Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church & School

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Parish Services

Parish Council Commissions

Below is a list of all of the commissions, committees and ministry teams.  For questions, please contact the Parish Office at 747-1321.

Time & Talent Brochure - English    Time & Talent Brochure - Spanish


(   )   Parish Council Member *+                                       

Work with Pastor and pastoral staff to develop and monitor Parish ministries (Four-year term)


(   )   Council Member*+

Promotes holistic stewardship, tithing, and leadership development 



(   )   Commission Membership*

 Plan, monitor and evaluate all forms of Christian education within the Parish

(   )   Adult Catechumenate Core Team+

Helps plan and facilitate RCIA, POF and adult Confirmation

(   )   RCIA Sponsor (adult)+

Sponsor someone journeying towards Church membership

(   )   Couple-to-Couple Marriage Preparation

Prepare engaged couples for marriage

(   )   Faith Sharing Groups

Small faith communities facilitator, leadership role

(   )   Rosary Making 

Make rosaries for mission and Parish use

(   )   Young Adults+

Faith sharing activities for adults ages 18-35

(   )   Lectio Divina

Weekly sessions on praying with the scriptures

(   )   Childcare Ministry+

Provides supervision for children of parents attending sacramental & parent gatherings

(   )   Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knits and crochets items for those in need

(   )   MOMS - Ministry of Mothers (spring and fall sessions)

Sharing group, facilitates, helps with set up, etc

Children and Adolescents

(   )   Catechist+ & Teaching Assistant+

Religious ed. for children 4 yrs of age to 6th grade

(   )   Children & Youth Catechumenate+

Prepare older children for the sacraments (WCC)

(   )   Confirmation Program+

Assist students preparing for Confirmation

(   )   Sacrament Receptions

Set up and serve at Sacrament Receptions

(   )   Vacation Bible School+

Week long program that helps children grow in faith while having loads of fun


Teens & Older Adolescents

(   )   Life Teen+

Ministry working with High School (9-12).  Assists with special events, prayer, trips, weekly meetings, retreats

(   )   High School Confirmation Preparation

(   )   Hospitality Ministry

Organize food for the teens at LifeTeen events

(   )   LifeTeen Council

High School students who represent & promote LifeTeen

(   )   Core in Training (CIT)

One-year commitment for recently graduated    high school students to help set up Life nights 



(   )  OMOS School (contact Principal) +

Office/Lunch/Classroom Volunteer

(   )  OMOS School Board* (contact Principal)     Consultative group to Catholic School Administrator



(   )   Commission Membership*

Plan, coordinate, evaluate all forms of community building and charity/justice activities with the Parish

Community Building

(   )   Welcoming Committee

Fosters hospitality in the Parish through the Ministry of Greeting at the Church doors & other activities

(   )   Parish Fiesta Committee+

Plans and hosts the annual Parish Fiesta (a weekend of friendship, fellowship, great food, and live entertainment)

(   )   Ladies Guild

Brings together women who desire to follow Christ more closely within their own state of life

(   )   Seniors Group

Meets every Wednesday from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM for fellowship and playing cards

Community Health & Caring

(   )   Stephen Ministry+*

Prepares individuals to minister as spiritual & pastoral care-givers for those in need during times of distress

(   )   MOSES

Hosts luncheons for families following a funeral

(   )   St. Peregrine Ministry Sponsors Masses to pray for those with cancer and to promote the veneration of St. Peregrine

(   )   TIHAN (Tucson Interfaith/HIV/AIDS Network) Fosters HIV awareness and hosts a hot lunch and social opportunities for HIV+ persons


(   )   Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound+                          

Takes Holy Communion to the homebound

(   )   Bereavement Support+

Offered periodically during the year for those who have experienced the death of a loved one

(   )   Health Care Ministry & Parish Blood Drive

Blood pressure clinic services by health care professionals; recruit donors, assist in blood drive

Charity & Outreach

(   )   St. Vincent De Paul Society+                                                  

Provides emergency food boxes and other aid

(   )   Casa Maria Outreach                                                                          

Makes sandwiches for the Catholic Worker  House; collection of donations of clothing, etc

(   )   Primavera Group Supplies meals to the homeless

(   )   Knights of Columbus Council #5133

Charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism: council members needed

Solidarity & Social Change

(   )   Haiti Project

Provides support for the people of Haiti

(   )   Peregrinos Juntos

Prays for solutions to immigration & border issues; sponsors the sale of JustCoffee

