Volunteers are always welcome to be a part of any of our ministries.
Please fill out the volunteer form linked here or call the parish office at 781-1019 for assistance.
Thank you for sharing your time and talents with our parish community.
This ministry allows our youth an opportunity to participate more fully in the liturgy by serving on the altar at our weekends Masses. Both boys and girls, ranging in age from fifth grade through high school, are encouraged to join. We are also in need of adults to help with serving on the altar for our weekday 8:45 AM Masses.
Funeral Masses: Student servers or Family members of the deceased
Weekday Masses: Adult Servers
Weekend Masses: Student servers
Dinners are made available at St. Mary’s Parish Center following parish funerals. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve meals.
Consider spending 1 – 1 ½ hours on Friday mornings to place fliers in weekly bulletins.
Cards to Parishioners
As part of our Care and Concern Committee, volunteers send cards to our ill and homebound parishioners.
On a rotating basis, volunteers help to count the collection basket offerings following weekend liturgies.
Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
These individuals are commissioned by the Bishop to assist in distributing Eucharist. The parish office provides monthly schedules to ministers.
Funerals – Assist in the distribution of Holy Communion to choir
Homebound – Provide Communion to our sick/ home-bound parishioners usually on Sundays
Weekend Masses – Assist in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist at the weekend Masses
Housekeeping & Flowers
Scheduled regularly to help keep the church clean and in good order. These volunteers may also assist with arranging flowers & decorations in the church.
Laundry & Mending
Volunteers provide needed washing and repairs of sanctuary cloth wares.
Proclaim the Sacred Scriptures to congregation after proper training and instruction. Training for this ministry is provided upon request. It is a great privilege to be able to proclaim the Word of God during weekly and weekend Liturgies.
Funerals – Share the Scriptures at Funeral masses, sometimes family members will assist in this
Weekdays – Share the Scriptures at weekday Masses
Weekends – Share the Scriptures at weekend Masses
Radio – Sunday 10:30 Mass, provide commentary on WKBI broadcast
Benedictine Gift Shop
This ministry carries on the legacy of the Benedictine Sisters. Formally known as “Trifles and Treasures,” the Benedictine Gift Shop is an affordable religious store for those of all budgets. Products range from simple rosaries to beautiful stain glass from the Basilica. Gristmill products, made by the monks of Saint Vincent, along with local crafts are also available for purchase.
Volunteers workers are always welcome! Call the Parish Office for more info.
This ministry is designed to help mothers in need of assistance. It is open on the first three Wednesdays of the month from 2-3:30pm and on the first three Thursdays of the month from 1:00-2:30pm.
Meals on Wheels
Individuals with a reliable vehicle help deliver meals to the home-bound members of the community. Volunteers assist of a rotating basis (4-5 times per year) on Sunday mornings around 11:00 AM.
Contact Phyllis Cook: (814) 834-7317
Adult Choir, Bell Choir, and Funeral Choir
Parish Life Ministry
We are currently looking for volunteers to help build a Parish Life Ministry. This group helps to provide pleasant social gatherings for parishioners and guests on special occasions. Call the parish office if you would like to be a leader in this endeavor.
Our parish prayer chain is composed of many parishioners who receive special prayer needs on a daily/weekly basis and offer prayer for these specific intentions. Needs may include physical healing, employment issues, family issues, spiritual needs, etc. If you would like to be part of the prayer chain or would like to request an intention, please call the parish office.
These crafty volunteers create beautiful lap shawls and prayer shawls which are gifted to the elderly during the Christmas season. This ministry can be done from the comfort of your own home.
This team of volunteers helps to prepare the sanctuary (altar space) before all masses and funerals.
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A ministry of prayer for vocations. Those who sign-up for this ministry select a day of the month of their choice and agree to attend Mass on that particular day in order to pray for vocations in the parish and around the world.
Contact Marilyn Keyes: (814) 781-6573
These ladies and gentlemen provide for the proper order at Liturgies. They assist in finding parishioners to present gifts for each Mass and taking up the offertory collection. Additional ushers are always welcomed!