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"The Ark" Nursery

Offers co-op style childcare to the parish during the 10:30am Sunday mass. Nursery is staffed by parents, young adults and youth volunteers from within the parish.

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Contact: Lia Keane


Altar Server

Assists the priest and deacon at the altar and throughout the liturgy during daily, weekend, and holyday liturgies.

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Contact: Rebecca Eyer


Annual Catholic Appeal

Coordinates Annual Catholic Appeal at the Parish level.

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Contact: Lorraine Doering


Annual Parish Fundraiser

Hosts our Parish's main annual fundraising festivities.

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Contact: Chris Smith


Art & Environment

Assists in the planning for liturgical environment and preparation of a hospitable and prayerful atmosphere in the worship space in correlation with the changing seasons of the liturgical year.

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Contact: Available


Bereavement Minister

Provides future and immediate funeral liturgy planning, assists in funeral liturgies, hosts receptions, and walks with the bereaved through their season of grief.

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Contact: Sr. Maureen Brown, csj


Bible Study

Opens the riches of Scripture through study, discussion, and prayer.

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Contact: Patt Goeltz


Blood Drive

Coordinates periodic Parish blood drives.

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Contact: Stacey & Morgan Espe


Bringing the Celebration Home

Organizes liturgically-focused workshops and activities that can be celebrated at home.

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Contact: Erin Barela


Brother Benno's Food Collection (Oceanside)

Collects and distributes needed items for the homeless during the year for Brother Benno’s in Oceanside.

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Contact: Dcn. Tom Goeltz


Brother Benno's Kitchen Server (Oceanside)

Helps at Brother Benno’s in Oceanside by serving food.

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Contact: Don & Jan Le May


Cantor

Supports our worship as psalmists, and promotes congregational singing during our worship.

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Contact: Douglas Lynn


Cappella Choir

Supports our worship and enriches our celebration by presenting unaccompanied choral music from various periods and in various styles.

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Contact: Douglas Lynn


Centering Prayer

Provides an opportunity to foster an ever-deepening relationship with God through Christian contemplative practices and silent prayer.

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Contact: Mary Williams


Children's Choir and Youth Choir

Supports our worship and enriches our celebration on a seasonal basis (Christmas and Easter) by presenting age-specific music.

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Contact: Douglas Lynn


Christmas Angels Ministry

Works to collect and distribute Christmas gifts to needy families in the community.

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Contact: Kevin and Lisa Seufert


College Life & Young Adults

Provides fellowship and faith-filled activities for young adults from 18 through their twenties.

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Contact: Rory & Stacey Griffin


Construction

Assists and advises on Parish building projects.

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Contact: Brian Leahey


CPR/AED Classes

Offers training and certification classes in CPR and the use of the AED to the Parish.

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Contact: Philip J. Goscienski, M.D.


Culture of Life Activities

Works with the Diocese to plan and roll out activities supporting a culture of life.

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Contact: Jane Kelleher


Development Chair

Serves on the Development Council and provides updates, raises concerns, and shares upcoming activities of the ministries within the Development Ministry.

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Contact: Jody Cadieux


Development Council Secretary

Serves on the Development Council, compiles meeting agenda items in conjunction with chairpersons, records meeting minutes, and distributes to the Council.

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Contact: Erik Acheff


Disability Facilitation

Addresses needs of Parishioners with disabilities as they pertain to the Parish.

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Contact: Ann Eriksson


Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

Provides opportunities for interaction with other faith traditions.

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Contact: Regina Aulisio


Eucharistic Adoration

Available Monday-Friday, 6:30am-7:30pm, in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

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Contact: Douglas Lynn


Eucharistic Minister

Assists the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass, to the homebound, to retirement communities, and to the hospitalized.

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Contact: Douglas Lynn


Eucharistic Minister (Bereavement)

Assists the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion during Funeral and Memorial Masses.

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Contact: Sr. Maureen Brown, csj


Faith Formation for Adults

Offers adult Parishioners opportunities for growth in faith and knowledge.

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Contact: Debbie Fredette


Faith Formation/Evangelization Chair

Serves on the Pastoral Council and provides updates, raises concerns, and shares upcoming activities of the ministries within Faith Formation & Evangelization.

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Contact: Rory Griffin


Family Services

Offers support for troubled marriages via Retrouvaille and annulment support.

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Contact: Fr. Mike Ratajczak


Finance Council Chair

Serves on the Finance Council, prepares the agenda in coordination with the Pastor, and helps lead the meeting.

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Contact: Ron Briseno


Finance Council Secretary

Serves on the Finance Council, compiles meeting agenda items in conjunction with chairpersons, records meeting minutes, and distributes to the Council.

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Contact: Nancy Busse


General Office Support

Provides various types of office work, including bulk mail and bulletin stuffing, making Baptism banners, sacristy and chapel cleaning, and “handyman” work.

We have an immediate need for help with stuffing bulletins each Friday from 9:00-10:30am.

