Ministries

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Adult Bible Study - Great Adventure Series

Studies Scripture following a structured series of lessons, group discussion and enriching DVD.

Adult Faith Formation Ministry - Adult Faith Life Committee

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).

Altar Linens Ministry

Launders and irons the altar linens and rotates duties on a weekly basis.

Altar Servers Ministry

Prepares and involves both adults and youth to assist the priest during mass.

Baptism Preparation Ministry

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.

Baptismal Garments Ministry

Makes white stoles for Baptisms. Time commitment - As needed.

Bereavement

Offers grief support in the role of discipleship to help those who are mourning.

Bible Study & Faith Sharing (Tues 9:30-11:00am)

Studies Scripture in relation to coming Sunday mass readings while sharing personal faith journey with the group.

Boy Scouts of America

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

Building & Maintenance Ministry

Provides input and physical participation to maintain a facility that is safe and in good repair

Catholics Returning Home Ministry

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 - Kindergarten through 5th Grade Ministry

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.

Christmas Basket Ministry

An annual parish-wide ministry which distributes gift baskets of food and presents to qualified families from our parish and wider Orangevale community.

Communications MInistry

Maintains the Divine Savior website so that it is an engaging, up-to-date website with accurate information utilizing state of the art technology.

Confirmation Preparation for Adults Ministry

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.

Confirmation Preparation for Youth Ministry

This ministry prepares youth in grades 8th & 9th for the sacrament of Confirmation.

Cub Scouts of America

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.

Cursillo

Provides a three day learning and sharing experience in living as a Christian in today's world.

Environment Ministry

Prepares the church with decorations seasonally, and creates altar floral decorations weekly.

Eucharistic Ministry

Assists in the distribution of the Eucharist at Saturday & Sunday Mass. Time commitment - Two masses per month.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation Ministry

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.

Fundraising: Treasure Fest

Collects, stores and prepares salable items for the day of the Treasure Fest Sale held each August.

Fundraising: Crab Feed

Plans and presents the annual crab feed and silent auction held in the Multi-Purpose Bldg.

Funeral Receptions

Prepares and serves food for families of deceased parishioners and members of the community following the funeral.

Greeter Ministry

Welcomes the parishioners and visitors before each Sunday Liturgy.

Guadalupe Group Ministry

Arranges Hispanic Liturgies and ethnic activities.

High School Life Teen (9th -12th grades) Ministry

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.

Hospitality Ministry

Coordinates volunteers to bring cookies and fruit for all Sunday masses.

Knights of Columbus

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.

Lay Salvatorians (Society of The Divine Savior)

Spreads the good news of the Savior by all ways and means. Thirteen study modules prepare a candidate for full membership as a Salvatorian.

Lectors Ministry

Proclaims the Word of God from Scripture at mass. Time commitment-One Mass/month, or less.

Lent & Advent Study Group

Studies Scripture as married couples, meeting in each others' homes on Thursday evenings during Lent and Advent.

Loaves & Fishes Ministry

Participates in the Loaves and Fishes Meal Program once a month at the center, 1300 North C Street, Sacramento.

Manna Ministry

Provides meals to those in emergency need for one time or longer.

Marriage Preparation Ministry

This multi-faceted program is designed to guide and support engaged couples planning to be married at Divine Savior Church.

Middle School EDGE Ministry (6th - 8th Grades)

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.

Ministry to the Homebound

Serves the homebound by bringing Communion and prayer to the infirm at-home and those living in elder care facilities.

Moving on Fellowship

Takes up where, after 6 sessions, Bereavement(Grief Support)Ministry leaves off. Offers a casual transitional group setting with real encouragement.

Music Ministry (Saturday 4:30 pm; Sunday 7:45, 9:30, 11:30 am and 5:00pm Masses)

Provides music and song for Liturgy. Time commitment - Two times per week, per choir.

Newcomers' Welcoming Ministry

Contacts and welcomes new members to our Divine Savior community and offers friendly support

Pledge Drive Ministry (Active only during A Pledge Drive)

Meets with parish members to mutually support a formal pledge campaign to a designated goal. This Ministry is only active during a fund drive.

R.C.I.A. (Adapted for Children and Teens) Ministry

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.

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Ministry

RCIA invites anyone who is interested in being initiated into the Catholic Church or to complete their initiation into the church.

Rosary Prayer Group Ministry (Sunday after 7:45 Mass, approx. 9:00 AM)

Prays the rosary weekly for the community intentions, priestly vocations, souls in Purgatory,and personal intentions. Time: 20 minutes.

Rosary Prayer Group Ministry (Thurs. 6:30 - 7:00 pm)

Prays the rosary weekly for the needs of the parish and the community. Thursdays, 6:30pm -7pm.

Social Justice Ministry

Practices Catholic Social Justice for the poor, the needy, and the oppressed.

Spiritual Enrichment Book Group for Women

Discusses books of spiritual content, sharing insights, learning together.

Sunshine Ministry

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.

Tai Chi Chih (Joy Through Movement)

Teaches a series of bodily postures and movements that reduce stress and bring harmony to your life.

Tech Team Ministry (Front End Tech or Back End Tech)

Operates the overhead screens and sound system for the church. Time Commitment - One Mass/week.

Ushers Ministry

Seats the assembly and gathers the Offertory. Time commitment - One Mass/week.

Vocations Ministry

Through this ministry we hope to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

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