Read with LoveSpiritual Growth and Renewal Commission

Ongoing Events

The third Friday of each month, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. At 9:30 p.m. we will have Night Prayer of the Church and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

First Saturday of the Month, Holy Hour with Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.

Please sign up at the back of the church indicating the times you will be coming to Eucharistic Adoration.

Ongoing Events

The goal is to provide positive opportunities and functions (activities) for the members of the parish community to enliven, revitalize and enhance their individual and communal spirituality through liturgy, education and Christian outreach. The focus of the commission is to promote the spiritual well being of the parish community as expressed in liturgy, personal devotion and an active expression of our baptismal covenant in both individual and group witness to the power of God expressed in faith, love and hope.

Spiritual Growth and Renewal Commission promotes personal and communal spirituality in our parish family. Our goal is to deepen our faith and become closer to God and to each other, through Liturgy, Education and Devotion. Contact us if you have any Spiritual Growth ideas you would like to share.

Volunteer Position: Commission Member

Required of Volunteer: Spiritually charged! Share in making Light of Christ Parish a truly Spiritual community centered around Jesus Christ. Attendance at monthly meeting

Experience necessary: None

Training Required: None

Time Commitment: Two hours monthly

Adult Scripture Study

On Wednesday morning, prepare for Sunday! Examine the lectionary readings of the coming Sunday Mass in Room 1 of the John/Francis Wing. All are welcomed to these gatherings of prayer and fellowship, scripture reading and discussion, held from October to May.
Time Commitment: 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Women’s Bible Study

A Bible study based on the Little Rock Scripture Study program. It is a parish-based program that leads people to a greater understanding of the Bible.
Volunteer Position: Auxiliary Coordinator and Group Facilitator
Required of Volunteer: Available for four weekly training sessions (times and place to be announced) and 2 nights/week while the Bible Study is in session. Sessions may be up to 10 weeks.
Experience Necessary: None
Training Required: Four weekly sessions consisting of prayer, video/audio lectures, reflection, and discussion.
Time Commitment: Four weeks of leadership training of about 2 hours each before the study begins. Two evenings/week while the study is in session consisting of one evening for a 45 minutes leader’s meeting and one evening for Bible Study approximately 2 hours.

Catholic Resource Center

The Catholic Resource Center provides a broad selection of Catholic materials, including books, multimedia, and religious articles, which will allow the Lord, Jesus, to reign more fully in our lives. Special effort is made to select items which celebrate our Catholic heritage and which will appeal to all age groups. The center is run totally by volunteers who make it possible to be open a variety of hours during the week. If you would like to volunteer, please call the parish office, and a resource center volunteer will return your call. The center is located in Room 8 of the parish hall with access from the main parking lot and the hall. For hours of operation, please click on the Catholic Resource Center link and come visit us.

Evenings for the Engaged

Evenings for the Engaged is sponsored by the parish. It is series of seven sessions usually presented by a team consisting of dedicated, Catholic married couples and a priest or deacon. The purpose is to explain the joys, problems, wonders and satisfactions of marriage as a sacramental covenant between each other and Jesus Christ. Each meeting is held at the home of a married couple in the parish. This program is the norm for marriage preparation at Light of Christ.
Volunteer Positions: Host Couple. Presenting Couple. Prayer Couple and Banner Couple.
Required of Volunteer: Practicing Catholic.
Experience necessary: None
Training Required: As needed
Time Commitment: Seven consecutive Sunday afternoons from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Marriage Encounter

Weekend designed for married couples to make a good marriage great. The emphasis is on communication between husband and wife, who spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life, to concentrate on each other. It is a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian marriage.

Marriage Preparation Program

This program helps to prepare the engaged couple spiritually for the sacrament of matrimony. The couple should also prepare for the financial and worldly encounters of their marriage vocation. Diocesan guidelines require a six-month notice period, which gives the priest and the Parish Engagement Ministry Team ample preparation time for completion of forms, and the engaged couple time to attend required parish and diocesan programs.

Parish Mission

RCIA Inquiry

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a comprehensive catechetical process. The classes are designed to bring people interested in joining the Catholic faith into a full knowledge of the church and the Sacraments of Initiation. Classes are also designed for Catholics who desire to deepen their Faith Journey
Volunteer Position: RCIA Team Member; Session Facilitator; Catechist; Hospitality team; Sponsor/Faith Companion
Required of the Volunteer: Attendance at RCIA meetings every Thursday
Experience necessary: Organizational Skills; One year Practicing Catholic after receiving the Sacraments of Initiation.
Training Required: Bi-annual RCIA Seminar offered by Diocese
Time Commitment: 2.5 hours weekly; some weekends during Lent.

RCIA Sponsors

RCIA Sponsors are companions and guides to those folks who are seeking to learn about the Catholic faith and think they want to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church. A Sponsor´┐Żs witness and friendship helps the seeker to find a home here. The Sponsor represents the Church to the seeker and the seeker to the Church.
Volunteer Position: RCIA Sponsor
Required of the Volunteer: A Sponsor must have received Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, be at least 16 years old and a practicing Catholic.
Experience necessary: None
Training Required: Sponsors regularly should attend the Thursday night RCIA meetings. In addition 3 one hour classes are required for the Sponsor to fully understand his or her role
Time Commitment: Most Thursday nights-approximately 2 hours, from September to Pentecost.

Retreats, Discipleship

Men’s Retreat

The Men’s Retreat Group is a group of men dedicated to the spiritual growth of the men of Light of Christ parish. The annual retreats are scheduled for the third week in February. The retreat are organized and presented by the men of the parish. There is also a monthly meeting during the last week of the month to discuss our Catholic faith.

Women’s Retreat

The Women’s Retreat Group is a group of women dedicated to the spiritual growth of the Light of Christ Parish. The annual weekend retreats are held in the fall. The retreats are organized and presented by the women of the parish.

Small Faith Communities

Women’s Day of Recollection

A day set out for the spiritual renewal of the women of the parish. It includes guest speakers, music, prayer and group activities. The Women’s Day of Recollection is usually held in March.
Volunteer Position: Assistant Coordinator and Activities Coordinator.
Required of Volunteer: Help plan and organize the day.
Experience Necessary: None
Training Required: None
Time Commitment: Attend two planning meetings in November and approximately 6 to 8 meetings prior to the Day of Recollection.

Vocation Committee

To make parishioners aware of vocations and to promote new vocations. To encourage all parishioners to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. To also promote interest in the youth to think about their
vocation, possibly to religious life.

Volunteer Position: Vocation Committee Member

Required of Volunteer: Participate in the vocations programs to help parents and children to fully understand the various religious vocations.

Experience necessary: None

Training Required: As needed

Time Commitment: Varies. Once a month prepare Vocations article for the Bulletin. Help with Rosary Marathon Attend any Diocesan vocation seminars.

For more information about volunteer opportunities please contact us via Phone 441-4545 or e-mail at


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