We are called to use our time and talents to serve our brothers and sisters. St. Angela Merici has many different organizations and activities for parishioners to get involved with.
Below is a list of organizations and activities within the parish. Feel free to click on an organization or activity to learn more. If you would like to become
involved with a particular organization or activity, contact the named person listed. You can also contact the Parish Office.
Upcoming meetings and events for some of these organizations can be found on the Parish Calendar.
These faithful workers are people from the parish community who clean the sanctuary portion of the church each Friday morning after the 8:00 AM Mass.
Dusting, vacuuming and polishing are important parts of church maintenance.
Contact Person:  Sylvia Pope    (314) 921-0576
Many of our men and women are active in sponsoring and coaching our young people in volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, and track
through each year. These people also are active in the financial support of these teams. Various events are sponsored throughout the year. These volunteers
also operate the concession stand.
The Board is advisory to the Pastor and the Principal. The purpose of providing advice and recommendations is to promote a strong religious and academic
program for all parts of the parish education system. The seven-member board is composed of elected and appointed parishioners.
Contact Person:  Kevin East    (314) 830-0688
Saint Angela is blessed to have several choirs: an Adult Traditional Choir that alternates Masses on Sunday Mornings, a Guitar Choir that sings at the
5:00 PM Saturday Mass, a Funeral Choir, and a Children's Choir. Cantors and instrumentalists are always welcome!
The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament is a ministry dedicated to celebrating Mass often for the elderly in the nursing homes in our parish boundaries
and to take Holy Communion to our homebound parishioners.
Each Tuesday throughout the year, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Church after the 8:00 AM Mass until 8:00 PM. All parishioners are invited to be
present for prayer and relection and particularly to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
These are lay members of our parish community who are specially commissioned to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Parishioners in good
standing and 18 years of age and older are eligible to be an Extradionary Minister of Holy Communion.
Contact Person:  Deacon Ron Le Fors    (314) 838-6565
This is a group of parishioners who are appointed by the Pastor to oversee the financial situation of the parish. The members assist in the review of various
projects of the parish and approve the financial report sent to the Archdiocese each year.
We encourage all parishioners (families and singles) to be part of the important ministry of bringing up the Offertory gifts at Mass. Anyone who wants to be
involved in this liturgical function should contact Linda Brindley in the parish office so they can be put on the Gift Bearers schedule.
The objectives of this association is to promote an open and non-judgmental forum for communication between parents, teachers, administrators, the
Board of Education, Pastoral Council, and all other parish organizations. In doing so, the organization provides resources, goodwill, and parental support
through social functions and fundraisers to promote Catholic Education withing the surrounding community and specifically within the parish.
The Saint Angela Merici Council of the Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic men 18 years and older who participate in the overall programs of
the Knights of Columbus as well as to assist the parish in whatever way it can. There also is a Ladies' Auxiliary that is open to wives of the members.
Lectors are readers of the Sacred Scriptures at the celebration of Mass. These individuals must have a love of the Scriptures as well as be proficient in
reading the Word of God. We welcome high-school aged young people to become Lectors
Contact Person:  Deacon Ron Le Fors    (314) 838-6565
The Legion of Mary of Saint Angela Merici Parish is a part of the international organization founded in Dublin, Ireland. The object of the Legion is the
glory of God though the holiness of its members. The organization is at the disposal of the parish priests for any form of social service and Catholic action,
such as, parish census, door to door evangelization, visting the sick and lonely, and promoting the rosary.
The purpose of a liturgy commission is to restore and promote the sacred liturgy. Full and active participation in the parish liturgies by all the people
is the goal. The sacred liturgy is the primary and indispensable source for which the faithful are to derive the true Christian spirit.
One of the most important things we can do as a parish is to assist the families of those who have died, especially at the time of the funeral. These
parishioners supply a meal for the families, either at the parish or in the families' homes after the funeral liturgy. The society supports the family in
their time of grief.
This is a religion program designed for students attending public schools. The program teaches the basics of the Catholic Faith, preparation for
receiving the Sacraments of Initiation, and a greater awareness of Christ's love for each of us. In 2005, our PSR merged with Saint Norbert's PSR and
currently meets on Monday evenings at 6:30 PM.
A Prayer Shawl is a soft, warm shawl, knitted or crocheted, which is given to persons who are ill, have suffered a loss, or are in the midst of a crisis.
Before the shawl is delivered, it is prayed over by the ministry team and the Pallotine Sisters. The Shawl is then taken to the person prayed for with a note.
Members meet on the last Thursday of the month from 1:00 - 3:00 PM to make prayer shawls.
Contact Person:  Gloria Wasser    (314) 741-4709
Under the auspices of the Archdiocesan Respect Life Committee, this organization is dedicated to promoting life from conception to natural death. Their
fundraisers make it possible to support educational efforts within the parish community. In various ways, they support many "Life" activities in the
Saint Louis Area. Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month (except July) in the Rectory meeting rooms.
This is a program for adults wishing to investigate or join the Catholic Church. This is a process of formation and education which includes hearing and
sharing the Word of God, connecting our life stories to those in scripture, praying, celebrating the Rites, learning about Catholic tradition and doctrine,
sharing in the community, and becoming involved in the apostolic life of the Church. The goal of this initiation process are conversion and apostolic witness.
Contact Person:  Steve Graham    (314) 831-0508
Our school is a program that ranges from pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten to 8th grade. It includes a religion program, which provides students with
opportunity for a greater awareness of God's personal love for them and knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church. An academic program, which
motivates students to become life-long learners in a disciplines, is based on an excellent academic foundation. A total program is designed to guide the
student toward the understanding that fulfillment begins with the need for self-discipline, personal responsibility, and self-evaluation.
Contact Person:  Mary Ann Kauffman    (314) 831-8012
This is a group whose purpose is to have fun, relax, eat lunch, enjoy entertainment, and go home happy. Anyone 55 years of age or older is eligible for
membership. The organization meets at 11:30 AM on the second Monday of each month in the school gym. They also are involved in about either trips per
year. This organization also is involved in charitable activities, such as visits to Little Sisters of the Poor and others. This is a group of seniors
who really have a great time.
This group of parishioners prepares casseroles for the needy at Saint Patrick Center in downtown Saint Louis. Chicken casseroles and speghetti casseroles
are prepared on alternatin first Thursdays of the month. These casseroles are brought to Church and are taken to Saint Patrick by volunteers.
Contact Person:  Dick & Pat Vorwald    (314) 837-2972
The function of this organization is to provide assistance on a temporary basis to families within our parish boundaries. This includes electric and gas
payments. The resources come from parishioners making donations in the envelopes found at the entrances to the Church as well as from the Thanksgiving
Day collection. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:15 PM in the parish meeting room.
These various troops and dens are part of international scouting programs. They are involved in many and varied activities, including camping. Young
people of all ages are invited to become a part of these activities. Meetings vary with the groups.