St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church

A Parish and School of National Distinction

Ministries

Altar Servers
Contact: Karen Schultz at karenschultz1214@gmail.com

Altar Society
Contact: Mary Lou Woods at 859-356-7370 or rebwoods@zoomtown.com
The Altar Society is responsible for the beautification and maintenance of the church interior, flowers, services, Mass books, linens, candles, Christmas decorations, etc. It also covers special requests from the pastor and must be passed by a majority of society members present. Money is raised through various annual projects.

Bereavement Committee
Contact: Margaret Hoffman, mhoffman2@fuse.net; Rosemary Hoffman, rmhoffman@fuse.net; Mary Lou Kaub, mrylou@fuse.net

Church Bulletin
Contact: The Parish Office at stcsecretary@stcindependence.org

CCD
Contact: Fr. Mario Tizziani at mtizziani@stcindependence.org
CCD Website- News, Schedules and Forms

Cemetery Board
Contact: George Hoffman at 859-363-4311
This organization includes those who cover the general oversight and maintenance of St. Cecilia Cemetery, and also the fund allocation for its upkeep.

Child Care
Contact: Robin Domaschko 859-356-4867
Child care is provided during the 11:00 Sunday Mass for children ages infant to 4. Child care opens at 10:30 and all children should be retrieved no later than 12:30. This gives the parents the opportunity to spend some time in prayer and fellowship.

Children's Liturgy of The Word
Contact: Karen Bunton at kebunt@tmaj2.com
Age appropriate Catecheses for children ages 4-10 during the Sunday 11am Mass.

Choir
Contact: Andrew Mason, andrewmason5555@gmail.com and Marnie Lemma at castme@fuse.net
The adult and children's choir lead the congregation in singing and provide special choral music on Sunday's at 8:30 a.m and 11am and at major liturgies throughout the year. We want to help all members of the congregation sing as they should at Mass, and add to the beauty of our liturgies through song. Welcome are adults, high school age to senior citizen, as well as school aged children for our youth choir- who can carry a tune in a bucket, the choir being that bucket. Though very good singers are important and needed, the average singer is the backbone of our parish adult choir.

Communion for Sick
Contact: Angie Davies angjed73@hotmail.com
This organization's members are responsible for bringing the Eucharist to the sick and homebound of the parish on Sundays, and conducting a Communion service at Regency Manor. Members must be an Extraordinary Minister at St. Cecilia Parish.

Festival Committee
Contact: Cherri Pretty, cpretty@zoomtown.com
Meet new people, have fun and support a great cause! There is a job for every one. Volunteers are a critical part of the St. Cecilia Festival!

Finance Committee
Contact: Fr. Mario Tizziani at mtizziani@stcindependence.org

Garden & Ground Crew
Contact: Brad Schultz at bschultz@belcan.com
The Garden & Ground Crew is an excellent opportunity for individuals, groups, and families with children of all ages to work together for the benefit of the parish. It is also an excellent opportunity for students to earn service hours or families to earn parent partnership hours. Volunteers may adopt-a-spot to maintain regularly or help with seasonal tasks.All are welcome to join.

Greeters, Ushers, Lectors, and Extraordinary Ministers
Contact: Father Mario Tizziani at mtizziani@stcindependence.org
These individuals assist in liturgical functions through greeting parishioners and guests before Mass and other sacred rites. They also care for parish stewardship through parishioners' collections during Mass.

Holy Name Society
Contact: Paul Brandner at paul@bgdiesel.com
This Catholic men's organization is dedicated to the support of our parish in different capacities as called upon. The Holy Name Society holds dances, ham shoots, and other programs throughout the year that provide funds used to help the parish in a variety of programs and projects. We are always looking to increase our membership to provide even greater service to our parish.

Knights of Columbus
Contact: Charlie Bunton at uacb@tmaj2.com
The Independence Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic gentlemen dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. The Knights serve in many aspects of parish life and welcome new members. Some activities the council involves itself are:
*Promotion of life from conception to natural death
*Financial support of seminarians and novices
*Sunday Country Breakfasts to raise funds for various needs
*Annual Family Dance - celebration of family
*Promise for Life - a program of parish dedication to life
*Social activities supporting fraternity within the organization
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month in the Undercroft.

Maintenance Committee
Contact: Tom Bach at tbach@stcindependence,org

Parish Fellowship Committee
Contact: Donna Schroeder at schroederd@fuse.net
This committee organizes after Mass fellowship and New Parishioner events. We need members willing to help set up and tear down for the fellowship events, as well as help the pastor provide parish fellowship and other events.

Pro-Life Committee
Contact: Patty Robinson at patrobin45@zoomtown.com
The Pro-Life Committee, under the guidance of our Diocesan Pro-Life Office, is dedicated to fostering respect and love for the Sanctity of Human Life according to Catholic Church doctrine. The committee supports and publicizes positive pro-life programs and education for all within the parish, and when appropriate, to the community at large.

R.C.I.A.
Contact: Fr. Mario Tizziani at mtizziani@stcindependence.org
RCIA Website

St. Cecilia School Board of Total Education (BOTCE)
Contact: Jim Procaccino at midnightrun5330@twc.com
The Board of Total Catholic Education of St. Cecilia is an advisory body that has been delegated the responsibility for the determination and evaluation of all policies regarding the total education program of Saint Cecilia Roman Catholic Church.  The Board is a separate entity that serves as an advisory council to the Pastor.  All policies are subject to ratification by the Pastor.  The Board represents all areas of education, including preschool, elementary (grades Kindergarten through 8), CCD, and adult education at St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month.

St. Cecilia School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Contact: Karen Bunton at kbunton@stcindependence.org
This is an active parent organization, which raises funds for school-wide improvement projects and for items needed in the classrooms. Meetings are held four times during the school year and parents are encouraged to attend.

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Contact: Dan and Mary Miller at millertime60@insightbb.com or mary.miller@twc.com or 859-363-4311.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society helps individuals who are in the need of material assistance such as food or payment of utility bills. Volunteers are needed to visit and review the situatuions of those in need.

Sports Committee
Contact: Adam Reed at adamreed1982@gmail.com.
The Sports Committee provides activities, such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball to any child who wants to participate regardless of skill level. Volunteers are always needed to coach, assist teams, help with administration duties, and help maintain the soccer field.

Third Order Dominicans
Contact: Russ Connors at Russ@RussConnors.com
For more information see Dominican Third Order web site.

VBS (Vacation Bible School)
Contact:  Jennifer Coutinho at jennifer.coutinho@gmail.com