St. Philomena Catholic Church, Des Moines, WA

Parish Leadership Groups

*Please call the office at (206) 878-8709 to reach any of the contact people listed below.

PASTORAL LEADERSHIP GROUP

Finance Council: Mark Hunt

BUILDING COMMUNITY

Coffee and Donuts (8:30 and 10:30 Masses): Contact - Parish Office
Coffee, donuts and other goodies after both morning masses; a time for fellowship and getting to know others.
Catholics Come Home: Contact - Jim Sammon
A program to welcome home Catholics who have left the church and want to come back into full communion.
Northern Marianas Church Group: Contact - Mary Torres
Pacific Islander group involved in fundraising for different projects around the church.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Parish Office Support: Contact - Kara Montplaisir, Isabel Gomez, and Kyle Kirschenman
Assisting in the parish office when staff are on vacation or in staff meetings with various office tasks, such as filing, computers, telephones, etc.
Bulletin Stuffers:
Contact - Parish Office
Each Friday morning assist with stuffing inserts into the parish bulletin.
Knights of Columbus: Contact - Thomas Huard, Grand Knight
A service organization within St. Philomena; fundraising, contribute to evangelization efforts, financially support seminarians, provide volunteer work in the parish and spiritually encourage one another.
Outreach Ministry:
Contact - Joyce Thompson and Claire Navarre
Assist with set up, serving and clean up at funerals at St. Philomena.
Counters:
Contact - Kara Montplaisir
Counting the weekly offering each Monday morning.

PRAYER AND FAITH SHARING

Charismatic Prayer Group: Contact - Pat Passmore
Meet each Monday at noon in the Adoration Chapel for praise and worship in song, scripture and prayer.
Perpetual Adoration: Contact - Gus Burneo and Virginia O’Bryan
Taking one hour out of a busy schedule to spend with the Lord, either in prayer, meditation, spiritual reading, reflection, or just being quiet and letting the Lord speak to you. Chapel is open 24 hours, except during Mass times.
Nocturnal Adoration:
Contact - Bernardo Barco
Once each month, group gathers to praise and worship in song, scripture and prayer; meet in the Adoration Chapel.
Legion of Mary:
Contact - Delores Rybacki
Meet every Thursday at 3:30pm for reciting the Rosary and planning meeting. Members do two hours of active work each week, visiting the homebound and inactive Catholics.
Women's Bible Study:
Contact - Cathy Madison
Meet each Wednesday evening for Bible Study or a study of a topic related to the Catholic faith, ie, changes in the Mass.
Patricians:
Contact - Delores Rybacki
Meet monthly to discuss at topic from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

LITURGY AND MUSIC

Liturgical: Contact persons - Deacon Jerry Graddon, Father Steve Woodland, Kara Montplaisir, and Kyle Kirschenman
Sacristan: Responsible for the set up for daily, Sunday and holy day Masses.
Eucharistics Ministers: Assist in distribution of bread and wine at Mass.
Lector: Responsible for proclaiming the Word of God and Prayers of the Faithful at Mass; workbooks provided
Minister of Hospitality/Greeter: Provide a welcoming environment, take up the collection, see that the offertory gifts are brought to the altar, pass out weekly bulletins, and assist with various situations that may arise.
Altar Servers: School-age children who have received their First Communion; assisting the priest during the Mass.
Choir:
5:30 pm Mass Saturday: Kyle Kirschenman, organist and choir director
8:30 am Mass Sunday: Kyle Kirschenman, organist and choir director
10:30 am Mass Sunday: Kyle Kirschenman, organist and choir director
1:00 pm Spanish Mass Sunday: Eduardo Ramirez, Spanish language music director
5:30 pm Mass Sunday: Samuel Libra, associate organist

SOCIAL MINISTRIES

Eucharistic Outreach Ministry: Contact person - Deacon Jerry Graddon
Taking communion to the homebound and to those in the nursing and assisted living homes. There is a quarterly communion service in the nursing homes.
St. Martin de Porres (Sandwiches): Contact persons - Dean Carroll; Louis & Florence Osborne; Fred & Bernice Konkel; Mary Carol Riley & Mary Jo Rulffes
Each Friday one group delivers homemade sandwiches for an evening meal to the homeless men at St. Martin de Porres Shelter in Seattle. Volunteers make the sandwiches and bring them to the parish to be delivered.
Pregnancy Aid: Contact person - Jo Brosamer
Assist families with infants and young children with layettes, clothing, toys, car seats and other baby items.
Des Moines Food Bank: Contact person - Mike Adams
Assist families and individuals with food items at the Des Moines United Methodist Church.

ADULT AND FAMILY FAITH FORMATION

Young Adult Group: Contact person - Matt Timmons
Group for young adults 18 through 40-something; usually meet once a month for fellowship.
Baptism Facilitator (English): Contact person - Jo Brosamer
Classes for English speaking families preparing for baptism in the church.
Baptism Facilitator (Spanish): Contact person - Saul Duran
Classes for Spanish speaking families preparing for baptism in the church.
RCIA and RCIC: Contact person - Holli Neigel
RCIA classes (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation) for those preparing to enter the church at the Easter Vigil.

CHILDREN & YOUTH FAITH FORMATION

Teen Confirmation Team: Contact person - Kara Montplaisir
Preparing teens for confirmation
Sacramental Prep and CCD: Contact person - Holli Neigel
Preparing children for reception of First Reconciliation and First Communion; religious education classes are 1 through 6.
Youth Group/Ministry: Contact person - Dee Jenkins
Group comprises both junior and senior high school youth from public, private school and home-schooled children. Meet on a regular basis during the school year. Activities include guest speakers, assisting at parish functions, a convention in November and Junior High Rally in March.
Vacation Bible School: Contact person - Kara Montplaisir
Sacramental Prep Catechist (Spanish): Contact person - Hilda Ramirez
Preparing children in the Hispanic community for First Communion and CCD religious education classes.
CYO Commission: Contact person - Sean Bui
Basketball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, cross country for kids in 7th and 8th grades.

WEDDING PREP AND XV AÑOS

Wedding Coordinator (English): Contact person - Sue Swart
Wedding Coordinator (Spanish): Contact person - Rocio Barco
XV Anos: Contact person - Alicia Castor

FACILITIES

Contact persons - Derrin Walter and Dennis Mendiola