A-Z List

ACTS Retreat (Adult Formation)
Three day off-site retreat for St. Aloysius parishioners to deepen their faith relationship with God and each other.  Separate retreats for men and women.
Contact: Michael Ginnetti 419-352-4195

Altar Linen Ministry (Service)
Washes and irons altar linens, purificators, and other liturgical cloths.
Contact: Colleen Schroeder 419-601-1312

Altar Servers (Liturgical)
Assist the priest in celebration the Holy Mass.
Contact: Jila Castillo via the Parish Office 419-575-7453

Boy Scouts of America Troop #485 (Youth)
Boy Scouts affiliated with St. Aloysius parish.   Open to all boys who have completed fifth grade.
Contact: Mike Kleman 419-351-2014

Bulletin Assembly Team (Service)
Meets on Thursday mornings to add inserts into the church bulletin for the weekend Masses.
Contact: Parish Office 419-352-4195

Camera Operators (Liturgical) Camera operators run the video equipment for parishioners viewing Mass from the Narthex during the two Sunday morning Masses.
Contact: Denise Foos 419-352-4195

Cancer Support Group (Social)
Faith-based group that meets once a week in the Parish Center for prayer and support. Participants range from those who are going through various stages of treatment to those who have been cancer-free for years..
Contact: Barb Whitman 419-308-5965

Canticle Choir (Music)
Adult mixed voice choral group that usually leads the music ministry at 10 a.m. and noon Sunday Masses.
Contact: Neil Kraft 419-352-4195

Cantors (Music)
Leads the congregation in sung praise at 5:30 p.m. Saturday Mass and the various Sunday Masses, including proclamation of the psalms and the sung components of the liturgy.
Contact: Neil Kraft 419-352-4195

Caregiver Ministry (Service)
Provides spiritual and emotional support to people caring for loved ones in difficult health.
Contact: Mary Kay Williams 419-260-8024

Children’s Liturgy (Service)
Ministry at 10 a.m. Sunday Mass for children ages 4-8. Children leave the congregation after the Opening Prayer to hear the Word of God presented at an age-appropriate level and return at the Presentation of the Gifts.
Contact: Jean Bargiel 419-352-4195

Christ’s Crib (Service)
Advent ministry that collects and delivers gifts of food, clothing and Christmas presents directly to families in need.
Contact: Joanne Kessen, via the Parish Office 419-352-4195

Coffee & Donut Hour (Social)
Serves coffee, donuts and juice after 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday Masses for fellow parishioners.
Contact: Gary Simon 419-575-7453

Cub Scout Pack #485 (Youth)
Cub Scouts affiliated with St. Aloysius parish. This 50-year-old pack combines outdoor activities, sports and academics in a fun and engaging program that helps families instill ideals of honesty, respect and citizenship.
Contact: Mike Brinkman 419-966-6414

CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) Sports (Youth)
Recreational sports program for Catholic youth run through the Diocese of Toledo.  Volunteers organize youth teams in basketball, cross country, football, track and volleyball.
Contact: Dave Cook 419-352-3280

Dine & Wine (Social)
Potluck group for parishioners and their friends age 50 or better. Meets in the Narthex on the third Sunday of each month for food, fellowship, and fun!
Contact: Marcia Benner 419-575-0330

Eucharistic Adoration (Service)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday in Clare Hall.
Contact: Doris Desmond 419-308-9525

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Liturgical)
Assist the priest and deacon in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful at Holy Mass.
Contact: Jean Bargiel 419-352-4195

Family Rosary Group (Social)
Gathering of families with children who meet monthly to pray the Rosary together, thus reinforcing the importance of praying together as families and members of the Body of Christ.
Contact: Ed and Heather Sekerak, 419-806-4250 or heateds@gmail.com.

F.I.A.T. (Faith In Action Team) (Youth)
This is our middle school youth group for students in grades 5-8 from the Religious Education Program, the Religious Education Home School Option and St. Aloysius school. F.I.A.T. is a youth-led group that determines three or four service projects and then implements the projects throughout the year.
Contact: Heather Sekerak 419-352-4195

Finance Council (Advisory)
Advisory body of nine appointed parishioners who meet monthly to assist the pastor in the stewardship of parish finances, budgeting, and capital planning.
Contact: John Gorski, via the Parish Office 419-352-4195

Folk Choir (Music)
Ensemble of instrumentalists and vocalists who lead the congregation in contemporary worship music at Sunday Masses.
Contact: Jean Bargiel 419-352-4195

Food Pantry (Service)
Volunteers administer direct aid to those who lack food, shelter or other necessities for their dignity and survival. Financial assistance to the Food Pantry is provided though Help & Hope Fund collections taken up at weekend Masses.
Contact: Peggy Gonyer, via the Parish Office 419-352-4195

Funeral Luncheon Team (Service)
Volunteers provide post-funeral luncheons for families of deceased St. Aloysius parishioners. Volunteers assist by working in the kitchen, obtaining food donation and serving the meal.
Contact: Marcia Benner 419-575-0330

Greeters (Liturgical)
Welcome the faithful to Holy Mass and foster an atmosphere of joy in the Lord’s house.
Contact: Ruth Miller 419-823-1075

Handbell Choir (Music)
Accentuates worship at weekend Masses with the cheery tones of English handbells.
Contact: Neil Kraft 419-352-4195

