The Ministries

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Altar Servers ~
Assist the clergy at the celebration of the Mass and other liturgical services. Servers must be in at least fifth grade.
Contact: Fr. Morrow 301-946-3636 ext. 4

Altar Society ~
Maintains the altar linens and the sanctuary of the church. Members also assist the Environment Committee with decorating the church for the various liturgical seasons.
Contact: Bernadette Monacelli 301-942-7337

Arimatheans ~
Serve at funerals and assist the priests with Mass. Contact: John Ebaugh, [email protected] Baptismal Preparation ~ To prepare parents who are seeking to have children below the age of reason (7 years old) baptized into the Catholic Faith. Classes are held monthly: in English, on the third Saturday, and in Spanish, on the first Monday and Friday.
Contact: Parish Office 301-946-3636

Bible Study ~ page
Directed towards adults and youth who have graduated high school. Explores the Bible to familiarize the participants with its structure and content.
Contact: Deacon Chaput 301-774-3156

Charismatic Prayer Group ~
This prayer group strengthens one’s spiritual life through prayer, joyful songs, teachings, meditation and sharing Faith in Jesus Christ. The group in English meets on Monday evenings, and the Spanish group meets on Tuesday evenings.
Tuesday (Spanish): Javiel Campos 301-536-7839
Friday (Spanish): Santos Castillo 301-340-7896

Community Café ~
This activity sponsored by the Spanish speaking community, takes place Sundays after 12:30 p.m. Mass. Volunteers prepare meals and desserts and offer them at a nominal price.
Contact: Fidel Granados 301-942-1810

CYO (Christian Youth Organization) ~
Athletic activities for elementary school children such as basketball, baseball, and soccer. Any child who is a registered member of the parish may participate. Contact: Emiliano Diaz 301-260-1966 Environment Committee ~ Activities include cleaning and maintaining of altar fixtures, linens, and flowers. Making church decorations for special seasons or as needed, and creating a worshipful and appropriate atmosphere in church for important liturgical seasons.
Contact: Deacon Chaput 301-774-3156

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist ~
Assist the clergy with the distribution of Holy Communion at Sunday and weekday Masses, and take Communion to the homebound.
Contact: Deacon Chaput 301-774-3156

Gabriel Project ~
Works with crisis pregnancy centers. Activities include helping those in crisis pregnancies through prayer, friendship, transportation, material donations, and baby showers. Contact: Budne Reinke 301-946-4815 Holy Name Society ~ Members assist the pastor with special projects as requested. Activities include bingo, ushering, Holy Hour and assisting with other parish activities.
Contact: Neil Reidy 301-949-7920

Home & School Association ~
Works to promote a sense of community among the faculty and families of SCL School. Assists with financial development programs for the school.
Contact: SCL School 301-946-1717

Homebound Ministry ~
Provides companionship to the homebound of our parish. Activities include reading to them, praying with them, a simple phone call, helping with shopping, providing rides to doctors, to Mass, helping with yard work and light cleaning.
Contact: Deacon Chaput 301-774-3156

Legion of Mary ~
Helps spiritual growth of its members and transmits it to others by praying the rosary. It meets every Wednesday and visits hospitals, jails, and all in spiritual need.
Contact: Santiago Tarroga (Spanish) 301-942-7249

Leisure Club ~
This is a social club. Activities include two meetings every month followed by refreshments and socializing; Saint Patrick’s Day celebration, Christmas luncheon; and day trips. Membership is opened to anyone 55 years or over.
Contact: Louis van den Bosch 301-438-1292

Liturgy Committee ~
Concerned with all aspects of all liturgies and para-liturgies. The committee strives to enhance all of our worship so that we may grow spiritually in Jesus Christ. There are several organizations involved in this most important aspect of our parish life.
Contact: Parish Rectory 301-946-3636

Marriage Encounter ~
Helps to make good marriages better by strengthening communications between spouses. Activities include an initial weekend followed by monthly meetings at members’ homes. (Spanish) Contact: Gloria y Baltazar Ortiz 301-933-7529 Marriage Preparation All couples who are planning to be married must participate in presentations designed to inform them of the sacred nature of this sacrament. The couple will attend a seminar consisting of talks, video presentations, and discussions to make them aware of their lifelong commitment to one another.
Contact: Priest or Deacon 301-946-3636 [email protected]

