Ministries

Arts & Environment Ministry

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This ministry maintains the liturgical decorations of St. Monica Catholic Church and grotto.  This includes the acquiring and arranging of floral and other appropriate decorations for each Mass and maintaining altar linens.  Those with artistic ability to arrange flowers or displays or sew banners within the guidelines of GERM and liturgical seasons and have an understanding of the sacredness and reverence of the altar.    If you would like to give back to the Lord your  time and talents in this manner.

Contact: Cris David  or

               Cindy Gilmore

Beautification Ministry

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This ministry ensures and maintains the beauty of St. Monica Catholic Church.  This would include a dusting and straightening of the church. Those who serve are on rotating schedule.  If you would like to spend some time serving the Lord by cleaning up his house.

Contact: Reta Harris 

Bereavement Ministry

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This ministry assists the grieving family with food brought to the Parish Enrichment Center after their loved one’s funeral Mass.  If you would like to share your cooking or baking talents or even just kitchen help for approximately two hours during such times.

Contact: Nancy Walwik 

Respect Life

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This ministry prays, educates and advocates for the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.  

If you have an understanding and acceptance of the Catholic position on all life issues and would like to help preserve it.

Contact: Rita Lambert


Social Justice

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Seeks to help parishioners see the challenges of modern society – poverty, homelessness, immigration, racism, globalization – through the lens of our Catholic faith. Grounded in the rich tradition of Catholic Social Teaching, we seek to live out the Gospel by calling attention to social justice issues, finding ways to work directly with the poor, and advocating for change wherever injustice exists.


Contact: Hazel Fraize

Groups

Bereavement Group

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Contact: Nancy Tatum or

               Mary Iovino

Knights of Columbus

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The Knights of Columbus is a lay organization that provides fraternal support among Catholic men and insurance benefits for them and their families in time of death and need.  They care about the Church, community, family, young people, fellow members, the abused and handicapped.   “Each man gives what he can, to the projects that he can.”


Palatka Council #5758 have won many awards and recognitions over the years.


3rd Degree meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the Knights’ Hall, 2000 Silver Lake Drive, Palatka, FL


4th Degree of Putnam County, Fr. John J. Heerey Assembly meets the 4th Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the Knights’ Hall, 2000 Silver Lake Drive, Palatka, FL


Contact: Grand Knight George Schiffbauer 

Ladies Guild

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Our Ladies Guild meets on the first Tues of the month from Sep to May and is open to any interested Christian woman.  The Parish Enrichment Center is like a second home to our busy ladies as it is where our activities take place.

  

In our community we faithfully support Lee Conley House, Women’s Resource Center, Elves for Kids, Catholic Charity, Crestwood Nursing Home with birthday cards and party, St Gerard House in St Augustine which assists unwed mothers and in November we provide and serve a Thanksgiving dinner at Barry Manor.


 In our Parish,  First Friday Masses are offered for the intentions of the Ladies Guild, birthday cards for our seniors, support our Youth’s golf tournament and Vacation Bible School.  We also prepare and serve food to the Priests of our Diocese when our church hosts the Deanery meeting as well as providing a meal and comfortable setting where families can come together after celebrating the life of their loved one who has passed.

    

In order to generate funds to support our budget and often donate generously to parish fundraisers we hold an annual flea market.  We are happy to render assistance to our Pastor while supporting each other as lasting friendships are developed.  We look forward to welcoming guests and getting to know you!


Contact: Helen Muir