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Liturgical Ministries

Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is an affirmation of our faith. Through this vigil of prayer given to Christ who is present in the Eucharist, we give witness to our belief that God is dwelling with His people. The Adoration takes place from 8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M in the Chapel every Wednesday. Forty Hours of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament occurs four times a year.


Adoración

La Adoración tiene lugar los miércoles en la capilla de 8:30 A.M. a 6:00 P.M. La Adoración de las Cuarenta Horas tiene lugar cuatro veces al año. Jesús nos llama y dice: "Vengan a Mí todos los que están cansados y tienen dificultades en la vida y Yo los refrescare". Cada momento que lo dediques a estar en la Presencia de Su Santa Eucaristía, aumentará Su Vida Divina dentro de ti y hará más profunda tu relación personal con El. Ven a pasar un momento con El, Él te está llamando.

Eucharistic Ministers

This ministry gives the opportunity to take part in the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMCs) provide Communion during Mass. They also provide Communion to other places within our parish.

Members must be Catholics who have received their sacraments. If married they must have done so in the Church. Applications approved by the pastor receive a day of training by the Archdiocese. The tenure of EMCs is three years and is subject to renewal.


Ministro de Eucaristía

A través de este ministerio, laicos tienen la oportunidad de participar en la Liturgia de la Eucaristía, al servir como Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Comunión (MEC). Los MEC proporcionan la comunión durante la misa y para los que están confinados en sus hogares, así como en los hospitales, hogares de ancianos y centros de vida asistida dentro de nuestra parroquia.

Los miembros deben ser católicos que han recibido la totalidad de sus sacramentos y si casadas lo han hecho en la Iglesia. El pastor aprueba las solicitudes y los solicitantes asistirán a un día de entrenamiento de la Arquidiócesis. El término del MEC es de tres años y podrá ser renovado.

Lectors

This ministry offers members of the Parish the opportunity to minister to the Parish by reading the Liturgy at Mass. A lector spreads the Good News and gives witness to the central role of the Word of God in the life of the Church. Lectors assist with the weekday, Saturday night and Sunday Masses.


Lectores

Este ministerio ofrece a los miembros de la Parroquia una oportunidad de servir a la Parroquia, proclamando la Palabra de Dios en la Liturgia durante las Misas. El Lector lleva la Buena Noticia y da el testimonio de que la Palabra de Dios tiene el papel fundamental en la vida de la Iglesia. Los Lectores asisten durante las misas diarias, de sábados y domingos.

Liturgical Art

The Liturgical Art Ministry cares for the interior beauty of our church. Throughout the year this ministry maintains the altar vestments that adorn the church. This includes liturgical adornments in the sanctuary like banners and flower arrangements. They also handle seasonal decorations during Christmas and Easter.

This ministry is looking for new members to help year round and during the holidays. Volunteers should expect to be called in as needed.

Lumen Dei Ministry

Lumen Dei Ministry offers and promotes the Traditional Latin Mass, also known as the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. The Traditional Latin Mass embodies our humble and submissive approach to God; it manifests His infinite mercy and forgiveness to us. It is God -centered- the priest, in the person of Christ, offers to God the Sacrifice made for sins and leads the people to their Father as the good shepherd leads his sheep.

Music Ministry

This ministry provides our church with the gift of music. They welcome parishioners with musical talent to serve our Masses and special events. Several groups make up the Music Ministry. They include the Adult Choir, Children's Choir, Spanish Choir, and Folk Group.


Ministerio de Música Gloria a Dios

El Ministerio de Música “Gloria a Dios” es el ministerio de música en español. Nuestro objetivo principal es ofrecer la música durante las Misas en español. En éste ministerio damos a nuestros miembros formación vocal, musical, y espiritual.

Para-Liturgical Activities

There are many ways to further enhance our religious and spiritual growth. Various para-liturgical activities occur throughout the liturgical calendar. These events include the Christmas Pageant, Passion Play, Advent Mission, and Lenten Mission.

