Devotional Ministries


Adoration

adoration@st-louis.org
512-413-0674

Visitors and teams of volunteers pray before the Blessed Sacrament 24/7/365. Perpetual Adoration is offered in the parish Adoration Chapel located on the south end of the narthex. Key pad code is required after hours for security of worshipers. More Info >

Rosary Ministry

elizabeth.polito@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 213

English and Spanish teams serve as rosary leaders before designated weekend Masses, after weekday Masses, and for funerals.

Divine Mercy Cenacle

adultfaith@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 222

This ministry explores the Diary of St. Faustina using Scripture, the Catechism, Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Rich in Mercy, and the Divine Mercy Formation Manual.  Meetings are held weekly, September – June, on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the School Library.


Social Ministries


Bereavement Ministry

Jane Hellinger 512-452-9748
Frances Krause 512-453-4823

This outreach ministry provides a meal to our registered parish families grieving the loss of a loved one.  There are several teams that serve in rotation. Team leaders will call members for food donations to be delivered to a central location. Those in this ministry are usually called to donate food about two time a year. There are no meetings to attend. Food donations do not have to be homemade. The group leader will have an idea of what food the family needs when calling team members. Funerals are during the day, so there is no night driving required.

Breakfast Ministry

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 265

This ministry prepares and offers a buffet-style breakfast and fellowship every Saturday morning from 7:00-9:30 a.m. to families who live in low-income apartment complexes and whose lives have been changed drastically due to a life threatening illness.

Farm Ministry

annaruthwalsh@gmail.com
Facebook Page

The St. Louis Garden Ministry seeks to cultivate the land that God has entrusted to us in order to bless our brothers and sisters in need. The farm, which is located on half an acre on the St. Louis property, provides seasonal vegetables to the St. Louis Food Pantry in our Social Ministry building. This enables the Food Pantry to provide fresh produce. Volunteers work in teams and are always needed! Green thumbs are not necessary and families are welcome! More Info >

Food Pantry

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 290

The St. Louis Food Pantry provides food assistance to the needy of our community and is the largest church pantry in Austin. Volunteers distribute food on Saturday mornings from 8:#0-10:00 a.m. Opportunities for service include data entry, interviewing clients, sacking and distributing food, picking up food orders, and stocking pantry shelves. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed.

Gabriel Project

maryhelen-russell@austindiocese.org
512-949-2486

Gabriel Project is a lay ministry that provides support to women in crisis pregnancies. Gabriel Project Angels are trained volunteers who help mothers by maintaining contact with them throughout their pregnancy. An Angel offers love, care, spiritual, and material support to the mother. All Angels receive training and helpful resources from the Diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities and Chaste Living.

Jail & Prison Ministry

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 265

Volunteers offer one-on-one spiritual companionship to our incarcerated brothers and sisters. Teens at the juvenile justice center are provided a weekly prayer and praise service at the facility. Volunteers share reflections on the Gospel and prayer as a preparation for ministry.

Life, Dignity, & Justice Ministry

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 265

Our faith invites us to embrace both our rights and responsibilities in ways that foster the common good. Church teachings call us to a way of living and thinking that is different from the consumerism and individualism prevalent in our American culture. By working together with the Austin Diocese and the Texas Catholic Conference this ministry will be exploring not only Pro-Life and Gabriel Project, but the issues on the death penalty, immigration, disabilities ministries, criminal justice and Catholic social teachings, witnessing the wisdom of our faith to those who influence public policies.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes

bea.delarosa@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 265

Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a social outreach ministry to the homeless and working poor. Meals, clothing, blankets, and toiletry items are distributed from the MLF truck to those who live on the streets. "Make Ready" teams are responsible for assembling sandwiches and stocking the truck for the evening's run (2-2 1/2 hours). The "crew" teams are responsible for taking the truck on various runs, using the website to create an itinerary and handing out items stocked in the truck (2-2 1/2 hours).

