Saint Jude’s Circle

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St. Jude Circle — The last of many women’s guilds in our parish.  This guild promotes fellowship and friendship and supports one another in times of need.  The guild offers a social gathering for women as they meet monthly for lunch.  Members also assist with the Clothing Closet and Funeral Luncheon ministries.

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K of C Auxiliary

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Knights of Columbus Auxiliary — The Auxiliary is a Catholic organization formed for the following purposes:

1.   To enhance spiritual growth in faith and sociability among the members.
2.   To engage in charitable and civic endeavors.
Membership eligibility includes:  all wives, widows and adult daughters, age 18 years and older, of Knights in good standing, and all Catholic women and all men not eligible for Knights membership.  Members of the Auxiliary need not be Catholic.

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Knights of Columbus – Council 12985

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Knights of Columbus — This fraternal organization for Catholic men 18 years and older, is guided by four principles:  charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.  St. James Council is named Our Lady of White Lake, No. 12985, and has approximately 132 members.  Our council is dedicated for service to the parish and to the community and focuses its volunteering efforts and financial resources mainly on three areas:  St. James Youth Group, Right-to-Life, and the mentally impaired.  Men who join ...

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Ushers

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Ushers — The Ushers greet worshippers, assist with seating, coordinate gift bearers, gather the weekly offertory and other special collections, distribute bulletins, remove clutter from pews after Masses, and along with the Mass Coordinator, ensure all doors are locked and lights are turned off (as needed). Also required is giving assistance to any parishioner needing special attention, i.e. arranging for Eucharistic Minister to bring Communion to parishioner if they are unable to come forward, and attending to any ...

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Mass Coordinators

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Mass Coordinators — Ministers help in preparing the Sanctuary and the Altar for the Liturgy, including the hosts, wine and vessels. Additional responsibilities include ensuring all necessary liturgical ministers are present before each Mass and making sure that “all is in order” for the Mass. Identifying and resolving problem areas quickly and efficiently are imperative. Service in this capacity requires previous experience as Lector or Eucharistic Minister. Additional Mass Coordinators are always needed!

Coordinator: Shirley Shafer (766-2323); email:

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Documentation Ministry

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Documentation Ministry — Camera / Video Buff’s.  This ministry was initiated to gather, develop and historically preserve functions and events of Saint James Parish.  This is a very active and growing ministry, and we are always interested in recruiting new help.  If you have time and interest in these areas, we would love to have you join us.

Coordinator: John Duff; email: john@duffhouse.net  or telephone: 231.206.3428

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Liturgical Ministers Scheduling

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Liturgical Ministers Scheduler — Utilizing the Minister Scheduler Pro, this person schedules all ministers including: Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, and Altar Servers, for all weekend Masses. Any changes in Liturgical Ministers are communicated to the Scheduler so that schedules, which are prepared every two months, will be as accurate as possible.

Coordinator: Sandy Smith (894-6910); email: slangler.smith@gmail.com

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Lectors

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Lectors — Parishioners, young and old, proclaim God’s Word in scripture, lead the parish in the Prayers of the Faithful, and read announcements after Mass. Being a lector is spiritually rewarding and brings the Word of God to life during Mass. Typically, two lectors are scheduled for each Mass. This ministry is open to any actively practicing Catholic who is high school age or older, who has been confirmed, and who has a desire to exercise their speaking ...

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