Parish Ministries

"We are Many Parts,  -

 

We are called to be Christian stewards of our God-given gifts of time, talent and treasure.  In recognizing these gifts, we fulfill God's plan for us and our parish mission of being the real presence of Christ.

Do you want to feel more a part of the parish?  Would you like to get involved?  This page lists the different ministries in which you can fulfill your role and deepen your faith and your relationship with Him.

Please take some time to prayerfully reflect on these opportunities and discern where and how God is calling you to serve him by finding out what ministry best fits your talents, interests and schedule. 

Contact Violeta Juzon at violetaj@stmp.org or 425-743-2929 to guide and connect you with the ministry that you feel called for.

 

Parish Leadership:
 

Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC is involved in most activities and programs affecting the liturgical and spiritual life of the Parish. Click link for brochure.
Pastoral Council brochure

Finance Council
Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish and school. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budget. Click link for brochure.
Finance Council Brochure

Stewardship Commission

Involved in  promoting Stewardship of time, talent and treasure.  They provide Hospitality, Welcoming Brunch, and Ministry Fair. Click link for brochure.
Stewardship brochure


Faith Formation Commission
This commission advises and supports the Pastor and the Faith Formation staff. They assess parish needs and ensure that quality faith formation programs are developed and implemented for the passing on of the Catholic Faith to our children and adults.
Faith Formation Brochure

Youth Commission
 This Commission assists the pastor and youth ministry staff in planning, implementing and evaluating ongoing youth programs.

Justic and Peace Commission
This commission initiates and oversees neighboring outreach programs to further the social justice teachings of the Church.

 Intercultural Commisssion
This commission honors, celebrates, and acknowledges the richness of the ethnic and cultural diversity in our faith community.  To live the real presence of Christ through cultural knowledge and acceptance and letting the gifts of culture enrich the life of the church, community and people.

Liturgy Commission
This commission works closely with the Pastor to support the spirituality and prayers life of the parish community and to ensure that liturgies nourish the life of the parish. 

  

 

 Liturgical Ministry:

Music Ministry
Join together in song, with various choir ensembles.  Saturday 5 pm Masses- Multicultural Choir, Mission Choir, One Voice and St. Frances Choir.  Sunday 8 am, Early Bird, 9:30 and 11:30-Quartet.

Sacristans
Men and women who assist at Mass or Funeral Masses to enhance the worship of our faith community. Duties include preparing the altar for Mass and cleaning the altar following Mass.

Ushers

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

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

Eucharistic Ministers
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound are the most sacred way of participating in Mass.  EMS functions as servants to the body of Christ, God's people.  The primary focus of their ministry is to serve our parish with fidelity, reverence, and love.

 

 

 

 

 We are all One Body"

 

 

Lectors

The lector has the important and priviledged responsibility of proclaiming God's Word at Mass.  Any confirmed parishioenr with good reading skills is encouraged to become a Lector.
Click here for procedures.

Liturgical Linen Service
Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals, and altar linens.

Arts and Environment

This group creates new banners for the various seasons as well as decorating with flowers, etc.  They are also responsible for organizing the cleaning of the church before Christmas and Easter. 

    

Altar Servers
Altar Servers have the special priviledge of assisting the celebrant at Masses, funerals, weddings, and other special occasions.  All Parish children grade 5th and above are eligible to apply.  Four servers are scheduled at each Mass throughout the year.  Altar Serving provides opportunity to be more directly involved in the Liturgy.

Charismatic Prayer Group

The STM Charismatic Prayer Group meets every 2nd Friday of the month for a healing service, intercessory prayers.  Provides teaching in the Spirit or Alive in the Spirit Seminar.

Eucharistic Adoration
Every first Friday of the month  from 9:00am to 8:00 a.m. Saturday. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by volunteers who sign up for one hour or more to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the Monstrance.

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation – Gathering to explore joining the Catholic Faith for those who are unbaptized or baptized in another faith. 

Baptism Preparation
Preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith.

