FELLOWSHIP & SERVICE

The Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport (CCGR) offers many opportunities for prayer, fellowship, and service for adults of all ages and interests. All are welcome to prayerfully consider joining us in service to God and each other through acts of faith, friendship, and charity in the following organizations.

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Assisi Project
Last Saturday of the Month

Founded in 2007, the Assisi Project is an international fellowship of “Franciscans in Spirit” with friends and followers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa. We are dedicated to helping adults of all ages to more faithfully live the Gospel of Christ in the spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi. Approximately six times each year, we gather for Mass, a community meal, and period of faith formation and discussion. Each year, we also sponsor a pilgrimage and other opportunities for prayer and fellowship. For more information, please contact Cliff Garvey at cgarvey@ccgronline.com. Please join us! All are invited! All are welcome!

Learn More: The Assisi Project
Follow Us on Twitter: @_AssisiProject

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CCGR Music Ministry
Wednesday Evenings

Saint Augustine once wrote: “To sing is to pray twice.” This is especially true when our Adult Choir sings at Mass or performs at special events during the year (especially our Annual Advent & Christmas Concert). Under the direction of Thomas Misuraca, the Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport’s Music Ministry meets for rehearsal on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm in Saint Ann Church. Each member of our music ministry offers their own personal gifts of time and talent to praise and thank the Lord for his abundant blessings. And all members acknowledge that they belong to a ministry that strives to praise God through prayer, fellowship, and music. For more information about becoming a part of this beautiful and important ministry, please contact Tom Misuraca, Associate Minister for Music, at tmis1@verizon.net. New members are always welcome! Please join us!

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CCGR Youth Choir
Tuesday Afternoons

The Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport (CCGR) Youth Choir meets for practice and rehearsal every Tuesday afternoon at 5:00pm in Saint Ann Church. The Youth Choir sings every weekend at one of our three churches: Saint Ann Church, Saint Joachim Church, and Our Lady of Good Voyage Church. The Youth Choir welcomes new members (ranging in age from kindergarten through eighth grade). And singing in the choir is a great way to make new friends and participate in the life of our parishes! For more information, please contact Patty Natti at pnatti@comcast.net. Please join us! All are welcome!

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Holy Family Cevicos Mission

Founded in 2001 by Deacon William Kane, the Holy Family Parish Mission offers direct medical, financial, educational, and spiritual support to the poor families of the village of Cevicos in the Dominican Republic. The Holy Family Mission at Cevicos offers its donors and volunteers an opportunity to participate in rewarding service work by answering Christ’s call to love and serve the poor. For more information, please contact us at info@holyfamilycevicos.com. Please join us! All are welcome!

Learn More: Holy Family Cevicos Mission

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Holy Family Women’s Guild
First Tuesday of the Month

Established in 2005 with the creation of Holy Family Parish, the Women’s Guild brings together women of all ages in prayer, fellowship, and service to the parish and wider community. Throughout the year, the Holy Family Parish Women’s Guild hosts various fundraising events and social gatherings, including the Palm Sunday Bake Sale, the Strawberry Festival in June, the Harvest Festival in October, and the Christmas Fair in December. The Women’s Guild meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Monsignor Sullivan Hall of Saint Ann Church. For more information, please contact Lydia Bertolino at lbertolino4@msn.com. Please join us! All are welcome!

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Holy Name Society
First Sunday of the Month

The Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Good Voyage Parish is a service-driven organization of men which was founded to support the parish through volunteering and fundraising. The Holy Name Society meets on the first Sunday evening of each month in Our Lady’s Parish Hall. New members are always welcome! For more information about the Holy Name Society and its good work in our parish, please contact Bill Proposki at william.proposki@verizon.net. Please join us! All are welcome!

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Knights of Columbus
Second Tuesday of the Month

The Knights of Columbus (Council 215) is a fraternal and charitable organization of Catholic men that serves the Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport at both Holy Family Parish and Our Lady of Good Voyage Parish. Since 1897, our award-winning council has sponsored many  works of charity on Cape Ann, including annual events like our blood drive, food drive, golf tournament, and Coats for Kids; along with ongoing support for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society and Holy Family Women’s Guild. If you have twenty-four hours to volunteer for charity, we can transform that commitment into meaningful results for you, your family, and our communities. The Knights of Columbus meet on the second Tuesday of each month in the Parish Center (located at 74 Pleasant Street in Gloucester) at 7:00pm. For more information, please contact us at info@kofc215.com. Please join us! New members are always welcome!

Learn More: Knights of Columbus (Council 215)

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Legion of Mary
Wednesdays at 4:00pm

Founded in Ireland in 1921, the Legion of Mary is an international fellowship of lay men and women who volunteer their time, talent, and prayer under the banner of the Blessed Virgin Mary to practice the “spiritual works of mercy” in our parish communities. Their primary apostolate is to visit and pray with the disabled, homebound, and sick. Our members also serve in many other volunteer ministries in our parishes. Each Wednesday at 4:00pm, the Legion of Mary meets at the Holy Family Parish Center to pray the Rosary, share their faith, and participate in a period of faith formation under the guidance of a spiritual director. For more information, please contact Joan Foster at ajay7@verizon.net or Sue Demetri at sdemetri2000@yahoo.com. Please join us! All are welcome!

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Men’s Fellowship
Saturday Mornings

The Men’s Fellowship meets every Saturday morning at 6:30am in the Parish Center (Saint Ann Church Campus). All are invited to join us for prayer, faith sharing, and mutual support as we work on deepening our faith and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information, please contact Albie Mitchell at albiemitchell@me.com or 978-879-3655. Please join us! All are welcome!

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Our Lady’s Guild
First Monday of the Month

Since 1944, Our Lady’s Guild has worked to build community among women of all ages in Our Lady of Good Voyage Parish through prayer, good works, social activities, and fundraising events. The Guild meets on the first Monday evening of each month in the Our Lady’s Parish Hall at 6:30pm. New members are always welcome! For more information about Our Lady’s Guild and upcoming events, please contact Linda Galvin at lingalv2010@gmail.com.

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Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Second Wednesday of the Month

Founded in Paris in 1833, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society is an international society of lay men and women who seek to follow Christ and to give witness to His love and compassion through person-to-person service to those in need. Each year, our local chapter of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society serves approximately 1,000 individuals and families each year. Members make personal visits in order to assess need and assistance is provided in many ways: clothing, food, furniture, and funding for utilities and rent. In addition, the Society maintains a non-perishable food pantry at Saint Ann Church and a clothes closet at Saint Ann School (West Parish School). The Society also maintains storage space for donated furniture and necessities. The Saint Vincent de Paul Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in Saint Ann’s Parish Hall. For more information about becoming a member, please contact Harry Miller at 978-281-2701. For assistance, please contact the Saint Vincent de Paul Hotline at 978-281-8672. New members are always welcome! Please join us!

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About Us

Established in 2014, the Catholic Community of Gloucester & Rockport is a collaborative of two historic parishes: Holy Family Parish and Our Lady of Good Voyage Parish. Our worship sites include Saint Ann Church in Gloucester, Saint Anthony Chapel in Gloucester, Saint Joachim Church in Rockport, and Our Lady of Good Voyage Church in Gloucester. We are a Roman Catholic faith community united in prayer, fellowship, and service. For more information about becoming a member of one of our parishes, please contact Father Jim at frjim@ccgronline.com. Please join us! All are welcome!

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