The Bereavement Committee meets with the family of the deceased and schedules servers, readers, and organist for the funeral Mass and organizes a dinner where the parish provides the meats and volunteers prepare the rest. The Bereavement Ministry is a very rewarding ministry for we serve others in a time of great need.
Our purpose is to help us to learn God's Word and how to apply it to our daily living. All are welcome. Typical Meeting Time: Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 pm in St. Joseph Parish Center. We hold four series per year, with each series meet for six consecutive Tuesdays.
Our parish joins in ministry with a federation of area churches to provide weekend food for children with need in Miamisburg Schools. Counters, packers, and delivery drivers are always appreciated.
The primary purpose of the Bishop Leibold School Advisory Board shall be to: Develop and define the guiding strategic plans and policies, work in close collaboration with school families, the school administration and Pastors to promote and implement such plans and policies and effectively communicate plans and policies to the Bishop Leibold community (i.e., parents, teachers and parishioners). Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., alternating between campuses.
A great aspect of Bishop Leibold School (BLS) is the athletic offerings open to all students of Bishop Leibold School and members of St. Henry and Our Lady of Good Hope parishes. We offer a variety of sports throughout the school year and participation fees are kept reasonable through support from CommUnity fundraising. BLS fields ~ 800 roster spots throughout the year, and 80% of BLS students participate in at least one sport. If you have any questions about the Bishop Leibold Athletic Association or would like further information on the sports we offer, visit our website.
Intramural Soccer Kindergarten
SAY Soccer 1st - 4th Grade
CYO Soccer 5th - 8th Grade
CYO Golf 6th - 8th Grade
Feeder Football 3rd - 8th Grade
(through Alter and Fenwick High Schools)
Intramural Basketball Kindergarten - 1st Grade
Kingdom Basketball 2nd - 3rd Grade
CYO Basketball 4th - 8th Grade
CYO Cheerleading 5th - 8th Grade
CYO Volleyball 4th - 8th Grade
CYO Baseball 4th - 8th Grade
CYO Track 1st - 8th Grade
The central role of PTO is to support the school and parents through service and volunteer work. Our programming is divided into numerous volunteer opportunities that make the contribution of time and talent easy for our busy families. For a full listing of our programs and events, and volunteer opportunities, please visit our website.
Ministry Bible Verse: "Nothing gives me greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." ~ 3 John 4
Our purpose is to teach God's Word to our younger children in the context of the Mass. All children from 4 years through 2nd Grade are welcome. Typical Meeting Time: 1st Sunday of the month during 8:30 am & 11:00 am Masses.
We contact area nursing homes for names of residents who would appreciate being remembered at Christmas, Their names go on our Angel Tree the weekend after Thanksgiving and parishioners are asked to take a name and purchase a gift for that person. Our committee delivers the gifts the week before Christmas.
Collecting and publishing weekly bulletin informing parishioners of daily events in the parish and throughout the Archdiocese. Please contact the Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit information.
Church Cleaning Deacon Terry Martin, Business Manager (937) 866-1432 - email@example.com
Altar Rosary Society and members of the parish meet on the Monday before Easter, and as needed, to clean the church. Volunteers are always welcome.
CommUnity is the fundraising organization for the youth projects and programs at Our Lady of Good Hope and St. Henry parishes. Together we support Youth Ministry, Religious Education, Athletics, Bishop Leibold School and other activities that encourage our young parishioners to grow in body, mind and spirit. Our main fundraisers are the Fish Fry Monte Carlo & Auction and SCRIP gift certificate program, but see our website http://home.catholicweb.com/CommUnity/ for all our programming and ways to help. We have volunteer jobs little and big, and welcome all parishioners to get involved!
Our purpose is to give others an opportunity to provide blood to save lives and experience the satisfaction of helping others. Please watch the bulletin for announcements of blood drives or contact us to sign up.
SCRIP is an ongoing fundraising effort benefiting our parish religious education programs and our school. The program sells gift cards – the variety ranges from grocery and department stores to restaurants and and much more. It is easy for the customer and profitable for CommUnity, as we purchase the gift cards at a discount, sell them to our customers at full face value, and the difference - from 2% - 17% or more, is CommUnity's profit. To order each month, the customer must set up an account at www.shopwithscrip.com. Please visit our website above for additional information on setting up an account, or leave a message on our Hotline with any questions, and a Scrip volunteer will be glad to help.
