Getting Involved

ST. MARY PARISH MINISTRIES

HOMEBOUND, COMMUNION AND VISITS TO THE SICK

Rose Ann Siefring 419-678-3108

Communion ministers take Communion regularly to home bound.

 

LITURGICAL MINISTRY

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Donna Hemmelgarn  419-678-8188

Eucharistic ministers are a group of parishioners who are scheduled to distribute communion during Mass on Sunday, Wednesday evenings, and Holy Days. 

 

LECTORS

Donna Hemmelgarn 678-8188

Lectors proclaim the Scripture readings and the Prayer of the Faithful at Masses. 

 

MASS SERVERS

Elementary and High School Servers

Donna Hemmelgarn 419-678-8188 (schedules)

Ron Homan 419-678-3858 (training)

Boys and girls in grades 5-12 are invited to become servers for Masses.  They may join at any time.

 

ADULT FUNERAL SERVERS

Don Broering

419-678-2088

These are men and women of the parish who serve at funeral Masses.

 

USHERS

Dusty Uhlenhake 419-733-3096

As part of the welcoming activity in the parish, they assist people with seating at services and provide the necessary information of the parish facilities; assist in the good order of the liturgy and are responsible for collecting the offerings at Mass.

 

MINISTRY OF MUSIC

Diane Geier                 419-678-4047

Peg Muhlenkamp       419-678-3635

 

CHOIR

The choir sing on Sunday, Holy days, holidays (especially Christmas and Holy Week) and whoever can make it to funerals.  There are usually approximately eight practices per year primarily before Easter and Christmas.  The Choir is open to anyone wanting to sing, and new members are welcome anytime.

  

PRAYER REQUESTS

Barb Uhlenhake             419-678-8116

Julie Spoltman               419-678-3194

Parishioners who have volunteered to pray are contacted and given the intentions and those petitions are passed on through the prayer chain.  Anyone wishing prayers or wanting to minister through prayer may call Barb or Julie.

 

ST. MARY PARISH ORGANIZATIONS

ST. MARY LADIES’ SODALITY

President    Carol Heitkamp                 419-678-4753

Meetings are held in the School Hall on the second Monday evening of the month in February, April, October and December.  Among their activities are the care of the altar and school hall; embroidering baptismal cloths; running lunch stand for the Young Farmers auction; aiding the Forty Hours celebration, and the selling of Christmas candy.  New members are always welcome. 

 

ST. MARY MEN’S SODALITY

President     Craig Uhlenhake            419-733-2766

Meetings are held periodically throughout the year on an as-needed basis, normally after mass in the school hall.  Among their activities are the care and upkeep of the grounds around the church and school. They also sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt and donate pizza for the end of the year CCD party.  An annual chicken dinner sale funds the many projects.  New members are always welcome.