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.
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
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.
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-Holy Family Conference
Andy McDonald 330 406-0053
St. Vincent De Paul Society reaches out to help people who are facing unfortunate circumstances in their lives. It is at this time the society steps in to help people who may have a need for spiritual support or temporary material assistance. As Jesus said, “We will always have the poor and needy with us”. It is at this time, its members try to be a helpful concern in a person’s life and let them know that they are not alone and that God is always there with them through His Church!
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.