Caring & Participating

Athletic Association Coaches and Commissioners

The Athletic Association provides an organizational path for the children of the parish to participate in the Diocese of the Cleveland Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and other area-sponsored sports programs. The non-profit group provides a structured format with emphasis on participation and Christian fellowship and is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of the St. Hilary sports programs. If your son or daughter is participating in a St. Hilary sponsored sport, please consider sharing your special skills, abilities, and time with the Athletic Association. Youth sports include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, flag football, munchkin basketball, munchkin soccer, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball. Refer to our Athletics Information page for complete information about sports registration, coaching and leadership opportunities.

FOR INFORMATION: Barry Thoman, pastoral designee, 440-503-4205 or

Bridge Groups (Ladies/Couples)

Members enjoy prayer, lunch and bridge each month in members’ homes.

FOR INFORMATION: (Ladies Bridge) Mary Ann Kyle, (330) 666-5785 or Toni Paolucci at (330) 864-0948; (Couples Bridge) Jim and Carolyn Hogan, (330) 666-1343

Bulletin Stuffers

Join a fun group who provide an invaluable service by stuffing the bulletins with inserts.

TIME COMMITMENT: Friday mornings.

FOR INFORMATION: Mary Ann Scalia, 330-864-1566.

Card Party Wednesdays

Everybody is invited to join a congenial group of parishioners for Euchre or Pinochle on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30pm. This is a great opportunity to have fun and share with others in a Christ-based community. Members of the Parish Staff join in on occasion and enjoy the social aspect when available. We gather in Meeting Room #1 (St. Vincent de Paul Meeting Room) near the parish offices. People who attend leave with a smile. Some bring a snack to share if you like. But, most of all bring yourself.

TIME COMMITMENT: Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 pm

FOR INFORMATION: RJ or Connie Bradner, or call the Parish Office to leave a message for RJ or Connie, 330-867-1055.

Official Card Party Wednesday Pinochle Rules

Official St. Hilary Pinochle Scorecard

Coffee and Donuts

Volunteers with the gift of hospitality are needed to serve this ministry. Coffee and donuts are generally offered on the second Sunday of the month at the morning Masses. This informal social gathering time helps build community spirit.

TIME COMMITMENT: One team per Mass.

FOR INFORMATION: Betsy Clark, 330-867-1108.

Evangelization Committee

It is estimated that only 23% of U.S. Catholics attend Mass each week. The absent 77% are our parents, siblings, spouses, children, friends and acquaintances. Pope Francis tells us that we cannot leave things as they are presently. The members of this ministry seek to respond to the Church’s need for a new evangelization, which according to Pope Francis, calls for personal involvement on the part of each of the baptized.

OUR VISION: The Evangelization Committee is an actively engaged, spirit-filled, agent of change that assists the parish in fulfilling its evangelization mission.
OUR MISSION: To build bridges, educate, and communicate to fulfill the evangelization portion of the parish mission.
OUR GOAL: Growth in the number of engaged, spirit-filled parishioners.

TIME COMMITMENT: Third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

FOR INFORMATION: John Randall, 330-665-4634, or

Financial Peace University

FPU is a nine-week money makeover program by Dave Ramsey, that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals. Our next session will begin in January 2017.

FOR INFORMATION: Jim Bennett 330-836-5184 or

Funeral Luncheon Ministry

Lend a gentle touch to others in their time of grief by assisting with this ministry. The Committee offers a brunch or luncheon in the Gathering Area to any family who wishes to host refreshments for their funeral guests. Volunteers are needed to bake, set-up, serve and wash dishes.


FOR INFORMATION: Betsy Clark, 330-867-1108.

Girl Scounts, Brownies and Daises

All girls are invited to join Daisies, Brownies or Girl Scouts. Currently, more than 200 girls participate. The Girl Scout program works to improve the girls’ self-esteem and their relationships with others. It emphasizes service to our church and community.

TIME COMMITMENT: There are many opportunities for adults to participate in Daisies, Brownies or Girl Scouts.

