Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish
PRISON MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY
The Catholic parish incarcerated at Albion Correctional (women’s prison) is seeking faith-filled Christians to join other volunteers and assist in its faith development. There are several Christian programs available with a variety of times, days and ways of implementing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. They are an evangelical and active community. Facility Chaplain Kesterson will train, support and assist interested volunteers. To volunteer or get more information please call Chaplain Kesterson at 589-5511 x4800 Monday/Wednesday 12-8pm and Tuesday/Friday 8am-4pm.
The Meals for Moms Ministry
Help families with new babies by delivering meals to them for the first two weeks after a baby comes home from the hospital. If you or someone in your family is due to have a baby or adopt a baby in the coming months and would appreciate this assistance, please contact Adrienne Kirby at 585-705-0523 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those youth of the parish who have received their First Holy Communion are eligible to be altar servers assisting the priest and deacon at Masses and other 'liturgical services. Altar Servers must participate in a preparatory class and occasional refresher classes.
Children's Liturgy of the Word Ministry
Members lead children to a separate area during Mass where the Liturgy of the Word is shared with the children from the Children's Lectionary. Members must participate in the "Protecting God's Children" Program
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Ministers distribute Eucharist to parishioners present at Liturgy and those who are homebound, in hospitals or nursing homes. Ministers need to participate in a preparatory class.
Funeral Altar Servers
These adult servers have a special ministry of serving and assisting specifically for parish funerals. Training will be given for those interested in this ministry.
Members provide hospitality and welcome parishioners and guests who are attending a funeral liturgy along with distributing funeral programs.
Greeting and Ushering Ministry
Ministers provide hospitality, warmth and friendliness to parishioners and guests, assist in seating, help people with disabilities find appropriate seating, and are expected to assist in gathering collections. Volunteer greeters and ushers must come to Mass 15-20 minutes before the Mass beings.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Masses in an intelligent and respectful manner. Lectors need to be willing to attending training and spend time in preparing the readings.
A love for singing and willingness to give of your time faithfully at rehearsals, learning music and singing at specified liturgies throughout the year are desired qualities for people in this ministry. Sharing one's talent by playing an instrument is also welcomed. There are many opportunities to participate in music ministry at Holy Family Parish including the choir, folk group, bell choir-St. Cecelia (H.S./adult), and bell choir-Jubilate Deo (HS/Adult).
Special Liturgies Committee
Members plan liturgies for special seasons, participate in continuing education about the liturgy and prepare the worship environment.
Please contact the parish office for more information on any of the above groups.