You are invited to
Serve with us
Whether you are called to serve the community at large or help meet the needs of our own parish, you'll find ample opportunities to serve here at St. Timothy.
Upcoming Service Opportunities
We are currently seeking volunteers to serve as Catechists for PSR (parish school of religion).
Please prayerfully consider responding to this urgent call for help. What a blessing and a privilege to guide the faith formation of our parish children!
Questions? Please contact Director of Religious Education, Rita Feige.
St. Vincent dePaul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization inspired by Gospel values. Women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
Ongoing efforts by the St. Vincent dePaul Society here at St. Timothy include monthly offertory collections, preparation of sandwiches for the hungry, and more. Please attend one of our monthly meetings to learn more about how you can get involved with this fulfilling ministry. We gather on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the teachers' lounge. There is no need to register - simply show up! We would love to welcome you.
On the 4th Monday of each month, St. Timothy's St. Vincent dePaul Society delivers 500 sandwiches for hungry families served by St. Lawrence Haven. The day before, all parishioners are invited to join us at 10:30 am in the cafeteria to help make sandwiches. Check the "Upcoming Events" on the home page for the next Sandwich Sunday.
The St. Timothy music ministry, coordinated by Dr. Larry Griffin, is made up of parishioners of various ages and skill levels who offer their time and talent to enhance the worship experience of the entire parish.
CHILDREN'S CHOIR: The children’s choir (grades 3-8) sings once each month at the 10:00 a.m. Mass from September through May, as well as for the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass. Rehearsals are weekly, on Thursdays at 2:30.
Contact Mrs. Kristen Babjak (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about our Children's Choir.
CANTOR MINISTRY: Cantors assist at all weekend Masses by leading through song. Cantors must have good vocal strength and quality. Ability to read music is helpful but not required. Contact Dr. Larry Griffin (email@example.com) or organist Andrea Graves (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about serving as a cantor at St. Timothy Church.
ADULT CHOIR: Directed by Dr. Larry Griffin, the adult choir sings at most 10:00 Masses September through May, and on many Feast Days. The choir welcomes new members to join them for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 pm. Contact Dr. Larry Griffin (email@example.com) with questions about the Adult Choir.
RESURRECTION CHOIR: The Resurrection Choir sings for Funeral Masses at the request of the family of the deceased. The members of the Resurrection Choir support the bereaving family and friends by singing and responding to the prayers at the funeral Mass. Contact Joyce Nobile (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the Resurrection Choir.
This ministry is open to adults and children in grade 5 and up. Training is provided. Altar servers have two main duties:
- To assist the priest and deacon during the celebration of Mass
- By example, to help the people in the congregation to pray
Altar servers are generally asked to serve one weekend Mass per month, and to respond to the call to serve at funerals and other special Masses as needed. Students at St. Timothy School serve weekday Masses during the school year.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
This ministry is open to all confirmed Catholics. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist assist the celebrant of the Mass and serve the parish by ensuring that Holy Communion is distributed in a timely and reverent manner.
Extraordinary Ministers have two main duties:
- To distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to those who come forward during the eucharistic celebration
- To welcome those who choose not to receive the Eucharist with a blessing
Extraordinary Ministers are generally asked to serve one-two weekend Masses per month. Preferences for Mass days and times may be specified using the online Ministry Scheduler.
Questions? Contact Deacon Marion Smithberger (email@example.com).
At St. Timothy Church, lectors welcome the congregation to Mass and assist the celebrant by reading the First Reading, the Second Reading, and the Prayers of The Faithful. If you are an effective communicator comfortable with public speaking, you are invited to serve the parish as a part of this ministry. We ask lectors to:
- Be conscious of their role in expressing God’s Word to the rest of the parish community present at the liturgy
- Prepare ahead of time in order to study the meaning and pronunciation of their assigned readings
Lector schedules vary, and preferences for mass days and times may be specified using the online Ministry Scheduler. New lectors go through an orientation and training, and may be paired with a more experienced lector.
Questions? Contact parishioner Kathleen Dunn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Members of the Altar Society provide and care for the bread, wine, vessels, linens, vestments, candles, flowers and anything else needed for the altar of worship. This is a ministry that appeals to the detail-oriented person who enjoys working “behind the scenes.” The work of the Altar Society is an encounter of holiness in the ordinary, where work becomes prayer and prayer springs from work.
Altar Society members choose to help with any of the following volunteer activities:
- launder and press the linens used at Mass
- clean and prepare the Sanctuary
- assist with the celebration of weddings and funerals
- decorate for feast days, liturgical seasons, and special events such as the Blue Mass
Altar Society members choose how often and how much they'd like to help. We welcome your participation with this ministry - now matter how often you are able to be actively involved. Questions? Contact parishioner Mary Ballantyne (email@example.com).
The St. Timothy Bereavement Ministry provides a luncheon for families on the day of the funeral of a loved one. These luncheons provide an opportunity for the family and friends of the deceased to meet, eat, and spend time supporting one another. Luncheons are provided to the bereaved free of charge as a corporal work of mercy.
Volunteers are needed to purchase and prepare food, and donations of food or monetary contributions are always welcome. Please contact parishioner Ann Connor at 614-451-0641 if you are interested in participating in this ministry.
Have a green thumb and a willing spirit? Members of the Garden Club assist in maintaining and improving our parish grounds so that it is a welcoming and joyful place for our parishioners and visitors. All of the work is performed by dedicated volunteers and through the generosity of donations.
Questions? Contact St. Timothy parishioner Nancy Schell (614-582-7742).
The Serra Club of Columbus promotes vocations to the priesthood and religious life, guided by the words of their patron, St. Junipero Serra: "Always forward, never back." Activities include annual altar server awards, vocation luncheons for young men and women, religious sister luncheon, and monthly holy hour for religious.
Questions? Contact St. Timothy parishioner James Reinmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Serrans have been generous in offering their support to those who hear the call to serve Christ in the priesthood.
— Saint John Paul II
St. Timothy parishioners are invited to attend an upcoming Serra Club meeting at either of the two Columbus chapters:
St. Timothy New Evangelization Club
Members of the New Evangelization Club are committed to share their joy in the Gospel through evangelization. The Pontifical College Josephinum partners with members of our parish community to bring the Gospel to the neighborhoods in St. Timothy Parish. All are welcome to take part in this exciting ministry, whether you hit the streets as a part of the evangelization team, or support us in prayer during our travels.