Ministries / Opportunities

Why should I get involved?

Our talents are the special blessings that each of us has received from a loving Creator who prizes the diversity and abundant variety of all creation.  When we volunteer to work for our parish or diocese or to help a neighbor with a difficult chore, what we have to give is much more than our time.  We also give something of ourselves, those characteristics that make each of us distinctive as human beings.  We call these our “talents,” those things we’re good at or that we especially enjoy doing.  When we volunteer to help others by sharing our talents with them, we give them something far more precious than our time or money.  We give them something of ourselves, an intimate sharing of “who we are” for the good of others.
Taken from Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, A Pastoral Letter on Stewardship, USCCB

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Our Ministries and Groups

There are many opportunities to share your time and talent at Annunciation Catholic Church.  Below you will find a listing of our parish ministries and groups, the people that they serve and how you can get involved.  Thank you for your generosity and stewardship.

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After Mass Fellowship

Parish volunteers that help one time per month with our After Mass Gatherings in our Courtyard.
Contact:

Linda Indolfi at linda3fl@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
You can sign-up to serve at a weekend Mass for up to 12 times per year.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Altar Servers

An Altar Server assists the priest during the Mass and at other religious ceremonies so that it can be celebrated with grace and reverence.
Contact:

Lynda Coppola, 407-920-7948, llcoppola@aol.com

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
After training you may be scheduled 1 to 2 times per month for a weekend Mass
Requirements:
Additional Training

AV Ministry

AV Ministry volunteers run the audio visual needs for our Parish during Mass, Holy Days and special Liturgy or Prayer activities in our Church.
Contact:

Mary Ann Fox, 407-869-9472, mfox@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Scheduled for 1 to 2 times per month at weekend Masses.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Bereavement Ministry

Our goal is to comfort those who grieve and mourn by assisting families with preparations for the funeral liturgy.
Contact:

Ann Stanko, 407-788-7857, annirene1125@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Scheduled by request for meeting with families in our Parish Office and then onsite.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training

Book Store

We need adults volunteers 18 and over for cashier operation, customer assistance, and general store maintenance.
Contact:

Terri Becher, 407-215-7665, tbecher@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Various times to volunteer during our Bookstore hours
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training

Boy Scouts

Troop 849 is chartered by Annunciation Catholic Church and is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, one of the largest youth development organizations in the USA.  Through youth led, adult supervised activities, including camping, hiking, and community service, we build character and citizenship and devotion to God.
Contact:

John Williamson, jawilliamson63@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Social
Commitment:
Weekly commitments. Call for more information.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Bridge Group

We are an ecumenical social bridge group that has been meeting at Annunciation Catholic Church for 20 years.  Our group is comprised primarily of seniors although anyone interested is encourage to join us.
Contact:

Michelle Goslin, 407-786-0123, mgosline@cfl.rr.com

Ministry Type:
Social
Commitment:
We meet weekly on Tuesdays.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Catholic Divorce / Separated Ministry

The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide is a program that brings healing and hope to divorced and separated Catholics.
Contact:

Elena Bruno at eg7953@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Thursday Evenings
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Children and Youth Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities to share your time and talent with the youth of our Parish include: Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Teen Volunteers.
Contact:

Lois Wirth, 407-869-9472

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Various opportunities to serve. Please contact us for more information.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer is the opening of mind and heart – our whole being – to God, beyond thoughts, words and emotions.
Contact:

Basha at 407-869-0781, Alice at AliceVL@aol.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekly prayer meetings
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Council of Catholic Women

Our Council is composed of a network of Circles which are the working unit of ACCW and we meet monthly from September through May.
Contact:

Vicki Torres, 407-774-2717,  vltorres1227@yahoo.com

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Service - In the Parish, Social
Commitment:
Various monthly meeting times and social/service opportunities.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Cub Scouts

Cub Scouting is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in first grade through fifth grade (or 7,8,9 and 10 years of age).
Contact:

Anthony Call , Pack630@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Social
Commitment:
Weekly commitments. Call for more information.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Culture of Life

We are a ministry of prayer, education, formation and collaboration. We celebrate and value the dignity of the human person in both actions of outreach and in the simplicity of daily interactions and encounters while appreciating the gift of all of God’s creations.
Contact:

Pete Pronko, ppronko@cfl.rr.com

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Various prayer and service/outreach opportunities throughout the year.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Emmaus

The next Women's Emmaus Retreat is February 3-5, 2017.  The Emmaus Men's & Women's Ministry is a global Catholic Adult Faith Formation program founded in 1978.  There are two Emmaus Retreats per year for both men and women at the San Pedro Center.
Contact:

Men’s Emmaus: Shawn Jiles, shawn_jiles@ml.com
Women’s Emmaus: Maria Jiles at maria.jiles@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekend retreat and then spiritual and social meetings throughout the year.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Eucharistic Adoration

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the Chapel of the Angels every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Two guardians are needed to be present each hour.
Contact:

Contact: Renee Nemethy,  jmenthy@cfl.rr.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual, Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
One time per week as a guardian.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

These parishioners have the responsibility of assisting the priests and as they distribute Holy Communion during Mass. Members are appointed by the pastor.
Contact:
Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Training and then scheduled for Mass approximately 1-2 times per month
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Pastor Approval, Additional Training

Faith Formation for Adults

Adult Confirmation: Catechists and sponsors help to prepare adults who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Catechists, sponsors, table leaders and hospitality ministers assist in bringing non-Catholic adults – unbaptized and baptized – into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
Contact:

Mary Ann Fox, 407-869-9472, mfox@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Weekend meetings during the Fall and Spring
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training

Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is an annual three-day event held the second weekend in October for the benefit of the entire parish and surrounding community.
Contact:

Volunteer sign up begins in late Summer.

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Social
Commitment:
Many volunteer opportunities available leading up and including Fall Festival Weekend - 2nd weekend in October.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Financial Peace University

This life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video, will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.
Contact:

Don Warzocha, 407-492-1572, zobafl@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
This is an 8 week class.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

FOCCUS

Married couples/parishioners who have been married for over five years meet with an engaged couple preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony.
Contact:

Jody North, 407-215-7639,  jnorth@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Various time commitments.
Requirements:
Pastor Approval, Additional Training

Food Outreach

Our next Food Drive is January 14-15. Click on the image to see the items needed. Our Parish Food drives occur 6 times per year. We need help on collection days and other days throughout each month.  We also need help distributing flyers at all of the Masses on the weekend prior to each Food Drive.
Contact:
Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Support during our 6 Food Drive Weekends each year
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Friday Morning Scripture

To study the Sunday Scripture readings, to foster a love of God’s Word, and to better understand the Sunday Liturgy of the Word.
Contact:

Janine Jack, 407-333-2136, 112jjo8@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekly scripture study meetings.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Gabriel’s Helpers

Our Gabriel’s Helpers are volunteers who are contacted via email or phone when a project or event comes up that requires one time volunteers at our Parish.  This is a great way to be involved in the life of our Parish when you cannot make a full time commitment to a ministry.
Contact:
Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Very flexible depending upon the project.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Girl Scouts

Scouting offers an opportunity to develop leadership skills and self-awareness through interaction with other girls the same age.
Contact:

Kelly Gentry, 407-388-5138, kelgen4@msn.com

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Social
Commitment:
Weekly time commitments. Call for more information.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Habitat for Humanity

Photos from our recent home dedication. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that builds homes for those in need. No experience is necessary but volunteers must be 16 years of age.
Contact:

Denny Vandendriessche, 407 718-0929,  dennyvan1987@yahoo.com

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach
Commitment:
Opportunities to sign-up to serve as projects become available.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

High School Youth Ministry

Open to all 9th - 12th grader, we offer opportunities to grow spiritually, serve their community and socialize with their peers.   We offer High School Youth Ministry Nights most Sundays after the 5:30 pm Mass,  Bible Study,  Socials (Movie Nights, Open-Gym, Field Trips),  Field Trips and Camps.
Contact:

Nicole Neswold, 407-869-9472,  nneswold@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Various activities throughout the year.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training

hYPe

New Ministry for Young Professionals. What’s the hYPe about? Our new ministry is called HYPE: Helping Young Professionals Engage. This is a group for young adults, ages 23-35.
Contact:

Sara Larkin, SLHarkins86@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual, Social
Commitment:
We will have activities planned throughout the year.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic lay organization. The Knights of Columbus are Catholic men, working together to help others.
Contact:

Jim Telesz, Grand Knight, jimtelesz@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Service - In the Parish, Social
Commitment:
Various weekly and monthly meetings and opportunities for social and service.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Lay Carmelites

The Lay Carmelite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel (historically known as the Third Order) is a community of lay persons dedicated to a life of daily prayer, self denial, good works, mutual concern for others, and a deep devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Contact:

Ana Sales, 407-538-0974, naga65@earthlink.net

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekly meetings and prayer.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Marriage Renewal

Like everything else, a good marriage must be nurtured. Whether you've been married for six months or 60 years this weekend is for you. Annunciation’s Marriage Renewal will provide the opportunity to discover fresh ways to strengthen your marriage and grow spiritually in the warmth of the church community.
Contact:

Charlie & Michele Hargraves, (407) 921-0615, mhargraves@cfl.rr.com

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Weekend and then ongoing volunteer team opportunities
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Men’s Small Group Fellowship

To promote men’s bible study and encourage fellowship and sharing.
Contact:

John Adornetto, 407/697-6170, adornt@aol.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Ministry to the Sick

Ministers allow the sick to experience the care and concern of their faith community while providing an opportunity to pray with another and to receive the Eucharist if they choose. It is a way to keep the sick connected to the larger community.
Contact:

Sr. Maria Terese Acosta, srmaria@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Training time and then scheduled times for visits.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Pastor Approval, Additional Training

