Parish Ministries & Groups

We hope you will consider joining one (or more!) of our active, engaging, Christ-centered groups.

 
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Mass Lectors + Eucharistic Ministers

Mass Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers play an important role in the celebration of Mass.

 
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music ministry

Join the choir and make friends the “old fashioned” way by meeting people in person! We would love to have you as a friend!

Rehearsals are once a week, there are no auditions; you just need to love to sing, love God, and love your neighbor!

Contact Chris Sand (Director of Music) at csand1986@gmail.com or Cindi Verrill at cindiverrill@gmail.com for more information.

 
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THe Mom’s group

Motherhood is hard. We are here to support and help you with the trials of the modern mom. Join other moms and their kids for monthly vent sessions. No agenda, no sign-ups, just show up with your crew of kiddos. We will welcome you with a big hug and bigger cup of coffee. We get it.

Meetings are every other Friday. Contact Amanda (alley.amandal@gmail.com) or Marybeth (mefp.me@gmail.com) for more information.

 
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walking with purpose

“Walking with Purpose helps women know Christ: to know His heart – to know His tenderness – to know His mercy – to know His love. Walking with Purpose endeavors to meet women where they are on their spiritual journeys by guiding them to a lasting transformation of the heart and a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”

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Frozen Meals Ministry

Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Gal 6:2)

Our mission is to provide warm meals to our parish members facing life challenges. In this simple, tangible way, you will bless a family or individual during a time of need or crisis.

The meal you provide will be a blessing to someone, and your gift is so appreciated.

Contact Kate (katejohnson728@yahoo.com) or Marybeth (mefp.me@gmail.com) if you would like to participate!

 
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Knights of Columbus, Council 2078


The Knights of Columbus Order stays true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

 
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Sacred Scholars

Sacred Scholars is a group dedicated to the intense study of the Bible as a way to deepen our knowledge of and love for our good and merciful God.

Our Summer Schedule is as follows:

June 5, 12, 19, and 26 - 7:00-8:30PM at the Parish Office

For more information, contact Ron at (603) 692-2172.

 
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Bereavement Committee

The Bereavement Committee aids families during the difficult time after the death of a loved one. By providing a meal after funerals, the Committee hopes to relieve families of one fewer thing to think about and organize, so they can focus on their hearts during this difficult time.

 
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Christmas Fair

Our annual Christmas Fair is a seacoast tradition! Vendors display their beautiful, handmade items; bakers show off their delicious creations; Granny’s Treasures is the perfect place for those little things you didn’t know you needed; and the Penny Sale is always the star of the show, with many chances to win incredible prizes.

Be part of this spectacular showcase!

Contact the Parish Office at (603) 692-2172 for ways to get involved.

 
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St. Anne’s Guild

St. Anne's Guild was founded in 1919 by a group of dedicated women in an effort to support St. Mary Parish.

Their work still goes on today as many provide care for our Parish. The Guild has a strong membership ranging in age from 19 to 90 and welcome all dedicated persons to join.

Service projects include Rosary Maker Ministry and Linger Longer Coffee Hours to promote community, to name a few.

Contact Information:  Laurie Lambert, President St. Anne's Guild - email lambo2@comcast.net or 603-742-3996. 

 
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Prayer Shawl Ministry

In April 2018, a prayer shawl ministry was formed at St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Mary Parishes.

Using yarns donated from the entire parish community, the ministry brings people together as in older times, to use their God given talents. Praying as they create their shawls, they give a spiritual love and warmth from their hearts to others. Whether a shawl is received in a time of grief, a time of joy, or simply a time of need, the receiver is wrapped in a prayerful, loving embrace.

We meet the first Thursday of the month after 9am Mass, at St. Mary’s Parish House 421 Pleasant St, Rollinsford, from 10am - 12pm.

To obtain one of these beautiful Prayer Shawls, please visit the Parish Office.

Contact Joyce Tibbets for more information 207-698-5558.

 
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Are you searching for a way to help your parish but are home bound because of illness? Are unable to move around easily but are eager to participate in our parish community? Do you work crazy hours that make it hard for you to participate in as many parish activities as you would like?

If yes, consider becoming a prayer partner. This is a crucial ministry in our parish. Your job will be to pray for a special intention within our faith community, all from the comfort of your home.

No need to coordinate rides or schedules. All you need is some time, quiet, and a prayerful heart. Lifting up our brothers and sisters in Christ through prayer is one of the most powerful things we can do for each other this side of Heaven. To join the ministry, please call the Parish Office.

 
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St. Joseph’s Helpers are volunteer handymen who can help fix and replace things around the church grounds. With 3 churches and many buildings, there is always something to be done! If you have any experience in carpentry or common repairs, please call the Office and join our team!

 
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An important part of maintaining a church is keeping up with its cleaning. Martha’s Helpers are teams of volunteers who clean our churches once a week and make sure they are in great shape for the weekend Mass celebrations and other church functions. There’s nothing wrong with being “a Martha” sometimes! Call our office to join a team!

 

This ministry gets its name from the patron saint of farmers and those who work in fields, St. Isidore the Farmer. Our volunteer team of landscapers works hard to keep the outside of our churches looking beautiful, lush, and inviting. If you have a green thumb and just a little bit of time to spare, consider sharing your talents and time with us in this special way. Volunteers work at a designated church and plant flowers, pick weeds, and trim and prune bushes and branches, as well as provide liturgically appropriate flowers for our special occasions. Contact the Parish Office to join!