Knights of Columbus (Service)
The Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council #6373 supports St. Aloysius and St. Thomas More parishes and hosts a variety of programs in the areas of church, family, youth, community and culture of life. The Knights of Columbus meet on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Clare Hall.
Contact: Dale Schroeder 419-819-6373

Lectors (Liturgical)
Proclaim the Word of God at Holy Mass.
Contact: Neil Kraft 419-352-4195

Maintenance Committee (Advisory)
Oversees maintenance and upkeep of parish facilities, infrastructure and grounds. Identifies, prioritizes, and initiates projects to maintain and improve the parish campus.
Contact: Steve Benner 419-261-4670

Mamas & Papas (Social)
Social group for parents with children who have graduated high school.
Contact: Nancy Rochester 419-308-2426

Maya Mission (Service)
Parishioners who have developed a relationship with Maya villages in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico gather annually to support the Maya people with prayer and collection of donations.
Contact: Shelly Leestma 419-352-8614

Media Team (Advisory)
Assesses the technology and media needs of the parish and works to address them. Trains camera operators to run the camera for the parishioners viewing Mass from the Narthex.
Contact: Denise Foos 419-352-4195

Men’s Group (Adult Formation)
Monthly gathering of Catholic men dedicated to supporting each other spiritually. Utilizes the EWTN “Crossing the Goal” series.
Contact:Michael Ginnetti 419-352-4195

Money Counters (Service)
Teams of volunteers who are responsible for faithfully counting the collection after weekend Masses.
Contact: Sue Lafayette 419-575-0265

Parish Development Committee (Advisory)
Parish Development is a process that invites input and involves parishioners in the long-range goals of the parish. The Development Committee and the various sub-committees implement activities and processes that work to advance the parish mission and vision for the future through the meaningful involvement of people who give of their time, talent and financial resources.
Contact: Greg Robinette 419-308-4493

Parish Retreat (Adult Formation)
A spiritual experience of Catholic community designed to take participants through a reflection on self, the Church and its Sacramental Life, and our community in the Body of Christ. Held in January each year.
Contact: Michael Ginnetti 419-352-4195

Pastoral Council (Advisory)
A body of parishioners who represents the people of the parish on specific needs as they arise and advises the pastor in meeting those needs. Responsible for overseeing, evaluating, and implementing the near- and long-term vision of the parish.
Contact: Jila Castillo castillo4103@gmail.com

Religious Education (Youth Formation)
Program committed to teaching the fundamentals of Catholicism to parish children who do not attend Catholic school and supporting their parents in providing faith experiences within the tradition of the Catholic Church. Religious Education classes for grades one through eight are on Wednesday evenings from 7 -8 p.m. during the school year. A Religious Education Home School Option is also available.
Contact: Jean Bargiel 419-352-4195

Respect Life Committee (Service)
Promotes respect for life from conception to natural death within the parish and the larger Bowling Green community.
Contact: Doris Desmond 419-308-9525

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Process for adults to formally enter the Catholic Church. The discernment and educational process begins in September and culminates with reception of sacraments at the Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday.
Contact: Janilyn Dennis 419-352-4195

S.A.Y. (Saint Aloysius Youth) (Youth)
Youth group for all high school age youth of the St. Aloysius community. This includes youth in Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Otsego and other surrounding areas. Activities include spiritual instruction, theological discussion, service projects, game nights, recreational trips and Steubenville Youth Conferences.
Contact: Heather Sekerak 419-352-4195

School Council (Advisory)
A body of members from St. Aloysius parish and school empowered to advise the pastor and principal on all matters concerning the operation and preservation of St. Aloysius School. The Council is tasked with providing for the future needs of the school through ongoing strategic planning.
Contact: Jill Inkrott, via the Parish Office 419-352-4195

School Parent Association (Advisory)
Encourages and organizes parental involvement in St. Aloysius School activities and fund raising.
Contact: Stephanie Fecht 608-574-6166 or Sara Foos 419-308-4151

St. Joseph’s Squad (Service)
Serves the parish and wider Bowling Green community by completing a variety of tasks that community members could not or should not do themselves. The tasks may range from changing a light bulb to helping to move furniture — and everything in between.
Contact: Dan Wagner 419-308-6437

St. Louis Helping Hands Soup Kitchen (Service)
Volunteers from St. Aloysius staff the Soup Kitchen operated by the Diocese of Toledo Catholic Charities once a month.
Contact: Deb Feehan, via the Parish Office 419-352-4195

Ushers (Liturgical)
Facilitate the smooth operation of Holy Mass by welcoming the faithful, taking up the collection, distributing handouts and handling needs that may arise during Mass.
Contact: Michael Ginnetti 419-352-4195

Vacation Bible School (Youth Formation)
Week-long religious instruction program for Catholic youth each summer.
Contact: Jean Bargiel 419-352-4195

Visitation of the Sick (Service)
Volunteers make weekly visits to distribute Holy Communion to those in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities or homebound circumstances. Many opportunities are available to serve in this ministry of mercy to those unable to attend Mass regularly.
Contact: Parish Office 419-352-4195

Women’s Bible Study (Adult Formation)
Weekly gathering of women from St. Aloysius to study the books of the Bible together in a prayerful and social environment. Meets weekly on Wednesday mornings in Clare Hall.
Contact: Linda Kettinger 419-354-3134