Spiritual Life

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the chapel after Mass on the first Friday of each month and available for adoration until Benediction before Mass on the day following. Call the coordinator Marty Henry, at 508-477-4558 if you wish to sign up.

 

 

 

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST TO THE SICK:

The Eucharist is made available to our homebound parishioners and to those in the hospital through the extraordinary efforts of this group of men and women. These ministers are especially chosen but one can express a desire to be considered for this ministry. Contact the Parish Office at 508-477-7700 or ctk@cape.com

 

 

 

CTK YOUTH MINISTRY

Youth ministry is more than just programs and events. It is the response of the Christian community to the needs of young people, and the sharing of the unique gifts of youth with the larger community. To be most effective, this is a ministry to, with, by, and for young people that involves their families, their parish community, and the larger community. At the heart of ministry with young people is the presence of caring, supportive relationships where youth experience the Good News in the flesh. For more information contact Kathy Laird, Youth Minister at youthmin@cape.com. To learn more go to CTK Youth Ministry.

PARISH NURSING

Parish Nursing and Health Ministry is a Parish-based ministry, which cares for the whole person --- body, mind and spirit. This ministry arises from the needs of the Parish Community and is realized through the talents of registered nurses and other health professionals or lay leaders who combine health science with pastoral care. While each Parish Community’s program is unique, all programs provide for wellness, health and healing as well as access to community health resources. To learn more click Parish Nursing or contact Betty Mazzucchelli, RN, FCN, ELIZMAZZ@Comcast.net 508.477.1110 Cell 508.566.1726

 

 

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS:

This program is designed for men and women who wish to become Catholic. The Catechumens, that is, adults who have never been baptized in any Christian religion and the Candidates, that is, baptized non-catholics, make up the membership of this group. Classes are held on a regularly scheduled basis. The instructors are a team of adult catechists who work with the director in formulating the curriculum and liturgical celebrations. The Catechumens are baptized and the candidates received into the church and both groups are confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass each year. Information for prospective members or catechists can be obtained by calling the Parish Office. The same program for children is also available.
Contact Deacon Robert Lemay at 508-477-7700 ext. 13, rdlctk@cape.com or go to Diocesan Faith Formation.

 

WHATS MISSING?

What’s Missing offers the opportunity for confirmed adults to explore and discuss their Catholic faith. This education series is for those who wish to fill the gaps in their journey of faith in a fun and lively group setting!

We discuss many things from Catholic roots, Where is Jesus, Why do we do what we do at Mass,  to do you know why it is you are Catholic? The team works with the groups input  to  formulate the curriculum.  We meet about twice a month (every other monday) Starting Sept 17th at 7pm. In class room B1-2. What draws people in to our group is the opportunity to learn more about our Faith, ask the questions they have without fear of judgment, and to developed a better relationship with God.
Contact info is Deacon Robert Lemay at 508-477-7700 ext. 13, rdlctk@cape.com or Katie Parkes at faith71809@hotmail.com

Ministry of HopeMINISTRY OF HOPE

Men and women from the parish assist at the time of death, to the families whose loved one has died. They go to the homes to help the family prepare for the Funeral Liturgy and to select the readings, as well as the music for the Mass. It is our custom to bring a small loaf of bread to the bereaved family. Sr. Shirley Agnew, RSM  508-477-7700, ext. 26 ctk@cape.com


THE PARISH SCRIPTURE REFLECTION GROUP:

scriptureIs open to all members of the parish on a come when you can basis. No need to register. Walk-ins are welcome. Using materials provided, the group prepares for the following Sunday readings. This experience is for all who want to understand and reflect on the message of the Sunday scripture readings in light of your own faith experience in a group setting. Individuals are not required to share. Listening is fine. This is not a bible study group.

We meet in the lower room under the Parish Office on Thursday mornings (after Mass) from 9:15 - 10:00 AM, coffee is provided. For more information please contact: Sr. Shirley Agnew RSM, Facilitator at 508-477-7700 ex. 26 or shirleya12@comcast.net.

 

WALKING WITH PURPOSE


Walking with Purpose is a form of bible study that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It offers personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges and struggles to the timeless wisdom in scripture. Guidance and support are given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church.

In the summer of 2002, Lisa Brenninkmeyer, a convert to Catholicism, developed the bible study program called Walking with Purpose.  Walking with Purpose reaches out to women who desire to grow in their faith using a Scripture-based program that is fresh, relevant and focused on conversion of heart more than intellectual development.

The joy and peace women obtain from more regular Bible reading also deepens their prayer life. Women are invited into the program without constraints of faith background, age or marital status. Women from both Catholic and Protestant churches have become members of Walking with Purpose, gaining further insight into shared Christian ideals.

For more information, email ‘Karen Mullaly-Sweeney’,  WWP Coordinator cotuitcookie@aol.com for more information, or to be added to the mail list about future sessions.

 

St. John of the Cross Lay Carmelite Community

People of prayer, People for others, People who seek God

The Lay Carmelites are called to the Family of Carmel to be involved deeply in the mission of the Church. The Charism of Carmel is : prayer (personal and liturgical) ; community (a love of those with whom we live and work) ; and apostolic work ( solidarity with God's People everywhere). We meet the 3rd Sunday of the month for Mass, a teaching, and prayer. We also meet on the alternate Sunday evenings at 6:30pm in St. Jude's Chapel for evening prayer. 

If you are 18 years of age and seek personal and spiritual growth in the Spirit of the Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel please contact Dottie Cawley, (508) 477-2798 or Eileen Sullivan, (508)-432-8149  lspump@yahoo.com

 
 

On May 20, 2012 with the gracious assistance of Monsignor Hoye, Pamela Wood made her Temporary Promises and June Farrell was received into St. John of the Cross Carmelite Community. (photo 1 & 2)

On March 25, 2012 some of our members attended a celebration with the Prior General of our order Fr. Fernando Millan Romeral, O Carm.  (photo 3)