MINISTRIES

 

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Adult Altar Servers: 

For adults, men and women, who are available for weekday Masses and funerals.

Contact:   Charles Guillemette (HG)

Phone:      781-857-3064 (home) or 508-521-0884 (cell)

Contact:   Colleen Booker  (SB)

Phone:      781-878-0900

Altar Servers:

For boys and girls grade 3 through college.

Contact:   Ray Fell (HG) (Coordinator)

Phone:     781-447-0224

Contact:  Cheryl D’Antonio (SB) – (Scheduler & Trainer)

Phone:     781-871-1570   

Contacts: Jason Schreiner (SB) (Trainer)

Phone:     781-812-8774

 

 

CHOIRS:

 

Adult Choir:  
“The Singing Servants at Holy Ghost”

Sing at the 10:30AM  Sunday Mass and special Masses throughout the year. Open to all adults who enjoy singing; ability to read music not a requirement.

Contact: Bill Healey (HG)

Phone:  781-447-3001

Meeting times: Rehearsals on Tues. evenings, 7PM, Upper Church

 

St. Bridget’s Adult Choir:

Sings at the 4:00 Mass on the third Saturday of each month and at special Masses throughout the year.  Open to all adults who enjoy singing. 

Contact:  Carrie Bates (SB)

Phone:   781-878-5410

Meeting times: Rehearsals at 3:00 pm on the Saturdays the Choir sings.   

 

(HG)Children’s Choir 

Sings at the 10:30AM Mass on 1st Sunday of the month

 For boys and girls grades 3 through 8.

Contact: Margaret Healey(HG)

Phone:    781-447-3001

Rehearsal times:  1st  Sundays, 9:30AM, Upper Church

 

(SB) Youth Choir

Sings at the 9:00AM Sunday Mass from October through June.  Our mission is to encourage young parishioners to pray twice with music that inspires them.  All are welcome, grades 2-12.

Contact: Jessie Duncan (SB)

Phone:    781-974-5043

Contact: Elaine O’Neill (SB)

 Rehearsal times: Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the Church

 

Baptism Preparation

This ministry instructs parents who will have their first child baptized how to better raise the child in the faith.  The sessions will be conducted once monthly by rotating teams of volunteers.

Contact:  Deacon Jim McLaughlin

Phone: 781-447-4421(HG)

             781-878-0900 (SB)

 

Bible Study

Contact: Bill Sheehan (HG)  

Phone: 781-248-9163

Location: Father Glennon Hall

 

Contact: Martha Craft  (SB)    

Phone: 781-878-1116

Location: Rectory Meeting Room

 

Blessed Virgin Mary Sodality

An organization of women devoted to the Blessed Mother, in service to the church and promotion of stewardship.

Contact:  Dot Conlon(HG)

Phone:     781-447-2973

Meeting times:  First Monday of the month 7 pm    Fr. Glennon Hall

 

Boy Scout Troop 22 and Cub Scout Pack 22 

A Christian-based organization for boys in grades one through twelve. Helps to build respect of God and country.

Contact:     Gina McCollem                           

Contact:     Mike Warner

Meeting times: Most Thursdays 7-9 pm, Spellman Center

Website: http://www.t22whitman.org

 

Bulletin 

Prepared weekly for distribution at all Masses each weekend.  Parish groups and ministries are invited to submit items for publication. Deadline is Tuesday by 11AM to be included in the coming week's bulletin.  Submit items by email or by leaving copy at rectory.

Contact: Colleen Booker

Phone: 781-878-0900

  

 

Chaplet of Divine Mercy 

Recited by parish participants. 

Contact: Deacon Joe Nickley

Phone:  781-447-4421 (rectory)

Meeting times: Tuesday 7 pm, lower chapel (HG)

 

Coffee Hours:

 

First Friday Coffee Hour: 

Social gathering after the First Friday 9:00 Mass for coffee, conversation, and fun.

Contact:  Terry McDonough (HG)

Phone:     781-447-4671 (Terry)

Sunday Coffee Hour

Social held in Saint Bridget’s Hall following 9am Sunday mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.

Contact:  Rick Fraser

Phone:     781-363-0224

Counting of Collections:

Adults and older students who count the Mass collections on a weekly basis. 

(HG) Sunday or Monday as individual schedules allow

Contact:   Charles Guillemette

Phone:      781-447-4221 (rectory)

(SB)  Sundays following Masses

Contact:   Parish Secretary

Phone:      781-878-0900

The Cunniff Pine Street Inn Food  Group 

Prepares and delivers meals for men at the Pine Street Inn on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

Contact:    Paul Stokinger

Phone:       781-789-6509

Contact:    Carol Kryzanek  

Phone:       781-447-3761

Meeting times: 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:30AM, Spellman Center Kitchen, September thru June.