This is part of the parish's overall catechetical ministry whose function is to educate and instruct people in the life of Christ. Children who attend a public school or are home-schooled are offered the opportunity to receive formal education in their Catholic Christian faith. Classes are held for Grades Pre-K through 8th on Sunday from 9:45 - 10:45 am, Sept. through the first of May in the school building.
Cub Scout Pack 248 is chartered by Our Lady of Good Hope Church. Pack 248 welcomes all first to fifth grade boys. The Pack serves boys from Bishop Leibold School and public school students from the surrounding area. Pack 248 develops character and values-based leadership that will be used through an individual's lifetime. We offer the boys safe, fun and challenging adventure. We train scouts in the meaning of citizenship, service to community and mentoring leadership qualities; and prepare them to enter the Boy Scouting program to further their lifetime personal qualities. The pack meetings are usually on the 4th Sunday of the month at Our Lady of Good Hope Church in the St. Joseph Parish Center at 6:30 pm. Visitors interested in joining are welcome to contact the Cubmaster
, or visit our website above.
Our purpose is promoting a spirit of unity and cooperation among the Catholic women of the Greater Dayton area in religious, educational, social and humanitarian interests, and benevolent work. There are four events a year, and dues are $10 a year.
Lay distributors of the Eucharist, who are practicing Catholics, are assigned to distribute communion at weekend Masses and Holy Days. Interested individuals should contact the ministry leader to begin preparation for this ministry.
The Finance Council assists the pastor in the proper stewardship of parish resources by providing advice on more important acts of administration, consent on acts of extraordinary administration and oversight on financial planning, reporting and record keeping.
School/parish sponsored troops grades K-8 who are involved in a variety of personal growth and service opportunities. Special to BLS is our annual BLS camping trip, Bridging Ceremonies and opportunities to earn religious metals. Our adult leaders are dedicated to encouraging all girls to reach their fullest potential in keeping with the values and ideals of the Girl Scout Promise and Law and Catholic Faith. Our Mission: Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Fees: $12 annual dues plus troop dues determined by individual troops.
The Eucharistic Ministers bring the body of Christ to homebound parishioners on Sunday. We make these home visitations as part of the Eucharistic Ministry.
Infant Baptismal Preparation
Deacon Rick Martin (937)866-1432 - firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is held the 2nd Tuesday of every other month at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Offices. Must be a registered parishioner. Our class reviews the Church's expectations of Catholic parents, history and theology of baptism, the symbols and actual ceremony, and provides an opportunity for open conversation with other parents. Pre-registration is required.
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization in union with The Holy Father founded on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. We are the St. Joseph Council 4587, active in the parish with the continuing development of a close relationship with community, council, youth and family. We host the "Donut Shop" after all Sunday Masses. Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Parish Center, with a dinner for all Knights or those interested and their families beforehand at 6:30 p.m. Annual dues are $36. Wives of members of the Knights of Columbus are also eligible to join the Ladies Auxiliary. Contact Karen Bailey - (937)866-2206.
The lector proclaims the Word of God at Mass. After initial training, the lector is scheduled about once a month at a weekend Mass of his or her choice.
This is an organization dedicated to the Mother of God. We are involved in visiting the sick and newcomers to the community. Each meeting consists of the rosary and other prayers. Meetings are held each Monday at 10 a.m.
In a member's home, please watch the bulletin for details. All are welcome!
Responsible for setting-up and cleaning up items necessary for Sunday Mass.
An invitation goes out for you to consider this ministry!
11:00 Choir: Open to individuals in Junior High and up. Sing at 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass and special Masses (Sept- May). Rehearsals are Wednesday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. All levels of ability are welcome.
8:30 Ensemble: Open to individuals in Junior High and up. Sing at 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass and special Masses. Rehearsals are Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. All levels of ability are welcome.
Children's Choir: Open to all individuals from First Grade through Sixth Grade. This choir sings at the 8:30 Children's Mass (3rd Sunday of the month) and special events (Sept.-May). Rehearsals are on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 11:00 a.m. This is an excellent opportunity for children to get involved in parish ministry.