Music Ministry

If you have ever thought about joining the Music Ministry . . .now is the time! Share your talents with all of God's people.
Contact:

Mark McCabe, 407-869-9472,  mmccabe@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Rehearsals one time per week.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

New Journeys Widow’s Group

We are a social group that meets at various times through the year.
Contact:

Veronica Petry, 407-862-3759, petryusmc@yahoo.com

Ministry Type:
Social
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

One Bread – One Body

One Bread/One Body gathers together to strengthen each other through song, prayer, study of Sunday Mass Scripture readings and through outreach.
Contact:

Bill Mitchell, 407-252-5392, BMitch7272@bellsouth.net

Ministry Type:
Spiritual, Service - Outreach
Commitment:
Weekly Scripture study.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Portuguese Prayer Group

Join us on Tuesday's from 7 - 9pm
Contact:

Benedita Pantes at 407-616-4984, Jorge da Silva at 407-592-8160 or via email at: ditinhapontes@hotmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Tuesday Nights
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Readers

A Reader is a member of the Church community who helps make God’s presence known to the community through proclaiming God’s Word at liturgical celebrations.
Contact:

Mary Ann Fox, 407-869-9472, mfox@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Training and then scheduled approximately one time each month to read at as Mass.
Requirements:
Pastor Approval, Additional Training

Sacred Story – Forty Weeks

AN INVITATION to join us on a spiritual journey of the Sacred Story: Forty Weeks.  Forty Weeks is an ideal way to respond to Pope Francis’ call for all believers to develop a closer personal relationship with Christ Jesus.  The community of the faithful who know the Lord one at a time is what will transform the world.
Contact:

Mary Ann Fox, 407-869-9472, mfox@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekly Meetings.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Sacristans

To assist in the preparation and coordination of Mass/Liturgy - Daily Mass, Funeral Mass, Sunday Mass, Confirmation, First Communion and any other miscellaneous liturgies.
Contact:

Mary Ann Fox, 407-869-9472, mfox@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Training and then scheduled for various Masses and Services.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Pastor Approval, Additional Training

Shepherd’s Hope

Shepherd's Hope provides non-emergency medical care, hope and healing to low-income, uninsured men, women, and children who do not qualify for government assisted healthcare. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Contact:

407-876-6699, or www.shepherdshope.org

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach
Commitment:
Various time commitments. Flexible volunteer scheduling.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Society of Saint Vincent DePaul

We assist people spiritually, financially, and provide guidance that is intended to set them on a path of recovery and independence.
Contact:

Lynda, 407-215-7669, svdp@annunciationorlando.org

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach, Service - In the Parish
Commitment:
Monthly meetings and a variety of other service/outreach opportunities.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Spanish Group of Contemplative Prayer

Teaching and praying in Spanish of Centering Prayer according to the teaching of Fr. Thomas Keating.  We read books, watch video and invite speakers.  We support the Hope Community Center with our outreach efforts.
Contact:

Ilse Reissner, 407-767-8271, ireissner@juno.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual, Service - Outreach
Commitment:
Weekly meetings.
Requirements:
Additional Training

Stretching Toward Heaven

Stretching, strength training, flexibility.  We have a chair class with the same training as the floor class.  Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30am-10:30am is the floor class.   10:45am-11:45am is the chair class.
Contact:

DeAnn Field, 407-257-2668, fitmom4life@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Service - In the Parish, Social
Commitment:
Tuesday and Thursday Classes
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

That Man Is You

Becoming a man after God’s own heart. We meet Friday mornings to watch a video presentation and discuss the topic in small groups as it relates to our own lives.
Contact:

Scott Morris, scottmorris.ku@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekly meetings during our fall and spring sessions.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

The Christian Sharing Center

The Sharing Center operates thrift shops in Longwood and Sanford, a food pantry, and assists people with needs of all kinds.  They are a community partner that we support with our Charitable Outreach and through many parishioner volunteer hours.
Contact:

www.thesharingcenter.org  or 407-260-9155

Ministry Type:
Service - Outreach
Commitment:
Various volunteer opportunities. Flexible scheduling.
Requirements:
Additional Training

The Long Retreat

Begins again on August 22nd.  AN INVITATION to register for the Long Retreat...The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.  What can you count on? How clear is your identity as a follower of Jesus? Are you ready to examine your basic beliefs, your core values? Spend this year in the Long Retreat!
Contact:

Janice McGurk, kjanicemc@aol.com  407-862-6289

Ministry Type:
Spiritual
Commitment:
Weekly meetings and some Saturday workshops.
Requirements:
No Additional Requirements

Ushers

Ushers create a welcoming, friendly, and well-ordered environment at Mass. Christian hospitality draws people together, opens them to participation, and sets the tone for the liturgy.
Contact:

Larry Hackett , lmhackett@gmail.com

Ministry Type:
Serving at Mass
Commitment:
Scheduled for Mass each weekend.
Requirements:
Finger Printing and Safe Environment Training, Additional Training