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
ADOM 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 Network
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.
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.
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:
Build a Justice Ministry Network in each member's congregation.
To engage in a listening process, develop solutions to community problems, and take action on those problems to improve community conditions.
Continuously identify and train potential new leaders, build the participation of larger segments of the congregations, and attract the participation of new members.
Build and deepen relationships among diverse segments of the community by bringing groups together from various cultural, economic, and religious backgrounds around common interests.
Provide people of faith in Broward County with a vehicle through which to live out the Biblical call to do justice.
Ribbons of Faith, Love and Hope (Cancer Support)
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.
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.
Anne Marie Atienne
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.
Knights of Columbus - 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.
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
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.
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 (Respeto a la Vida)
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.
SP: 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.
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.
Visits 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.
SP: 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.
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.