Mass coordinators, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Ushers, and all other volunteers who help enhance our liturgies.
Parish Pastoral Council
The Parish Pastoral Council shares with the Pastor/Administrator a role of leadership in identifying the pastoral needs of the parish and in the building up of the Body of Christ by welcoming God’s faithful in a caring, Christian community. The Council consists of thirteen ordinary members elected by the parish, as well as ex-officio members. The administration of parish activities is coordinated through Standing Committees including, for example, Liturgy, Christian Education, Parish and Community Life, and Social Action. St. Mary’s parishioners interested in becoming a Council member should contact the Pastor as well as submit a resume.
Current members of the Council include Reverend Philip E. McGaugh (Adminstrator/Chairperson), Sheila Campbell ’01 (Vice-Chairperson), Madeline Brennan ’08, Jason Adams ’08 (Young Adult Rep.), Fiona Bruce-Baiden (Youth Rep.), Nick St. Louis (Youth Rep.), Patricia Abbett ’01, Catherine Caddigan ’10, Tom & Jackie Dugan’02, Joyce Rodriquez ’10, Cheryl Singleton ’08, Jean DesLouches, Frank Gates ‘12
Parish Finance Council
The mission of the Parish Finance Council is to perform as a consultative body of the faithful to assist the Pastor/Administrator in the administration of the Temporal Goods of the parish, such as overseer of (a) financial budgets, (b) all income, (c) expenses, both operational and capital, (d) reports to parishioners and the Archdiocese, (e) human resources, and (f) property management.
Finance Council Members: Reverend Philip E. McGaugh, (Administrator/Chairperson), Bob O’Connor (Rep. of Finance Council), Jim Ducey, Marie Louise Greenidge, Janet Lynch, Jackie Gorrie.
Every other Thursday morning the staff of St. Mary Parish, along with Reverend Philip E. McGaugh and Deacon Jonathan Mosely meet to discuss past, current and future events that impact the parish. We find that this form of communication allows us to make informative judgments and decisions as well as it allows us to creatively think of events that will bring joy, peace and well being to the spiritual, physical and financial development of the parish.
The goal of the music ministry is to enhance the weekend and special liturgies wth inspirational and uplifting music. We have an Adult Choir that ministers through their singing at the 10:00 a.m. Mass every Sunday (formal choir September – May and informal choir June – August). Our repertoire consists of a wide variety of music ranging from contemporary praise songs to classical choral works. New members are always welcome. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evening from 7-8:30 from September through May. For more information, please see Felicia Kopelman-Hayes after any of the Masses, or call the Parish Center at (781) 963-4141 ext 19.
St. Mary Senior Council
The Senior Council is an active group who like to get together, normally on the 1st Friday of each month, to enjoy each others company as well as keep each other informed on the various issues & topics of the day. It is a non-denominational group, which meets monthly from 1-3:00pm. The official meeting follows the 12:10 Mass at St. Mary’s church. The meetings, which run from October through May, always have lunch followed by a speaker, or by bingo or some other form of entertainment. Occasionally, the members will travel locally to a retreat center for the day. There is an annual registration fee of $15. For additional information please call 781-963-4466.
Senior Council members include: Madeline Brennan (chairperson), Vivian Basseth, Betty Lucier and Janet Lynch.
Haitian Prayer Group
This committee oversees and plans various events throughout the year, and provides hospitality whenever requested. Pat Abbett is the chairperson.