Home » Ministries » Learn about our ministries

Ministries

If you would like to volunteer, please call the listed parishioner.

Adoration of the Blessed SacramentAdoration
As Catholics, we believe that Christ becomes truly present within the Blessed Sacrament during the consecration at Mass.  As promised by Him, His Presence is abiding, not something that vanishes at the conclusion of Mass. In order for the faithful to honor the Eucharistic Presence of Christ outside of Mass, a priest or deacon removes the sacred host from the tabernacle and places it in the monstrance on the altar for Adoration by the faithful. During Eucharistic Adoration, we can sit silently in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist. By worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we allow God to transform us and walk away with great peace, being renewed by God himself.

“Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the Sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us. The Eucharist is a priceless treasure: By not only celebrating the Eucharist, but also by praying before It outside of Mass, we are enabled to make contact with the very wellsprings of Grace.” 

- St. Alphonsus Liguori

To sign up for a First Friday Holy Hour or for more information contact:
        St. Michael: Patty Meehan 724-866-6007

Altar Servers
Altar Servers are boys and girls in grades 4 through 12 who assist at daily and weekend Masses as well as holy day Masses, funerals and other special liturgies.
St. Michael: Frank Luciani 724-588-1245
St. Margaret: Chris Kneeland 724-932-3485

Cookie Ministry for Special Occasions:
When cookies are needed Theresa Hoovler calls those on her list to contribute 2-4 dozen cookies.
      St. Michael: Theresa Hoovler & Dorothea Resek 724-475-3441

Children's Liturgy of the Word
"Liturgy of the Word with Children," is a program during the 11 AM Mass. “Children’s Liturgy” involves children with the regular Sunday readings, teaching them at their own level to find Christ in their lives and to bring the message of the Gospel to others. No registration is needed; children attend as they are able. For more information about this program, or to volunteer as a Sunday planner, leader or helper, please call
       St. Michael: Maggie Shaughnessy 724-815-6466

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)
EMHC assist the Priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. They also take the Eucharist to parishioners who are homebound, in nursing homes, or in the hospital (when requested by patient or family). 
St. Michael: Marty Aubel 724-866-7432
St. Margaret: Chris Kneeland 724-932-3485

Funeral Dinner Ministry
St. Michael's Funeral Ministry provides for a gathering and a luncheon after a funeral mass to serve families of our parish who have lost a loved one.  We have close to 100 volunteers on our list who are willing to provide food items such as rolls, bread, a potato casserole or desserts.  We also have approximately 30 people on our list who are willing to help in the kitchen.   Kitchen help consists of setting tables, making salads, meat trays, cutting desserts, etc.  We also have to clean up the dishes and tables after the family leaves.  Coordinators usually go down the list alphabetically on the food donations once every few months for the food volunteers.  Kitchen help is a little longer in between phone calls.  We are always thrilled with a new name on our list, as some of our long time volunteers become unable to help any longer because of poor health or age.   Anyone wishing to help can call one of the Coordinators listed below. The funeral ministry also does two meals during the year at the Good Shepherd Center.  We serve a Thanksgiving meal and a Summer meal.  
St. Michael:  Linda McElhinny 724-588-4799
St. Michael:  LeeAnn Soltis 724-253-1024
St. Margaret:  Gaynell Ashley 724-932-3313

Greeters 
Greeters are families or individuals who welcome parishioners and guests as they arrive for Mass or special services and carry the gifts in the Offertory procession.
St. Michael: Sharen Seiple 724-815-5361

Grieving Ministry
GriefShare is for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved, regardless of when the loss occurred. This series of 13 weekly sessions is designed to help in recovery from the deep hurt associated with the loss of a loved one. At each session a video includes personal stories of people who have been through the grieving process, and also presents top experts on grief recovery. Afterwards, a brief summary of topics viewed will follow. Walk-ins are welcome at any time; it is not necessary to attend every session. For more details or to register to attend, call or text Joanne at 724-866-8673 or Reyne at 724-866-9812, you can register at www.griefshare.org. (A one-time registration fee of $20 covers the workbook/video guide and other materials to keep.)  
St. Michael: Joanne DiSalvo 724-588-8282