Passion Play

Every year volunteers come together and put on the Passion of Jesus as part of our Easter liturgy. Volunteers include adults, teens and children. Casting calls begin in January. This includes those interested in non-performance roles (audio, visual, costumes, props, etc.). Performance roles include singing, speaking, and non-speaking parts. No acting experience required.

Ushers

Ushers are the first people to welcome those who come to the Celebration of the Eucharist. Other responsibilities include taking up the collection and directing the Communion procession during Mass. After Mass they distribute the parish bulletins and other materials. Volunteers are always welcome. Training provided.


Ujieres

Ujieres son los primeros en dar la bienvenida a los que llegan a la celebración de la Eucaristía. Otras responsabilidades incluyen la toma de la colección y la dirección de la procesión de la comunión durante la misa. Después de la misa distribuyen los boletines parroquiales y otros materiales. Los voluntarios son siempre bienvenidos. Entrenamiento incluido.

Spiritual Life Ministries

Altar Society

The Altar Society is involved in the preparation of our Church, Chapel and Sacristies for all celebrations according to the Liturgical Calendar and the needs of the Parish, School, Religious Education and Ministries. Our members, in a quiet and humble way, are at work year round and there are many the areas that require daily and seasonal attention therefore, many helping hands are needed. The joy of serving the Lord in this Ministry never ends and it only requires good will and loving hands.

Athletae Christi

Familia de la Natividad y Epifanía de Nuestro Señor:

Athletae Christi es una Asociación Privada de Fieles, con personalidad jurídica de acuerdo al Código de Derecho Canónico en sus cánones 298-311 y 321-329. La Asociación se rige por lo establecido en sus Estatutos, así como por las demás disposiciones canónicas universales y particulares.

Athletae Christi fundada en Caracas, Venezuela en el año 2000 por Monseñor Rafael Maria Febres- Cordero después de muchos años de larga meditación. Por la gracia de Dios, la Asociación ha crecido rápidamente y está actualmente en las regiones de América del Sur, Centro América, América del Norte, Europa, Asia y África. Orientada a atender a las familias y/o individuos, sus miembros se reúnen en fraternidades en donde comparten la Lecticio Divina , reflexiones varias y comparten cotidianidades . La búsqueda de la Santidad personal y colectiva es fundamental para un Athletae Christi haciendo énfasis en la Adoración Eucarística y el rezo diario del santo rosario.

Grupo Carismático De Oración

A nuestro Grupo Carismático de Oración vienen las personas a crecer en la vida espiritual, guiadas por el Espíritu Santo. Comenzamos con el santo rosario. También tenemos alabanzas, testimonios, Misas, adoración, y servicios de sanación en la Capilla.

Cenacle of the Divine Will

This ministry meets to relect on the writings of the Servant of God, Luisa Piccaretta. Through her writings, Jesus teaches what the Holy Will of God can do, and how far it can go when the soul gives it full liberty to act, not interrupting Its work with its human will.


Cenáculo de la Divina Voluntad

Este ministerio se reúne para reflexionar en los escritos de la Sierva de Dios, Luisa Piccaretta. A través de sus escritos, Jesús enseña lo que la Divina Voluntad de Dios puede hacer, y la grandeza que puede lograr, cuando el alma le da plena libertad para actuar, sin interrumpir Su trabajo con su voluntad humana.

Emmaus Retreats

The entire Emmaus weekend is based on Luke's Gospel, Chapter 24. So often in life, we either fail or have fallen away from recognizing the presence of Christ in our lives. We may have forgotten that He is always walking with us. The weekend creates an environment where all who attend will feel unconditionally loved, accepted and invited to a deeper walk with Christ or an awakening of His presence in our lives. The experience of the weekend has a lasting spiritual effect on the person attending. There are separate weekends for men and women and are held twice a year during the spring and the fall.

