Church Environment

The Church Decorating Group provides and places floral, wreath and other appropriate church decorations for special occasions and feast days such as Christmas and Easter.

Linens

The purpose of the Linens Group is to wash and iron the linens used at all the church Masses.

Liturgy Committee

Members of the Liturgy Committee plan the implementation of the instructions provided by Rome for the proper celebration of the Sacraments. They also plan the decorations for our worship spaces according to the liturgical season.

Catechist for Faith Formation

Faith Formation is a major parish mission that provides systematic, age appropriate opportunities for spiritual growth and enrichment to students, pre-school through grade twelve. Please consider becoming a catechist or catechist assistant by sharing your time and faith with children and youth of the parish.

Grieving Person’s Support Group

The Grieving Persons’ Support Group reaches out to comfort the grieving in our parish and surrounding community by sponsoring activities to support those who are experiencing grief that comes with the loss of a loved one.

Bereavement Committee

The Bereavement Committee assists grieving families with support, funeral arrangements and other detail planning that a grieving family needs when confronted with the death of a loved one. Also see Grieving Persons’ Support Group.

Funeral Reception Committee

The Funeral Reception Committee arranges a buffet reception following funeral services at Our Lady of the Fields. They provide a rewarding service that is deeply appreciated.

Holy Name Society

The Holy Name Society is an organization dedicated to being a vibrant ministry of the parish by promoting spiritual growth and service at Our Lady of the Fields. It is open to all members of the parish.

SAVE THE DATE!

Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 7am to 11am.

Enjoy Breakfast while you wait or by feeding the family.  The Holy Name Society will do the cooking, wash the dishes and clean up when you are finished.  Enjoy the morning Mass with your family.  Watch for more details.

Mom & Tots Group

The Moms & Tots Group brings together mothers and children (newborn through preschool) to share faith and friendship through meetings and activities. The group meets once a month at Church or homes.

Rosary Making Group

The Rosary Making Group makes rosaries and distributes them to the world missions. They provide the needed materials and instruct those who wish to help make them. Also, various members of this group keep alive a long standing tradition at Our Lady of the Fields by leading recitation of the rosary after daily Mass.

Cemetery Committee

The Cemetery Committee supervises the operation, record keeping systems and policies for Our Lady of the Fields Parish Cemetery. Thank you for honoring the birth of CHRIST by decorating your love ones final resting place.  Since the twelve days of Christmas are now pasted, you are requested to remove all the decorations, gifts and memorabilia.  It is very important to discard glass, breakable items or anything that if broken can cut or puncture, also, metal devices and special ornaments by the end of the month, Jan. 31, 2017. Your help and cooperation are appreciated.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee supervises and accounts for the income and expenses of the parish. They also advise and assist the pastor with parish financial matters.

Landscaping Committee

The purpose of the Landscaping Group is to create a setting for God’s House and a celebration of His gifts of beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs. We maintain a well groomed landscape around the church grounds that is attractive to parishioners and guests alike.

Office Coworkers

Parish Office Coworkers assist the office staff by performing clerical, secretarial and receptionist work in Our Lady of the Fields Parish Office on a fully voluntary basis.

Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council accepts responsibility with the pastor for the life and mission of our Church. As such, this Council acts as an authentic representative voice of the people of God (lay, religious and clerical) to the pastor. The council members are elected by vote of the parishioners.

Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality committee sponsors a social gathering in the Parish Center once a month after each Sunday Mass. Coffee, juice and doughnuts are served. It is an opportunity for parishioners to meet and get to know one another.

Social Activities Committee

The purpose of the Social Committee is to sponsor different events that will bring parishioners together in a social atmosphere. They sponsor such events as Friendship, Variety Show, Tea and Pot Luck Dinner.

Parish Festival Committee

The Parish Festival Committee provides an outdoor, fun filled entertainment event with refreshments for the entire parish. It is held annually in the fall on the church grounds.

Money Counters

Responsible for the entire process of money handling (counting money/checks to bank-ready deposit) at all Masses where collections take place.

Ministry of Care

We bring Holy Communion to those individuals who are not able to attend weekly Mass. If you or someone you know is unable to attend Mass and would like to receive Holy Communion at home, hospital, assisted living, nursing home or rehabilitation center, please call the parish office at 410-923-7060.

We also assist in celebrating the Anointing of the Sick at Mass four times a year.

The Ministry of Care is holding its quarterly meeting on Saturday, January 28th AM. We attend the 8:30 AM Mass and proceed to room 203 upon completion of the Mass. Our featured speaker will be Dr. Thomas Little, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation and Evangelization, who will talk about “Bearing the Healing Hospitality of the Lord.”  Breakfast will be available.

The purpose of the Ministry of Care  is to celebrate Communion of the Sick with parishioners who are unable to attend regular liturgy.  This ministry provides the sick and home-bound a sense of community and belonging. Everyone is invited to attend. POC Minerva Rivera, 443 739 8016.

Senior Committee

The Senior Committee sponsors social gatherings and activities. Encouragement and caring for all our senior members (65 and over) is our goal. Help is needed and training is available.

Care for Creation

A ministry to build community sharing Catholic Christian values. A ministry helping members to be more Christ-centered in living the Gospel message. A ministry to evangelize all brothers and sisters in caring for God’s creation. Click here to view the Care for Creation Page.

Fair Trade coffee, tea, chocolate will be sold hospitality Sundays.  Fair trade products guarantee a fair wage, upstart loans, community involvement for safe and clean water and sanitation, and compliance with child labor laws.  Our Fair Trade products are organic and the coffee beans are shade grown.  We are farmer and environmentally friendly.  Support environmental mantra reduce/reuse/recycle with Our Lady of the Fields Cares for Creation totes $2.50 and travel mugs $5.00 designed by Matthew Leone and Ben Neumann in faith formation.  Check us out at Our Lady of the Fields web site/We Serve/Our Parish/Care for Creation.  The next presentation on Pope Francis’s Encyclical Laudato Si will be February 4 at 9:15am in rooms 203 & 204.  Resurrection of Creation:  Building a Relationship with Others will be the topic lead by Dave Demers.

Vestment Maintenance

The Vestments and Maintenance Group keeps the albs of the altar servers clean and in good repair.