The Pastoral Council is the primary board of parish members who advise the Pastor and the Pastoral Staff on matters affecting the parish. Consisting of fourteen to eighteen members, most members are elected by parishioners; four are appointed by the Pastor; and two (a junior and senior high school student) are elected by the youth of the parish. The Council generally meets once each month from September through June. The President of the Council is Tonja Owens, (410) 747-0587.
Although the Church is the Family of God, the Body of Christ, it is also an organization that needs financial resources to operate activities and ministries. Members of the Finance Committee work with the Pastor to ensure that the parish has the resources to sustain its ministries and to maintain and upgrade its facilities. Knowledge of financial, business, and accounting practices is beneficial, but not necessary. Contact person is Msgr. Richard J. Bozzelli, 410-362-8664 x115.
We are blessed with five buildings on our Edmondson Avenue campus, which are always in need of maintenance and care. Those who would serve on the Facilities Committee should be knowledgeable of buildings, building systems (plumbing, heating/cooling, electrical, roofing), and building management. The committee works closely with the Pastor, the Facilities Supervisor, and the Archdiocese. Contact Joel Williams, 410-362-8664.
This is a group of spiritually inspired individuals, who sponsor various activities and share literature to spread the Good News, reaching out to the inactive Catholics, the unchurched, and the active Catholics in the Church. Meetings are generally held on the 2nd and the 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Annie Young Center. The only skill required is to have a willingness to love and serve. The contact person is Mildred Longstreet, 410-215-1519.
THE LEGION OF MARY
The Legion of Mary is built, first, on a profound faith in God, and, under God, on the devotion to Mary. Meeting days are generally on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Annie Young Center. One must be a practicing Catholic, age 18 and above, to be a part of this ministry. They must have a desire to serve Jesus, through our blessed Mother. The person to contact, if interested, is Betty Williams, 410-462-7171.
The Nurses’ Unit provides aid and comfort for Parishioners who become ill during Church service and/or funerals. They call for emergency medical assistance if needed. Interested persons must be 18 years of age or older. They need not be in the nursing profession, but must have an interest in serving those needing assistance. The contact person is Mary Davis, 410-655-5074.
Sponsor Couples are married couples who work with engaged couples to help them prepare for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. Sponsor Couples must have a love of marriage and a willingness to guide young people in their marriage preparation. Training is available for those who serve as Sponsor Couples. The contact people are Joe and Deirdre Oden, 410-744-7980.
This ministry provides transportation for parishioners to the 11:30 a.m. Mass (9:30 a.m. Mass in the summer) on the Church van. To assist in this ministry, you must be a licensed driver and able to drive a large van. For more information, call Joel Williams, 410-362-8664.