Service Ministries

PARISH OUTREACH & COMMUNITY BUILDING

CHRISTMAS  STAR PROGRAM – Pluck a “star family” from the Christmas tree in church.  Then take your family and get shopping.  Wrap it all up and bring to the gym where the volunteer elves load up and drive the “starships” to their destinations.  A needy family will have a bountiful Christmas and your family will get the best gift of all – the one of giving to others.  To help, contact Hope Carter, 203-966-5186, Granny1@ix.netcom.com

DRIVING MISS DAISY – Bring our non-driving seniors to the 5:30 PM Saturday Mass and to parish events.  Contact:  Mike Salvati, 203-966-4398, Michael48@snet.net

MEALS-ON-WHEELS is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing nutritious meals to any resident of New Canaan who is unable to prepare the meals necessary to maintain their health and independence.  St. Aloysius Church is committed to delivering meals every Tuesday from 10:40 am – noon to each of the 3 routes. You only need to volunteer for 1 Tuesday a month. Contact: Kathleen Redman, 203-652-1171, Kathleenccd@starcc.com

PARISH NURSE PROGRAM – Once a month, our nurses are available to monitor your blood pressure after the weekend Masses. A great and very healthy service!  If you need help, or if you are a nurse and can help in the parish, contact Kim McNamara at kmcnamara@mac.com

HOMEBOUND EXTRAORDINARY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS -  Volunteers bring the Eucharist to those who are home-bound.  If you would like to receive Holy Communion at home or volunteer, contact: Tom Aylward at 203-966-0941, tandkaylward@gmail.com

MOTHER TERESA’S CLOSET – Our little red house in the back of the parking lot is the drop off for gently used clothing that is sorted and distributed to families in need throughout the local area.  Contact: Mary Ward, mbwcdw@optonline.net

SUNDAY  HOSPITALITY COFFEE - Come to Stapleton Hall after the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass and enjoy a cup of coffee, a sip of juice, and a doughnut in fellowship with friends, old and new.  Sign up to “host” once or twice a year – it’s a breeze with all directions provided. Contact:  Michele Sloan, 203-972-5848, mmsloan@optonline.net

NEVER TOO YOUNG TO SERVE - Family service opportunities are offered to our younger disciples as they gather together with their parents/grandparents who model the call to be the face of Christ to others.  Opportunities include quarterly large scale community of faith hands-on service service projects after the Family mass, at home family service projects and lay liturgical roles at the Family Mass, all which enable our parish to support parents as they begin to teach children the call to Christian service.   Contact: Chris Otis at 203-652-1154 or at youth@starcc.com

PARISH PARTNERS - This ministry hosts regular luncheons and activities on our parish campus for seniors.  Event details are always publicized in the weekly bulletin.  If you love to meet people, please come and join the team or just attend one of our events.  Contact: Carrie Sindelar at jsindela@yahoo.com

WELCOME TEAM – The St. A’s “welcome wagon” will contact and visit all newcomers to the parish, helping them find their niche and become part of the parish family.  If you are new, or love to meet new people, contact: Christina Altier, 917-482-4059, caltier52@gmail.com

EVENTS TEAM – We are the go-to group for parties and events.  If you like to cook, decorate tables, or plan parties – this is the “team’ for you!  Contact: Carroll Yanicelli, 203-966-6524 at cyanicelli@optonline.net