Immaculate Conception Parish
Directory of Parish Ministries
Altar Server: Assists the priest at Mass. Contact: Fr. Isnardo Serrano or Deacon Jerry Pauly 452-6866.
Choir: Sings at weekend and special Masses. Contact: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. More>
Greeters/Hospitality: Greets people at weekend Masses. Makes an effort to get to know and welcome new people to the parish. Distributes bulletins after Mass. Contact: Ed Suarez 456-5592. More>
Lector: Proclaims scripture readings at Mass. Contact: Fr. Isnardo Serrano or Deacon Jerry Pauly 452-6866.
Liturgy Committee: Meets as needed to plan liturgies and related matters. Contact: Fr. Isnardo Serrano 452-6866
Minister of the Eucharist:
At Mass- Assist priest in distributing communion.
To the Homebound- Takes communion to those unable to attend. Mass.
Contact: Fr. Isnardo Serrano or Deacon Jerry Pauly 452-6866.
Musician: Enrich Liturgical Celebrations with musical talents. Contact: e-mail email@example.com. More>
Sacristan: Sets up liturgical items for Mass in accordance with the instructions of the priest. Contact: Fr. Isnardo Serrano or Deacon Jerry Pauly452-6866.
Usher: Takes up offertory collection at Mass. Contact: Ed Suarez 456-5592.
Altar Society: Keeps the altar and sanctuary clean and attractive (flower arranging) and launders and irons the altar linens. Those who are free to do so meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month for lunch. Contact: Judy James 451-4528.
Arts and Crafts: Meets Tuesday mornings for sewing, knitting and embroidering articles that are sold to help meet church needs. Contact: Joanne Traversi-Sykes 456-6389.
Bereavement Group: Cooks and delivers food to family of deceased parishioner. Looking for a Coordinator
Call Homebound: Phones homebound parishioners on a regular basis to see how they are doing and to keep them connected to the parish. Contact: Parish Secretary 452-6866.
Immaculate Conception Support Group: A Christ-centered 12 step program that meets Thursday's at 6:00 pm in the Marian Room to heel hurts, habits and hang-ups. Contact: Alan or Ana Owings at 682-9860. More>
Drive others to Church: Provides transportation to and from Church for parishioners who cannot drive. Contact: Parish Secretary 452-6866.
Fall Festival: Annual Fall Festival, a major social activity that involves English and Spanish-speaking parishioners. The proceeds are used to help provide religious education for children, youth and adults.
Parish Finance Council: Meets monthly to monitor parish finances, recommends the annual budget. Contact: Fr. Isnardo Serrano or Deacon Jerry Pauly 452-6866.
Funeral Reception: Provides hospitality and refreshments in the Marian Room after funeral services. Volunteer to run this Ministry is needed. Contact: Church office 916-452-6866
Holy Name Society: Men of the parish meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month for breakfast, business and Mass. The Holy Name Society raises funds for minor improvements and repairs on the Church buildings and grounds. Contact: Joe Ostoja 457-0416. More>
Life in the Spirit: Meets periodically for prayer, song and spiritual renewal. Contact: Fr. Isnardo Serrano or Deacon Jerry Pauly 452-6866.
Maintenance: Maintenance and repairs of buildings and grounds. Includes all types of construction skills, cleanup around church entrances before Mass and assist on general “cleanup days”. Contact: Fr. Isnardo Serrano or Deacon Jerry Pauly 452-6866.
Marriage Encounter-Spanish: Helps married couples improve their relationship with each other. Contact: Manuel & Tania Cartagena (408) 431-7116.
Pastoral Planning Council: Meets monthly. Make recommendations pertaining to parish pastoral activities. Contact: Fr. Isnardo Serrano or Deacon Jerry Pauly 452-6866.
English: Meets every Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Parish Pastoral Center. Contact: Celia Delgado 457-2707.
Spanish: Meets every Friday at 7:00 pm in the Marian Room. Contact: Jose Luis Mendez 715-4142 or Geraldo Galvan 267-7682.
Religious Education/Catechists: Teach religious education to children from kindergarten to 8th grade. Children receive instruction in the Catholic faith and preparation for the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. Classes held on Sundays and Tuesdays. Contact: Laura Rios 452-6866. More>
Religious Goods Store: The Religious Goods store operates in the church vestibule after Sunday Masses. The store is operated by the Altar Society. Contact: Alicia Ramirez 455-6768 or Myrtle Joseph 372-2823.
RCIA (English) / RICA (Spanish): The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process for those who are considering joining the Catholic faith. It is also open to Catholics who have not received 1st Communion or Confirmation or who are interested in learning more about their faith. Contact: Deacon Jerry Pauly 452-6866. For Spanish contact Jesus Garcia 392-0872.
St. Vincent de Paul Society: Carries on Jesus’ work by serving people in need. Contact: Mary DeLost 456-5592. More>
Senior Citizens: A parish social club open to all parishioner age 55 and above. Meets for lunch and social activities on the 1st Wednesday of each month. The group also sponsors regular bus trips to places of interest. Contact: Luella Davis 456-2895. More>
Stewardship: Parish committee that encourages parishioners to serve the people of the parish with their time, talent and treasure. Contact: Fr. Isnardo Serrano or Jerry Pauly 481-1747.
Youth Group: Ages 16-25. Meets Mondays at 7:00 pm in the Marian Room. This is a very active group that provides spiritual and social activities to young people of our parish. Contact: Carlos Ramirez 916 548-2224. More>
Other: For example; computer skills, phone calls for parish, baking for parish activities, assisting in office. Contact: Parish Secretary 452-6866.