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Ministry and Volunteer Opportunities 

Altar Servers – Youth and Adult

Boys and girls in Grade 4 and older are invited to join this ministry of assisting at the altar during Sunday liturgies, as well as weddings.  Adult altar servers assist at daily mass and at funerals.  Contact the Parish Office.

Brazilian Community

The Brazilian Community was begun in January 2002 in response to the growing influx of new Brazilians into the parish and community.  A Brazilian priest presides at the weekly Monday evening mass followed by a social in the Father O’Hara Meeting Room.  Please call the Parish Office for more information.

Chrissy's Charity

Chrissy’s Charity is no longer requesting donations of old and unwanted jewelry and other items, but are always in need of Rosaries (even broken) which we will continue to send to our Troops.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated and supported us through the years.

Christmas Bazaar

This annual event is held in early December at the Parish Center and engages a wide variety of parishioners offering crafts and various Christmas items.  The bazaar not only helps with Christmas planning but also raises funds for the parish. Contact Paula at 508-866-4863.

Church Environment

The goal of this committee is to improve and enhance the church worship environment during the various liturgical seasons.  Contact the Parish Office with suggestions and feedback.

Emerald Club

The purpose of the Emerald Club is to raise money for the parish.   Through monthly drawings prize money has been distributed and the parish has received money for various property projects.   Contact Gloria at 781-585-1778 for more information.

Eucharistic Ministers

This group of parishioners assist the Presider at Mass with distributing the Eucharist.  Ministers also bring the Eucharist to homebound parishioners and to Beth Israel Hospital.  Contact the Parish Office.

Family Mass

Through the weekly 10:30 a.m. Mass children of all ages are invited to worship in an age-appropriate liturgical environment.

Homebound Ministry

A caring group of Ministers bring the Eucharist to homebound parishioners as well as deliver church bulletins, and offer conversation and a friendly presence.   Contact the Parish Office.

Knights of Columbus

Plymouth Council #1190 meets monthly at the Parish Center and sponsors social events during the year for the enjoyment of its members.  For more information call Manny in the Parish Office.

Lectors

A dedicated team of adults and youth parishioners assist at parish worship by proclaiming the Scripture readings at Mass and other liturgies.  Readers are scheduled on a rotating basis.  Contact the Parish Office.

Matthew’s Kitchen

A hot meal is provided for the needy each Saturday at 12 noon in the Parish Center.  To volunteer contact the Parish Office.

Music Ministry

The music ministry strives to enhance the worship of our parish experience through the gift of active participation and song.  To join the children's choir contact the the Music Director.

Parish Council

The Parish Council is comprised of a representative group of lay leaders.  They are a consultative leadership body responsible to the pastor, assisting and supporting him.  The Council is an important means by which the pastor hears the voice of the parishioners.  They assist by planning, organizing, initiating, promoting, coordinately and reviewing the evangelization, worship, and service activities within the parish.  Contact Tom at 508-746-3714.

Parish Finance Council

As a consultative body the Council assists the parish by providing counsel in the administration of parish life and finances.  This leadership group reviews regular financial reports and shares the information with the parish, as well as planning for future financial needs.  Financial transparency is a priority.  The Council assists the pastor in establishing the financial goals for the parish and identifies various projects to be addressed.  They prepare an annual budget and capital needs projects.  Contact Jeanne at 508-746-0426.

Parish Picnic

The parish picnic has been a tradition since 2003 as a community building event for all ages.  The picnic follows the 10:30 a.m Mass in the Fall followed by a food festival, games, music, and time to relax and have fun.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The prayer shawl group meets every seond and fourth Monday from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Father O'Hara Room.  Prayer shawls, baby blankets, lap robes, and other items are knitted for the ill, the needy, and for special occasions.  Donations of yarn are always welcome.  For more information contact Brenda at 781-585-8954.

Religious Education – Adult

During the season of Lent the parish offers a regular adult education series of a variety of biblical themes and topics.  A program is offered for Adult Catholic Confirmation during the winter months for adults 18 and older who have not yet received the sacrament.

Religious Education – Youth

The religious education program, in conjunction with the family Mass, offers a comprehensive presentation of Catholic beliefs, life and faith.  Students are enrolled in Grades 1 – 10.  Parental involvement is an integral aspect of the program.  To volunteer as a teacher call the Religious Education office at 781-747-6676.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Deacon Gene coordinates the RCIA process for those adults entering into full communion with the Catholic Church.  They are assisted by the RCIA team of parishioners to guide those in the process through the various catechetical and liturgical steps of the process.

Secular Franciscans

This group meets for prayer and conversation on the first Tuesday of the month.  Their group is part of national and regional fraternities.  There are over 1200 fraternities across the United States.  Members attend daily mass and pray the Divine Office.  They are involved in various apostolates and ministries.  Contact Paulette at 781-585-1854 for more information.

Ushers

The ushers are a dedicated group of men and women who coordinate the monetary collection at each Mass, as well as invite participants for the Presentation of the Gifts.  Contact the Parish Office.

Website

The website is continually updated to provide information about the parish.  Email information and suggestions to jevans@stmarysplymouth.org.

Wedding Coordinators

A team of parishioners assist the wedding couple in the coordinating of the Rehearsal and Wedding.  They contact the couple shortly before the rehearsal and review important details.  The Coordinators are present to assist the entire wedding party both at the rehearsal and the day of the wedding.