 

CYO 

For students in grades 8 through 12.  Provides both social and service-related activities. 

Contact:    Jennifer Cleary

Phone:       781-447-1455

Contact:    Dot Conlon

Phone:       781-447-2973

Contact:    Terry McDonough

Phone:       781-447-4671

Meeting Time:  2nd & 4th Friday Evenings in the Spellman Center

 

Dynamic Catholic Outreach Program

To be the innovative leader in the New Evangelation, helping Catholics and their parishes become the_best_version_of_themselves.

Be Bold. Be Catholic.

for more information go to www.DynamicCatholic.com

Contact:   Joseph Iannone, Parish/Collaborative Champion

Phone:     781-447-4558

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Eucharistic Ministers

Adults and invited older students who distribute Holy Communion during liturgy and to the sick.

Contact:   Elaine Melisi (HG)  (Scheduler)

Phone:     781-447-2169

Contact:  Cheryl D’Antonio  (SB) (Scheduler & Trainer)

Phone:     781-871-1570   

Contacts: Jason Schreiner (SB)  (Trainer)

Phone:     781-812-8774

First Saturday – Family Healing from Addictions

Are you or your loved one suffering from addiction?  Join us for one hour and experience the healing power of prayer and forgiveness in the presence of Jesus in the Holy Blessed Sacrament.  Intercessory Rosary/Prayer and a guest speaker to give a faith witness of healing and hope. 

Location: Divine Mercy Chapel lower church Holy Ghost.  

Date: 1st Saturday of Month

(2015 12 noon to 1pm Fellowship lunch from 1-2 PM)

(2016 Promptly 11am-12noon Fellowship lunch  from noon to 1 PM)

Contact: Family Healing Ministry/Karen McWilliams

Phone: 603-682-7933

Five First Saturdays Devotion

Follows Jesus’s request to honor His Mother, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, ”so many souls will be saved and there will be peace”.  Beginning with the Rosary at 9am and exposition of the Blessed  Sacrament with a 15 minute meditation afterward.

Contact:   Mary Rinkulis

Phone:      781-524-1472

Location:  Divine Mercy Chapel (lower church HG)

 

 

 

Food Pantries

A place for Abington & Whitman residents in need to get assistance with food provided through donations. 

Food Pantry (HG)

Contact:   Bruce Perry-St. Vincent de Paul

Phone:      781-447-8560

Email:       N/A 

(SB)  St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

Contact:   Brian Sullivan

Phone:      781-878-1194

Email:       N/A

 

Funeral Servers

Adult altar servers who serve at funerals.

Contact:   Charles Guillemette(HG)

Phone:      781-857-3064 or 508-521-0884 (cell)

Contact: Colleen Booker (SB)

Phone: 781-878-0900

Instrumentalists

Adults or high school students who play musical instruments, from traditional orchestral instruments to guitar, bass, keyboard and percussion.  

Contact:  Bill Healey(HG)

Phone:  781-447-3001

Intercessory Prayer Group

Any interested person wishing to pray for those who have requested prayers, pro life, and addiction crisis.

Contact:  Judy Morse

Phone:  (H) 781-878-7758   (C) 617-943-0583

Email:  N/A

Contact:  Clare Callahan

Phone:  508-994-7759

Meets on Mondays at 3PM in the Chapel at Holy Ghost

 

Knights of Columbus Cardinal Spellman Council #347

The largest Catholic organization in the world founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity.  (Grand Knight, TBA in Sept.)

Contacts:   James Callahan  Grand Knight

                   Larry Roache, Custodian

Phone:       781-447-9061   For Hall Rental: 781-447-0095

Meeting times:   6:30 PM, 2nd & 3rd Tuesdays, K of C Hall

 

 

Knights of Columbus Abington Council #5254

Contact:        Michael Fiorentino, Grand Knight  (SB)

Hall Rental:  Bill Sampson  

Phone:           781-878-9863

 

 

Knights of Columbus Rockland Council

Contact: Paul Walsh, Grand Knight (SB)

Phone:  617-719-6505

Lectors  

Youth through adults who proclaim the word of God during liturgical celebrations.  Training provided

Contact:    Elaine Melisi (HG) (Scheduler & Trainer)

Phone:       781-447-2169

Contact:     Cheryl D’Antonio  (SB) (Scheduler & Trainer)

Phone:        781-871-1570   

Contacts:    Jason Schreiner (SB)  (Trainer)

Phone:         781-812-8774

       

Ministry for the Homebound

Contact:  Parish Secretary

Phone: 781-447-4421(HG)

Phone: 781-878-0900(SB)

Monday Family Rosary 

Every Monday night 7pm  

Contact:                      

Phone:     

 

Parish Lending Library 

Offers spiritual reading for adorers of the Blessed Sacrament and for the parish community.

