Musician-Anyone having experience playing an instrument and enjoys playing. Choirs practice once per week.
Teen Choir Member - 4:00 pm Vigil Mass-This Choir is for teens and young adults. Weekly rehearsal Saturdays at 3:00 pm.
Choir Member - 9:00 am Sunday Mass-This choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing and has a desire to encourage congregational participation at the 9 am Mass. Weekly rehearsal Sundays at 8:00 am.
Choir Member - 11:00 am Sunday Mass-This choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing and has a desire to encourage congregational participation at the 11 am Mass. Weekly rehearsal Tuesdays at 7:30 pm.
CONTACT: Sherrie Anderson-Houpy, [email protected]
Funeral Choir Member-This choir is open to anyone who wants to serve our community by singing at church funerals. Rehearsal will be prior to the funeral service. CONTACT: Marie Gonzales, 647-6398
Praise and Worship-CONTACT: Ned Sheets, 225-571-3332 or email [email protected]
Linens-Requires used linens to be taken home to be cleaned and ironed after the weekend Masses. Scheduled on a rotating basis. CONTACT: Rani Coleman, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Sacristan-Clean and purify the sacred vessels used at Mass and prepare the sanctuary for the next Mass scheduled on a rotating basis. CONTACT: Susan Gautreau, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Care of Altar Robes-Requires an adult who is willing to take altar robes home for repair and cleaning, as needed. CONTACT: Parish Office, 647-5321
Altar Server-Assists the priest at liturgical celebrations. Training is provided for new servers. Open to youth 4th grade and up, scheduled on a rotating basis. CONTACT: Lisa McAlister, 933-2745
Adult Altar Server-Assists the pastor during funerals or weekday Masses as needed. CONTACT: Parish Office, 647-5321
Weekend Lector-Proclaim the Word of God and lead the assembly in prayer at liturgical celebrations. Training is provided for new lectors. Scheduled on a rotating basis. CONTACT: Runnette Broussard, [email protected]
*To lector for weekday Masses Contact Wendy Enloe, 647-3696 or [email protected]
Usher-For men and women who serve as ministers of hospitality at liturgical celebrations, greeting people, assisting with seating parishioners, receiving offerings, etc. Serves at Mass as scheduled on a rotating basis. CONTACT: Randy Moran, 715-2367
Greeter-Help provide an atmosphere of Christian hospitality at liturgical celebrations by greeting parishioners as they arrive at Church. Requires arriving 30 minutes prior to your scheduled Mass. CONTACT: Susan Gautreau, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Weekend Eucharistic Minister-Serves the community by distributing Holy Communion at weekend Masses. Minister must be Confirmed, 17 years of age, and able to participate fully in the Sacramental life of the Church. Involves serving at weekend liturgies scheduled on a rotating basis. CONTACT: Susan Gautreau, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Homebound Eucharistic Minister-Brings Holy Communion to the homebound of our community weekly on Wednesday mornings after 8:00 am Mass. CONTACT: Rani Coleman, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Eucharistic Minister Azalea Estates of Gonzales-Bring the Eucharist to residents occasionally on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am. CONTACT: Rani Coleman, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Eucharistic Minister Nursing Home-Bring the Eucharist to residents. Approximately one hour after the 9:00 am Mass on Sunday. Scheduled on a rotating basis. CONTACT: Rani Coleman, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Eucharistic Minister St. Elizabeth Hospital-Bring the Eucharist to those in the hospital. Assigned approximately every 4-6 weeks on Thursday after the
8:00am Mass. CONTACT: Rani Coleman, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Spiritual Life and Adult Formation
Small Faith Group-Groups who meet once a week for six weeks to grow in their relationship with the Lord by breaking open the Word of God. Each six week session allows members a chance to learn, share, and pray together. CONTACT: Lynn Alexander, 675-8163 or Wendy Enloe, 647-3696 or email [email protected]
Parish Prayer Line-Prayer line volunteers are called to pray at home for the special intentions of the community. CONTACT: Marie Gonzales, 647-6398
Devotional Committee-Gathers before scheduled masses and funerals to recite the rosary. CONTACT: Tara Sevario, 278-4333
Adoration - Adorer/Substitute-Adorers are asked to give one hour each week in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament beginning after daily Mass on Thursday until 8:00 pm and Friday until 7:00 pm. Substitute adorers also needed. CONTACT: Jean Taylor, [email protected]
