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Parish Ministries

If you are interested in joining any of our ministries, please contact our Pastoral Associate, Linda Salmons: lsalmons@neohio.twcbc.com.

Adult Mixed Choir

The mixed choir provides musical leadership during our liturgies. Our members have a love for enhancing the mass through music. You do need to read music to be a member. Please contact our parish office for more information.

Altar Servers

Our Altar servers are students grade 4 and older and adults who would like to enrich their spiritual life by attending a training process to serve their God and learn responsibility and commitment to their Christian community. They have many roles, including procession before and after Mass. They assist with offeratory gifts and other responsibilities that aid the priest and enhance the liturgy.

Children's Choir

The children's choir helps provide musical leadership during very special liturgies, including Christmas Eve, First Communion and Thanksgiving. no vocal audition is necessary- we raise our voices for God and the liturgy.

Eucharistic Ministers

A group of men and women who after preparation and commissioning distribute the Body and Blood of Christ during the celebration of Mass. Some of the Eucharistic ministers extend their ministry by taking communion to shut-ins, and those in the hospital and nursing homes.

Funeral Choir

Helps provide musical leadership and support for song at the funeral liturgy. This choir is very dedicated to the needs of the family and strives to enhance the liturgy. Most funerals are weekdays at 10:30 a.m. There are no regularly scheduled practices. They meet immediately preceding the funeral Mass to practice.

Bereavement (Funeral) Committee

Comes together with the family at the time of death of a loved one to help plan and carry out the funeral liturgy. We share a book of appropriate readings and a list of music for the family to choose from. We provide Lectors, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, and servers if needed. A funeral liturgy aid is printed with the readings and music selected by the family. This aid also has the prayers and responses of the mass for anyone that would not be familiar with the liturgy. We arrive early to the funeral liturgy to assist the family in their needs and offer support. They also provide a funeral lunch if desired.

Lectors

Have the primary role of proclaiming the Word of God in such a way that it comes to life in the hearts of the assembly. Those called to this ministry must have a loud, clear speaking voice and possess good speaking skills, speaking directly to the parishioners through the sacred scriptures.

Liturgy Committee

Members have many responsibilities. This committee collaborates on the seasonal planning for Sunday worship through the liturgical year, and also plans various sacramental celebrations and other prayer experiences, for example: Penace services, stations of the cross, Holy Hour, etc. This committee also provices ongling formation for liturgical ministers and continues to be educated on the rites of the church. This committee is a major contributor to the seasonal decorations.

Maintenance Committee

This team helps advise on major decisions about repairs, large maintenance improvements, projects and preventative maintenance for our church and rectory.

Newsletter

Monthly newsletter in the bulletin to inform parishioners about happenings at St. Anthony.

Prayer Network

A group of people who serve by praying for people in need of prayer during time of illness, injury, or other difficulties in their lives. Prayer requests can be put on our chain by calling Linda Salmons- (419) 499-4584.

Sacristians

This ministry team assists the priest by preparing the church and sacristy for daily and weekend Masses. They see to it that the gifts are ready, lights and microphones are on, and other necessary tasks are completed so that the priest celebrating Mass has more time to focus on his preparations.

Ushers

Our ushers have the role of creating and atmosphere of hospitality & welcoming parishioners and visitors as they arrive for Mass. They arrange items that need to be readied for Mass, reserve pews, help people find seats when needed and take up the collection. They pass out materials to parishioners as needed and select families to carry up the gifts during the offeratory.

Community Concerns

This committee's main focus is the care and concerns of others. This committee is involved in the Milan Food Bank and the annual giving tree at Christmas.

Health Ministry

Made up primarily of parishioners working in health care professions. Members join together to offer programs, provide information on wellness topics and health screenings to minister the physical, spiritual and emotional well being of fellow parishioners.

Labor Day Festival

A community-building day of food, games, and activities that supports our parish.

Parish Council

Plans for the spiritual growth and development of the parish.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Shawls andlap warmers are hand made with love and prayers. These gifts are given to individuals in need of spiritual strength and healing during times of illness or unexpected trials. No meetings, work at your own pace, no age limit, men and women welcome. Step out in faith and become the hands of the Holy Spirit in action and make shawl or call in faith and become the hands of the Holy Spirit in action and make a shawl or call with the name of the person in need.

Shop Program

Families earn credit by ordering gift certificates or shopping at local grocery stores. Credit earned are applied yearly to students' tuition, assistance for needy families, or support general parish operations for St. Anthony's, St. Mary's, and St. Paul's parish.

Social Committee

Dedicated to bringing our parish families together to share in recreational activities as a faith-filled community.

Welcoming Committee

Meets and greets new parishioners on a personal level.

Women of the Spirit

The mission of this group is to serve the parish and community. They gather together to unite women of all ages to promote and share their journey of faith. They work to lead by example, build relationships, share fun and support one another and the church. They gather on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm in Reynolds Hall at St. Mary's Early Childhood center.

Sacramental Preparation & Christian Formation

Baptism Preparation

Provides instruction for parents who plan to have their children baptized.

Marriage Preparation

Preparation for engaged couples designed to cover the expectations of married life. Engaged couples explore issues of spirituality, communication, finances, and family planning. Contact the parish office 6 months prior to the wedding date.

P.S.R. (Parish School of Religion

Aids our parents who send their children to public school in the responsibility of passing on our Catholic Faith to the children of our parish. Our program begins at the preschool age of 3 and continues through the 8th grade. Our program also provides formal sacramental preparation for First Eucharist/First Reconciliation & Confirmation.

R.C.I.A.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a liturgical/catechetical process designed to prepare adults for initiation into the faith community and for the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Parish members are needed to help in several ministries of R.C.I.A.

Special Needs

Collaborative effort of area parishes to be all-inclusive in our faith journey. Members of this ministry plan two programs a year for special need parishioners and their families. "A Special Journey to Christmas" and "Special Journey to Easter." This minstry assists and encourages sacramental preparation for our special needs community.

Small Faith Sharing

Communities of believers who join together twice a year for a 6-week Bible study course. Courses run from October to mid November ending before Thanksgiving, as well as during the Lenten season and ending before Holy Week. Groups encourage each other in their faith, often developing life-long personal friendships.

Vacation Bible School

Provides Christian formation one week during the summer for children K-5. The hildren have fun learning about Jesus through lessons, crafts, storytelling, songs and games.

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Saint Anthony's church is located in the Toledo Diocese