St. Vincent de Paul Society

fymox@yahoo.com
512-419-1667 ext. 288

A worldwide organization of lay men and women who help those in need of material assistance such as utilities, rent or medicines. Volunteers answer phones and interview clients Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Other members of the society visit people who have requested assistance. The St. Vincent de Paul Society meets weekly on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed.
 


Fellowship


A.C.T.S.

adultfaith@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 220

A.C.T.S. Retreats create an environment and opportunity for women and men to focus on their relationship with the Lord, its application in their daily lives; to build purpose in their prayer life, and to cultivate friendship and fellowship among members of the community.  (Women’s and Men’s retreats are held separately.)  A.C.T.S is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology, Service. More Info >

Central Texas Fellowship of Catholic Men

slwatki@sbcglobal.net
512-836-4777

All men over the age of 18 are invited to participate, sharing Scripture, spiritual reading and their faith. The group meets every Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m., in the narthex. All are invited to stay for the 9:00 p.m. Compline service afterward. 

Catholic Scripture Study

www.cssaustin.org

Catholic Scripture Study of Austin continues on Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary of St. Louis Church.  The weekly two hour Bible Study consists of prayer, small group discussions and guest lecturers and follows the Austin Independent School District calendar for holidays.  The fall study on the Book of Hebrews is now wrapping up.  A spring series, “Entertaining Angels”, will begin February 4th and conclude April 22nd. This Scripture Study is open to everyone.

Mothers of Young Children

shannakathleene@gmail.com

All mothers with children preschool aged and younger are invited to come together for fellowship, support and spiritual nourishment. We will meet for spiritual formation on the first and third Fridays of the month upstairs in the St. Louis Parish Education Center (PEC) and at a park for mommy and child(ren) playtime on the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 10:30am. Children are welcome at all gatherings.

The King's Men

hello@shannonswenson.com
512-789-3912

A transforming and empowering ministry open to all men of the parish. It identifies and helps men embrace authentic male leadership. The group aims to deepen their relationships with Jesus Christ, their families and their community to help them live their faith in everyday life. Doors open at 5:30 a.m., meetings begin and end promptly on Fridays, 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  All men of faith are invited! More Info >

Women of Faith

kimb@bargers.com
vicsmailbox@sbcglobal.net

Women of Faith focuses on women's spirituallity in a small group setting. Various topics are explored in discussion and prayer. Morning meetings are held on Wednesdays from 7:45-9:15 a.m. in Wozniak Hall, Room 1. Evening meetings are held Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the school library. More Info >

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

lt.struble@sbcglobal.net
512-971-2742 

A Catholic fraternal organization for men that emphasizes church, community, council, family, and youth activities. Founded on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, men who are 18 years or older are welcome. KC's sponsor Sunday breakfasts, Lenten fish fry dinners, tamale sales, and others to fund their charitable donations to altar servers, seminarians, St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Louis Food Pantry, scouting, North Central Caregivers, St. Louis Choir, and much more. More Info > 

KC Ladies Auxiliary

Members are any ladies over 18 years of age, Catholic or non-Catholic, whose husband, father, or son is a member in good standing of a Knights of Columbus Council or any widow or daughter of a deceased member. The group encourages its members to enrich their spiritual life, promotes a spirit of friendship, and sponsors its own charitable projects and contributions to the parish. Meetings are held monthly in the evening.

Naomi's Circle

eileen.rosipal@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 204

This parish group is specifically for widows, who would like to seek the support and friendship of other women who have lost their spouse to death. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the church or various other locations for an evening of food, fellowship, games, or various projects. 

Prayer Blanket Ministry

The St. Louis Prayer Blanket Ministry meets on the third Monday of each month, in members’ homes, to sew special blankets that are then blessed and sold through the parish. Proceeds benefit parish projects. These blankets make great gifts for those who are sick and dying or for loved ones celebrating special occasions. Newcomers with sewing talents are welcome!

Scouting Programs

Scouting Programs are sponsored by St. Louis School and Parish. Religious scout awards are awarded annually during weekend Masses. There are active groups for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girls Scouts.