Young Adult Choir: Open to all individuals from Seventh Grade through Twelfth Grade. This choir sings at the 8:30 a.m. Mass on the 4th Sunday of the month. Rehearsals are on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. This is an excellent way to earn service hours for school or Confirmation.
Funeral Choir: Volunteers who wish to help lead singing at funerals. No rehearsals. Open to all members of the parish. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the service.
Instrumentalists: Volunteers who provide music at Masses and special services throughout the liturgical year. If you play an instrument and wish to get involved in this ministry, please contact us for information.
Provides graves for Christian burial; please contact office for more information. Our cemetery is located on 9th and Kercher Streets in Miamisburg. Please contact the Knights of Columbus if you are interested in helping to maintain the cemetery grounds.
The Parish Council acts as a consultative and advisory committee for the pastor and parish staff. As such, it helps the pastor and staff identify needs, temporal and spiritual, within the parish, and helps the pastor and staff in fulfilling those needs. Accordingly, Parish Council strives to foster good communications within the parish and strives to discover and utilize new and existing resource within the parish for the good of the parish. The Parish Council is guided by the Parish Mission Statement. Parish Council meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 8:00PM in the St. Joseph Parish Center.
Our purpose is lifting up in prayer the needs of our fellow parishioners. To join the group or send a prayer request, just send an email toor call using the information above. Intentions are communicated to our prayer group. All are welcome to join us in prayer; all are welcome to ask for prayers.
Boys and girls in the 4th grade and above assist the priest in the liturgical celebration of the community. Call the religious education office for information on training and scheduling.
Our purpose is meeting other parishioners and enjoying their fellowship with parishioners, and getting enjoyment and exercise from playing softball. We have prayer before games, and family social time after the games. Typical game time: Friday evenings late April into July.
We serve the poor and needy in our local community and are involved with helping to provide food, shelter, clothing, Christmas gifts, assistance with bills, Thrift Store, Bag Lunches for the Homeless, etc.? We also hold Bake Sales of donated baked goods to help in funding. Typical meeting time: 2nd and 4th Monday of month, 7:30 p.m. in Parish Center. Additional help ALWAYS welcome!
We bring a sense of community to parishioners as they enter the church for worship through a welcoming handshake and heartfelt greeting. We also attend to administrative needs of the Mass, such as seating, collections and distributing the parish bulletin.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Teresa Stanley, Coordinator of Religious Education
(937)866-1492 - TStanleyOLGH@sbcglobal.net
We offer a week of fun for 4-year-olds through the 4th grade as they learn about God and their faith through Bible stories, songs and crafts. VBS takes place on the church grounds the 3rd week of June from 9:00-11:30am. Pre-registration is required.
Father Tom Nevels (937)866-1432 - email@example.com
The Worship Commission acts as a consultative and advisory board in assisting the pastor's efforts to provide liturgical celebrations of the highest quality. Accordingly, Worship Commission governs, monitors and reflects on all liturgical celebrations, and the ministries involved in those celebrations, with a goal of providing the best possible celebration for the faithful. Worship Commission meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Joseph Parish Center.
Our Youth Ministry is open to all young people in 7-12th grade. Our youth ministry consists of a junior high and senior high school ministry:
"JOLT" Junior High Youth Ministry is open to all 7-8th grade parish youth and friends from both Catholic and public schools. JOLT Youth Ministry activities tap into the creative energy and imagination of the junior high adolescent with a Catholic Christian perspective as we focus on issues for their time with an emphasis on faith learning, community, prayer and service. Occasional events are held through the year, including JOLT Socials as well as World Youth Day, Walk for the Poor, Life Chain, retreat, bonfire, caroling, service and outreach opportunities.
"RUSH" Senior High Youth Ministry is open to all 9-12th grade parish teens and friends from Catholic and public schools. RUSH offers a welcoming and accepting environment rooted in our Catholic heritage; accepting of their world, expressions, questions, feelings, and insights. Christian community is formed through faith sharing, creative prayer, active learning experiences, and peer ministry. A variety of other RUSH YM events are held during the year as well. These include guest speakers, games, retreats, service projects, mission trip, inter-parish activities, regional rallies, national conferences and more.