COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMISSION identifies and analyzes major social concerns in the parish and community. Programs emphasize ecumenical activities, social services and community ministries.
Angel Tree provides gifts to children whose parents are in prison. Julie Justice, 336-708-1131, email@example.com
Food Collection at Harris Teeter – 2x/year, in coordination w/Urban Ministry. Genie Petrangeli, 336-337-2481
Habitat for Humanity Crew provides lunch for Habitat workers 5 Saturdays per year. Lorraine Brown, 336-707-6976
Monthly Food Collection transports non-perishables collected at OLG to Urban Ministry. Louise Kemp, 336-294-2986
Night Shelter provides and serves a meal monthly. Volunteers cook, serve, and clean or just donate desserts, salads, bread and fruit are requested to supplement the dinner. Patty Jennings, 336-282-6847, firstname.lastname@example.org
Respect Life focuses on the awareness and advocacy of the sanctity of life. Special efforts are Respect Life Sunday, Life Chain & National Prayer Vigil for life. Contact the parish office 336-274-6520
Thanksgiving Food Baskets serves approximately 100 needy families. Parishioners donate non- perishable food items, bags are prepared and picked up by local ministries for distribution to families. Patty Jennings, 336-282-6847.
Transportation via Church Van Provides rides for parishioners who would otherwise be unable to attend Mass. Volunteer drivers take parishioners to and from the 11 AM Mass each Sunday. Transportation is also provided for UNCG students in need of a ride to church. Chris Frank, 336-315-8761, email@example.com
ECUMENISM COMMISSION Identifies programs to look for common ground in sharing faith within our community. Helps plan programs and prayer services. Cooperates with other local churches in their ecumenical programs. Fr Kowalski, 336-274-6520
EDUCATION AND FORMATION COMMISSION Programs to foster learning and spiritual growth in the Catholic faith.
Adult Catechesis and Youth Ministry: Amanda Mast 336-274-6520 ext 335, firstname.lastname@example.org; Director of Religious Ed Pre-K through Grade 8: Rachel Yarbrough, 336-274-6520 ext 333; email@example.com; Commission Chair: John Endredy, 336-202-9635, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Bible Studies contact Amanda Mast 336-274-6520 ext 335 for complete information and opportunities:
Read the Bible with Deeper Understanding with Father Kowalski Mondays 6:45-8PM in Room 1-3 of the Parish Life Center
Wednesday Morning Bible Study – Meets once a week September -May. All are welcome. Carolyn Gorga 336-855-5344
Baptismal Preparation Helps prepare parents for the baptism of their child. Call the Parish Office
Marriage Preparation for Engaged Couples – Prepares engaged couples for the Sacrament of Marriage. Call Parish Office.
Our Lady of Grace School Pre-K through 8th grade. Contact Joan Sloyan, 336-275-1522 ext 181, email@example.com
Our Lady of Grace School Parent Teacher Organization – Contact School Office 336-275-1522
Our Lady of Grace School Advisory Board-Contact School Office 336-275-1522
Pre-School, Elementary, Middle School Religious Education instruction for students not enrolled in Catholic School and preparation for the sacraments of Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Volunteers are needed to help in the classrooms. Rachel Yarbrough, 274-6520 x333, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Protecting God’s Children Workshops – All volunteers working with children are required to attend.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) RCIA provides information to people interested in the Catholic faith and prepares them for their entrance into the Church. Sponsors are needed. Amanda Mast, 274-6520 x335, email@example.com
Vacation Bible School & Totus Tuus – Offered 1 wk in the summer – Totus Tuus is an exciting for the youth. VBS for pre-school/K runs concurrently. Volunteers are always needed. Rachel Yarbrough, 274-6520 x333, firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Ministry – Wide variety of activities for our young people—spiritual Amanda Mast, 336-274-6520 x335, email@example.com
EVANGELIZATION AND COMMUNICATION COMMISSION Programs designed to reach out to the “un-churched,” and to inactive Catholics by conducting ongoing spiritual renewal in the parish. Parish Office: 336-274-6520.
LITURGY COMMISSION – All aspects of music, liturgy, and worship both in the Church and the School.
Cantor Proclaims Psalms and leads congregation in singing hymns and parts of the Mass.
Choirs (Adult/Youth) Serve at Mass September through June holy days.
Schola Cantorum Provides music for the Masses in the Extraordinary Form only.
Instrumental Group Provides instrumental music in the Sacred Liturgy. Andrew O’Connor, Organist & Choir Director, 274-6520 x330, firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Committee cleans the devotional areas of the church weekly. Janet Morrison, 584-7121, email@example.com
Altar Server Those in 4th grade or higher may serve. Catherine Rusch, 275-1522 x105, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Baptismal Bib Committee Barbara Small, 540-9574, email@example.com
Communion Linen Ministry cares for the small communion linens used at the Masses. Patty Jennings, 336-282-6847
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Contact the parish office at 274-6520.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to the Homebound Contact the parish office at 274-6520.
Lectors proclaiming the Scriptures at Holy Mass. Randal Romie, 336-285-7770
Ushers Welcome people to worship, assist with seating, Contact Deacon Mark, 336-274-6520 ext 310
Prayer Chain members are notified by email of prayer requests. Cindy O’Brien, firstname.lastname@example.org; Betty Doyle mailto:email@example.com
Rosary Prayer Group prays at 8 AM Saturdays (7:30 AM on First Saturdays) Anne Estes, 336-272-0331
PARISH LIFE COMMISSION supports and develops programs to promote family life. The primary focus is Christian living with opportunities for fellowship and stewardship.
Bake Shoppe Ministry provides baked goods when needed for parish events. Janet Morrison, 336-584-7121
Craft/Quilting Group make and sell crafts & homemade quilts to support OLG & other charities Barbara Small, 336-540-9574
Women’s Club is open to all women of Our Lady of Grace and meets once a month. Beth DePopas, 336-501-6529
Bereavement Committee contacts the family and provides a meal before or after the funeral. Elizabeth Ermis, 336-687-1997
Blood Drive Donors and Volunteer Helpers needed twice a year. Jaclyn King, 207-9473, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Wheels Senior Resources of Guilford County. OLG volunteers 2nd Monday. Hayley Saffer, 273-8298, email@example.com
Prayer Shawl Ministry There are several groups and times to select from. Kay Weiss, 676-5863, Judith Walsh, 697-1147
Greensboro Area Catholic Groups & Activities
Catholic Daughters of the Americas All Catholic women are invited to attend. Carol Kennedy 336- 510-7635
Knights of Columbus: Piedmont Council #939 Rich Stepnowski, 336-230-0511, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Charities—CC Greensboro Satellite Office: offers information and referrals regarding assistance to parishes and the community. Counselors provide individual and family counseling. The office is located at 2311 W. Cone Blvd., Ste. 145, Gso. Darlene Stanley, 288-1984, email@example.com
Greensboro Council of Catholic Women Unites Catholic women from the 5 Gso parishes. Joan Bradley,336- 547-6860
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration The Adoration Chapel at Maryfield Nursing Home in High Point is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for private devotion and prayer. All are welcome to visit the chapel or to become a committed Perpetual Adorer. Perpetual Adorers commit to the same hour each week for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Pennybyrn at Maryfield, 1315 Greensboro Rd., High Point, NC
St. Vincent de Paul Society The society is comprised of volunteers from all five parishes in Greensboro and presently operates out of St. Benedict Catholic Church. They provide financial assistance to those in need. In addition, volunteers pick up used furniture and appliances donated by individuals to be given to those families in need.
Walking with Purpose for Women personal study & small group discussion linking our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and Church.