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Contact: Henny Jocelyn


High School Youth Group

Offers teens, grades 9-12, an opportunity for support in spiritual, moral, and social development.

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Contact: Tilly Rudolph


Historian/Archives

Maintains the history of our Parish for future generations by preserving material such as photographs, negatives, videos, audio, brochures, fliers, reports, administrative, and ministry records that represent our congregational memory.

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Contact: Brandon Oswald


Hospitality Minister

Welcomes everyone to our church home and to God's table at each weekend and holyday liturgy, assisting the faith community in its worship before, during, and after the liturgy.

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Contact: Joyce Meehan


Hospitality Minister (Bereavement)

Welcomes everyone to our church home at Funeral and Memorial Masses, ministering to the families and friends of our beloved dead before, during, and after the liturgy.

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Contact: Sr. Maureen Brown, csj


Instrumentalist

Instrumentalists are invited to share their music and participate during Mass as soloists or ensembles and also in conjunction with other groups in the music ministry.

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Contact: Douglas Lynn


Interfaith Center for Worker Justice of San Diego (ICWJ)

Organizes religious communities of all faiths to help the voice of the working poor be heard for improved working conditions.

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Contact: Joyce Meehan


Jail/Detention Ministry

Arranges to visit and minister to the imprisoned.

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Contact: Rita McCarthy


Kitchen Manager

Acts as a liaison between our maintenance staff and all who use the kitchen.

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Contact: Rebecca Eyer


Knights of Columbus

An order of Catholic men and their families, serving church and community.

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Contact: Mike Sterling


LGBTQ Persons Support Group

Support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning persons.

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Contact: Emil Wick


LGBTQ Support Group for Parents & Families

Support group for parents and family members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning persons.

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Contact: Matt Rumps


LGBTQ Transgender/Transition Issues Support Group

Support group for transgender/transition issues.

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Contact: Geri Herold


Liturgy Chair

Serves on the Pastoral Council and provides updates, raises concerns, and shares upcoming activities of the liturgical ministries.

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Contact: Kathy Arciero


Liturgy Committee

Supports all aspects of Liturgical worship.

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Contact: Kathy Arciero


Liturgy of the Word for Children

Provides children of ages 4-12 with the opportunity to share the Liturgy of the Word from the Children's Lectionary at designated Sunday Masses.

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Contact: Eric & Deborah Williams


M&FL Diocesan Liaison

Brings Marriage & Family Life updates from the Diocese to the Parish.

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Contact: Andrea Spencer


Marriage & Family Life Chair

Serves on the Pastoral Council and provides updates, raises concerns, and shares upcoming activities of the ministries within Marriage and Family Life.

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Contact: Caleb & Sheila McKinley


Marriage Preparation

Includes the Diocesan Marriage Preparation Program, Engaged Encounter weekends, and Evenings for the Engaged.

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Contact: Fr. Mike Ratajczak


Men's Fellowship

Offers the men in our Parish spiritual enrichment and fellowship.

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Contact: Dcn. John Fredette


Mental Health Ministry Network

Serves individuals and families experiencing mental health issues by offering God’s hope and love through encouragement, practical support, and prayer. Our ministry is not intended to replace professional or clinical services and does not provide pro

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Contact: Dcn. John Fredette


Moms & Kids

Provides ongoing mom and kids (newborn through elementary school) meet-ups for friendship and fun.

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Contact: Natalia Sada


Parish Membership

Hosts the bi-annual Welcome Reception/Luncheon for new members, tours of our facility, and networking with Parish ministries.

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Contact: Valerie Thompson


Parish Organizations and Events Chair

Serves on the Pastoral Council and provides updates, raises concerns, and shares upcoming activities of the ministries within Parish Organizations and Events.

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Contact: Patrick Attardo


Paschal Choir

Supports our worship during Funeral and Memorial Masses by ministering to the families and friends of our beloved dead through participation in congregational singing and music during these liturgies.

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Contact: Douglas Lynn


Pastoral Council Chair

Serves on the Pastoral Council prepares the agenda in coordination with the Pastor and helps lead the meeting. There are five major committees responsible for advancing the Mission of the Parish.

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Contact: Lisa Attardo


Pastoral Council Secretary

Serves on the Pastoral Council, compiles meeting agenda items in conjunction with chairpersons, records meeting minutes, and distributes to the Council.

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Contact: Kirk Stechshulte


Planned Giving

Facilitates the donations of estates and other gifts designated in wills, living trusts, etc.

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Contact: Chris Smith


Praise Team

Supports our worship and enriches our celebration by presenting music in the newer praise tradition of sacred music through song and instrument.

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Contact: Joleen Schanzenbach


Prayer Request Line

Offers prayers for those in need.

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Contact: Nancy Whiteside


Project Linus

Provides and distributes handmade blankets made by volunteers for children undergoing physical and/or emotional difficulties.

