PARISH OUTREACH PROGRAM
Reaching out to help those in need presents a unique opportunity for our parishioners to bring Our Lord with them whenever they do something for someone in need. Program volunteers assist the elderly, the infirm, and the house-bound of the parish with many of their daily routines, both physical and spiritual.
PEER MINISTRY AND YOUTH MINISTRY
St. Theresa’s Peer Ministry Program : Any Confirmed High School Juniors and Seniors are welcome to join. The main requirement for Peer Ministry is the desire to be a Peer Minister. Team Members plan the content and activities for numerous faith themed presentations intended to inspire students currently enrolled in the Religious Education Program. Peer Ministry meetings are 60 minutes and are generally held once a month through April. We work hard but meetings are usually lively and also a lot of fun!! If you are willing to make a commitment, to share your faith and opinions give serious thought or a bit of quiet reflection to the idea of becoming a St. Theresa Peer Minister.
Is God calling you to share some gift of your faith - big or small?
St. Theresa's Youth Ministry Program (formerly CYO):
We look forward to fun events for all High School age young adults in the upcoming year. Stay tuned for more information as the school year approaches.
Contact Ellen Klein Peer Ministry and Youth Ministry Director
By proclaiming the Word of God in the Scriptures, and by announcing the General Intercessions, members of the parish participate in the liturgy in a special way. For more information please contact the Rectory (617) 325-1300 or email@example.com.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
This ministry was developed by the Church to aid the Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, the priests, in distributing Holy Communion at parish liturgies and to the sick and shut-ins of the parish. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are selected by the priests of the parish, who provide the necessary training. For more information, please contact the Rectory (617) 325-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys and girls in the parish, in Grade 4 and older, are invited to participate in the liturgical celebrations in the special role of altar servers. Training sessions are provided on a regular basis. Contact Cathy Carrigan for more information at 617-325-1300 or email her at email@example.com
As Ministers of Liturgical Hospitality, ushers welcome and assist parishioners at weekend liturgies and other special functions. This ministry emphasizes greeting parishioners when they enter the church, assisting them to their seats if necessary, taking up the collections, and distributing the parish bulletins. Parishioners 18 years of age or older are invited to participate, Contact the Rectory at (617)325-1300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ministry of the Sacristan provides vital services to the parish community by preparing the Church and Sanctuary for each liturgical celebration. The weekend Sacristan typically works one shift per month based on his/ her availability. This ministry provides the individual volunteer with the opportunity not only to offer a valuable service to Saint Theresa’s Parish, but also to grow a closer relationship with Our Lord in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information contact: Larry Fagan at (617) 325-3496 or email him at email@example.com.
At St. Theresa’s, cantors and choir members are volunteers who offer their gifts in service to the parish and participate in ongoing training and rehearsals. Is there a place for me or members of my family? Yes, everyone has a place. We have a Children’s Choir for students grades 2-4; Choristers is for students grades 5-9, and Parish Choir is for high school age students and adults of all ages. Adults and children can train to be parish cantors. Singing and music have been central to our tradi-tion and history. Most importantly, each and every worshipper is encouraged to engage in sung participation in the liturgy. For more information contact the music director, Brandon Santini at firstname.lastname@example.org or the music office: 617-325-1300 x 126.