Ministries at St. Mary’s
We have a wide variety of helpers filling roles to assist our parish.
The Liturgy Committee plans, develops, and implements effective liturgy within the guidelines of the church and in a manner that reflects the liturgical spirit of the parish community. In addition to weekly liturgies, the committee plans seasonal, sacramental, and special celebrations, and directs the training and performance of liturgical ministers. Members are committed to their own on-going liturgical education in order to better serve the faith community at St. Mary’s.
The Parish Pastoral Council exists as a advisory and policy-making body of St. Mary’s community, the parish pastoral council determines goals and objectives for the parish and reviews parish programs in light of these and diocesan goals. The council identifies its purpose as proclaiming the good news of Jesus’ Gospel by initiating and facilitating community relationships and the work of the parish community. By providing a forum where all members of St. Mary’s can express opinions and contribute to the decisions that affect our lives and mission, the parish council attempts: to strengthen active participation in the liturgical life of prayer and worship; to carry out the teaching mission of the Church through the Youth and Adult Religious Education programs; to initiate programs of social ministry which help bring justice and clarity into people’s lives; to plan for fiscal responsibility; and to plan for the long range welfare of the parish.