Christian Service Commission
If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another's feet. Jn 13:14
Christian Service Commission
Martha Cebulski, Chairman,
Sherry Rochford, Staff Liaison,
Karen & Ed Schumann, Michelle Iwinski, Jarrod Cebulski, Deacon Peter Robinson, Mary Ellen Clish
The mission of Christ the King’s Christian Service Commission is to enable the parish community to put into practice the social teachings of the church as encouraged and expressed by the corporal works of mercy. The commission encourages continuation and growth in activities and ministries that reflect the needs in parish diversity.
The work of these organizations and ministries are as follows:
Council of Catholic Women (CCW) acts to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. CCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.
Hospitality Weekend coordinators provide an opportunity for parishioners to meet and socialize after Mass and to be aware of the many ministries and commissions who host the monthly hospitality.
Knights of Columbus provides men of the parish with spiritual, educational, social and service opportunities. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal and charitable men’s organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.
Martha’s Circle provides a luncheon, when requested, for the family and guests of those buried from Christ the King.
Ministers of Care are trained to bring the Eucharist and a greeting from the parish to the homebound and hospitalized parishioners, generally on a weekly basis and/or will conduct Communion services at retirement centers.
Ministers of Consolation are parishioners are trained to make visits to wakes, assist in planning and funeral liturgy, be present on the day of burial, and to keep in touch with and support the bereaved families.
Ministers of Praise: A spiritual ministry that connects the homebound, sick and disabled with the Parish, giving them a role to pray in Parish life via a monthly newsletter.
Newcomers goals are to: see that each new parish family meets with a staff member or other parishioner one-on-one; be sure that each is individually welcomed; point out many of the areas of potential involvement and invite the newcomer to take an active role in the parish. To assist the new families to feel at home in liturgies and community events.
Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS): Our commitment to provide food, clothing, and shelter for the homeless of Du Page County is a paradigm of the independent sector’s providing some semblance of human dignity to these the least of Christ’s brethren. The parishioners of Christ the King provide needed support as well as individual involvement with these dedicated volunteers at the PADS site.
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Out of our love for knitting and crocheting we have developed a prayful ministry intertwined with the spiritual practice that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. Many blessings are prayed into every shawl, baby blanket, and laprobe we make.
St. Joseph’s Table: In honor of St Joseph, volunteers donate food for a community meal. The offering that is collected is then donated to the needy in the local and global community.
St. Vincent DePaul Society helps the needy in a variety of ways: a food pantry as needed; assist, especially to parishioners, in temporary financial need; financial assistance to our Parish PADS; and coordination with other parishes and agencies for referral and assistance.
Minsters of Care
Ministers of Consulation
Ministers of Praise
Prayer Shawl Ministry
St. Joseph's Table
Goals for 2014
1. Finding ways to increase participation in our ministries, perhaps holding a service commission open house
2. Work on written announcements/outreach in the bulletin that tie our commission ministries together
3. Finding ways that we can help support each other in our own ministries