Ministries

Ministries

Here below you find a list of all the ministries that are available in St. Philip Neri - St. Albert the Great Parish. Just scroll down to the ministry you are interested and you will find the contact person and the contact info. If you need more info just click on the ministry title and it will take you to the desired web page.

ACTION Youth Ministry

Cathy Morales

SPN/SA, 373-5216

"ALAMEDA CATHOLIC TEENS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD" is a ministry that reaches out to the Teens in Alameda. Part of the Youth Ministry program of St. Philip Neri – St. Albert the Great! Download the Confirmation Packet HERE!

 

Adult Formation

AFF Team

SPN/SA, 373-5205

Each of us, as Baptized Catholic Christians received the gift of Faith in our Baptism. As Baptized Catholic Christians, we are stewards of this great gift of Faith. We nurture our faith through Bible studies, prayer groups, lecture series, workshops and other ongoing faith formation opportunities.

 

Advent Giving Tree

Dee Connolly

SPN/SA, 510 373 5205

This ministry makes the holidays brighter for many people. Parishioners take ornaments placed on the giving tree and brings back the gifts with the ornaments attached. The beneficiaries are those really in need at the Mercy Center, St. Vincent de Paul,, Womens's Shelter and the HIV-Aids patients.

 

Altar Servers

Chris Kanady @ SPN, 521-4149

Helen Ordinario @ SA, 769-1148

This ministry is a unique opportunity for our young girls and boys (4th grade - High school) to engage the Mass on a deeper level. Our altar servers become familiar with the parts of the Mass, the dignity of the Mass and their own role in helping the priest lead the assembly in the highest prayer of the Church  Our altar servers learn to respect God, His Church, the Ministers and the people of God in the community.

 

Anointing of the Sick

Pastor @ SPN/SA, 373-5201

Associate @ SPN/SA, 373-5202

The pastoral care of the Sick and dying enables sick and homebound parishioners to receive the Sacrament of the Sick, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and/or the Sacrament of the Eucharist. If the parish priests are not available at the direct number please call the parish main number 3735200 and select the emergency option "0".

 

Asuchillo

Kris and Frank Matarese

SPN, 522-1144

Asuchililo is a small village in El Salvador, Central America that is extremely poor. The Ministry of "Asuchillo" to our sister parish has provided the people of that village with working, clean running water, a new church and most recently we are focusing on providing the funds necessary for children to attend Middle school and High School.

 

Baptism Preparation Ministry

Jessica Velasquez

SPN/SA, 373-5230

Registered parents who intent to baptize their child are first interviewed by the parish priest. The Baptism preparation class is to prepare parents and godparents for the the baptism of their child.New Cathechists are welcome and training is provided.

 

BINGO

Margaret Mariani

SPN, 373 5230

Our weekly Bingo (Tuesday evenings from 6:00PM - 9:00 PM) is a great way to get to know people in our community, have some fun and support our parish shool. Please contact Margaret Mariani for an opportunity to volunteer.

 

Boy Scouts (Troop 78; 11-17 Yrs)

Rick Jones

SPN, 521-1170

Troop 78, the Boy scout program builds mature, confident and dedicated youth in the community; offering them opportunities to achieve great accomplishments which they will carry with them for a lifetime.

 

Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina

Tom Lewellyn

SA, 865-8341

Lectio Divina is a slow, contemplative praying of the scriptures. (1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:30PM in the St. Albert's Rectory) Time set aside in a special way for lectio divina enables us to discover in our daily life an underlying spiritual rhythm.

 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Jesus Romero

SPN/SA, 373-5218

This ministry is offered to childen ages four to nine. They sit with their families in church when they first arrive. Prior to the readings they are led to the rectory basement by adult leaders. They follow the readings from the lectionary for children and participate in the related activities.

 

Children’s Faith Formation

Jesus Romero

SPN/SA, 373-5218

The faith formation of our children is essential, and the CFF program in our parishes is a priority. In this program the catechists meet with and catechizes Catholic children who attend public schools. We meet every Sunday morning at 10:15AM, from mid September - mid May. There is an ongoing need for classroom aids, substitutes and support staff.

 

Confirmation

Cathy Morales

SPN/SA, 373-5216

This is a two year program open to all teens in the 8th, 9th and 10th grade. Teens in this program are also invited to be part of the ACTION youth ministry program. Download the Confirmation Packet HERE!

 

Cub Scouts (Pack 78; 7-10 years)

Henry Ramos

SPN, 865-1374

SPN has been supporting Cub Scouts since 1978. With various activities the young boys learn to reach out through different programs to those in need while growing in leadership and maturity.

