Archivists compile the history of the parish family through words, photos and videos. They review parish records and documents to preserve the history of the parish for future generations.
Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) is a group that fosters participation in athletics for youth. All children of the parish, no matter what school they attend, may participate in CYO sports. The program is always in need of women and men to coach all sports.
The Boosters are a group of interested parents and parishioners devoted to maintaining a sports program at St. Sebastian Parish School. Through their fund-raising programs, sports equipment and uniforms used in the sports programs are purchased.
Boy Scouts/Troop 96
Troop 96 offers a year round camping and weekly activity program for boys ages 11 through 17 and beyond. Our program here at St. Sebastian includes monthly outings and a week of summer camp each July. Scouting is primarily a boy lead program with close support of adult leaders. Scouting teaches life skills in socialization and leadership while having fun at the same time. Opportunities for adult volunteering are also available with many options for support and training.
Both singles and couples with an interest in bridge, fellowship and fun are encouraged to join! The flights meet once a month from September through May. A portion of the dues are donated for parish needs.
Brownies & Girl Scouts
In an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, Girl Scouts cultivate leadership, social conscience, and conviction about their own self-worth. They enjoy outdoor fun, crafts, and community service projects, as well as the ever-popular cookie sales!
For people who enjoy G. K. Chesterton’s writings this group gathers once a month to discuss various topics. For more information, current readings, and meeting times, visit akronchesterton.blogspot.com
Cub Scouts/Pack 3096
Through participation in den meetings and outings, boys in grades 1-5 play games, build crafts, earn advancement, and learn to do their best. Activities are used to achieve the aims of scouting: citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness. Many parent volunteers are needed.
Donut Sunday Ministry
Join your parish family the first Sunday of each month for free coffee and donuts! Make new friends and catch up with your old ones. The Welcoming Committee is always looking for parish groups to sponsor these monthly treats.
As a parish, there are many people for whom we are thankful. This ministry gives us the opportunity to express our appreciation to these groups and individuals. This is accomplished through the “Gratitude Corner” in the bulletin, personal notes of appreciation and various other ways.
Knights of Columbus, Council #14255
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal service organization of men, founded under the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. This organization provides men with a vehicle for building up the parish community and family life with an emphasis on family, youth, church, council, and community activities.
Little Flower Garden Club
Under the patronage of Saint Theresa, the Little Flower, the mission of this ministry is to stimulate the knowledge and understanding of all growing things. Volunteers, with or without gardening experience, help promote gardening and conservation efforts in the parish and community.
Sanctuary Society, which includes all women of the parish, is financially responsible for all items relating to the sanctuary: altar breads, wine, candles, flowers, and vestments for the clergy, etc. Monies are raised through various events as well as through annual dues and donations. Sanctuary Society is always looking for volunteers to help with their fundraisers as well as serve on the operating board.
All parishioners and students are invited to hit the local slopes during the winter months.
This group for widows and widowers is committed to providing encouragement, with spiritual and social support, to those who have lost their spouse. They gather for a variety of activities in the spirit of prayer, fun and fellowship.
Toddler & Preschool Open Gym
Toddler & Preschool open gym takes place during the school year in Byrider Hall. This is an opportunity for children to meet new friends, practice social skills, and run off some of that pent up energy. Parents or caregivers must stay with their children the entire time.
Members of this committee welcome new parishioners through personal contact and by hosting various events to make them feel at home.
For more information on any of the above ministries, please contact the rectory office at (330) 836-2233 or firstname.lastname@example.org