Music Ministry ~ page
Liturgical Choir offers to those with vocal talent the opportunity to add their voices to Satin Catherine’s music ministry at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Cantors may be anyone confident enough to lead the congregation in worship through song. Contemporary Ensemble is a group of musicians providing contemporary as well as traditional music at the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Youth Choir is a group of young people which accompanies the congregation at the 9:00 a.m. family Masses once a month. Schola Choir is a small ensemble of singers who perform sacred a capella literature and sings at carious parish liturgies throughout the year.
Contact: Kathy Fitzpatrick 201-332-7733

Parish Pastoral Council ~
Serves in an advisory capacity to the pastor and acts as the representative voice of the parishioners of Saint Catherine Labouré in the affairs of the parish. All parishioners over 18 years of age who are living in conformity with the laws of the Church are eligible to run in the elections held each year in April and May. Parish Council meetings, which are held on the third Monday of each month, are open to all parishioners to discuss concerns.
Contact: Parish Office

Pro-Life Committee ~
The purpose of the Pro-life committee is to promote respect for life from conception until natural death. Activities include annual March for Life, support of Gabriel Project fundraisers, occasional Archdiocesan projects and distribution of literature. All Parishioners of all ages can be members.
Contact: Budne Reinke 301-946-4815

Religious Education for Children, Youth, and Adults ~ website
This program is directed towards children and youth who attend public schools from pre-kindergarten, (age 3) through the high school years. Children are taught to understand and fully live their Catholic Christian Faith.
The program includes presentations by guest speakers, videos, and sharing of ideas. Designed for adults who need a basic knowledge of the Faith, to those who are seeking more advanced information.
Contact: Religious Education Office

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) & Rite of Christian Initiation of Children / Youth ~
Directed to all who are inquiring into the Catholic Faith. The presentations provide the candidates with a good understanding of the fundamentals of the Faith.
Contact: Religious Education Office,

Rummage Sale & White Elephant Sale ~
Coordinates collection of goods and oversees running of parish wide rummage sales, held several times a year.
Contact: Dorothy Pasqual

Saint Catherine Labouré School Board ~
Serves as an advisory board to the pastor and the school principal. The board recommends school policy such as tuition, volunteer hours, etc. Members are elected and appointed.
Contact: School 301-946-1717

SCL Lectors ~
Lectors read the Liturgy of the Word of God during Mass. This includes the first and second readings during Mass. Lectors must be practicing Catholics who have been Confirmed.
Contact: (English) Doug Curtis (English )301-933-5693
Gloria Quezada (Spanish) 301-946-0576

Social Concerns Committee ~
Involved in several outreach programs to those in need of financial, social and other help, both in the community of SCL and to the community at large.
Contact: Deacon Chaput 301-774-3156

Sodality of Mary ~
Fosters devotion to Christ and service to His Church following the examples of the Blessed Virgin Mary, accomplished through spiritual exercises and service projects for the benefit of the parish.
Contact: Mary Eileen Stevens 301-942-2479

Spring & New Year’s Dances ~
These two major fund raisers are organized by the Spanish speaking community. All are cordially invited to enjoy these Latin festivities.
Contact: Fidel Granados 301-942-1810

St. Lawrence Society & St. Catherine Society ~
Fellowship of single Catholic men and women, respectively, dedicated to growth and leadership through daily prayer, frequent Mass attendance, and spiritual reading. Each society meets monthly with Fr. Morrow for prayer, discussion, and dinner. Other events include the annual Epiphany Party and beach trip.
Contact: Fr. Morrow 301-946-3636 ext. 4

Ushers Society ~
To welcome members of the parish at church services. Activities include selecting gift bearers, collecting the offerings of the parishioners, directing parishioners in receiving the Holy Eucharist, distributing bulletins, offering escort service in seating parishioners, offering first aid assistance when required and maintaining a “lost & found” service.
Contact: George Whorral (English) 301-933-2862
Luis Portillo or Sonia Centeno (Spanish) 301-754-0933

Youth Ministry ~ website
To provide teenagers with a Christian environment in which they are encouraged to learn, serve, worship, and share. Activities include retreats, social events, service projects, worship and spiritual development. Meets every Friday during the school year (Wednesdays during the summer) from 7-9pm in the Russell Room. Open to all high school students.
Contact: Stephanie Soc 301-946-3636 ext. 24
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