Holy Spirit Prayer Group

The Holy Spirit Prayer Group is a spiritual ministry based on the Charismatic Movement in the Church and the Carmelite Spirituality of St. Teresa of Avila and St. Jon of the Cross. Each meeting of the group involves quiet prayer, intercessory prayer, reading of the Scripture, music and singing, and raising the heard and hands in praise of our God in the Holy Spirit. Each session is an invitation to the Holy Spirit to come and fill our hearts with the Presence of God as we pray “Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in the fire of your love…”

Intercessory Prayer

The Intercessory Prayer Group gathers to present to the Lord the needs of the people who requests their prayerful help. Based in faith, this group meets and all requests are placed in the Lord’s Will. Come this ministry, the needs are many and we need more people praying. Meeting are held on Mondays at 9:00 A.M.

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a Lay Apostolate placed under the powerful leadership of Our Lady. It was created to support the Pastor in his ministries to the community. There’s no better way to show our love for Jesus than through our devotion to His Mother Mary. Come join the Legion of Mary and pray the Rosary, every Saturday at 10:30 A.M. in the Sacristy room of the Parish Center.

Would you like a more intimate relationship with our Blessed Mother? How honored she would be, to be a guest in your home! Let us bring Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue to your home; the Legion members will pray the Rosary with you, your family and friends. For additional information, contact Debra Gundogdu at (754)366-7955.


Legión de María

La Legión De María es un Apostolado seglar bajo el poderoso liderazgo de Nuestra Señora. Fue creado para ayudar al Pastor en sus ministerios dentro de la comunidad. Nuestro trabajo spiritual incluye llevar la Eucaristía a los enfermos, confinados en casa, hospital o centros de rehabilitación. Distribuimos literatura Católica, artículos religiosos, rosarios etc. a las personas que los necesitan. Semanalmente llevamos la estatua de la Virgen de Fátima al hogar de los que la solicitan y así promovemos la oración y devoción en familia. También entronizamos el Corazón de Jesús en los hogares. El objetivo de la Legión es dar Gloria a Dios con el crecimiento de sus miembros y sus vidas de oración y servicio a la Iglesia.

Padres y Madres Orantes

El Ministerio de Madres y Padres Orantes es un grupo lleno de amor por Dios y por la familia, que se ha unido por medio de la Eucaristía, en oración e intercesión para la salvación de todos los hijos. Nos reunimos a hacer una Hora Santa, ante el Santísimo Sacramento del Altar para traer, através de nuestra oración y en silencio, la paz y la gracia de Dios a todos los hogares. Es nuestro deber como padres de orar por nuestros hijos, para que puedan llevar una vida en la gracia de Dios y formar hogares cristianos. Es necesario y también nuestro deber rescatar la unión, la paz y los valores en nuestros hogares. Eso lo lograremos redoblando la oración.

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain, upon receiving phone calls from parishioners requesting prayers for an ill person, or one suffering in a stressful situation, will lovingly beseech God, Our Blessed Mother, and the Saints for spiritual, physical, or mental healing as needed. How does the Chain operate? The Leader, having received a prayer request, calls several other members, who in turn, call other members with the prayer request. Praying starts immediately.


Cadena de Oración

En la Cadena de Oración, una vez que se recibe la llamada o aviso de la persona que solicita oración por un enfermo, por una situación apremiante etc., con mucho amor se busca la ayuda de Dios, nuestra Madre Bendita, y los Santos para conseguir el alivio spiritual, mental o corporal que se necesita. La Cadena opera así: La persona encargada o líder recibe la petición, llama a varios de los miembros y ellos también llaman a otros miembros transmitiendo la petición. La Oración empieza inmediatamente.

Retreats

There are separate St. Bonaventure Men's and Women's Annual Retreats held at Our Lady of Florida Retreat House. These weekends have become special times in which one is able to put the hustle and bustle of every day aside and spend private time with God and your fellow retreatants. Activities include a series of outstanding talks, daily Mass, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, time for meditation, reading and excellent meals.

Vocation Blessing Cup

Through this ministry, families have the opportunity to participate in leading our church in prayer for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The family would present the "gifts" at Mass. At the end of Mass, this family would be called forward to be blessed and would then be presented with the vocation blessing cup. The family would bring this cup home and pray at least once daily at meal time with the prayers provided.


