Advocates for Persons with Disabilities
Our parish advocates and encourages persons with disabilities to participate in the ministries of the Church and also work to ensure that parish facilities are accessible.
St. Mary’s Bereavement Group prepares and serves meals to the family and friends on the day of the funeral. Volunteers can donate and/or serve food and assist with set up and clean up.
Duties include coordinating and recording collections and following up with donors. Most of the activity takes place over the eight-week period before and after the appeal that ends around Easter.
Communion for the Homebound
The shut-in and elderly residents of Montgomery Park and Heathwood are able to enjoy the experience of receiving Our Lord through Scripture and Communion each week and once a month during a Mass said by one of our parish priests. Eucharistic Ministers are invited to help in this ministry.
Project Mission India
Founded in 1994 to assist Father Sleeva’s Mission in the Diocese of Nalgonda, India. This support has included funding for Catholic schools, boarding homes for school children and the elderly, a hospital, wells, grain for farmers, emergency family assistance and construction of chapels and low-cost housing.
Supported by an advisory council of nurses and others from the parish, this ministry assists parishioners achieve their unmet healthcare and wellness needs.
Coordinates community and church-based collections to pick up and deliver donations to appropriate organizations and individuals. Some of these projects include the Thanksgiving meals donation, the Christmas Giving Tree, Christmas Mitten Tree, Care Cases and Project Linus. Click here for current opportunities (link to sign up genius.)
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Volunteers pick up food at local grocery stores for delivery to soup kitchens in the Buffalo area. Grocery baskets are made on a weekly basis and distributed to families in temporary need in our immediate area. The second weekend of the month is “We Care – We Share” when donations are accepted at the entrances of the church.