Ministries

Altar Servers

If you have received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, you are eligible to become an Altar Server. Boys and girls in this Ministry assis our Pastor during Mass. Contact Deborah Klotzman in the Parish Office to attend the next training session.

Contemporary Music Group

The Contemporary Music Group leads the singning at the 10:30am Sunday litergy. They perform from mid-September/early October through mid-June. Any level of musical ability is welcomed. Intrumentalists are encouraged to join the group and participants range from guitar to brass, string, and wind instruments. Singing is also done and the ability to read music is not critical. All ages are welcome.

Contribution Collectors

Specific Archdiocesan/Parish requirements for the ministry are: 21 years of age or older, willing to give your full attention to the task at hand, willing to use an adding machine with accuracy, available on Sunday mornings from 10am through noon. Members of this committee must respect their fellow parishioners privacy and not disclose the weekly contributions. You must be comfortable handling and transporting the weekly bank deposit to Simsbury Bank in Granby center.

Finance Council

The Finance Council studies, evaluates, prepare reports, and makes recommendations to the pastor in regulation of the Code of Canon Law and by the norms issued by the Archbishop of Hartford. The Finance Council is a separate body from the Parish Council and its members are appointed by the pastor. 

Fellowship Sundays

Felloship SUndays are normally scheduled for the second Sunday of each month, September through June. Sunday morning volunteers prepare coffee, juice, donuts and bagels prior to the 8:15am Mass. Volunteers are 'on duty' throughout the morning until approximately 12noon when cleanup is done. Supplies of cups, sugar, coffee are held in stock in the Parish Center Great Hall, donuts and bagels are purchased either Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning. Volunteers are required to be food dafety certified by the Farmington Valley Health District.

Ladies Guild

Guided by faith, prayer, knowlege and concern, the Ladies Guild builds community through friendship, spiritual reflection, mutual support to each other and those in need.

Lectors

The only requirement for the Lector Mnistry is that you be comfortable with reading in public. Lectors will be given the 'Workbook for Lectors/Readers' at the beginning of each liturgical year. You must review the appropriate material prior to your assigned Mass. In the Workbook are pronunciations, hints on what works should be emphasized and how to use your voice to bring the meaning to your fellow parishioners. As a Lector, you are the proclaimer of God's word to our congregation.

Monthly Food Collections

Food donations for the Granby Food Bank are collected on the second weekend of each month. They are delivered to the Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association building in Granby Center on the Monday following the collection weekend. Food donations for East Granby are collected on the last weekend of each month. They are delivered to the Friend to Friend Food Pantry in East Granby following the 10:30am Mass.   

Prayer Line

The Prayer Line Ministry is meant to bring together willing parishioners to share in prayer for those in need. Please join us in providing spiritual support and healing for parishioners, their families and friends. Help to amplify the power of prayer in our community. 

Prayer Shawl

Our prayer shawl ministry unconditionally provides blessed shawls knitted with care, prayer and love to those in need of comfort, healing, strength and God's presence in their lives.THe group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 10am until noon at Saint Therese's Parish Center.

Respect Life

Teh Respect Life Ministry honors all life, from the moment of conception to the last moment of natural death. There are efforts such as the Strawberry Supper, Baby Bottle Drive and more that this ministry hosts to help drive awareness and financiai support to multiple agencies. 

Rose & Candle Magazine

You don't have to be a writer to be a part of the team, however, curiosity about our Parish is encouraged! The ability to brain storm is nexessary in order to uncover ideas that might be of interst to the Parish. The ability to work independently and with a team is critical. There is no age limit - we welcome and encourage you and those not so young to participate and contribute!

Shindig Social

The Shindig Social Ministry is a starting point for promoting 'community' at Saint Therese. This group not only focuses on events in our Parich Center Great Hall, but will potentially include field trips to CT or MA sites. Members of the ministry will need to attend the food service class sponsored by the Farmington Valley Health Department if food preparation will take place in the Parish Center Kitchen. t least one volunteer (present during preparation of food) should have the ServSafe certification (state required).

STAFFF

The religious education program, or STAFFF, is offered to all parishioners. Volunteers over the age of 18 years of age must complete an Archdiocesan background check form prior to serving in this ministry. Adult volunteers are also required to attend a VIRTUS, or Safe Environment class. 

 

 

Getting Involved


It's not hard to share your talents and meet others at St. Therese with vibrant ministries, supportive groups and many volunteer opportunities.We welcome your call or email to any member of our parish staff.

Lector Schedule

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Schedule

Contribution Counter Schedule

 

 

 

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Altar Servers Needed

The parish is looking for children interested in becoming Altar Servers. Any child that has made their first communion is eligible to participate. Contact the Parish Office for the next training session.

Lectors Needed

Anyone who has interest in helping in this capacity can contact Deborah Klotzman. Training is minimal and new volunteers are desperately needed. Thank you for your support!

 

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