Serving in Parish Life

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” -St. Augustine of Hippo

We are one body in Christ.

Our faith life is much more than attending Mass on Sundays. When we come together to work for each other’s good, we build ourselves up too along the way. From outreach together to helping each other cultivate a deeper interior life, our service to each other binds us together as a family: brothers and sisters in Christ.

The human person needs to live in society. Society is not for him an extraneous addition but a requirement of his nature.Through the exchange with others, mutual service and dialogue with his brethren, man develops his potential; he thus responds to his vocation.

Catechism of the Catholic Church, p. 1879

Explore the various opportunities to serve listed below. Click to expand each box.

 

Queen of Angels | Port Angeles

Knights of Columbus

Join the men of our parishes in living the ideals of Christian fraternity, charity and unity.

Find out more about the organization at their website: Knights of Columbus: What We Do

QA | Wednesday, Oct. 2 | 6:30 pm | St. Anne Rm.

Contact us for more information about how you can get involved.

Lay Carmelites

We have our charisms prayer, community, and service. Periodic invitations are extended to those in the parish who feel they are called to this vocation.

What is a Lay Carmelite? How do I become one?

Our Community

The Little Flower of the Olympics Lay Carmelite Community is made up of lay people who are called to draw closer to God through an ever-deepening prayer life by means of a shared Carmelite vocation, and its three-fold charism of prayer, service, and community. A local third-order community, we are also full members of the wider Carmelite Order which encompasses lay people, friars, brothers, priests, sisters, and cloistered nuns throughout the world.

The Carmelite Order was officially recognized in the 13th century, and has been blessed with a multitude of saints and beatified men and women, as well as three Doctors of the Church: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Little Flower herself, St. Therese of Lisieux.

Our own community here on the Peninsula was formed in 2002, thanks in large part to the efforts of Marian Trebon. We currently have seventeen members, both professed and those in earlier stages of formation.

“Then, overcome by joy, I cried, ‘Jesus, my love. At last I have found my vocation. My vocation is love. In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love, and then I will be all things.”

― St. Thérèse de Lisieux

Just as did St. Therese our patron, we strive to be love in the heart of the Church. We often work behind the scenes, but you will sometimes find us leading Morning or Evening Prayer, offering presentations on Carmelite saints, or catechizing on the Brown Scapular. We are ever-mindful of the wider parish community, and we keep all of our parishioners in our prayers at all times.

Contact us for more information about how you can get involved.

Catholic Women

Join the women of our parish in fellowship, prayer, and action, as they work to support the parish and school with various events and activities throughout the year.

Contact us for more information about how you can get involved.

Welcoming Ministry

Welcome new parishioners into our parish, and assist them with navigating the various ways they can serve in the parish and become members of the community.

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Trail Life USA

Boys of our parish: grow in Christian virtue, develop a sense of character and citizenship, and work toward better fitness.

Adult men: help strengthen today’s youth and tomorrow’s community, starting with the youth in our parish, by assisting with troop activities.

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Mix-Sups

Be a host family and share a meal and conversation with groups of six to eight people as a way to build community in our parish.

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St. Joseph | Sequim

Knights of Columbus

Join the men of our parishes in living the ideals of Christian fraternity, charity and unity.

Find out more about the organization at their website: Knights of Columbus: What We Do

 SJ | Thursday, Oct. 3 | 6:30 pm | Parish Hall

Contact us for more information about how you can get involved.

Lay Carmelites

We have our charisms prayer, community, and service. Periodic invitations are extended to those in the parish who feel they are called to this vocation.

What is a Lay Carmelite? How do I become one?

Contact us for more information about how you can get involved.

Women of St. Joseph

Join the women of our parish in fellowship, prayer, and action, as they work to support the parish and school with various events and activities throughout the year.

Contact us for more information about how you can get involved.

Welcoming Ministry

Welcome new parishioners into our parish, and assist them with navigating the various ways they can serve in the parish and become members of the community.

Contact us for more information about how you can get involved.

Trail Life USA

(Meets at Queen of Angels in Port Angeles)

Boys of our parish: grow in Christian virtue, develop a sense of character and citizenship, and work toward better fitness.

Adult men: help strengthen today’s youth and tomorrow’s community, starting with the youth in our parish, by assisting with troop activities.

Contact us for more information about how you can get involved.

Hosanna | Praise & Worship

Join us as we worship God in a loving, Spirit-filled environment. All are invited. We begin with coffee or tea and a brief time of fellowship, and then move into music, praise, and deepening worship and prayer. All are invited!

We meet every second and fourth Friday of the month in the Parish Hall. Coffee/tea provided.

Contact us for more information about how you can get involved.

SJ | 2nd & 4th Fridays | 6:00 pm | Parish Hall

Queen of Angels

209 W. 11th St.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-2351

qa@clallamcatholic.org

St. Joseph Parish

121 E. Maple St.
Sequim, WA 98382
(360) 683-6076

sj@clallamcatholic.org