Join the Barnabas Project
The Barnabas Project is a job training program sponsored by the Akron Area Interfaith Council. If you have a passion for the misemployed, underemployed and unemployed, please join our ecumenical team!
For more information, contact Beth Rado in the parish office - firstname.lastname@example.org (330) 867-1055 ext. 206
Bakers are needed for many of the social justice outreach ministries including:
The Cookie Ministry-The St. Hilary Cookie Ministry Needs Bakers!
Please donate and help the homeless in our area. Cookies can be homemade or store bought and left on the counter outside the kitchen in the Spiritual Center
We take Girl Scout cookies, too! Support the Girl Scouts and the cookie ministry at the same time...win-win for all!
Catholic Charities Community Meals- Baked desserts are always needed. You can drop off desserts to the St.Hilary Parish kitchen by 9:00 am on Mondays, marked with the name Pat Kennedy to avoid confusion.
5:30 Mass High School Musicians
The St. Hilary Youth Music Ministry needs YOU! . . . To share your gifts and talents with the Parish community at the 5:30 PM Sunday MASS ALIVE. We are also in need of several people who would help run the PowerPoint Ministry and if you play one of the following instruments:
Guitar (Electric, Bass, or Acoustic), Saxophone, Violin, Flute, and Drums. Please contact Stephen Garchar, Director of Youth Music Ministry @ 330-502-5490 or e-mail: email@example.com
Adult Helpers for ALIVE Ministry!
Have you felt the prompting to do something to better the lives of our youth today? Alive Ministry Youth Group needs you! We are forming next year’s team of adults and young adults (21 & over) who, with our Youth Minister, plan and execute the weekly gatherings on Sunday nights! To find out more about being an adult team volunteer or for more information on how you can be involved in Alive Ministry, please contact Jason @ 330-867-1055 ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Card Party Wednesday needs help with set up and break down
Card Party Wednesdays meets socially every week to play cards and enjoy one another’s company. Connie and Dick Bradner would love help on Wednesdays at about 1:10PM to make coffee, wash down tables and set up any snacks. Then break down the set up and clean up food at 3:30PM. If you are interested in helping with this each week or on a sporadic basis please contact Dick Bradner @ 330-666-8940 or email@example.com
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Children's Liturgy of the Word is seeking additional volunteers. Things are much simpler this year, with all materials provided. Volunteers need only enjoy reading the Word to the children from the Children's Lectionary, and then engage them in a brief, interactive discussion to emphasize the Gospel message, recite the Creed, and offer child-friendly Prayers of the Faithful, which are all provided. Consider giving of your time to work with the children participating in CLOW. Please contact Marie Colaner to volunteer or with questions @ 330-687-5365 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Evangelization Committee in Need of Volunteers
The Evangelization Committee needs to expand its membership. 3 near term projects dealing with evangelization include:
1. Reaching out to parishioners that are not currently involved or actively participating at the church.
2. Reaching out to people in the Fairlawn area that do not attend any church to invite them to St. Hilary.
3. Promoting St. Hilary at nearby hotels to invite visitors to join us in celebration of the Mass.
The talents being sought include: a willingness to talk with new people about your faith, the ability to develop marketing pieces, a level of comfort in calling on hotels to ask to have Mass schedules distributed to visitors. If you are interested in joining this ministry please contact John Randall @ 330-665-4634 or email@example.com
Gennesaret Soup Kitchen.
The team can always use more volunteers. Meals are served on the third Saturday of every month from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Families with children are always welcome. All ages are encouraged to volunteer. For more information please contact Debbie Miller @ 330-665-4569 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer receptionists needed for Open M
Open M is in need of a volunteer receptionist for the front desk from 1:00-5:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 1-5 pm. Volunteers can opt to volunteer every week, every other week, or monthly, for multiple days or a single day of the week.
The duties for volunteer receptionist are light: answer the phone as needed and buzz in visitors.
