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Ministries

Music Ministry

Join together in song, under the talented direction of our choir director. There are opportunities to be a member of a choir in both parishes or to be a cantor. For more information please contact our Director of Music Jayson Cote at jcote@ola-smg.org or 781-598-4313 x204. 

My Brother's Table

Several times during the year, parishioners host a dinner for people who might go without an evening meal at our My Brother's Table in Lynn.

Volunteers can sign up for the whole day or specific time slots:

  • Entire Program:  1:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Food Prep:  1:30 - 4:30 PM
  • Serve/Clean:  4:30 - 7:30 PM

Those who are interested should contact Nadine Ritchie.

In conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul, parishioners also serve supper at MBT on the last Thursday of every month.  For more information, please contact Mike at 617-510-7139.

Eucharistic Adoration

Wednesdays from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM at St. Maria Goretti Parish. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by parishioners to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the Monstrance.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus are an integral part of our faith community and are one of the oldest Catholic fraternal societies with charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism as its principles. Contact Ken Kasprzak regarding activities and membership, at 781-530-0612 or KennethKasprzak@sbcglobal.net.

Men's Spirituality Group

The Men’s Spirituality Group for the Lynnfield Catholic Community meets on on the first and third Saturday mornings each month from 7:45 to 8:45AM at St. Maria Goretti Parish Hall. The format for these gatherings is simple: some initial social time, the reading of the upcoming Sunday’s gospel, faith sharing and some intercessory prayer.  All men from both parishes are welcome and encouraged to give it a try! 

Finance Council

Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish and school. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budgets.

Offertory Counters

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers about once a month.

Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC is involved in most activities and programs effecting the liturgical and spiritual life of St. Maria Goretti Parish and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.

Senior Altar Server

Men and women who assist at Mass or Funeral masses to enhance the worship of our faith community.

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets Thursdays 11-12:30AM in OLA Dining Room on First & Third Thursday of the Month.  For more information, please call Carol Farina or via email.

Justice for Jesus

This social justice group's mission is to follow Jesus as doers of the Word, to realize his vision of justice for the poor and marginalized in society.  Although sometimes this work manifests itself in asking people to “give” tangible items such as clothing or alms, what we’re truly seeking to “give” is justice for Jesus and to focus on following His example.  This means that nobody will ask you to do anything; members only need respond as they feel called by Christ.

For more information, contact Linda Beaver at linda.beaver21@gmail.com.

Youth Ministry

Our youth ministry program is a great way for young people to participate in the life of our faith community.  And we are are always looking for adults to chaperone young people on outings.  For more information, contact our Youth Minister Stephen Gannon at sgannon@ola-smg.org or 781-598-4313 x208

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society helps families with emergency support for needs such as food and home heating. Additionallly, the group supports a number of local charities including the Greater Lynn Food Bank. The Lynnfield Conference meets once a month at Our Lady of the Assumption Church.  For more information, please contact Mike Kwiatek.

Altar Server

Boys and girls from grade 4 and above who assist the priest at the liturgy.

Eucharistic Minister

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.

Greeter

Parish volunteers who warmly welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass.

Lector

Reader who proclaim the Scriptures at Mass and other services.

Sacristan

Duties include preparing the altar for Mass and cleaning the altar following Mass.

Usher

Volunteers who assist people to their seat if necessary. They also take up the collection.

Please note:

Protecting God’s Children

All clergy, staff members, and volunteers are required to attend a Virtus—Protecting God’s Children training session, an Archdiocese-sponsored program that teaches an awareness of those persons and situations which could endanger our children. The state also requires volunteers to submit a yearly CORI form

 

 

 

 

Collaborative Parish Pastoral Council

Len Morrison, Vice Chair

Christopher Barrett, Elizabeth Basile, Piri Collard, Anthony Della Piana, John DiBello, Jim Fagan, Mark Ferri, Patty Glennon, Larry Guinee, Anthony Guerriero, John Lozada, Dennis Rogers, Janine Saldanha

Collaborative Facilities Committee

Daniel MacIntyre, Chair

Paul DiBiase, Marlene Hoyt, David Moynihan, Rich Quade, Bob Tina, Dan Whelan

OLA Parish Finance Council

financecommittee@ola-smg.org

Richard O’Connor, Chair

Maria Caruso, David McCarthy, Karen McGarrahan, Nick Restuccia

SMG Parish Finance Council

financecommittee@ola-smg.org

Richard O’Connor, Chair

Joseph Bartolotta, Gregory Bruno, David Geary, Robert Johnson

Development Committee

Maryanne Rooney-Hegan, Co-Chair

Richard Mazzola, Co-Chair

Elizabeth Basile, David Drislane, Elena Drislane, Elaine Frontero, Jon and Teri Hall, Beverly Merritt, Kevin Dillon, Paul Halloran, Len Morrison

 

 


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