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Our Service Teams

Our goal is to foster and sustain an active level of SERVICE throughout our community and beyond.

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Galatians 6:10

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CARE MINISTRIES

  • WORKS OF MERCY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE:   to serve our area's marginalized and overlooked.

  • PASTORAL CARE:  to provide visitation, comfort services, and the Eucharist to the parish's home-bound. 

  • BEREAVEMENT:  to help coordinate funeral arrangements in the Parish with the Church Staff.

  • FOOD PANTRY:  provides a way for our Church to share God's abundance with those in need.

EVANGELIZATION MINISTRIES

  • RECHARGE:  undertakes the parish’s effort to reach out to the “unchurched” in our area, marginalized, and "de-churched" Catholics.

  • COMMUNICATIONS:  disseminates information from all of the ministries and Pastor to the church and community utilizing various communication channels including social media, website, and more. 

  • RESPECT LIFE:  to advocate for all Life issues, especially the Right to Life from conception to natural death.   We promote the teachings of the Catholic Church on the Life Issues, and invite all to embrace God’s gift of Life. 

  •  VOCATIONS:  promotes vocation awareness in the parish through concrete programs and events. 

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WEEKEND EXPERIENCE MINISTRIES

  • ECUMENICAL:  The Ecumenical Team is always looking for new and enthusiastic individuals to help them impact the St. Mary's congregation. 

  • MUSIC:   passionately brings spiritual music to our congregation, and helps introduce love of God through song.

  • LITURGY:   works with the Music Director to overview the choices of music and liturgical embellishments for Masses and other services.

  • FELLOWSHIP:  plans and schedules social events for parishioners throughout the year to encourage and strengthen personal connection and community, with the goal is to bring our community closer together.

  • USHERS & GREETERS:  to welcome and guide visitors to our church, and to respond to the needs of attendees during Mass.

  • WELCOME DESK: enthusiastically serve St. Mary's by assisting with the differing needs of visitors to our church.

CHURCH OPERATIONS MINISTRIES

  • FINANCE:  This Team is mandated in every parish by Canon Law.  The function of this group is to provide consultation to the pastor regarding significant expenditures, investment of parish funds and the purchase or sale of property.  The Team also assists in issuing the annual budget, review of the budget and the publication and distribution of the annual financial statement to the parish at-large.

  • CEMETERY:  The Cemetery Team assists with the oversight of the operations of St. Mary's and St. Alphonsus Cemeteries. They find solutions to problems that arise, as well as make suggestions to the future improvements to the properties

  • BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS:  Members help to maintain the Church building and grounds, and help keep St. Mary's beautiful.

CONNECTING WITH FAITH MINISTRIES

  • SPIRITUAL LIFE:  works to establish Bible study, prayer and discussion groups, and assist with liturgical devotions in the Parish in order to foster ongoing spiritual education and development.

  • SMALL GROUPS:  Our small groups leaders help to foster a connection between our church messages and our community.

  • R.C.I.A.: serve those who wish to join our Catholic Faith by guiding them through the process of the Rite of Christian Initiation.

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

  • SCHOLARSHIP: review and assess applications to distribute funds to St. Mary's Catholic students.

  • YOUTH MINISTRY & FAITH FORMATION: engage in teaching our young minds all about the Catholic Faith, and how to engage in their faith in today's society.

  • SCOUTS:  prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, with more than 1.9 million members in countries around the world.

Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our top-rated insurance program to protect your family.
 

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62 Warren Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

518-792-0989

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