Ministries

Our parish ministries reach from within our community to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world, all with the mission to glorify and serve the Lord and His Church.

  

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    Community Care

     

    New Parishioner Welcome:  help assemble “welcome baskets”; or meet new families and help them connect with others in the parish.

    Trish Swords:  drehrsj@gmail.com

     

    Bread Bakers:  as needed, bake a fresh loaf of bread to be gifted to a new family entering the parish.

    Trish Swords:  drehrsj@gmail.com

     

    Coffee & Donuts:  help to buy donuts, to set up and/or staff the table at the 8:30 Mass.

    Tina Ferraro:   tinaferraro@charter.net

     

    Audio/Visual Production Team:  set up sound equipment or run projection equipment at regular Sunday Masses or occasional parish events.  Moderate training provided.  Ani Akopyan: ani1st@sbcglobal.net

     

    Life Night Meal Prep:  help plan and prepare a delicious and nutritious supper for about 30 teens on occasional Sunday afternoons to support our Life Teen program.  Michael Paul:  hrsjlifeteen@gmail.com

     

    Decorating the Church:  help with the planning of church decorations and/or help with the actual physical work of decorating the church for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, or other special celebrations. 

    Gigi Quizon:  gigiquizon@yahoo.com

    Anne Calabrese:  annecalabresehrsj@gmail.com

     

    Bereavement Ministry:  help grieving families to plan funerals, memorial services, vigils, or rosaries; coordinate with the mortuary; assist the priest, family, and guests at the memorial service; provide additional support after the funeral.  Training provided.

    receptionist@hr-sj.org

     

    Visiting the Sick:  deliver the Eucharist to the homebound or to persons in local hospitals or convalescent homes.  Training provided.

    receptionist@hr-sj.org

     

    Men’s Group: all parish men are invited to join in prayer and discussion every Wednesday morning at 6am in the Evangelization Center.

    Fr. Ed Dover:  fred@hr-sj.org

     

    Seniors: Pioneer Club meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 11am at Holy Redeemer in the hall, and New Beginnings meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 11am at St. James in the hall.

     

     

    Liturgy & Worship

     

    Eucharistic Ministers:  assist celebrants in the distribution of the sacred Body and Blood of Christ at scheduled Sunday Masses, holy days, or daily Masses.  Training and quarterly formation meetings required. 

    Anne Calabrese:  annecalabresehrsj@gmail.com

     

    Lectors:  proclaim the Word of God at scheduled Sunday Masses, holy days, or daily Masses.  Training provided and monthly meetings.                                             Anne Calabrese:  annecalabresehrsj@gmail.com

     

    Host Team:  promote the spirit of hospitality at Sunday Masses, greet people arriving for Mass, help people find seats as needed, take up the collection, count the attendees, and hand out bulletins.

    receptionist@hr-sj.org

     

     

    Choir:  add to the beauty of our Sunday liturgy by singing at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  Increase your skills; discover the pleasure of being in an ensemble; learn to be a cantor or psalmist.  There are opportunities for all volunteers.  Rehearsals on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

    Andrea Anderson:  aandersonpianist@hotmail.com; 

     

    Sacristans:  on pre-scheduled days, prepare the altar for celebration of the Eucharist, including dressing the altar, lighting candles, preparing the bread and wine, placing the books, and laying out anything else needed for the celebration, such as cruets, chalices, ciboria, linens, oils, and processional crosses.  Training required and provided.

    Anne Calabrese:  annecalabresehrsj@gmail.com

     

    Altar Servers:  at Sunday Masses, carry the cross and candles in the entrance procession; hold the book for the priest when he’s not at the altar; carry the incense and censer; present the bread, wine, and water to the priest during preparation of the gifts; wash the hands of the priest; and otherwise assist the priest as needed. Fifth grade and up.  Training required and provided. Tom Heller:  hellert@sbcglobal.net

     

    Altar Society/Altar Guild:  tend the flowers; clean the candleholders; wash and iron the altar linens and towels; help keep the church and sacristy in good order.

    receptionist@hr-sj.org

     

    Liturgy/Environment Committee:  help plan upcoming liturgical seasons and coordinate with all liturgical ministries, meetings scheduled as needed.

    receptionist@hr-sj.org

     

    Baptism Team:  welcome, accompany, and celebrate with families seeking the sacrament of baptism for their children; encourage and foster their full integration into the life of the parish.   Fr. Ed Dover:  fred@hr-sj.org

     

    Marriage Team:  sacramentally married couples are needed to mentor and support engaged and newly married couples; provide witness to the richness, grace, and power that flow from living out the fullness of the Church’s teachings on marriage and family life.

