Ministries & Organizations

Altar Attendants - Fr. Brian
Parish boys and girls in grades seven and eight are trained to serve at Liturgies.

Athletic Association - Rob Petrosino, 885-6246
Provides guidance, funding and coaching for CYO and school funded athletic activities.

Baptismal Cloths -Tess Aiena, 885-5382
Used for infant Baptisms at Incarnation. Fabric squares need hemmed and embroidered. Materials and pattern provided.

Bible Study - Marilyn Porcino
Explore the sacred Scriptures that form the foundation of our faith. Expert commentaries on the various books of the bible are supported by exceptional videos, personal reflection and small-group sharing of faith and insights. Groups are offered in autumn, winter and summer, both day and evening.

Bridge
Parish members may indicate their interest in a Bridge Group, and efforts will be made to include them in one of the on-going groups.
Couples Bridge (1st Friday, evening)_______ Roxanne Hemmelgarn, 435-8770
Ladies Bridge (3rd Thursday, morning)_____ Martha Sanchez, 433-4245

Childcare Co-op
Members of this co-op provide quality childcare to each other through the exchange of babysitting. Credit hours are earned and used when a member watches another member’s children. The co-op is a wonderful opportunity to meet other Incarnation families and friends for your children.

Choir/Cantor - Kevin Samblanet
Singers and/or instrumentalists may find their niche in the Sunday Adult Choir, Youth Choir Ensemble, Handbell Choir, or the Children's Choir. Singers may want to participate as Cantors. An audition, training session, and rehearsals are part of this ministry.

Church Cleaners - Karen Day, 435-6357
Parishioners may volunteer to help clean the church once or twice each week and for special occasions (Easter and Christmas).

Communion to the Homebound - Tim Niesel
Those confined at home or in nursing homes receive visits from our eucharistic ministers on a regular basis.

Cursillo - Mary Gutman, 433-1705
This Catholic lay movement's primary objectives are to develop in adult Christians a consciousness of their power and mission to become leaders in the work of Christian environments and to sustain them as they provide a Christian influence in all areas of life.

Education Commission - Rob Beeler, 435-1915
This board serves all parish educational programs: Parish School, Religious Education, Adult Education, Early Childhood.

Eucharistic Adoration - Amy Bartz, 428-7592
Prayer is needed in our lives. By spending time with Jesus, we are able to establish a truly personal relationship with Him.

Eucharistic Ministers - Bob/Betty Ann Perkins, 433-6134
Parishioners active in this ministry are assigned to help distribute Communion at the Mass time of their choice and may volunteer for Holy Days and special liturgies.

Faith Health Ministry - Norma McClure, 885-1678
This parish nurse program was formed to promote health and wholeness of body, mind and spirit within the context of the values, beliefs and faith of Incarnation Parish.

Finance Committee - Fr. Stretch
This commission meets with the pastor to review and advise on financial decisions.

Grounds Beautification - Bootie Zengel, 433-1323
Specific areas of our parish campus are cared for by volunteers (Spring-Fall).

Incarnation Young Adults - Roger Mulvaney, 241-9095
This is a group for singles and couples in their 30’s and 40’s offering manysocial, service, and spiritual activities.

Knights of Columbus - Tom Spitzig, 428-7636
St. Leonard Council 10215 was chartered in 1990 and serves as Home Council for Incarnation Parish. Membership is open to all males 18 and older who are practicing Catholics. Currently the Knights serve as Greeters at Mass.

Leadership Training - Fr. Stretch
In conjunction with Stewardship Sunday, parishioners are asked to reflect on their own gifts and talents which could serve the parish. A discernment session is then held to determine which area of parish ministry the candidate will serve.

Lean on Me - Pam Johnson, 885-0488
Provide meals, light household duties - on a temporary basis for elderly, shut-ins, or someone recently released from the hospital.

Lectors - Bob Zimpfer, 433-6596
Lectors proclaim the Old and New Testament readings at Mass. Training sessions are held periodically for those interested in becoming Lectors.

Leisure Club - Bob Zinck, 433-7728
Fun and fellowship for those 55 and over. The Leisure Club fosters comradeship and recreational pleasantries while promoting Catholic principles.

