“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and know, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:16-20
This is a large portion of land reserves for the burial of both parishioners and relatives of the people from Ege and environs. It occupies the site for the first Church that burnt down in 1886. For more information about the cemetery and to get a burial space, contact John Konger 260-693-3790 or Ryan Konger 260-515-1027.
HOLY NAME SOCIETY
This is the sodality group that comprises of all the men in the parish. For now, because of some peculiar nature of the parish, this group serves as the umbrella group that assists the pastor in administering the parish. They met every second Sunday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Church basement to discuss the affairs of the parish, socialize and fraternize as well as plan for events and activities of the parish, in consultation with the pastor. At present, the leaders of Holy Name Society include:
John Konger- 260-693-3790 – Chairman
PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL
According to Canon 537 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law: “Each parish is to have a finance council which is regulated by universal law, as well as by norms issued by the diocesan bishop: in this council the Christian faithful selected according to the same norms, aid the pastor in the administration of parish goods with due regard for the prescription of Canon 532”, as stated in the Guidelines for Parish Finance Council promulgated in 2009 by Bishop D’Arcy. Our parish has a Parish Financial Council, with the purpose of advising the pastor in administering the ecclesiastical goods of the parish according to universal and particular law. This Council is composed of 5 members of our parish truly skilled in financial affairs and of outstanding integrity, and they are selected by the pastor, and are appointed by the pastor for a term of five (5) years that is renewable. Members of the Parish Pastoral Council as well as any parish employees or individuals with a conflict of interest, are not to be members of the Parish Finance Council. The Parish Finance Council does not cease if the pastorate becomes vacant through transfer or death, but when a new pastor is appointed to a parish, he should convene anew the Parish Finance Council within three months of his appointment.
The Parish Finance Council’s responsibilities include:
- Assisting the pastor with preparation of the parish budget.
- Reviewing the income and expenditures of that budget quarterly.
- Reviewing the parish school budget and the actual expenditures and income quarterly.
- Advising the pastor concerning the parish balance sheet.
- Advising the pastor regarding school tuition and all other parish charges.
- Advising the pastor regarding fundraising activities within the parish.
- Advising the pastor regarding financial feasibility of proposed building projects.
- Advising the pastor regarding salaries and hourly rates of pay for employees.
- Advising the pastor regarding review and repayment of any parish debt.
- Advising the pastor on all contracts which are not cancelable within thirty (30) days of notice and which exceed a total payment of $5,000.
- Advising the pastor prior to the acquisition or alienation of any parish property with an estimated value in excess of $5,000.
- Being available as a resource to the parish pastoral council.
- Being familiar with and advising on all diocesan guidelines for banking, fundraising, building and accounting.
- Helping the pastor establish and manage a parish endowment program.
Finally, Parish Finance Council members hold meetings presided over by the pastor, at least four times a year. At the meetings, they sign annually the statement sent to the Bishop, stating the dates of meetings held in a fiscal year and the fact that the Council members were adequately informed on the parish financial status. (For more information see the Guidelines for Parish Finance Council in the link from the Diocese Business Office).
The current Parish Finance Council members are as follows:
All children that have received their first Holy Communion and are in the 4th grade and older, including teens and adults, along with Fathers of servers, are encouraged to join in this important service and function at Mass. To get more information and to learn about serving at the Mass, contact Joe Eichmann (260-799-4411 ), Judy Egolf 260-705-4577 email@example.com
Music Any parishioner is welcomed to cantor at Mass or to play the musical instruments in companion to the music at Mass. For the music and for practices contact Beth Konger 260-693-2724.
Must be fully initiated and live their faith seriously. A lector must have good skills in proclamation, complete training and formation in this ministry and be approved by the pastor. To become a proclaimer of the readings at Sunday Masses, contact Jeryl Marshal (260-693-6365), for the time of practices, scheduling of training and the eventual installation to minister.
Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
This ministry is open to men, women, families, sons and daughters, who like to greet people as they enter church before Mass begins and assist in seating people. These ministers also take up the collection and arrange who will bring gifts to the altar. To become an usher and a member of the welcoming committee at Sunday Masses, contact Jeryl Marshal (260-693-6365), for the time of practices, scheduling of training, and the eventual installation to minister.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist
Must be fully initiated and live their faith seriously. An Extraordinary Minister must be mature, sincere, capable and complete training and formation in this ministry and be approved by the pastor. To become involved in this ministry, contact Jeryl Marshal (260-693-6365), for the time of practices, scheduling of training, and the eventual installation to minister.
The shut-ins and the home-bounds are visited with the Holy Communion each Sunday. If you know someone not able to attend Sunday Mass due to age or illness, you are encouraged to inform the Pastor or contact Jeryl Marshal (260-693-6365) or Diana at the parish office (260-693-9578).
Altar Flowers/Church Decoration
We are currently reorganizing this ministry. Helen Eichmann and other volunteers are filling this ministry. Please contact Helen Eichmann (260-799-4411) if you are interested in helping with this ministry.
If you need to be added to the prayer chain or if you have someone that needs to be added, call the parish office at 693-9578.
RITE of CHRISTIAN INITIATION of ADULTS (RCIA)
Do you know someone who is interested in joining the Catholic Church? The RCIA is a process through which inquiring adults and teens are gradually introduced to our Roman Catholic beliefs and practices. There are various stages of the conversion journey and our informal gatherings are sensitive to individual needs, questions, and situations. If an individual has not been previously baptized, and through study and prayer discerns to join the Catholic Church, usually they are fully initiated by receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. For those who have been already baptized in another faith tradition, following the same process of study and prayer, they would be candidates for full communion, and make a statement of faith, be confirmed and receive Eucharist at the Easter Vigil also.
At St. John Bosco the RCIA currently meet on Sundays at 11:30 to 12:30. We also invite inquirers from Immaculate Conception, Ege, to join our group.
For more information, questions or registration, please contact: Diana at the Parish Office 260-693-9578 or Judy Egolf 260-705-4577 firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Stout, 260-466-1976 Laura.Stout5@gmail.com
Bishop Rhoades celebrates the sacrament of Confirmation every spring for Catholic adults who have not been confirmed. If you would like to receive this sacrament, please contact Judy Egolf or Donna Macino.
Immaculate Conception places a high priority on the Religious Education of our children. Our goal is to share our faith in Jesus Christ and his Church, to help the children personally know Jesus, and to joyfully claim their Catholic identity. Classes meet every Sunday from the third Sunday in September until the end of April. Our First Communion (2nd Graders) is always the first Sunday in May, and the date of Confirmation (8th Graders) varies from year to year. Classes are held in the Old Rectory and the remodeled former school building for the 8th Graders, and are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30. We invite all parents to register their children for our program, and a registration form is included on this website for your convenience. Registration is open for Pre-Schoolers through 8th Grade.
September 17 - Classes Start
For more information about our program, please contact:
Judy Egolf, 260-705-4577
All women of our parish are invited to come to our monthly Rosary meetings. Our goal is that we may all grow spiritually and socially as we encounter other women of faith in our parish family. At our meetings, we come to know each other better through fellowship and fun and is an excellent opportunity to create new friendships.
Tina Macy, President 260-693-6269
Rosary Society meets on the 1st Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the church basement
SPARC MEN'S GROUP
This group comprises of men from both St. John Bosco and Immaculate Conception. They are Catholic men who seek to Rekindle the Fire of Christ's love within us and become better leaders, friends, husbands, fathers and sons; the men God calls us to be, through prayer, fellowship, faith and spiritual service to our family, parish and community.
Contact Jamey Fischer for more information at 260-443-3590
The SPARC Men's Group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday's of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the church basement at St. John Bosco.