Evangelization & Outreach Commission

Outreach

Commissioner Beth Laughlin
744-1009

Goal:

Seek to promote an encounter with Christ through word, sacrifice and fellowship. Inspire commitment to the life and social justice issues of the Church.

Objectives:

  • Form a social justice committee.
  • Develop opportunities for parishioners to assist those in need.
  • Create an understanding of evangelization and make it an ongoing work of the parish.

Following the description, youth opportunities will be denoted in parentheses as G-Grade School, M-Middle School, and H-High School.

Interested in learning about the Catholic Faith? If so, scroll down and see what RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is all about. Then contact the Parish Office at 744-2776. There is also an RCIA Fillable Form on the homepage.

 

Bereavement Ministry

This is a ministry of consolation that calls upon its members to pray, comfort, and care. The committee assists the Pastor upon the death of a parishioner by attending the funeral and vigil services, coordinates the family receptions and funeral dinners, and gives support to the grieving family. We provide requested services, such as home sitting, transportation, and grieving materials. The ministry sponsors annual events and programs offering opportunities for healthy grieving.

Contact Barbara Knapp
683-1743

Catholic Care Center

Volunteer opportunities exist for this facility and the Assisted Living Center located within our parish boundaries. Upon signing up for this ministry, you will be contacted directly by the Center’s volunteer coordinator.
(H)

Contact Kellie Hunter
744-2020 x198

Cheer Committee

Visit our ill or homebound parishioners. Visit others in special situations of need. Bring a basket of cheer, such as flowers, provided by the parish.
(G, M, H)

Contact Lonene Ackerman
207-3321

Food Drives

Participate in any food drives, which occur as necessary throughout the year.
(G, M, H)

Contact Open Position

Funeral Meals and Receptions

This committee assists in providing a funeral dinner for the family of a deceased parishioner. Volunteers are needed to help with preparing the food, decorating tables, serving the dinner or cleaning up and are usually asked to work a one to two hour shift. Volunteers are also needed to bring cakes for dessert.

Contact Joan Kirkpatrick
685-6306
Co-Chair Katie Gordon
737-3824

Helping Hands

Sometimes people need a little extra help due to illness or other reasons. Volunteers assist the human needs of parishioners and the community with food and clothing, disaster relief, or any other needs that might arise.

Contact Melissa White
239-6425

The Lord's Diner

Responding to Christ’s call to feed the hungry, The Lord’s Diner, a not-for-profit diner operated by the community for the community, provides an evening meal seven days a week, 365 days a year. Church of the Resurrection seeks to achieve this goal in a spirit of compassion, respect, and living service the first Friday of every month. A food handler’s card issued by the Sedgwick County Health Department is necessary for volunteering at the diner. (Free classes are offered through the county.)

Youth may volunteer from age 12. A guardian must accompany ages 12- 14. Volunteers under age 18 need to have a parental consent form on file.

Contact Janet Miller
636-8922

Meals for New Moms

Volunteers help ease the transition to home life for families of our parish with new babies by delivering a home-cooked meal. A few days of relief is what this provides to new parents.

Contact Ginnie Copeland
655-3988

Prayer Blanket Ministry

This ministry is designed to use volunteers to purchase materials, construct blankets, and pray for the sick. It requires individuals to commit to a few hours a month making these special blankets that will ultimately be blessed at a Mass before being distributed. Blankets may be sewn at an individual’s home. Fabric is acquired through donations, either monetary or by actual donations of material. The ministry will meet monthly to pray and work on finishing and labeling the blankets.

Contact 1 Julie Smith
744 2954
Contact 2 Vicki Saner
204 4138

Priest's Meals

Prepare evening meals for our parish priest three days a week. Volunteers usually are responsible for one or two meals a quarter.

Contact Sheryl Appl
744-8737

Respect Life

This ministry focuses on all aspects of the pro-life movement, including education on the issues, action where needed, and contacting our legislators.
(G, M, H)

Contact Mike & Linda Thom
744-8990

RCIA

RCIA, or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the Church’s process for welcoming new members into full communion through catechesis and liturgical celebrations leading up to the Sacraments of Initiation at Easter. The RCIA Team draws on parishioners who are willing to participate in this process by sharing their own faith. At Resurrection, formal sessions begin in September and continue through the Easter season to Pentecost. Volunteers may serve as sponsors who act as a personal link between the newcomer and the parish community by providing encouragement, answering questions, praying for and introducing the newcomer to other parish members and also by participating with newcomers throughout their journey. RCIA also offers a stewardship opportunity to provide RCIA hospitality. This includes hosting a short social function immediately following the RCIA class. The social function generally includes a light refreshment and opportunity for RCIA candidates to visit with other parish members. This is an excellent opportunity for recent converts to become involved and share their experience; however, all parish members are welcome to volunteer. A rotating schedule is developed from the time and talent forms.

RCIA Hospitality Beth Ryland
683-9333
RCIA Sponsor Lisa Bowser
744-7841
RCIA Team Lisa Bowser
744-7841

Spiritual Life Center

Several volunteer opportunities exist for this facility located within our parish boundaries. Upon signing up for this ministry, you will be contacted directly by the Center’s volunteer coordinator.
(H)

Contact Pam Lies
744-0167

Transportation

Volunteers help take fellow parishioners who cannot drive to Mass on Sundays. A ride schedule will be mailed to you and all you need to do is call the parishioner to verify what Mass you will be attending when it is your turn.

Contact Barbara Lambke
744-1429

Weekend Meals on Wheels

This is a ministry organized by the Blessed Sacrament St. Vincent de Paul Society. Each parish on the rotation is called upon approximately every 20th week to deliver meals to shut-ins and those in need of delivered meals.

Only the noon meal is delivered and this is done on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be approximately 4-5 meals per driver to drop off. Grandchildren, children, and helpers are welcome to go along with the driver.

A clean driver’s license is required. A food handler’s license is not necessary.

Contact Joseph & Joan Williams
259-6671