Altar & Rosary Society
The Altar & Rosary Society’s main purpose is to provide for the needs of St. Mary’s Church altar. Activities include: May and October devotion to Mary via recitation of the rosary; hosting the St. Mary Annual Christmas party; support the Silver Springs and Castile NY food pantries; and sponsor a parishioner to attend the annual “March for Life” in Washington. Altar & Rosary members work the snack bar each Friday during Bingo on a weekly basis. Bingo snack bar proceeds support this group’s initiatives. Extra helping hands are always needed at Bingo, so please considering joining a great team. Membership is open to adult Catholics. Meetings are the second Tuesday in the following months: September-December and April-May at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hall. Meetings start in fellowship with a tureen dinner followed by a business meeting and activity. Annual dues are $2.00. For more information, call Linda Momberger at (585) 493-2028.
Rev. Richard W. Blazejewski hosts bible study classes every other Monday at St. Joseph’s Church site in Perry NY. For more information, contact the rectory office at (585) 237-2625. (Use Clark Street entrance, via the handicap access walkway. Bible Study meets in the Library.)
Bingo is played at St. Mary’s Hall, Silver Springs, every Friday at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Besides the regular bingo game prizes, there are special bingo games, and ‘Hot Ball’, pull tab and Queen of Hearts prizes. Interested in joining a great team of volunteers, contact the parish office at (585)237-2625, or see Hank Bush or Diane Smith any Friday evening prior to Bingo.
Catholic Women’s Group
The Catholic Women's Group's goal is to enrich the spiritual, social and intellectual life of its members, in addition to giving financial help to the parish through fund raising. The group hosts church activities such as bake sales, the St. Joseph’s Table, spiritual retreats, guest speakers, plus more. All women of St. Isidore's Parish are invited to participate. The group meets every third Wednesday of the month from September through May at St. Joseph’s Church. To learn more, contact Cindy Lounsbury at (585) 245-1361, or e-mail at email@example.com.
Buildings & Grounds
While St. Isidore’s Parish has grounds contract/services for winter snow removal and summer grass cutting, volunteers are always needed and appreciated to help with making certain the church steps remain clear and ice-free, and weeding and planting the surrounding gardens. Contact the rectory office at (585) 237-2625.
With Pastoral advisement, helpers are needed for specific liturgical seasons. It is extremely helpful for volunteers to come forth to periodically “set up” and also disassemble certain environments (such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc).
Community Life Committee
The Community Life Committee’s mission is to complete Jesus’ command to feed the poor. This group presents lunches and fellowship to the local community at St. Mary’s Hall on the third Wednesday of the month from October through April. Doors open at 11:30 am. Lunches are served at 12:00 pm and are free; donations are accepted. In addition during the summer months, this group provides coffee and donuts to parishioners and visitors after the Sunday morning mass in conjunction with speakers or other special events.
Food Basket Ministry
Assistance is needed to tally the weekend collections. Contact rectory office at (585) 237-2625.
Peace & Justice Committee
The Peace and Justice Committee has a two-fold mission; one of awareness and one of action. This committee aims to communicate to and to make our parish family aware of the needs and problems of others, locally and world-wide, and then by our collective activities, help them to achieve a better life or alleviate pressing problems. Contact: Meghan Hauser, (585) 237-5375, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This ministry offers to knit or crochet shawls for those who are ill, confined to their homes and for those who need the comfort of a prayer shawl. To join this group, or for more information, please contact: Cindy Lounsbury at (585) 245-1361.
Silver Springs Food Pantry
This ecumenical ministry provides food/supplies to individuals and families in need within the local school district. Donations for the food pantry may be left in the entrance to the rectory at St. Mary’s Church, Silver Springs, NY. The food pantry is open each Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Methodist Church next to St. Mary’s Church.
The Silver Springs Food Pantry is an ecumenical endeavor of St. Mary's, the United Methodist Church of Silver Springs and the United Methodist Church of Gainesville. For more information, please contact the Silver Springs Food Pantry directly during their open hours.