Adult Servers for Funerals – Most funerals at St. Mary’s take place during the school day and require adult altar servers. If you feel called to this service and would like training, please contact our Altar Server Coordinator, Ray Potthast.
Building & Grounds Committee – This committed group ensures the safety, beauty, usability, and efficiency of our parish and school campus. Meetings are 4th Thursday of the month at 6 pm. For questions about St. Mary’s buildings and grounds, or to volunteer, contact Shirley Aubrecht.
Collection Counters – These dedicated parishioners (usually ushers) account for the accurate and timely deposit of monetary collections at Mass. To volunteer your time 8-10 times per year, contact Dennis Hessel.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist – These lay ministers are commissioned to help with the distribution of Eucharist at Mass and to take Communion to the homebound and to the nursing home. For more information, contact Gloria Couvion.
Bible Discussion Group – This women’s group of parishioners meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm for discussion. For more information, contact Gloria Couvion.
Finance Council – This dedicated group of parishioners ensures fiscal responsibility and reporting of parish finances. Meetings are 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm. For questions, contact Chairperson, David Green.
Knights of Columbus Council 1143 – The KCs Edwardsville Council has over 400 active members and is strong and active in council, church, community, youth and family activities. For more information and to join the KCs, visit the KofC1143 website.
Lectors – These lay ministers read scripture at Sunday and holy day Masses. To volunteer to lector, please contact Gloria Couvion.
Men’s Choir – Men’s voices join in praise at various Masses throughout the year. Watch the church bulletin for upcoming dates and rehearsal times. For more information or to add your voice to the mix, contact Music Director, Ann Richard.
Ministry of Praise – This ministry unites parish members who are ill or homebound through their prayers for parish and world needs and for the needs of their brothers and sisters in the parish. For more information, contact Janet Foehrkolb.
Parent-Teacher Club – The PTC is the primary fundraising organization of St. Mary’s School. All St. Mary’s teachers and parents are invited to help within this club to raise and allocate funds where best used at St. Mary’s School. Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. To learn more, contact the School Office.
Parish Council – The Parish Council is an advisory council to our pastor. The members meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in serving on the Parish Council or would like to nominate a parishioner for consideration, contact our pastor, Rev. Robert J. Jallas.
PSR Teachers – The teachers of St. Mary’s Parish School of Religion (K-8) are volunteers. If you feel called to serve by faithfully teaching religion class on Sunday mornings, please contact PSR Coordinator, Eva Duncan.
Order of Christian Initiation for Adults – OCIA the path for becoming Catholic. It is an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Meetings are Tuesdays at 7 pm. For more information, please contact Gloria Couvion.
School Board – The St. Mary’s School Board advises the principal and pastor in the mission and operations of the school. Members are nominated and/or elected on a rotating cycle and meet monthly. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. If you are interested on serving on the School Board or would like to nominate a parishioner for consideration, contact the School Office.
SCRIP – Buying gift cards for face value after Sunday Masses and through the school office is like free money for St. Mary’s School! Please consider purchasing SCRIP for local and national restaurants, stores, and travel to use yourself or to give as gifts. To purchase or volunteer to sell SCRIP, contact the school office or visit SCRIP.
Ushers – Every weekend holy day Mass, St. Mary’s ushers keep the congregation organized. To volunteer for your preferred Mass time, contact Kyle Jackson.
Faith Formation Opportunity – Meet with other parishioners on Sundays from 9-10 am. For more information, please contact Gloria Couvion.
Daughters of Isabella – The O’Reilly Circle #218 had its first meeting on June 19, 1922! This female auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus meets regularly and sells desserts at the KC Fish Fries. For more information, visit the Daughters of Isabella webpage.
Ladies Guild – Open to all ladies of the parish, the Ladies Guild meets monthly and supports parish activities through fundraisers and funeral luncheons. Watch the church bulletin for meetings or contact Sue Certa.
Moms Group – Mothers of all ages and stages are welcome to this group that meets twice a month to visit, share, and pray together. Childcare is provided, but “babes in arms” are always welcome. For more information, contact Lisa Kraus or Ellen Reeves.
Adult Choir – Parishioners’ voices join in praise at various Masses throughout the year is St. Mary’s Young Adult, Adult, and Magnificat Choirs. Watch the church bulletin for upcoming dates and rehearsal times. For more information or to add your voice to the mix, contact Music Director, Ann Richard.
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