Ministries

Mass Ushers & Greeters

Welcoming and assisting Parishioners and Visitors to SS Peter & Paul’s Church is only one of the duties of the Ushers/Greeters.  They collect the Offertory and Special collections, take up the Gifts and pass out the bulletins as people leave Church.  They are there to assist anyone before, during and after the Service.

Choir

There are no try-outs… you just need to enjoy singing!

If you are in Junior High or older we would be glad to have you join us.  Practices are Thursday evenings after the 7:00 Mass. We sing every Sunday and rotate between all three Masses throughout each month.  This allows for the whole SSPP congregation a chance to enjoy our choir.

Funeral Choir

Are you retired or have flexible morning hours?  Voices are needed during a funeral Mass.  Since funerals are unplanned, calls are made to those willing to sing.  Those able to help will attend the 10:00 am Mass.

Church Cleaning

Interested in cleaning God’s house?  The church is dusted and door windows washed once a month.  Cleaning crews, which consist of 3-5 people are on a 3 months rotation, which means you would be cleaning 4 times a year.

Funeral Dinners

When there is a funeral at SS Peter & Paul, the family is given the opportunity to have a dinner provided after Mass.  If they wish to have a dinner, volunteers will be needed.  Funeral dinners can happen on any day.

Needed:

  • Volunteer Coordinators – when a dinner is scheduled, this person will get volunteers lined up
  • 8:00 -10:00 am volunteers – prepare the meal
  • 11:00 - about 1:00 pm volunteers – serve meal and clean up
  • Also need cupcake and cookie bakers

Gollner Guild

Meets every Tuesday from 1:00-3:00 pm in Gollner Hall.  A very informal gathering of parishioners, this group meets each week for fellowship and prayer.  Bring a snack to share and be prepared to make a few new friends!

Senior Brunch

A brunch is prepared one Sunday in May, after the 10:30 Mass, for High School Seniors and their parents.  Volunteers are needed to prep, serve, and clean up for this special occasion for our teens who’ll be heading off to start their future.

Jail Ministry

We are a Catholic Social Care and Prison ministry focusing on providing spiritual support for those in need. We work toward bridging communication with our local law enforcement and social service agencies. 

What We Provide:

  • Letter Writing Ministry
  • Annual book drive donations for use in local jail, shelters, and social care agencies
  • Spiritual Support in various formats 
  • Connections for those in need to the appropriate community social services
  • Ways to foster, and support of, local law enforcement and correctional officers.

We meet every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Gollner Hall.

Lectors & Commentators

Help serve the Parish by Proclaiming the Word of God to the congregation, lead us in intercessions, and make important announcements.  Anyone 18 years of age or older is needed to help at every Mass, both weekdays, weekends and Holy Days.

Eucharistic Ministers at Mass

Participate in the wonderful work of distributing the Body and Blood of Christ to your fellow parishioners.  You can help out at your favorite Mass time on a rotating schedule.

Eucharist Minister for Homebound & Nursing Homes

Help bring the Body and Blood of Christ to the Shut-Ins and Nursing Home Patients the second week of each month.

Open Door

Delivering a Sunday meal to the poor and elderly is a huge job shared by St. Mary’s Parish and SS Peter and Paul Parish.  Food prep is done for a couple of hours on Saturday and soup/sandwiches are put together on Sunday morning.  We also need bakers every week to make desserts, people to bag those desserts for delivery, and people to deliver the over 400 meals prepared each week.

 

Love, Inc Food Pantry

The Huntington County Food Pantry at Love, INC is open 5 days a week for food distribution to people in need.   The Catholic churches work every Monday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. assisting with filling the food requests and helping with any tasks that need to be done.  Usually individuals are scheduled once or twice every 3 months.

RICA Leaders (Rite of Christian Initation of Adults)

The RCIA team consists of confirmed parishioners assisting our candidates and catechumens through a series of lessons adopted for this program.  No formal theological education is needed to be a part of this group.  Meetings are held on Wednesday evenings starting at 6:15 and lasting for approximately 90 minutes.  The program begins each year in late August and extends through Pentecost.

Religious Education Volunteer Teachers & Aids

The SS. Peter and Paul Religious Education ministry is always looking for interested individuals that want to help the children in our parish grow in their faith by teaching Religious Education classes.  This ministry starts in September and ends in May and is on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am until 10:15 am.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Every 8 weeks we have a Red Cross blood drive here at SS Peter & Paul.

Helpers are split into shifts:

  • 1st shift – 7:15-9:15 am
  • 2nd shift – 9:15-12:15 pm

Needed:

  • People to help with registration and showing folks where to go
  • Helping at the Canteen table – aka “treat table”, handing out snacks and juices to those donating.

Altar Servers

The only requirement to be an Altar Server is that you have received your First Holy Communion.  You will receive instruction and practice is done at your convenience.  Third Graders up to High School Seniors are needed.

Welcome Committee

The Welcome Committee meets with new SS Peter & Paul members.  We welcome them into our parish family with a bag filled with parish happenings and a guide to all things Huntington.  Most importantly, we become a familiar smiling face at Mass.  We want everyone, new members and old, to feel like SS Peter & Paul is their home!

Widows of Prayer

The Widows of Prayer are a group of widows who have chosen to dedicate their life to prayers for the Church, for priests and religious, for vocations, and for their families.  They strive to average three hours of prayer a day and they meet together weekly for community and spiritual enrichment.  Meetings are held every Tuesday from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

CIA Youth Group

The Huntington Catholics in Action Youth Ministry serves the parishes of Huntington County for youth in grades 6-12. 

Adults from the age of 18-99 (and beyond) who enjoy working with teens, that meet eligibility requirements including passing a state background check, can volunteer with our youth ministry program.  If you are interested, we are in need of volunteers who can assist in the following areas:

  • Small group mentors - groups will meet once a week.
  • Youth Group Mentors for Sunday Night’s from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • After School Mentors Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
  • Meal Donations
  • General donations

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Wedding Coordinator

Do you love Weddings?  The Church wedding coordinator works with the Bride and Groom on guidelines and questions about getting married in the Catholic Church.  Duties include:

  • Meet at the Church if they need to before the planned date
  • Help with the rehearsal the day before the wedding
  • Arrive 1 hour before the wedding ceremony to help in any way
  • Stay for the wedding in case any needs arise
  • Be there after the wedding to make sure the Church is back in order.

Christmas Giving Tree

For nearly 20 years now, our parish has shown incredible generosity by helping the less fortunate through our Giving Tree Ministry.   We are looking forward to another holiday season filled with opportunity to help others.  Our traditional adoption of families, providing Christmas gifts and/or groceries takes a lot of helping hands.

 

 
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