Knights of Columbus:
Our council name is J.J. Fitzmartin Council, number 1446. Our Council is proud to continue the vision of our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney who chartered the first Council on March 29, 1882 at St. Mary’s Parish, New Haven, Connecticut. The council here in Greenville was chartered November 7, 1909.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Home at 170 Clarksville St. Greenville, PA. . Please contact Grand Knight, Walter Beh at 724-588-3108, or any Knight for more information.  For information about the “Knights of Columbus Insurance Program”, please contact: Dave McIntosh at (517) 214-7040.

More information about the council can be found in the “J. J. Fitzmartin Council 1446 History Book”.   For more information, read about the Knights of Columbus organization and visit their Frequently Asked Questions.
Current Officers:
Chaplain Fr. David Foradori
Grand Knight Walter Beh 724-588-3108
Deputy Grand Knight John Svirbly 724-877-5672
Financial Secretary SK Al Peden 724-588-9817
Treasurer Pete Longiotti 724-588-7354
Recorder Larry Callihan 724-977-9693
Advocate Marty Aubel 724-866-7432
Warden Bob Soros 724-475-4156
Inside Guard Phil Yesko 724-588-9351
Outside Guard Charles Toth 724-588-7982
Trustees: Don Webber, Sam Genovesi, Kevin Coffey
Lecturer Duke Rutter 724-591-6245
Membership Director Don Webber 724-588-4688

Music
St. Michael: Choir & Cantors- Sharen Seiple 724-815-5361
St. Michael: Resurrection Choir- Ann Liszka 724-588-9144
The Resurrection Choir provides music for our funeral liturgies. All you have to do to sing for a funeral is check the local papers, then come 15 minutes early.
St. Michael: Accompanists- Sharen Seiple 724-815-5361
St. Margaret: Choir- Sandy Caswell 724-588-9399
St. Michael: Independent Cantors (7th grade & up)- Sharen Seiple 724-815-5361
St. Michael: Youth Ensemble (5th grade & up)- Sharen Seiple 724-815-5361

Office Receptionist
Volunteers answer the office phone on evenings and weekends
Office Hours: Roseanne McConnell 724-588-9800

Prayer Support/Prayer Vine
This very important ministry offers a quick way to ask for prayer. There are 3 ways to volunteer for this: as part of a phone chain, via email, or via text. 
St. Michael: Helen McGinty 724-646-1354
St. Margaret: Jan Baznick 724-932-5316

St. Margaret’s Guild:
St. Margaret's Ladies Guild is a service organization that is open to all women of the parish.  They meet once a month from March to November to coordinate activities aimed at supporting St. Margaret's Church and the local community.  They hold fundraising events that include a rummage sale, bake sales and the sale of Rada Cutlery.  They use the money they raise to help pay for all the Corporal Works of Mercy they do for the parish and community, that includes helping to pay tuition for St. Margaret students who attend St. Michael School.  Some of the services they do include welcoming newcomers to the church, providing funeral dinners, cleaning the church and assisting with St. Margaret's annual chicken barbecue, along with providing assistance to many local organizations.  If you would like to join the Guild, help them in any way or just get more information, contact:
       St. Margaret: Gaynell Ashley  724-932-3313

Ushers
Ushers welcome parishioners as they arrive for Mass or special services, escort them to pews, collect the offertory, and assist in many ways to make the congregation comfortable and welcome.
St. Michael:  Doug Ruffing 724-456-8091
St. Margaret:  Mark Holian 724-932-5937

Young at Heart: 
What is the Young at Heart? It's a great afternoon spent with friends for those 55 and over. Enjoy a light lunch and celebrate monthly birthdays. Mark the 3rd Tuesday on your calendar from March to October. Monthly activites vary. Come to the Large Meeting Room at noon. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend!  
St. Michael & St. Margaret:
Mary Edna Regan 724-588-6843
Betty Grasso  724-588-4704
Terry & Don Webber 724-588-3848