OUR MINISTRIES

Ministry at Saint Paul Parish is more than “volunteering” to do something. To serve the parish is using your God-given gifts that also satisfy your desire to serve. If you feel called to serve in any ministry noted below, please contact the parish office. Training is provided in all the ministries.

Pastoral Council​

Consists of parishioners of Saint Paul Parish committed to guiding the parish through the Three Year Pastoral Plan in accordance with the Vision and Mission statement of the Parish.

Finance Council

Parish Finance Council assists the pastor/administrator in the administration of parish temporal matters. Active, well-formed Parish Finance Council is a key element for promoting the financial health of a parish, assuring accountability and assisting the pastor/administrator with his temporal responsibilities.

Liturgy Committee

Members of the Liturgy Committee plan all liturgies for the parish, provide guidelines and training for related ministries, lectors, altar servers, Extra-ordinary ministers of Holy Communion, ushers, greeters and Mass coordinators etc.

Sacristan/Altar Server

The sacristan prepare the elements for each liturgy, setting up for the liturgies and ensure amble supplies are available. The altar server assists at the liturgy by holding the book, bringing the elements to the priest/deacon etc.

Lectors

Lectors contribute during mass by reading the first and second readings during the liturgy. We encourage Lectors of all ages to participate.

Extra-ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

This Ministry is called to assist the priest with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembly when there is not enough clergy members available.

Ushers

Our ushers assist the assembly in finding a seat in the Naive and pass the basket during at time of the collection during mass.

Greeters

Provide a hospitable welcoming to all who enters the church for the various liturgies.

Mass Coordinators

Ensures that all ministries are in place for the mass and all set up is complete.

Music Ministry

Leads the assembly in song during the liturgies. The music ministry garthers ​ once a week to practice.

Prayer Ministry

Pray for the parish and its parishioners.

Facilities and Maintenace Committee

Ensures the Parish facilities are properly used and maintained.

Counters

Teams of at least two people working on a rotation basis count the collection and deposit the funds in accordance to set procedures established by the Finance Council.

Women’s Association

The Women’s Association consists of women of Saint Paul Parish who give of their time and talent to support the parish financially through various activities such as the Valentine Tea, Mother’s Day Brunch, Pro-life Baby Shower, Plant and Jewellery Sale, Bake Sale and Strawberry Social. The group also supports a FosterChild through Chalice. The Women’s Association also provides receptions for funerals, Fatima Days and other events as requested. Members also manage the religious articles room and the weekly book/puzzle sale along with numerous raffles throughout the year. Meetings are held once a month , except for July/August after mass; as noted in the bulletin. All women of the parish are invited to join this very active group. Attending meetings is not required, only your enthusiasm and time as you are able.

Men’s Association

The Men’s Association is a new ministry of male parishioners providing support of Saint Paul Parish with their time, talent to give financial assistance through their various activities. As a new ministry the group has planned bingo’s with other activities in the planning stage. The men also give their support to the Women’s Association as required.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Along with giving of your time, all parishioners are encouraged to give financially in the following way

  • Using the parish envelopes (tax receipts provided) or cash during the Sunday liturgy(cash receipt not available

  • P.A.D. (Prior Approved Debit) Monthly Auto-withdrawal debit.

  • On-line donation using Canada Helps (use Canada Helps words as a link to the donation page)

 

There are also opportunities to serve at the coffee socials after mass and with the monthly coffeehouse held the 4th Wednesday of each month. The parish also has a book/puzzle sale which accepts used books, puzzles, and magazines for sale. 

 

Development and Peace

 

Development and Peace (The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace) is the official international organization of the Catholic Church of Canada and the Canadian member of  Caritas Internationalis. Development and Peace were established in 1967 by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Development and Peace is a membership-led organization supported by parish collections, such as the Share the Lent Campaign’s Solidarity Sunday collection, individual donations, and government grants.

 

Learn more about Development and Peace and its’ many worldwide initiatives at their website: www.devp.org

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His favorite after church activity
Many hands make light work
Easter Vigil 2

DONATE ONLINE

To assist with the Mission of the parish all are welcome to make an online donation via Canada Helps. Thank you for your donation.

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Use your God-given talent to serve your parish by contacting us for ways you can contribute.

HOW IS GOD CALLING YOU TO SERVE

We all have gifts/talents that can help the Mission of the parish. Find out how you can serve by contacting us.

ABOUT US

Saint Paul Parish is a faith-filled Roman Catholic community of the Archdiocese of Halifax/Yarmouth and is committed to our Vision and Mission statement. 

ADDRESS

197 Windmill Rd
Dartmouth, NS B3A 1G1

Canada

Telephone: 902 463-5897

saintpaulparishdartmouth@gmail.com

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