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There are many ways to participate in the life of the parish.
MINISTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
The many ministries and organizations at Saint Michael provide a variety of opportunities to serve and help others.
ASSIST AT YFF SESSIONS
Youth Faith Formation is looking for a few good, reliable, and ready to help teens to assist with our Sunday Morning Classes. This is a regular weekly commitment to help the classroom catechists (aka teachers) with helping keep children on track and focused, passing out supplies, and other tasks as directed by the catechist.
If interested or for more information, please contact Marcy at the parish office (330-533-6839).
SUPPORT OUR BEREAVEMENT LUNCHEON MINISTRY
Thanks to a wonderful group of people who have dedicated themselves to re-starting our Bereavement Funeral Luncheon Ministry here at the parish, we are ready to offer this to parish families celebrating Masses of Christian Burial here at Saint Michael. To learn more or to volunteer click HERE. To assist in the funding for this ministry, there is a once-a-year envelope in our offertory packets in March, based on the Feast of Saint Joseph, who, among many patronages, serves as the patron of a happy death, as he died in the presence of his Son, our Lord, and the Blessed Mother. Thank you in advance for your generosity, and thank you to all who are offering their service and compassion to this ministry.
HELP SET UP THE FLC
We are looking for volunteers to assist in setting up the Family Life Center when we have special events or rentals that require a change in the tables and chairs for the facility. Anyone interested in offering their help, please contact Audrey Geskey at 330-533-6839.
VOLUNTEER AT THE SOUP KITCHEN
Individuals and families (children 8 and older) work one Saturday a month at the Saint Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen
(located at Saint Cyril and Methodius Church, at 252 E. Wood St. in Youngstown) to prepare and serve breakfast to people in need. Volunteers are needed one Saturday every two months from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM to help in the Soup Kitchen. Call Therese Sprockett at 330-881-1784 if you are interested. Please consider making a monetary donation to help defray the cost of required security protection. Extra money can also go for extra food. Just mark a plain envelope “Saint Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen” and place it in the collection basket on Sunday. It’s a tangible way to be a part of this important work. For more information about this Ministry, click HERE.
SERVE AT THE ALTAR
We are in need of Altar Servers at all Masses. This very important ministry is open to young people in the fourth grade and older. Servers are scheduled at the Mass of their choosing approximately once a month. If you have questions, or if you would like to be trained, please call Maureen Hall at the parish office (330-533-6839) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN OUR USHER MINISTRY
Ushers offer a warm welcome to all those who enter our church. As with all our ministries, you would be scheduled at the Mass of your choosing approximately once a month. Ushers not only greet parishioners as they arrive; they also find a family to bring up the gifts, take up the collection, and direct the communion procession. Ushers are the people who answer questions, assist visitors looking for a restroom, and help people to find seats. This ministry is open to all adults, and young people middle school and up. If you would be interested, please call Maureen Hall at the parish office (330-533-6839) or email email@example.com
JOIN THE MEN'S CLUB
The Men's Club sponsors a number of Parish Activities such as the Mother’s Day Breakfast, attendance to an Indian’s Baseball game, the Steer and Ear Dinner, and participation in our Annual Parish Picnic.
As our club ages, we experience an increasing need for extra help during these events. We would welcome active involvement in our monthly meeting and/or volunteering to help in one or more of the above activities.
If you feel a calling, please call Tom Eaton at 330-533-4911 or Mark Curtis at 330-702-9302.
BECOME A LITURGICAL MINISTER
We are in need of more volunteers of all ages for our Liturgical Ministries--altar servers, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, liturgy/funeral/wedding coordinators, ushers and cantors. For more information about Liturgical Ministries, click HERE. If interested please call the parish office at 330-533-6839.
BRING UP THE OFFERTORY GIFTS
If you are interested in bringing up the gifts in the Offertory Procession, please see the ushers before Mass begins.