Embrace Grace helps women walking through the unsteady season of an unplanned pregnancy or women navigating single motherhood by connecting them to a judgement-free SEAS parish support group. Embrace Grace hosts baby showers at SEAS for these women and is a pro-life advocacy ministry. Contact Stephanie Sicard for more information on this pro-life ministry.
Environment Committee has the overall mission and goal to maintain the church’s sacred spaces, from narthex to altar, suitable to celebrate the liturgy in clean, polished and good working order. The group is called to keep these areas inviting and appropriate to raise hearts and minds to God in full, conscious and active participation. Contact Polly Tilbury at 208-573-0497 or Janice Franks (318) 560-2168 for additional information.
Gabriel’s Closet with Catholic Charities is a family strengthening program serving low-income new parents, their infants and small children up to age 4 by offering education, assistance and other resources. Various volunteer jobs are available. Contact Betty Mirts for more information at (318) 294-2124.
Knight of Columbus is a global Catholic fraternal service order of practicing Catholic men founded in 1882. Knights put their faith into action through service and the protection of families while doing the greater good. Their mission is to provide strong and visible parish leadership in building the domestic church. For more information contact J. C. Broome at (318) 780-0931.
Our Lady’s Ladies is a women’s circle serving our parish through hosting events and performing outreach in our church community. Our Lady’s Ladies also purchases and/or provides items and services in support of other SEAS ministries. We have great fellowship and enhance our ministry through prayer and devotion to the rosary to honor Mary, Mother of God, at our monthly meeting. The circle meets in the evening to accommodate those who work or have commitments during normal business hours. Contact Donna Collins at (318) 426-6366 for more information.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which adults first inquire about and then, when they are ready, become members of the Catholic Church by receiving Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass. Volunteers assist in the preparation and spiritual needs of each participant. RCIA continues year-round. Contact Melanie Ebarb for more information.
St. Anne’s Day Circle is for the ladies of SEAS to develop acquaintances and to allow them to work together with a common purpose for the furtherance of social, spiritual and service projects of the parish. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 10 AM in the Burleigh Center September through May. Contact Bobbie Trust at (318) 469-4285.
SEAS for Life supports the Pro-Life mission of the Catholic Church in proclaiming all human life is a precious gift from God and focuses on praying and fasting for Pro-Life issues, collecting, understanding and disseminating Pro-Life information and supporting agencies and organizations that support Pro-Life activities. Contact Michelle Brown.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is an international Catholic lay organization that offers person-to-person service to individuals in need by providing financial assistance, food or consultation. No work of charity is foreign to SVdP while members strive to grow spiritually by serving our community. Contact Carl Bigner at 865-5808 or 510-5161.
Yarn Angels is a knitting and crocheting ministry whose mission is to show the love of Christ by responding to the needs of our community. We share the warmth of God’s love by providing handmade hats, lap blankets, shawls and such to Mary’s House, various neonatal units, nursing homes and hospice programs. Meeting time is on Wednesdays each week in the Burleigh Center from 1 to 3 PM and welcomes new members. Contact Liz Zippi at (318) 773-7995.
Young Adult Group – ANCHORED seeks to bring young adults (ages 18-39) closer to Christ through faith formation, prayer, service and social activities. The group meets every Friday at 6:30 PM in the Burleigh Center. Contact Trey & Courtenay Dean at (Trey) 834-2695 or (Courtenay) at 230-4729 or email
Service Opportunities at SEAS
Bereavement Committee seeks to provide comfort and support to those who mourn. We prepare and deliver meals, serve at funeral gatherings by hosting receptions afterwards for families, offer prayer support and help others at a very difficult time in their lives. Contact Michelle Brown at the church (798-1887) or [email protected] for more information.
Boy Scouts Troop 10 meets at SEAS on Mondays at 6:30 pm. The program emphasizes development of boys into young men between the ages of 10 to 18. The troop is led by the youth, learning from their predecessors’ struggles and mistakes under the supervision of adults. Contact Richard Murdaugh at (318) 798-1686 for additional information.
Christian Service are followers of Jesus Christ whose mission is to serve those in need with food, clothing, and other resources in an atmosphere of dignity, love and hope. They serve over 1,600 hot and nutritious meals weekly, 364 days a year, with no questions asked. To volunteer, donate funds or resources, or for more information call Al Moore, Executive Director, at 221-4857 or go to their website: www.christianservicela.org.
Volunteers are also critically needed throughout the year to serve during the celebration of Mass and for faith formation including:
Altar Servers & Lectors
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Ushers & Hospitality Greeters
Religious Education Teachers & Aids
Choir Members & Musicians
PLEASE CONTACT THE CHURCH (798-1887) IF YOU WISH TO SERVE IN ANY OF THESE CAPACITIES!
NOTE: All programs involving persons under the age of 18 follow the Safe Environment for Children, Youth and Vulnerable Adults as mandated by the Diocese of Shreveport and the National Charter of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.