Men of the Cross-Through fellowship our mission is to help men of our parish to enrich their Catholic faith and their walk with our Brother Jesus Christ. Through this mission we will have a better connection with our Church, family, community and an unbreakable bond with our Brother Jesus Christ. CONTACT: Tim Lessard, 715-5103
Catholic Charismatic Renewal -CCR-CCR Prayer Meeting on the third Thursday of every month and is open to all men and women of faith. The Rosary at 6:30 PM, Prayer Meeting at 7:00 PM. Come experience Praise & Worship, Scripture Teaching, and Prayers of Healing. CONTACT: Tim Lessard, 715-5103
Bible Study-Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible-In this one day study, participants review the Bible Timeline and learn how to read and understand the bible. Offered on Saturdays 4 times a year. CONTACT: Wendy Enloe, 647-3696 or [email protected]
Knights of Columbus-A national, Catholic, fraternal organization dedicated to promoting the ideas of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. They strive to give a public witness of faith through their service to the needy, sick, youth, elderly and one another. Commitment: Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month. Men 18 years or older are welcome. CONTACT: Ricky Villar, 622-3313
KC Auxiliary-Assist the Knights of Columbus and promotes good fellowship through religious and social activities with meetings once a month. Those eligible: Wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, and widows of members of the Knights of Columbus. CONTACT: Sherri Villar, 622-3313
Catholic Daughters-Catholic Daughters of the Americas engage in creative and spiritual programs that embrace the principle of faith working through love to promote justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and dignity for all. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Women 18 years or older. CONTACT: Sheila Moore, 225-241-9599
Social Committee-Provides assistance to the Church ministries by preparing and/or serving refreshments for Parish receptions and celebrations. CONTACT: Edith Powers, 715-6188
Refreshment for Special Events-Prepare finger foods and sweets for Parish events. CONTACT: Dawn Fortenberry, 324-8610 or [email protected]
Fair Committee-The La Fête ministry plans and executes a 4-day festival, which takes place annually the last weekend in October. CONTACT: Dustin Clouatre, 572-4699 or [email protected]
Maintenance Committee-Individuals with talents and abilities to provide maintenance to areas around the Church campus. CONTACT: Duane Miller, 647-5321
Plant Watering Ministry-If you are interested in watering and caring for the plants in The Rosary Garden & The Holy Family Courtyard, please call the office, 647- 5321 or email [email protected]
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University-9 week money-management class. CONTACT: Dustin Clouatre, 572-4699
Sponsor Couple for the Engaged-Married couples meet with engaged couples to prepare for the Sacrament of Matrimony. Training sessions are required. Meetings take place in the married couple’s home. CONTACT: Susan Gautreau, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Baptism Seminar-Facilitate short presentations, video, discussion, and personal reflection for parents preparing for the Sacrament of Baptism. CONTACT: Bebe Landry, 937-0877 or [email protected]
Baptism Hospitality-Greet and welcome parents and their babies to Church on the day of Baptism. CONTACT: Kathy Moran, 225-715-2115
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) & Children (RCIC)
RCIA CONTACT: Lucy Cason, 540-905-5988 or [email protected]
RCIC CONTACT: Stacey Brignac, 675-8699 or [email protected]
Team Members: Assist with hospitality, communication or presentation of topics for the process. Training required.
Sponsors: Accompany and support those interested in becoming fully initiated in the Catholic Church.
Participant: Sessions are held on Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm from August thru May for anyone interested in the Catholic faith.
Adult Confirmation-Sessions held each spring for 6 weeks on Sunday mornings to prepare adult baptized Catholics in need of Confirmation. CONTACT: Wendy Enloe, 647-3696 or [email protected]
Religious Education is provided to children in grades 1-11 and their parents. Our Catholic beliefs and practices are presented to children in an environment in which they may experience God’s love, mercy and forgiveness in order to live in a loving, intentional relationship with Jesus and follow as his disciple. CONTACT: Jamie Lambert in the Religious Education Office, 647-3696
Elementary and Middle School Catechist/Assistant/Substitute-Teaches students about Jesus Christ, the Catholic faith, and the meaning of Christian discipleship. Check back on May for updated schedule information.
High School Catechist/Assistant/Substitute-Teaches students about Jesus Christ, the Catholic faith, and the meaning of Christian discipleship. Check back in May for updated schedule information.
