Ministries

Altar Server

Boys and girls from grade 4 and above who assist the priest at the liturgy.

Altar Society

The Altar Society is composed of a volunteer group of women (men are also welcome) who clean the church after the 8:00 a.m. Mass on Thursdays.  They are also a social group who gather at different times to celebrate various events.

Appalachia Service Project

This is a group of volunteers who participate in various fundraising events throughout the year in order to finance a trip to Appalachia.  There they work in community with local residents to help improve environmental/living conditions.

Arts and Environment

Volunteers decorate the inside and sometimes outside of the church for liturgical seasons.  This includes Christmas, Easter and special days like First Communion and Confirmation.

Eucharistic Adoration

Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.  The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by volunteers for one hour or more to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the Monstrance.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Assist at Sunday and weekday Masses, bring Communion to the infirm and elderly who cannot come to Mass.

Finance Council

Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budgets.

Greeters

Parish volunteers who warmly welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass.
Women, men and youth who are welcoming and caring of others would find this a rewarding ministry.  Couples or families may like to serve together as greeters.

Giving Tree

This seasonal ministry operates during Advent.  Parishioners donate Christmas gifts for families in need by taking tags from the tree and providing gifts as suggested for recipients chosen by My Brother's Keeper in Brockton. 

Lector

Readers who proclaim the Scriptures at Mass and other services.

Ministry of Care - Outreach

Volunteers in this program reach out to others who have pastoral and spiritual needs as well as physical.  It is designed to bring the message of hope and God's love to those who may be elderly, sick or disabled.  Those who serve in this ministry provide Eucharistic and prayer to Catholics who may not be able to attend Mass.  Other services of the Ministry are food preparation, transportation assistance, local errands and respite sitting for family members.

My Brother's Keeper

Parishioners donate furniture, linens and appliances in good repair to the MBK Center in Brockton.  Items are distributed to needy families throughout southeastern Massachusetts.  Volunteer opportunities are available and most welcomed at MBK throughout the year but especially at Christmas.

 

Offertory Counters

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers about once a month.

Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC is involved in most activities and programs effecting the liturgical and spiritual life of St. Thecla Parish.

Pembroke Food Pantry

Donations of canned goods, non-perishable foods and health-related items are left in a collection area of the church by parishioners.  Volunteers transport these items to the Pembroke Food Pantry.

Pine Street Inn

Once a month parishioners commit to a meal at the inn.  Volunteer opportunities include preparing whatever the enu selection that month may call for.  Sign up sheets are in the back of the church for the appropriate week.  Delivering it to Pine Street and serving the homeless is another volunteer part of this ministry.

Protecting God’s Children

All of the clergy, office staff, and every volunteer is required to attend a Virtus—Protecting God’s Children training session, an archdiocese sponsored program which teaches an awareness of those persons and situations which could endanger our children. The state also requires volunteers to submit a yearly CORI form.

Religious Education

St. Thecla Parish is committed to the religious education of its children and this is reflected in the generosity of approximately 65 volunteer CCD teachers and grade level coordinators who share their faith with youngsters every year.  This collaborative ministry, under the supervision of its Director, serves over 450 students in all programs Grades 1-10.  Twenty or more classes are offered each week with ten classes during the summer.

St. Vincent dePaul

The St. Vincent DePaul Society, which is a worldwide organization, was founded specifically to aid families or individuals in financial difficulty by providing them with food vouchers, aid with utility bills, partial rent payment, or other such needs that may arise.  It is an anonymous, temporary means of assistance.  St. Thecla extends this aid throughout the Town of Pembroke.  Funding for this outreach program is obtained through the generosity of St. Thecla's caring, charitable parishioners.. 

Senior Altar Server

Men and women who assist at Mass or Funeral masses to enhance the worship of our faith community.

Usher

Volunteers who assist people to their seat if necessary. They also take up the collection.










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in becoming involved in any of these ministries, contact the parish office at 781-826-9786.  We'd love to have you!

 

All volunteers are required to attend Protecting God's Children and complete a CORI.  Click here to download a PDF


 

 


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