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Vocational Ministries

Invest your talent to fulfill your vocation. We start down the path of investing our talents by participating in a ministry here at church as we discern how God is calling us. The parish can help you find a ministry and receive formation to grow in the skills needed to fulfill your vocation.

Besides the Mass, our parish provides many opportunities for you to invest a little time to connect with Christ. The easiest way to grow in our faith is to share it with others.

Liturgical Ministries

Members of the liturgical ministries serve the parish before/during and after Mass. Each position 

See Liturgical Ministries Page

Hospitality Ministries

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Formation Ministries

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Stewardship

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." (1 Pt 4:10)

 

Stewardship Council

The purpose of this council is to educate and develop all parishioners in their commitment to stewardship of time, talent and treasure.  If interested in learning more contact: Christine Chapman at chapmanc@ssjwoodlands.com

Outreach Ministries

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Angel Tree

Extending the spirit of Christmas by providing gifts to people in need. The program begins the weekend before Thanksgiving and ends with the delivery of the gifts the first weekend in December. Helene McKee, hlmdevmckee@gmail.com

Blood Drive

Giving blood is an act of charity and mercy. It demonstrates a willingness to help others. The Blood Drive Ministry provides an opportunity for SSJ parishioners to participate by encouraging, organizing, and supporting the donation of blood for those in need. March, July & November on Sundays 8:00 am-2:00 pm (Check bulletin for dates) Gretchen Hartley– Duffy, ghartley06@gmail.com

Emergency Management

SSJ is one of the main shelters for Montgomery County and functions as a partner with the American Red Cross. During disasters such as hurricanes, flooding and other weather events, the shelter may be activated to assist in housing, registration and supplying  meals. The need for trained volunteers is necessary. Training provided by the Red Cross. If you are interested in becoming a trained shelter volunteer please contact Jim Burkett at jfburk@sbcglobal.net

 

Guardian Angel Closet

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Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer your time and talent to ‘build a world where everyone has a place to live.’ Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. We work in Conroe, on one house per year, starting in the Fall and finishing in the Spring, working two Saturdays each month. You can also help by furnishing breakfast or lunch on workdays. David Vogt, dc.vogt@earthlink.net

Loaves and Fishes Ministry

We serve the neediest of our community in Southeast Texas, including Harris and Montgomery counties. The main focus has been helping with preparing and serving hot lunches twice a month at the Catholic Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen in downtown Houston. The Soup Kitchen is a Catholic charity, and we give out shoes, socks, clothing and rosaries to the homeless several times a year. The Ministry is also pursuing activities with Compassion United and its Miracle City in Conroe, possibly helping out at Breakfast in the Park for the homeless and helping as Miracle City grows “Feeding the hungry with God’s love.” Serving Schedule: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month, 9-12 pm, Bill Grattendick, desotowag@sbcglobal.net

Prison Ministry

Prison Visitation Ministry: Visits with prisoners at a state prison outside of Huntsville. SSJ Parish Office at: 281-367-9885

Prison Pen Pal Ministry: Corresponds with inmates in the state prison system. Lisa Naeger, naegerlisa@gmail.com

Respect Life

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Accompaniment Ministries

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Adopt-a-Grandparent

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Butterflies Widow Support

A new beginning like a cocoon, releasing a beautiful butterfly. We study the truths of our Catholic Faith and we share our sad goodbyes. As widows we know God carries us through those lonely times in life. Sending us friends with a similar loss to help us overcome our struggles and strife's. So join us as we gather for faith filled fellowship, food and fun. Our lives have certainly changed but a new one has now begun. May God Bless You

 

For more information contact butterflies2018@att.net

Divorce Recovery

THERE IS HELP, THERE IS HOPE!
If you or someone you know has experienced the hurt of divorce, the Path to Healing is for you. The experience of divorce can be devastating, often bringing feelings of anger, sadness, depression, despair and fear. This program will address self image, stress, anger, blame and guilt, loneliness, forgiveness, and pathways to growth, healing and happiness. It is a faith based, Catholic Christian recovery ministry that welcomes other faith traditions as well. It is a safe and life-giving support experience.

 

​Information Session | Wednesday, September 6, 2023 and Series begins Wednesday, September 27

Register Here

 

Or for information about the group please contact: Mary Goodrich, email: mgoodrich2@comcast.net or Daniel email: coleco@gmail.com

EMHC Visitation

See EMHC Visitation Page

Funeral Team

Coming Soon

Hands with Heart

The HANDS with HEART Ministry began as a prayer blanket ministry, making prayer blankets from fabric donated by parishioners. The Ministry has expanded its scope over the years, both in terms of the handcrafted items that it produces and the organizations that it serves. The Ministry supports Christian values through their conversations, actions, and prayers.

Everyone is welcome to join. The women involved are wonderfully creative and willing to serve. The Ministry meets every Monday morning in the Ministry House, from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Items can also be made at home and brought to the church for the different events. For inquires contact Bobbie Torrguson, email: torgcomp@sbcglobal.net

Rainbow and Roses

Rainbow and Roses is the Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Parish’s grief support ministry.  Its mission is to provide support for anyone, parishioner or not, who has had a loved one die; be that a spouse, parent, child, or friend. Our goal is to assist you in your grief journey by providing direct support from others who have experienced a similar loss. We offer a safe, non-judgmental space to listen and talk through issues and pain experienced after the loss of a loved one.

Meetings are the first and third Thursday of every month in the Ministry House (St. Vincent de Paul office) from 10:00 – 11:30 am. Meetings are informal sharing sessions hosted by a parish member facilitator who is also coping with the loss of a loved one. For inquires contact Lisa Bills, email: taterbills@gmail.com or Charley Duffy, email: cduffyiii@comcast.net

Rosary Makers

Rosary Makers meet the third Friday of the month. We have supplies and will teach you how to make rosaries for the missions. For inquires contact Pauline at okie73@consolidated.net

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a ministry to the afflicted. It is meant as an accompaniment ministry to those who have suffered a loss of any kind. It is meant to enhance our existing Pastoral Accompaniment Ministries (PAM) by providing tools to assist each ministry in recognizing and being able to take their interactions with the faithful deeper. For inquires email: stephenministries@ssjwoodlands.com or call the offices at Sts. Simon and Jude and ask for Sonya Thibert 

Transportation

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Administrative

These ministries function under the Administration/Stewardship Commission of the Pastoral Council.

Facilities Project Committee

The members of this committee will have expertise areas related to facility and/or landscape operations so they can scope out and oversee projects throughout the campus. All projects will be approved by them in order to ensure continuity and alignment with the parish mission.  Facilities Chair: David Vogt, dc.vogt@earthlink.net

DIGGERS@SSJ

The purpose of this ministry is to provide natural and beautiful spaces for parishioners and guests to walk, reflect, and pray as they make their way down the path toward Apostleship. Use your 'green thumb' and learn more about the floral and fauna while fellowshipping with other parishioners, Contact Christine Chapman at  Chapmanc@ssjwoodlands.com

 

Money Counters

On a weekly basis, this group will gather and count the weekend's offertory and prepare it for deposit. Contact LuAnn Galik at lagalik54@gmail.com 

Parking Team

Part of being in fellowship with other parishioners is looking out for one another. This team of parishioners will greet and welcome others to SSJ, while picking them up and delivering those that need it, by cart to Mass. Contact Christine Chapman at  Chapmanc@ssjwoodlands.com

Parishioner Testimonials

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