Ministries & Committees


Altar Guild

A group of men and women who prepare the sanctuary and sacristy for Mass each week, preparing the sacred linens, changing candles, and taking care of cleaning the altar and church.

Contact: Jim Hubbard 203-735-1594

Altar Servers

Boys and girls, grades three through high school, have the opportunity to assist at Masses by serving at the altar.

Contact: Torin Bourke 203-735-7857 x32

Campus Set-up & Clean-up

Handy men and women who help set-up and clean-up for activities and events in the church, hall, gym or rectory.

Contact: Pauline Totaro 203-401-9502

Church Art and Environment Committee

A group of people who decorate the church for weekly liturgies as well as special holydays.

Contact: Kim Ferencz 203-393-3952

Community Meals

This committee prepare and serve free meals – a monthly breakfasts and bi-monthly dinners (spearheaded by Master’s Table) for the community-at-large.

Contact: Jim Fedak 203-732-7792

Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion

Men and women who assist the priest in distributing Communion at Mass and bring Communion to the sick.

Contact: Susan Uhleski 203-736-3966

Homeless Shelter Meals

A group of people, working in teams, who plan, prepare, and serve monthly meals for residents of Spooner House.

Contact: Rich Zdrowski 203-734-7915

Knights of Columbus Council #23

The pre-eminent Catholic laymen’s organization which supports the work of the church and the local parish. Meeting is every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in the Rectory.

Contact: Carl Stevens 203-881-5585


Men, women, and teens of the parish who proclaim the Scriptures at Mass. Training required.

Contact: Jessica Pinto 203-732-2512

Maintenance & Safety Committee

A group of people who assist with various maintenance projects throughout the parish and address safety concerns according to best practices and insurance guidelines. Duties include quarterly meetings, safety inspections and safety communications.

Contact: Rich Zdrowski 203-734-7915

Music Ministry

A diverse group of women and men who enhance the spiritual life of the parish through music, either as a cantor, choir member, or both.  A combination of traditional and contemporary music is offered.

Contact: Anthony J. Burke, M.M. 
Music Director/Organist

RCIA Ministry

Dedicated to executing the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program for our parish family-helping those who desire to become Catholic. It includes people who wish to become sponsors or to be confirmed.

Contact: Maureen Lowman 203-734-1092

Religious Education Grades 1-6

Those who are interested in being a teacher or classroom aid in our Sunday Morning elementary education program.

Contact: Anne Lynch 203-736-2663

Religious Education Grades 7-10

Those who are interested in teaching in our Monday evening middle school education program.

Contact: Torin Bourke 203-735-7857 x32

St. Francis Food Pantry

A service of the Social Justice Committee, this ministry provides non-perishable food items to those in need within our community and beyond. Open: Tue & Thu from 10am-11:30am and Sat from 12-1:30pm.

Contact: Deacon Larry or Anthony J. Burke


Social Justice

A committee with responsibility to give leadership in the social concerns of parish family life, always considering the Church’s option for the poor. Some areas of responsibility are: to run food drives, coordinate a Dorothy Day weekend at which blankets are donated for the needy and coordinate the Christmas Giving Tree projects.

Contact: Susan and Jerry Olmstead 

Ushers and Greeters Committee

A group of men and women who greet parishioners and visitors at each Mass, take the collection, distribute bulletins and make sure that the church is prepared for the following Mass.

Contact: Tom Bennett 203-735-1578

Vocation Ministry

This ministry coordinates the Traveling Chalice (Prayers for Vocation) program, a week-long opportunity to pray for vocations by parishioners and their families at home during Advent and Lent.

Contact: Victoria and Don Gaughan 203-804-8243

Youth & Young Adult

Adults who would like to support the youth ministry in its mission.

Contact: Torin Bourke 203-735-7857×32