Parish Life

“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42).

Ours is a faith that is lived in a variety of ways, seeking to improve the lives of people. What follows are some means to accomplish this at Little Flower.

ACTS Retreat

Serves: adult Parishioners
Purpose/Responsibilities: provide a weekend retreat experience (men’s and women’s) that leads to greater engagement in parish life and ministry
Contact: Sister Marilyn Marie Ellerbrock | 419.537.6655 or


Altar Rosary Society

Serves: All women of the parish
Purpose/Responsibilities: various spiritual, educational and social offerings along with service in ministries such as sacristans, welcoming new members, etc.
Contact: Carrie Billick | 419.867.8064


Art & Environment Team

Serves: Parish
Purpose/Responsibilities: decorates the church for various feasts and seasons throughout the year
Contact: Tom Williams | 419.537.6655 or

Athletic Activities

Serves: school-age parishioners
Purpose/Responsibilities: provides support for sports: soccer, football, cross country, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, track, T-ball and various intramural sports
Contact: Maureen Bishop | 419.531.1907

 


Bingo

Serves: Open to the public
Purpose/Responsibilities: provides Tuesday night Bingo in a smoke-free environment beginning at 6:30 pm for the benefit of Little Flower Parish. Volunteers are needed
Contact: Richard McGee | 419.535.5673


Boy Scouts

Serves: boys 11-18 years old | Parishioners and St. Benedict Catholic School students
Purpose/Responsibilities: develop individual character through outdoor activities involving working together and becoming self-sufficient in the Boy Scout tradition
Contact: Jim Bishop | 419.531.1907 or Pat Pierce | 419.531.7547


Choir/Music Ministry (See Liturgical Ministries)


Cub Scouts

Serves: boys 7-10 years old | Parishioners and St. Benedict Catholic School students
Purpose/Responsibilities: encourage a Christian attitude both physically and spiritually through a family oriented organization with parent/son participation
Contact: Aby Sadowy | 419.509.0327


Facilities

Serves: Parish
Purpose/Responsibilities: ensure proper maintenance of buildings and grounds, initial study of major repairs and renovations, safety inspections. Members are appointed by the Pastor
Contact: Liz Stieber | 419.537.6655 or


Funeral Luncheon Ladies

Serves: families of parishioners who have died
Purpose/Responsibilities: provide a setting for a funeral luncheon in conjunction with caterer/family members who provide food
Contact: Vi Kwapich | 419.866.1638


Grounds Committee

Serves: parish
Purpose/Responsibilities: care for the parish grounds
Contact: Liz Stieber | 419.537.6655 or or


Haiti Ministry

Serves: sister parish in Haiti
Purpose/Responsibilities: coordinate Little Flower Parish’s connection and support efforts for St. Joseph Parish in Pestel, Haiti, as well as ministries of the Sisters of St. Francis there
Contact: Marianne Hassen | 419.345.7645


Little Flowers Girls’ Club

Serves: girls five years and older and their mothers
Purpose/Responsibilities: strive to bring the Catholic faith alive and inspire girls to become authentic Catholic women through learning about Catholic virtues, saints, Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Contact: Lisa Zatko, 419-297-5415


Liturgical Ministries

Serves: parish
Purpose/Responsibilities:
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist: distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass, take
Communion to the homebound and to nursing home residents
Lectors: proclaim the scriptures at parish liturgies
Ministers of Hospitality: greet and welcome all who come to worship at Little Flower, fulfill the
duties of ushers
Ministers of Music: sing or plan an instrument in one of the choirs, cantor at liturgy
Servers: assist the priest during liturgy
Contact: Tom Williams | 419.537.6655 or


Mailings

Serves: parish
Purpose/Responsibilities: help prepare parish mailings
Contact: Bobbi Rutkowski | 419.536.9058


Men’s Club

Serves: Men of the parish (18 years and older)
Purpose/Responsibilities: foster community spirit and friendship while providing fundraising activities (for parish and St. Benedict Catholic School)
Contact: Tom Coy | 419.535.3216


Men’s Night

Serves: adult men
Purpose/Responsibilities: offer monthly opportunities for faith enrichment and fellowship
Contact: Paul Figliomeni | 419.699.1458


Ministry to the Sick and Infirmed

Serves: parishioners who are sick and infirm
Purpose/Responsibilities: provide pastoral care for those in physical need through visits, prayer and bringing Communion. Due to privacy laws, someone must notify the parish of the need.
Contact: Parish Center | 419.537.6655 or


Mom’s Group – Bloom

Serves: Mothers and Grandmothers of all ages
Purpose/Responsibilities: offer a monthly gathering for support, growth in the faith and integration of faith and family. Childcare is provided for children under the age of three. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is provided for children ages 3-5.

Contact: Ann Francis | 419.842.8062


Newsletter

Serves: parishioners
Purpose/Responsibilities: provide a semi-annual communication regarding parish news and events
Contact: Sister Marilyn Marie Ellerbrock | 419.537.6655 or


Prayer Chain

Serves: all in need of prayer
Purpose/Responsibilities: offer prayer support to those in need; intentions are circulated through phone calls
Contact:  Parish Center | 419.537.6655


Sacristans

Serves: parish
Purpose/Responsibilities: take care of altar linens, candles, flowers, vessels and vestments
Contact: Bobbi Rutkowski | 419.536.9058


Saint Benedict Catholic School

Serves: families of Little Flower Catholic Parish and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish
Purpose/Responsibilities: provide a quality faith formation and educational program for children from preschool through grade 8
Contact: Martha Hartman | 419.536.1194


Simeon and Anna

Serves: those 60 years and older
Purpose/Responsibilities: offer a monthly luncheon and presentation, providing an opportunity for fellowship and education
Contact: Sister Marilyn Marie Ellerbrock | 419.537.6655 or

 


Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Serves: persons within the Little Flower Catholic Parish boundaries who are in need
Purpose/Responsibilities: provide food, clothing and limited help with utilities to those in need; volunteers welcome; contributions accepted from parishioners
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Contact: Dianne Brandt | 419.531.5268


Tarcisians

Serves: homebound parishioners and those in nursing homes
Purpose/Responsibilities: take Communion to those unable to come to Mass due to reasons of health
Contact: Sandie Roccia | 419.841.7616; Gerri Mouch | 419.531.8005


Young Adults

Serves: young adults between the ages of 18 and 35
Purpose/Responsibilities: provide Scripture sharing, service and social opportunities as a support and catalyst for more intentional discipleship
Contact: Sister Marilyn Marie Ellerbrock | 419.537.6655 or


Youth/Life Teen

Serves: high school youth
Purpose/Responsibilities: provide a parish-based Life Teen ministry, encouraging youth to embrace confidence in their understanding of the faith and compassion in their living it each day; meet each first and third Sunday for 5:30 p.m. Mass, dinner and fellowship, time to learn and discuss; volunteers are welcome to provide meals
Contact: Tom Williams | 419.537.6655 or