Ministries

Parish Ministries and Activities

During our Parish strategic planning process, seven areas of Parish life were identified, with a planning team assigned to each. Now in the implementation phase of our Parish strategic plan, each of the seven teams, represented on our Parish Operating Council, works with our Parish Staff in coordinating the ministries, programs and activities in those seven areas. All of our Parish ministries are linked to the work of one or more Teams.

In addition to the ministries listed in the submenu on the left panel, many of our ministries are described under the Pray, Learn, and Serve pages of our website. The ministries that are primarily focused on Fellowship are listed below.

A complete list of all parish services and ministries is presented in our Parish Guide that is accessible in hardcopy at the parish office or via a pdf document on the left panel of this page.  You can also use the Serach box on any web page to find the ministry or informaiton that you are seeking.


Social / Fellowship Team

Mission: to plan and coordinate various Parish social events in order to strengthen the sense of community in our Parish Family – our Fall Festival; Lenten Fish Friday Dinners; Pasta Night;  Parish Mass and Picnic at Ballard Park in June; St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance, St. Valentine’s Mass and Dinner and Dance, etc.  
Contact: TBD, (203) 438-6538.

CYO Basketball Program

We have a very active basketball program for boys and girls grades five through eight. Our teams compete with other area Catholic Youth Organizations (CYO), as well as school and town teams. Our home court is the Nancy Bossidy Recreation Center in the Saint Mary School building. 
Contact: Jack Jancin, (203) 748-3808

Senior Citizens’ Mass and Luncheon

This monthly get together begins with the Rosary at 11:30 am, followed by Mass and luncheon in our Parish Hall. During the luncheon, we celebrate birthdays and other special occasions as well as holy days and holidays.   
Contact: Religious Education Office (203) 438-7335, religioused@smcr.org 

Sewing & Crafts Guild

Our Sewing & Craft Guild's main activity is to make items for the Fall Festival, which involves expert sewing, knitting, and crocheting. One of the highlights of the Fall Festival is the very beautiful Quilt raffled off during the Festival. All proceeds go directly to Saint Mary Parish.
Contact: Carmel Battista, (203) 438-3482, mabattista@sbcglobal.net 

Welcome Committee

The new parishioner Welcome Committee, currently being formed, provides a warm welcome to new members of Saint Mary Parish by reaching out to them via phone, emails, home visits, and special events.
Contact: Joe Bellacosa, (203)763-1117, bellajwb@gmail.com

A Brick and a Prayer

A gift that will last. Order your special brick customized with the inscription of your choice for placement in the courtyard in front of Saint Mary Church. 
Contact: Maria Arena, (203) 438-6538, ext 110, maria@smcr.org
 

The Pilgrim Virgin

Contact: Elma Stoveken, jstoveken@comcast.net