RCIA (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS) - is the process by which non-Catholics enter the Catholic Faith. To become a Catholic, one must understand the teachings of the Church, believe in those teachings, and be a baptized Catholic. If someone is not baptized, through RCIA they will learn the tenants of the Catholic Faith and conclude their journey with the reception of the Sacrament of Baptism into the Church. If someone was baptized as a Protestant, they will study the teachings of the Catholic Faith in RCIA and conclude their journey with their entrance into the Church. The Church welcomes those who want to join themselves to Christ through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist in the Catholic Church. Please call Cindy McMullen 471-6658.
ALTAR SERVERS - Any parishioner fourth grade or older can become an altar server and assist the priest at Mass. The sign ups and training begin in the spring.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION - Individuals commissioned by the Church to distribute Holy Communion at Masses and to home bound parishioners. Please call the basilica office 472-8551.
LECTORS - Parishioners responsible for reading the Scriptures at Mass. Please call the basilica office 472-8551.
MUSIC MINISTRY - All are welcome! Please see our web page Music for more information.
USHERS - An individual who helps seat parishioners, collects the offertory and distributes the bulletins. If you would like to help with this ministry please call the office 472-8551.
EVENING FOR WIDOWS - Welcome to an evening of friendship and support that begins after Saturday, 4PM Mass in the basilica hall. Please check the bulletin for dates.
LEGION OF MARY - Our members participate in the parish through visiting families, the sick, and the elderly both in their homes and in hospitals and care centers. The Legion of Mary meets weekly and seeks to have a balance of prayer and visitations. We meet every Wednesday morning, following the 7:30AM Mass. For more information please call Mary 886-5489.
THE PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY meets various times during the month in the Basilica Hall. Knitting and crocheting shawls with care and love to give to those who need comfort. Prayers and blessings are knitted into each shawl. Please see the bulletin for dates and times. All are welcome to come pray and stitch. Anyone needing a shawl call