Welcome to the page of our many ministries that keep our parish thriving. There are a variety of opportunities to use your particular gifts and talents to serve our parish. If you have any questions about any particular ministry you’d like to join please feel free to contact us.
In the Joy of Christ,
Father Yesobu Banka
Ways to contact us:
Call the Parish Office (209)532-7139.
Complete our website Contact Form.
You can follow some Ministries on their Facebook page, email them or view other linked sites.
The Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy of St. Patrick’s Parish, Sonora proudly had the Induction of Maggie Durgin, Marty Minners, and Edy Callejo. Congratulations to Maggie, Marty, and Edy for answering the call to service and completing two years of studies, hard work, and prayer.
Jesus, I trust in you!
God Bless the Ministry of the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy for all you do.
In the Peace of Christ,
Father Yesobu Banka
Art & Environment-Our goal is to plan and create an environment within our worship spaces that follow the liturgical season and enhance the beautiful liturgies. It’s a great way to learn how the environment inside the church relates to the scripture readings. This is a “behind the scenes'' ministry that takes lots of worker bees to accomplish our goals. email us
At One with the Spirit-Our goal is to provide resources to assist others and educate them to grow in their Catholic faith and in their personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. Follow us on Facebook or email us
Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Sonora-Our goal is to actively be involved in helping to change men’s lives and unite men in a meaningful and distinct Catholic way. Through CMF, men tap into the treasures and peace of what it truly means to be a Catholic man. email us
Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy-Our goal is to give compassion and hope to those who are most in need of God’s mercy by praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet with and for the sick and dying at the person’s bedside at home or the hospital.
Faith Formation (Religious Education)-The word catechist comes from a Greek word meaning "to echo".Catechists echo the Word of God to the children of St. Patrick’s. Catechists are not expert teachers or brilliant theologians. They are ordinary people, just like you, who generously volunteer their time to share our Catholic faith, values, and traditions with our youngest generation of Christians. email us
Fruits of the Holy Spirit Center-The goal of the parish library is to encourage, support and enrich the spiritual and intellectual growth of our parishioners by providing educational and inspirational materials consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. The Library is housed in the Steinmetz House, next to the Parish Office.
Hispanic Community Ministries-The primary goal is to meet the spiritual needs of the Hispanic Catholics of St. Patrick's parish. We want to introduce the community to a personal encounter with Christ, by promoting and facilitating the full participation of mass.
Knights of Columbus-Knights are a charitable organization that participate in a variety of activities and projects that deepen their faith and strengthen our parish.
Liturgical Ministries/Baptisms-Liturgical ministries include Lectors (Ministers of the Word) proclaim scriptural (the Bible) passages during the Liturgy of the Word. Altar Servers are a key component to assisting our priests during mass. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in administering Communion during Mass and Ushers who welcome parishioners as they enter the church, taking up the collection, presenting the gifts, and distributing the church bulletin.email us
Matthew 25-Our goal is to provide food to the hungry in our surrounding communities. Our Breakfast Ministry serves a free hot breakfast once a week. Matthew 25 Food Pantry provides bags of non-perishable food items for the needy. email us
Ministry to the Sick & Homebound-Helping the homebound feel that they continue to be part of the Body ofChrist and that they remain in communion with us is an important part of this ministry. The visiting Eucharistic minister assists the priests of our parish by carrying Holy Communion to Catholics who are ill, homebound or in care facilities.
Music Ministry-The goal and purpose of Music Ministry is to enhance the experience of worship by heightening the Word of God with music and to provide beauty to the liturgy through music. With strong musical leadership, music ministers strive to enable the singing of the assembly to encourage full, active and conscious participation. Cantors, Choirs and Instrumentalists minister to the assembly by providing music which allows and encourages spiritual reflection. email us
Pastoral Council-The pastoral council working closely with the parish priest, plans, organizes, coordinates,implements, monitors and evaluates the pastoral programs and activities of the parish. It is a representative body of the different areas, groups, and organizations within the parish; and also a ministerial body where parish services and activities are carried out through the different ministries and support groups.
RCIA Team-People journeying through the RCIA process need sponsors and community support to help them grow in faith. The RCIA team of sponsors help guide, support and instruct those discerning whether to become members of our Catholic community. Team members share their faith with inquiring adults who are seeking more information about the Catholic Church.
Respect Life-The purpose of the committee is to educate Catholics regarding the Church’s doctrine on abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, contraception and natural family planning. The committee offers support and referrals in the areas of unplanned pregnancies, care for the elderly and post-abortion syndrome.
Save Our St. Anne’s/Columbia-The efforts of this committee work to maintain and retain St. Anne’s Catholic Church founded in 1856, as an active Christian church.
Welcoming Team-The Welcoming Committee fulfills the mission of showing that St. Patrick's is a church that welcomes each person, whether a regular parishioner or visitor, by acknowledging them with a warm hello or an encouraging smile. This small, but important connection can make the difference in whether a person is a one-time visitor or returns to become an active member. email us
Caring for the Whole Person-The CWP team works directly with parishioners and their families to provide spiritual support and resource referrals if they are suffering, ill or at the end of life. Follow us on Facebook
Young Ladies Grand Institute (YLGI)-The Y.L.G.I. is an organization of Catholic women banded together for both social and charitable purposes. Most notably, its mission is that of women helping women. In particular, it gives support to the Bishop for the education of priests, supports scholarships and inspires greater spiritual growth and lasting friendship.Follow us on Facebook
Youth Group-Our goal is to meet the social, emotional and spiritual needs of youth by providing opportunities for Christian fellowship through fun activities. To provide loving guidance as youth grow in their catholic faith. We welcome volunteers to share their talents and assist with supervision at activities. email us
Thank you for joining us for our first Meet and Great Ministry Day 2021.
“Our faith becomes stronger as we express it;
a growing faith is a sharing faith.”
The incredible success of our first Meet and Greet Ministry Day is a reflection of the ever-increasing faith, dedication, and enthusiasm of the St. Patrick’s Parish Volunteer Ministry teams.
Eighteen different ministries decorated their tables to showcase their ministry, answered questions,provided handouts and a warm welcome to all the parishioners.
A big thank you to the ministry teams that work so hard to keep our parish thriving and a huge welcome to all the volunteers who signed up to join a ministry team.
May God Bless you all.