All members of the Maternity of Mary community are invited
and encouraged to be active in our parish family. Listed below
are the councils, ministries and social groups that make up our parish
community. Call the parish office, 651-489-8825, for more
This committee seeks to enhance the liturgy by
making it meaningful and prayerful for all who participate. Members are
responsible for planning and preparing the church for Sunday liturgies,
major feasts and civil holidays.
Young boys and girls from the fifth grade through
High School are invited to serve at the liturgical celebration.
Servers of all ages are also encouraged to work in this ministry by
serving at the funeral Masses of our parishioners.
Ministers of Holy Communion
Parishioners volunteer to distribute the Holy
Eucharist at Mass and to bring Communion to shut-ins.
Trained parishioners perform the ministry of reading
the sacred scriptures at Sunday Masses and other liturgical functions.
Parishioners bring up the gifts at the weekend
Masses. The entire family is encouraged to participate. Sign-up sheets may
be found on the usher's table in the narthex of the church.
The ushers are ministers of hospitality at the
weekend liturgies. This function is open to both men and women.
These ministers - both men and women - greet each
person as he or she comes into the Church. Just as God welcomes His
people, so also is everyone welcomed by fellow parishioners as we join
with our parish family in worship.
The Choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. Mass Sundays, September through May. Practices are on
Tuesday evenings. New members are always welcome.
Parish Councils and Groups
Appointed parishioners volunteer their expertise
in planning and supervising the financial management and resources of the
All parishioners 55 years old and over can join
the group on the third Wednesday of the month for Mass and a catered
lunch, plus other varied activities. Several tours and a picnic are
planned each year.
Young Adult Group
We will periodically include upcoming young adult
events in our community in our weekly bulletin. For more resources,
information and events, visit the website for the Archdiocesan
Office for Youth and Young Adults.
The youth of the parish, grades seven through
twelve, join together for fun, friendship, service and to share and grow
in their faith with other young people in the parish. For youth
events and information check out our Youth
Respect Life Committee
This committee sponsors various activities,
especially in January and October to increase awareness and appreciation
of the sacredness and dignity of all human life.
Cribbage is open to anyone in the parish.
Sessions are the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the North
First Friday Hospitality
Join us for morning Mass
followed by food and fellowship in Sirba Hall the First Friday of every
Coffee & Donut Sunday
Coffee and donuts are served in Sirba Hall on the third Sunday of each month after the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses.
If you would like to help set-up and serve, call the parish office. Everyone is encouraged to come, visit and
meet new members of our parish family.
The Parish Library is open after each of the
weekend Masses and is located in Sirba Hall.
The library offers many books, videos, and other resources for faith
building for all ages. You may search
for items in our parish library on-line or please stop in after Mass
to see what is available.
Every Fall, Maternity of Mary hosts its annual
Parish Picnic. This is an opportunity to show appreciation to all
parishioners for their membership, their volunteering, and their
generosity. Each member of the parish is invited to join for hot
dogs, beverages, games and visiting with other fellow parishioners.
MMSA Events for Education
Support our school by
attending or donating toward MMSA's Marathon for Catholic Education,
Harvest Fest, Spring Fundraiser and other passive fundraisers, including
Boxtops for Education. Funds raised from
these directly support the catholic
education of our young people. Contact Maggie Quast, MMSA Principal
to see how you can support MMSA!