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St. Mary's Immaculate conception Roman Catholilc Church

 


Ministries

Liturgical Ministries (contact Dolly Holzer – 942-6074)

Altar Server
Boys or girls serve at the altar during Mass one or more times per month and during special Liturgies and Holy Days.  Must be in 4th Grade or older.

Lector
Proclaim the Word of God and read Prayers of the Faithful at one or more Masses per month and on Holy Days.

Eucharistic Minister
Assist at Communion during Mass one or more times per month; may also take Communion to hospital patients and shut-ins.

Gift Bearers
Families volunteer to process the wine and host to the altar for consecration during Mass one or more times per month.

Ushers/Greeters
Greet those entering the church, pass out books, help seat people, take up collections, and distribute the Marian after Mass.


Music Ministry:

Marian Choir (contact the Rectory 942-2416)
Provide music for designated Week-end Masses, Christmas, and Easter

Youth Choir (contact Dave Frederick 946-8600 or Jim Mock 942-0142)
Provide approved modern Christian music at designated Week-end Masses

Friends Folk Group (contact Dave Frederick 946-8600 or John Porta 942-1677)
Provide music for designated Week-end Masses, Christmas, and Easter


Education:

Altoona Central Catholic School (Contact Mr. Jeff Maucieri, Principal 944-1250)
Provides private education for children in grades 1 thru 8. 

Religious Education (Contact Jim Mock 942-0142)
Catechism instruction for children of the parish in grades 1 thru 11 that attend public school.  Religious Education classes are held on Sunday Mornings from 9:00 – 10:15.  Volunteers are needed to be catechists, substitutes, office help, and hall monitors. 

RCIA (Christian Initiation of Adults) (Contact Earl Kauffman or Vincent Johnson)
A faith-filled journey for un-baptized adults wanting to be baptized and for adults choosing to enter into full communion with the Catholic faith.  Those who missed the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation are part of this class.  Volunteers are needed to be sponsors, catechists, and team members.

Parish Family Sunday
One Sunday a Month, the parishioners are invited to the Memorial Hall after the 10:30 Mass (11:30) for a covered dish luncheon, socializing, and faith filled activities.