Parish Organizations

Men’s Group
Meets Saturdays from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Commons to learn and grow in the Faith. Contact Kevin Anderson, tel 614-403-7822

 

St. Mary’s Hispanic Ministry

is an integral part of St. Mary Parish, 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 Mass in Spanish every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Lay missionaries visit families and teach Bible classes in family homes and at parish facilities. Along with St. Vincent de Paul, we also offer help to families with inadequate resources. We supply interpretation when necessary.
contact Evelyn Lisiecki, tel 860-997-0627

Altar Servers

(boys or girls) assist at all Masses including wedding and funeral Masses. New Server Training begins at the third grade level and serving continues through high school. Call 740-382-2118 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 740-382-2118.

Greeters

welcome parishioners at the beginning of weekend Masses.Greeters are scheduled about once a month for the Mass time of choice and need to be present at least twenty minutes before Mass begins.

Contact the Parish Office at 740-382-2118.

Lectors

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 Parish Office at  740-382-2118.

Ushers

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 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 740-387-6225.

The Parish Pastoral Council

The Council is a sounding board for various parish organizations and advises the Pastor and his staff on parish priorities, activities, vision, and long-term planning. The Council meets on the third Thursday of each month, except in July and August.

2018-2019 Council Members
Gilberto Aguirre, chairman
Bill Dichtl, Mary Dutton, Deb Faber, Joe Faber, Linda Perry, Lori Stevenson, Lisa Troiano, Kathleen Whitt

 

St. Mary Finance Council

advises the pastor on matters related to the financial and administrative affairs of the parish. They assist the pastor with planning and administering financial matters and in setting policy and procedure that will bring about effective management of parish assets. A Finance Council is mandated by the Code of Canon Law, par 537. Meetings are scheduled quarterly. Contact Bill Your  740-389-3277.

Cemetery Board

is dedicated to making St. Mary Cemetery a place of beauty and peace for our loved ones as well as make sure the cemetery and the grounds are maintained, kept neat and well groomed. Ongoing problem solving includes replacing fences, tree trimming and removal, road paving, flooding, resetting grave stones, updating the rules and regulations regarding plantings, stone designs, etc. Any suggestions and ideas are helpful. We encourage all parishioners to make a donation to the St. Mary Cemetery maintenance fund as the funds are used wisely for regular maintenance.

Bereavement Committee

attends to the grieving members of our community, helps them prepare the funeral liturgy, and attends to the ongoing needs of the grieving persons through cards, home visits, programs, and an annual Memorial Mass for the Parish. Meetings are usually the second Tuesday of each month. Contact Marilyn Roseberry  740-387-9845.

Community Outreach Committee

was formed in 1998. Our mission is to “tend to the concrete social needs of people in Marion.” The group coordinates the Harvest from the Heart and the Lenten Gathering program. Meetings are usually the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Commons or meeting information can be found in the bulletin. Contact  Kathy Laird 740-389-1336.

Hospitality Committee

finds ways to make the parish more welcoming to newcomers, visitors, and parishioners. The most noticeable activity is Hospitality Sunday where coffee and donuts are served after each of the masses. Different organizations within the parish are scheduled to serve as “host” for their weekend. Contact the parish office.

Spiritual Enrichment Committee

encourages parishioners to develop their spiritual life through retreats, speakers, mornings of reflection, advent and Lenten booklets, and various other programs. The commission meets on the first Thursday of the month. Contact Linda Perry  740-389-6214.

Telephone Prayer Line

provides intercessory prayers for people who are ill or in need of prayer of any kind. Call the Parish office at 740-382-2118.

Welcoming Circle

welcomes new members of St. Mary Parish. This small group meets informally about every three months to assemble simple gift baskets for new members of the parish. To participate in the group or contribute items for the gift baskets contact Dean or Sue Jacob  740-389-2977.

Young at Heart

is a senior-citizen group which provides social activities including luncheons, trips, speakers, and great food. The group meets the last Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at various restaurants. Check the bulletin for notices. Newcomers are always welcome.

Parish-Related Organizations

Knights of Columbus

is a fraternal insurance organization that provides for widows and children of deceased members. It is active throughout the entire Marion County where assistance is needed and helps support St. Mary Catholic School and athletic programs. Catholic men over the age 18 are eligible to join the K of C. For more information call Art Clouse at 740-360-4531.

St. Mary Boy Scouts of America Troop 50

is chartered by St. Mary Parish. The scouts provide programs that foster personal and faith growth, and accomplishments in merit badge achievements. Contact Michael Watson 740-389-1728.

Men’s Group
Meets Saturdays from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Commons to learn and grow in the Faith. Contact Kevin Anderson, tel 614-403-7822

 

St. Mary’s Hispanic Ministry

is an integral part of St. Mary Parish, 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 Mass in Spanish every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Lay missionaries visit families and teach Bible classes in family homes and at parish facilities. Along with St. Vincent de Paul, we also offer help to families with inadequate resources. We supply interpretation when necessary.
contact Evelyn Lisiecki, tel 860-997-0627

Altar Servers

(boys or girls) assist at all Masses including wedding and funeral Masses. New Server Training begins at the third grade level and serving continues through high school. Call 740-382-2118 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 740-382-2118.

Greeters

welcome parishioners at the beginning of weekend Masses.Greeters are scheduled about once a month for the Mass time of choice and need to be present at least twenty minutes before Mass begins.

Contact the Parish Office at 740-382-2118.

Lectors

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 Parish Office at  740-382-2118.

Ushers

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 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 740-387-6225.