Getting Involved

Ministries, Councils & Commissions
Our Lady of Grace parishioners are actively involved in a number of organizations and ministries, both directly connected with the parish and associated with other parishes and Christian groups. These groups provide support to our own lives in Christ and the opportunity to serve the broader Body of Christ and the world. The groups mentioned are only a few of the opportunities available for Our Lady of Grace parishioners. Please check the parish bulletin regularly for other opportunities. 



Your help is requested!

For information on groups and ministries that are requesting help for various projects, visit our Your help is requested! page. 


Liturgical Ministries


We rely on our parishioners to fill a wide variety of liturgical ministries that aid in our celebrations. If you are interested in serving in any of the following ministries, please contact Kathy Ranck
kathy.ranck@ourladyofgracemi.org. Training provided. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - Distribute Communion during Masses.

Readers - Weekday and weekend masses.

Sacristans - Prepare sanctuary and sacristy for Mass.

Altar Servers - Assist at Mass. Youth servers must be at least 10 years old. 

Ushers - Assist with Communion, collection, other tasks as assigned. 

Please visit our Liturgical Ministry page to find out more and to see current schedule.


Music Ministry


If you are interested in serving in any of the following ministries, please contact Music Director Bill Bankstahl bill.bankstahl@ourladyofgracemi.org, Assistant Director Jan Zirwes jzirwes@yahoo.com, or Instrumentalists Dave & Marguerite Schrader the_shaders@hotmail.com

Adult Choir
Youth Choir
Teen Choir
Cantor
Instrumentalist

Please visit our Music Ministry page to find out more and to see current schedule.

Home Ministry


Home Ministry is Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who take Communion to the sick and home bound. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Deb McGraw deb.mcgraw@ourladyofgracemi.org or Marybeth Stuart marybeth.stuart@ourladyofgracemi.org

Please visit our Home Ministry page to find out more and to see current schedule.

Religious Education


Sharing the Faith is not the task of a few individuals, but of the entire parish community. 

Elementary Education
High School Education
Young Adult Education
Marriage/Family Education
Adult Education 

For more information, please visit our Religious Education page to see how you can get involved in these ministries.

Small Groups


We have many small groups that meet and focus on fellowship, mutual encouragement, growth in holiness and fostering mission. 

Faith & Fellowship
Read and Rejoice! Book Club
Women's Bible Study
Men's Fellowship
Mustard Tree
New Life
Young Adults
Wisdom and Works of Mercy
Called & Gifted Workshop

For more information about these groups and find out how you can get involved, please visit our Small Groups page.


Women's Guild


Women's Guild provides an opportunity for fellowship among parish members and develop financial resources to support charitable needs in the parish and surrounding community through spiritual, social and service related activities. 

Please visit our Women's Guild page to find out more information.

Knights of Columbus


If you’d like to be a part of the largest international fraternal organization of more than 1.9 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we'd like to meet you and invite you to join us.

Senior Friendship Club


The Senior Friendship Club is open to anyone 55 years of age and older - married or single. The club is currently INACTIVE. We are currently seeking someone to facilitate this group. If you would be interested, please contact Marybeth Stuart marybeth.stuart@ourladyofgracemi.org

Pastoral Council


The Pastoral Council, also known as parish council, provides consultation to the pastor in developing and making known the parish mission, vision, priorities, plans and promotes communication within the parish and diocese. 

For more information, please visit our Pastoral Council page.

Finance Committee


The finance committee is a standing committee of the Pastoral Council and is responsible for assisting the pastor in the administration of the parish's material resources.

For more information, please visit our Finance Committee page.

Christian Service


The goal of Christian Service is to bring the healing hand of Christ to those in need, the prophetic voice of the prophets to those in power, and the Gospel message of love, justice, and peace to an often suffering world. 

For more information, please visit our Christian Service page.

Education & Formation Committee


The goal of the Education & Formation Committee is to foster continued faith development in the members of our parish at all stages of life. We offer this service through programs, workshops and committees that enhance the Spirit-gifts of knowledge, wisdom and understanding. The committee hopes to serve as a catalyst for creativity and service providers for our Pastor, Religious Education Director and anyone associated with gospel overtures of evangelization for our parish community.

For more information, please visit our Education & Formation page.

Evangelization Committee


Evangelization seeks to communicate the Gospel, to grow in their own faith and commitment to Jesus Christ, to share their faith with others and invite them into our faith community, to work with all people of good will to transform society with the values of Christ. 

For more information, please visit our Evangelization page.


Worship Commission


The Worship Commission assesses and evaluates the liturgical life and ministries of the parish. It promotes active participation of the faithful, training of liturgical ministers and provides and maintains an appropriate liturgical environment. 

For more information, please visit our Worship Commission page.