Parish Group/Organizations/Ministries

Ministries, Groups and Organizations in Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish

Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish invites parishioners
of all ages and with varied interests to review the
following list of Parish Ministries, Groups and Organizations
and to become an active parish member or volunteer.

If you are interested in joining a Parish Ministry, Group or
Organization, we ask you to contact the office staff at (609) 390-0664.
We will ensure that a contact person is informed of your interest.

Altar Servers

“When kids volunteer it tells others that they don’t have to be perfect or famous or even grown up to make a difference.” Kalynn Dobos, age 7

Contact: Parish Office, (609) 390-0664, to set an appointment with Monsignor Pete if you would like to be an Altar Server.

Bereavement Group

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6pm to 8pm, Church of the Resurrection

“Who will hold the hand of those who grieve for a loved one lost?”

This very special Ministry is in the process of being redesigned to include many additional aspects of caring for our bereaved during the time of their loss and supporting their needs during the time of their healing. If you feel called to this Ministry, please contact the Parish Office, (609) 390-0664.

Bible Study

Evening Scripture Group, every Monday 6:30pm, please call Bill at 609-938-1665 or Dot at 609-390-1718 for location.

Book Club

Saint Maximilian Kolbe’s Parish Book Club,  meets at Church of the Resurrection.
Have questions about the Book Club?   E-mail: stmaximiliankolbebookclub@gmail.com
No computer? Call the parish office, 390-0664.

For current book selection and other suggested Catholic readings visit:  Book Club Book Selections

Charismatic Prayer Group

Meets every Tuesday, 9:15 am, Resurrection Church, Room 3.

Divine Mercy Prayer Group

Meets every Wednesday, 6:30pm, Resurrection Church (in church), Marmora.

Meets every Wednesday, 3:00 pm, St. Casimir Church, Woodbine (Bilingual)

Eucharistic Ministers \ Lectors

We thank you for prayerfully considering our Lord’s call to serve in His Name
Eucharistic Ministers are trained lay ministers with a deep understanding of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the bread and wine. Eucharistic Ministers share the Body and Blood of Christ with the community of parishioners united by a common faith. They assist the priest in distributing the body and Blood of Christ during Mass and by taking the body and blood into the community to those not able to be in church. Through their service, members strive to fulfill the Lord’s command to Peter, “Feed my sheep.” John 21:17

“Go out to all the world and proclaim the Good News.” Mark 16:15
The Lector/Reader is responsible for reading aloud excerpts of the scripture during the liturgy. From the very beginning, Christians have gathered together to hear the word of God, and, from the very beginning, there have been individuals entrusted with the task of reading the word.

Family Promise

Deeds of loving-kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments. Jerusalem Talmud

Parish Volunteers – Caring for the Homeless in our Community, through this Interdenominational/ National Program.

For information please call Melanie at 609-390-2348.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry in Marmora is open Wednesday from 2 PM to 5 PM, (609) 390-0664.

The Food Pantry in Woodbine is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM, (609) 861-5992.

Hispanic Ministry

Father Peter Idler, coordinator

Father Idler will meet with Hispanic families on Wednesday by appointment, please call the parish office (609) 390-0664

Sunday Mass is held at 10:30am at St. Casimir, Woodbine.

Hospitality Group:

“No one cares what you know, unless they know that you care.”

Members meet as needed to graciously serve parish gatherings, enhancing these functions with food and fellowship.

Knights of Columbus:

…Being a man or a woman who makes a difference is a matter of choice. Byron Garrett

Monsignor James J. Zegers, Resurrection Council 9113 – Contact:  John Olansen, 732-691-1191, Meeting – 2nd Wednesday/mo, 7pm Resurrection Church, Dbl. Classroom.

Monsignor Robert B. Ervin, Saint Casimir Council 14291 – Contact: Ed Thomas at 302-750-9687, Meeting 2nd & 4th Tues./mo. at 7:30 pm, Saint Casimir Lower Church.

Women’s Auxiliary, Council 9113 – Contact: Donna Mruz at 609-425-2882, Meeting. – 2nd Wednesday/mo – 7pm Resurrection Church, Rm. 6.

Legion of Mary

…in the spirit of faith, and in union with Mary.

Meets every Tuesday, 9:15am, Resurrection Church,Room 2.

Parish Nurses

“Being good is commendable, but when combined with doing good, it is useful.”
Parish Nurses provide care of mind, body and spirit by offering screening, education and assistance for our parish community. Nurses and volunteer lay persons are invited to join.

Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the Month in classroom 2.  For further information Call Pam at (609) 432-0259 or email us at parishnurseministry@yahoo.com

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

Consider being a catechist or aide for Religious Education. The only requirements are a love of your faith and children, and a willingness to share your faith with our Parish children. You do not have to be a teacher by profession. The Religious Education Office will train you and offer support throughout the year. Please contact Agnes Bross, at (609) 390-2203 for further information.

Rosary Prayer Group

Meets every Tuesday 7pm – Resurrection Parish Library.

Saint Maximilian Kolbe Thrift Shop

This Thrift Shop is located in Woodbine and is open Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, the food pantry is open 9:30 am to 12 pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information call (609) 861-5992.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Charity is the cement which binds Communities to God and persons to one another… Saint Vincent

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is an international lay Catholic charitable organization present in 142 countries of the world. Internationally, there are more than 700,000 members. The basic unit of the Society is the “Conference”. Most Conferences are parish based. Thus, we are The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Conference of Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish. Volunteer Members call themselves “Vincentians” after the recognized Patron of Charity, Saint Vincent de Paul. Membership in our parish Conference is open to all parish members wishing to help their “neighbor-in-need” for the love of God and always with dignity and confidentiality. There are three types of membership offered to our parishioners: Active, Associate and Contributing. One may participate through prayer and purse, or join as an Associate or Active member. The work of our Conference is supported financially by donations, including a weekend collection in every month with a “5th” Sunday and through proceeds from the Poor Boxes located in the front gathering area and side lobby of Resurrection Church.

Meetings, 1st Wednesday/mo. 6 PM
Classroom area, Resurrection Church

To contact St. Vincent DePaul Society please call 609-983-6553. Leave your name, phone number and short message explain why you are contacting them.

Ushers

Our Ushers engender a spirit of hospitality and welcome to our faith community. They also assist individuals in sharing gifts of the spirit on behalf of the liturgy.

Youth Group Ministry

“Men and women seek God. Young people realize in the depths of their being that this quest is the inner law of their lives.” World Youth Day, Paris, 1997.

Our High School Youth Group students meet every Sunday in Resurrection Church Extension from 6 to 8:30pm. Our 7th and 8th grade student members join us Sunday evening from 7 to 8:30pm. This ministry seeks to help our youth share their gifts, grow in life skills, cultivate a positive self-image, respect differences, serve those in need, and foster social change while integrating Catholic values and developing a personal and spiritual relationship with Jesus.

Please contact the office for more information.

12 Step Program ~ AA

Resurrection Church, Marmora

Meetings for AA, Alanon, Alateen are held every Thursday Night at 8:00 pm, Classroom area

Saint Casimir Church, Woodbine

Meetings for AA are held in the St. Joseph’s Building

Every Monday at 10:00am

Every Thursday at 7:30 pm

Every Friday at 6:00 pm