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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.

Altar Servers

Altar servers from grade four through adults are welcomed as altar servers in our faith community. Children must possess the necessary gifts to serve. Families can serve together at St. Matthew if requested.

 

Interested?

St. Matthew

Rev. William F. Laird

Fr.william.laird@dor.org

(585)346-3815          

St. Mary’s

Sharon Brown,

Liturgy Coordinator

(585)229-5007

 

Communion Ministers

Communion Ministers

We have two different Communion ministries to choose from:

  1. Distribute the Eucharist at weekend Mass.

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

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

 

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

Interested?

St. Matthew

Rev. William F. Laird

fr.william.laird@dor.org

(585)346-3815          

 

Lector (“Ministers of the Word”)

A lector proclaims the first and second readings at Mass and at other liturgical services. A lector must be able to speak clearly, confidently and with passion. A lector also reads the General intercessions at Mass when a deacon is not present.

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

Minister of the Word

Interested?

St. Mary’s

Sharon Brown,

Liturgy Coordinator

(585)229-5007

St. Matthew

Rev. William F. Laird

fr.william.laird@dor.org

585)346-3815          

 

Sacristan

The sacristan sets up the church for Mass. This includes setting up the credence table and preparing the altar for Mass.

 

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

Interested?

St. Matthew

Rev. William F. Laird

Fr.william.laird@dor.org

(585)346-3815          

St. Mary’s

​Sharon Brown,

Liturgy Coordinator

(585)229-5007

 

Ushers & Greeters

St. Matthew Church

Ushers are responsible to ensure that all people are seated in a hospitable and timely manner. Ushers also take up the collection and place it in the security bags and safe after Mass. During the distribution of the Eucharist ushers help to direct people to the altar and back to their seats. Training and on-going support are provided for this ministry.

 

Greeters extend the initial welcome to all parishioners and visitors to our Faith Community. They help to foster the sense of welcome and belonging as people enter our church. Training and on-going support are provided for this ministry. Nametags are also provided.

 

 

St. Mary’s Church

Greeters/Ushers extend the initial welcome to all parishioners and visitors to our faith community. They help to foster the sense of welcome and belonging as people enter the church. They also take up the collection and place it in the security bags after Mass. Training and on-going support are provided for this ministry. Nametags are also provided.

Interested?

St. Matthew

Rev. William F. Laird

Fr.william.laird@dor.org

 

(585)346-3815          

St. Mary’s

Paul Stumpf

pstumpf@frontiernet.net

 

(585)229-5007

 

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 Sundays, (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. 

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.  Rehearsal are at 7:00PM on the Wednesday evening proceeding those days.  For more information about joining the folk group contact Doug Hawk at d.e.hawk12@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.

 

Teen Choir assembles throughout the year for special celebrations. Contact our Youth Minister, Erin Ebersold at erin.ebersold@dor.org for more information. 

 

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. 

 
 

Arts and Environment

“In every Church building, art and architecture become the joint work of the Holy Spirit and the local community. They come together in order to prepare a place built of Living Stones: Art, Architecture, and Worship."

 

The mission of the Art and 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.

A&E Opportunities at St. Mary’s

 

Dust-busters

The Dust-busters clean St. Mary’s Church each week. There are about seven teams of volunteers who work on a rotating schedule.

 

Altar Linen Laundering

Parishioners assist in laundering the altar linens weekly.

 

Flowers

This group is responsible for procuring and arranging all flowers for the altar, tabernacle and all holiday needs.

 

For more information contact:

Joan Madigan or Judy Guminski

hstmaryo@dor.org  (585)229-5007

 

A&E Opportunities at St. Matthew

 

Liturgy Committee

These volunteers assist the staff in planning and implementing all liturgical decoration throughout the year. This includes changing altar cloths, banners, flowers and other decorations in accordance with the liturgical year. This group also launders the altar linens for the weekly Eucharistic celebrations.

 

For more information contact:

Melissa Szczesniak

melissa.szczesniak@dor.org

(585)346-3815

St. Mary's Church: 8961 W. Main Street, PO Box 725, Honeoye NY 14471  |  585-229-5007


St. Matthew Church: 6591 Richmond Mills Road, PO Box 77, Livonia NY 14487  |  585-346-3815 

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