Spiritual Growth Commission Ministries
The purpose of the Spiritual Growth Commission is to promote formation and growth of communal and personal spirituality. St. Aloysius offers several traditional opportunities for parishioners to pray with and for each other
PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS: John Waitz and Kevin Colomb
COMMISSION CO-CHAIRS: Jonathan Perry and Josh Reed
This committee meets twice a year to plan, organize, publicize and facilitate Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
1) Thursday mornings following 8:00 a.m. Mass for 30 minutes.
CONTACT: Mike Dellucci
2) The third Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Parishioners are encouraged to sign-up for one Holy Hour with the Blessed Sacrament.
CONTACT: Ross McCalip
Divine Mercy Committee
This committee meets twice a year to plan and coordinate parish and school activities using the prayers and writings of St. Faustina. Groups and individuals pray the Divine Mercy Novena in the parish and school culminating with Divine Mercy Sunday after Easter.
CONTACT: Leticia Courville or Cindy Ristroph
Prayer Line Committee
Committee members respond to any prayer requests asked of the parish. Co-chairs receive requests and initiate a call for prayer- by phone or email. CONTACT: Odette Collett or Deacon Chauvin Wilkinson
The members coordinate and plan various group Rosary meetings and dispense information to individuals praying the Rosary:
1) Members meet on the Second Monday of each Month for prayer and fellowship in the Gonzaga Chapel. CONTACT: Bill Holden
2) Members gather each Wednesday after assembly during the school year in the Gonzaga Chapel.
CONTACT: Annette Cotton
Small Christian Communities
Parishioners are invited to join a variety of different study groups that meet at various times during the week to do Bible study, discussions on the Sunday Readings or other church-sponsored books of interest to the members of each group.
Adult Come Lord Jesus
These groups meet weekly to discuss the upcoming scripture readings. Aside from the Bible, groups follow materials developed by Fr. Bertrand “Come, Lord Jesus.”
CONTACT: Cindy Ristroph
Ignatian Spirituality Groups
Founded in the spiritual exercises authored by St. Ignatius of Loyola, these men’s and women’s groups meet bi-weekly from September through March. They are an opportunity to deepen the habit of prayer and learn to notice the experience of God in daily life.
CONTACT: Ron Lewis or Fr. Eddie Martin
Little Rock Scripture Study
This group uses material from the “Little Rock Scripture Study” that focuses on one book of the Bible at a time. Several groups meet at different times during the week and choose their book for study during the year.
CONTACT: Kay Hoffpauir
This Women’s Book Study consists of small groups which meet at three different times during the week focusing on mothers of young children. The groups are based on a program “MOMnipotent,” a book by Danielle Bean, and also chosen topics of interest to study and discuss.
CONTACT: Alexis Schlatre or Mi Mi Bankston
Small Group Bible Study/Book Study
Many Small Christian Communities (SCC) meet at different times during the week for Bible study, Sunday scripture preparation/reflection or to discuss a book of interest to the participants. Everyone is welcome to join an existing group or start a new SCC.
CONTACT: Mark Christian or Patience Moreno
St. Aloysius offers opportunities for individuals to actively acknowledge and discern each person’s call from God and to assist others on their faith journey as Catholic Christians.
Partners on the Journey
A marriage enrichment series for married couples that helps them connect to the deeper meaning of their relationship, based on a Catholic vision of marriage, as well as learn some important relationship skills. The group meets for 2 hours, once a month, for 12 sessions.
CONTACT: Sonny Chastain or Fr. Eddie Martin
RCIA Catechist Team
This team facilitates discussions during either the Sunday sessions during the 9:00 a.m. Mass and one hour after Mass or on Wednesday evenings.
CONTACT: Mark Christian
RCIA Sponsor Team
This team meets with and educates parishioners who are willing to meet one-on-one with RCIA Candidates after the 9:00 a.m. Mass to discuss their faith and to assist candidates in joining other parish activities.
CONTACT: Mark Christian
These members plan and facilitate Parish and school activities to promote awareness and prayer for all vocations: Priesthood, Religious Life, Consecrated Single Life and Marriage.
CONTACT: Armando Corripio or Fr. Randy Cuevas
Special Events Support Ministry
Volunteers willing to help publicize, provide hospitality and logistical support for special adult spiritual growth events, as needed, e.g Advent & Lenten Retreat Days, Annual Parish Mission, speaker events, etc.
CONTACT: Mark Christian