There are so many ways to live out your Catholic faith at Little Flower!
Whether by volunteering your time around the parish, joining an organization, or simply tithing regularly so as to support the work of the parish, there are many opportunities to be active at little flower. The best way to stay up to date on what our parish organizations and parish needs are is to check the “events” tab at the top of the website, and to read the weekly Bulletin and our monthly newsletter, “the Tap Root.” Below is a sample of the great ways to get involved in our parish (listed in alphabetical order):
Altar servers assist the Priest in the celebration of the Mass. Those interested, both boys and girls, should contact Sr. Mary Joyce to get on the schedule.
Sr. Mary Joyce Bringer, CSJ
The Altar Society is composed of members who work in the background to ensure that the parish sanctuary is clean and neat, and that all necessary preparations are made for Masses, special liturgies, and celebrations. Members clean the sanctuary, wash altar linens, laundry altar servers’ albs, and perform other jobs that may arise.
catholic round table
Catholic Round Table is a weekly discussion that features a different topic and a different facilitator each meeting. See the events page for more information, or contact Betty below.
Young children participate in Children’s Liturgy during the 9:30am Mass each Sunday.
columbian squires circle #5622 (young men ages 9-17)
The Columbian Squires is a leadership development program for Catholic young men, 10-18 years old. The Squires program is designed to develop young men as leaders who understand their Catholic religion, who have a strong commitment to the Church and who are ready, willing and capable of patterning their lives after the Youth Christ. The Squires is the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus.
This group organizes Thanksgiving Baskets and the Christmas Angel Tree to help those parishioners that need extra help during the holidays, including our beloved members confined to their home or those in a Nursing Home. We also help collect money and needed supplies for the different ministries in our area, such as Catholic Social Services, the food pantry, 2 B Crisis Pregnancy Center, winter coats for the needy, pro-life work, and many other service projects!
This season we have two soccer and two volleyball teams currently competing as well as basketball. Sports are open to students grades 2 through 8 who are either enrolled in our Parish School, or participate in Religious Education. For more information, contact our Athletic Director, Brandi Lindsey, below.
extraordinary ministers of holy communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC’s) are lay men and women appointed by the Pastor to help in the distribution of Holy Communion at liturgies. If you would like to learn more, contact Dcn. Ron Martin below:
Girl Scout troop #8295
Girl Scouts offers the best leadership development experience for girls from Kindergarten through 12th grade. The inclusive, all-female environment that Girl Scouts provides prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership. Adult volunteers are welcome! (All GS Adult Volunteers must register with Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama and must be CAPP trained with the Archdiocese of Mobile.)
Joy Lang, GS Troop 8295 Leader
Knights of columbus, council 13367 (men age 18+)
From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action.
Pat Pollman, Grand Knight
Ladies Auxiliary of the knights of columbus, council 13367
Roseanne Pollman, President
Cathy Kruse, Vice President
Lectors assist at liturgies by proclaiming the Word of God. If you would like to be trained as a Lector, please contact Dcn. Ron Martin below:
legion of mary, Our lady of mount carmel praesidium
Begun in 1921, the Legion of Mary is now a world-wide apostolic organization of Catholic men and women who place themselves under the banner of Mary, Queen of the Legion. With the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit they strive to develop greater spirituality in their lives while practicing the spiritual works of mercy. Their purpose is for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.
Official Mobile Curia Website click here.
Patricia Roser, President
little flower music ministry
To sing is to pray twice, or so said St. Augustine. If you would like to share your musical gift with the Parish, contact our Music Director below.
little flower youth group
The LF Youth Group meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month in the Little Flower Catholic School Cafeteria after the noon Mass. All teens are welcome!
The Liturgy Committee meets to discuss and make recommendations to the Pastor on liturgical matters around the Parish. If you are interested in getting involved, or in voicing an opinion, contact Joanne below.
The “Loop Group” is a community organization that seeks to promote involvement in the local community and neighborhood. This group monitors needs and events in our area, in order to promote a safer and better Mobile.
Sr. Mary Joyce Bringer, CSJ
men of st. joseph
The Men of St. Joseph is an association of Christian men, united under the Catholic Church, who meet weekly to pray together and encourage each other to be the spiritual leaders of their families. The purpose of the Men of St. Joseph is to instill holiness in men and facilitate spiritual leadership in family and community life.
The Parish Council is an advisory board to the Pastor. They make recommendations and suggestions for the overall good of the Parish.
Suzy Lindblom, President
Rite of Christian initiation of adults (RCIA)
RCIA is a response to the call of the Holy Spirit to a closer relationship with God and the Catholic Church. It is the usual process by which an unbaptized person (a “catechumen”) or a previously baptized person (a “candidate”) seeks to learn more about the Catholic faith and enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.
Betty Ebel, RCIA Coordinator
Little Flower Parish offers religious education for children aged 3 all the way up through High School.
Donna Hill, Religious Education Director
soul food café
Soul Food Café is a chance to feed both your body and your soul! Meetings begin with a shared meal, and then move on to discussion of a topic. Contact Mary Jo below for more information.
Mary Jo Wilder