Altar Rosary Society/Lazarus Group
The Altar Rosary Society is responsible for the complete care of the church altars, and educates others to know the rosary. The society prays the rosary immediately following the 8 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Altar Rosary also helps meet the needs of the parish spiritually and holds fundraisers to help financially. The Lazarus group provides the repast (meal) for the family following funerals held at St. Dominic. Both groups meet on the second Sunday of each month. No meetings in June, July or August.
Bakhita Dance Ministry
Bakhita is the liturgical dance ministry of St. Dominic Church. Our purpose is to glorify God through our expressions in dance, and to give thanks to God for all He is. The group is named for St. Josephine Bakhita of Sudan, who was canonized in 2000. Bakhita participates in various city-wide ecumenical worship arts programs throughout the year. Practices are held weekly.
We have an adult choir that praises and glorifies God by sharing their gift of song at every mass and throughout the city. The Choir sings at Sunday Mass and hosts an annual Spring Concert. Adult rehearsals are held every Saturday.
The Family Kitchen at St. Dominic answers Christ’s call to feed the hungry by providing free meals for the community surrounding the parish. The food is provided and prepared by the non-profit Community Kitchen, Inc., and served by volunteers from St. Dominic and from the community. Health screenings, referrals to community services and educational assistance are also provided.
God Provides Ministry
St. Dominic founded God Provides in partnership with the Church of the Resurrection in New Albany. This ministry coordinates with donors throughout the city to collect gently used clothing and household items and distribute them to those in need, working with Neighborhood House and other community organizations.
The mission of the Health Ministry is to provide health information and programs to the St. Dominic parish and its neighboring community so that we may become whole in mind, body, and spirit. Activities include an annual health fair, summer walking group, line dancing classes and weight management class. You do not need to be in the health or medical industry to participate.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
The men of St. Dominic host a prayer breakfast every second Saturday of the month. All men age 18 and over, whether parishioners or non-parishioners, are invited to take part in the breakfast and an opportunity to grow in faith through fellowship, biblical study and prayer.
Visitors for Christ
St. Dominic Visitors for Christ are Eucharistic Ministers who, in a most reverent and timely manner, provide Communion to the sick and shut-in of our church. We invite all registered parishioners who are practicing and confirmed to participate. A three-hour initial training is required.
The women of St. Dominic invite all women--parishioners and non-parishioners, Catholics and non-Catholics--to grow in their relationship with God through the study of biblical scripture and prayer from a woman’s perspective. The Women’s Bible Study group hosts an annual retreat that enhances the spiritual education and fellowship that fills the rest of the year. Women’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings. The Annual Women’s Retreat is held in late summer or early fall.