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Become Actively Involved
Join A Worship & Liturgical Ministry

Ministry means “Living your Strengths/Talents” for the glory of God and the good of others. Ministry is the heart and soul of any parish. Ministry provides God's vitality, compassion, relationship and healing to be experienced within God's people. The continuation of Jesus’ ministry depends on our active discipleship. Sts. Mary and Matthew invites you to become active ministers of God’s Love, Mercy, Healing and Reconciliation.

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Altar Servers

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Youth in grades 3 and up who have made their First Communion as well as adults assist the priest serving at the altar during Mass.

 

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Interested?

St. Matthew

Rev. William F. Laird

fr.william.laird@dor.org

(585) 229-5007          

St. Mary’s

Sharon Brown,

Liturgy Coordinator

(585) 229-5007

Altar Servers

Communion Ministers

Communion Ministers

We have two different Communion ministries to choose from:

  1. Assists in distributing the Holy Eucharist at weekend Mass

  2. Brings the Holy Eucharist to Catholic residents at local nursing homes on Saturday/Sunday.

  3. Brings the Holy Eucharist to individual's homes who are not able to attend Mass.

 

 Training and on-going support are provided for these ministries.

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Interested?

St. Matthew

Rev. William F. Laird

fr.william.laird@dor.org

(585) 229-5007          

Communion Ministers

Reads and proclaims the Word of God in the readings at Mass and other liturgical services

Training and on-going support are provided for this ministry.

Minister of the Word

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Interested?

St. Mary’s

Sharon Brown,

Liturgy Coordinator

(585) 229-5007

St. Matthew

Rev. William F. Laird

fr.william.laird@dor.org

(585) 229-5007          

Lectors

Sacristan

Helps ready the church for Mass by setting up the credence table and preparing the altar

 

Training and on-going support are provided for this ministry.

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Interested?

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St. Matthew

Rev. William F. Laird

fr.william.laird@dor.org

(585) 229-5007          

St. Mary’s

​Sharon Brown,

Liturgy Coordinator

(585) 229-5007

Sacristan

Ushers & Greeters

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Ushers are teens and adults that assist in welcoming the congregation by helping to seat them as needed

Greeters help foster a sense of welcome by greeting parishioners and visitors as they enter church

Training and on-going support are provided for this ministry.

Interested?

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St. Matthew

Rev. William F. Laird

fr.william.laird@dor.org

 

(585) 229-5007           

St. Mary’s

Paul Stumpf

pstumpf@frontiernet.net

 

(585) 229-5007

 

Greeters

Music Ministry

Our music ministries are responsible for leading the assembly during Mass.  This includes:

 

*St. Mary’s Choir sings at Sunday 8:30 AM Mass at St. Mary’s, year around. Rehearses September thru  June.  Thursday, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. 

New members can join at any time.  

 

*St. Matthew Choir sings at Sunday 10:30 Mass. Rehearses Sunday from 10:00 to 10:30 AM. (Special weekday rehearsals are scheduled before Christmas and Easter.)

New Members can join at any time.

 

*During Holy Week these two choirs combine to lead the music at all of the Triduum celebrations: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. 

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Interested?

For more information on all our music ministries, contact:

Steve Donohue, Music Director

sdonohue1632@gmail.com (585) 346-3815

        

Specialty Choirs and Cantors

St. Matthew Folk Group is a Praise and Worship group with guitar, drums, violin, and more. Lead Music first Sunday and third Saturday of each month.  Rehearsals are at 7:00 PM on the Wednesday evening proceeding those days.  For more information about joining the folk group contact Paul Maginn at pmaginn131@ gmail.com.

Resurrection Choir provides music for all the Funeral Services/Masses at St. Matthew Church.  It is comprised of members from all of our choirs and other parishioners who wish to participate.

Cantor Ministry at Sts. Mary and Matthew Faith Community is comprised of women and men including high school and college students.  The cantors lead sung prayer at all Masses. Training is available through the parish, and at Diocesan sponsored workshops. 

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Music Ministry
Art & Environment

Liturgical Environment

During the liturgical year the Church unfolds the whole mystery of Christ.  Preparing a suitable Liturgical Environment becomes the joint work of the Holy Spirit and the local community.

 

The mission of the Liturgical Environment volunteers is the designing and implementing of liturgical themes for the church building for the liturgical "seasons" of the year: Advent, Ordinary Time, Christmas, Lent, the Triduum, Easter and Pentecost.

 

People are also called to minister to the needs of parishioners by caring for the physical needs of the church environment. Cleaners provide a clean and pleasing environment in which to worship and pray.

 

Preparing the Liturgical Environment seeks to help enhance the faith experience, as well as liturgical celebration and worship. Use your time and talent in bringing the seasons to life with simple but beautiful decorating and caring for each church.

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Opportunities at St. Mary’s & St. Matthew

Liturgical Decorating (Either St. Mary's or St. Matthew)

Volunteers plan and implement decorating the worship space throughout the year to place the colors that represent and signify the meaning of the liturgical "seasons".  Efforts include changing the altar cloths, banners, flowers and other liturgical decor.

 

Altar Linen Laundering (Either St. Mary's or St. Matthew)

Parishioners assist in laundering the altar linens for the Eucharistic celebrations.

 

Dustbusters (St. Mary’s Church only)   Dustbusters clean St. Mary’s Church every other week. There are about four teams of volunteers who work on a rotating schedule.

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Interested?

For more information for St. Mary’s contact:

Joan Madigan or Judy Donsky

hstmaryo@dor.org (585) 229-5007

 

For more information for St. Matthew contact:

Melissa Szczesniak

melissa.szczesniak@dor.org

(585) 346-3815

        

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