FOR INFORMATION: Christine Fricker, (330) 668-2180 or

Health and Wellness Ministry

The Health and Wellness ministry works with the parish family to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit. An integral part of this ministry is the Parish Nurse. Parish Nurses are registered nurses who use their professional training to serve members of the congregation. Anyone who has an interest in health and wellness is invited to join this ministry. The following programs are offered:

MONTHLY BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS: Blood pressures are taken one Sunday per month following the morning Masses. A health tip and healthy recipe are available as well. Contact Karen Amer RN, 330-666-7690 or Nancy Gupta RN, 330-864-1247, if you would like your blood pressure taken on an alternate date.

CPR:Learn CPR in the comfort of your own home with the American Heart Association Friends and Family take home kit. Mannequin and video demonstrations provide a unique opportunity to learn how to save a life. Contact Carol Shaar RN, 330-666-4194 for details.

FOR INFORMATION: Beth Rado, 330-867-1055, ext. 206 or

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus Council #14551 of St. Hilary Church actively participates in the world-wide men’s fraternal organization which is guided by belief in God, the Catholic Church and in one another. Through key areas of service to the Church, community, council, family, youth, pro-life, and membership the Knights of Columbus make a real difference to the material world. We are defined by actions as followers of God and as leaders in our community participating in charitable activities. Dedication to helping locally needy individuals within our church and community is our primary mission.

TIME COMMITMENT: Monthly business meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month between 7:00-8:00 pm at the St. Hilary Spiritual Center immediately followed by a social dinner at 8:00 pm. All practical Catholic gentlemen over 18 are welcome to attend the social gathering.

FOR INFORMATION: Grand Knight, David Grajzl by phone at 330-697-7862 or email at or for membership guidance direct correspondence to Lou Bologna at 330-668-1961 or

Our general website information is available at:

Lazarus Ministry

The Lazarus Ministry extends condolences in the name of the St. Hilary Parish Community to a family who has experienced a death. Volunteers are needed to send cards.

TIME COMMITMENT:Serve a 1 month time block for sending out condolence cards.

FOR INFORMATION: Marie Colaner, (330) 867-1055, ext. 217 or

Legacy Journey

The Legacy Journey is a 7-week, biblically-based class that teaches you how to truly live and leave a legacy for generations to come. This class will lead you deeper into investing, basic estate planning, purposeful living, safeguarding your legacy, and discovering the keys to generational wealth and true generosity. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small-group activities, you’ll learn a biblical framework for living intentionally now so that later you’ll be able to leave a legacy that will secure your family’s future and make a lasting impact on the world around you.

FOR INFORMATION: Michelle and Jason Edmonds, or 330-869-6025

Martha Ministry

Members of this ministry receive e-mail updates about the needs of parishioners in need of temporary meals. Members of this ministry can be anyone and sometimes the members change based on the recipient—friends of the recipient may agree to be included for those that they know others may be willing to provide a meal even for those they do not know.

TIME COMMITMENT: Length of time it takes to make a meal for the family in need and deliver to their home.

FOR INFORMATION: Gretchen Kennedy, (330) 807-2035 or

Men's Basketball

Men are invited to come to the open gym at Horning Hall to play basketball on Mondays, year round, from 8:30 to 10:00 pm.

FOR INFORMATION: Jim Pianalto, 330-659-0776 or or

Men's Golf League

The St. Hilary Men’s Golf League is a 9-hole golf league played at Good Park. The league plays on Monday evenings and the first tee time is around 4:30 pm.  The season also includes an 18-hole outing at an area course to be determined. The league typically has 20 to 24 members organized into 2-man teams.

FOR INFORMATION: Randy Szabo, 330-289-0195 or

Offertory Counters

As the name implies, volunteers involved in this ministry count the offertory contributions made by parishioners each week. Volunteers need to have an understanding of basic accounting and have experience with calculators. In this important role, they are the first line of stewards of treasure of our parish.

TIME COMMITMENT: Two hours per week on Mondays.