First Communion Preparation

Supports and encourages the parents, the first teachers of the Faith, as they prepare their children for the reception of the Sacraments.  This is accomplished with a parent meeting, work at home with provided materials and a parent and child retreat. 

Confirmation Preparation
Our two-year program consists of a formation  and a sacramental preparation year.  The formation year can be done by attending either a Catholic High School or parish Faith Formation program in the year prior to enrollment in the Sacrament prep program.  The year of Sacramental prep requires attending the Jr and Sr High classes from the beginning of the school year until the Confirmation Mass.

Pastoral Care- Outreach

Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister to the Sick and Homebound
Eucharistic Ministers to the sick bring Communion weekly to the homebound at home, in Assisted Living Facilities, nursing homes or Swedish/Edmonds Hospital.
EM to the Sick Brochure

Consoling Grace
Consoling Grace is a ministry of volunteers whose mission is to provide consolation to parishioners who are grieving the death of a loved one and to build a community support during the time of grief.

Funeral Reception
The Funeral Reception Committe hosts a reception after funerals.  In providing for families at this time of need, we extend God's love and support them in a tangible way.
Matha's Ministry brochure

House Blessing
The pastor and a team of parishioners come to visit and bless the home.  The ritual of House Blessing includes special prayers for every room and is a lovely way to celebrate a new home, a move, or to ask God's blessing on a family home of many years.

  

 

 

   

 

 

   

Administrative Ministry:

Office Receptionist

Volunteers cover the phone
and front door M-Th at the
parish offices, one morning
or afternoon a week.  A warm sense of hospitality is important
as well as the ability to take on ad
ditional light office duties.
Parish Office  volunteer brochure

 

Bulletin Stuffers
Volunteers meets every Friday morning at the parish office for some fun and fellowship while stuffing bulletins.
Parish Office volunteer brochure

Offertory (Money)Counters
A group of volunteers who
meets every Monday morning to count the funds collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers on a weekly rotation.

Parish Office volunteer brochure

Justice and Peace-Outreach
 

Teen Feed
STM volunteers join Teen Feed
in providing meals to homeless youth in the U District.  A group
of parishioners prepare meals
on the 1st and 5th Sundays of every month.

 

Respect for Life
The Respect for Life Committee areas of interest are honoring
the God-given life of every
person from the moment of conception through natural

death.

 

Garden/food bank

The community Garden was established to produce good,
fresh food to be donated to the
food bank.  Committed gardeners willing to take responsibility for a space, grow and harvest, and deliver food to the Lynnwood
Food Bank.

 

Cold Weather Shelter
The Cold Weather Shelter is
an endeavor by the churches
of South Snohomish County to provide shelter to our homeless when the temperature drops to freezing. STM members offer transportation, provide meals
and oversee the shelter during
the night.

Neighbors in Need
Parishioners provide food and fellowhsip on the first Saturday
of the month at Trinity Lutheran Church for the homeless and
those living in cars or other inadequate shelters.  Clothing,
non-perishable food and
toiletries are also distributed.

Other Ministries:

Serra Club
Serrans are dedicated to
their mission: to foster and
affirm vocations to the ministerial priesthood and vowed religious
life in the USA, and through this ministry, further their members' common Catholic faith.

Knights of Columbus
The Fr. Chirouse Council of the Knights of Columbus have supported the Pastor and parish since 1966. They have a long history of service through fundraisers, projecs, and manpower. 

Catholic Daughters of the Americas
The CDA meet monthly and
share friendships while doing charity work and building their
 faith together.

St Vincent de Paul
 The Society of St. Vincent de
Paul is a group of parish
volunteers who are dedicated
to helping those in need, of
any faith, in whatever ways
are necessary and possible.

 

Cursillo
Cursillo in Christianity means short course in Christianity. Cursillo offers a method to
find, form, sustain the link
to Lay leadership for Christ
and His Church.  The 3 days offers a living experience
of Christian Community,
as well as offering an
opportunity to have an
ncounter with self, Christ and others.

Martha's Ministry:

Hospitality/Senior Luncheon
This group hosts Senior
Luncheons every third
Thursday of the month to provide social gatherings for the seniors. 

