St. Mary

Catholic Church - Coupeville, WA

  207 North Main St. - PO Box 1443
     Coupeville, WA 98239
  (360) 678-6536
  (360) 675-9490 Fax
  smbulletin@staugustineoh.org

Ministries

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE HELP

Receptionist help as needed. Duties could include help answer phones, greeting visitors to the office, bulletin stuffing and other light office duties.

St. Augustine Office Staff: (360) 675-2303

ADORATION

Adoration is held after the Thursday, 12:10 pm Mass in the Church. All are welcome to participate.

Bill Knight, (360) 675-2303

ADULT FAITH FORMATION

This ministry initiates and manages the parish's efforts toward the faith formation of the adult community. It plans and promotes an annual calendar of adult faith formation opportunities.

Pastoral Council, (360) 675-2303

ALTAR SERVERS

The ministry of the Altar Server is specifically designed for middle school youth of the parish. They assist the priest with the celebration of liturgical and sacramental services. Initial and ongoing formation is provided. To function in this ministry one must be a baptized member of the Catholic Church, regular (i.e., weekly) in Sunday worship, and living in harmony with the teachings of the Church. Typically this ministry is undertaken by elementary and junior high students, but it is also open to high school and college age students. Altar servers must be able to meet the physical demands required of this ministry and must cultivate a sense of reverence and detail for ritual action.

Maria Mitchell, (360) 675-2303

CHOIR/MUSIC MINISTRY

The choir at St. Mary leads the worshipping assembly in song in our weekly Masses and other major festivals and rites. The choir season runs from September through May, with a short break in January. Instrumentalists are also welcome to play with the choir when appropriate. The music ministry is open to all registered parishioners. There are no auditions, but members are expected to attend weekly rehearsals.

Kathleen Dodge-DeHaven, (360) 675-2303

CLOTHING DRIVE

The On-Going Clothing Drive Ministry is an ongoing effort that supports organizations who are helping those of our community in need. Clothing for children and adults are accepted. Items can be new or gently used. To volunteer for this ministry one can bring clothing to Mass and give it to an usher in the breezeway.

Chris Barrett, (360) 675-2303

COFFEE HOUR

The Coffee Hour ministry offers the parishioners an opportunity to socialize, support, and get to know each other. The ministry leaders reach out to the parishioners in fellowship, support, and faith. Coffee Hour follows the 11:15 Mass at St. Mary and offers coffee and donuts.

Evelyn Novak, Alex & Pat Marks (360) 675-2303

COOKBOOK

The St. Mary Cookbook Ministry is a pastoral project of the parish. During the Covid pandemic, it has been a safe way to continue to build faith and fellowship while leaving a legacy of our hope and faith through sharing our precious recipes. The original cookbook is now complete; however, anyone who would be interested in helping in any way with this ministry is invited to call and share your ideas.

Shari Lowder, (360) 675-2303

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION (E.M.)

Extraordinary ministers of Communion assist the priests (the “ordinary” ministers of communion) with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ. Initial and ongoing formation is provided. To serve in this ministry, one must be a baptized and confirmed member of the Catholic Church, a registered parishioner of St. Mary parish, regular (i.e., weekly) in Sunday worship, and living in harmony with the teachings of the Catholic Church (e.g., if a person is married he/she must be in a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church).

Eileen Morgan, (360) 675-2303

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS TO HOMEBOUND & HOME VISITATIONS

Provides Holy Communion to those unable to attend Mass and arranges for the sick to receive the Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick and Confession, offering spiritual support to them and their families. To serve in this ministry, one must be a baptized and confirmed member of the Catholic Church, a registered parishioner of St. Mary parish, regular (i.e., weekly) in Sunday worship, and living in harmony with the teachings of the Catholic Church (e.g., if a person is married he/she must be in a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church).

(360) 675-2303

FINANCE COUNCIL

The Finance Council is a consultative body which provides the pastor with advice concerning stewardship of parish fiscal resources.

Pat Hernandez, (360) 675-2303

FOOD BANK

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eatů" Matthew 25:35 This ministry serves those in our community in need of food. In union with Gifts from the Heart Food Bank, St. Mary has been serving the community of central Whidbey Island for many years. It is a way to share our blessings on a regular basis with God's people in need. Please hand your food items to one of the Greeters before Mass.

