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Parish Pastoral Council Members:

Cathy Kray, Chair
Anna Mae Marschall, Vice- Chair
Bruce Stone, Secretary
Sarah Albright
Michele Klein
Angie Newsom
Chuka Obah
David Weinand



Parishioners are encouraged to contact the PPC via this email:

parishcouncilfeedback
@maternityofmarychurch.org

 

Parish Community

All members of the Maternity of Mary community are invited and encouraged to be active in our parish family.  Listed below are the councils, ministries and social groups that make up our parish community.  Call the parish office, 651-489-8825, for more information.


Ministries

Liturgy Committee

This committee seeks to enhance the liturgy by making it meaningful and prayerful for all who participate. Members are responsible for planning and preparing the church for Sunday liturgies, major feasts and civil holidays.

Altar Servers

Young boys and girls from the fifth grade through High School are invited to serve at the liturgical celebration.  Servers of all ages are also encouraged to work in this ministry by serving at the funeral Masses of our parishioners.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Parishioners volunteer to distribute the Holy Eucharist at Mass and to bring Communion to shut-ins.

Lectors

Trained parishioners perform the ministry of reading the sacred scriptures at Sunday Masses and other liturgical functions. 

Gift Bearers

Parishioners bring up the gifts at the weekend Masses. The entire family is encouraged to participate. Sign-up sheets may be found on the usher's table in the narthex of the church.

Ushers

The ushers are ministers of hospitality at the weekend liturgies. This function is open to both men and women.

Greeting Ministers

These ministers - both men and women - greet each person as he or she comes into the Church. Just as God welcomes His people, so also is everyone welcomed by fellow parishioners as we join with our parish family in worship.

Parish Choir

The Choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. Mass Sundays, September through May. Practices are on Tuesday evenings. New members are always welcome.


Parish Councils and Groups

Finance Council

Appointed parishioners volunteer their expertise in planning and supervising the financial management and resources of the parish.

Primetimers

All parishioners 55 years old and over can join the group on the third Wednesday of the month for Mass and a catered lunch, plus other varied activities. Several tours and a picnic are planned each year.

Young Adult Group

We will periodically include upcoming young adult events in our community in our weekly bulletin.  For more resources, information and events, visit the website for the Archdiocesan Office for Youth and Young Adults. 

Youth Group

The youth of the parish, grades seven through twelve, join together for fun, friendship, service and to share and grow in their faith with other young people in the parish.  For youth events and information check out our Youth Group page.

Respect Life Committee

This committee sponsors various activities, especially in January and October to increase awareness and appreciation of the sacredness and dignity of all human life.

Cribbage

Cribbage is open to anyone in the parish. Sessions are the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the North Hall.  


Community Sharing

First Friday Hospitality

Join us for morning Mass followed by food and fellowship in Sirba Hall the First Friday of every month.

Coffee & Donut Sunday

Coffee and donuts are served in Sirba Hall on the third Sunday of each month after the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses.  If you would like to help set-up and serve, call the parish office. Everyone is encouraged to come, visit and meet new members of our parish family.

Parish Library

The Parish Library is open after each of the weekend Masses and is located in Sirba Hall.  The library offers many books, videos, and other resources for faith building for all ages.  You may search for items in our parish library on-line or please stop in after Mass to see what is available. 

Parish Picnic

Every Fall, Maternity of Mary hosts its annual Parish Picnic.  This is an opportunity to show appreciation to all parishioners for their membership, their volunteering, and their generosity.  Each member of the parish is invited to join for hot dogs, beverages, games and visiting with other fellow parishioners.

MMSA Events for Education

Support our school by attending or donating toward MMSA's Marathon for Catholic Education, Harvest Fest, Spring Fundraiser and other passive fundraisers, including Boxtops for Education.  Funds raised from these directly support the catholic education of our young people.  Contact Maggie Quast, MMSA Principal to see how you can support MMSA!

 

 

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We are a Catholic community which seeks to be a living sign of Jesus Christ in  His saving love for the kingdom.
Thus the people forming the parish family are  called by God to respond to this mission in unity with the Spirit, 
through  their worship, witnessing and service to one another.

 

Church of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin
1414 North Dale Street Saint Paul, Minnesota 55117
Parish Office Phone 651.489.8825    Fax 651.488.4055

info@maternityofmarychurch.org  

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