Stations & Benediction 2 pm at St. Marys & Stations for teens after the 6 pm Mass on Feb. 25; Stations at 6:30 pm on Tuesdays and after school on Fridays for children at Holy Trinity. Social Action speaker (Aging in Mercer County) Tuesday at 7 pm in Holy Trinity church basement. Cluster Mission: The 1% Challenge, can you give 15 minutes a day in prayer?
MARY PARISH MINISTRIES
HOMEBOUND, COMMUNION AND VISITS TO THE SICK
Rose Ann Siefring 419-678-3108
Communion ministers take Communion regularly to home bound.
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.
Donna Hemmelgarn 678-8188
Lectors proclaim the Scripture readings and the Prayer of the Faithful at Masses.
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
These are men and women of the parish who serve at funeral Masses.
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
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.
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.
MARY PARISH ORGANIZATIONS
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.
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.