St. Paul Parish - National Catholic Church in Belleview, FL

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ANS Society

ANS Society

The Society for the Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is a group of women within the National Catholic Church who take an extra special role in promoting and maintaining the Church. We are a group of individuals committed to making the Church both physically and spiritually better. It is our hope and desire to use our talents and creativity to conduct or assist with church services and church related functions. The Society also serves as a social outlet and, at times, as a support group for its members and others within the parish. Nearly all parishes in the National Catholic Church have an active Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament Society, which is part of a diocesan and larger national society. Each local chapter runs autonomously. All have elected officers and conduct monthly meetings where members plan additional events that will take place throughout the year.

Responsibilities

Activities vary by chapter but may include:

  • Candle vigils during certain church liturgical services.
  • Various functions that support the Church and promote love of Christ and fellowship (Prayer circle, coffee hour after services, dinners, etc.).
  • Maintain the parish church, sanctuary, and altars (cleaning, washing of altar cloths, arrangement of flowers for the altars, etc.)
  • Outreach into the community (visitations to nursing homes and hospitals, soup kitchens, and food collection and distribution).
  • Regional, diocesan, and national retreats to promote exchange of ideas, seminars, travel, and fun with members of the Society from throughout the country.
  • The Apostle's Creed is the baptismal symbol, and the Nicene Creed is accepted as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith. We regard the historic episcopate, locally adopted in the methods of its administration to the needs of the nations and peoples, as the best source of God to the unity of the Christian Church.

Member Eligibility

  • Women members of the National Catholic Church who want to heighten their service to God through the works of the Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
  • Women who would like to enjoy the social aspects of serving the Lord with sister members of the Society.
  • Women who are willing to share ideas for activities and events that will promote fellowship and the ideals of the Society and the Church.
  • Women who want to give of their time and efforts for service to the Lord and our beloved National Catholic Church.