A-Z List

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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 cschroed1954@gmail.com

Altar Servers (Liturgical)
Assist the priest in celebration the Holy Mass.
Contact: Tom Konecny konecny1@yahoo.com

Baptism Instruction Class
Prepares couples for the baptism of their child into the Catholic Faith.  Meets once a month on Sundays at 1pm in the Parish Office
Contact: Jean Bargiel  419-352-4195

(Scouting) Boy Scouts of America Troop #485 (Youth)
Boy Scouts affiliated with St. Aloysius parish.   Open to all youth who have completed fifth grade.
Contact (boys): Mike Kleman mjkleman@wcnet.org
Contact (girls): Mike Brinkman mbrinkm@dacor.net

Bulletin Assembly Team (Service)
Meets on Friday 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. Meets on Fridays at 10am in the Parish Center. Group also does lunch dates, arts and crafts, and other activities.
Contact: BarbWhitman bawhit48@gmail.com

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

Caregiver Ministry (Service)
Provides spiritual and emotional support to people caring for loved ones in difficult health.
Contact: Mary Kay Williams yayawill73@gmail.com

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) & St. Aloysius Athletic Board  (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: Tracy Binkowski binkfam6@gmail.com

Children’s Liturgy (Liturgical)
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: Michael Ginnetti 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

Communion & Liberation: School of Community  (Social)
INFORMATION PENDING
Contact: Tyler Wittenmyer  wittenmyert@gmail.com

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 g8sim@amplex.net

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 in their children.
Contact: Clint Weckesser, via the Parish Office 419-352-4195

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 mlbenner2003@yahoo.com

Eucharistic Adoration (Service)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday in Clare Hall.
Contact: Doris Desmond, via the Parish Office 419-352-4195

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: Tom Konecny konecny1@yahoo.com

F.I.A.T.: Faith In Action Team (Youth)
Service-based middle school youth group for students in grades 5-8.
Contact: Jean Bargiel 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 johngorski@namsa.com

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: Jenny Swope, 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 mlbenner2003@yahoo.com

Funeral Team (Liturgical)
Members of the funeral team assist grieving families during their loved one’s funeral.  This is a ministry of compassion and hospitality as they welcome families who may or may not know their way around the parish. 
Contact: Jean Bargiel 419-352-4195

Handbell Choir (Music)
Accentuates worship at weekend Masses with the cheery tones of English handbells.
Contact: Bryan Bryant 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: Mark Lause mlause@frontier.com 

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

Life & Justice Committee (Service)
Focuses on the practical application of Catholic Social Justice teaching to meet local needs in the community.  Assessment of current community resources, identification of where unmet needs are, and implementation of Catholic Social Justice principles to better the lives of others.
Contact: Deacon Phil Avina pavina@woh.rr.com

Lock-up Crew (Service)
Lock-up church, school, and offices at the end of the day.
Contact: Dick Hermes  dnphermes@ymail.com

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 sbenner01@gmail.com

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 Night (Adult Formation)
Bi-weekly gathering of Catholic men dedicated to supporting each other spiritually through fellowship, scripture reflection, and intentional prayer.
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 slafayette@woh.rr.com

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 greg.robinette@gmail.com

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: Bruce Loprete bgleye1@yahoo.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, via the Parish Office 419-352-4195

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

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: Jen Lewis blewis20@woh.rr.com

School Parent Association (Advisory)
Encourages and organizes parental involvement in St. Aloysius School activities and fund raising.
Contact: Tracy Binkowski binkfam6@gmail.com

Sewing Group (Social)
Social group that sews cloth items for the local pregnancy center, crisis center, and nursing homes. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month.
Contact: Ann Avina pavina@woh.rr.com

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 sudanwag@gmail.com

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: Ken Ladik packerfan057@gmail.com

Vacation Bible School (Youth)
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

W(h)ine & Crackers  (Social)
Potluck social for young families, couples, and singles age 50 or younger.  Meets in the Narthex & Gym on the second Sunday of each month for food and family-friendly fun.
Contact: Michael Ginnetti  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 lindakett@gmail.com

Women’s Night (Adult Formation)
Bi-weekly gathering of Catholic women dedicated to supporting each other spiritually through fellowship, scripture reflection, and intentional prayer.
Contact: Michael Ginnetti 419-352-4195