There are many ways to be involved in the life of our parish. Scroll down to find out more information about the various ministries and groups that St. Catherine’s has to offer.
Join the Altar Guild
The Altar Guild is the ministry of preparing the sanctuary for worship and is done largely “behind the scenes” by members who are faithfully on duty at the altar year round. The duties of the Guild involve the preparation of the sanctuary for Eucharist on Sundays, Wednesdays, feast days, and other special occasions, including weddings, funerals, and baptisms. Altar Guild members provide setup and cleanup for services throughout the week. The Altar Guild also cares for the linens and vessels used in the Eucharist, as well as brass furnishings, altar frontals, vestments, and other liturgical garments. For more information, please contact the chair of the Altar Guild, Cathy Cawthon.
Assist in Worship
There are many ways to serve in worship on Sunday mornings. Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) assist at the Altar by serving as chalice bearers during the administration of Holy Communion. Lectors read the lessons from Holy Scripture that are appointed for the day. Intercessors lead the Prayers of the People, and Greeters serve as ushers for the day and assist in welcoming visitors and newcomers. If you would like to assist in worship, please contact Father Eric Mancil for more information.
Join the Daughters of the King
The Catherine of Sienna Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) was instituted on May 201, 2015. The DOK is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of prayer, service, and evangelism. Each member undertakes a Rule of Life and incorporates into her life the Rule of Prayer and the Rule of Service. They are a valuable and vital group of women at St. Catherine’s. If you would like to know more information about the Daughters of the King, including information on how to join, please contact the chaplain, Father Frank Young.
Join the Men’s Breakfast Group
The Men’s Breakfast Group at St. Catherine’s meets on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 am until 10:30 am. There is a sign-up sheet in the Annex if you would like to volunteer to provide breakfast throughout the year. For more information, contact Scott Reimer.
Join the Canasta Group
The Canasta Group meets weekly on Fridays from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, you are welcome to join this group for fun and fellowship. Contact Sylvia Rath for more information.
Sing in the Adult Choir
The Adult Choir helps lead the congregation in singing hymns and sung portions of the liturgy on Sundays during the 10:30 service. In addition, the Choir sings for various special services throughout the year. Regular weekly rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am in the Choir Room. For more information about joining the Choir, please contact our Organist/Choirmaster, Matthew West.
Participate in Outreach
The Outreach Committee at St. Catherine’s responds to the needs of those in our community and the world, and there are a variety of opportunities to help. For more information about our outreach ministries, visit our Service and Outreach page. To get involved, contact the head of our Outreach Committee, Bill Wheeler.
Assist with Special Events
At St. Catherine’s, we love to celebrate special occasions, and our Parish Life Committee is responsible for planning those events. If you would like to know more about how to get involved with Parish Life, please contact the head of that committee, Pam Kimball.
Host a Coffee Hour
We are always looking for individuals and families to help host Coffee Hour after the 10:30 service on Sundays. If you would like to contribute to this ministry, there is a sign-up sheet located in the Annex. For more information, please contact our parish administrative assistant, Julie Seal.
Donate Flowers for Worship
If you would like to make a special contribution for flowers at the Altar on Sunday mornings, there is a sign-up sheet located in the Annex. Donations may be made in the form of a memorial or thank offering, which will appear in the weekly service bulletin on the designated Sunday. Please contact our parish administrative assistant, Julie Seal, for more information.
Help with the Community Garden
The Chelsea Community Garden was established to provide a place for members of the community to garden organically. Work groups meet periodically throughout the year to do things like raise fences, spread mulch, clear under brush, and work on irrigation. Those who use the garden are encouraged to donate extra produce to the Beans and Rice outreach ministry at St. Catherine’s. For more information about the community garden, please contact Brent McLarty.
Participate in ECW (Episcopal Church Women)
ECW (Episcopal Church Women) gathers once per month for snacks and drinks at a local restaurant in Chelsea. Times and dates are announced monthly. For more information about ECW, please contact Susan Malon.