Responsible for weekly cleaning, ironing and maintenance of altar linens as outlined by Church rules.
Deanna Plocki, 763-2821
A group of men and women who show compassion and caring to those who have lost a loved one by providing a luncheon at St. Mary’s for those who have assisted at the funeral liturgy.
Bookstore & Gift Shop
St. Mary Bookstore is scheduled to be open:
Saturday: 4pm – 7pm
Sunday: 9am – 1pm
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 3pm
PLEASE NOTE: All Bookstore Staff are volunteers.
During the week, it is best to call ahead in case a volunteer is unable to
cover their shift or find a replacement.
David Latham, Coordinator
Parish Office – 762-5491, x100
ESL or English as a Second Language
ESL or English as a Second Language serves adults of any nationality who wish to learn our language. The program enables its students to understand, speak, write, and read English under the direction of trained educators who volunteer their services for the love of God.
Students’ needs are met at the level they enter the program- beginners who know no English, somewhat knowledgeable persons or more advanced students.
For more information, please contact Dé Corbett (910) 232-2745
Volunteers work with the parish and school staff on minor cleaning, maintenance and repair projects as needed. The projects are coordinated through the Campus Manager. With a campus as large as St. Mary’s, a wide variety of skills are needed to maintain the properties:
Landscaping and Yard Work
Weekly lawn and garden maintenance includes mowing, trimming, edging, weeding, raking and pruning . These tasks are scheduled regularly and can be completed on weekdays or weekends. Occasionally, larger landscape projects require additional volunteers.
Painting and Carpentry
Painting projects are ongoing and carpentry skills are needed for minor repairs and maintenance.
Our historic buildings and perimeter walls require maintenance and repair. Volunteers proficient in brick and tile work are needed.
Father Ryszard Kolodziej, 762.5491 x111, oversees the Finance Council. Also, Weekly collection Counters on Monday to count and deposit the Weekend collections, under the direction of Sharon Marren, 762.5491 x158, the Business Manager of the Parish.
During 9:30 Liturgy, volunteers care for toddlers in the Nursery.
John Walsh – 762.5491 x114
Assist with daily office duties on a flexible schedule during regular office hours
Parish Office, 762-5491, x113
St. Mary Catholic School
Volunteers from the Parish may be used to staff the door for students entering Tileston and in the Library, or to share other gifts with the School Community.
Joyce Price, Principal – 762.5491 x153
The Sister Isaac Center
Volunteers provide food, clothing, household articles and financial assistance to those in need, The Office hours are Monday thru Thursday, 9am to 11:30am.
Mary Ann Kotas – 762-5491 x135
Stewardship and Development
The Stewardship and Development Committee strives to gain financial support for various Parish programs and ministries. Stewardship and Development Office volunteers help in a wide variety of areas:
• Public Relations
• Parish Fall festival
• Tileston School restoration projects
• General fundraising
• St. Mary School Marketing, Recruitment & Development
• BAA – Bishop’s Annual Appeal
• “Serving God By Serving Others” Capital Campaign
• Planned Giving and Estate Planning
Liturgical Wedding Assistants come to rehearsals (usually Friday evenings) and weddings (usually on Saturdays). They collect fees and gifts, greet wedding couples and their families and friends, assist grooms and others with boutonnières, set up unity candle tables, advise florists, ensure women of the wedding party get to the church on time from the Tileston Complex, open doors for the wedding parties, help clean up the church after weddings, etc.
Assist by answering phones and greeting visitors to the parish offices.1/2 Day shifts available, Monday – Friday. Office hours 9am-4pm
Parish Office, 762-5491, x113