Involvement Opportunities

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. 

 

 

 

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 maureen@stmichaelcanfield.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 maureen@stmichaelcanfield.or

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

​​The Saint Michael Choir praises God in song at the 9:00 AM Mass on Sundays and for other special occasions. The Choir leads the congregation in singing and also provides sacred music to enhance the prayer of the assembly. The choir is open to anyone who can carry a tune and musically blend in with other singers. Singers of all ages, from middle-school students to senior citizens, are welcome. If interested please call the parish office (330-533-6839), contact Laura Kunkel after Mass, or email: info@stmichaelcanfield.org

BECOME A CANTOR

​The cantor leads the congregation in singing hymns and sings the verses of the Gloria and the responsorial psalm as needed.  At times a cantor may sing a meditation hymn.  The cantor is an important part of our worship here at St. Michael Parish. A cantor must have a pleasant singing voice and should be able to read music.  New cantors will need to have an audition and a short training session.  High-school and college students are encouraged to be part of this ministry. If interested please call the parish office (330-533-6839), contact Laura Kunkel after Mass, or email: info@stmichaelcanfield.org

 

PROVIDE MUSIC AT MASS

If you play an instrument--either brass or woodwinds-- please consider joining the Brass of Saint Michael. All ages welcome. Current members range from middle-school to adult. To find out more about our Music Ministries click HERE.  If interested please call the parish office (330-533-6839), contact Laura Kunkel after Mass, or email: info@stmichaelcanfield.org

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 doctoranitagorman@yahoo.com
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! Click HERE to find out more, or 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.