Paula Bradshaw, (360) 675-2303

FUNERAL MINISTRY

Funeral Ministry arranges a reception in the Parish Hall following funeral liturgies upon request of the family. Those who participate in this ministry prepare side dishes such as casseroles, salads or desserts. They also assist in the serving of food and cleaning up after the meal. This ministry is highly appreciated by the families of those who are grieving the loss of loved ones.

Mary Waters, (360) 675-2303

GREETERS

Our mission is to welcome and assist each person as they enter Church and to create a comfortable environment so our parishioners will be able to pray in peace. We provide hospitable service at the Mass by helping to keep order and a sense of safety within the worshipping assembly. Our tasks include: greeting and assisting parishioners with seating, procuring the gift bearers for the Offertory procession, escort parishioners to Communion and handing out bulletins. All registered individuals and families are welcome to serve in this ministry of hospitality.

Chris Barrett, Bill Knight, (360) 675-2303

GROUNDS & MAINTENANCE

Jim Kraft, (360) 675-2303

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

This is a Catholic family fraternal service organization. Members are male parishioners at least 18 years of age. The Knights of Columbus objectives are the support of the Parish and its religious ministries.

Jeremy Wilkins, (360) 675-2303

PASTORAL COUNCIL

The Pastoral Council is a consultative body to the Pastor. The purpose of the Council is to examine, consider and draw conclusions concerning matters under discussion in order to recommend a course of action to the Pastor. It seeks to safeguard and promote the unity of the Parish and to assist in its growth and faith development.

Shari Lowder, (360) 675-2303

READERS

Readers proclaim the Scriptures at Sunday, Holy Day, and weekday Masses and other liturgies as needed. To serve in this ministry, one must be a baptized and confirmed member of the Catholic Church, a registered parishioner of St. Mary Parish, regular (i.e., weekly) in Sunday worship, and living in harmony with the teachings of the Catholic Church (e.g., if a person is married he/she must be married in a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church). Individuals who volunteer for this ministry are expected to have a facility for public reading and must be willing to spend time in private prayer and reflection on the Biblical passage that they will proclaim.

Eileen Morgan, (360) 675-2303

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

St. Augustine: Rowena Harless, (360) 675-2303

ROSARY MINISTRY

The mission of the rosary ministry is to lead the congregation for world peace, for the church, and for their own individual intentions. All parishioners who are interested in leading are welcome to serve. The rosary will begin March 6 at 10:45 am and every Sunday thereafter. If you are interested in leading the rosary, please contact me after mass.

Aida Hartshorn, (360) 675-2303

SACRISTANS

A Sacristan’s ultimate responsibility is to prepare the altar for Mass. Sacristans must be registered and active members of St. Mary. Active parishioners are those that contribute time, talent and/or financial support to the work of the parish on a regular basis. Sacristans must be fully initiated Catholics in good standing (participate faithfully in the celebration of the Eucharist). Training is provided.

Annette Potenziani, (360) 675-2303

USHERS

Our mission is to welcome and assist each person as they enter Church and to create a comfortable environment so our parishioners will be able to pray in peace. We provide hospitable service at the Mass by helping to keep order and a sense of safety within the worshipping assembly. Our tasks include: greeting and assisting parishioners with seating, procuring the gift bearers for the Offertory procession, escort parishioners to Communion and handing out bulletins. All registered individuals and families are welcome to serve in this ministry of hospitality.

Chris Barrett, Bill Knight, (360) 675-2303

WELCOMING

This ministry focuses on welcoming new parishioners to St. Mary by presenting them with a Welcome Basket and introducing them to the parish. The ministry also addresses ways to welcome all people who enter our doors.

Shari Lowder, 360-675-2303

WOMEN OF ST. MARY

The Women of St. Mary is open to all registered women of St. Mary parish. This is a traditional organization uniting Catholic Women in an association of faith and drawing its inspiration from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Altar where the Blessed Sacrament dwells as the Spiritual Heart of the parish.

Janet Rojas, (360) 675-2303

WORKS OF MERCY

The Works of Mercy mission is to confirm our call to be witnesses to the values of charity and justice. Parishioners contribute to fundraisers such as: Rummage sales, Silent auctions and special collections of school supplies and food for the Parish pantry. We help those in crisis within our community and world.

Pat Marks, (360) 675-2303

WORSHIP ENVIRONMENT

Prepare and coordinate the Church and the overall environment of the church in conjunction with the liturgical calendar to enhance worship. Decorate for the various seasons and share your artistic talents.

Annette Potenziani, (360) 675-2303

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