Studies Scripture following a structured series of lessons, group discussion and enriching DVD.
The Adult Faith Life Committee supports Adult Faith Formation Opportunities at Divine Savior, such as: Great Adventures Bible Study, Catholicism Series, Guest Presenters, Discovering Our Spiritual Gifts, Women's Spiritual Book Group and YAM (Young Adult Ministry).
Launders and irons the altar linens and rotates duties on a weekly basis.
Prepares and involves both adults and youth to assist the priest during mass.
The purpose of the baptism ministry is to welcome, guide and give information during their baptism preparation and to offer support before and after the baptism of the infant/toddler.
Makes white stoles for Baptisms. Time commitment - As needed.
Offers grief support in the role of discipleship to help those who are mourning.
Studies Scripture in relation to coming Sunday mass readings while sharing personal faith journey with the group.
Teaches Scouting values based on character, citizenship, and personal fitness found in the Scout Oath and Law. Meets weekly on Mondays at 7:00 pm
Provides input and physical participation to maintain a facility that is safe and in good repair
Offers a safe, loving environment where Catholics who have been away from the church may return to the fullness of the faith.
Children's Faith Formation gives the children, Kindergarten through 5th grade, the opportunity to learn about their Catholic faith and experience Christ through prayer, faith sharing, active participation in the Family Mass and opportunities to serve.
An annual parish-wide ministry which distributes gift baskets of food and presents to qualified families from our parish and wider Orangevale community.
Maintains the Divine Savior website so that it is an engaging, up-to-date website with accurate information utilizing state of the art technology.
Adults who have received First Communion, but haven't been confirmed, can attend preparation sessions and be confirmed at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.
This ministry prepares youth in grades 8th & 9th for the sacrament of Confirmation.
Provides beginning Scout activites for boys in grades 1 through 5, focusing on values-based youth development. Pack #310 meets once monthly on 3rd Mondays while dens meet weekly on Mondays.
Provides a three day learning and sharing experience in living as a Christian in today's world.
Prepares the church with decorations seasonally, and creates altar floral decorations weekly.
Assists in the distribution of the Eucharist at Saturday & Sunday Mass. Time commitment - Two masses per month.
This ministry prepares children, ages 7 and older, who are baptized and have had at least one year of faith formation to prepare for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion.
Collects, stores and prepares salable items for the day of the Treasure Fest Sale held each August.
Plans and presents the annual crab feed and silent auction held in the Multi-Purpose Bldg.
Prepares and serves food for families of deceased parishioners and members of the community following the funeral.
Welcomes the parishioners and visitors before each Sunday Liturgy.
Arranges Hispanic Liturgies and ethnic activities.
Divine Savior's High School Catholic Youth Ministry strives to help teens form better relationships with God, family and friends by providing an open, family-like support system that presents the Catholic faith in a fun and engaging way, and encourages teens to share their faith with the larger community.
Coordinates volunteers to bring cookies and fruit for all Sunday masses.
Support family, parish and the faith by helping the parish with quick response to many projects. Prayer, encouragement and cooperation unites the Knights as Christian Gentlemen.
Spreads the good news of the Savior by all ways and means. Thirteen study modules prepare a candidate for full membership as a Salvatorian.
Proclaims the Word of God from Scripture at mass. Time commitment-One Mass/month, or less.
Studies Scripture as married couples, meeting in each others' homes on Thursday evenings during Lent and Advent.
Participates in the Loaves and Fishes Meal Program once a month at the center, 1300 North C Street, Sacramento.
Provides meals to those in emergency need for one time or longer.
This multi-faceted program is designed to guide and support engaged couples planning to be married at Divine Savior Church.
Youth ministry for middle school youth in 6th - 8th grade provides a safe place for young people to build relationships and to explore the meaning of being a Christian in the context of their Catholic faith.
Serves the homebound by bringing Communion and prayer to the infirm at-home and those living in elder care facilities.
Takes up where, after 6 sessions, Bereavement(Grief Support)Ministry leaves off. Offers a casual transitional group setting with real encouragement.
Provides music and song for Liturgy. Time commitment - Two times per week, per choir.
Contacts and welcomes new members to our Divine Savior community and offers friendly support
Meets with parish members to mutually support a formal pledge campaign to a designated goal. This Ministry is only active during a fund drive.
The Rite of Christian Initiation is a process that is adapted for children/youth, ages 7-17, who are interested in being initiated into the Catholic church or to complete their initiation into the church.
RCIA invites anyone who is interested in being initiated into the Catholic Church or to complete their initiation into the church.
Prays the rosary weekly for the community intentions, priestly vocations, souls in Purgatory,and personal intentions. Time: 20 minutes.
Prays the rosary weekly for the needs of the parish and the community. Thursdays, 6:30pm -7pm.
Practices Catholic Social Justice for the poor, the needy, and the oppressed.
Discusses books of spiritual content, sharing insights, learning together.
Sends out cards of support to those on our Prayer List as well as when our parishioners are known to be sick or in sorrow.
Teaches a series of bodily postures and movements that reduce stress and bring harmony to your life.
Operates the overhead screens and sound system for the church. Time Commitment - One Mass/week.
Seats the assembly and gathers the Offertory. Time commitment - One Mass/week.
Through this ministry we hope to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life.