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.
The Gift Shop is closed indefinitely at this time due to damage from Hurricane Florence
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,910-762-5491 x-100, oversees the Finance Council.
Assist with daily office duties on a flexible schedule during regular office hours
Parish Office,910-762-5491, x-113
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 – 910-762-5491 x-140
The Sister Isaac Center
The Sister Isaac Center is offering limited assistance by appointment only. Call 910-782-4021.
We are not accepting donations of material goods until further notice.
Mary Ann Kotas – 910-762-5491 x-135
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