Cáliz de Bendición por Vocaciones

A través de este ministerio, las familias tienen la oportunidad de rezar por las vocaciones al sacerdocio y a la vida religiosa. La familia presentaría las ofrendas en la Misa, donde recibirían la bendición del sacerdote y se les presentaría el cáliz de vocaciones. La familia traería esta copa a casa para orar una vez al día, a la hora de la comida, con las oraciones incluidas.

Education Ministries

Bible Study

Bible Study is hosted by Deacon Joe Pearce. This ministry emphasizes achieving a deeper understanding of Scripture by using the interpretations of the finest Scripture scholars approved by the Church. See how God speaks to people of all historical ages, including our present lives.

Why Catholic?

"Why Catholic" is a St. Bonaventure Adult Faith Formation Ministry led by Deacon Nestor Cardenas. Mission Territory is just outside your door. Learn to evangelize the way Jesus did.

RCIA

This is a ministry for the following situations:

  • For those who have no denomination, and have an interest in becoming Catholic.
  • For those who are baptized in another denomination, and have an interest in becoming Catholic.
  • For those who are Catholic and have not received Holy Communion and/or Confirmation.
  • It can be a refresher course for those Catholics who wish to know more about their faith.

It is an eight-month program beginning the second Tuesday of September, from 7:30 until 9:00 P.M., and will continue until three weeks after Easter. During the Vigil of Easter, the participants will receive all the Sacraments that they are lacking. Lecture and open discussions are part of the program.

Religious Education

If you have any questions regarding this ministry please contact the Religious Education Office at (954)476-5204.

School

Parent Resource Organization | School Advisory Council

The vision of St. Bonaventure Catholic School is to provide the opportunity for students, parents, faculty, and the community to grow as individuals through faith in action and live according to St. Francis’ popular teaching, “Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.” We are a Christ-centered community that fosters Christ’s Gospel message of peace, love, service to others and fellowship. We strive to cultivate and maximize each child’s spiritual, academic, social, and physical potential.

If you have any questions regarding this ministry please contact the School Office at (954)476-5200.

Outreach & Christian Services

Angels in Heaven

From 1998 this Support Group opened its doors to Parents, Families and Friends who have lost a Child, of any age. We meet as needed and have Father Ed’s support. On the Second Sunday of December This ministry has a Candlelight Memorial Service from 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. in the Chapel

Archdiocese of Miami Detention Ministry

We are called, formed, and sent to release the Good News, which is able to heal and transform the hearts of those affected within the Criminal Justice System. We are serving in Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) facilities: Main Jail, Joseph Conte, North Broward, and Paul Rein.

Back on Track

Back on Track Network is a faith-based career counseling support organization that provides spiritual, motivational, and practical support to all people who are facing some kind of career challenge. It is open to all persons regardless of their type of job or stage in their career. The St. Bonaventure Chapter Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

Bereavement Support

We extend a warm invitation to all who need encouragement and help with the grief process. This support group is a place to share your grief with others who are experiencing similar feelings. A licensed CSW sponsored by TM Ralph leads the discussions. Our sessions are designed to help you travel the journey from mourning to joy. We meet at 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. on the second Wednesday of each month in Meeting Room 2 (upstairs in the school). The Bereavement Ministry will offer a Mass the 15th of each month in memory of our deceased loved ones. Watch the Church Bulletin "This Week at a Glance" column for reminders.

Bold Justice

Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice

BOLD Justice is a congregation based community organization. Our purpose is to powerfully address community problems in Broward County. We do so through a self-sustaining, interfaith, interracial, proactive organization in religious congregations.

BOLD Justice’s goals are:

  1. Build a Justice Ministry Network in each member's congregation.
  2. To engage in a listening process, develop solutions to community problems, and take action on those problems to improve community conditions.
  3. Continuously identify and train potential new leaders, build the participation of larger segments of the congregations, and attract the participation of new members.
  4. Build and deepen relationships among diverse segments of the community by bringing groups together from various cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds around common interests.
  5. Provide people of faith in Broward County with a vehicle through which to live out the Biblical call to do justice.

