The St. Cecilia Altar Society is a Catholic Women’s organization of the Church. The primary purpose is to provide the needs of the Altar and to enhance the celebration of the Mass. All ladies of the parish are members of the Altar Society. There are no membership dues. The group meets the first Thursday of the month, September through May. Rosary at 7:00 p.m. followed by the meeting.
This event is held in October and is sponsored by the Home & School Association. Volunteers help prepare, set up, work booths, and clean up from this event. Together everyone can make this evening fun and memorable for all ages. Meetings are held accordingly to prepare.
CYM is a Catholic youth ministry that encourages teens to meet other teens and to grow closer to God. The members of this group are high school students. Throughout the year CYM members participate in many activities both of a social and spiritual nature. The group conducts fundraisers, attends retreats, volunteers for Parish services, participates in various Catholic youth sporting events, and attend or plan group social activities. These activities may be city wide or diocesan wide events as well. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the CYM room. The adult advisors work closely with the Parish and the diocesan CYM board to guide the members and give assistance in organizing activities. The time commitment for the adults is one year. The members need to plan to attend meetings on a regular basis.
This is an annual event that takes place in August during the Haysville City Wide Garage Sale. Parish volunteers help the week before this event going through the donations and setting up, working during the sale, and cleaning up after.
Harvest House is a program of the diocese. It is a movement- a large organization of older persons, aged 55 and older, who have formed small parish units called centers for the purpose of mutual understanding and self-help. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
This activity catalogs and preserves information about the parish to create a historical file. There is a need for a centralized location and process to save parish information.
The parish bulletin is compiled by the parish secretary from items submitted by parishioners and also from outside the parish. It is an important communication tool for all parishioners and visitors. It is published weekly, with deadline of Tuesday at noon for articles.
This organization is made up of parents of students that attend St. Cecilia Parish School. This provides a time for parents to come together and share ideas with each other and the organizational board. The meetings are held in the evening every other month during the school year, beginning in September.
The Knights of Columbus are a Catholic, family oriented, fraternal service organization. It is Council # 6761 that is associated with St. Cecilia Parish. Our members and their families are dedicated to the ideals of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. We work to benefit our communities, Church, and fellow men. Men of the parish, who are practicing Catholics, 18 years of age and older are eligible to become a Knight. Meetings are held once a month on Thursday evening.
The parish picnic is a gathering to relax and enjoy each other as a community. It is usually scheduled in the early fall. The coordinators plan the activities and refreshments.
This activity involves taking pictures of parish events, or supplying pictures of events to the Libretto.
Scouts are youth organizations that help teach young boys and girls how to become active in our communities. It gives them an opportunity to lean and have fun at their skill level while giving back to the community and interacting with other youth their own age outside of a school setting. It gives youth the opportunity to receive awards and recognition for jobs well done and build self-esteem and character. Team leaders need to commit time and talent to organizing meetings and activities.
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