ORGANIZATIONS


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.






ALTAR SERVERS
All of those in the parish from the 5th grade on are welcome to serve at our liturgical functions. Schedules are made on a rotating basis.

Contact Person:  Monsignor Mitas    (314) 838-6565

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ALTAR SOCIETY
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

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ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
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.

Contact Person:  Kevin Murray    (314) 921-3348

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BOARD OF EDUCATION
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

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CHOIR/MUSICIANS
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!

Contact Person:  Choir/Musicians  --  Sharon Churchill    (314) 921-2521

Contact Person:  Guitar Choir  --  Peggy Graziani    (636) 294-2434

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CONFRATERNITY OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
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.

Contact Person:  Nancy Wind    (314) 838-8355

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
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.

Contact Person:  Parish Office    (314) 838-6565

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EXTRORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
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

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FINANCE COUNCIL
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.

Contact Person:  Bob Gremminger    (314) 839-1584

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GIFT BEARERS
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.

Contact Person:  Linda Brindley    (314) 838-6565

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HOME AND SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
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.

Contact Person:  Patrice Fenner    (314) 972-8066

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
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.

Contact Person:  Mike McManus    (314) 960-7450

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LADIES CLUB
This group if open to all women of the parish to get together for fellowship, friendship, and fun. This organization meets on the first Wednesday of each month.

Contact Person:  Carol Georgen    (314) 348-8604

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LECTORS
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

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LEGION OF MARY
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.

Contact Person:  Joan Lehmkuhl    (314) 839-0694

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LITURGY COMMISSION
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.

Contact Person:  Monsignor Mitas    (314) 838-6565

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MARKETING COMMITTEE
This group meets monthly to promote the excellent education available at Saint Angela Merici Catholic School. The committee markets the school to the parish and the community.

Contact Person:  Chrissy Umbeck    (314) 972-1154

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MARTHA AND MARY SOCIETY
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.

Contact Person:  Linda Brindley    (314) 838-6565

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MEN'S CLUB
This group is open to all men to promote fellowship in the parish. We sponsor several parish events. This organization meets on the 4th Monday of the month.

Contact Person:  John Hughes    (314) 741-3354

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MIDNIGHT ELVES
These are volunteers who are handy with tools who spend one evening a month to keep the school in good repair. There are no organizational meetings, just good, solid, hands-on work.

Contact Person:  Bill Keeven    (314) 837-6816

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MONEY COUNTERS
These are men and women of the parish who gather on Sunday after Mass to help the parish staff count the collection and get it ready for the bank.

Contact Person:  Janet Garvin    (314) 741-2462

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PARISH BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE
These are people who are interested in maintaining the beauty of the parish property by planting and watering.

Contact Person:  Frank & Jeanette Muldowney    (314) 837-5144

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR)
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.

Contact Person:  Linda Brindley    (314) 838-6565

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PRAYER CHAIN
Members of the parish family are asked to pray for the intentions of other parishioners. This is organized through a phone list and each person is asked to pray when they can for these intentions.

Contact Person:  Kathy Buccholz    (314) 741-0521

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PRAYER GROUP
This group of parishioners meets Monday through Friday at 7:00 AM to pray for the various intentions of the Parish.

Contact Person:  Joan Lehmkuhl    (314) 839-0694

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PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
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

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RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE
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.

Contact Person:  Julie Ratermann    (314) 839-4056

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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (RCIA)
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

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SAINT ANGELA MERICI PARISH SCHOOL
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

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SAMS - SAINT ANGELA MERICI SENIORS
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.

Contact Person:  Clarence Friedman    (314) 839-2180

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SAINT PATRICK CENTER MEALS
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

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SAINT VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
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.

Contact Person:  George Bidleman    (314) 839-8536

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SCOUTS - BOYS, GIRLS, CUBS
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.

Contact Person:  Boy Scouts  --  Joe Brady    (314) 831-5515

Contact Person:  Girl Scouts  --  Jeanette Smith    (314) 355-8256

Contact Person:  Cub Scouts  --  Jennifer Fortner    (314) 409-5759

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STEWARDSHIP
Contact Person:  Theresa Prosser    (314) 921-0855

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USHERS/GREETERS
Men and women are invited to be part of the group that welcomes parishioners to Mass, receives their parish treasures at the Offertory, and distributes the bulletins after Mass.

Contact Person:  Monsignor Mitas    (314) 838-6565

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VENTURE CREW
Venturing is a co-ed branch of the Boy Scouts of America for ages 14 to 21. We do many activities, service, high adventure, and social gatherings.

Contact Person:  Teresa Horner    (314) 355-3421

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