Sr. Cristina Ovejera, FdCC - Director
Mary Agnes Sain - Secretary
Contemplative Prayer and Lectio Divina – is held every first Tuesday of the month, 6:15-7:15PM in St. Francis Hall. An orientation session is made available for newcomers, at 5:30PM on the same day.
Reflection on Sunday Readings – the group gathers every Thursday at 9:30-10:30AM, in St. Francis Hall. Please bring your Bible or missal. The group socializes after prayer, to grow as a community.
Cenacle of Divine Mercy meets every other Monday, at 7:00-8:30PM in St. Francis Hall. Learn how to live the Faith through the messages of Jesus in the Diary of St. Faustina. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the sick and the dying. Please bring the Diary, Cenacle Manual, Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Liturgy of the Hours – a group of parishioners prays Lauds (Morning Prayer) everyday at 8:00AM in the church Cry Room. Please bring your own copy of “The Shorter Christian Prayer”, available at Garson&Sons Catholic Bookstore.
Rosary Guild – join the group who prays the Rosary everyday, after the 8:30AM and 5:30PM Masses, in the church. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed at 3:00PM on First Saturdays in church.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration – Our parish is blessed to have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel. All parishioners are welcome to spend time in prayer, silence and meditation in the Presence of our Lord. Adoration is held in the church on First Fridays.
Little Rock Sacred Scripture Study (LRSS) combines personal Bible reading and study, small group faith sharing, lecture, and prayer in an informal setting. Fall and Spring sessions are held on Tuesdays at 7:00-8:30PM in St. Francis Hall or Wednesdays at 9:30-11:30AM in St. Bakhita Hall.
History of the Church – meets in the Fall and in the Spring, in a nine week class, on Mondays at 7:00-9:00PM in Annunciation School Portable Building Room 304.
Faith in the Workplace – is an informal gathering of people actively working in various professions, every first Saturday of the month, at 9:45-11:00AM in St. Francis Hall. Participants comes with simple breakfast item to share. St. Joseph the Worker is the group’s patron saint.
That Man Is You is a 26 week Catholic men’s leadership program. The group meets on designated Saturdays at 7:00-8:30AM. Breakfast is provided.
Life and Dignity Education Committee is responsible for organizing forums with speakers who are experts in life issues, healthcare, social justice, morality and human dignity. The forums are held 4 times a year.
VISITING THE SICK AND THE HOMEBOUND
Marianites do visitations every week in homes and nursing facilities. They meet every Monday at 9:30-10:30AM in St. Francis Hall, after which they go to give Communion to sick or homebound parishioners.
Companions on the Journey –do pastoral visit and Communion Service to the terminally ill or permanently homebound. They have a quarterly meeting as a group for spiritual formation and assignment reports.
Visitation Ministry – do social visits to residents of nursing homes, who have no one to visit them regularly. The volunteers go at a convenient time. This ministry goes beyond our parish boundaries and is non-denominational.
Respect Life Ministry actively promotes the dignity and sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. The Committee meets every first Tuesday of the month at 9:30-11:00AM in St. Bakhita Hall.
Women’s Guild – the members are involved in various services in the parish, responding to many needs. They meet on the second Wednesdays at 9:30-10:30AM in St. Magdalen Hall.
Social Concerns Committee is responsible for the monthly collection for the poor in our city; the meeting is on first Sunday of the month at 11:30-12:30PM in St. Francis Hall.
Annunciation St. Vincent De Paul Conference helps the poor within and outside our parish, whenever needs arise. The group meets every third Monday at 6:30-8:00PM in St. Magdalen Hall.
Ministry to the Seniors – GEMS- Generous-Enthusiastic-Motivated Seniors – seeks to provide pastoral care to older parishioners through spirituality, education, and recreational activities, organized throughout the year.
Caregivers Support Group – for everyone who is the primary caregiver of family members. This ministry of encouragement and faith sharing meets every last Tuesday at 6:00-7:00PM in St. Francis Hall.