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Ministries

Lay Ministries

All are welcome and encouraged to serve on one of our lay ministries. Service enhances the CCNCC community while giving you a chance to be more involved in your church. Your involvement will result in a greater sense of what it means to be a Catholic and the opportunity to meet and work with fellow parishioners.  We hope you will consider serving on one of the following ministries. For additional information on the following ministries or other ways to get involved, click here to email us or call 518-758-9401.

Altar Server

A great way for our young parishioners to gain a sense of being a part of the Catholic Church. Boys and girls in grade 3 and above and have received their First Holy Communion assist the Priest during the liturgy.  

Bereavement

The members of the Bereavement Ministry, as a part of the Faith Community of the CCNCC, gather together with the family and friends of a deceased Christian to share in their grieving process as they remember and celebrate the life of the deceased in the context of prayer and Christ's love.

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers

This ministry assists the priest during Mass at the time of Communion and also brings Communion to parishioners who are unable to come to mass. New members are welcome.

Lector

At every Mass, parishioners proclaim the word of the Bible using a book called the Lectionary. A "Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers" is provided so that the Lector can become familiar with the Scripture prior to proclaiming it to the congregation. 

Greeter

CCNCC is a Welcoming community. What better way to show this to parishioners and visitors than to be met at Masses with a friendly smile and a “Welcome".

Volunteers assist people to their seats if necessary and take up the collection.

 

Pastoral Care

The Visitation and Bereavement Committees serve not only parishioners but others.  The Visitation Eucharist Ministers give Holy Communion to persons who are home-bound and to patients in local nursing homes. 

Faith Formation

There is always a need for adult mentors to educate our youth in the Catholic faith and prepare them for confirmation as well as share experiences with them.

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments. For additional information contact Ruth Ellen by email or call 518-758-1828.

Hospitality

Several parish coffee hours are held each year, as well as special parish events. Help is needed by way of food donations and serving during these events.

Buildings & Grounds Committee

This ministry assists the Pastor in the management of the physical properties of the church buildings and grounds. The committee is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the parish facilities. 

Other Opportunities

In addition to the above, there are other ministries on which you can serve.  The Haiti committee helps raise funds for our sister parish.  There are those who decorate the church for regular Masses and on special occasions.  So whatever your interest is, there is an opportunity for you to serve.  All are invited to help strengthen the CCNCC and the surrounding community.