Holy Rosary Parish
Ansonia, CT
Stewardship Time & Talent Opportunities

It is the goal of Holy Rosary Parish to have every family involved in at least one area of witness and service to our parish community. The following opportunities are available for your involvement and your witness.

Call the Office, or e-mail  info@holyrosaryansonia.org.

Altar Servers:
Children who serve at Weekend Masses,and Adults who serve at funeral Masses.

Baptismal Ministry:
Responsible for assisting families in preparation for baptism.

Bereavement Group:
Trained persons who assist those in need with the grieving process.

Bingo Worker:
Responsible for working the parish bingo games.

Festival Committee:
(Year-round function) Responsible for ensuring the general management of the Festival as well as reviewing new and/or better ways to enhance the Festival.

"Giving Tree" Committee:
Responsible for planning and executing the annual Christmas tree for needy children.

Greeters:
An opportunity for all parish members (on a rotating basis) to greet fellow parishioners and visitors as they come into the church for Sunday Mass.

Hospitality:
Person(s) willing to co-ordinate Coffee Sunday (training provided).

Religious Education
Ministries of Education: which includes sacrament preparation for Baptism: adults, teens, children and infants. Confirmation: adults and teens, as well at First Eucharist and Reconciliation. Also includes Basic Faith Formation and Renewal for adults, teen, pre-teens and children.

Ministries of Liturgical Prayer:
Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Lectors, and Commentators.

Music Ministry
Men, women, teens and children who choose to be involved in one or more of the following:Cantor, Choir,  Resurrection Choir (funerals), Musicians.

Saint Pio Prayer group:
dedicated to the spirituality of Padre Pio.

Parish Nurse
Nurse(s) who volunteer time for blood pressure clinics, cholesterol; clinics, lecture on timely medical topics, etc.

Societies
Men and women who are actively involved in one or more of the following: Catholic Men's Society, Women's Rosary Guild, Knights of Columbus, and the Altar Society.

Ushers
Responsible for taking the collection, distributing bulletins, and making sure the church is prepared for the next Mass.                                            

Youth Group
High school students coming together for companionship and planning religious, charitable, and social functions to benefit the parish and community. 
                                                                                 
Stewardship is a spiritual attitude about who we are and what we have. It begins with the realization that everything we are and everything we own are gifts freely given to us by God who loves us and calls us into relationship with Himself. We have nothing , not even life itself , which is not a gift from God. With that understanding, comes both a growing awareness of our responsibility to use those gifts wisely, and a desire to somehow " give back" in thanksgiving some share of all we've been given. Stewardship is this attitude of responsive and responsible gratitude that brings about a more meaningful life because of our investment of time, talent and resources which brings us closer to Jesus Christ and closer to God.