Parish Ministries

Saint Peter Choir & Organ

Adult Choir

The adult choir enhances our 10:30 a.m. Sunday liturgy under the direction of Stephen Roberts. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Altar Servers

Boys and girls are invited to be Mass servers in the third grade through high school. The servers assist the priest at the altar during the liturgy. Fr. Gregg Mecca coordinates the training and scheduling of Mass servers.

Altar Society

Women and men of the parish volunteer to clean the sacristy, sanctuary and altar appointments once a week on a Saturday morning. Teams rotate throughout the month. Mary Schlichtig coordinates the schedule for Altar Society members.

BINGO

BINGO is played in the parish hall every Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Volunteer teams of four people rotate each week and take care of game management, ticket sales, and food prep. Brenda Farrah is the Bingo Member in Charge. Connie Roberts operates the kitchen.

Catechists

Catechists are needed September – May each year to instruct the young people of the parish in their faith and in Sacrament preparation. Religious education classes meet on Sunday morning in St. Peter School. Contact Patricia Postiglione to volunteer.

Children’s Choir

The children’s choir sings each Sunday at our 9:00 a.m. liturgy under the direction of Dr. Nancy Engel. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Community Concerns

The Community Concerns committee is dedicated to helping those less fortunate in the Greater Danbury area. Through various outreach program and fundraisers, it provides support to those in need. Larry Morgan coordinates the committee’s activities.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are called to serve the parish community in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist. If interested in becoming a minister, please contact Fr. Gregg Mecca. Schedules for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are coordinated by Louann Daragan.

Men’s Society

The Men’s Society, one of the oldest groups in our parish, works to fund the Sister Marita Daniel Scholarship at St. Peter School (through various fundraisers such as its annual pancake breakfast and fishing excursion raffle) and provides support and the necessary “man power” for many parish activities and needs. Bob Bailey is in charge of coordinating all activities.

Ministers of the Word (Lector)

The primary purpose of the lector is to proclaim the Word of the Lord at the Sunday liturgies. In addition to being on a rotating schedule for the weekend Masses, lectors may be requested to read at special liturgies or prayer services throughout the year. Yearly workshops are held to train new lectors and promote the spiritual development of the reading ministry. If interested contact Fr. Gregg Mecca.

Parish Council

The Parish Council serves as an advisory board to the Pastor. The Council made up of members elected at large and the standing committee heads. If you are interested in being considered for a nomination to the Council, contact Fr. Gregg Mecca.

Parish Life Committee

The primary purpose the Parish Life Committee is to build up the social and community life of the parish. This is achieved through various events in the calendar year such as the annual tag sale, raffle and picnic. To volunteer for the committee, please contact Brenda Farrah.

Ushers

The primary purpose of the usher is to take up the collection during Sunday and holy day liturgies. All ushers must be instructed in the proper collection and handling of the offertory according to diocesan instructions. Carol Lemoine coordinates the ushers for weekend liturgies.

Women’s Guild

One of the longest-running groups in our parish, the Women’s Guild provides social and spiritual activities for the ladies of the parish as well as activities that include the Christmas Angel Tree and Christmas Craft Fair.

Youth Group of St. Peter

The youth group consists of young adults in grades 9 through 12. The Youth Group meets on a regular basis. It offers social and spiritual activities to build up friendships, to encourage spiritual and personal growth, to foster active membership within the Church, and to participate in the outreach mission of the parish. To join, contact Patricia Postiglione.