Faith Strategies Bible Study
Arms Outreached in Love in Compassionate Bible Circles

Faith Strategies Bible Study gathers together into the mystery of the arms of love through compassionate circles of care. We read from the Bible and share our stories. Our connections grow into a whole, inclusive, creative and prayer-filled communities. With open minds we give witness to the faith of ordinary people. Our stories are woven with narratives from the Bible and the Communion of Saints which create fabrics of justice initiated by the arms of love. We study Scripture from the “World of the Text, the World In Front of the Text and the World Behind the Text”. We explore to transform our perspectives about the value of creation and our image of God. We share gratitude, wonder and awe, and understanding. We are graced with awareness of the gifts of the Source of all, the peace from our relationship with Jesus, and the joys from the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit.

Ribbons of Faith, Love & Hope

Ribbons of Faith, Love and Hope provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, caregivers, family members and friends affected by cancer. We give information on local resources offered through the American Cancer Society. Additionally, each year we participate as a team in the Relay For Life of Weston event which is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Since 2007 our St. Bonaventure "team" for Relay has helped raise over $10,000 in the fight against cancer.

Columbiettes

A unified body of Catholic women who work side-by-side with the Knights of Columbus. Membership is open to any Catholic woman from age 18. Members are active in many ministries that serve St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. Please consider joining our Auxiliary.

Hospice

Vitas

Are you looking for satisfaction by helping others? Can you share some special time each week with a terminally ill person? If so, Hospice Volunteering may be your answer. Other than kindness, gentleness and patience, no special skills are required. Hospice is designed to provide a caring environment for fulfilling the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill in the home and special hospital units. Training will be provided for anyone who wants to volunteer in this ministry.

Just Faith

It is a faith formation process that emphasizes the Gospel messages of peace and justice, spirituality and action. It is a conversion-based process that seeks to integrate personal spirituality and social ministry. Just Faith offers you an invitation into a spiritual journey called compassion.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest fraternal service organization. Our four guiding principles are: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. We support various charities, to include: Special Olympics, local food pantries, Habitat for Humanity, Respect Life Ministries, and many others. We are extremely active in our council, church, community, family, and youth activities.

Knitters for Life

This ministry is responcible for knitting or crocheting beanie caps, booties, blankets and clothes for newborn babies. The Respect Life Center of the Archdioceses of Miami distributes them to expectant mothers who are contemplating the possibility of aborting their child. Knitters for Life also make blankets for the elderly and disable teens. No experience necessary

Lending Library

Come and browse in the parish Lending Library located in the Parish Center. Religious materials are available for reading and viewing. The library is based on the honor system; instructions for borrowing material are posted. Forms are available for donations to enable the purchase of a book in honor of a special event or in memory of a loved one. The library is open whenever the Parish Center is open.

Men’s Organization

The Men's Organization welcomes the men of St. Bonaventure that are at least 18 years old. This ministry is committed to supporting the Church, school and community by taking over the responsibilities that range from decorating the church, applying mulch, to golf and fishing outings. We also help keep the grounds clean and tidy.

We hold monthly Friday night dinners, and host the Oktoberfest, and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations just to name a few of our events. This ministry is also present behind the scenes of many other occasions for the Church and school including “Family Festival” and the annual Gala.

Respect Life

This is a ministry committed to respond to all issues to promote respect for the dignity of the human person. That includes all those who are defenseless and most vulnerable: the unborn, the elderly, the incurably ill, the marginalized, the children and youth. This service includes pastoral support for those in crisis pregnancies or post abortion reconciliation (Project Rachel); education of the community on reproduction, abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and capital punishment issues; being active in developing public policy that respects human life.


Respeto A La Vida

Con el aumento de abortos en el Condado Broward y la necesidad de educar, trabajar y crear conciencia en la comunidad Hispana nace el Ministerio Respeto a la Vida en nuestra parroquia. El Ministerio Respeto a la Vida se reúne el primer Sábado de cada mes de 8:30 a 9:30 am frente a la Gruta de la Virgen.

