Ministries

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Our ministries extend the work of the Catholic Church in one way or another. Whether enhancing weekly mass with music or visiting with those in need of our thoughts and prayers, ministry makes God's kingdom alive in our community today.


Lectors

The Bible is God’s Word, and Jesus is the Word made Flesh. Just as Mary gave flesh to the Infant Christ, so too do readers give flesh to the Word Who is Christ. Lectors are his mouthpieces. Christ is present of course, regardless of the lector’s style, but the reality of His presence is strengthened and increased when Lectors proclaim the word with faith and skill.

Fr. Daniel O Kingsley


Acolytes

Boys and girls in grades four through High School are invited to serve as Altar Servers at all Liturgies.  Altar serving is one of the few ministries made available to the young people of our parish.  It is a very important ministry and we encourage the young people to take part in it.   Although the duties of the altar servers are many and varied, the most important responsibility of the altar server during Mass is to pray.  Training sessions are held several  times a year.   If your child is interested in becoming an Altar Server, please contact the rectory during office hours.

contact: dkingsely@smdpp.org


Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

The Eucharistic Minister is an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, appointed by  the Pastor to assist in the distribution of Holy Eucharist during Sunday Liturgy as well as to bring Holy Communion to those who are unable to come to the Table of our Lord. It is a sacred ministry because it is about bringing our Lord to His people.

Ms. Michelle Joseph                   Our Lady of Victory

Fr. Daniel O. Kingsley                Saint Peter Claver

Cora Greene                                  Holy Rosary


Music Ministry

We the parish of Saint Martin de Porres have four active choirs that lead our congregations in our three church sites on the weekend. They all make up the Saint Martin de Porres Parish Choir, which sings at all major parish events. 

Rehearsal are held on Wednesday evenings from 7pm - 9pm   September through June
Mr. Rasaan Bourke         Director of Music of the Parish
Mr. Joseph Murray          Assoc. Organist of the Parish   


Faith Formation

There is ongoing registration for our School of Faith Formation. Registration forms will soon be updated to the website shortly. 

Registration fee is $35.00 per  child.                                                                                                                         

 Ms. Michelle Joseph         Director of Faith Formation of the Parish


Youth Ministry

Meets on Friday evenings from 7:00p.m, to 8:30p.m, in Our Lady of Victory McGuiness Hall.

Ms. Tamika Daniels    Youth Minister of the Parish


Ministers of Hospitality  (Ushers)

Responsible for fostering a hospitable, welcoming and safe environment at all liturgical celebrations.

Mr. Michael Davis          Our Lady of Victory

Mr. Kirk Godoy               Saint Peter Claver

Mr. Rudson Winston    Holy Rosary    


Evangelization

To assist the Parish in spreading the Word of God and the Catholic Faith in the community.

Mrs. Marina Brown       Our Lady of Victory

Mr. Stanley Davis          Saint Peter Claver  

Ms. Sheila Fye                 Holy Rosary


Liturgy Committee

To formulate liturgical programs, which will recruit, train and involve parishioners in the various liturgical ministries of the church; the choir. ministers of Holy Communion, Mass coordinators, ushers, lectors, acolytes and altar servers.

Fr. Alonzo Q. Cox               Pastor

Fr. Daniel O. Kingsley       Committee Chair