There are a number of organizations at St. Vivian Parish to get involved in…
Members are present to families and friends at the time of a death in the parish. These members will help in planning funeral liturgies, and are also present during the liturgy to assist grieving families and friends in any way needed to ensure all goes as smoothly as possible. A few more volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to assist with Bereavement, please contact Deacon Larry Maag (513-728-4331).
Get together with friends and play volleyball on Tuesday Nights. Call John Masten (821-4470) or Steve Mueller (821-5856) to find out more.
The St. Vivian Festival is held yearly on the third weekend in June. The festival is an opportunity to promote community at St. Vivian, while also offering an opportunity for fundraising. It is an excellent way to bring all facets of our parish together, while also allowing the parish to raise funds from outside the parish. A planning committee headed by a Festival Coordinator allows the many facets of the festival to be handled by several people, rather than having the burden of the full festival fall on one or two individuals. This sharing of responsibility also allows specific individual talents and gifts to be used where they are most needed. Regular meetings usually start after January and run through June, with dates and times to be determined by the planning committee. There are never enough volunteers, so we need as many as we can get. Volunteer positions include Coordinator, booth managers, booth workers, money handlers, labelers, etc. All jobs are important and there is a place for everyone!
This ministry collects donated food, toiletries, cleaning products, paper products and baby supplies at our monthly food drive for our St. Vincent de Paul Conference. These same items are collected at Easter and Christmas to support Mother of Christ Church and St. Vincent de Paul in Winton Hills. Two or three volunteers are needed for each monthly collection and as many as possible for the Christmas and Easter collections. Volunteers sort and box donated items and carry them to the breezeway or trucks for delivery. Time commitment is 30 minutes after the 9:30 Mass on the first Sunday of the month and about one hour for the Christmas and Easter collections.
This group cares for all flowers, plants and some shrubs on the church property. There are presently four retired men working spring, summer and fall, and three or four others who water regularly during that time. A few more men and women volunteers are needed.
The Needlecraft group makes hats, scarves, afghans and other warm items for the homeless and needy. All levels of talent are welcome! Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in Ursuline Hall from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Can’t make the meetings? You can work from home! Donations of yarn are also accepted. Call Joann Sanders at 513-931-5402 with questions.
This Ministry prays for those who request prayers. It is open to anyone who chooses to be on the prayer list or chain. The prayer chain prays for the person who calls in the request for special prayers or for whatever the need may be. The commitment for the volunteers depends on how long he or she prays per request. Volunteers in this ministry are asked to pray for the called in request and then call the next person on the prayer chain. If you would like someone to pray for you and/or your intentions, or would like to add your name to the group who pray, please text or call: Nancy at 513-378-7872; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may sign up online here.
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Rosary Altar Society
This society ministers to the “extra” needs of the parish. These include numerous activities such as making baptismal robes, presenting the annual May Crowning, and hosting a reception after the Easter Vigil. These are tasks that must be done, and the work of this group is a way of serving the Lord and our parish. Funds are sometimes raised for parish special needs. Meetings are held only for particular service projects. A mass is also celebrated each month for both the living and the deceased members of the society.
Cord/wire rosaries are hand-made and distributed to various mission stations in this country and overseas. Rosaries are made available to churches and hospitals. The goal is to promote devotion to the Blessed Mother and her Son. Meetings are held once a month. Rosaries are made mostly at our leisure time in our homes. This ministry is partially supported by donations and partially by making handmade ornate rosaries that are sold in the areas.
St. Patrick’s Day Committee
This group of dedicated and talented parishioners hosts a FUN raiser each year at the time of the famous Saint of the Irish in the form of a light-hearted stage production. This event is accompanied by a pot luck array of appetizers and desserts. The evening is purely to enhance fellowship and bring to the stage the many talented people of St. Vivian Parish. All those who love to perform, whatever the level of skill, are welcome to participate.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
SVDP assists families living within the boundaries of St. Vivian Parish that need help paying their utility bills or rent. Sometimes we advise on ways to economize and reduce expenses. We also provide food if requested. There are two meetings per month lasting about two hours. Members are assigned clients, and a home interview is required to assess need and determine amount of help available. For St. Vincent de Paul requests, please contact the parish office (513-728-4331).
Social Action Committee
This Committee works with the Social Action Commission of the Archdiocese and AMOS project to address social justice concerns such as parish life, health care and nutrition, climate change, jobs, foreclosures and immigration reform. The regular meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00-8:30 pm in the Gather Room; all are welcome.
The Spiritual Life Committee is a group dedicated to the continued growth of the spirituality of our parish community. The primary focus is to look at alternative ways to encourage the faith formation of our individual families, as well as our collective parish family. The group works in conjunction with the Education Commission to assist in the development and implementation of ideas discussed and approved through these commissions. This ministry encourages prayer for the parish and seeks out programs, speakers, retreats, missions, and concerts that may be of value to the parish. Such events are then planned and implemented. Volunteers require no experience but a desire to help further the spiritual growth of the parish community. Meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month, but please check the Event Calendar to confirm.
The purpose of the Welcome Committee is to offer greetings of the parish to newly registered parishioners. The committee makes personal visits and telephone calls and distributes welcome packets to new parish members. Such gestures provide both a sense of comfort in joining the parish and an opportunity to learn about the many parish spiritual, social, athletic and school activities and ministry opportunities. Volunteers with a friendly disposition are being sought. Approximately one hour a month would be required for involvement in this ministry.
Welcome Home Ministry
The Welcome Home Ministry consists of St. Vivian parish volunteers who provide support to inactive Catholics wishing to return to the practice of their faith. Our aim is to compassionately communicate with returning Catholics about their faith in a supportive environment where they are comfortable expressing their opinions. We all have unique faith stories that we can share. Come join our ministry and help us provide that listening ear that can reassure returning Catholics that we want them to come home.