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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.