PARISH MINISTRIES

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR DIFFERENT MINISTRIES


LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

ALTAR SERVERS: Young people, beginning with 3rd grade and including high school youth, assist the Priest in the celebration of the Mass and other Liturgical functions. Luis Tellez 326-5206

CHURCH ENVIRONMENT: Responsible for the art and environment in the church as well as caring for the vestments and linens. Lydia Soriano 681-8330

COMMENTATORS: Prepares the assemble for worship by introducing ideas from the scriptures of the day. Sets a welcoming tone for the liturgy and makes the announcements. Parish Office 681-8330

MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION: Serve the precious Body and Blood of Christ at the Mass. May take communion to the sick/homebound. Carlos Hernandez 378-2226

MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION TO SICK/HOMEBOUND: Selected Ministers of Holy Communion who have completed special training, bring the message of a loving caring Church by taking Communion to the sick/homebound. Call the Parish Office at 681-8330

LECTORS: Proclaims the Word of God at the Liturgy and special Liturgical gatherings. Cesar Abinsay 860-9457

MUSIC: Provided by five choirs leading the assembly in song during the celebration of the Mass and other Liturgical celebrations. Parish Office (210) 681-8330

USHERS: Responsible for greeting, ushering, providing good order during Mass, collection of gifts, distribution of bulletins, and setting a warm hospitable atmosphere for Liturgy. Benga Adeeko 680-1546

PARISH LIFE MINISTRIES

ACTS RETREATS: A three day Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. This weekend presents an opportunity to concentrate on one’s spiritual well being, learn more about one’s faith, and experience the warmth of our parish family. Bob Baiza (210) 381-4858 

ARTS AND CRAFTS: Meet to share the talent of making arts and crafts. Articles are made for the annual sale.

COVENANT OF LOVE: The Covenant of Love “Date Night” is a ministry provided to the couples of our parish to help enrich and support Catholic marriages. Rod and Aggie Cantu (210) 378-5712

GUADALUPANOS SOCIETY: An organization designed to honor and venerate Mary, under the title of, Our Lady of Guadalupe. Membership is open to both men and women. John Enyeart (210) 464-7231

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: A Catholic fraternal organization of men dedicated to providing service to the community, council, family, and youth, through charitable works and support. Grand Knight, Dan Rangel (210) 274-3256

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LADIES AUXILIARY: Wives of the Knights of Columbus who provide service to the church community. Janie Shaw (210) 215-5239

NURSERY: Open during Sunday morning Masses and other special times for babies and young children. Staffed by adults. Parish Office (210) 681-8330

PARISH VOCATIONS COMMITTEE: The Parish Vocations Committee is a ministry that helps in increasing vocations’ awareness in the parish. This ministry will help parents recognize their child’s vocation. Aura Escobedo (210) 522-9024

OUTREACH & SERVICE

MISSION MINISTRY: Building a relationship between the community of Aqua Blanca in El Salvador and the Prince of Peace Community. Ruth Darilek (210) 681-7833

RESPECT FOR LIFE: Keeps the people of the parish informed on current issues of human dignity so that we can respond as organizations or as individual parishioners. Parish Office: (210) 681-8330

ROSARY GUILD: Teaches the fine art of Rosary Making Rosaries are made for many ministries at Prince of Peace and around the world. Sylvia Valdez (210) 685-9154

SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Prince of Peace Conference, is a Catholic organization of lay persons united to assist needy families in our community with food, clothing, and financial assistance. Vincentians participate in special projects to assist families at Thanksgiving and Christmas and volunteer to serve meals to the homeless at St. Vinny’s Bistro.
María Treviño: (210) 860-5299; Ralph Clark: 210-998-3053

PRAYER & DEVOTION MINISTRIES

CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP: The Charismatic Prayer Group gathers for prayer, praise and worship, fellowship, and an opportunity to learn more about the full role of the Holy Spirit. Meets on Mondays at 6:45pm in portables 1 & 2.  Gracie Fuentes (210) 723-4959

DIVINE MERCY PRAYER GROUP: A Roman Catholic lay ministry which proclaims and promotes the truth of the real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Meets every Monday at 7pm. John Enyeart (210) 464-7231

EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Every day, Monday through Friday 9am to 9pm. Parish Office (210) 681-7882

FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS: Meets every first Saturday for the praying of the Rosary before 5pm Mass. Gloria Velasquez (210) 681-1049

FRIDAY NIGHT PRAYER GROUP: Meets every other Friday to foster a more intimate relationship with the Lord through prayer. Cesar Camacho (210) 415-2603

ROSARY PRAYER GROUP: Meets on Tuesday at 7pm for the praying of the Rosary, the Liturgy of the Hours, and scripture sharing. Sponsors special events honoring Mary. Deacon Pino Sanabria (210) 681-8330

YOUTH MINISTRIES

ALTAR SERVERS: Young people beginning with the third grade and including high school youth who assist the Presider in the celebration of the Mass and other Liturgical functions. John Coignet (210) 213-6631

BOY SCOUTS: Organization that develops leadership, character, and the spiritual growth of young men ages 11 to 18. Angela Cranek (210) 767-1583

CUB SCOUTS: Organization that helps develop leadership, character, and spiritual growth in boys ages 6 to 11. Peter Gonzales (210) 595-0507

CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION (CYO): A sports program for youth from kindergarten through the 12th grade. CYO Phone: (210) 849-3384

EDGE (MIDDLE SCHOOL): Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. Edge resources make it easier for youth ministers to plan out their semesters of Edge Night, retreats, and to train a team of adults, the Core Team, to assist them in the ministry. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand.

LIFE TEEN (HIGH SCHOOL): As a Eucharist-centered movement within the Roman Catholic Church, Life Teen leads teenagers and their families into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. With the Blessed Virgin Mary as our intercessor and guide, Life Teen seeks to unleash the fullness of the Sacramental power present within the young Church.

QUEST RETREAT PROGRAM: Retreat program focusing on the journey in Christ geared for Freshman and Sophomores in High School. The team includes both adults and older, experienced youths. The next Quest Retreat is To Be Announced. RE Office (210) 681-5063

MINISTRY COORDINATOR

BECKIE RAYMOND

Ministry Coordinator