Coffee & Donuts
On the first Sunday of each month, parishioners gather after the Sunday 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM Masses to socialize and grow in Christian community. There are always plenty of donuts for all (sorry, nothing here is good for a diet). Volunteers are needed to pick-up the donuts on Sunday morning at 7:15 AM. Others are needed to set out the coffee & donuts, and others are needed to clean up the room after each of the Masses.
Contact: Mary Gockowski – 330.405.2768
Knights of Columbus
A fraternal organization of men that does charitable work for the parish and for the Church in general.
Contact: Jim Konicek – 330.468.0544
Lenten Fish Fry (NOT HELD IN 2013; to be restored in 2014)
Each Friday of Lent (with the exception of Good Friday), OLG sponsors a Lenten Fish Fry. Meals are served between 5:00-7:00 PM, with the option of eating here or taking it home. Carryout orders are taken, beginning at 4:30 pm, but may not be picked up before 5:00 pm.
People of every talent are needed to assist with this event: from those who are good on the phone, to serving, to cooking, to dishwashing, to bussing tables.
Contact: Elaine Govern
The Parish Groundskeepers (Garden Club) tend to the landscaping and flowerbeds at the Church and rectory. Through maintenance and improvements, they beautify the gardens of OLG. They sponsor the Spring Plant Sale, Fall Bulb Sale and other fundraisers, providing the finances to purchase flowers, trees and gardening essentials. One needn’t be a master gardener to participate in this group; one need only desire to participate in this care-taking effort at OLG.
Contacts: Rosie Triggiani – 330.468.2194 x22
Parish Pastoral Council
The Parish Pastoral Council is a leadership community rooted in prayer, open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, committed to patient listening and study, and working to recommend the plans and directions that will enable the parish to respond most fully to what Jesus asks of us in these times. (Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, Nov. 25, 1990)
The Parish Pastoral Council meets in a spirit of prayer and discernment to offer the Pastor guidance in the policies, directions and spirit of the parish. This is a consultative body that makes recommendations to the pastor. The council aims at spiritual growth of the parish community and plans ways to carry out the mission of the parish and the church. Its membership seeks to represent the interest and pastoral needs of the whole parish community.
Contact: Mary Gockowski – 330.405.3768
Parish Picnic Committee
The annual parish picnic is held the Sunday before Labor Day. The festivities take place on the parish grounds and have proven to be great fun for young and old alike – even in inclement weather. It is a time for OLG to celebrate its ethnic diversity.
The “price of admission” is a covered dish for the endless buffet table. The parish provides hamburgers, hot dogs, pop and coffee. While tables and chairs abound, many opt to bring their own lawn chair for assured comfort.
Whether you wish to assist with, or simply enjoy the Parish Picnic…you’ll meet new friends and have a wonderful time.
The Parish Pastoral Council sponsors the Parish Picnic. Anyone wishing to assist with the picnic may contact anyone on Parish Pastoral Council.
Volunteer Church Cleaners
Did you ever wonder how the Cheerio’s disappear, the song books are restored to order, and the Church looks good for weekend Masses? It’s not by accident. Each week, a team of Church Cleaners spend time dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning the church. There are several cleaning teams of two-or-more people each. Each team coordinates their schedule and cleans the church sometime between Tuesday and Saturday of their week.
Contact: Jackie Cackowski – 330.468.2194 x22
Young at Heart
This group promotes friendship, spirituality, entertainment and creativity. Membership is extended to any parishioner who is 55+, or whose spouse is 55+. Numerous spiritual and social activities are planned through the year with a focus on keeping the cost to a minimum. This group meets the third Wednesday of each month. Please watch the bulletin for meeting dates and times
Contact: Sue Zeman – 330.468.9897