Religious Education

Ministry To The Sick

The Music Ministry

Eucharistic Ministry

Baptism Preparation

Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults (RCIA)


Lector Ministry

Parish Youth Ministry

Ministry Of Ushers And Greeters

Altar Servers

Jail Ministry


This ministry serves to teach our faith on Sundays to those grade school children who don't have the opportunty to learn about it in school. Religious Education Information


The Ministry to the Sick is an important aspect of the sacramental life of our parish. This is especially true in light of the fact that there is an unusually large number of elderly members in the parish – some homebound, others in rest homes or hospitals.

This ministry requires many dedicated volunteers who are themselves committed to the service of the Church and who are willing to administer the rite of ordinary "Communion visits" to shut-ins. In addition to providing Communion when requested, it is the responsibility of these dedicated ministers to inform the parish priests concerning the other Sacramental needs of the sick, e.g., Anointing, Reconciliation, etc. From time to time, the priests of the Parish arrange for communal Anointing of the Sick at the Church and at the nursing homes.

Please call the parish office.

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The Music Ministry is designed to provide a means for parishioners to participate more fully and meaningfully in liturgical celebrations. The ministry provides guidance and leadership to the parishioners in the musical celebration of the liturgy and opportunities to participate as cantors, musicians and in choral groups.

Groups currently in place and open to new members include:

Adult Choir St. Teresa of Avila Church, Sunday, 8:00 A.M. Mass

Choir Saturday, 5:00 P.M. Mass

Children's Choir, 10:30 A.M. Mass Sunday

Youth Choir, 5:30 P.M.Mass Sunday.

Please contact Jean Sawyer, Music Director at (530) 885-2958 for more information on opportunities to participate in the music program.

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Eucharistic Ministers assist the celebrant at Mass by helping to distribute the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ to the faithful in the celebration of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Eucharistic Ministers assist at all Masses on the weekends and most Holy days of Obligation. To be a Eucharistic Minister for the Catholic Community of Auburn, a person must be a registered member of the Parish in good standing, have attended the required training, and signed a statement of commitment for the responsibilities and obligations of being a disciple to Jesus Christ as a Eucharistic Minister.

Duties of a Eucharistic Minister include assembling the necessary vessels before Mass for the consecration and distribution of Communion under both species, preparing sufficient quantities of bread and wine to provide Communion for that Mass, sharing the Body and Blood of Christ with the faithful at Communion time, and purifying all the vessels used in the consecration and distribution of the Sacrament.

For more information on this wonderful ministry, contact the parish office.

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Developing a more meaningful relationship with God and our neighbor lies at the core of our call to ongoing conversion as we journey together on the path of faith. One of the ways that we can journey together is through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). It is one of the best things to happen regularly at our Parish! Throughout the year we will be meeting together to study the teachings of Christ and His Church on a variety of topics. We welcome all those who are interested in inquiring about the Catholic faith, converting, or coming into full communion with the Catholic Church. These classes are also open to Catholics who want a deeper understanding of their faith or adults who need to be confirmed. We meet year-round every week on Wednesday evenings, but we take the month of July off for the summer. Please consider joining us Wednesday evenings at St. Joseph School! Please call Adam Crawford at 530-263-8055, or email him at, for more information.

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The parish youth can participate in the Mass as altar servers. They assist the priest with the preparation of the altar and ensure that the required items used during the Mass are in place. Boys and girls in the fourth grade or older may join if they are willing to make the commitment to be responsible and on time for the Masses they are assigned. A mandatory initial training program is required along with occasion refresher training sessions. Interested girls and boys should contact the Parish Office at (530) 889-2254 Click for the current server schedule.

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A lector is one who proclaims the word of God at Mass. The lector assist at Mass by proclaiming the first and second readings and occasionally the Psalm. The lector’s role is not merely to read but to bring the word of God to life for the assembly.

All lectors are provided training which includes use of the microphone, actions and posture at the lectern, and how to enunciate and speak clearly and with vitality.   Please contact Jean Sawyer at (530) 885-2958 for more information.

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Our Parish Youth Ministry is for, to, with and by junior high school and senior high school youth. Our most important goals are: to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus in our world today; to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the faith community; to foster the personal and spiritual growth of each person; and have fun! For more information, please contact the parish office at 530-889-2254.

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Since the Second Vatican Council, laymen and women have been called to a variety of new liturgical ministries. The ministry of USHERS has been with us before Vatican Two. Please contact Mira Wordelman – Greeter & Usher Coordinator, Jean Sawyer 530-885-2958

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Auburn is the county seat, and therefore is the address for the county men’s and women’s jail, and the juvenile detention facility. Depending on the charity of time and care of a number of loving parishioners, various units within the jail are visited on Sundays, and given an opportunity to listen to the Word of God, and to receive Communion. Please contact Deacon Ed Morgado
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