(   )   Detention Ministry Brings Communion, prayer, & Scripture services to those incarcerated

(   )  Pima County Interfaith Council (PCIC) Builds power for actions in the pursuit of justice

(   )   The Blessed Nuno Society+

Operates projects for orphaned children in Agua Prieta, Sonora and other mission locations

(   )   Consistent Life Ethic

Treasures life in all its forms and honors the dignity of all human persons

(   )   Care for Creation

Promotes stewardship of God’s gift of creation

(   )   Habitat for Humanity

Building help for Habitat for Humanity homes

(   )   Just Coffee

Sells free trade coffee 1st and 3rd Sundays

(   )   Sr. Jose Women’s Shelter

Provide assistance to homeless women at the shelter, assisting with fundraising, etc



(   )   Commission Membership*+

Plan, coordinate, evaluate Parish liturgical activities

(   )   Altar Servers Assist the priest-presider at weekend Masses;  second semester grades 4 and up

(   )   Art & Environment Provide seasonal decor for liturgical environment

(   )   Eucharistic Adorers                                          

Give specific prayer time for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Cenacle Chapel

(   )   Eucharistic Ministers                                                         

Distribute hosts and cup at Masses: weekend     and weekday

(   )   Lectors (Ministers of the Word)                                 

Proclaim Scripture at daily, weekend Masses

(   )   Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers)                    

Greet, welcome, help seat participants at           weekend Masses and Holy days

(   )   Gift Bearer Ministry                                         

Represent the Parish at weekend Masses

(   )   Sanctuary Upkeep Laundering linens, caring for vestments, cleaning the Church

(   )   Teen Liturgy Committee

12:15pm Sundays - meets for planning monthly

(   )   School Liturgy Committee

Meets monthly on Mondays at 3:30pm

(   )   Family/Children Liturgy Committee

Plan for family/children’s Masses - meets quarterly


(   )  5:30 PM Cantor

(   )  9:00 AM Praise Alive Choir  (Contemporary) Weekday evening rehearsal

(  )   9:00 AM & 10:45 AM Sunday Angel Choir  (Children) Friday morning rehearsal

(   )  10:45 AM Laudate Choir (Traditional) Weekday evening rehearsal

(   )  12:15 PM Jubilation (Contemporary Ensemble)

Evening rehearsal

(   )  4:00 PM Matices (Contemporary Spanish) Evening rehearsal

(   )  4:00 PM Guadalupanas (Traditional Spanish) Tuesday morning rehearsal

(   )   12:15 PM Jammin’ for Jesus (Teens) Sunday morning rehearsal

(   )   6:00 PM Bound by Grace (Young Adults)

Evening rehearsal

(   )   6:00 PM Celtic Choir

Evening rehearsal




(   )   Commission Membership* 

Planning & evaluation of events in Spanish; fosters bond between parish & Hispanic community

(  )     Hispanic Feasts

Coordinating feasts that enrich the community

(  )     Faith Formation in Spanish

Activities/series that enhance faith, talks, Bible study, retreats, prayer and Rosary groups



(   )   Finance Committee*

Direct overall financial activities of the Parish

(   )   Human Resources Committee/Lay Ministry*                         

Identify, develop, support lay leadership

(   )   Parish Endowment Trust*                                                                   

Work toward long-term financial stability of the           Parish

(   )   Weekend Money Counters+                

Count regular Offertory collections


(   )   Commission Membership*  (   )   Mechanical repairs  (   )   Carpentry                                (   )   Painting

(   )   Electrical                                (   )   Plumbing

(   )   Grounds/landscaping

(   )   Other (specify)_________________________________


School parents please note that participation in these ministries can represent an opportunity to earn PPP hours!


*Discernment Process                                       

Note Safe Environment Policies: Our Mother of Sorrows, in accordance with the Diocese of Tucson safe environment policies, has made a commitment to do everything possible to prevent abuse and violence against our children and vulnerable adults.  Our Parish Compliance Plan requires all volunteers to attend a safe environment training program (view special video) annually and fill out an application for volunteer  ministry.

+Ministry involving children, youth, and vulnerable adults will require you to be fingerprinted as part of a background check. 


Our Mother of Sorrows Parish & Catholic School
1800 South Kolb Rd.
Tucson, Arizona