Consider contributing your talents through the following social ministries.
Life’s Vision Brandon
Life’s Vision Brandon provides a variety of educational materials which help to promote respect for life, from conception until time of natural death. This group seeks to heighten awareness of the issues of abortion and euthanasia, as they impact our community. It is a passionate voice for those most vulnerable members of our society. This fledgling ministry urgently seeks additional members who share in this passion.
For more information on the Life’s Vision Brandon ministry please contact Gerry Kennedy
Senior Social Club
CSSC meets the first Monday of each month to provide social interaction for people that are 50+ in our Parish. We have quizzes, musical entertainment, sing a longs, bingo, square dancing and many other activities. All of these activities are followed by a lunch. This group has a core of about 10 volunteers who work tirelessly to make this event happen.
Society of St. Luke
This ministry serves those who are unable to attend Mass, whether they be in hospital, nursing homes, or in their own homes. Each minister serves on average once a month and the time commitment is approximately 2 hours. This is a very fruitful ministry; bringing the Holy Eucharist to these individuals helps them to maintain their sense of community.
For more information on the Society of St. Luke organization please contact Pam Szmon
OutReach provides ecumenical religious services to senior citizens homes and to the hospital. In addition to accompanying residents and patients to the chapel, assisting with music ministry is also much appreciated. Services at Dinsdale Home, Rideau Park Home, Assiniboine Centre, and Brandon Correctional Centre vary from weekly to 6 times a year, depending on location.
For more information on the OurReach organization please contact Barbara Hamm
New Parishioner Welcoming
Newcomers to St. Augustine’s Parish are welcomed by the Hospitality Committee. Once a month, a committee member contacts the Church office for a list of new parishioners and pick s up gift bags to be distributed. Visits are arranged with the newcomers ; two committee members (pair or couple) welcome them to the parish.
For more information on the New Parishioner Welcoming ministry please contact Marie Vachon