Contact:   Martha Ea  (HG)

Phone:      781-447-6713

 

Perpetual Adoration

Adorers who individually spend an hour a week before the Blessed Sacrament in the lower chapel.

Contact:   Joanne Sullivan (HG)

Phone:      781-857-2359

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knit and crochets prayer shawls for the sick and others in need of comfort and God’s love. (blessed shawls available at rectory for parishioners who would like one)

Contact:   Jan Guillemette (HG)

Phone:     781-857-3064

Meeting times: After 9AM Mass on the First Friday of the month, Fr. Glennon Hall.

 

Pro Life Committee

Coordinates all Pro Life Activities

Contact: Sheila McKenna (HG & SB)

Phone: 781-447-5657

Sponsors an annual January “Baby Shower” for the unborn. (Baby Shower info only)

Contact:   Lynn Kenn (HG)

Phone:     508-378-7431

 

Quilting Ministry

Sews comfort quilts for those in need in our communities.

Contact:    Rose Perry                      

Phone:      781-871-7125

Meeting times: 3rd Friday of each month 9:45 am to 2:00 pm in The Friary Building at Saint Bridget

 

Religious Education

Provides religious education in the Catholic faith for students in grades one through ten, with primary focus on First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation.

Contact:    Anne Fennell (SB) 1-6

Phone:       781-878-5950

Contact:     Cathleen Smith (HG) 1-6 and  Confirmation 7-10

                    (Collaborative)

Meeting times: Varies according to grade level. 

 

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)   

This ministry prepares adults to enter the Catholic Church.  It also prepares Catholic adults who have not received the sacraments of Holy Eucharist or Confirmation to receive these sacraments.

Contact:  Deacon Jim McLaughlin  

Phone:     781-878-0900

Rosary for Priest and Vocations to Priesthood

Contact:  Martha Ea                      

Phone:     781-447-6713  

Email:  

Meeting times: Saturday 8:30-9am in HG chapel.

 

Sacristans  

A team of parishioners who prepare the altar area for celebrations, including seasonal decorations and special occasions.

Contact:  Janice Guillemette(HG)

Phone:    781-857-3064

Contact:   Colleen Booker   (SB)

Phone:     781-878-0900

Scholarship Committee: 

Chooses applicants for Whitman High School Scholarships. 

Contact:   Charles Guillemette

Phone:      781-857-3064

Cell:         508-521-0884

Meeting times: once or twice a year to review applications and award scholarships

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society

Group of Catholics dedicated to providing personal help to people in any kind of need.

Contact:  Bruce Perry (HG)

Phone:     781-447-8560

Contact:  Brian Sullivan (SB)

Phone:     781-878-1194

Email:      N/A

 

The World Apostolate of Fatima

Archdiocese of Boston Mission is to promote the Message of Fatima to obtain world peace though Our Lady’s requests.

Contact:   Lynn Kenn 

Phone:     508-378-7431 

Ushers and Greeters

Welcome parishioners before, during, and after mass and help with the weekly collections.

Contact:   Elaine Melisi (HG)

Phone:      781-447-2169

Contact:    Joe D’Antonio (SB)

Phone:       781-871-1570  

YES Ministry: Youth Enrichment Service and Family Ministries

Service opportunities for families and the youth of the Parishes of Holy Ghost and St. Bridget.

 

  1. Sunday Liturgy: Altar Server, Music/Choir, Usher, Greeter, Gift Bearer.

  2. Prayer Partners/Parish Outreach: The group will come together once a month to send cards, make calls and pray the Rosary for our parishioners who are ill or homebound and for the intentions in our parish prayer books. 

  3. Disciples in Mission Leadership Program: An invitation to all confirmation candidates to train in various ministries within the parish communities as they are preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.  As confirmed Catholics they will have received the purposeful training to then begin to “put their faith into action” as leaders within their parish community and beyond. 

  4. Family Ministry: This ministry will serve as greeters to welcome parishioners before Mass.  Families will be scheduled along with the Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Altar Servers. 

  5. The Prayer Chalice:

          I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the

          Name of the Lord    Psalm 116:13

 

The purpose of this ministry is to pray for increased vocations into the priesthood and the deaconate.  You may include your personal intentions during your prayer time as well as those of your parish community. 

A schedule will be in place and families will receive a chalice to be placed in a prominent place in their homes, along with a Prayer for Vocations.

Contact:  Cathleen Smith

Phone:    781-878-5950

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