Martha's Ministry brochure

Hospitality for Sacramental Celebrations

The Sacramental team
provides receptions for each Sacramental events, ex: First Communion, Confirmation 
and Easter Vigil's Baptisms.
 

Martha's Ministry brochure

Welcome Committee

 A team of Volunteers who
greets parishioners in the
Narthex every first Sunday
of the month.

 

Coffee and Donuts

Volunteers serve coffee,
juice and donuts after all
Masses on Sunday mornings
in Dalton Hall.

 

List of Ministries and
Consultative Bodies 2016

Pastoral Council 
Karen Austin 425-741-7066
cr8balance@gmail.co 
            

Finance Council
Richard Pyle 425-742-2608
dick_pyle@hotmail.com

Stewardship Commission
Laura Piispanen 425-771-2787
laurapii@comcast.net

  •  Hospitality
  • Welcome New Comers
  •  Senior Luncheon
  •  Ministry Fair

Faith Formation Commission 
Sharon Guerrero
425-743-2929 ext 114

sharong@stmp.org

  •  Children's Faith Formation
  •  Children’s Liturgy of theWord
  •  First Reconciliation and
  • First Communion Prep
  •  Baptism Prep Class

Adult Formation
Violeta Juzon 425-743-2929 ext113
violetaj@stmp.org

  • Scripture Study
  •  Marrige Prep Program
  • Married Couple's Enrichment

Deacon Deuk Jung
425-743-2929 ext 108
deukj@stmp.org

  • RCIA
  • Liturgical and Theological Formation

Youth Commission
Rebeccah Harmon 
425-743-2929 ext 106
rebeccah@stmp.org

  • Youth and Young Adult Formation
  •  Confirmation Prep Team

Intercultural Commission
Eddie and Ellen Abellera
425- 402-8568
emabellera@comcast.net

  •  Charismatic Prayer Group
  •   ICC Festival

Liturgy Commission
 Kevin Norris 425- 741-1240
kenorris@psfinc.com

 Lectors
                                       Rick Spehar  rs642@wwdb.org

 Ushers
Pat Portolese
pportole@msn.com

Extraordinary Eucharistic
Ministers

Mike and Angela Vu 
                  mikeangelavu@gmail.com

Sacristans
Cathy Reed

Altar Servers
Dave Fairbank  
 dave.fairbank@stms.org   

Music
Debbie Demiero 
debrad@stmp.org

Arts and Environment
Joy Espejo
joyespejo@comcast.net 

Maintenance Commission
Dennis Hoppenstedt 425-778-2287
hoops4evr@gmail.com

Justice and Peace Commission 
Mary Charles 425- 745-0137
march173@msn.com

Teen Feed  
 Jane Alpers

 Feed My Sheep
 Sue Hooper 
     choop06@gmail.com

 Respect for Life
  Carol Nicol

 Garden/Food Bank
Jean and Chris Stevenson

 Cold Weather Shelter
Anita Bate  

Neighbors in Need
Brian Williams

   School Commission
Brian Shick

 

 Parents Club

 School Volunteers

 School Auction

Pastoral Care Outreach
Programs 

Fr. Okumu
fathero@stmp.org  

Funeral Reception 
Cathy Bellande

cathyb@stmp.org

Consoling Grace 
Connie Palmer
Sheila McLean

Extraordinary Eucharistic
Minister to the Sick and
the Homebound

Deacon Deuk, John Alexy,
and Rick Spehar

Administrative Ministry 
 Cathy Bellande/Janice George

Office Receptionist

Money Counters

Bulletin stuffers

Collaborative Ministries

Serra Club

St Vincent de Paul

CYO

Catholic Daughters of
the Americas

 Knights of Columbus
(Blood Drive, etc)

Cursillo

         Long Time Parishioners
John Alexy
jpalexy@earthlink.net
Pat Portolese
pportole@msn.com

Building Campaign 
Karen Hibbert
425-771-9398

k.hibbert11@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

                   

 

          

         

 

           

           

           

            

  
   

 

                                                                       

                                         

           

           

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