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Contact: Mary Coxon


Publicity/Public Relations

Produces press releases, publicity, and Parish newsletter.

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Contact: Jane Gladden


Reader/Lector

Studies, prepares, and proclaims the living word of God to our assembled faith community at daily, weekend, and holyday Masses.

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Contact: Douglas Lynn


Religious Education for Adolescents & Children (RE.A.CH)

Offers age-appropriate religious education classes for faith development for youth ages 3-17.
- Genesis (3-5 years old)
- RE.A.CH (Grades 1-5)
- E.D.G.E for Middle School (Grades 6-8)
- CHOSEN for High School (Grades 9 & 10)
- T3 (Grades 11

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Contact: Debbie Fredette


Rite of Christian Initiation - Adults (RCIA)

A process to welcome new members into the Catholic Church. Open to persons age seven through adulthood, desiring Baptism, Confirmation, and/or the Eucharist.

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Contact: Kathleen Bell


Sacramental Preparation

Provides classes, leadership, and support for parents of children seeking Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.

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Contact: Debbie Fredette


Sacristan - Altar Guild

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Contact: Diana Diaz


Sacristan - Altar Linen

Maintains the small church linens used by the priest and ministers during Mass...

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Contact: Anna Meyers


Sacristan - Daily

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Contact: Elaine Cassidy


Sacristan - Weekend/Holyday

Prepares the church building and worship space for liturgies, prepares liturgical materials necessary for Mass, participates during the liturgy, and secures the building.

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Contact: Rebecca Eyer


Sacristan/Altar Server (Bereavement)

Prepares liturgical materials necessary for Funeral and Memorial Masses, and assists the priest and deacon at the altar and throughout the liturgy.

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Contact: Sr. Maureen Brown, csj


San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP)

Promotes community organizations and projects that focus on social justice issues.

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Contact: Sr. Maureen Brown


Sanctuary Choir

Supports our worship and enriches our celebration by presenting accompanied and unaccompanied music in the great choral tradition of the Church from various periods and in various styles.

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Contact: Douglas Lynn


Scrip Sales

Gift certificates (Scrip) are purchased at discount from merchants and sold at face value, with the difference being donated to our Mortgage/Building Completion Fund.

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Contact: Lisa Seufert


Social Activities

Hosts a variety of activities, including movies, campouts, Ash Wednesday Soup, and special receptions.

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Contact: Henny Jocelyn


Social Justice Committee

Engages issues that call forth the application of our Gospel values as applied to our civic life.

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Contact: Henri Black


Social Ministries Chair

Serves on the Pastoral Council and provides updates, raises concerns, and shares upcoming activities of the ministries within Social Ministries.

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Contact: Morgan & Stacey Espe


Solutions for Change

Helps local homeless shelters with ongoing needs and dinners on the 4th Sunday of each month.

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Contact: Kevin and Lyn Leahy


Spirited Seniors

Enhances the spiritual, educational and fellowship needs of its members.

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Contact: Jim and Marilyn Day


St. Bonaventure Mission Clothing Drive

Holds an annual collection of clothing and blankets for the Navajo people of New Mexico.

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Contact: Dcn. Tom Goeltz


Stewardship

Organizes and directs volunteer efforts in our Parish programs and services.

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Contact: Chris Smith


Syrian Family Outreach

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Contact: Patrick & Lisa Attardo


Thurifer

Prepares the thurible and boat incensing the priest deacon and congregation as required during certain weekend, holyday, Funeral, and Memorial Masses.

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Contact: Rebecca Eyer


Tommy's Cafe

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Contact: Tilly Rudolph


Tower Bells

Supports our worship and enriches our celebration by presenting original and specifically arranged handbell music as well as by supporting congregational song, playing our five-octave set of English handbells and our three-octave set of handchimes.

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Contact: Douglas Lynn


Treasures Rummage Sale

Coordinates annual mega flea market held in our Parish parking lot each fall.

IMMEDIATE NEED: We are looking for volunteers who can help! There are so many ways to help based on your availability; contact us to find out which opportunity is the be

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Contact: John Murphy


Vehicle Donations

Handles details of vehicles that are donated to the Parish.

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Contact: Diana Diaz


Vocations

Provides a place for inquiries as to vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate, or religious life.

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Contact: Dcn. Tom Goeltz


Wedding Coordinator

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Contact: Lia Keane


Welcome Ministry

Introduces prospective Parishioners to the life and activities of our Faith Community.

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Contact: Chris Smith


Widow & Widowers of North County

Promotes peer group support through social and spiritual activities.

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Contact: Carol Kope


Women's Guild

Promotes social interaction, spirituality, and fundraising. Open to all women of the Parish.

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Contact: Trish Feeley


Women's Ministry

Provides opportunities for growth in faith and friendship for women in our Parish.

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Contact: Debbie Fredette



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St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1450 South Melrose Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 758-4100
parishoffice@stmoside.org