    Fr. Ed Dover:  fred@hr-sj.org

     

    Education & Formation

     

    LifeTeen Core Team:  pray with and journey with high-school-aged teens as they fall in love with their faith.  Core team members serve as small group discussion leaders, speakers, and games facilitators—but mostly they form strong and lasting relationships.  2-4 hours every other Sunday. VIRTUS training required.

    Michael Paul Leon: hrsjlifeteen@gmail.com

     

    Discovering Christ:  be a small-group facilitator; or help with meal set-up, serving, and clean-up; or help set up before the event.

    Trish Swords:  drehrsj@gmail.com

     

    Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):  confirmed Catholics are needed to support, accompany, and help prepare adults who are seeking baptism, confirmation, and a deeper relationship with God.                                         

    Will Duquette:  wjduquette@att.net

    Diana Leff:  dleff@earthlink.net

     

    Children’s Catechists:  catechists are needed to assist with religious education on Sunday mornings during the school year; to assist with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 8:30 Mass; and to assist with Vacation Bible School during summer.  VIRTUS training required.                                                                     Trish Swords:  drehrsj@gmail.com

     

    Tutors:  tutor children in our kindergarten, elementary, or middle schools; help with homework or reading or game-playing as needed.  VIRTUS training and fingerprinting required.

    Susan Romero:  principal@sjhrschool.org

     

    Readers:  read stories with 1st and 2nd graders in our elementary school to help them learn the joy of reading.  VIRTUS training and fingerprinting required.

    Susan Romero:  principal@sjhrschool.org

     

    Lunch Monitors:  our elementary and middle school needs volunteers to help with lunchtime supervision on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Friday from 11:45-1:00.  VIRTUS training and fingerprinting required. 

    Susan Romero:  principal@sjhrschool.org

     

     

    Service & Outreach

     

    Brothers’ Helpers:  help cook and prepare meals for the homeless or for victims of domestic violence (3:00-5:30 Tuesdays at HR; Thursdays at SJ); package meals and load the delivery van (5:30-6:30).  Volunteers are especially needed to deliver and serve the meals in person at La Placita in downtown Los Angeles (7:00 – 8:30 pm).

    www.brothershelpers.org

    Tad Edwards:  tsealy@sbcglobal.net; 

    Bill Maddigan:  wamaddi@yahoo.com

     

    Ministry of Life, Justice, and Peace:  help cultivate a culture of life in our parish community that seeks to protect our vulnerable brothers and sisters from conception to natural death.  If you feel called to reach out in love to those who are marginalized by our society, then we need your help. 

    Kathi Lombardo:  kathi.lombardo@hotmail.com

     

    Knit & Crochet:  we knit and crochet items that are donated to hospitals, parishes, and nonprofit organizations in our area. Some of the items donated are bed slippers for convalescent homes, scarves and hats for the troops, baby items for expectant mothers in need.  First and third Thursday of every month, from 12:00 to 2:30 at Healy Hall.

    Betty Molinaro:  blmafm2@yahoo.com

     

    St. Vincent de Paul:  grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. Help with fundraising activities; provide food, clothing, or furniture; or help pay for rent or lodging or auto repairs as needed.

    Dolores Brombereck:  svdphrstjames@yahoo.com 818-249-2008 ext. 572

     

    Knights of Columbus Crescenta Valley Council 3254:  support the activities of a Catholic fraternal service organization that provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, the community, families, and young people. 818-249-4539

    Knightsofcolumbus3254@gmail.com

     

    Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry:  help put out and collect monthly flyers; or help to gather and deliver donated food to the food pantry in Glendale.

    receptionist@hr-sj.org

     

    Missions Team:  help to research and coordinate local, regional, or international transformational journeys and service projects for parishioners of all ages.

    Fr. Ed Dover:  fred@hr-sj.org

     

    OUR MISSION:

    SHARING FAITH, CELEBRATING TRADITIONS, AND SERVING EACH OTHER TO THE PRAISE AND GLORY OF GOD.