Ministry Listings
19 VAN NESS PLACE, NEWARK, NJ 07108
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Ministry Listings

ALTAR SERVERS:
Altar Servers assist the Priests in celebration of the Mass, the center of our parish's worship of God. This ministry is open to all members of the parish in the fourth grade and older.. Training and support is available to anyone who feels they are called to help the Priests to carry out Jesus' command to "Do this in remembrance of me". Coordinator - Mr. Isi Igeti

ANGELS IN MOTION:
The Liturgical Dance ministry "Angels in Motion" has been in existence well over 10 years. This ministry has a reputation of skill, and excellence when it comes to ministering God's Word through dance. They have been nationally recognized as a finalist in the 2006 Mcdonald's Gospelfest. Currently, "Angels in Motion" is comprised of girls of all age groups . The Members of this ministry interpret God's Word in praise through dance movement. They minister periodically throughout the year on Sundays and special liturgies. Coordinator - Courtney Lok

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY:
The Bereavement Ministry provides hope for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. We endeavor to be a source of love, comfort,encouragement, and support as the bereaved journeys from mourning to joy. Coordinator - Ms. Alice Williams

BOOK SHOPPE: Yvonne Chatman

BULLETIN: Carol Jenkins

COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY
The Communications Ministry creates church bulletins, newsletters, brochures, flyers, and publications. Ms. Carol Jenkins Cooper is our graphic artist.

CURSILLO: Merilyn Smith

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:
This ministry's members assist with the distribution of the Eucharist at all weekend Masses and on various Holy Days throughout the year, and some ministers distribute to the homebound. This ministry is open to any dedicated parishioner 18 years of age and older. Coordinator- Ms. Ruby Alexander

EVANGELISM / OUTREACH:
Please use the newly created church invitation cards located in the foyer to minister to loved ones, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Also, become a friend of BSSCB on Facebook and post your prayer requests, suggestions and comments. You can also use it to invite others to our church. Let's be on Fire for God and do the work of an evangelist!

FINANCE COUNCIL: Yanielle Roberts

FOOD PANTRY :
Food Pantry schedule is as follows Every 3 & 4th Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm for families and every 3rd & 4th Saturdays 9-11 am for singles. Food donations are needed to replenish the Food Pantry! The Food pantry has experienced many new clients within the last few months. We need canned vegetables, cereal, soup and peanut butter and Jelly, or you can donate monetarily. An account has been established for our food pantry at the Community Food Bank where we are able to purchase food at a lower cost. Please make all checks payable to: Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Attention: Sylvia Hall - Finance # 0100262; Mail to: 31 Evans Terminal Rd., Hillside, NJ 07205. On the bottom of the check write: Blessed Sacrament St. Charles Pantry #0100262. Checks may also be given to Blanche Macklin or Mary Fussel.

HOT MEALS: Stephanie Williams
The Hot Meals Ministry provides home cooked meals and spiritual empowerment to the poor in our community monthly every 4th Sunday.
Mrs. Stephanie Williams is the coordinator.

HOLY NAME SOCIETY: Donovan Green

HOMEBOUND:
The Homebound Support Ministry offers emotional support and encouragement to parishioners who are homebound through phone calls, home visitation, and written correspondence.
Mrs . Robyn Padia is the coordinator.

HOSPITALITY:
The Hospitality Ministers welcome parishioners at Mass, help with seating and take up the collection. They also provide general assistance and information to those attending Mass. When necessary they provide aid to anyone becoming ill during Mass, distribute weekly bulletins and most importantly, help people feel welcome and comfortable. Members usually serve at Mass on the weekends. Coordinator - Mrs. Marion Gabriel

KITCHEN MINISTRY:
The Kitchen/Hospitality Ministry prepares fellowship meals after worship services and special occasions. Coordinator - Mrs. Yvonne Green

LECTORS:
The Lector's mission is to proclaim the Word of God at Mass and special liturgies. This ministry is open to any confirmed young adult or older. Assignments for weekend masses and other liturgies are made about twice a month on a rotational basis. Coordinator- Mr. Fred Hill

LITURGY COMMITTEE:
The Liturgy Committee prepares the Liturgy for Masses, Lent , Holy Week, Easter, Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas. The Committee coordinates with the worship ministries in preparing our liturgical; celebrations. They also plan and carry out the decoration of the worship environment in accordance with the liturgical seasons. Chairperson: Ms. Merilyn Smith

MEDIA MINISTRY:
The "Sermons on CD" are available after each mass for your spiritual growth, and for evangelizing your neighbors, family, friends and the homebound. Also, the Bible Studies CDs are available in the bookstore.

MUSIC MINISTRY:
The Music Ministry enhances worship through song and is a vital component of our liturgical celebrations at Blessed Sacrament St. Charles Borromeo. The choirs are dedicated to leading the congregation in songs and responses of many different styles. Singing or playing an instrument is a great way to praise the Lord and a wonderful opportunity to worship in a special way. In addition to leading the worship each weekend, the Music Ministry also sings for special liturgies such as Confirmation, First Eucharist, and Holy Week Services. The Music Ministry also ministers during the Passion Play. Our Music Director is Mr. John Garner.

OUTREACH (Hot Meals)
We continue to support our community by providing Hot meals every fourth Sunday of the month. Mrs Stephanie Williams and her committee provide a warm and caring environment where all can enjoy a nutritious meal, share the word and embrace the love that is passed on by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through each other.

PARISH COUNCIL: Donovan Green

PARISH SPECIAL EVENTS: Mary Brown

RCIA:
Instruction classes are available for adults 18 and over who want to know more about the Catholic Church or want to be prepared for the sacraments. Classes start October 21st . Please Contact Merilyn Smith.

ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY:
The Rosarians continue to be a strong ministry, enriching the lives of our parishoners by their committment to providing activities which allow the Parish an opportunity to experience various cultural events. Their Annual retreat will be held on October 12th - 14th , for further information you may contact any Rosarian member.

TRUSTEES : Stephanie Williams , Homer Mosely

USHERS/GREETERS:
The Hospitality Ministers welcome parishioners at Mass, help with  seating and take up the collection. They also provide general assistance and information to those attending Mass. When necessary they provide aid to anyone becoming ill during Mass, distribute weekly bulletins and most importantly, help people feel welcome and comfortable. Members usually serve at Mass on the weekends. - Marion Gabriel

VAN SERVICE:
Please call the Parish Office if you need a ride to Church on Sunday - Donovan Green

WELCOME MINISTRY:
The Welcome Ministry introduces new members to seasoned parishioners who willingly share our faith and our spiritual community. Coordinator - Ms. Joan Lowerey

WELLNESS MINISTRY: Marleyne Tronchin

YOUTH MINISTRY:
We are currently in need of more Youth Advisors/Mentors. If you are interested please contact Robyn Padia at 973-824-6548 ext 202

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Mass Schedule
Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 10 a.m., Igbo Mass, 12:30 p.m.

Daily Masses (Church Chapel)
Monday thru Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.

Special Masses
1st Friday of each month:
Sacred Heart Devotion in the Church at 7 p.m.