FOR INFORMATION: Gay Bisheimer, 330-668-1052, or

Parents' Association

The St. Hilary School Parents’ Association exists to support the needs of St. Hilary School. The objectives of the Parents’ Association are to promote communication between the home and the school, to develop and conduct fundraising events for the benefit of the school, and to provide financial assistance for special projects and needs of the school. The Parents’ Association is served by a multitude of parent volunteers in a variety of capacities, including the school hot lunch program, room parents, annual fundraisers, and much more.

MEETINGS: General meetings are held in September and January; executive board meets monthly. Volunteer time commitments vary depending upon position.

2016-17 Parents’ Association Executive Board
Nicolle Swiatkowski, (President): 330-472-1067 or
Jennifer Towell (President-Elect): 330-701-4327 or
Jennifer Montisano (Vice-President): 330-730-4809 or
Heather Bentley (Secretary): 330-607-2250 or
Anne Luby (Treasurer): 918-724-1830 or

Parish Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council is an advisory body comprised of parishioners with business, finance, building and other backgrounds. The group assists the Pastor and the parish business manager the administration of finances, maintenance and capital improvements in order to carry out the mission of the parish.

MEETINGS: The Finance Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

FOR INFORMATION: Maura Bozzelli, Finance Council Chair, 330-338-4225 or

Parish Cooking and Baking Ministry

If you love to cook or bake, the Parish Cooking & Baking Ministry is the perfect opportunity for you to do “small things with great love” for our parish. Throughout the year, a variety of parish events benefit from the culinary gifts of our parishioners. Whether preparing soup for a Lenten Soup Supper or baking cookies for one of our seasonal receptions, many people are touched by the generosity of our parish cooks and bakers. Members of this ministry are contacted via email when a need exists.

TIME COMMITMENT: As convenient

FOR INFORMATION: Marie Colaner, (330) 867-1055, ext. 217 or

Parish Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council is an advisory body comprised of parishioners with business, finance, building and other backgrounds. The group assists the Pastor and the parish business manager the administration of finances, maintenance and capital improvements in order to carry out the mission of the parish.

MEETINGS: The Finance Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

FOR INFORMATION: Maura Bozzelli, Finance Council Chair, 330-338-4225 or

Parish Greeter Ministry

Families and individuals are invited to join the Parish Greeter Ministry. Greeters assist with welcoming people to Mass and answering basic questions about St. Hilary Parish.

TIME COMMITMENT: Arrive at Mass 20 minutes early to welcome parishioners and visitors at the doors of the church.

FOR INFORMATION: Marie Colaner, (330) 867-1055, ext. 217 or

Parish Library

The Parish Library, located between the church and the Gathering Area, houses a collection of books, CDs and DVDs for adults and children. Volunteers are needed to make new acquisitions shelf-ready, keep track of circulations and promote use of the library.TIME COMMITMENT: Volunteers work independently

FOR INFORMATION: Randy Malick, (330) 867-1055, ext. 209 or

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is made up of a group of women who enjoy getting together to knit or crochet shawls, lap robes and/or baby blankets to be given to those in need of hope or healing. Members pray at the start of the meeting and visit while knitting or crocheting. Items are blessed by one of our priests before being distributed. A card with a blessing on it is given with each item. You do not need to know how to knit or crochet for members are happy to teach you. If the first and third Tuesday of the month do not work with your schedule you can do the work from home. Ministry members also get together with the Prayer Shawl Ministry from Faith Lutheran Church once or twice a year.

TIME COMMITMENT: First and third Tuesday at 10:00 am. You can knit or crochet from home if the meeting time is not convenient.

FOR INFORMATION: Julie Slattery, 330-668-1027 or Cathy Kenny, 330-666-5718

St. Hilary Parish Foundation

Founded in 1976, the St. Hilary Parish Foundation includes the Unrestricted Endowment Fund, School Endowment Fund, designated funds and The St. Hilary Legacy Society. Donors who have made long-term commitments to the St. Hilary Parish Foundation through planned or deferred gift arrangements becomes members of the St. Hilary Legacy Society.

