Groups and Organizations


 A Community Caring for Life (ACCL)

 Bonnie Oldre, Steve Cloutier

This group supports Southside Life-Care Center through collections and volunteer work.  They also hold other activities for learning and service to the community.

 Council of Catholic Women (CCW)

 Joanne Brecount, Doris   Lemieux, Lori Schmidt

The CCW promotes the spiritual life and parish involvement of members and sponsors projects that benefit the parish or community.  Work includes rummage sales and other fundraisers along with social/spiritual events.

 Fall Festival Planning Committee

 Don Martin

This group plans, coordinates and helps lead our largest annual fundraiser.   They also make sure that there are chairpersons for the 25+ individual festival activities and help organize volunteer recruitment.

 Finance Committee

 Steve Peterson

This committee advised the pastor on the financial matters of the parish including financial planning, budgeting, audits and monitoring income and spending.  It seeks to assist with good stewardship of the parish’s assets.

Funeral Lunches

 Mary Theisen

This group prepares meals for funerals including shopping, set up and clean up as part of our hospitality to those grieving the loss of a loved one.

Knights of Columbus Council 435

 Ann and Paul Aeschliman

This local KC Council serves the South Minneapolis area and holds meetings at Holy Name.  They encourage service, social activities and intellectual stimulation.

 Parish Council

    Peggy Lenzmeier

The Church teaches that parish councils are not forums or sounding boards.  Pastors consult councils so that they can benefit from the council’s work of study, reflection and recommending conclusions.  The council helps guide the parish in continuing its work on its vision and mission. CLICK HERE FOR PARISH COUNCIL PHOTOS AND NAMES.

 Prayer Shawl Ministry

 Joanne Brecount

This group knits and crochets prayer shawls for those in need of extra comfort.  They also minister through prayer as they create the shawls.

 Seven Sisters Apostolate

   Erin O'Leary

 The Seven Sisters Apostolate helps strengthen the Church by ensuring that a holy hour is prayed each day of the week for our pastor.  This international movement began in the Twin Cities.  Core pray-ers and substitutes participate.  Prayer can be done at home or at church.

Share a Prayer Ministry

 Marge Eischens, Peg  Yzaguirre

This group meets regularly to pray for individual, parish, community and global needs.  Through fellowship and support, they take great joy in praying for others. You may submit prayer intentions to this group by contacting us!

 St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP)

  *Contact for persons in need of assistance.

 Judy Aubert

[email protected]

The Holy Name Conference of SVDP is part of the world’s largest lay Catholic charitable organization.  They grow in their faith by prayer and personal involvement in actions that promote the dignity of the person, alleviate suffering and distress, or correct conditions that cause suffering.

 Wednesday Morning Coffee Club


This group shares fellowship, food and discussion immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass.