“For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of  one another.   Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them” ~ Romans 12:4-6


  Knitting & Crochet

Altar Rosary Society

 Karen Laurin Mauritz  (904) 398-4848

 Altar Servers

Nancy Schmidt, Home (904) 296-9479
Cell 874-2999

Assumption Athletic Association

Tony Polster, 398-1774

Assumption Charity Outreach

 Deacon Dale Tatum  (904) 398-1963

 Assumption Family Ministry

 Joe & Wendy Nelms  904 424-6206

 Assumption Ladies Book Club

Karen Montana 704-906-6670


 Paula Buzar  (904) 655-4657

Assumption Catholic School


Mary Ann Jimenez (904)398-1774

Blood Donation

 Nancy Maguire for ONE BLOOD 904-348-5562

  Boy Scouts   

  Tim Wilkinson

   Cub Scouts        

  Christy Eskow 904-868-5996

 Children’s Liturgy

  Janice Taylor  904-449-2645  

 Consolation Ministry

Tony Grado  904-509-6461


  James Buzar      (904) 923-3906


  Ed Coppedge   (904) 399-2199


 Emily Gehret 

 Divine Mercy

 Tony Grado  (904)509-6461
Eucharistic Apostles Of Divine Mercy

    Gift Shop        

  Lisa Wagner   (904) 566-7333

Home and School Assn

  Grace Lipari  904-524-5302

   Hospital Ministry

  Ed Coppedge   (904) 399-2199

 Hospitality  Greeters & Ushers

  Jane duPont 398-8073

Home of the Mother

904 398-6355
Servant Sisters of Home of the Mother



  Bill Burguieres 904-726-5289
“I was in prison and you visited me”
— Matthew 25:36

(( this Ministry relocated outside our Parish ))

Knights of Columbus

 Tony Grado  904-509-6461


Knitting & Crochet

  Andrea Peltier 850-341-3773
Helen Albee

   Liturgical Ministry  

  George Contois  904-386-6238


  Daniel Mull  (904) 945-1989

 Men’s Club

Rich Holt (904) 730-9906
Lawrence Lewis 673-0491

 Music Ministry

Robert Waddell 923-0591

 Parents in Pray

Karen Montana 704-906-6670

 Perpetual Eucharistic  Adoration 

  Meg Viggiani  904-743-1672

Religious Education 

Servant Sisters Tel: (904) 398-6355

 Respect Life


Formerly Deacon Corky Hecht  (904)  374-5595



  Ed Coppedge   (904) 399-2199

This Man is You

Joe Nelms 704-424-6206

 Walking With Purpose
Womens Bible Study

 Wendy Nelms (904)482-7682

 Youth Ministry

 Alex Wilson    904-396-1963


Youth Ministry

Assumption Youth Ministry is comprised of Middle and High School youth.
Inspiring our faith through formation, service, and fun we nurture spiritual growth
within our teens Meetings are on early release Wednesdays from 2:00 – 4:00. All
events are posted on the web at Go to “log on to
edline” then click on “Youth Ministry”. You will find all activities dates and times.
Come join us… we have lots of fun

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Parish Ministries
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the
universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments
of initiation Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. This initiation process also
involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and
welcomes new members into the Church.

Respect Life

The Respect Life Committee is committed to the protection of all life from
conception to natural death. We promote awareness and participation in various
pro-life activities such as The Women’s Help Center and 40 Days for Life.

School Board

The role of the school board is to provide support to Assumption School’s
Principal and head Pastor.” Support includes recommendations relating to the
school’s budget, future tuition rates, and marketing to the community at large.”
The board is comprised of volunteers with varying backgrounds who serve on a
3 year rotation.


Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by
combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. We believe,
through nearly a century of experience, that helping youth puts us on a path
toward a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. Scouting,
with programs for young men and women, helps meet these six essential needs
of the young people growing up in our society: Mentoring, Lifelong Learning,
Faith Traditions, Serving Others, Healthy Living, Building Character. Boy Scouts,
Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Tiger Scouts, and Webelos serve the Assumption

Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy

As a Eucharistic Apostle of Divine Mercy, we learn about God’s message of
Divine Mercy to this fallen and hurting world in which we live. We follow the
Formation Guidelines from the Cenacle Formation Manual, which has weekly
lessons and specific readings from which we read and relate them to our own
lives, struggles, and spiritual walk. This includes readings from the Diary of St.
Faustina, “Divine Mercy in My Soul”, readings from Scripture, and the Catechism
of the Catholic Church. We then share personal prayers of petition before
praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. We meet every Thursday evening at 7pm in
room 2C in the Family Center.

Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council is an advisory body which gives advice to the pastor
on the temporal financial matters of the parish. The group makes an annual
budget both for the school and the parish and works closely with the parish
Business Manager to oversee ongoing expenses. It meets about four times a

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Parish Ministries

Gift Shop

A large variety of religious items, including rosaries, holy cards and other
religious articles are on sale before and after each Mass.
Volunteers are needed to work in the gift shop or may sign up to help
occasionally with receiving and putting inventory away. Please contact Margarita
Johnson through the Rectory. 398-1963.

Home and School Association

The Home and School Association is the vehicle to mobilize parental efforts in
support of their Catholic School. “The main purpose of the HSA is
communication. It promotes communication among parents, teachers, and
administration. The HSA promotes good will and cooperation between parents,
faculty, administration, the school board, and the parish. “It also directs and
coordinates parental support to the school through specific assistance activities,
social functions, and fundraisers.

Home of the Mother

The Home of the Mother is an international public association of lay faithful of pontifical rite.

The Home of the Mother has three missions in the Church: The Defense of the
Eucharist. The Defense of Our Lady especially in the privilege of Her Virginity.
The Conquest of the Youth for Jesus Christ.

The Home of the Mother hold weekly formation meetings for adults and families in Kohls Hall at 6:30pm on Fridays.  The Sisters have a Holy Hour every Tuesday from 7pm until 8pm in the
Church. During the Holy Hour Vespers are prayed, points of meditation are given
by one of the Sisters.   They organize various activities and retreats for youth,  children and adults throughout the year that include silent retreats, summer camps, and family retreats.

Parish Night Out

One Wednesday a month (outside of Daylight Savings Time) the parish invites
every family to come for a meal (three dollars a person – or fifteen dollars for a
whole family) in Jordan Hall. The purpose: just to get together and enjoy one
another Wednesday night is Religious Education Night as well as many other
events. Families come to get a break from cooking and to meet friends. Sign up
at the entrance of church.

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council meets about six times a year to advise and give support to
the pastor and to coordinate and encourage the various ministries of the parish.
One of the things that it sponsors is the annual Ministry Fair in the fall. This gives
the parishioners an opportunity to meet with members of the various ministries
and learn about what they do and perhaps join up. The Pastoral Council is
challenged to listen to the needs of the parish and advise the pastor in terms of
planning for the future. The council is made up of representatives of the various
ministries and representative members of the congregation.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration of
the Most Blessed Sacrament

You are invited to make a 1 hour per week commitment to develop a personal
and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ by participating in Eucharistic
Adoration. Christ is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Are you?

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Ministry to the Sick

The Ministry to the Sick consists of a group of trained Extraordinary Ministers of
the Holy Eucharist who offer Holy Eucharist, distribute Rosary packets and
prayer booklets to Catholics at Baptist Medical Center, who are home bound,
and in nursing homes. Visiting the sick is a Work of Mercy and is extremely

Music Ministry

The choir season begins with the Sunday after Labor Day through Pentecost
Sunday. We provide music for the 10 AM Mass. Special liturgies such as
midnight Mass on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday at 10 AM Mass are
enhanced with music by members of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
under the direction of Robert Waddell, our organist and choirmaster. We
rehearse Thursday evenings at 7:30 for no more than an hour. We gather Sunday
morning at 9:20 before Mass to warm-up and rehearse any special music of the

Natural Family Planning

We teach natural family planning through the Couple to Couple League (CCL). “
The course of instruction consists of three classes, spaced about a month apart. “
We teach monthly, so there are four series per year. “Natural Family Planning
enables couples to grow in their love for each other and for God, as they use
this knowledge to plan the spacing of their children. “This knowledge not only
helps couples avoid pregnancy, if that is their desire, but also enables even
marginally fertile couples to achieve pregnancy at no cost, without resorting to
expensive and immoral fertility treatments.

Parish Ministries

Liturgical Ministry

This ministry serves the church in three ways as Sacristans, Lectors, and Extra-
Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EM). The Sacristan prepares the Church
for Mass. Lectors read the scriptures for the day. EMs help distribute the
Eucharist. Altar Servers assist the Priest at Mass. This ministry is a direct
involvement with the Mass and to serve our Lord.

Men’s Club

All men of Assumption Catholic Church are eligible to become part of the Men’s
Club. You do not have to be Catholic. Our mission statement is to “Do good and
have fun”. We serve the Lord by serving our families, our church, and our
community, and fellowship with each other. There are no membership fees, and
admission is free.

Ministers of Hospitality

The Ministry of Hospitality’s purpose is to welcome all into our community as
part of the Body of Christ. This is accomplished through Greeters, Ushers, and
the Welcome Committee. The ministry is open to men and women. GREETERS:
Greeters meet parishioners and new comers as they open the doors of the
church inviting all to worship. USHERS: Ushers care for the assembly during the
Liturgy and are responsible for other liturgical functions. They are responsible for
coordinating the procession of the gifts, taking up the collection, organizing the
communion procession, distributing the bulletins after Mass and any other
materials to the assembly, assisting with seating when necessary, and helping in
case of a medical situation.