 

Directions for our times

Roberta Shomon

SPN, 521-4478

DOFT - is an extention of the lay apostolate developed by the lay apostle, "Anne". It is a faith renewal program based on the eight-book collection entitled "The Volumes". Interesed individuals may join to experience the graces, the wisdom and the direction in these volumes.

 

Electronic Giving

Mary Ann Bachmann

SPN, 373-5215

Our Parish offer a simple and safe method of making offertory contributions via automatic payment program. It is simple, but you need to fill the EFT form available at the office.

 

Eucharistic Adoration

Mary Reiser

SPN, 522-4577

Celebrated each first Friday, the adoration extends from 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM and is concluded by Benediction. Volunteers sign up in advance, and make a commitment to spend some time before the Blessed Sacrament.

 

Eucharist Ministers of the Holy Communion

Nancy Fiebelkorn @ SPN, 522-1612

Helen Ordinario @ SA, 769-1148

Eucharistic Ministers are lay persons who have received all three sacraments of initiation. Their role is to minister the Body and Blood of Chirist to the assembly at the celebrations. Training is required and classes are offered periodically throughout the year.

 

Eucharist Ministers to the Homebound

Joan Harris @ SPN, 865-6544

Helen Ordinario @ SA, 769-1148

The Eucharistic Ministry to the homebound and nursing homes is a wonderful way to stay in touch with members of our parish community who are unable to attend the liturgies. Training is required and classes are offered periodically throughout the year.

 

Facilities (Buildings and Grounds)

Nick Pereira

SA 522-1498

This committee helps the pastor with facilities issues and proposes reccomendations concerning repairs and maintenance.

 

Finance Council

Sandy Goya

SPN/SA, 814-0404

The Finance Council assists the Pastor in the administration of the temporal goods of the parish. Appointed by the pastor, the committe prepares the annual parish budgets, monitors the financial position of the parish and submits annual financial report to the community.

 

First Reconciliation and Eucharist

Anne Gooch

SPN/SA, 373-5218

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is a two-year program. It is customary that children begin prepartation for the sacraments in the first grade and receive the sacraments in the second grade. Sacramental preparation for older children is also provided.

 

Fun Fair

Mary Miranda

SPN/SA 373-5230

The Annual Fun Fair held in September in one of the major undraiser that supports urparish and school. Organized by families and run by volunteers, it becomes a great moment in community building.

 

Funerals

Pastor @ SPN/SA, 373-5201

Associate @ SPN/SA, 373-5202

The faith of the Christian community in the resurrection of the dead brings support and strength to those who suffer the loss of those whom they love. At the time of death, please contact the parish. The family will be involved in the planning of the funeral rites.

 

Hospitality Ministry

Knights of Columbus

SPN, 373-5217

Our Hospitality teams provide donuts, coffee and fruit every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month for the 9:00AM Mass at St. Philip Neri. Please join us! We are looking for volunteers.

 

Girl Scouts

Jennifer Lisanti

SPN, 748-0620

There are several active groups including Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette scouts affiliated with SPN-SA. Participation begins in kindergarten. Volunteer opportunities are available.

 

Greeters

Sandra Manzo @ SPN, 373-5230

Mary Lee @ SA, 521-8925

They are the ones who make you feel at home when you come to the church for any celebration. Smiling, happy and hospitable members are needed at every Celebration to greet as they come to worship with our community.

 

Italian Catholic Federation (ICF)

Dave Rose

SPN, 703-2781

The ICF branch 10 is a family oriented, non-profit fraternal organization dedicated to promoting activities that build family spirit and bring together men an women of all ages. ICF is great example of the laity's participation in the apostolic mission of the Catholic Church.

 

Knights of Columbus

Dennis Valerio

SPN, 522-4747

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal organization. Its purpose is to provide spiritual support and development to its members and to aid the parish and the community through various works of charity and fundraising activities. Enrollement open to men 18 or older.

 

Lay Carmelites (Third Order)

Sally Lancaster

SPN, 521-5508

The members, in response to a special call from God, freely and deliberately promise to live the evangelica life in the spirit of the Carmelite Order and under its direction.

 

Lectors

Sue Hansen-Heeg @ SPN, 682-5186

Helen Ordinario @ SA, 769-1148

A Lector is one who is called to proclaim the Word of God at the Eucharist and at other liturgical celebrations. Training is provided and they serve on a schedule coordinating with the ministry head.

 

Legion of Mary

Hermie Camerino

SPN/SA, 769-2953

This is a lay organization and the members serve the church on a voluntary basis throughout the world. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals.

