St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Lowell

A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

374 Stevens Street, Lowell, MA 01851-3607 | 978-454-5143 | parish@stmargaretlowell.org

Parish Life – Page 2

Greeters:

Parish volunteers who warmly welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass.

Hospitality:

A group that serves coffee and pastry on Friday mornings after the 8:30AM Mass. They also help prepare for special occasions such as our 4th of July cookout. A great way to get to know one another is when we share food and conversation.

Lector:

Reader who proclaim the Scriptures at Mass and other services.

Liturgical Linen Service:

Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals, and altar linens.

Offertory Counters:

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers about once a month.

Outreach to Homebound:

Volunteer Eucharistic Ministers who bring the Eucharist to registered parishioners who are homebound.

Parish Pastoral Council:

The PPC is involved in most activities and programs effecting the liturgical and spiritual life of St. Margaret Parish.

Parish Crafters:

Group of parish members who make craft items to sell at the school fair. They meet Wednesday evenings in the St. Vincent de Paul Room (downstairs rectory). The money they make goes to help support our St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Protecting God’s Children:

All of the clergy, office staff and every volunteer is required to attend a Virtus—Protecting God’s Children training session, an archdiocese sponsored program which teaches an awareness of those persons and situations which could endanger our children. The state also requires volunteers to submit a yearly CORI form.

RCIA:

Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of Adult candidates for Catholic sacraments.

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