Women's Club

cathy.voltaggio@gmail.com
512-345-5043

An organization for all parish women, hosting 5 socials and programs of interest to women each year. The club's service committee include the Altar Guild, Baptismal Mementos, Chrismon Committee, St. Michael's Thrift Shoppe volunteers, and representatives to the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Additional standing committees assist the club in communications, hospitality, reception rentals, and other projects. More Info >


Music Ministries


St. Louis King's Choir

rick.gabrillo@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 202

St. Louis King's Choir leads worship at our 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, and special liturgies throughout the year.  We draw from the very best of ancient, modern and world music, including works by local Austin composers.  If you can sing well, are willing to work hard, and can commit to a rehearsal schedule, we’d welcome your participation. Rehearsals are Wednesday evening, 7:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in school room 120. 

Children's Choir

rick.gabrillo@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 202

Children's Choir encourages the love of singing and music making for the children of our parish. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. in the church. Email Rick for more information.

Compline Choir

rick.gabrillo@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 202

St. Louis Compline Choir is a group of men from the parish who sing for our Sunday evening 9:00 pm service of Compline, the last office of the day in the Liturgy of the Hours.  Our repertoire is primarily drawn from the appointed psalms of the day, along with other appropriate chant. If you are interested in joining us, the Pastor or Music Director would like to hear from you.

Coro Emmanuel

rick.gabrillo@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 202

Nuestro coro tiene mas de once años desde la primera misa hispana se celebro en St. Louis. Somos adultos, jóvenes, y mayores dedicados a alabar nuestro Señor con cánticos de alabanza y himnos de gloria. Siempre ensayamos los jueves a las siete y media en nuestra escuela en el cuarto 119. El coro canta en la misa de una y media cada domingo. Instrumentalizas estén bienvenidos también.

Coro Nueva Alianza

rick.gabrillo@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 202

Este grupo esta compuesto por niños, jóvenes y adultos que han estado en coros o grupos musicales en sus países natales. El Coro Nueva Alianza canta en la misa de las 5:00 p.m. cada domingo y los ensayos son los jueves de 7:30 p.m. a 9:30 p.m. en el cuarto 120 de la escuela de St. Louis.

Renacer

rick.gabrillo@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 202

Renacer (meaning born again) was formed in 2003, and since then has provided music for all Spanish retreats.  They have also substituted for both groups at the 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm Mass. The group has played at weddings, quinceneras and baptisms as well. They have played in almost all of the Catholic churches that provide a Spanish Mass.
 

Cecilia Singers

rick.gabrillo@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 202

This ensemble serves at the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. We sing mostly Gather/Glory & Praise material, with occasional Christian Contemporary/Praise music. People of all skill levels are welcomed, but singers with some experience are offered the opportunity to serve as cantor or song leader as well. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the church.  No Audition needed-all are welcome.     

Ambrose Ringers

rick.gabrillo@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 202

This group takes delight in the ancient practice of ringing bells at Mass. We rehearse a more advanced repertoire, and are thus open to experienced ringers. Opportunities range from playing for weekend Masses to music festivals, weddings, and community events.  Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in school room 120. 

Magnificat

rick.gabrillo@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 202

Magnificat is an ensemble of women singing music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, with occasional forays into more contemporary composers.  Magnificat is an ancillary ensemble of the Parish Choir; we rehearse on an as-needed basis, singing at 9:30 a.m. Mass, occasionally at the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass, and at the 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass.  You must be a member of the Parish Choir in order to participate.


Ministerios Hispanos


Guadalupanas

belinda.bryant@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 201

Este ministerio existe en nuestra parroquia desde el 2005. Está abierto para mujeres mayores de 21 años con el fin de honrar a nuestra Sra. de Guadalupe a través de servicios sociales y en la organización de su fiesta Guadalupana el 12 de diciembre. Se reúnen el primer domingo de cada mes a las de 10:30 a.m. Asistirán al Tercer Encuentro de Guadalupanos el próximo sábado, 26 de Julio de 8:00 a.m. a 3:30 p.m. en San José Catholic Church en Austin.

