St. Angela Merici Ministries

Celebrating Mass is the “source and summit” of our Christian life. You are invited to explore how you can best use your gifts to enhance our worship. Browse through our ministry descriptions and consider which ministry may be the best fit for you.


Altar Linen Committee

Wash and iron sacred linens used for the celebration of Mass and Eucharistic services. This is a rotating monthly commitment. Contact Marj Halter at the Parish Center, 440-333-2133.

 

Altar Servers

Open to boys and girls starting in the 6th grade. Altar Servers assist the priest at Mass during the week and on weekends. Servers arrive 15 minutes before Mass. Weekday servers (grade school age) are scheduled to serve either Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday about every 6 weeks or so. Weekend servers (high school age) are scheduled for 2 weekends about every 2 months. Adult Altar Servers are sometimes used when school children are not available. Contact servers@samparish.org.

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Assists the priests in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at Sunday Mass. This ministry is performed out of love for the Eucharist and for the people of God. Eucharistic Ministers attend a preparation class through the Diocese of Cleveland (sessions held in Spring and Fall), and sign up to serve on a weekly basis at the Mass they attend. For more information, contact Fr. Lanning.

 

Home Visit Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Takes the Body of Christ to parishioners who are shut-ins. A special group also takes Communion to the Rockport Retirement Community. The minister can imitate Christ by being there, visiting, praying and sharing. St. Angela's has teams to minister to various corners of the city on a rotating basis. In order to be put in touch with a team captain, contact Fr. Lanning.

 

Ministry of Hospitality

Welcomes visitors and newly registered members to the St. Angela community and fosters fellowship among all parishioners. In addition to contacting new parishioners, they host Hospitality Sundays on the 2nd Sunday of each month with receptions in the Social Hall following the 9:30AM Mass. If you are interested in joining this group and helping others to feel welcome among the St. Angela community, please contact Trena Pacetti at trenamarkspacetti@gmail.com or 440-686-0981.

 

Ministry Of Music

This ministry gives the person the opportunity to use his/her gifts and love for music at the celebration of our weekend Masses, along with Holy Day Masses and other special occasions. Contact Director of Music: David Tidyman or click here to read more.

 

Lectors

Trained men and women to proclaim the Word of God at all the liturgies or special services throughout the year. The benefits include better comprehension of the Word of God with practice and gaining experience in public speaking. Lectors are scheduled on a rotating monthly basis and must arrive 15 minutes before the start of the liturgy. Contact Fr. Lanning.

 

Parish School of Religion (PSR) Adult Volunteers

This ministry works in cooperation with the Director of Religious Education to teach students (catechists), to assist catechists in their classrooms (aides), or to help the Director with other PSR activities during the school year. PSR meets every Monday at 4PM or 7PM during the school year. Contact: Kathy Lynch

 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)/Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) Team Members

This ministry works with the Director of the RCIA throughout the year as a Team to help coordinate the RCIA process in our parish. Team members help to proclaim the Word, share their faith experiences with our Catechumens and Candidates preparing for the sacraments, help to plan the yearly retreat, and become a friend to all who are coming into the Church. Contact:  Father Tim Roth

 

Sacristans

Assist the priest in setting up for the weekend liturgies, and cleaning of sacred vessels after Mass. Scheduling is flexible. Contact: Fr. Lanning.

 

Social Justice Commission

This ministry seeks to promote justice as the way to peace, uphold the dignity of each person, and foster solidarity and respect for the poor in our community and in our world. Social Justice Commission meets monthly to discuss and promote social justice concerns that are a part of our lives. Contact:  Trena Pacetti or click here for more information.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society

This ministry promotes the spirituality of its members and is an advocate for the needs of the poor in our local community. St. Angela's St. Vincent de Paul Society meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. This group also helps with a monthly food collection that takes place on the 3rd Sunday of each month at our parish Masses. To find out more, contact the Parish Center at secretary@samparish.org, or by phone at 440-333-2133.

 

Ushers

Men and women offer hospitality and welcome to the assembly by providing for their physical needs, such as finding seats, gathering the offering with warmth and gratitude, and offering other assistance as needed. Contact: Ed Doubrava.

 

Other Ministries:

Parish Pastoral Council, Pre-Cana, Cookie/Bakers, Funeral Luncheons, Moms Rosary Group, CYO Sports, Boy & Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts. Please contact the Parish Center for more information, 440-333-2133 or secretary@samparish.org.