Contact: Julie Rathbone (304) 422-0768 or Mark Augenstein (740) 678-0058
Man or woman, young or not-so-young – you can be a server as long as you’re in the fourth grade – or older! You’ll need to attend training sessions for 2 evenings; these sessions are scheduled in the fall and again in the spring. Once trained, youth usually assist at the weekend Masses; adult servers are especially needed on weekdays, for funerals and special Liturgies. Our parish is always interested in hearing from those who’d like to be servers.
It’s a wondrous privilege to be able to give the Body and Blood of Christ to others! Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest in distributing Communion during Mass, or bring this sacred blessing to those who are confined to their homes or in nursing homes – and some do both. If you’d like to become a Eucharistic Minister here at St. Margaret Mary, call the Contact Person and request that your name be placed on the list of interested parishioners. You will be contacted for required training sessions, which are scheduled in January.
Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick/Homebound
Contact: Becky Miller (304) 464-8006
Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick and Homebound are regularly appointed Eucharistic Ministers assigned to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. These ministers have volunteered to bring the Body of Christ to those unable to receive in any other manner.
To proclaim God’s word in the midst of the assembly and to minister the Eucharist to one’s brothers and sisters are honored services in the believing community. Those who carry Holy Communion to the sick and persons otherwise confined, therefore, continue the community’s act of worship. They extend the community’s embrace to include those unable to be physically present. This is truly a spiritually rewarding experience for all involved.
Contact: Beth McNally (304) 422-4988
Proclaiming the Word of God – that’s the mission of the Lectors. The First and Second Readings of the Mass are usually proclaimed by lectors, who also make the announcements. Training is offered periodically for those interested, and lectors are then scheduled for weekend Masses. Choosing to be a lector, you are invited to proclaim God’s Word to the people gathered at Saint Margaret Mary that weekend; you proclaim God’s great love for his people, a love that is revealed in the sacred scriptures we proclaim.
This group has special responsibility for the liturgical life of the parish. They meet several times a year to do overall planning for the liturgical seasons (e.g. Advent, Lent) and organize special liturgies. They also serve the parish by coordinating the educational training and direction of other liturgical ministries.
Before Mass – usually for weekend Masses – the sacristan makes sure that everything the priest will need, is ready and in place – the chalice, paten, and other vessels; the required cloths; the Lectionary (book of readings); and the bread and wine for the Offertory. If you’d like to become a sacristan, you’ll be trained and assisted until you’re comfortable handling the job on your own. Then you’ll serve on a rotating schedule, and asked to call another sacristan if you’ll be unavailable at your scheduled time. Sacristan duties can be done by individuals, couples, or families – here’s a great way to be more involved with the Mass!
Monday - Friday 12:00pm
Sunday 8:30am, 11:00am
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
meets at 1815 Park Avenue. Contact Sr. Molly Bauer for more information
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
located at St. Francis Xavier's Parish Hall, Market Street
This ministry provides financial assistance for utilities and emergency prescriptions for Wood Co. residents.
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ancient Order of Hibernians