Service Organizations

Bereavement Ministry

Deacon Ray Hatala       330 757-1545

This ministry fulfills a very important need during a painful time in the life of a family.  People involved in this ministry provide assistance through visiting the funeral home during calling hours and presenting condolences as well as an expression of sympathy on behalf of the entire parish.  A follow-up of care and concern succeeds the funeral.  Members of this group are called upon on an as needed basis.

 

Bereavement Luncheon Committee

Deacon Ray Hatala       330 757-1545

This important and caring ministry takes place at our Parish Center after a Funeral Mass.  Duties of committee members include helping to arrange tables for serving and seating, setting up beverages, receiving food from caterers/families, organizing serving duties, and helping the family with any needs they might have during the gathering.  The committee is also responsible for overall cleanup in the hall afterwards. 

 

Bereavement Support Group

Evelyn Kovach     330 757-9572

This group is composed of people who have lost a loved one in the recent past, and are now working with others who have lost a loved one, to help and support each other through this difficult time.  Those who have recently lost a loved one are invited to join this group to discuss their loss and the affect it is having in his or her life.  The group meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Emmaus House by appointment only.

 

Health Services

Ginny Buzas, R.M  330 757-1561

This ministry leader provides CPR and defibrillator training to parishioners who are willing to assist in case of a medical emergency during Mass.  Trained volunteers are scheduled by the ministry leader to cover weekend Masses.

 

Helping Hands Ministry

Al and Darlene Pompeo 330 757-3243

If you and/or your family are in need of a temporary meal(s) to help get through a sickness, etc, call Al and Darlene Pompeo and they will make a delivery pertaining to the need.  Any other concerns to this ministry should be directed to Deacon Ray Hatala at the Parish Office (330-757-1545).

 

Human Relations Committee

Bill Brennan  330 707-9022

The committee consists of a group of parishioners involved in the education of the parish dealing with social justice issues.

 

Knights of Columbus

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church through acts of charitable service.  Council #15573 was chartered on October 10, 2012 at Holy Family Parish.

See also the website:  www.knightsofholyfamily.org

 

Marriage Preparation

Charles and Margaret Christopher     330 757-8820

Married couples serve in this ministry as sponsor couples to those engaged couples who are preparing for marriage.  The sponsor couple through a series of meetings helps the engaged couple to understand and fully prepare for the sacrament of marriage using an approved program that engages the couples in relevant dialogue and reflection.

 

Nursing Home Ministry

Patty Basic      330-519-4065

Parishioners volunteer to visit local nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

 

Poland Pantry

Mary Ellen Fleming      330 757-9029

Parishioners are encouraged to drop off staple food items in the Gathering area as often as possible.  Volunteers make sure that the food is collected on a weekly basis and turned over to the Poland Food Pantry to provide food to the needy.  The pantry is open on the last  Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m. and on  the last  Wednesday  of each month from 9:00—11:00 am.  (ONLY).

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society

Jim Carlos     330 757-2293

The St. Vincent DePaul Society is an international organization designed to help with emergency basic food and living expense assistance.   Membership is open to all men and women in our parish.  Monetary collections are taken outside the Church on the last Sunday of each month. In addition, this group provides support with various situations that may occur.   The meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center.

 

Third Source Committee     

Jim Carlos     330 757-2293

This committees purpose is to raise funds for various Holy Family Parish events, projects and to financially contribute to parish requests/petitions for assistance, under the direction of the Pastor.  We promote good fellowship among our parishioners and the community of Poland.