The Liturgy committee is responsible for overseeing all aspects of preparing for the celebration of the Mass. Within the Liturgy committee are three distinct groups which include: Music, Sacramental, and Scheduling.
The Music group arranges for music for Mass and include live music (preferred) or recordings played during the Mass.
The Sacramental group ensures consumable items such as communion hosts, wine, altar candles, and Misselettes are always available as well as taking care of and changing altar linens during various feasts and liturgical seasons. Ordering/arranging flowers and decorations for the church also are part of this group's responsibilities.
The Scheduling group schedules weekly lecturers, eucharistic ministers, ushers and door greeters. It's always nice to have a friendly face to greet each parishioner and guest every Sunday!
Justice and Peace
The committee works in conjunction with other local churches in the community and government entities to provide assistance to families and individuals. They have a remarkable reputation in the community for responding to those in need while still promoting human dignity through this ministry.
Justice and Peace raises a good portion of its operating funds through fund raising as well as through grants obtained through the Diocese. Each year they reach a number of needy families through the Christmas basket and Angel Tree projects.
Parish Life Committee is the spirit and heartbeat of our parish. They plan and organize social events for the parish such as "Doughnut Sunday" and "Pot Luck Sunday" as well as updating the parish phone tree, e-mails, weekly bulletins, website news, inclement weather information for masses, outreach to past or potential new parish members, home bound or sick parishioner visits/communion, etc. They are always happy to have volunteers to assist in planning and preparing for events.
Parish Life hosts donuts and coffee after Mass on the 2nd Sunday of every month and a pot-luck meal after Mass on the last Sunday of every month.
This group's objective is to organize and procure teaching materials for both children and adults, ensuring Virtus training is delivered where required, schedule and prepare children for sacraments. The group also leads Evangelization to spread the good news and seek new members.
Holy Family church is just over 50 years old. The building requires continual maintenance. This committee oversees and prioritizes the needs of the building and grounds, obtain estimates and oversee work from local contractors for repairs/improvements, coordinate parish work crews for seasonal work and coordinate custodial care and snow removal.
Knights of Columbus
Holy Family has several men who are members of the Knights of Columbus. If you are interested in joining this group, contact Jake Patterson at (304) 753-6360
Appalachian Trail Hostel
Holy Family takes special pride in the Appalachian Trail Hostel, located on church grounds. It provides a covered shelter to hikers travelling through our area. It is a popular stop-over for hikers to spend a night or two indoors, enjoy a hot shower, use the kitchen to cook a meal, or have easy access to restaurants, laundromat, post office, and grocery store. Over 400 hikers a year stop and stay in the Holy Family Hostel.
For more information contact Mr. Pat Muldoon at (540) 626-3337.