Saint Veronica Catholic Parish
434 Alida Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080-4302
Tel: (650) 588-1455 - FAX: (650) 588-1481


Parish Ministries

Revised:
March 11, 2015

ALTAR SERVERS (Acolyte) MINISTRY

Any parish youth who has completed grade 4 is eligible to train as an altar server (acolyte) to assist our celebrants at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. This ministry of service at the altar of God is designed for young men and women of the parish. Both public school and parochial school children are welcome. Servers perform their role at Sunday Masses, weekday Masses (Parochial school only), funerals, and weddings. There are periodic meetings or additional training sessions during the year. Training is provided by our Parochial Vicar and Coordinator of Faith Formation. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact our Parish Office at (650) 588-1455.

Contact: Rev. Rafael de Avila - Parish Office - (650) 588-1455


ALTAR SOCIETY

Contact: Parish Office - (650) 588-1455


BAPTISM PREPARATION

Contact: Deacon Joe LeBlanc - (650) 588-1455


BLD BAY AREA - BUKÁS-LOÓB SA DIYÓS (Open in Spirit to God)

BLD is a community of renewed families and conducts annual encounters/retreats for married couples, solo parents, the youth and singles. We also hold an annual 2-day live-out LSS (Life in the Spirit Seminar) to all interested and practicing Catholics. BLD is under the Spiritual Leadership of Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, Of Jaro Iloilo in the Philippines and is recognized locally by the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Oakland, California. For inquiries, please contact Roberto or Suzanne Nazario or visit our website at bldbayarea.com. Thank you so much and we look forward to meeting you. God bless us all.

Contacts:

Roberto Nazario - (650) 588-5209 or robertnazario@gmail.com

Suzanne Nazario - (650) 296-4825 or joginenazario@gmail.com


CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP

Contact: Norma Guerrero


CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP (Español):

Contact: Concepción Blanco


CHURCH ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

The Environment Committee is responsible for floral arrangements and liturgical materials to help draw attention to the liturgy and special liturgical seasons. If you would like to volunteer in the beautification of our sacred space, please contact our Parish office at 650-588-1455.

Contact: Suzanne Nazario


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Adoration provides an opportunity for us to strengthen our relationship with Jesus by spending more time with him. Our parish offers adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays Monday through Friday. If you wish to partcipate as a regular committed adorer contact Mary at the number below.

Contact: Carmella Da San Martino


EVENTS COORDINATOR / RESERVATIONS

Contact: Patti Spiteri - (650) 588-1455


EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS of HOLY COMMUNION

Contact: Karen Guglielmoni - (650) 588-1455


FAITH FORMATION

Dedicated to inspiring our children and young adults in the Catholic faith and tradition, the St. Veronica Faith Formation Program has been instructing our youth since the early years of the Parish. Included in the religious education of our children are the two-year sacramental preparation programs for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Classes are held on Wednesday afternoons (grades 1-5), Wednesday evenings (grades 6, 7 & Confirmation Year I) and Saturday mornings (grades 1-6). Confirmation at St. Veronica is conferred in the 9th grade. Our parish is also blessed to host a Special Needs Faith Formation program for the youth of the Peninsula, sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Francisco. In addition to the classes taught by our dedicated volunteer catechists, the Faith Formation Program strives to create a family atmosphere and inclusiveness with the rest of the Parish community by encouraging participation in Parish ministries and activities.

Faith Formation Coordinator: Karen Guglielmoni - (650) 588-1455


FINANCE COMMITTEE

Contact: Ron Derenzi


GRIEF MINISTRY

Contact: Nita Ricotta


HOMEBOUND MINISTRY

St. Veronica Homebound Ministers bring Holy Communion to those who are ill in their homes or hospitalized and are unable to attend Mass. If you are already a Minister of Holy Communion and have some spare time, please contact the Parish Office to become part of this active ministry.

Contact: James Kelly - jameskelly415@hotmail.com


HOSPITALITY

Committee members of this ministry provide refreshments after the 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Masses on Sundays. This ministry plays a role in providing an atmosphere to promote fellowship among our community. Members also help in parish related socials by volunteering to help set up, serve or clean up. No regular meetings are held. Volunteers are called as needed. If you are interested in becoming part of this ministry, please contact Joe or Carmella Da San Martino.

Contacts: Joe & Carmella Da San Martino - (650) 615-0479


KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS COUNCIL #9604:

Contact: Romy Soriben


LECTORS MINISTRY

Contact: Karen Guglielmoni - (650) 588-1455


LEGION OF MARY:

Contacts: Mary Wong


MEN'S CLUB

The purpose of the Saint Veronica's Men's Club is two-fold. First, the purpose is to promote among the men of St. veronica's a commitment to the spiritual and physical well-being of the Parish. The second purpose, is to support the various athletic programs of St. Veronica School. This also includes the participation of the Religious Education Program in the Athletic Department.

In order to accomplish these purposes, the St. Veronica Men's Club participates in various fundraisers throughout the year.

  • The Santini Golf Tournament, held in October, is named after two parishioners, who started the St. Veronica Men's Club.
  • The Gift Wrap is held in December.
  • The Crab Feed is held in February.
  • Memorial Fund is set up for tuition assistance to a child (children) who have lost a parent that attend St. Veronica School.

The St. Veronica's Men's Club has monthly meetings (no meetings in June, July or August) in Falcon Hall on the first Thursday of the month. All parish men are invited.

President: Steve Koenig (President) 2014-2015 school year c/o school office (650) 589-3909


MUSIC DIRECTOR

Contact: Christopher Lindstrom


RESPECT LIFE

Contact: Mary Beaudry


SCHOOL GUILD

Contact: Claudia Tringale (President) 2014-2015 school year c/o school office (650) 589-3909


SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Contact: Deacon Roger Beaudry - (650) 588-1455


St. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY

The St. Veronica Conference of the St. Vincent De Paul Society serves the poor and needy of our parish and surrounding area. Our mission is to serve the poor and less fortunate regardless of race, color, creed, sex, or age. Our parish Conference currently has eighteen active volunteers and is always open to new members. For more information please contact the Parish office at 650-588-1455.
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." Matthew 25:35

Contact: June Heise


USHERS

Contact: T.J. Rafael


WEDDING and QUINCEAÑERA COORDINATOR

Contact: Karen Guglielmoni - (650) 588-1455


YOUTH MINISTRY

The St. Veronica Youth Ministry is for all parish youth from 8th grade on up. We do community service projects and help in the parish when asked. It is a safe environment for youth of today to learn about a Christian Community and what it is like to be a Catholic Youth in today's world. We meet on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Pastoral Center of our campus.

Contact: Messages may be left for David Silva via the main St. Veronica phone number – (650) 588-1455