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Ministry, Volunteer, & Enrichment Opportunities




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Bishop’s Appeal Committee


Assist in all aspects of the Appeal which aids the spiritual and human needs in our diocese.
Buildings and Grounds Committee


Meetings once a month to coordinate general maintenance, repair, and capital improvements for Parish.
Church Angels


Care for indoor plants and flowers, help clean sanctuary and assist with seasonal decorations
Finance Committee


Manages all aspects of financial portfolio insuring its optimal health and provides reports to Albany Diocese.
Church Grounds & Gardens


Weed, feed, plant, and mulch property. Year-round and as needed basis. Jeff and Brenda Vredenburg at jblvmusic@hotmail.com
Community Vegetable Garden Plant/care for vegetable garden behind the rectory. Produce is used in the Food Pantry Program. Spring/summer.  



Ministry Description Contact
Confirmation Prep Core Team


Level 1 and 2 volunteers needed. Prepare lessons and materials to lead our middle/high school youth programs. Randy Rivers at rivers.r@scpny.org
Faith Formation Volunteers


Catechists, co-catechists, and aides needed to teach the Good news with elementary students. Maureen Rivers at rivers.m@scpny.org
Sacramental Prep for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist


Catechists, co-catechists, and aides needed to teach the Good news with elementary students. Denise Salage at salage.d@scpny.org
RCIA Ministry Team


Work with adults as they seek to enter the Catholic Church (Baptized and not baptized). Jim Steiger at the Parish offices.
Vacation Bible School


Help with fun-filled week in the summer where children learn about Jesus.


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Spanish Mass


Assist as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister or Music Minister at Sunday 1:00 pm mass.
Spanish Sacramental Prep


Help in Faith Formation for Spanish speaking children (including Sacraments) and adults for Sacrament of Marriage.


Ministry Description Contact
Altar Server Ministry


Open to all youth beginning at 4th Grade and adults to assist at Sunday or Daily masses. Training is required.
Faith Formation Volunteers


Catechists, co-catechists, and aides needed to teach the Good news with elementary students. Maureen Rivers at rivers.m@scpny.org
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist


Assist with distribution of the Eucharist at Masses.   Training is required. For scheduling, contact Joyce Ponserella at secularcarmelit@gmail.com .
Hospitality Ministry Greeters and Ushers needed to welcome people at the doors of the church.
Liturgy Committee


This committee provides shape and vision for liturgies and liturgical formation for members of the assembly.
Liturgy of the Word for children (LOWC) Assist with children’s liturgy in Our Lady’s Chapel during 9:30 am Mass. Ages 4-10.   September to June only. Maureen Rivers at rivers.m@scpny.org


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Leaders of sung prayer at various Liturgies on a rotating basis.   Training is required. Jeff Halstead at Halstead.j@scpny.org


Contemporary music group for the Sunday 5:00 Life Teen Mass.   Rehearsal: 4:00 pm Sundays.   Grade 6 – Adult. Karey Hall Trimmings at karey_trimmings@yahoo.com
Resurrection Choir (Funerals)


Sing at parish funerals to enhance the Liturgy of Hope.
Ringers and Singers (Family Liturgies)


Children in grades 2 through 6. Sing at monthly Family Liturgy at 9:30 and other seasonal masses. Karey Hall Trimmings at karey_trimmings@yahoo.com
Traditional Choir (Sunday Morning)


Sing Sundays at 9:30 am and 11:15 am, alternating months.   Rehearsal Thursday at 7:30 – 9:00 pm in the church.
Jeff Halstead at Halstead.j@scpny.org


Ministry Description Contact
Elizabeth Ministry


Make “Baby Baskets” and more for mothers in need and support women during special times of motherhood
Food Bank Pick Up



Need drivers with pickups or other heavy load vehicles and helpers to load/unload products on Mondays 9 am – 2 pm. Teams take turns.   Gas/mileage reimbursements available.
Food Pantry Volunteers


Greet food pantry visitors and fill their food orders.   Shifts are weekly or biweekly 9am-12pm, Tues., Wed, or Thurs.
Soup Kitchen


Donate food or serve the meal. Serving 1st and 2nd Sundays, 2:15 pm – 4:30 pm at 24 Circular Street.


Ministry Description Contact
Arimethean Society


Assists priest before and at funerals, caring for liturgical logistics and convey condolences on behalf of Community. Becky Craig at craig.e@scpny.org
Eucharistic Ministers to Sick


Bring spiritual comfort and Eucharist to sick, homebound, hospitalized, and imprisoned. Training required. Becky Craig at craig.e@scpny.org
Pastoral Care Yearly Events


Assist at Red Cross Blood Drive, Health Fair, or Lifeline Screening. Becky Craig at craig.e@scpny.org
Alzheimer Support Teams


Help the helpers. These teams help give respite to those that are caring for Alzheimer Patients. Becky Craig at craig.e@scpny.org
Bereavement Support Group


Provides confidential non-judgemental sessions. Group meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Becky Craig at craig.e@scpny.org



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Cursillo Retreat Ministry Ministry helps participants live a Christian life anywhere in the world in a natural way.
Outdoor Club


Plans outdoor activities balanced between the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. Meets monthly.
Parish Retreat Ministry


Help with retreats to get away from daily living and renew faith in thoughtful, fun filled ways. Pat Reed at stclementsretreatministry@gmail.com
Prayer Line


Join other ministers pray for those who call in requests for the sick, grieving, and suffering. Terry Flaws 518-885-9160 Fran Willette 654-7018 Betsy Turcott 584-1152
Prayer Shawl Ministry


Active and prayerful group of knitters, crocheters, and seamstresses make items for the sick and dying. 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 1:00 pm. Becky Craig at craig.e@scpny.org



Ministry Description Contact
Bulletin Inserts Usually needed on Friday mornings after the 8 am mass Secretary@scpny.org
Clerical Volunteers Helps with Church mailings, data entry, volunteer clerical work.
Pastoral Council Members must be those called to ministry of leadership.   Monthly meetings to advise Pastor.   Discernment for new members in January



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Adoration Chapel


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during office hours Monday – Friday 8:30am – 7:00 pm (Sept. – June) 8:30 – 4:00 (July – August)  
Christian Meditation


Learn, practice and experience meditative prayer. Readings from Sacred Scripture and spiritual masters.
Daily Rosary


Prayed every morning in Church after the 8:00 am Mass  
Holy Hour for Vocations


Ordinarily the 1st Tuesday of the month at 8:45 am.
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions Prayed every Wednesday after the 8:00 am Mass
Prayer for Peace Ordinarily 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8:45 am