Rosary Making Guild

The Rosary Guild makes and distributes Rosaries to local hospitals, Catholic Churches and groups, and to mission Churches throughout the world. There are currently 149 members ranging in age from 16 to 96. We are supported solely through donations. We meet one Saturday each month in the Parish Center. Some members stay for the monthly meeting, making beads while enjoying fellowship, others choose to pick up supplies and complete the Rosaries in the comfort of their homes. New members are always welcome. Training and supplies are provided.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

This ministry exists to reach out to those members of the community who find themselves in physical or financial need. We attempt to provide services to needy families regardless of religion, race or beliefs. All help is provided with strict confidentiality.

Ministry to the Sick

If you know someone who is sick, can't leave home, or is hospitalized: visits can be made and Holy Communion can be brought to them.


Ministerio a la Enfermos

Si usted sabe de alguien que está enfermo y no puede salir de su casa o está hospitalizado, llame a la oficina de la parroquia al: (954)424-9504. Nuestro Ministerio a los Enfermos visita a los enfermos y les lleva la Sagrada Comunión. Tiene tiempo libre para compartir con los que están solo, enfermo o en el hospital? Únase a nosotros para orar y rodear de amor a los que lo necesitan.

Women’s Organization

The St. Bonaventure Women's Organization embraces all women of the Parish. This ministry currently focus on Spiritual, Outreach and Social interests. Our Spiritual and Outreach Mission is to lend a helping hand to members of the Parish and neighboring community. the Social focus is to organize events and outings for the Parish community.


La Organización de Mujeres de St. Bonaventure abarca a todas las mujeres de la Parroquia. Nuestras metas actualmente se enfocan en lo Espiritual, Obra Social e Intereses Sociales. En lo Espiritual y de Obra Social nuestra misión es la de ayudar a miembros de nuestra Parroquia y comunidad vecina. Nuestro enfocamiento Social es el de organizar varios eventos para nuestra comunidad de la Parroquia. Nos reunimos los terceros jueves de cada mes y esperamos que muchas mujeres se unan a nosotras.

Family Life Ministries

Couples For Christ

Couples for Christ (CFC) meet regularly for personal sharing and for mutual support and encouragement in the Christian life. The household is the basic unit in the pastoral structure of CFC. The purpose of the household group is to build an environment for the support of the Christian life of couples/families, and to provide a means of encouraging and hastening growth in the Christian life.

Fully Engaged

Fully Engaged is designed primarily to be a facilitative instrument, raising questions and identifying concern areas for couples so that they can think about and discuss them. It is not intended to be a predictive test, although the choice of statements and categories for study were drawn largely from those areas known to counselors and lay leaders as central to success or failure in marriage.

Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter is for every married couple that desires a richer, fuller life together. A marriage can never be too good. Marriage Encounter is designed to deepen and enrich the joy a couple shares together, whether they have been married for only a short time, or for many years.

Marriage REFOCCUS

The REFOCCUS Marriage Ministry of St. Bonaventure Church is dedicated to helping good marriages get even better. REFOCCUS is ideal for married couples that wish to spend time and energy on their relationship, but desire a little direction and skill building assistance in doing so. The program is comprised of five sessions including; Marriage as a Process, Communication, Compatibility, Intimacy, and Commitment

Monthly Welcome Table

St. Bonaventure welcomes parishioners to join our Welcome Committee at the Welcome Table after every Mass on the third Sunday of the month. Volunteers will assist new and existing Parishioners with registration, ministry direction, and religious information. We are seeking Parishioners that have a warm, joyful heart and a cheerful smile. Contact this ministry's leader for training information.

Young at Heart +55 Group

Get involved in one of the original parish ministries... must be over 55 years young to participate. Enjoy cards (canasta, bridge), games (board, dominoes, etc.) coffee and dessert each. Thursday at 12:30 P.M.in the Parish Center. Activities include but not limited to: holiday parties, fun at the races, costume contests, theme fun, "Lunch Out", dinner and theater shows.

Youth Ministries

Altar Servers

This is an important ministry of both prayer and service. Altar servers assist the priest at the altar. They also help with Liturgical activities including Stations of the Cross and Prayer Services. Servers are special, visible models of a prayerful spirit. To sign up, children must be in 4th grade or higher. Training provided.


