A Better Way
This is a community for adults 18 and older seeking mental health support — includes those with mental challenges such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, etc. They meet the second Saturday of each month from 1-3 p.m. for friendship, socializing and fun, and to discuss healthy topics for a better mind.
Evelyn and Justine Thompson — 214-868-5306,
Ministry members write personal notes to parishioners expressing sympathy and prayers on the loss of a loved one, or prayers from our parish family for healing, wisdom and understanding.
Judy Vidas — 972-380-2961,
English as a Second Language
All Saints offers ESL for adults following the RISD calendar. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m. The program is in collaboration with Richardson Adult Literacy Center and volunteer tutors from our parish. Volunteer tutors only need to speak English. For student registration or to volunteer as a tutor, contact:
Cheryl Ann Wong — 214-674-2042,
Funeral Reception Committee
This committee organizes receptions for families who have funerals/memorials at All Saints. Members assist with preparing food items and serving at the receptions. This ministry is provided by the All Saints Women’s Organization.
Terri Gorman — 214-577-1319,
Legion of Mary
Members strengthen their spiritual life through devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. They engage in service by works of mercy. Meetings are Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Kamel Life Center.
Lydia Longoria — 210-439-7555,
Marriage Encounter is a weekend opportunity for couples to work to improve their marriage relationship. It’s an opportunity to turn a good marriage into a great marriage. Couples spend a weekend together to improve communication and rekindle the spark in their relationship. Optional follow-up help maintains positive and exciting growth in their marriage. Approximately six weekends per year are offered in the Dallas area.
Chip & Gail Entringer — 972-758-9600,
Ministry for Persons with Disabilities, Special Needs and Caregivers
The group is made up of those with disabilities, caregivers and volunteers. Members work to ensure that parishioners with special needs, disabilities, and their caregivers are able to participate in all aspects of parish life, according to their individual abilities and wishes. Organized by committees that help with accommodations, awareness and support, the ministry also has social activities, participates in service projects such as Fall Festival, and in activities on the diocesan level, such as retreats, special Masses and medical equipment loans.
Barbara Anne Rusk — 972-814-8227,
Our Lady of Schoenstatt
Schoenstatt was founded as a work and instrument of God through Mary. Its spiritual community offers a place and support to any Catholic searching for spiritual growth and apostolic activity. People of all walks and stages of life, all ages and cultures, are invited to join in this Marian devotion.
Belsie Pinera — 682-564-6775,
All Saints Community Outreach works with social justice/service agencies beyond the borders of the parish to provide assistance for those in family services centers, homeless shelters, schools, and more. This ministry runs reverse collections, Back-to-School supplies collection, “Caring Tree,” and provides and serves dinner at the Austin Street Shelter once a month. Parishioners are invited to share their many gifts to help continue this work.
Liz Bush — 972-404-8701,
Respect for Life
This ministry promotes prayer, education, supportive services, action and public witness for the sacredness of human life, especially for unborn children. Many volunteers are needed for a variety of programs and activities.
Jack Falloure — 214-674-1309,
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Volunteer members help provide emergency assistance to parishioners and other neighbors in need within the parish boundaries with the love and compassion of Christ. Needs are assessed through confidential home visits done by pairs of volunteers. Funding is provided through generous contributions from All Saints parishioners through the red envelopes in the monthly packets and other special collections. Weekly meetings are held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Kamel Life Center. Safe Environment-cleared volunteers are welcome and needed.
David Adamson — 972-480-5362,
Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one, Christian caregiving ministry by trained lay persons from our parish. Stephen Ministers are individuals who are carefully selected because of their special gifts for caring ministry and their ability to listen in a non-judgmental way. They are not counselors or spiritual directors, but persons who have a heart for caring and compassion. Stephen Ministers walk alongside persons who are going through a transition or turning point in their lives, and through this caring relationship bring God’s healing love and hope. All Stephen Ministers must complete 50 hours of training in caring skills, and are required to participate in ongoing, bi-monthly, confidential supervision. Stephen Ministers meet with their Care Receivers once a week for about an hour and relationships are matched by gender.
Deacon Michael Bolesta — 214-778-0369,
Sponsors for Engaged Couples
Sponsor couples assist engaged couples in preparing for their upcoming marriage. Sponsor Couples are trained by the Diocese of Dallas to review the FOCCUS survey and follow a designated program. They usually meet four times prior to the marriage date, in the home of the sponsor couple, with sessions lasting about two hours. The sponsor couple must be married five years or more and one sponsor must be a practicing Catholic.
Mike and Kathy Havel — 972-345–1956,
The Mary Widows for Christ
Women who have lost their spouses find the support of other widows through this ministry. This group meets the second Sunday of the month after 9:15 a.m. Mass for prayer, breakfast, and fellowship.
Mary Marchand — 972-778-0308,
Vision Food Share
This network of churches uses donations of food and funds to provide packages of fresh food to the needy. Volunteers distribute food on the fourth Saturday of each month, 8-10 a.m. in the Kamel Life Center Fellowship Hall.
Marie Abel — 972-233-1856,