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The ministries and activities of Sts. Simon and Jude parish are organized under the structure of parish commissions. The pastor, appointed by the bishop, oversees all of the ministries and activities of the parish and is responsible to the Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo. The pastor is aided in this oversight by the Pastoral Council (PC). The PC is an advisory body to the pastor and also a representative body for the parishioners of SSJ. The ministries and activities of the parish are organized under the commissions which, ideally, will help these groups to coordinate their efforts and make the best use of the time, talent, and treasure given by the parishioners. The commissions also help implement the goals set out for the parish by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and/or pastor with the PC. The chairpersons of the commissions bring the concerns of the ministries of their commissions to the attention of the pastor and PC.
WORSHIP COMMISSION - Guy Chason, firstname.lastname@example.org Liturgies, Retreats, Devotions, Novenas and Prayers. Make Disciples by promoting a personal relationship with God through worship, prayer and reflection.
LOVE COMMISSION - Martha Genthon, email@example.com Events, Family Life, Fellowship Support, Hospitality, Parishioner Involvement. Make Disciples by promoting a welcoming environment that instills a sense of belonging and involvement in our parish community and families.
KNOW COMMISSION- Begonia Fernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org Faith Formation, Small Groups,Sacramental Preparation. Make Disciples by promoting lifelong growth in the knowledge and sharing of our faith.
SERVE COMMISSION - Dcn Joe Mignogna, email@example.com Outreach, Pastoral Care, Social Justice & Advocacy. Make Disciples by promoting care for the sick and less fortunate of our parish and community.
ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION- Tony Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative/ Office Support, Facilities, Reporting, Stewardship, Technology. Make Disciples by promoting good stewardship of our resources and talents as a parish and as individuals.
American Heritage Girls #0204
American Heritage Girls #0204 – Is a faith based scouting organization tailored for girls between the ages of 5-18. AHG allows girls to experience new challenges, serve others, make new friends, and have tons of fun in a safe faith filled environment. Whether you daughter wants to learn more about aviation, learn to paddle a canoe or ice the perfect cake, AHG’s program is ready to inspire her to new heights. Wendy McKnight or Ana McLaughlin, email@example.com
Boy Scout #204
Boy Scout #204 – (Ages 11-18) – The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law, which ranges from Trustworthiness to Reverence. Youth and adult leaders receive training to guide them in this undertaking. Bill Malone (Committee Chair), firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Goulden ( Scoutmaster), email@example.com
Bridge Group – Group meets Monday’s at 12:30pm, room 10 in Domec Hall.
CanCare – Provides free one-on-one peer matching for patients and caregivers for any type of cancer. CanCare peer support persons have gone through a 17-hour training class. Through their shared experience they can offer HIPE and compassionate understanding for the patient and/or caregiver. Our specialized ministry is available to anyone whether a member of our parish or not. Eleanor Sommer, firstname.lastname@example.org or Herb Sommer, email@example.com
Couples for Christ
Couples for Christ – Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFC FFL) is an ecclesial movement, or canonically, a private lay association that aims to build the “church of the home” by bringing families to a living relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. CFC-FFL is a servant and lay arm of the Roman Catholic Church in the work of evangelization, family renewal, and the promotion and defense of life. Those who want to become members of CFC FFL attend a local Christian Life Seminar which is a series of 9 talks dealing with Christian catechesis. The sessions consist of a talk, group discussion, and time for fellowship. Pepito and Pat Santos, firstname.lastname@example.org, John Baxter, email@example.com
Girl Scout #11873
Girl Scout #11873 – (Ages 7-11 or Grades 1 to 5) – Provides boys the opportunity to explore the world around them by participating in fun age-appropriate activities, performing service, and making new friends. Scouting is great for all boys because of the variety of adventures that we do while following our motto, “Do Your Best”. Therese Wind, firstname.lastname@example.org
Disciples of Jesus and Mary
Disciples of Jesus and Mary – The purpose of DJM is to offer all people an on-going training program. This program enables all to grow spiritually and to work effectively in the world. It draws material from the Gospels, and teachings of the Church, and spiritual authors. The Disciples of Jesus and Mary are called to live in holiness and truth. The program offers how to discover your plan of life; the plan of life , found in the Heart of the Father, who He created you to be. In our relationship with the Lord we come to know Him intimately. We learn how to listen to Him, to the way He speaks to each of us. Cindy Montgomery, email@example.com
Divine Mercy Homeschool Co-op
Divine Mercy Homeschool Co-op -We are comprised of homeschooling families dedicated to teaching our children the truth, beauty, and goodness of God and His creation, in a safe, family friendly environment. We meet semi-monthly at Sts. Simon and Jude and offer classes for preschool – 9th grade. Subjects offered include: Latin, Religion, Art, History, Geography, Math, Science, Great Words and Presentations, Grammar, Social Skills and Etiquette, and Mock Trial. We are open to families of all faiths; however, parents should note that the curriculum used is Catholic in nature. The benefits of homeschooling as a member of our co-op are: academic enrichment, group projects, public speaking opportunities, accountability, fellowship and friendship for the entire family, homeschooling support, and additional expertise and resources from other parent teachers. Susan Kelley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Girl Scout #11873
Girl Scout #11873 – Woodland Trails Community invites all girls come and learn about Girl Scouts and have fun. Kristen Miller, email@example.com
International Friends – We meet on the 1st Friday of the month and also have outings throughout the year. Cultural activities and presentations. Aline Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org
JPII Catholic Young Adult Ministry
JPII Catholic Young Adult Ministry – Join other young adults (ages 18-39, single or married) from the North Houston Parishes for weekly events in Spring and The Woodlands. Our mission is to encourage Catholic Young Adults to grow in their faith and live balanced lives, by participating in spiritual, service, physical, and social events. We have Bible Studies, Theology on Tap, Theology of the Body, Ultimate Frisbee/Kickball/Softball, holy hours, happy hours, camping trips, service projects, and more! All Young Adults ages 18-39 are welcome. Check us out on Facebook, “jp2Cyam”. Dagny Moore, JP2CYAM@gmail.com to get added to our email list and get more information about our ministry.
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus – We are the largest Catholic men’s fraternal organization in the world, dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. We welcome Catholic men over the age of eighteen to join us in our service to Church, Family, Community, and Country. We are pro-life and pro-family. Meetings are a combination of devotion, business, and social activities, including dinner!! Our Family Nights are celebrations of family and fellowship. Many of our brother Knights are active in other SSJ ministries. Bill Moeller,email@example.com
K of C Squires
K of C Squires – The Knights also sponsor a young teen group called the Squires. These are young men between 10 and 17 years of age who seek the same ideals as are represented by our Order. . Bill Moeller,firstname.lastname@example.org
Lovelighters – Senior citizens of all faiths come enjoy food, fun, fellowship, and BINGO! Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 in Domec Hall. Winne Trahan, 936-273-2532
Men’s Club – All men of the parish are welcome to become members of the Men’s Club, which provides an opportunity for fellowship and service to the church community. LeRoy Luder, email@example.com
Evening of Recollection
Evening of Recollections for men- the recolllection takes place once a month on second Tuesdays of the month. Guillermo Orozco, firstname.lastname@example.org
Regnum Christi – As a religious congregation and movement of apostolate within the Catholic Church, the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi believe that God creates each person with a mission in mind. We help people to discover that mission, then give them the practical tools to live that mission, and the depth of spirituality to continually love the mission they have been given. We offer formation programs for boys, girls, young men and young women. We offer spiritual retreats, bible studies, and marriage renewal retreats for adults. Visit thykingdomcome.us to see all the activities planned for your area so you too can discover, live, and love your mission. Thy Kingdom Come! Timothy Wells, email@example.com
Social Single Seniors
Social Single Seniors – A social group which meets the 3rd Sunday of each month. Ann Oliphint, 832-813-0616
The Bread of Life Catholic Homeschool Group
The Bread of Life Catholic Homeschool Group- We are a group of Catholic homeschooling families that support each other in homeschooling and the Faith. It was founded by six homeschooling moms and one dad on May 15, 2000, that came together to form a group that would give opportunities for children and parents to build friendships, provide support, extra-curricular activities, social, and Liturgical Year events. We continue to grow with the help of each new member that joins our group. Blair Bailey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Venture Crew #204
Venture Crew #204 – (Ages 14-21 girls and boys) - Provides opportunities for leadership, team building and adventure activities. Elected officers lead the crew. The youth leaders structure monthly activities and a yearly “Super Activity” based on the interest of the members. Adult leaders insure safety and provide guidance for the youth. Gary Gibson (Advisor),email@example.com, Julie Gibson (Committee Chair), firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Club – Women gather for service, fellowship and fun. Hosting Church events and receptions, day trips, monthly Bunco and potluck dinners are all part of Women’s Club activities. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Ann Oliphint email@example.com or Kitty Keigher 936-447-9244 firstname.lastname@example.org