Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish
545 A1A N
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.32082
904 285 2698
TO: Parish Leaders of Ministry
FROM: Lucy Clynes,DW
RE: Ministering in these Challenging Times
DATE: October 28, 2020
CC: Msgr Brennan
Greetings to each of you, your families and those with whom you coordinate ministry at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish.
Since early March, we have been living through rather difficult and challenging months, that I experience has brought out the very best in us as well as named some demons.
We are most grateful for the ongoing service and care provided weekly by our Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Ushers. They have helped to bring back some of the “normalcy” we look for in parish liturgy. Those who have assisted in greeting as well as the weekly sanitizing are also most gratefully acknowledged.
Saints Alive continues to enhance the beauty of our liturgical space in the Cultural Center as well as special flowers for the sacramental celebrations during the virus. New Catholics were welcomed into the Church, children received Eucharist for the first time, teens were confirmed by Bishop Estevez. We continue to celebrate Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals.
We are beyond grateful to Barbara Mulvey for her dedication and daily service in these areas so that worship continues among us!
Living Waters Ministry have provided a graced time in gathering us on Saturday mornings beginning in May to pray the Rosary for peace and justice in our country. Collaborating with the other ministries to creatively lead the Rosary has also been a gift.
The Bible Study/Adult Education Sessions have been creative in offering Zoom and in person, socially distant and with masks sessions in the Browning Center. Walking with Purpose is meeting on Monday nights at the Palmer Catholic Academy Gym as well as having Zoom contacts.
The Spiritual Book Club has started meeting this month on Wednesday mornings.
That Man is You continued to host three groups, one in the Browning Center and two via Zoom.
Our newest ministry, the collaborative Team within Human Life and Dignity have supplied a survey to hear from parishioners how we might engage in “womb to tomb” education and advocacy. Please go to the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfBDzXfXylS1yNkPMMSD045cYKsCPLOUF5fIhzPhge75fo1uA/viewform to indicate an area of interest and involvement. They are also collecting diapers during this month focused on Resect Life.
The Bereavement Ministry was providing contact via ZOOM and has started meeting regularly to help all those dealing with loss.
Council of Catholic Women has had bi-weekly Board meetings on ZOOM and were very successful in the Pampered Chef project to raise money for the Jacksonville Food Pantry. Other projects are being discussed for the new year, including the ever-popular Bingo.
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration began again in June and has continued to be an avenue of grace for the individuals involved as well as our parish.
Health Care Ministry members have provided an educational series on YOUTUBE on the virus as well as healthy exercise during these days of limited contact and connecting. That information is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbEgl_-GGnb7wT-H3OAY3EA
The Rosary Devotion continued during the summer months on a “call in basis” and now that the Cultural Center is opened for daily mass, gathers for the Rosary at 8 a.m.
Rosary for the Sick continues to support parishioners and families of parishioners during their illness or surgeries.
BEAM has returned to collecting monthly food on the first Sunday of the month.
Mission House continues to welcome volunteers who cook meals, distribute clothes and toiletries, and supply medical treatment to the homeless.
Both Beam and Mission House will take part in the Holiday Food Drives to collect food and gift cards for those in need.
Meals on Wheels has continued to deliver meals to the homebound during these challenging times.
The Divine Mercy Prayer Group continues to pray the Chaplet on Friday mornings after mass.
Looking forward a few weeks, we are hoping that some of the other ministries will be able to resume their outreach in ongoing creative ways:
Family Life is looking to work with families providing Christmas packages to Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Centers and Centers for Persons with Special Needs.
Parents of Altar Servers are being surveyed in how best to have the young people return and serve at our masses.
St. Vincent de Paul is once again working with the Men’s Group in planning and organizing the Christmas Giving Trees.
Once we’ve a clearer sense of the possible ongoing safe responses to the virus, our Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound will be able to visit parishioners once again. In the meantime, please encourage anyone in need of this ministry service to contact the Parish Office.
We also look forward to the Newcomers Welcoming Committee hosting an evening for our new parishioners with various Ministry Leaders.
Thank you one and all for the ongoing sharing of time, talents and treasures here at OLSS parish. We are blessed with so many gifted leaders who serve so well.
