Service and Support Ministry

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SUPPORT

IHM  Refugee Community

IHM sponsors families who are making a new life for themselves in America. Donating furniture, clothes, services or just a helping hand can make all the difference to new family. In addition, we need parishioners to build relationships with these refugee communities so that navigating the unexpected events of their new life can go smoothly.  To get involved in this ministry, contact Prisilla Baldwin, 241-4477 Ex. 105

 

Sick and Home-bound Ministry

  • Eucharistic Visitors:  These members of Immaculate Heart of Mary carry the Eucharist weekly to those members of Christ’s Body who are unable to attend church. As our community ages, we are always in need of volunteers for this very important ministry.
  •  Meals for home-bound:  For short term needs, our parish offers a meal service to parishioners. Please call if you can prepare a meal and give assistance to a Parishioner who is recovering from surgery. We have an easy meal sign-up service when the need arises.
  • Drivers: On occasion, drivers are needed to bring parishioners to appointments and mass. Please check bulletins for current needs.

Benevolence

This committee responds to the needs that are presented for consideration. Our Pastoral Associate, Prisilla Baldwin, consults with this committee to establish guidelines for financial assistance. All requests are kept confidential. They organize various kinds of drives: food, school supplies, cleaning supplies (after a local disaster), and monetary collections in time of local, national or global disaster.

 

For all Support Ministries please contact Prisilla Baldwin, 241-4477, ext 105

SERVICE

Funeral Buffet

These volunteers prepare and/or serve a buffet lunch for families after the funeral of a loved one. Volunteers are called upon as needed and serve as their schedule allows.

Munch and Mingle

Volunteers help set-up, serve, host and clean-up our  Donut Sundays. We serve every other Sunday from September through early May.  We have a sign-up genius on the website to easily sign up for a date with your spouse and or family. There are two shifts per Sunday. This is a great opportunity to serve the parish and meet your fellow parishioners in a relaxed setting. And the donuts are pretty good too! Click her for sign-up!

God’s Kitchen

This is a great opportunity for friends or families to sign up together to help serve a meal downtown at God’s Kitchen. Click Here to find a date that works for you.  For over 40 years volunteers from IHM help serve  a hot meal the second Sunday every month. We switched over scheduling to the online portal through God’s Kitchen but the mission and service remain the same. Take this opportunity to practice your corporal acts of mercy!

Altar Linens

Persons in this group wash and clean the following:

Purificators: Wash and iron the purificators, corporals and towels used at Mass weekly on a monthly rotation.

Albs and Altar cloths: Wash and iron the altar servers albs  and altar cloths as needed on a monthly rotation.

Baptismal Garments

If you enjoy sewing, this ministry is for you. Help make the little white garments newly baptised babies receive on the altar during Baptism. Sew at home and deliver as needed.

Greeting Cards

Birthday, Christmas and Easter cards are sent to our most special Senior Parishioners over the age of 80. This is a great work from home ministry if you enjoy writing and sending special notes of cheer! You can choose your holiday or birthday months that fits into your schedule.

Heavenly Dusters

These volunteers dust the narthex, sacristy and sanctuary weekly. A more thorough cleaning is done periodically. Individuals are assigned on a weekly rotation about four times a year. The day and time are arranged by the volunteer.

Adoration Chapel Cleaning Angels

Our Adoration Chapel is given a clean sweep every week by our  cleaning Angels. During the weekend when the Chapel is closed volunteers come in on their own schedule to dust, straighten, vacuum and freshen up the chapel and bathroom. A great way to spend a quiet hour serving the parish environment. Service is one or two months a year.

Altar Arrangements, Art and Environment

Volunteers assist in decorating and preparing for the seasonal decor in our church. If you have a gift for decorating or flower arranging please consider this beautiful ministry.

IHM Gardeners

Immaculate Heart of Mary is blessed with a beautiful campus. It certainly takes a lot of effort to maintain and enhance the environment. We are looking for parishioners with a gift for tending gardens, green thumbs and/or landscaping design experience. Zones are assigned and adopted to be lovingly cared for and maintained throughout the year. It could be a family project or a group of friends or just yourself; a time for quiet work. If you have been blessed with gardening skills please consider this joyful calling!

For all Service Ministry information please contact Jane Eggleston 241-4477 ext 107 or stewardship@ihmparish.com