Baptism Preparation | Catechist | First
Communion Committee | St. Louis de Montfort
Our Lady of Wisdom
School | Vacation Bible School | Sunshine
House | Youth Ministry |
Prayer Groups | Ministry of Prayer
and Praise | Small Christian
Communities| The Family Program
St. Louis de Montfort offers a variety of Family Faith ministries
and opportunities to volunteer with these ministries. Please contact
the designated person listed if you would like more information
about a particular ministry.
“And where there is no
knowledge, there is no wisdom” Sirach
|All of our Parish volunteers are required to attend VIRTUS Training and to update that training each month via training
bulletins on the Internet. This is extremely important, so that
we, as a Church, can take every possible step to protect the
people we are trying to help.
Deacon Bob Mullane and Donna & Michael McCauley
|The Sacrament of
Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment
and discipleship in the Catholic Church. Whether we are baptized
as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating
and enacting the embrace of God. Baptism celebrates a family’s and community's
experience of God’s love in the baptized.
Volunteers who are involved with the ministry of Baptism
help prepare parents and godparents for their role in this
Sacrament, as well as their role in the future faith development
of the baptized, and they assist at the baptismal celebrations
Meetings are held on the first Monday of each
month at 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Members of this ministry
attend meetings and baptism celebrations on a rotating basis.
John McNamara and
|Catechists are those people who are called to
serve through teaching, witness, prayer, service and building
community. At St. Louis de Montfort, a catechist is someone
who utilizes their gifts of faith, patience and creativity to
teach children in a particular grade about the Gospel.
The catechist prepares age-appropriate
lessons and activities for the children, and is guided by
a coordinator of religious education, who provides resources,
ideas, suggestions and support. Classes take place in the
once a week for one hour. Training for catechists is given
at several meetings throughout the year.
|First Communion is considered
one of the most important, holiest events in a Catholic
It means that person has received the Sacrament of the Eucharist,
the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Most Catholic children
receive their First Communion when they're seven or eight
years of age because this is considered the “age of
reason.” Others can receive communion for the first
time when they have met the Church's specific requirements.
Members of the St. Louis de Montfort First Holy Communion
Committee are a vital part of the celebrations of the Sacrament
of First Holy Communion.
|The environment during
a child’s first
years of life are extremely important to the child’s
spiritual, physical, social, creative, cognitive and language
development. This environment includes persons outside the
child’s home who have an impact on the child’s
life. The St. Louis de Montfort Pre-School teachers and volunteers
help prepare children for the rest of their school years,
as well as surround them with a caring, supportive, spiritual
environment in which to learn and interact with other students.
Pre-School volunteers help with seasonal school and Church
activities and assist the teachers on a daily basis.
114-116 Myrtle Avenue
Port Jefferson, NY
Lady of Wisdom School is the regional Catholic school supported by our parish and
three neighboring parishes. The mission of Our Lady of Wisdom
School is “to ensure
a high quality of education in a loving, caring, environment,
highlighting the positive influence of God within the learning
experience.” The school educates students from Kindergarten
through 8th grade.
Please contact the school directly to find out about volunteer
Vacation Bible School is a week long summer learning experience for children in pre-school through 6th grade. It is held in the beginning of August and our 7th through 12th grade students assist with the program. It teaches the children about Jesus and the Catholic faith through fun activities like art, drama, music, and games. Registration is held during the last two weeks of May at the Margaret Galvin Battillo Religious Education Office.
Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
at the Pre-School
Our Religious Education Program for children starts with our 3 year olds in our Family Religious Education Program. Our Family Program is coordinated with our Mass Schedule: we meet after the 5pm Mass on Saturday from 6 to 6:40pm; after the 9am Mass and the Bagel Breakfast from 10:30 to 11:10am; after the 10:30am Mass or before the 12Noon Mass from 11:20 to 11:55am. The Family Religious Education Program also meets on Tuesday evening from 6:15 to 6:55pm for those families that can not make our weekend program.
Our Youth Ministry helps teens become disciples of Jesus by providing catechetical, social, spiritual, and apostolic opportunities for our teenagers in grades 9 through 12 to grow closer to Jesus and His Church. Our teens have many activities available: scouting, altar serving, Youth Choir, ushering, Youth Group, trips, Overnight Retreats at the Parish Center, dances, youth masses, service opportunities, Bible Study, and prayer groups.
|Women’s Prayer Group – Tuesday
mornings at 10:00 a.m. in Classroom #3 |
Men & Women’s Prayer Group – Thursday evenings
at 7:15 p.m. in the Chapel
Prayer is a way of talking to God. Members of these prayer
groups join together on a weekly basis to pray, read scripture,
make petitions, give thanks, and share how God works in their
Deacon Joe Bartolotto
|This spiritual ministry is open
to all parishioners who want to praise the Lord, give thanks,
make petitions, and intercede for others. Members of this ministry
receive a monthly mailing and pray from their homes for the
petitions listed each month.
Deacon Bob Mullane
Meets weekly or bi-weekly
|A Small Christian Community is a group of 8-12
adults who meet in homes to share their faith stories with one
another and to share God’s story through Sunday scriptures.
Noticing one’s story and the story of God, listening appreciatively
to the story of another, people help each other to make connections
with everyday life and faith. Small communities make a difference
in the lives of those who participate in them and in the parish
that develops them. Please call for more information.
|The Family Program is an inter-generational program that is built around our Mass schedule. We offer this option on Saturday after the 5pm Mass (6 to 6:40pm); on Sunday after the 9am Mass and the Bagel Breakfast (10:30 to 11:10am) and also after the 10:30am or before the 12Noon Masses from 11:20 to 11:55am. We also offer this option on Tuesday evening from 6:15 to 6:55pm. In the first part of this program the parent works with her or his own child or children and then there is a presentation by the facilitator. After the presentation on a faith topic, the students break up into age appropriate groups for a review of what they have learned.