Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

A list of most of the ministries at Our Lady of the Mountain is below, or you can view a quick list of ministry contacts and phone numbers.

Parish Ministries:

A.C.T.S. Retreat

The focus for the weekend is Adoration, Community, Theology and Service from which the ACTS acronym is derived. The goal of the retreat is to allow an opportunity for men and women to focus on their faith and its application during their daily lives, to build purpose in the prayer life, to increase their presence at the liturgy, and to cultivate friendship…

Adult Faith Formation Committee

Responding to an expressed desire on the part of many adult parishioners to pursue greater religious education, the Adult Faith Formation committee was formed. Working with our priest on program selection, we seek to present several organized, more formal studies examining our Catholic Faith through the year. These programs are open to the entire parish. They are not intended to preclude the…

Altar Servers

This ministry’s main purpose is to assist our priest in the liturgical celebrations, but in addition, it is very important to realize that you are not serving only the priest, but your family and the entire church community in the holiest and most sacred events in our Catholic worship tradition. Contact: Deacon Ricardo Cervantes Email: olmop@mind.net Phone: 541-482-1146 Ext. 13

Ashland Emergency Food Bank

Our Lady of the Mountain parishioners are actively involved in the Ashland Food Bank. The generosity of our parishioners provide many meals and supplies for numerous families and individuals. Our volunteers work at the Ashland Food Bank every Friday from 9:00AM to 12:30PM the months of May through August. They assist the shoppers and stock the shelves with supplies. The fourth Sunday…

Church Choir

The church choir consists of a group of men and women who meet weekly to practice music for the weekend Masses and church feast days. Anyone who has a love of music is encouraged to be a part of this wonderful ministry. Contact: Norman Wakefield Email: olmop@mind.net Phone: 541-482-1146

Coffee & Doughnut Social Hour

Our parish is geographically divided into 12 “neighborhoods” based on addresses. The head of each neighborhood group is responsible for organizing volunteers to host our Sunday coffee and doughnut social hour. The coordinator of the neighborhoods is responsible for keeping the neighborhood heads up to date with current names and addresses of the parishioners in their neighborhood.  Volunteers to help with the…

Collection Counters

Our team of two volunteers meet weekly to count the weekend’s collection and to prepare the deposit.  Volunteers for this ministry must be background checked.  Volunteers must be detail oriented, responsible and very conscientious in observing confidentiality. Contact: Stephanie Hoffman Email: olmop@mind.net Phone: 541-482-1146 Ext. 11

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers are privileged to assist the pastor and deacon with the distribution of the Precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We serve at all Masses, including weekday Masses.  We are also responsible for preparing the Credence table and gifts for Mass, and cleaning the vessels after Mass. There is a need for more ministers at this time, especially…

Funeral Reception

This ministry lends support to families and friends after the death of a loved one by providing a reception after a funeral or memorial. Contact: Millie Wilson Email: olmop@mind.net Phone: 541-482-1214

Holy Communion to the Homebound

We serve our parishioners of Our Lady of the Mountain by bringing them Holy Communion to their homes, nursing homes and hospital in the Ashland/Talent area. Contact: Carita Culmer Email: olmop@mind.net Phone: 541-482-1146 Ext. 8

Kitchen Supplies Ministry

For many years we have had twelve women (each taking one month) who have kept the supplies such as sugar, tea, napkins, paper towels, trash bags, dish soap, Clorox, Pine-sol, etc. in the hall kitchen.  In this ministry, the supplier of the month checks each week and replaces any of the above items that are running low. They buy the needed supplies…

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus order is dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. These are the virtues of the first through fourth degrees, respectively. Our Lady of Guadalupe Council #13407 focuses primarily on the charitable aspect of the Knights of Columbus in raising funds for the various needs of our parish. Events such as our parish picnic, parish breakfasts,…

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is a form of individual and group prayer of Scripture reading.  Through the Holy Spirit, meditation and contemplation are practiced and shared with the other participants. The Lectio Divina group meets twice a month. Contact: Steve Herbst Email: olmop@mind.net Phone: 541-292-7483

Lectors

Lectors are responsible for proclaiming the Word of God at Mass. This involves reading aloud the first and second scripture selections (usually from the Old Testament and one of the Epistles) for that particular Eucharist. A good lector should have a strong voice, some experience with public speaking, and a strong love for the Word of God. The mission of the lector…

Library

The parish library is a wonderful resource for books on the writings and lives of the saints, the popes, the councils and Catholic Church history and teaching.  These are available for check out. The library has been built mostly through the donations of books from parishioners.  If you have books you would like to donate or would like to be involved with…