Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Assists with the preparation of sacred vessels for Mass, distributes the Eucharist under both species of Body and Blood, helps to clean sacred vessels and put them away after Mass. Distributing the Eucharist is a sublime and profoundly important task of which no one is truly worthy. A deep love of the Lord present in the Eucharist is required. The feeling of love that is derived from this service is all encompassing. Time requirement- one or two times per month – be present 15 minutes before Mass and stay 10 minutes after Mass.
Contact: Bonnie Featherstone
Youth Altar Servers
St. Mary’s is looking for youth starting in the 4th grade to be Altar Servers. Altar Servers are present in a very special way during Holy Mass. Their proximity to the altar allows them to experience Mass in a very intimate way. They assist the priests and deacon in all aspects of the Mass. It is from this ministry that many priests and religious recall the initial sense of being called by God. Altar Servers are expected to serve the parish at least two or three Masses per month, depending on how many servers we will have.
Contact: Will Sexton, Coordinator
Adult Altar Servers for Funerals
Adult men and women of any age are invited to serve at any funeral Masses here at St. Mary’s. This would include availability, according to your schedule, on Monday through Saturday mornings. Speak to the parish secretary for more information.
Contact: Dolores Johnson, Parish Secretary (781) 326-0550
Lectors (Sunday Mass and Holy Days)
Proclaim the Word of God at Mass. Must posses the ability to read in front of a large congregation, have good pronunciation skills, and a love for the Word of God and the Mass. Training is provided to help with confidence, pacing and style. Lectors proclaim at about two Masses per month.
Contact: Joe Murphy (781) 329-9383
Leads the singing at the 11:00am Sunday Mass and at special liturgical events throughout the year. The Choir rehearses once per week on Thursday evenings, except in summer. All interested singers are invited to join. St. Augustine says, “the one who sings prays twice!”
Contact: Anthony Brown, Music Director (781) 326-0550 X30
Leads the singing at the 9:00am Family Mass. Children rehearse once per week on Sunday mornings after religious education class.
Welcome all who come to the weekend Masses with a smile and offer them the worship aid that includes the hymns for the Mass. Adults and families are welcome to this ministry which is recognized as a key ministry in creating a welcoming atmosphere in the parish. Greeters arrive 15 minutes before Mass, make sure surroundings at entrances are neat, and collect items left in pews after Mass. Any parishioner with a welcoming and friendly attitude is invited to join this ministry.
Contact: Karen Kelly
Offertory Collection Counters
Responsible for counting the collections from all weekend Masses. Counting takes place on Sunday from approximately 10:00am to 12:00 noon. It is a great way to get to know other parishioners as you are helping out our parish with this important task. You do not need to have any experience handling money. We can train anyone who is interested in participating in this important ministry. Our goal is to have 4 people on each Sunday and to have enough people that each person is only responsible to be present once a month.
Assist those who are being seated in the pews and help to find them seats when the church approaches full capacity. Ushers take up the collections at Mass and ensure their delivery to the priest and/or counting team.
Contact: Bob McDonough (781) 326-5642
Life Teen Band
Assist the music ministry on Sunday evenings at the Life Teen Mass. We have a contemporary band featuring guitars, bass, drums, piano, and vocals. If interested in joining, please contact Jon Niven.