The 10:30 Mass will return to St. Augustine Chapel on Sunday, August 15, 2021. It will not be live streamed. We will continue to live stream the 4 Saturday and the 8 Sunday from St. Theresa Church.

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Ministries

Music Ministry

Join together in song, under the talented direction of our Music Director. Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, 7pm in the St. Theresa Church, or other times as announced. Sing at Mass, as your schedule allows. 

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Meet as a group for prayer and fellowship as well as encouraging each other in the preparation of Prayer Shawls and Baby Blankets that are made available to the sick, elderly, and newly Baptized members of the community.  

 

If interested in any of these ministries, please contact the office at 978-686-3984.

Finance Council

Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish and school. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budgets.

Food for God's Poor

Non perishable foods are collected at the back of the church on Sundays and donated to charity.  Volunteers are needed to collect the donated food and to drop it off at Lazarus House in Lawrence.

Offertory Counters

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers about once a month.

Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC advises the Pastor on most activities and programs effecting the liturgical and spiritual life of OLGC Parish.

Protecting God’s Children

All of the clergy, office staff, and every volunteer is required to attend a Virtus—Protecting God’s Children training session, an archdiocese sponsored program which teaches an awareness of those persons and situations which could endanger our children. The state also requires volunteers to submit a yearly CORI form.

Senior Altar Server

Men and women who assist at Mass or Funeral masses to enhance the worship of our faith community.

Stations of the Cross

Held Friday evenings at 6:00 PM in the Church during Lent followed by soup and sharing in Duperry Hall.

Usher

Ushers assist in taking up the collection(s) at Masses.  They might also assist in other practical ways at Mass when needed, such as seating people when there is a large turnout.  

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Founded in 1948, the St. Vincent de Paul Society has strived to administer to the poor and needy of the parish. The work of the Vincentians is funded solely by the contributions deposited in the St. Vincent de Paul boxes at the exits of the church.

 

Men of St. Joseph 

All men are welcome! Meetings and events regularly and include Bible study, presentation and talks, and service projects.  

Altar Server

Boys and girls from grade 3 and above who assist the priest at the liturgy.  We have had many altar servers who have stayed on through High School and College as well!  Adult Altar Servers are needed to serve at Funeral Masses too.

Baptism Preparation

Preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith.  Baptisms are held once per month, and a training session is held on the Wednesday evening prior to the Baptism.

Third Order of Mary

A group that fosters devotion to Mary and strives to be a spiritual and financial organization that supports the church and school with its fundraising and functions.

Eucharistic Minister

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.

Flowers and Grounds

Volunteers who care for and beautify the grounds and church.

Greeters

Parish volunteers who warmly welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass.

Lector

Reader who proclaim the Scriptures at Mass and other services.

Liturgical Linen Service

Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals, and altar linens.

Outreach to Homebound

Volunteer Eucharistic Ministers who bring the Eucharist to registered parishioners who are homebound.

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments.

Sacristan

Duties include preparing the altar for Mass and cleaning the altar following Mass.

 

 

 

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