Volunteer Screening Committee
All individuals involved in volunteer ministry must be officially screened. Those working with youth or in positions of trust require a police check. This programmme is mandated by the Archdiocese of Toronto. Our concern is twofold: for those who minister and for those they serve.
Men and women commissioned to read passages of Sacred Scripture, Intercessions and Parish Announcements at Sunday Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Contact Susan Ciufo at the parish office.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Men and women commissioned to distribute Holy Communion at Sunday Mass, Weekday Masses and other Eucharistic celebrations. Contact Susan Ciufo at the parish office.
Ministers of Communion for the Sick
Parishioners commissioned to carry the Eucharist to the sick and housebound of our parish immediately following the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Transportation is a necessity. Contact Susan Ciufo at the parish office.
Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers)
Men and women who care for the good order of our Sunday celebrations. They provide a welcoming presence at the door, seat parishioners, take up the collection, oversee the procession of gifts, hand out bulletins and tidy the church.
Parishioners who greet all who enter the church with a smile and a handshake before Sunday Mass. They also provide inquirers with parish news and information.
Parents and young adults who work with the youth of our parish. They facilitate social justice projects, host coffee Sundays, organize baby sitting afternoons for busy parents, etc. A special connection is forged with senior students from St. Clement Catholic School.
Parishioners who organize and facilitate social events for their fellow parishioners: movie nights, bingo, parish BBQ, etc. Their goal is to promote a sense of community among which cuts across, age, culture and language.
Qualified parishioners provide catechetical instruction for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession), First Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation. Classes take place in the parish hall from September to June under the direction of Pastoral Assistant, Susan Ciufo.
Couples and individuals work with parents who present their children for the Sacrament of Baptism. This ministry involves home visits, meetings with parents and personal witness.
Christian Initiation for Adults
Ongoing spiritual and catechetical formation of adult men and women seeking initiation into the Catholic Church. Involves team preparation and teaching sessions on Sunday mornings during the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Volunteers should be prayerful, well-versed in sacred scripture and have a solid understanding of Catholic teaching.
Our Time-With-God programme is geared to children from JK to Grade 3. We provide a child-centered Liturgy of the Word in the parish hall during the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday mornings. Both teachers and supervisors are needed.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Volunteers visit needy families and individuals living within the St. Clement boundaries. The SVDP provides spiritual, financial and social assistance. Members sponsor two annual collections of gently used clothing. Monthly team meetings in the parish hall.
The Round Table is a think tank. It offers advice and encouragement to the pastor. Six members are appointed by the parish priest. They meet with the pastoral staff four times a year to discuss the future needs of the parish.
Mandated by Canon Law to advise the pastor on the financial concerns of the parish. Members are appointed. Most have a financial background. They meet at least six times a year to oversee financial reports, capital projects and the general upkeep of the church, offices and rectory. Members also work with the pastor to make sure Archdiocesan financial procedures are followed.
A small group of dedicated parishioners concerned with the beauty and cleanliness of the sanctuary and the church. Teams of volunteers come once a week to dust and polish altar furnishings and to care for the vestments and sacred vessels.
Young people grade three and up are welcome to serve weekend Masses and other special celebrations. Training is hands on under the supervision of Liturgical Assistant, Nicholas Jamieson. Speak to one of the priest before Mass or call Susan Ciufo at the parish office.
Men and women who assist the priests by preparing the altar and sanctuary for weekday and weekend Masses. Knowledge of Catholic rites and ceremonies is essential.
Twenty-four hour a day prayer and adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Volunteer adorers sign up for specific time slots throughout the week. Call the parish office for more information.