Parish Ministries

  • ALTAR SERVERS


    St. Benedict ~ Saturday 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM & 6:30 PM
    St. Joseph ~ Sunday 11 AM
    Our Lady of Mercy ~ Saturday 5 PM
                                                                & Sunday 9AM
    To volunteer contact Leonia Downie, Pastoral Minister: 519 336-2653 ext. 15

  • CHILDRENS LITURGY 


    This faith-centred program for children in junior kindergarten to grade 2 is offered at Sunday morning Mass in our 3 parishes  The children learn about the liturgy of the day, pray, sing and make a simple craft related to the Gospel reading. 
    Adult and high school leaders are needed and are scheduled regularly.  Materials and training are provided for volunteers.
    St. Benedict - Sunday, 10 AM - ages 3 to 7
    St. Joseph ~ Sunday, 11 AM - JK to grade 1
    Our Lady of Mercy ~ Sunday, 9 AM - ages 3 to 7
    To volunteer contact the parish office -
                                                                519 336-2656

  • EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS of HOLY COMMUNION


    St. Benedict ~ Saturday 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM & 6:30 PM
    St. Joseph ~ Sunday 11 AM
    Our Lady of Mercy ~ Saturday 5 PM
                                                                & Sunday 9AM
    To volunteer contact Leonia Downie, Pastoral Minister: 519 336-2653 ext. 15

  • MINISTRY to the HOMEBOUND


    Holy Communion is brought regularly to parishioners that are homebound, in nursing homes and hospitals. Once trained, volunteers shadow homebound teams until they are comfortable visiting the homebound. If interested in this ministry please contact Leonia Downie, Pastoral Minister: 519 336-2653 ext. 15

  • BEREAVEMENT TEAM


    The members of the bereavement team assist families with the liturgical planning (music, readings, etc.) of funeral masses and prayer services. 
    Please consider joining this very important and rewarding ministry.
    For more information please contact Leonia Downie, Pastoral Minister: 519 336-2653 ext. 15

  • ALPHA


    Come journey with us as we share a meal, learn and discuss. Volunteers are needed to set up and to prepare & serve meals to the participants.
    If interested please call the parish office:
    519 336-2653

  • CHOIRS


    St. Benedict ~ Saturday 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM & 6:30 PM
    St. Joseph ~ Sunday 11 AM
    Our Lady of Mercy ~ Saturday 5 PM
                                                                & Sunday 9 AM
    To volunteer contact the parish office -
                                                                 519 336-2656

  • MINISTRY OF THE WORD
    Lectors & Commentators


    St. Benedict ~ Saturday 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM & 6:30 PM
    St. Joseph ~ Sunday 11 AM
    Our Lady of Mercy ~ Saturday 5 PM
                                                                & Sunday 9AM
    To volunteer contact Leonia Downie, Pastoral Minister: 519 336-2653 ext. 15

  • HOSPITALITY & GREETERS


    St. Benedict ~ Saturday 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM & 6:30 PM
    St. Joseph ~ Sunday 11 AM
    Our Lady of Mercy ~ Saturday 5 PM
                                                                & Sunday 9AM
    To volunteer contact the parish office -
                                                                519 336-2656

  • OFFERTORY COUNTERS


    Here is a ministry that is not often thought of, the parishioners involved in counting the weekly offertory contributions.  You do not need to be an accountant, just know how to count money.  This task is done weekly at the parish office and each team serves on a rotation which requires your service  every 3 to 4 weeks. In compliance with the Diocese Called, Gifted, Sent policy, a
    mandatory police check is required for all money counters. 
    If you have a few hours once a month and would like to make more friends at the parish, please call Lisa DeSena: 519 336-2653 ext. 14

  • RCIA


    Our entire parish community is called by God to respond to those inquiring about initiation into the Catholic faith with hospitality, prayer, and witness. Each of us is gifted in different ways to be instruments of God’s love as we welcome and walk with those coming to know Jesus more intimately during their discernment of  initiation into the Church. Please take to prayer how you might be called by God to participate.  Could you contribute with your gifts of hospitality or intercessory prayer?  Might you serve as a sponsor or as a catechist at our weekly gatherings?  Are you called to invite participation and inclusion into ministries in which you already participate?  In whatever ways you feel called to participate, your contribution matters.
    Contact Leonia Downie, Pastoral Minister
    519 336-2653 ext. 15