 

Liturgy Planning committee

Diane Bustos

SPN/SA, 521-4085

With the mission to enhance the spiritual life of our parish through preparation and coordination of its liturgies, this committee studies the liturgical documents of the church as they find the right way to impliment it in the community through the celebrations.

 

Music Ministry

JaNet Hancock

SPN/SA, 373-5219

Individuals, adults, youth or children with a common bond - a Love for music. Their sacrifice and dedication to share their talents with the community makes our liturgies more solemn and enjoyable.

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena

Becky Pang

SA, 523-5240

Through this devotion the members pay tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary in asking for her assistance. This is a prayer group who gather regularly on Wednesdays, 7:00 PM at St. Albert's.

 

Our Lady’s Prayer Group

Josephine and Paul Hsue

SA, 769-6024

Very similar to the Perpetual help, this devotion to the Blessed Virgin is manifested through popular devotions like the Holy Rosary and other marian prayers.

 

Pastoral Council

Lynn Arucan

SPN/SA, 865-8341

This is one of the most vital and important Ministries in our parish. Consists of a group of elected and appointed members. The Council works in collaboration with the Pastor to develop and implement a pastoral plan based on the parish's Mission Statement for the community.

 

Prayer and Meditation

Maria Kerosky

SA, 522-0182

The prayer and meditation group is linked with the World Community for Christian Meditation. The spirituality similar to "monastery without wall" is lived in the daily practice of meditation.

 

Respect for life

Chris Kanady

SPN, 521-4149

This ministry focuses on increasing the awareness of the dignity and sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. Helps parents facing a crisis pregnancy and educational programs which addresses various issues.

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Suzy Silva

SPN, 373-5217

RCIA as commonly known, is a program for adults who inquire, learn about the Catholic faith and become a member of the Catholic community.

 

Rosary Makers

Helen Ordinario

SA, 769-1148

Helen Ordinario would lead the group in teaching to make Rosaries to be sent to the mission areas of the world.

 

Sacristans

JoAnn Dorn @ SPN, 523-9742

Maria Femminis @ SA, 523-8361

They are those who generously offer their time and talent for the preparation of the Church for the various celebrations.

 

School (Athletic Board)

Michelle Shaffer

SPN, 701-2016

Composed of Volunteer parents, the school principal and the pastor. The School children are offered opportunities to participate in the various sports events throughout the Diocese.

 

School (Parent Teachers Group)

Mary Miranda

SPN, 521-0787

This group coordinates functions that enhance the learning environment at SPN School. These include social events, community outreach programs, fundraising activities and opportunities for parents and guardians to participate in various school events.

 

School (School Board)

Mike McGinty

SPN, 748-6869

It is an advisory board to the Principal and Pastor and is composed of elected members from the school community. They aid and advise the administration of the school in areas such as finance, public relations, long range planning and technology.

 

SPREAD (Special Religious Development)

Roberta Shomon @ SPN, 521-4478

Susie Howard @ SA, 865-7446

The SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT staff works with our deanery wide community to welcome and to integrate persons with developmental disabilities into the faith community.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Donna Watson

SPN/SA, 769-6341

It is an iternational Catholic organization of lay persons who seek, in a spirit of justice andcharity and by a pperson-to-person involvement to help those who are suffering. Helps in caring for the needs of those in financial crisis within our parish and in the larger community.

 

Stewardship Committee

Janice Nelson @ SPN, 522-6751

Lea Murphy @ SA, 523-6904

Stewardship involves living one's Time, Talent and Treasures in the light of the Gospel principles, inviting thus the whole community to fulfill the parish mission.

 

Ushers

Fred Murray @ SPN, 523-1369

Nick Pereira @ SA, 522-1498

Theses ministers of hospitality are a symbol of service for both parishioners and visitors during Mass. They are there to greet and welcome, to seat the people, to assist with the collection and in the commuion traffic flow and are always ready to handle any emergencies.

 

Wedding Ministry

Gina Foster

SPN, 373-5212

Marriage is Catholic Sacrament and a very important occasion in the life every person. Arragements should be made at least 6 months in advance. The wedding planner assists the couple in the process of preparation and coordinates with the parish priest who officiates the sacrament.

 

Outreach Ministry

Lea Murphy @ 521-9358

Jane Hageman @ 523-6904

It is asmall dedicated group of women and men who fund raise to pay for the weekly altar folwers. Conduct crab feed, bake sales, holiday sale and annual garage sale. Additional funds raised goes to the benefit of the parish.

 

Youth Stewardship

Cathy Morales

SPN/SA, 373-5214

It's the Youth reachout program of the Youth Ministry. Exploring the service opportunities that help youth become aware and at the same time disposed to help those in need in our neighborhood.

 

 

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