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Ministry, Volunteer, & Enrichment Opportunities

BUILDING AND GROUNDS MINISTRIES

Ministry

 

Description Contact
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.  

 

FAITH FORMATION MINISTRIES

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.

LATINO MINISTRIES

Ministry Description Contact
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.

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

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

SACRED SONG AND MUSIC

Ministry Description Contact
Cantors

 

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

 

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

OUTREACH MIINSTRIES

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.

PASTORAL CARE AND ADVOCACY MIINSTRIES

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

 

PRAYER MINISTRIES

Ministry Description Contact
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

 

VARIOUS CHURCH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

 

PRAYER EXPERIENCES

Ministry Description Contact
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