to this ministry or have any questions, please call a member or the Grand Knight
Steven Decker (972) 742-2678
K. C. Ladies Auxiliary
Judy Kennedy 903-549-2134
Those interested in serving as choir member, cantor, or instrumentalist are encouraged to contact
Mary Linda Bunch 903-723-4119
Coordinator of BAA
Daniel & Linda Boschler 903-727-8741
Janet Blue 903-658-2213
For anyone needing a ride to the 10:30 am Sunday Mass Call the Parish Office 903-729-2436
C.X. Rodriguez 903-731-4408
Grupo de Oración
The Prayer Group continues to function as a community of prayer: it is a parish ministry. This community meets every Friday at 7:#0 pm to praise, pray and give glory to Jesus. We gather to honor our God who created us in an act of His love for us. He renders His gifts and blessings upon us. As a prayer group, we have come to know the Lord through faith with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our desire is to know Him more fully so that we cannot only make Him known to our brothers and sisters of the community, but also to ask for the health of the members of our parish. If you feel called to this ministry or have questions, please call
Cristina Palacios 903-729-3717
Cursillo de Cristiandad is a short course in Christianity. The main goal of this Catholic movement is to bring Cursillistas and others to an intimate relationship with Christ, a spiritual awakening, and conversion of hearts to Christ. This spiritual journey usually begins over a three day weekend, starting Thursday night and ending Sunday evening. The Cursillo weekend is a joyful time that is centered on the Eucharist.
It includes prayers, rollos (spiritual talks), sharing, laughing, and crying as one encounters the love of Christ. Cursillos are conducted by priests/deacons and lay people. Cursillistas are encouraged to follow its tripod method of prayer, study and action to persevere on their journey with Christ. Group reunions, Ultreyas and leaders school are post Cursillo meetings that help Cursillistas persevere. Cursillistas are encouraged to get involved in their parish and communities to being Christ to all they encounter.
Ultreyas (comes from "Ultra" or beyond the initial encounter with Christ) are meetings of Cursillistas and potential Cursillistas that help participants in their journey with Christ through a community sharing. The Cursillo method of the tripod of prayers (holiness), study (formation) and action (evangelization) is followed during the meetings. Cusillistas are encouraged to continue on their journey in all their environments/communities. If you have any questions, please call
Juan Huerta 903-729-3274
Mary Rosales 903-731-3632
Formacióon de Quinceñnera
Oscar Lopez 903-922-3435
Maria Lopez 903-922-3436
Flor Rivera 903-729-7970
Paula Huerta 903-729-3274
Sandra Vega 903-948-7323
Juan Huerta 903-729-3274
Coordinadores del Coro
Maria Arzate 903-729-9668
Boys and girls who have made the first Holy Eucharist assist at the altar during all worship services. They serve at the mass they normally attend. Training is provided. Meetings are held as needed for all servers and a fun annual outing is planned each summer.