Office Assistant-Assist the Director in the office during class sessions.
High School Retreat Host-Attends a one day retreat at Holy Rosary with students, serving as an adult chaperone and helping during lunch.
Religious Education-Greeter-Greets students and volunteers at the covered drop-off area and assists them in getting into the building safely and/or interacts with them inside while they await classes to begin; scheduled on a rotating basis during the session day/time of your choice.
Religious Education-Babysitter-Sits with the younger children of our catechists during Religious Education session.
Religious Education-Hospitality-Organizes or serves for various Religious Education workshops and dinners throughout the year.
Vacation Bible School Volunteer (VBS)-VBS provides children, kindergarten thru 6th grade, with an opportunity to learn more about God and their own parish community while enjoying fun-filled activities. Volunteers assist VBS Coordinator in areas of arts and crafts, snacks, games, and group leaders. Baby-sitting is provided for volunteers’ children under the age of 5 years. One week in the summer from 9:00 am to 12:15pm Monday-Friday. CONTACT: Jamie Lambert, 647-3696 or [email protected]
Children’s Church Volunteer-Adults to minister to children 3 years old through 5 years old on a rotating basis during the Liturgy of the Word at 11:00 Mass. CONTACT: Brandi Klibert, 647-3696 or [email protected]
CONTACT: Michale Parker 647-3696 or [email protected]
High/Middle School Team-Adults and young adults who are energetic, dependable, and open to developing parish activities that will lead our youth to God through Jesus. Commitment: Monthly in Parish Center Rm 8.
Adult Volunteer-Adults and young adults who are interested in assisting with serving food, leading small group activities, or chaperoning youth during parish activities Commitment: Days/Times vary with event and Child Protection Paperwork is required.
Adult Event Chaperone-Adults 21 years and older who are interested in attending youth events outside of the parish. Commitment: Days/Times vary with event and Child Protection Paperwork is required.
Middle School Group-Students in grades 6th-12th who are interested in deepening their faith within a group of other Catholic youth with the same desire to know Jesus more intimately. Commitment: Monthly in Parish Center Rm 8.
Youth Volunteer-Open to any youth 8th-12th grade who is interested in deepening their faith through parish and community service. Commitment: Days/Times vary with event.
Jr Catholic Daughter-Open to any young girl ages 5-17 who is interested in helping the community through service oriented volunteer opportunities, which include Senior Citizen’s Dinner, Easter baskets for Woman’s Shelter, holiday crafts at Nursing Home, and many more. Commitment: Days/Times vary with event and Child Protection Paperwork is required. CONTACT:
Contact: Brandi Klibert, 647-3696 or [email protected]
Services and Outreach
Community Responsibility Committee-A service to the bereaved, working at the Fellowship Center, Christmas food baskets, Senior Citizens Dinner, food pantry, disaster assistance, and other emergency assistance as needed to Catholics and non-Catholics alike. CONTACT: Deacon JR Salinas, 647-5321 or Becky Shillings, 921-1853 or [email protected]
Food Drive Volunteer-Volunteers are scheduled on a rotating basis to collect food and donations for the food pantry before Mass on the first full weekend of each month. Volunteers are to arrive at church 30 minutes prior to Mass. CONTACT: Susan Gautreau at 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Food Pantry Volunteer-Weekly distribution of food baskets for those with circumstantial needs. CONTACT: Susan Gautreau, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Bereavement Committee-Contributes to preparing a meal for the family of registered deceased persons after the funeral. CONTACT: Susan Gautreau, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Bereaved Service Crew-Setup, serve, and clean up the Parish Center for bereavement meals. CONTACT: Susan Gautreau, 647-5321 or email [email protected]
Fellowship Center Volunteer-An ecumenical effort to serve the poor and needy of Ascension Parish. Assist with sorting, hanging, distributing, and selling clothes and other items collected at the Fellowship Center located in Gonzales. CONTACT: Delores Acosta, 588-8541
Hunt Correctional Prison Ministry-Those serving in this ministry visit LCIW weekly to minister with and mentor inmates and participate in Saturday 9:30 am Mass. Volunteers must attend November state certification training session. CONTACT: Sharon Turner, 450-4702 or [email protected].
Annual Angola Prison Retreat-Adults will travel together on a Saturday to the prison to listen to stories of inmates, share a meal, and pray together. CONTACT: Sharon Turner, 450-4702 or [email protected].