congregation of faith
Our Lady of Perpetual Help and St. John the Apostle Catholic Churches
The Altar Server Ministry is to develop young members of the parish to assist the clergy in giving honor to God in the liturgies of the church. Training of both current and new altar servers is scheduled on a regular basis. Servers must have made their First Communion, currently be enrolled in the parish’s religious education program with regular attendance as well as regular attendance at weekend Mass. For information on OLPH Altar Serving, please contact Laurie at 979-798-0982. For information on SJA Altar Serving, contact Mary at 979-824-1747. For information on OLPH (Spanish) Altar Serving, contact Rosario at 979-548-3614.
Angel Tree Christmas Ministry
A Youth and Parish sponsored ministry that provides gifts and food to those in need at Christmas. For more information on this ministry, contact the church office at 979-548-2020 ext. 4.
Art and Environment
This committee works behind the scenes to create an environment that support, stimulate, inspire and focus the assembly’s experience of the Church in Liturgy. For information on OLPH Arts and Environment, contact Rosario at 979-548-3614. For information on SJA Arts and Environment, contact Theresa at 979-345-4870.
This group, with parishioner assistance, plans, prepares and serves a meal for the family and guests whom have lost loved ones. For more information on OLPH Bereavement Committee, contact Angie at 979-548-2883. For more information on SJA Bereavement Committee, contact Theresa at 979-345-4870. For more information on OLPH (Spanish) Bereavement Committee, contact Jessica at 979-549-1818.
The Building committee is responsible for assisting the priest during periods of expansion and construction.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas: Court Our Lady Queen of Hope #2289
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) is the largest international organization of Catholic women in the world and was organized in 1903 by the Knights of Columbus. Their motto is: Unity and Charity. The purpose of the organization is to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engages in creative and spiritual programs, which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their special God-given talents in a meaningful way to positively influence the welfare of the Church and all peoples throughout the World. CDA strives to enhance the spiritual life of its members and encourages them to share their talents and experiences in service to others through projects and activities that raise money for charitable causes. Court Our Lady Queen of Hope #2289 meets the 4th Tuesday of every month, except during the summer, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Brazoria. This local court membership is comprised of ladies from St. Joseph's, St. John the Apostle and Our Lady of Perpetual Help. For more information on Catholic Daughters of America, contact Mamie at 979-548-2240.
Parishioners are invited to enjoy coffee, doughnuts, and fellowship while meeting new members of the parish families after morning Mass. Dates to be announced in bulletin.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers have the special privilege of assisting the clergy in the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass. Ministers serve God's people by bringing the Eucharist to the hospitalized, the shut-ins and those living in nursing homes. For more information, contact Linda at 979-345-5288.
Feed My Lambs
This is a "Summer Lunch Ministry" that provide lunches each Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the Summer months. OLPH is responsible for making sandwiches, filling bags, providing cookies and delivering the lunches on Wednesday. SJA is responsible for making sandwiches, corn dogs, hot dogs or burritos, filling bags and providing homemade cookies on Mondays. For more information on OLPH Feed My Lambs, contact Lisa at 979-345-3183. For more information on SJA Feed My Lambs, contact Linda at 979-345-5288.
The Parish Financial Committee advises the Pastor in administration and stewardship of finances, budget, facilities and long range financial planning. For information on OLPH Finance Commitee, contact Glenn at 979-798-7019. For information on SJA Finance Commitee, contact Frank at 979-345-5288.
This group maintains the function and beauty of our parish facilities. For more information on OLPH General Maintenance, contact Felix at 979-548-2240 or Rodrigo of AR Lawn Service at 979-248-0921. For information on SJA General Maintenance, contact Herb at 979-345-2242.
This group of men, women and youth of the parish foster devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe through prayer, education, social ministry and help the needy. For more information contact Emelia at 979-647-4144.
The Hispanic Ministry acts as a transforming agent for Hispanic Catholics. They are responsible for implementation and coordination of pastoral care to the Hispanic population in the parish. For more information, contact Rosario at 979-548-3614.
Hospitality (Ushers and Greeters)
These parishioners welcome all into the church with warmth and hospitality to make them feel included and important to our parish family. They take up the collection, distribute bulletins and select parishioners to carry the gifts to the altar. They are an essential part of the worship. For information on 8:30 a.m. OLPH Hospitality, contact the church office at 979-548-2020. For information on 12:30 p.m. OLPH Hospitality, contact Elias at 979-345-7815.
