Saint Ita Parish Ministries

Spiritual Life:

  • Divine Mercy Committee:  Spreads devotion to the Divine Mercy as revealed to Saint Faustina through regular parish recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Eucharistic Adoration and devotions.
  • Saint Clare Altar Society:  Cares for the Church’s art and environment, sacristy, altar linens, baptismal gowns and vestments.
  • Secular Franciscan Order: Founded by Saint Francis of Assisi, this branch of the Franciscan Order allows people to live Franciscan spirituality in their daily lives.
  • Legion of Mary:  A lay association of the faithful who combine a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and prayer with apostolic activity in the parish.

Parish Life:

  • Special Events Committee:   Promotes fellowship and stewardship by coordinating parish events such as The Tastes of Summer, the Fall Chili Cook-off, the Annual Spaghetti Dinner and the Fashion Show.
  • Tastes of Summer Committee:  Plans and orchestrates all the elements of the annual summer fundraising event – from set-up, to food booths, to entertainment, to take-down.
  • Animas Christi Youth Group:  For youths aged 12-17, Animas Christi offers fellowship, faith and fun in a relaxed setting after our Religious Education classes.
  • Saint Ita Parish Young Adult Group:  For young adults interested in fellowship and spirituality through social gatherings, service projects and faith formation.
  • Saint Joseph the Worker Guild: For people of all skill levels who are interested in helping to maintain the parish grounds and facilities
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Cultural Groups:  Saint Ita’s rich diversity is reflected in groups such as Asociación de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre, the Filipino Committee, Las Guadulapanas, and the Nigerian Committee.

Outreach:

  • Human Concerns Committee:  The parish’s primary outreach to those in need by conducting clothing, food and blood drives and service to new immigrants and refugees.
  • Ministers of Care:  Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion who bring Our Lord to nursing homes, the sick and the homebound.
  • New Day Grief Support Group:  Meets monthly to assist grieving people through support and prayer.
  • Respect Life Committee

Catechesis and Education:

  • Catechesis Committee: Coordinates Parish catechetical events such as movie nights, book club, featured speakers and the Saturday Night with the Saints film series.
  • Religious Education:  Our 200+ student religious education program is always in need of catechists, support staff and teachers’ aides.  Help form tomorrow’s leaders of the Church.
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):  Be part of the team that welcomes and catechizes adult converts to the faith.
  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word:  Introduce our children to Sacred Scriptures during the 10:30 and 12:30 Sunday Masses.  See the Bible through the eyes of the young.
  • Bible Study:  Be part of our parish Bible study, which combines reading, DVD presentation and small group discussions.  Allow the Word of God to change your life.

Liturgy and Worship:

Music Ministry:  Saint Ita is blessed with a rich musical tradition in its life of worship with seven choirs and a group of dedicated cantors.  We are always welcoming new cantors, instrumentalists and choir members for our many choirs:

  • Cantors
  • Adult Choir
  • Children’s Choir/Coro de Ninos
  • Gintong Tinig Filipino Choir
  • Taize Ensemble

Liturgical Ministries:  Saint Ita’s has 15 Masses a week and we always welcome liturgical ministers, such as

  • Lectors
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
  • Ushers and Greeters
  • Servers
  • Sacristans