Ministry Commissions of St. Charles
In late 2019, St. Charles established six Ministry Commissions to better serve our parishioners. The Ministry categories are Outreach, Worship, Discipleship, Development, Facilities and Parish Leadership.
Hopefully, you’ll find a ministry that fulfills your spiritual needs or one that enables you to serve God’s people and provide much-needed support and service to the Lima-area community and our parish.
Our St. Charles Ministries are always looking for volunteers. If you have questions about an individual ministry, please call the Parish Office at 419-228-7635.
The Discipleship Commission is responsible for linking community ministries with formation ministries in order to build a community of disciples here at St. Charles Parish. While some social activity and formation opportunities may be a joined event, there may also be events designed to simply build community within the parish. Additionally, there will be opportunities for deeper growth as a disciple in a variety of ways, including preparation for the sacraments. The Director of Discipleship and Evangelization is the staff resource member for this commission.
The Outreach Ministries offer parishioners the opportunity to share their faith and resources with those in need, both within the Parish and in the community. Built on the Church’s strong tradition of reaching out to others, these ministries provide critical emotional and financial support. Both the Pastoral Care Coordinator and the Director of the Christian Corner Community Center serve as staff resource members for this commission.
The Worship Commission and its linked ministries give direction to the liturgical life of the parish and fosters the spiritual growth of all parishioners. Its primary purpose is to support our celebration of the Mass and sacraments. It also provides opportunities for personal and communal prayer and devotions and a deeper understanding of why we worship God in prayer. Both the Liturgical Music Coordinator and also Deacon Fred Wuebker serve as staff resource members for this commission.
The Development Commission links together and oversees the areas of development, stewardship, and long-range planning. The Development Commission is responsible for establishing, implementing, and supporting ministries and committees focused on encouraging stewardship through sharing of one’s gifts/talents by sharing a portion of their financial livelihood back to God. The Director of Operations is the staff resource member for this commission.
The Facilities Commission oversees the areas of buildings and grounds ensuring the care, maintenance, and long-term sustainability of our facilities and campus. The Facilities Commission communicates directly with the Finance Council regarding planning for current and future facility financial requests. The Director of Facilities is the staff resource member for this commission.
Our St. Charles Parish Leadership helps with coordination and planning of the many aspects of parish financial and budget matters, stewardship of resources, church and parishioner communications, and the upkeep of the physical facilities and properties of the St. Charles parish.