Join in—Give of yourself—Lend a helping hand—Donate—Volunteer—Contribute your time and talents.
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.
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 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 at the parish office, 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 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.
ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE CHOIR
After much reflection and consideration, we are announcing the formation of a new “seasonal choir” for Saint Michael Parish. This choir will assist in leading the congregation in song at various liturgies throughout the year. It is our hope that this seasonal approach will allow many who cannot commit to a weekly schedule to participate. Additionally, when a choir only participates at the same Mass each week, no more than one third of the community even knows they exist. The role of a choir has greatly changed in the developments of the liturgy since Vatican II. While no longer the only voices singing the Mass, the primary goal of a choir is to enable the entire congregation to join in praise of God through song. Certainly some musical ability is a prerequisite for the choir, other necessary functions are: a commitment to rehearsals (if you cannot practice, you cannot expect to be part of the end result), a positive attitude in being guided by our music director, and a willingness to be part of a group. If you are interested in joining our new choir, please email our music director, Laura Kunkel at firstname.lastname@example.org
PROVIDE MUSIC AT MASS
If you play an instrument and would like to participate in our liturgies, please call the parish office (330-533-6839), contact Laura Kunkel after Mass, or email: email@example.com
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.
PARTICIPATE IN OUR PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY:
If you would like to become involved in a more spiritual way at Saint Michael, you can… by devoting time to pray for your fellow parishioners’ needs as they arise. Saint Michael has established a Prayer Chain Ministry to pray for the special requests of our parish family and friends. New members are always needed. A prayer chain is an effective way to bring
the power of many prayers to those in need. The commitment to pray for others is a sacred privilege and is an example
of our faith in action. Pray as time allows during your day. If you have a prayer request or want to join the Prayer Chain send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Therefore I tell you whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
GET INVOLVED WITH THE "ACTION" ORGANIZATION
ACTION is a faith based community organization that unites people of various faiths and various racial lines. It is really a great organization whose primary aim is to improve the communities in which we live. It is an opportunity to meet and get
to know people from completely different backgrounds. When you truly know others on a one-to-one basis you are much more likely to work together on any issue that may arise. We are looking for some new volunteers to join our parish chapter of ACTION. You must be a person who has a strong sensitivity to Social Justice and be aware that all of us are people of God. Our parish representative is Vic Buente. To learn more about ACTION click HERE.
JOIN THE SUPPORT TEAM FOR GENERATIONS OF FAITH
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our program! If you are interested in learning more about how you can help our families grow in faith through teaching, assembling craft kits, or set-up crew, look no further. Join us! To find out more, or call the parish office at 330-533-6839 or email email@example.com
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.