Organizations of the Catholic Community of the Epiphany
Welcome to the Organizations of the Catholic Community of the Epiphany. Our parish has a number of active organizations offering the exciting opportunities for parishioners to become part of groups that are active in both worship and service activities.
We hope you might find that membership in one of these would be a joyful and fulfilling part of your parish life.
For further information on these ministries or organizations, please contact the individuals listed as contacts.
- Altar and Rosary Society
- Boy Scouts
- Cub Scouts
- Knights of Columbus
- Legion of Mary
- Our Mother’s Prayer Group
Altar and Rosary Society
The purpose of the Altar and Rosary Society, an affiliate of the Diocesan Council of Women, is to praise and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and to secure her patronage by the recitation of the Holy Rosary for the spiritual benefit of her members throughout the world and to promote and aid the parish spiritually by performing any activity for the care and well-being of the church, rectory and pastor. Money is raised by annual dues and fundraisers.
Contact: Kate Gabb, 570-888-6901; Email Kate Gabb
Boy Scout Troop 17, chartered to the Church of the Epiphany since 1949, strives to run a
program consistent with the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The program is for boys 11 to 18 years of age. The troop meets weekly on Sunday night. The Scouts also participate in campouts, community service projects and various outings. Older Scouts participate in high adventure activities at BSA high adventure bases in New Mexico, Florida, Minnesota, and West Virginia. In all activities the goal is to have fun while practicing leadership and Scout skills that will lead to the rank of Eagle Scout.
Contact: Carter Lynch, 570-423-3988; Email Carter Lynch
Cub Scouting invites boys and their families to have fun and adventure in a program that builds character and instills values. Cub Scouting embraces the values of citizenship, faith, positive attitude, respect and responsibility. Cub Scouting is for boys in first through fifth grade who join Dens (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, & Webelos). The Dens meet weekly to work on achievements. Our Dens meet together as Cub Scout Pack 17 once a month for events such as Pine Wood Derby, Halloween party, S’mores cookout & Fishing, Blue & Gold dinner, Ice Cream Social, Elmira Pioneers Baseball & Fireworks night and Earth Day Clean-up.
Contact: Philip Feichtner, Email Philip Feichtner
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal group in the world. Knights are dedicated to service of God and our neighbor. We witness our principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism through spiritual and corporal works of mercy locally and throughout the world. The Knights of Columbus promotes the Catholic faith through evangelization initiatives and offers financial security to its members and their families through highly rated financial products and services. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community and grow in your faith. Through cooperation and collaboration we strive to live our faith through charity and good works. Our Epiphany Parish Knights of Columbus Council 1807 was founded in 1916. The stained glass window behind the altar showing the Ascension was donated by the Knights of Columbus in 1919.
Legion of Mary
The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. Persons who wish to join the Legion must apply for membership in a praesidium. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary.
Contact: Theresa Franko, 570-721-5283; Darcy Dibble, 607-529-3225
Our Mother’s Prayer Group
Our Mother’s Prayer Group of Epiphany Parish is a group for mothers who want to learn more about our Catholic faith and grow spiritually through the Rosary, prayer, discussion, speakers and retreats. It is our hope that as we grow in our own faith and knowledge, we can help to strengthen the faith and love of the Church in our families. The group is open to any interested mothers; children are always welcome. The group meets twice a month in the morning at members’ homes.
Contact: Cathy Russo, 570-882-8607; Julia Brown, 570-888-3686