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.

Peggy McCormick, (360) 678-6536

ADORATION

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

Peggy McCormick, (360) 678-6536

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.

Mike Hay, (360) 678-6536

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) 678-6536

COFFEE HOUR

The Coffee hour program offers an opportunity for our parishioners to socialize after the Sunday Mass. Responsibility of those serving in the program is to prepare the coffee, tea, donuts and juice and leave the hall and kitchen clean.

Lisa Dugger, (360) 678-6536

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).

Mike Hay, (360) 678-6536

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).

Mike Hay, (360) 678-6536

FINANCE COUNCIL

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

Mary A. Waters, (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.

Peggy McCormick, (360) 678-6536

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. All registered individuals and families are welcome to serve in this ministry of hospitality.

Paula Bradshaw, (360) 678-6536

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.

John Hartley, (360) 678-6536

LENT SOUP NIGHT

Lent Soup Nights follow the Stations of the Cross on the Tuesdays during Lent. Parishioners bring their favorite soups to share with fellow parishioners. A collection of monies saved by this sharing is given to Operation Rice Bowl, part of Catholic Relief Services.

Lisa Dugger, (360) 678-6536

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.

Clint Copeland, (360) 678-6536

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.

Peggy McCormick, (360) 678-6536

USHERS

Ushers provide hospitable service at the Mass by helping to keep order and a sense of safety within the worshipping assembly. Their tasks include: assisting parishioners with seating, procuring the gift bearers for the Offertory procession, escort parishioners to Communion and handing out bulletins.

Charles Bates, (360) 678-6536

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.

Peggy McCormick, (360) 678-6536

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) 678-6536

 
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