There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

Now to each one the of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. - 1 Corinthians 12:4-13

God calls. We respond. This fundamental, essential pattern in the life of every believer appears throughout salvation history. The Father calls a chosen people, patriarchs, and prophets. Jesus calls his apostles and disciples. The Risen Lord calls everyone to labor in his vineyard, that is, in a world that mus be transformed in view of the final coming of the Reign of God; and the Holy Spirit empowers all with the various gifts and ministries for the building up of the Body of Christ.

The basic call is the same for all the followers of Christ, namely “that all Christians in whatever state or walk of life are called to the fullness of christian life and to the perfection of charity, and this holiness is conducive to a more human way of living even in society here on earth.

There are many opportunities to share your time and talent at with the Filipino Catholics in the Diocese of Limburg. Below are the community ministries and groups, the people that they serve and how you can get involved.

 


The Ministries in the Filipino Catholic Communities

Temporalities Ministry

  1. The ministry on temporalities has the primary purpose to support the parish participation in the fourfold mission of Jesus Christ to celebrate faith, proclaim the Gospel, build community, and serve the needy.
  2. It serves as an advisory body to the pastor/pastoral administrator and the officers regarding the administration and stewardship of human resources, parish/community facilities, and finances.
  3. It is a ministry that enables the parish to live its mission by prudent and lawful stewardship of all resources.
  4. Responsible in planning, providing for, and supervising the financial affairs and the physical properties of the parish/community.
  5. It is concerned with the budget, stewardship, church support, and the effective utilization and maintenance of the parish plant.
  6. This ministry provided the necessary administrative and financial skills needed to sustain the mission and ongoing development of the parish community.
  7. To provide to the community a monthly report on the financial condition of community.
  8. To assist in establishing effective means of raising the funds needed to attain the goals of the community.

Education Ministry

  1. To develop and implement a catechetical plan that supports the tasks of catechesis: promotion of knowledge of the faith, moral formation, education for community life, missionary initiation.
  2. To implement the directives of the General Directory for Cathechesis for (adults, elderly, young adults, adolescents, children of catechetical age, early childhood, family, persons with disabilities, and the marginalized.
  3. To set policies in conjunction with the parish directives and in collaboration with the catechetical leader.
  4. To invite, support, and recognize the gifts of trained volunteers within catechetical programs.
  5. To support the educational apostolate of the community and the teaching mission of the Church.
  6. To organize pilgrimages, recollections, retreat and other educational trips that will help the growth of the faith of the community

 Worship Ministry

  1.  He or she is in-charge in seeing the quality of worship, especially the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist.
  2. He or she assists the pastor or the sacramental priest and the pastoral administrator in facilitating the liturgical prayer of the community.
  3. He or she nourishes and give direction to the liturgical worship of the community, including the elements of spirituality, music, environment, liturgical ministers, and attention to liturgical norms.
  4. He or she coordinates with the various liturgical ministries under his/her care (readers, extraordinary ministers of communion, musicians, ushers/greeters, altar servers, sacristans, collectors and the mother butlers).

Social Action Ministry

  1. To continue the ministry of Jesus by service to marginalized persons and persons with special needs.
  2. To promote and coordinate programs which will promote justice and charity in full measure to all of God’s children.
  3. To provide opportunities for parishioners or the community to respond to the social needs of today.
  4. He or she should demonstrates interest in justice, in serving the needy, and in promoting respect for all persons.
  5. To coordinate avenues for parishioners or the community to respond directly to local needs.
  6. To coordinate and advocate for parish service programs and mission projects, e.g., parish twinning or partnership programs which promote solidarity, thanksgiving, clothing drive, local food collections for the poor, special collection for the poor and for emergency disaster relief, etc.
  7. To practice social justice through direct service, through policy formation, advocacy, and any other means which promote justice and peace.

 Migrant Ministry Desk (is under the Social Action Ministry)

  1.  Migrant’s Desk is a newly realized ministry that assist, support and help our fellow Filipino migrants, especially those new in the community, in whatever it can extend any kind of help (not necessarily only for Catholics).
  2. At the moment, this Migrants’ Desk does not have any structure to follow and yet it is now operational.
  3. This Migrants’ Desk offers and has connections with: Legal Assistance (Lawyer) Police Assistance, Linked to the Philippine Embassy, German Government Offices (e.g. Arbeitsamt), Caritas and Church Organizations /Services

Youth Ministry

  1.  Encourages young people who profess a faith to learn more about it and become more involved in spiritual life.
  2. Provides activities and events for the common good of the young people, sometimes without an overtly religious agenda.
  3. It is the ongoing discipleship of young people with the intention of making them more like Christ, and the administering of pastoral care to young people as exercised through the local church.

       A youth leader shall have the following responsibilities:

  1. To communicate a vision for ministry that is relational and purposeful and to create strategies and programs for the youth, i.e, assessing the needs and interests of the group, developing the programs based on that assessment and administering the program's implementation.
  2. To report and work hand in hand to the community responsible and the chaplain regarding on the programs, activities, events and other plans that concern the youth ministry.
  3. To provide support and assistance to the members of the ministry and to minister into the lives of the members under their care.
  4. To support the ongoing personal development of teenagers as they learn to become responsible young adults.
  5. To spend significant time in activities that build relationships with young people such as sports and formations.

 Music Ministry (under the Worship Ministry)

Functions and Roles

Music Coordinator

  1. He is responsible for the overall direction and implementation of the music program.
  2. He shall carry out his functions such as presiding over meetings in cooperation and consultation with the chaplain.
  3. Lead weekly choir rehearsals. Select choral and piano/organ music appropriate for regular Sunday worship services, and special worship services and special occasions.
  4. Plan the music program with the Chaplain and Worship Team to benefit the overall program of the church.
  5. Secure the services of guest musicians to enhance the music program in consultation with the Worship Team.
  6. Perform other services as may be mutually agreed upon by the Music Coordinator, Chaplain, Worship Team, and Leadership Council.
  7. The Coordinator may be requested to attend meetings of the Council and the Worship Team.

Vice Music Coordinator

  1. He takes the place of the Music Coordinator in his absence. More so, he has a special task to prepare and directly coordinate with the Chaplain on spiritual development of the group such as recollections, retreats, formations, confessions, seminars or pilgrimages.

Secretary

  1. The role of a Secretary is to provide assistance to the Music Coordinator. Tasks can include many varied duties - research, typing, producing flyers, filing, transcription, appointments, attending meetings, minute taking, composing letters and computer operator.

Treasurer

  1. A treasurer is a person who oversees the treasury. He is responsible for economic and financial matters, such as the maintenance and administration of funds, generating revenue, and keeping financial records. Treasurers create financial reports and analyze past financial records in order to predict future trends and plan appropriate budgets.
  2. He is also directly in-charge in the preparation of the food.

 Music materials Custodian

  1. His main function is to manage and be responsible for all of the property of the Music Ministry. He also protects, stores, organizes and manages all the assets and properties.
  2. He must be able to check for any scratches, dents or damage to the property. His duties also include labeling and identifying equipment, keeping a record of any prop that leaves the department, and any property that is no longer needed.
  3. Property custodians must be organized and responsible if equipment is lost, damaged or stolen.

 

Mass Schedules

marker.pngSt Ignatius Church Sundays 14:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt Marien Church 1ˢᵗ Saturday 17:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt Andreas Church 2ᶮᵈ Saturday 16:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt. Vincenz Church 3ʳᵈ Saturday 15:00 Uhr  
marker.pngSt. Michael Kapelle 4ᵗʰ Sunday 15:00 Uhr  

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