Ministries

Worship is not limited to personal prayer and glorification. Worship can include service to the parish and community with a spiritual/ministerial aspect.

The love of God compels us to serve the “community of believers” right here in our local church. It’s a unique opportunity to make Church matter for everyone attending our parish. Every team is essential as we work together to create an irresistible environment where we all can access a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. When you join a ministry team you join a movement where lives do change. Your faith will grow in a new dimension as you practice it buy putting it into action.

Here are some our Ministry Teams. There are many opportunities for you to get involved at the Parish of Our Lady of the Snows and Church of Saint Benedict.

 

Liturgical Life Ministries

Liturgical Ministries

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Music Ministry

Faith Formation

Religious Education for Children Pre-School through Eighth Grade

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Friday Morning Company

Bible Study

Baptismal Preparation

Vacation Bible School

reDiscover Program

The Abington Catholic Youth Ministry

High School Religious Education

Community Outreach and Service

Lazarus Ministry

St. Elizabeth Society

Knights of Columbus

Jamaica Twinning Program

Rocco's Garden Committee: Members meet most Friday mornings in the Spring, Summer and Fall to weed, trim and water the planters and gardens surrounding Our Lady of the Snows Church. Also, volunteers are assigned another weekday to spend an extra hour to be sure the gardens are thoroughly watered during the hot summer months. The work is physically demanding. Experienced gardeners are invited to attend a Friday morning work session. This is a unique and very rewarding ministry. 

Our Lady of the Snows Country Bazaar: Each year, our parishioners put in countless hours to make our Country Bazaar a huge success.  The event is held during the first week of August on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the grounds of Saint Benedict’s church.  The fun includes excellent food, games, crafts and entertainment.

St. Benedict's Beautification Committee: Come out and help us renovate and maintain the beautiful grounds of our country Church of St. Benedict.  All are welcome, no experience needed.

Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Finance Committee: The council and the committee are both formed by parishioners appointed by the pastor. Both serve as advisement groups on different aspects of parish life.

Prayer Chain: Caring parishioners pray daily in the privacy of their own homes for the intentions and individual needs of others. Please join us on the prayer chain.

Geisinger CMC Eucharistic Ministers: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from our parish bring communion to all Catholic patients at CMC Hospital on the 4th and 5th Sunday of the month. Volunteers are needed and are scheduled only 3 to 4 times per year. 

Abington Ecumenical Food Pantry: Each week, parishioners are asked to place food in the back of the church.  Parish volunteers deliver the items to the Food Pantry at Dalton Methodist Church located at 125 South Turnpike Road in Dalton.  Hours are Mondays at 6PM. Check the bulletin each week for needed items.  This ministry allows parishioners to be partners with Jesus in his mission of “bringing glad tidings to the poor.” (Luke 4:18)

Bereavement Ministry: Our volunteers provide grief support on the first Wednesday of the month at 10AM and on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 2PM at the Parish center.  Volunteers share their hearts and time with those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Visitors of the Sick/Homebound: Lay Ministers and Extraordinary Ministers visit homes and bring the Eucharist to those who are homebound. Volunteers can set their own schedules. All you need is a little time and some extra faith and love to share, we will teach you the rest.

Parish Nurse Program: The Parish Nurse Program promotes the holistic concept of body, mind, and spirit.  Parish nurses are healthcare practitioners, working or retired, who integrate members of the health profession into a health care team.  They act as health educators, personal health agents, and a link between the health care institution, the community, and the church.  They visit parishioners and provide programs within Our Lady of the Snows parish community.

Find out more about each ministry and how you can become an active member.