Mass Coordinators - Karen Day, 435-6357
People who attend a certain Mass on a regular basis are needed to make sure that all is in place and in supply for the Mass to begin: lay ministers, altar attendants, books, candles, vessels, someone to bring up the gifts, etc.

Men’s Fellowship - Joe Brittelli, 434-4265
Men from the parish gather five times yearly to hear a speaker, socialize, and share their faith. In addition, separate small faith-sharing groups meet regularly, providing an opportunity for friendship, prayer, and fraternity.

MOMS (Ministry of Mothers Sharing) - Marilyn Porcino
MOMS Reflection Group
Women from the parish gather for a nine-week reflection program that offers a chance to build friendships while developing spirituality and learning to balance demands on time, energy, and resources.
MOMS Enrichment Group - Julie Virtue, 886-0520/Carrie Thompson, 885-4742
All women in the parish are welcome to join this friend-filled group of women who, together, read and discuss books on spirituality, study the writings of church teachers, and explore ways to deepen their own faith and that of their family members.

Moms in Prayer - Jenifer Scheimann, 748-2936
A group of moms meet for one hour each week to pray for a school and its students. As our children and faculty deal with daily challenges, we “stand in the gap” through prayer.

New Life Retreat - Marilyn Porcino
Set your faith on fire! This remarkable weekend experience introduces you to the love of God in new and powerful ways. Discover a closer personal relationship with Jesus, and new strength to help you walk the Christian journey, filled, as it is, with both challenges and joy.

Parent Teacher Organization -
An organization of school families which supports the educational programs of the school with various fund raisers and projects throughout the year: Fish Fry, Trivia Night, etc.

Parish Council - Fr. Stretch
The Parish Consultors advise the pastor in areas where he seeks consultation or of major significance to the parish. These twelve adult parish members serve as an avenue of communication between pastor and parishioners.

Prayer Groups
The Prayer Circle is a phone-chain group offering prayers for special intentions. - Mary Brinkman, 436-3747
Rosary and Benediction is held on the third Monday of each month. - Amy Bartz, 428-7592
Small Christian Communities rooted in the New Life Retreat experience meet at a variety of days and times, and are frequently able to welcome new members. - Marilyn Porcino


Respect Life - Beth McKenna, 436-7522
The parish supports Pro-Life by promoting Miami Valley Life Chain, Mother’s Day Rose Sale, and other events sponsored by Dayton Right to Life, Elizabeth New Life Center, and other local life affirming organizations.

St. Vincent de Paul
Our St. Vincent de Paul Society helps those in our midst who are in need. Families and individuals are helped with emergency financial aid and counseling - John Hogseth, 885-7290
The St. Vincent Meals people are divided into teams to prepare a portion of a meal to be served at various shelters in the Dayton area. - Betty Terlecky, 885-7720

Scouts
Incarnation sponsors Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts #530 as well as Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisies.
Girl Scout Coordinator, Vicki Wissel, 885-6893
Cub Scouts, Greg Buerschen, 439-3798
Boy Scouts, Lou Brinkman, 436-5912

Shawl Ministry - Joan Kolber, 438-9738/Aurora Bellanca, 433-1859
Volunteers gather to knit or crochet “prayer shawls” which are given to those in need of being ’wrapped’ in God’s love and strength. (Lessons provided)

Social Outreach - Mary Bull, 436-0602/Bob Wolf, 428-0775
Within the context of supporting the teachings of Christ and His Church, this Commission will oversee the raising and giving of resources (time, talent, and treasure) to needy individuals/organizations outside Incarnation Parish.

Ushers - Tim Niesel
Ushers are needed at weekend Masses to help with seating, take up the collection, distribute the bulletin after Mass, and other duties as they arise.

Vocations Committee - Herman Gabriel, 434-5326
A voluntary organization of practicing Catholics joined together to foster, promote and affirm vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and religious life within the parish. Our Traveling Crucifix program is part of this endeavor.

Welcome Committee - Gerry Budi, 885-6898
Members of this committee telephone newly registered parishioners to welcome them to the parish, answer any questions, or provide them with further information.

Worship Commission - Fr. Brian Phelps
Members of this ministry meet to plan the tone and environment for the liturgical season and to prepare for sacramental liturgies.

Youth Group - Daniel Dunn
This group is for all high school teens. Teens plan activities which offer friendship, service and prayer opportunities.