Grupo de Oración

sumayah.abullarade@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 216

Sigue la enseñanza del Padre Ignacio Larrañaga, sacerdote español. Estos ejercicios espirituales enseñan a los fieles a vivir un encuentro personal con Dios atraves de la oració Este grupo se reúne los días martes de 7:00 a 9:00 p.m. 

Estudio Bíblico

sumayah.abullarade@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 216

Este ministerio está abierto a toda la comunidad con el fin de instruir y llevar al conocimiento de la Sagrada Escritura según la enseñanza de la Iglesia Católica.  La misión de este ministerio es leer, estudiar, profundizar, reflexionar y vivir la Palabra de Dios en nuestra vida diaria. Este grupo se reúne los días martes de 7:00 a 9:00 p.m.

Talleres de Oración y Vida

sumayah.abullarade@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 216

Sigue la enseñanza del Padre Ignacio Larrañaga, sacerdote español. Estos ejercicios espirituales enseñan a los fieles a vivir un encuentro personal con Dios atraves de la oración en donde Su amor los hará transitar por caminos de fe, perdón, abandono, alegría y paz en Cristo Jesús, y orar para aumentar la paz interior.  El taller consta de 15 sesiones, una por semana con duración de dos horas.

Movimiento Familiar Cristiano

sumayah.abullarade@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 216

Este ministerio está conformado por parejas de matrimonios sacramentales quienes acompañan a otras parejas a vivir los valores cristianos en la familia.

Grupo Juvenil Hispano

elsy.jaquez@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 225

Somos el grupo juvenil hispano "Jovenes para Cristo”- nuestro objetivo es contribuir juntos, a  mejorar nuestra comunidad, conociendo, amando  y siguiendo a Jesús por medio de las obras de misericordia. " Les aseguro que todo lo que hayan hecho en favor del más pequeño de mis hermanos, a mí me lo han hecho"  MT 25,40. Todo jóven mayor de 18 años bienvenido los viernes, en el salón #201 del edificio PEC a las 7:00 p.m.

Grupo del Rosario

sumayah.abullarade@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 216

Su misión es difundir el amor a la Santísima Virgen y la devoción al Santo Rosario rezándolo antes de cada Misa, en los funerales y en las familias.  Se reúnen el segundo domingo de cada mes a las 10:30 a.m.

Vía Crucis

sumayah.abullarade@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 216

Se reúne con el fin de crecer en la espiritualidad y prepararse a la realización del Vía Crucis en vivo el Viernes Santo.  Sus reuniones son cada 15 días, sábados de 7:00 p.m. a 9:00 p.m.

Ministerio de Makarios

sumayah.abullarade@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 216

Los hombres y mujeres solteros, viudos, divorciados, casados pero separados, se reúnen para un día espiritual de devoción y de oración  para caminar con Jesús que nos invita a conocer y meditar las Bienaventuranzas (Makarios). Ayuda a entender que son solteros pero que no están solos ni abandonados.


Liturgical Ministries


Acolytes

elizabeth.polito@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 213

Men who assist the celebrant at the altar, take Communion to the homebound and nursing homes and possibly enter Diaconate training if called to that ministry.

Lectors

elizabeth.polito@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 213

Men, women and older youth who proclaim the Word of God at Masses and other litugical services.

Altar Servers

elizabeth.polito@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 213

Parish youth from 4th grade through high school serve at the altar during Masses, funerals, and other liturgies. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

elizabeth.polito@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 213

Men, women, and older youth who offer the Body and Blood of Christ to members during Masses and/or to our homebound parishioners. 

Hospitality Ministry

elizabeth.polito@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 213

Men, women, and olderer youth who welcome and assist parishioners at weekend Masses, take up collections, guide Eucharistic processions and distribute materials as needed. 

Altar Guild

cathy.voltaggio@gmail.com
512-345-5043

Men, women, and older youth who prepare the church for weekend Masses and weddings doing light cleaning, polishing brass, setting up the sacristy, etc.  This is a component of the Women's Club.

 

Flower Guild

doloresrumpf8@gmail.com
512-836-2190

Parishioner teams purchase and create weekly floral arrangements that beautify our sanctuary.

Homebound Ministry

elizabeth.polito@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 213

Homebound Ministry is an extension from our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, which is a prerequisite for this ministry. Homebound ministers make home visits to parishioners who are no longer able to attend Mass, whether short term (i.e. someone recovering from surgery) or long term (i.e. someone who is facing life and health issues). It is through the ministers' generous gift of time and travel that our homebound parishioners can stay connected to our faith community and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Sisterhood of the Holy Cloth

elizabeth.polito@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 213

This ministry has no meetings, no dues, and you can work from home! Volunteers weekly launder the purificators and corporals used at Mass and work in teams on a rotating schedule. Training is provided on how to launder and iron these sacred linens.


Lifelong Christian Formation


Childhood Ministry

beatriz.franceschi@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext. 221

Our Religious Education program prepares our children for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation. The program also offers basic religious knowledge and continuing faith formation for children in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. 

Youth Ministry

elena.murdock@st-louis.org
512-454-0384 ext 219

Youth Ministry focuses on meeting the social, developmental, spiritual, and physical needs of young adolescents in grades 6th - 12th. A variety of social activities are offered each year such as retreats, lock-ins, fellowship, and more. Confirmation preparation for our teens is an integral part of this program. More Info >

Young Adults

laurenjoydepue@gmail.com
512-454-0384 ext. 220

We are a ministry which bridges the gap between college and professional life through Catholic faith. We want to get Young Adults active in parish life by getting them excited about St. Louis. SLYA primarily serves ages 20's - 30's, single, married and those with kids are welcomed too. More Info >

Adult & Family Ministry

adultfaith@st-louis.org
The goal of Adult & Family Ministry is to provide assistance, guidance and companionship for all people at all stages of their faith journeys.  As disciples of Jesus Christ and as lay ministers in His Church, we strive to provide both faith enrichment and sacramental experiences for adults.

Senior Ministry

seniors@st-louis.org
Senior Ministry is grounded in the directives from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that states ministry to senior adults needs to provide resources that will assist seniors in their growing in every way toward Christ. More Info >

 

Schools


Early Childhood Development Center

margaret.englishknipp@st-louis.org
angelica.cordova@st-louis.org
512-614-6551

ECDC is designed to provide a progressive curriculum based on creative "hands-on" learning with developmentally appropriate educational programs for children age 5 and under. Licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, ECDC is also accredited with the National Accreditation Commission for Early Child Care Education Programs and ranked 4-stars with Texas Rising Star. More Info >

St. Louis Catholic School

renee.gately@slcsaustin.org
rosalie.dowling@slcsaustin.org
512-614-6622

St. Louis Catholic School provides excellence in education for students from PreK4 through 8th grade. Through our comprehensive curriculum, experienced and outstanding teachers, and parental and community involvement, St. Louis provides its diverse population with faith-centered instruction that inspires young hearts and minds. Our school holds dual accreditation from the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED) and the AdvancED, which provides nationally-recognized accreditation. More Info >
 


Leadership


Pastoral Council

brenda.beltran@st-louis.org

Established in 1979, the Pastoral Council consists of discerned, ex-officio, and appointed parishioners who serve in staggered three-year terms. On Pentecost Sunday each year, the parish is asked to prayerfully discern who they believe God is calling forth as leaders in this faith community. Persons may put their own name or the name of someone else whom they believe God is calling to serve. Those called forth will be invited to a discernment session where they prayerfully reflect on whether God is calling them to serve the St. Louis community as a member of the Pastoral Council. The Council is an advisory board to the pastor and establishes parish policies and guidelines as necessary. The Pastoral Council meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December and July) at 5:30 p.m.

Finance Council

brenda.beltran@st-louis.org

The Finance Council oversees the budget of the parish and advises the pastor in financial matters. The pastor appoints members with experience in accounting, budgeting, finance, and legal or business professions. Regular meetings review the parish monthly financial reports and discuss pertinent topics. Ex-officio members include the Pastor, Business Administrator, and Parish Accountant.