Monaguillos

Este es un ministerio muy importante de oración y servicio. Monaguillos ayudan al sacerdote en el altar y durante la misa. También ayudan en otras actividades de la iglesia como las estaciones de la cruz y servicios de oración. Los servidores están llamados a ser ejemplos visibles de un alma en oración. Para inscribirse, los niños deben estar en cuarto grado o un grado superior. Se proporciona el entrenamiento.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 383 is the Boy Scouts of America program chartered by St. Bonaventure for boys age 7 (or first grade) to age 11 (or fifth grade). Cubs is a family program requiring the participation of a parent or adult family member. The Pack is led by a BSA Cubmaster and Den Leaders. Cubs are divided into dens by age group: Tigers (first grade), Wolves (second grade), Bears (third grade), Webelos (fourth grade), and Arrow of Light (fifth grade). The Cubs meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Bonaventure School. Regular family camping events and other group activities are planned throughout the year. Enrollment is open throughout the year. Many of Cubs are Catholic members of St. Bonaventure Parish and School; however, it is not required for registration in the program.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 183 is the Boy Scouts of America program chartered by St. Bonaventure. It is for boys age 11 who have completed the Cub Scout program, or age 12 who are new to scouting, through age 18. The Troop meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the St. Bonaventure Cafeteria. The Troop is led by a BSA trained Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmasters. Weekend camp outs and summer camp are part of the program. Parental participation in the program is encouraged but not required. The Troop is divided into patrols based on a Scout's age and skill level. Enrollment is open throughout the year. Many of the Scouts are Catholic members of St. Bonaventure Parish or School, however, it is not required for registration in the program. The Troop is proud of their Eagle Scout honor roll which consists of over 44 Eagle Scouts.

Venturing Crew 183 is the Boy Scouts of America program chartered by St. Bonaventure for boys and girls ages 14-21. The Crew currently meets off campus in Coral Springs as a combined Crew effort. Led by a BSA trained Advisor, Venturing is designed as a high adventure co-ed program.

Girl Scouts

In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.

St. Bonaventure has several Girl Scout troops, but Girl Scouting is not just for your daughters. Adult volunteers (leaders, co-leaders & troop assistants) are an essential part of this program. Girls from K-12th grades can be Girl Scouts. St. Bonaventure troops and troops at nearby public schools are part of the Royal Palm Service Unit. Leaders and co-leaders meet once a month to determine program activities that troops in the unit are encouraged to participate in.

Religious Scouting Awards

Religious Scouting Awards can be earned by any registered Boy or Girl Scout in our Archdiocese. Scouts must follow these guidelines:

Registered in an active troop.

Registered family active in parish.

Attend Religious Education or Catholic School.(Requires a Religious Counselor trained by the Youth Ministry Office of the Archdiocese.)

Appropriate level workbook for award.

Pastor participation. Six to nine months to complete younger level awards. Up to two years for older scout awards.

Youth Group – Middle School

This Catholic based middle school youth group (6th – 8th grade) comes together to socialize and build fellowship while keeping faith in the forefront. During Thanksgiving we help collect food for the needy. This ministry has talks and team building sessions and keep it fun and exciting for the youth. If you are in middle school and are interested in joining us for lots of fun please this ministry!

If you have any questions regarding this ministry please contact Jane & Bill King at jkinglcsw@gmail.com.

Youth Group – Bilingual High School

Fortalecemos nuestra fe Católica mediante la oración, formación y socialización, con el propósito de crecer en el amor de Cristo ayudando misericordiosamente a nuestros hermanos a través de Misiones.

If you have any questions regarding this ministry please contact Olga Orozco at (954)496-1712.

Youth Group – High School

This ministry is a Catholic based high school youth group. The High School Youth Group participate in many activities, like attending the Night of Joy (Disney World), bowling, ice skating, have retreats, host retreats, have dances and much more.

This ministry has spiritual meetings, social meetings and some very crazy meetings. If you are in high school -any high school- come this ministry for lots of fun, food, and memories!