The Liturgy Committee meets monthly with the Pastor on the second Thursday of every month, September through May. It plans special and seasonal liturgies throughout the year and incorporates meaningful practices to strengthen spirituality and awareness. This Committee also oversees seasonal decorations of the church and plans the majority of the music.
Lectors proclaim the readings during Masses in addition to the Prayers of the Faithful and weekly announcements. Attending the yearly Liturgical Ministers’ Workshop in the fall is required. Lectors are responsible for submitting schedule requests as they are called for each quarter.
The Eucharistic Ministers assist in distributing Holy Eucharist during Masses. They also prepare the vessels, linens, bread and wine before Mass as well as cleaning the vessels after Mass. Attending the yearly Liturgical Ministers’ Workshop is required, and they are responsible for submitting schedule requests as they are called for each quarter. EMs must be commissioned by the Archdiocese of Denver.
Altar servers have received First Holy Communion and must be in the fourth grade or higher. Training is offered throughout the year. Youths and adults serve.
Multiple Ushers or Greeters welcome parish guests and members, hand out the bulletins, help with special requests and take up the offertory collections. They will also straighten out pews to prepare for the next Mass.
Catechists teach Children’s Church (Pre-K), Religious Education classes (K-8th grade), First Communion/Reconciliation classes and Confirmation classes to the parish youth. Each Catechist must be current on Safe Environment Training and submit to a background check.
Teams of three volunteers alternate assigned weeks and meet in the parish office to count, record and reconcile each weekend’s offertory, special collections and miscellaneous contributions.
Ministry to Sick and Homebound
Volunteers visit shut-ins and other facility-bound parishioners to provide fellowship, scripture and Communion. Visitations can be arranged through the parish office.
Special Ministry Groups
The Loyola Women’s Club
An informal group of women whose mission is to build community within the parish through service and social activities. Our recent activities have included planning an annual women’s retreat, supporting St. Vincent de Paul Society, and hosting a women’s tea in the Spring. All women are welcome to join us and share ideas as we plan new projects to serve the parish and offer fellowship to one-another.
The 2016 women’s retreat will be September 23 – 25 at the Franciscan Retreat Center in Colorado Springs. To find our more information or to register please fill out retreat registration form.
Local chapter of a national Catholic organization that meets to pray, study and act for peace with justice. Meets at the Family Center (23rd & Vine St.) on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.
Knights of Peter Claver/Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary
Named for St. Peter Claver, the purpose of this lay organization is to render service to God and His holy Church, render aid and assistance to the sick and disabled, and promote social and intellectual association among our members. Men’s and Women’s councils meet monthly.
Funerals and Bereavement Committee
The committee provides either a reception or a lunch following the funeral of a parishioner or a parishioner’s family member.
In teams of four, these volunteers sign up to maintain Brady Hall after fellowship following Sunday Mass. Teams are needed after the 7:30 and 10:00 AM Masses and sign up to serve once a month.
The Young Adults group meets twice monthly. The 1st Thursday for spirituality night, often taking the form of a book discussion and personal reflection; and, the 3rd Thursday for social hour at alternating eating and drinking establishments. Service projects are undertaken periodically. An annual weekend retreat is held and open to all young adults (21-40).