All of us are important and necessary in Christ's body; which is the Church.
You are warmly invited to become active in one of our many ministries.
Let us serve one another so our light in Christ may shine and others may give glory to God.
Could you not watch one hour with Me? Matthew 26:40
Eucharistic Adoration is held at St. Joseph Church, Perry NY, the Thursday before the first Friday of every month. Benediction begins at 7:00 p.m. Learn more.
It’s truly an honor serving and assisting through the Holy Hour of Mass. You are eligible to join the ministry of Altar Serving - if you received your First Holy Communion. To learn more, contact Renee Koziel at (585) 237-5136 (St. Joseph’s site), or Denis Berwanger at (585) 493-5542 (St. Mary’s site.)
In chapels throughout the world the people of the Divine Mercy Ministry are praying the Chaplet for the sick and dying and are part of an International Registry established by the Ministry. St. Isidore’s Divine Mercy ministry is available to pray the Chaplet for your loved one. For prayer, or to join this powerful prayer group, contact: Diane Schreiber (585) 237-5999 email: email@example.com Learn more.
Eucharistic Ministers prayerfully serve the people of Holy Family by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during Eucharistic celebrations. If you are interested in serving, you must be a fully initiated Catholic, having celebrated the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. For more information on becoming a Eucharistic Minister, contact the rectory office at (585) 237-2625.
The ministry of lector is one of the most visible roles of service at liturgy. Our parish appreciates all of you who are willing to take that ministry seriously and with great dignity. Lectors should have received their First Holy Communion and be living a good sacramental life in good standing with the Catholic Church. To join the team of Lectors, contact: John Foote (St. Mary’s site) at 585-493-2701 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Betsy Colón (St. Joseph’s site) at (585) 237-5136 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Music is an essential part of the liturgical life of the parish. Saint Augustine says, The one who sings, prays twice. If you feel a strong call to share your faith through the giving of your time and talent to our music program, there are multiple opportunities available, please contact the parish rectory at (585) 237-2625, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Instrumentalists that play on an “as needed” basis are welcome throughout the year.
Religious Education Classes are held from September through May of each year, for grades K-6 at St. Mary's and grades 1-6 plus Confirmation at St. Joseph's. To register your child for classes, contact Karen Almeter (585) 322-7252 for St. Mary's, or Janet Bonarski (585) 237-2666 for St. Joseph's.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
RCIA is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices. To learn more contact Deacon Daniel G. McGuire (585) 786-5215.