Commissions

Vision Committee
This committee assists the pastor in assuring that the mission of our parish is being promoted through the various parish committees, activities, and possible new initiatives. This committee meets monthly.

Finance Committee
Assists the pastor in assuring the good stewardship of the financial and material possessions (buildings) that are part of the parish. Prepares and reviews the parish budget, plans for capital improvements, contracts, and methods of financial accountability. This committee meets monthly.

Hospitality Committee
In an effort to further develop a sense of community among parish members and visitors to our parish community, on the second Sunday of each month immediately following the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, coffee, orange juice and a variety of baked goods are served to all. Everyone is welcome to bring baked goods or beverages to support this community activity.

Human Concerns Committee
Assists the parish in addressing various human concerns of parish members as well as the wider community. Coordinates the monthly food drive for those in need, tutoring at St. Alphonsus Grade School, serving meals with the Catholic Workers at Hope House, and conducting other activities consistent with helping the marginalized and most vulnerable of our society/neighborhood. This committee meets monthly.

Respect Life Committee
Is a very dedicated group of individuals who promote and advocate the sanctity of life. The committee seeks to foster respect of the dignity of all persons from conception to natural death.

Communications Committee
This committee focuses on parish communication through parish e-newsletters, website updates, social media, special announcements, etc. to effectively communicate the activities of the parish to all parishioners and the community at large.

Fundraising Committee
Creates and implements ideas to raise revenue for the parish. This revenue supplements the weekly offerings and other donations received by the parish. These additional funds help cover the expenses of operating and maintaining the parish.

Evangelization Committee
As the central mission and identity of the Church, evangelization is not a program; rather, it is the heart of all ministries and activities in the Church. Having been baptized into Christ, we are all sent forth in the power of the Holy Spirit to evangelize, to share in the mission of Christ: seeking out the lost, the suffering, the poor, the marginalized, the broken, and the forgotten ones; meeting each person in his or her human need; and sharing the life-changing message and love of our God. This is evangelization, and it is the call and responsibility of every baptized person.

The Sacred Space Cleaners
The Sacred Space Cleaners are parish volunteers who faithfully gather to clean and spruce-up the church. They dry mop the sanctuary, vacuum the floor, dust the pews, and replace worship aids to their proper location. Contact Person:
St. Mary’s Assumption Church – Angie Flowers (504) 891-3363
St. Mary’s Chapel – Carol Wilkerson (504) 458-7181

Outdoor Maintenance
Assists in doing yard work and some planting around St. Mary’s Assumption Church and St. Mary’s Chapel. Contact Person:
St. Mary’s Assumption Church – Angie Flowers (504) 891-3363
St. Mary’s Chapel – Ann Anderson (504) 891-8207

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