Altar Servers – Michael McVeigh
email@example.com · 535-0522
B.E.A.M. – Susan L. DePorre
firstname.lastname@example.org · 285-5286
Bereavement – Annelie Welch
email@example.com · 234-8861
Leslie Montoya · firstname.lastname@example.org · 613-0222
Bible Study –
The Mysterious Book of Revelation
Barbara Jackson · email@example.com · 280-9072
Bible Timeline – Jeff Cavins
Patricia Henry & Cathy vanBrederode
firstname.lastname@example.org · 477-1681
Living in the Father’s Love
Alicia Russi – email@example.com · 234-6642
That Man is You!
Bob Mylod – firstname.lastname@example.org · 732-598-4544
Celebration of Life – Julie Yandell
email@example.com · 234-8773
Council of Catholic Women – Leah Tahiry
firstname.lastname@example.org · 615-823-0711
Divine Mercy Prayer Group – Barbara Conway email@example.com · 495-5176
Chaplet- Friday at 9:00am Church
Divorced & Separated – Forrest Yanke
firstname.lastname@example.org · 850-866-2115
Eucharistic Adoration – Jay Anderson
email@example.com · 285-2678
Nocturnal Adoration (1st Friday 8pm to 8am)
Eucharistic Ministers (Sick & Homebound) – Michelle Jennings
Pmjenns@att.net · 280-7646
Eucharistic Ministers – Cathy Damone
firstname.lastname@example.org · 223-8453
Faith Formation – Karen Pabian
email@example.com · 567-1960
Family Life – Mary Ann Miller
firstname.lastname@example.org · 537-5866
First Saturday Rosary – Mariann Werninck
email@example.com · 703-4379
Marian Chapel (1st Saturday 9:00am)
Health Care – Marie Maguire
firstname.lastname@example.org · 285-8257
Human Life & Dignity –
Lisa Frank · email@example.com · 718-7533
Susan Harrison · firstname.lastname@example.org · 705 2304
Laura Moritz · email@example.com ·525 5646
Theresa Richter · firstname.lastname@example.org ·707 8590
Lectors – Sophie Schubert
email@example.com · 301-775-9414
Living Waters Prayer Ministry
Winnie Walsh · firstname.lastname@example.org · 982-5240
Forrest Yanke · email@example.com · 850-866-2115
Meals on Wheels – Karen Perry
firstname.lastname@example.org · 704-4825
Men’s Group – Rob Vergnolle
email@example.com · 612-8183
Adult Men’s Basketball – Dan Devenny
firstname.lastname@example.org · Adult Men of 18+ yrs. Only
Mission House – Tom Perry
email@example.com · 610-3165
Music Ministry & Choir – Jim & Chris Goodell
firstname.lastname@example.org · 813-8132
Newcomer’s Welcoming/Hospitality – Nancy Vella
email@example.com · 710-3723
Palmer Catholic Academy – Linda Earp
firstname.lastname@example.org · 543-8515
Palmer Catholic Academy Preschool – Chris Saliba
email@example.com · 567-1970
R.C.I.A. – Sr. Lucy Clynes, D.W.
firstname.lastname@example.org · 285-2698
Rosary Devotion – Grace Diez-Hoeck
email@example.com · 868-3661
Marian Chapel –8:00am Monday-Friday & 9:00am Saturday
Rosary for the Sick – Bob Grano
firstname.lastname@example.org · 273-0256
Sacristans – Barbara Mulvey
email@example.com · 280-8311
Saint Vincent DePaul – Paul Jennings
firstname.lastname@example.org · 280-7646
Saints Alive!! – Diane Cook
email@example.com · 543-1512
Joyce Moore · firstname.lastname@example.org · 501-9875
Senior’s Group – Joyce Scott
email@example.com · 545-9669
Sister Parish Ministry – Rolf Engmann
firstname.lastname@example.org · 866-558-3626 ext. 7
Sponsor Couple Program – Lillian & Gerard Elias
email@example.com · 285-6646
Ushers – Frank Cervone
firstname.lastname@example.org · 285-6429
Mass Greeters – Susan Harrison
email@example.com · 705-2304
Youth – Catherine Savilla
firstname.lastname@example.org · 373-0755
Young Adult – Mary Kate Phillips
email@example.com · 314-221-2111