Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
If ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are not present, "the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, i.e., duly instituted acolytes or even other faithful who have been deputed for this purpose. In case of necessity, the priest may also depute suitable faithful for this single occasion (GIRM 162)."
According to the ancient tradition and the teaching of the Church, the readings other than the Gospel are proclaimed by lectors or lay ministers called readers. Readers are those members of the laity who proclaim the scriptures in the liturgy.
Click to view the Diocesan Guidelines for Readers
Lay Ministers of Prayer
Our cluster is fortunate to have five certified Lay Ministers of Prayer. "In the absence of both a priest and a deacon, upon the request and recommendation of the pastor, the bishop is to appoint persons, lay or religious, who are to be entrusted with the care of leading celebrations, namely, with leading the prayers, with the ministry of the word, and when it is to be included in the celebration, with giving holy communion."
Middle River Ministry
Every Friday a group of parishioners visit the residents of the Middle River nursing home bringing them communion and friendship. Fr. Kinney holds a mass at Middle River every other Friday at 9:30 am. If you would like to join this group please contact the office; 715-378-4431 ext 2.
River of Life Prayer Group
The River of Life Prayer Group is a tri-parish charismatic prayer group, dedicated to prayer, service and evangelization to the parishes and local community.
We meet the 2nd & 4th Monday from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Minong and everyone is welcome. If a scheduled prayer meeting occurs on a national holiday or a Holy Day, the next meeting will be on the following Monday.
We hope you will join us to pray together and seek the release of the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives and our service to the parishes and the community.
If you have an interest or questions, please contact Paul and Ann LaLiberte (715-376-4126) or Craig and Carol Smith (715-376-2796).
CCW & M
Catholic Council of Women and Men
Tri-Parish of St. Pius, St. Anthony, and St. Mary's
Constitution: ARTICLE III
Section I: The purpose of this organization shall be to foster spiritual and social benefits among the members of the Tri-Parishes. Members shall strive to set a good example to all by their virtuous life, ideal devotion and constant charity. They shall endeavor to take an active part in Catholic Action whenever called upon to do so whether individually or as an organization.
Section II: This organization shall undertake ways and means of helping the church financially with the consent of and the direction of the Pastor.
Section III: This organization shall continue the custom of providing a luncheon at the time of a funeral. Members will help at all Tri-Parish funerals.
This paragraph will contain the roles and guidelines for this committee.