Some volunteers play solitaire on the computer, check their Facebook, knit, or read while working at the reception desk. Children are welcome to come and volunteer as well, though Tina requests advance notice so she can have an appropriate project available.
ADDED BONUS: For volunteers that would like: Tina Thelon, Volunteer Coordinator, is offering to sit down with folks during their volunteer time to train them on specific programs (example: data entry) and write a letter of reference that can be added to ones resume/portfolio for job searching.
Please contact Tina Thelen at Open M if interested, at the office: 330-434-0110 ext. 418, on her cell phone: 330-217-2040, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
The parish can always use more ushers, especially in the winter when some parishioners head south for the winter.
The 11:00 am Sunday and 4:00 pm on Saturday Masses have the greatest need, but new Ushers are always welcome to join
at any Mass. Contact Tom Peltier if you are interested, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacation Bible School Volunteers
Mark your calendars for this summer’s Vacation Bible School, June 10 – 14, 2013. We will again continue the Cat Chat Series with our theme this
year, A Radical Ride on the wings of a Prayer with Amazing Angels & Super Saints. We are seeking volunteers of all ages! We are in particular need
for an adult “Director in Training” to shadow the current VBS Director, Tara Mostoller, this year and take full direction of the parish VBS program
in 2014. We are also seeking an adult “Drama Coordinator” to guide a group of young thespians to present a short skit each day for the campers.
If you are interested in either of these positions or have questions about St. Hilary’s VBS program, please contact Tara Mostoller 330-665-3595 or
Act in Support of Immigrants and check the box beside one or more of the activities you pledge to do below
What can you do to advocate for immigration reform?
As Fr. Steve mentioned in his homilies April 6-7, there are many ways we can commit to advocacy for immigration reform:
· Public Witness - “I will go to www.justiceforimmigrants.org once a week, to send an electronic postcard to my members of Congress asking them to support just and humane immigration.”
· Friendship - “I will organize a story circle get-together in my parish where immigrants and non-immigrants from all backgrounds can share their family stories and histories in a celebratory and non-threatening environment so that differences can be celebrated and bridges can be built between people from different backgrounds and cultures. We will then call or email or federal lawmakers asking that they support immigration reform.”
· Spiritual Communion - “I will organize and/or bring others together to a vigil where we will pray for just and humane reform of our nation’s immigration system. My fellow vigil participants and I will contact our federal lawmakers when we conclude and tell them that we have prayed for their thoughtful deliberation and consideration of immigration reform that reflects our Christian values."
· Education - “I will have two conversations a week with friends or community members to deepen their understanding of the need for immigration reform. I will follow up by sending them information from the Justice for Immigrants website and urge them to send the postcard on the JFI homepage.”
· Solidarity - “I will set up a meeting with the offices of my U.S. Senators and Representative in order to discuss the need for compassionate immigration reform. I will bring others with me to the meeting, but will meet with the offices myself if I am unable to get others to accompany me.”
· Community - “I will organize an immigration or migration town hall meeting with my fellow parishioners and neighbors to discuss the issues involved in immigration, including root causes, and brainstorm what we can do, as members of a community, to bring about immigration reform. After the gathering, we will contact the offices of the Senate Gang of Eight on immigration and thank them for their leadership in advancing the issue of reform.”
· Unite - “I will have ten different people (friends, classmates, Facebook contacts, etc.) every week call, write and mail a letter or postcard, or send the JFI e-postcard to their U.S. Senators and Representatives.
Read a letter from Bishop Lennon
http://library.constantcontact.com/doc206/1103589248455/doc/vT2mUaCsaVhzxIks.pdf about immigration reform, information about the Catholic Church's position on immigration reform http://library.constantcontact.com/doc206/1103589248455/doc/7R6e3ERUd0YMZV84.pdf,
and What you can do to advocate for reform
Please click on one of the links below to find out more information about St. Hilary.