St. Mary’s Hispanic Ministry
is an integral part of St. Mary Parish, that is committed to helping the Latinos in our community, both the newly arrived, as well as those who have been here for some time. We provide preparation classes in Spanish for First Communions and Baptisms, and the Masses in Spanish on the first and third Sunday of each month at 1:30 p.m. We also are involved in the spiritual formation through retreats and Bible study classes. Along with St. Vincent de Paul, we also offer help to families with inadequate resources. We supply interpretation when necessary.
Contact Chantelle Blackburn at 382-2262.
(boys or girls) assist the presider at all daily, weekly, funeral, andwedding Masses. They assist the priest and are role models for thecongregation. New Server Training begins at the fifth grade level andserving continues through high school.
Call 382-2118 for a schedule and training times.
Eucharistic Ministers/Ministers to the Sick
distribute the Eucharist at a scheduled weekend Mass. This ministry may also involve nursing home, hospital, and home distribution of the Eucharist.
Contact Dolores in the parish office at 382-2118.
welcome parishioners at the beginning of weekend Masses.Greeters are scheduled about once a month for the Mass time of choiceand need to be present at least twenty minutes before Mass begins.
Contact the Parish Office at 382-2118.
proclaim one or two scripture passages, plus the Prayers of Petition at a scheduled weekend Mass and are dedicated to proclaiming, not simply reading, the Word of God. One may also volunteer for funerals and daily Masses.
Contact John Butterworth.
assist with seating; attend to anyone needing assistance during Mass; supervise the offertory collection, the carrying up of the gifts, and the flow of communicants; and hand out bulletins after Mass.
The Music Ministry
enhances the atmosphere of prayer and worship at Mass and other liturgical events by offering and encouraging singing and music.
The Parish Choir meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
The Handbell Choir meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 in the Church.
The Memorial Choir sings at parish funerals.
Cantors lead the Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation, as well as other music, at Mass. They meet individually with the Director of Music to prepare.
Interested individuals may join for any one particular season of the year.
Call Betsy Iacobucci for details at 387-6225.