Are you Irish-born or of Irish descent? Are you an active Roman Catholic? If you can answer yes to both of these questions you should join the Ancient Order of Hibernians. This fraternal and service organization can trace its roots 400 years back to Ireland. Help us defend the faith and clergy and educate the public on the tremendous contributions of those of Irish heritage in building these United States of America. Join our charitable efforts. AOH brothers with current dues cards from other parts of the nation are always welcome to attend our local division monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of each month at 2:00 PM in Rooms 1 & 2 of the Ministry Building. A social hour follows the meeting.
The Bible Study consists of one weekly session.
We learn the books of the bible as well as specific religious topics.
During the winter months we study the New Testament.
During the summer months we study the Old Testament.
On occasion we delve into topics such as the Eucharist; the Blessed Virgin Mary; Purgatory; etc.
Interested in participating in Bible Study?
We meet every Tuesday for one and a half hours at 9:30 am
In ministry room 2.
We also meet every Wednesday for one and a half hours at 1:30 pm
In ministry rooms 5 & 6.
Both sessions are identical allowing flexibility as your schedule requires.
There is no homework, but it is helpful to bring a bible.
The Small Christian Community consists of one weekly session.
We discuss the scheduled readings for the following Sunday Mass.
We provide a better understanding of the Scripture message in the Liturgy of the Mass.
The goal is to help us apply God’s word to our daily lives.
The more we understand, the more we are able to live our faith and pass it on to others.
Interested in participating in the Small Christian Community sessions?
We meet every Wednesday for one hour at 3:00 PM in Rooms 5 & 6 of the Ministry Building. Each session is independent of the others.
This fits well for those unable to attend every session.
The Bingo Ministry is a wonderful ministry no matter how you look at it. If you are a parishioner that comes to play, then you already know this ministry provides you with a bright, clean, safe and friendly environment to not only play bingo, but to also meet others. If you are a volunteer that works with the ministry, then you have undoubtedly made some great, new, fun friends. If you are a parishioner concerned about serving our community, then you should know the revenue’s from the bingo ministry go directly to the church which contributes to many wonderful charities and ministries.
The Clown Ministry is a combination of clowns and helpers that provide smiles and fun to all. We make balloons, give out stickers and tootsie roll pops, and we even hand out simple musical instruments so they can participate when we share music with them. We currently go to the Summerfield Suites and Homewood assisted living facilities on the second Friday of every month, and to Lady Lake Specialty Care on the third Thursday of every month. We have been generating smiles at these facilities since 1997. We do take a couple months off in the summer, and they let us know we’re missed through cards and their loud applause when they welcome us back. We also perform at events for St. Mark and St. Theresa, and other events upon request.
Two of our members have also branched off and have taken the course at Hospice. They have been visiting Hospice House in The Villages since 2003 every Thursday and also bring a therapy Dog with them.
Clowns or "helpers with a funny hat" are always welcome to join us and share the smiles and laughs.
The Deaf Ministry includes all aspects of worship for Roman Catholic adults including:
The weekly Mass translated from English to American Sign Language thereby providing equal access to our deaf parishioners. The Sacraments, such as baptism, confirmation, sacraments of the sick, are also interpreted as well as funeral Masses and preparation for RCIA. Two skilled and qualified interpreters handle these duties.
One interpreter is also a Minister of Holy Communion and serves regularly at the 9:00 AM Sunday Mass. And, as a Minister to the Sick, serves Deaf parishioners in the hospital, home and other facilities.
The Deaf Ministry also originated Signing for Children:
Classes, scheduled after Faith Formation classes on Sunday, are available for children in our parish who have expressed a desire to learn Sign Language. Children ranging from grades one through twelve actively participate. The children recognize the importance of ministering to the hearing impaired in our Catholic community, and are in varying stages of being prepared to step up to this task. Opportunity is provided during Mass for the children to participate by signing the simple prayers they learn in class and by preparing them to sign hymns for special occasions.
Interested in volunteering for the Signing for Children Ministry? If you are in grades one through twelve, you are welcome and encouraged to join the training classes held immediately after our Religious Education classes on Sunday. This is a “silent skill” you will use for the rest of your life; a skill you will never regret learning.
Note: If you are an adult and know Sign Language, you are encouraged to get involved with our training program.
St. Timothy's Garden Club began over 5 years ago as a small group of dedicated parishioners, men and women, who love to Garden. We usually start to prepare and trim the Gardens in September and start planting the different flower beds in the fall through the Month of May. During the season, we meet on the second Tuesday of the Month, at 9:00 AM to make our plans for the coming season. The Prayer Garden is a special peaceful place for everyone to come and sit and reflect on the colors of beautiful flowering plants and shrubs. If you are able to garden and would love to be part of the St. Timothy's Garden Club, please come and join us. We always welcome special "Garden Angels".