Our Ministries

Our Ministries

Our parish ministries provide parishioners with the opportunity to participate more fully in the life of the church. Here at St. Anthony of Padua we offer a fairly extensive range of parish ministries that reflects all aspects of church life including catechesis, prayer, liturgy, youth work, music, social ministry and plant upkeep and maintenance. We encourage you to volunteer for any type of activity that suits your interest or talent.

Training will be provided and your commitment will entail attendance at meetings and active engagement depending on the type of work. In most cases it will be only for a year or two with the option to renew. Once a year, usually in November, the parish also conducts a Ministry Fair where we showcase each type of parish activity.

Please contact parish office for further information.

Activity Description
St. Anthony’s Seniors Group of English speaking men and women meet to socialize, play cards, line dance, take trips, etc.
Prayer Group Group of Parishioners who pray for the community
Knights Of Columbus Fraternal organization of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism for Men 18 plus. Conduct many social and fund- raising events.
Catholic Women’s League Organization for women to use their special gifts from God. Gives financial support to the parish and various charities; has religious articles for sale in the Chapel.
Choirs Offer vocal and musical abilities at Mass: 5:00 PM
Youth Choir 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM
St. Anthony’s Artisans A group of Parishioners who do crafts, sewing, share talents and socialize while doing some sewing for the Parish.
Children’s Catechetics Children hear the word of God at their level during the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass.
RCIA – Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults Instruction and exploration for anyone interested in joining the Catholic Faith.
Sacristy Group Clean altar area, wash altar linens, change altar cloths, etc.
Instruction For First Communion Instruction in preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion for children who attend Public/Private School.
Instruction For Marriage Instruction for couples who are planning to be married in our parish.
Instruction For Baptism Instruction for Parents who are preparing for the Baptism of their child.
Altar Servers Group of boys and girls who serve at Mass and other Celebrations.
Extraordinary Minister Of Holy Communion A commissioned group of men and women who assist the priest in distributing the “Body and Blood of Christ”.
Lectors Men and women who proclaim the Word of God at Mass.
Ushers Men and women who welcome those coming to the church, take up collection and direct people to available seats.
Ontario Screening Initiative (OSI) A tool to assist us to protect both the vulnerable in our parish, as well as our staff and volunteers.
Bible Study Group Men & women who get together to study and discuss the Bible.
Secular Franciscan Order People who choose to live by trying to follow the Gospels & living them as St. Francis did.
Decorating Committee A group of men and women who use flowers, etc. to decorate the Church.
Collection Counters Selected members of the parish who help with counting the Sunday collection.
Parish Social Ministry Group of dedicated and caring volunteers trained in the art of ministering to those in need:
hospital visiting, nursing homes, home visiting, bereavement support group, prayer group, transportation team, welcoming ministry, poor box, caregiver relief group, Mary’s Centre Group Home, funeral servers, outreach, giving tree, refugee
Legion Of Mary (Seniors and Juniors) A group of men, women & children who, under the guidance of the pastor, do spiritual and apostolic works for the glory of God and to increase their own spirituality.
Cleaning Group A group who come in twice a year to do a thorough cleaning of the Church.
Youth Ministry LIFETEEN program supporting youth in Grades 9 - 12 and an EDGE program for Grades 6 - 8.