Like many charitable giving programs, the Parish Foundation seeks and accepts donations in any amount at any time of year. Foundation programs support only St. Hilary Church and St. Hilary School. A board of trustees oversees the endowment funds, investments, and spending.

St. Hilary Parish Foundation Board Members
Edward Carter- President
Frederick Lombardi- Vice President
Stephen Hammersmith- Secretary
Matthew Shannon- Treasurer
Kathryn Dindo
Stephen Strayer
Sandy Pianalto
Fr. Steve Brunovsky

MEETINGS: The Foundation meets quarterly.

FOR INFORMATION: Diane Sarkis, Development Director, 330-608-4787 or or

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council provides leadership and service for the spiritual and educational well-being of the parish. It serves as a consultative council to the Pastor, oversees the pastoral mission of St. Hilary and models ways of peacemaking through its actions, decision-making
processes and methods of conflict resolution. Each council member is assigned a group of ministries to act as their parish council liaison. Council members communicate regularly with the ministry leaders and present any issues to the council.

MEETINGS: Parish Council meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. Meetings are open and minutes are published in the Bulletin and on the website.

2016-2017 Parish Council Members:
Tim Miller (Chair): (330) 665-4569
Candace Hanson (Vice Chair/Spiritual Formation): (330) 285-5132
Suzanne Scarpitti (Secretary/Education): (330) 671-2188
Nick Bisconti (Caring and Participating): (330) 666-6609
Robert Brownfield (Liturgy): (330) 329-4277
Emilia Castro (Social Justice): (802) 922-6453
Matt Fresh (Liturgy): (330) 666-9389
Gina Poblete (Education): (330) 665-4187
Rosanne Rohana (Evangelization): (330) 867-4516
Ben Schlater (Social Justice): (330) 668-6971
Elaine Sisler (Spiritual Formation): (330) 618-1434
Rob Whitehouse (Caring and Participating): (330) 666-0717
T.J. Wolski (Evangelization): (330) 608-1845

Click to view the August 22, 2017 Parish Council Minutes.

School Board

An advisory body comprised of St. Hilary School parents, members are elected by school parents. The group assists the school administration and Pastor in making appropriate school-related decisions. The board promotes excellence in Catholic education by acting in the best interest of the students, parents, staff, and parish. It offers input on operational matters, policy development and similar administrative issues.

MEETINGS: Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open and minutes are published in the school newsletter and on the school website.

FOR INFORMATION: David Woodburn, President: (330) 607-2533 or

Social Justice Council

This advisory body is comprised of leaders from our Social Justice Ministries, as well as parishioners with a strong commitment to social action. The council meets with the Pastor to recommend and plan educational opportunities and initiatives which foster a greater awareness and understanding of Catholic Social Teaching, and hosts special programs throughout the year.

TIME COMMITMENT: Approximately four meetings each year

FOR INFORMATION: Marie Colaner, 330-867-1055, ext. 217 or

Stewardship Council

Through prayer and reflection, the Stewardship Council develops a yearly plan to educate parishioners about the meaning of stewardship. The council also forms a long-range plan for allowing parishioners the opportunity to share their time, talent and treasure with the parish. Specifically, the Stewardship Council organizes stewardship weekends throughout the year. In addition, the council provides leadership training for ministry leaders.

TIME COMMITMENT: Monthly meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

FOR INFORMATION: Marie Colaner, 330-867-1055, ext. 217 or

Women of Service

As Christian women of faith, through talents and strong dedication, the Women of Service strive to provide service to those in need and ministry support to the extended parish community. We will strive to live our mission everyday by giving service to the Knights of Columbus, the parish and our greater community. The Women of Service also share compassion, guidance and service in a joyful and selfless manner. A last goal of this organization is to foster spirituality, camaraderie, and personal relationships with fellow members.

TIME COMMITMENT: Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month for prayer, planning of service projects and sharing in community of women. Select service opportunities that suit your availability.

FOR INFORMATION: Dawn Hosick, 330-714-9590 or or or Elaine Bologna, 330-283-8073 or