Knights of Columbus: Council 8548
The Knights of Columbus is a service organization founded by Father Michael J. McGivney. This organization is based on the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Making sure the Catholic Church remains vigorous and undiminished is one of the primary missions of the Knights of Columbus. They are an international fraternal and service organization for Catholic men. For information, contact Felix at 979-215-1299.
Ladies Altar Guild (SJA) and Ladies Altar Society (OLPH)
The purpose of these groups is to promote true Christian charity, the true love of God and our neighbor, Christian family life, frequent attendance at Mass and reception of the Holy Eucharist. They also provide charitable assistance by holding fundraisers throughout the year and take care of the immediate needs of the Sanctuary. All Parish women are members. For more information on Ladies Altar Society, contact Janie at 979-548-2165. For more information on Ladies Altar Guild, contact Linda at 979-345-5288.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God with reverence and dignity at Sunday Masses as well as solemnities, feasts and other liturgical celebrations. For more information contact Linda at 979-345-5288. For more information on OLPH (Spanish) Lectors, contact Yolanda at 979-240-9312.
Legion of Mary
Frank Duff founded the Legion of Mary in 1921, in the Archdiocese of Dublin. Legionnaires render services to every person, who is the image of Christ, with the spirit and solicitude of Mary. One of the primary functions is to bring the Eucharist to the sick, homebound and those living in nursing homes. For more information on the OLPH/SJA Legion of Mary, contact Linda at 979-345-5288. For more information on OLPH (Spanish) Legion of Mary, contact Rosario at 979-548-3614.
Let's Do Lunch-SJA
Parishioners are invited to enjoy a covered dish meal and fellowship after Sunday Mass. Dates are announced in the weekly bulletin.
This ministry provides musical leadership, which is active and conscious participation of the assembly at weekend liturgies and special liturgical celebrations. For information on this ministry, contact Choir Director OLPH/SJA - 5:00 pm Mary at 979-548-3125, OLPH - 8:30 am Betty at 979-548-3627, SJA - 10:30 am Shirley at 979-345-5744 and Peggy at 979-345-4939, or OLPH (Spanish) Juan at 979-548-5995.
The Pastoral Council is established by the pastor to assist in any advisory role concerning the mission and the future of the church. For information, contact Fr. Preston at 979-548-2020.
A Quinceanera is a celebration of a girl's fifteenth birthday. It marks the transition from childhood to young adulthood. For information on Quinceaneras, contact Yolanda at 979-240-9312.
This group is committed to promoting life from the womb to natural death. The group also promotes and teaches Natural Family Planning. For more information on Respect Life, contact the church office at 979-548-2020.
Sacred and Safe Environment
The Office of Safe Environment is committed to maintain a safe environment for children and youth. Our mission is to ensure the safety of children and young people who have been entrusted to our care in our parishes, schools, religious education classes, and other programs. We assist parishes and schools in understanding and implementing the USCCB's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. This includes criminal background check screening and training in recognizing and reporting child abuse to appropriate civil and church authorities. You may hear Safe Environment referred to as Protecting God’s Children or VIRTUS Training. This is a sexual abuse prevention program for children and youth in grades K-12, continuing the efforts first begun on September 1, 2011, in compliance with the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. Cardinal DiNardo has directed that every parish in the Archdiocese implement Sacred & Safe, a program which provides faith-based safe environment lessons for children and youth in kindergarten through the 12th grades. This annual program provides one grade-specific lesson each year to help children and young people develop the skills to protect themselves from sexual abuse. An essential parent component complements the grade-specific lessons. The Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization oversees the formation process. For more information on Sacred and Safe Environment, contact Lisa at 979-319-0822.
These people assist in the preparation of mass and assure the smoothest flow of the celebration. For more information on OLPH Sacristans, contact Rosario at 979-548-3614. For more information on SJA Sacristans, contact Peggy Barak at 979-345-4939. For more information on OLPH (Spanish) Sacristans, contact contact Rosario Borrego at 979-548-3614.
S.O.A.R. - Seniors On A Roll
A social club for seniors over 55 years of age who gather together once a month for games, pizza, outings, covered dish luncheons and fellowship. For more information, contact Jeanmaire at 979-647-4820.
St. Vincent De Paul Society
This society gives temporary assistance to needy families within our boundaries. Persons or families in need should call the parish office. A volunteer will return your call. Funds are raised through several yearly collections. For more information, contact Susan at 979-345-4999.
The Youth Ministry is dedicated to providing a comprehensive program to meet the needs of Junior and Senior High School youth. The program’s activities assist the youth in connecting faith and real life while reinforcing Catholic values. For more information, contact Gina at 979-417-1746.