Administrative

Pastoral Council
The Pastoral Council is an advisory council to the pastor that discerns and determines the pastoral plan, goals and strategies for the parish. The Council ensures that all pastoral activities are in alignment with the parish mission and vision. Discernment for membership on the Pastoral Council occurs every June. The Council meets once per month from September through June. 

Finance Committee
Members of this committee are appointed by the pastor. This committee forms a consultative body mandated by Canon Law and the Bishop. The goal of this committee is to advise the pastor on administrative and financial temporal matters of the parish. The committee participates with the pastor in long range planning for the parish. 

House of Charity
The House of Charity is the Bishop's Annual Appeal to all Catholics in the Camden Diocese to consider a sacrificial gift to enable vital programs and services for our poor and vulnerable. St. Andrew's House of Charity Committee is a team of parish volunteers that reach out to all members of our congregation to encourage support of this worthy cause. The team solicits volunteers and makes preparation for the campaign early in the year.

During the campaign, volunteers invest time contacting our brethren via phone or mail to accept pledges or answer any related questions. Generally, they gather weekly to discuss progress and address concerns or make recommendations. The committee adjourns when the parish goal is met. This mission is truly rewarding and great fun. We encourage all those interested to consider joining. 

Evangelization Committee
The mission of the Evangelization Committee is to increase attendance at Mass. The committee attempts to reach out to the entire parish community by sponsoring social events, religious education programs, and family activities. In the past the committee has held various family movie nights, a square dance, a Lenten screening of "The Passion of the Christ," and presented various faith-strengthening programs such as "Catholics Returning Home."

We welcome any new members who enjoy brainstorming new ideas and planning events that will increase the vitality and community spirit of St. Andrew the Apostle Church and bring parishioners back to Sunday Mass.

Office Volunteers
Volunteers provide periodic assistance to one of the parish offices (Main, Religious Education, Spiritual Life, etc.). Duties may include answering phones, assisting with mailings, running errands in the area and general support. Volunteers should be available during daytime weekday hours.

OLMC Regional School Board
Parishioners with gifts and talents in Education, Fund Raising, Development and Marketing abilities are considered for OLMC Regional School which is supported by St. Andrews. Meetings are monthly. 

Parish Fund Raising
This committee plans, organizes and executes fundraising events that are essential to augment our Parish Budget and sustain the numerous ministries that makes St. Andrews Parish so special. 

Bereavement Committee:  Volunteers assist with planning the funeral liturgies with the family and may also serve as adult altar servers, lectors and Eucharistic ministers and as a sacristan to assist with set-up for Mass.  This is primarily an adult ministry.  Time Commitment:  1-2 Funerals per month.

Cake Bakers:  Parishioners sign up to bake cakes, cookies, etc. for various parish social functions, throughout the year.  Time Commitment:  1-2 Events per month. 

Church Cleaning (Monday AM):  Volunteers maintain the worship space by vacuuming the church, cleaning the windows, woodwork, sacristies, Mondays at 9:30 am. Time Commitment:  1-2 Hours per week or less.  (Immediate Need)

Summer Hospitality:  Refreshments and hospitality are provided once a month during summer following Mass for all parishioners. We are seeking adult and teen volunteers to assist once a month. Time Commitment:  1 Hour on Sunday per month.

Knights of Columbus:  The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest lay Catholic family service organization and is dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.  The Knights are extremely active in our Parish in support of our clergy, church, youth and many ministries.  Time Commitment:  1-2 Hours per month.

Marketing / Public Relations / Graphic Arts Committee:  Members assist in providing effective communication and publicity of parish events to connect parishioners and to evangelize within the community. Expertise in promotions, publishing, writing, editing, photography, graphic design or print and web layout is needed.  Time Commitment:  1-2 Hours per month.  

Marriage Prep Committee:  Married couples facilitate discussion of practical ideas in such areas as communication, budgeting, responsible parenting, and family of origin issues.  Training and materials are provided.  Time Commitment:  1-2 Hours per month Friday nights and Saturday mornings.

Respect Life Committee: Attends meetings representing St. Andrew’s to the Diocese and attending an annual fundraiser for Our Lady of Good Counsel:  a home for pregnant and homeless women. Coordinates attendance at  the March For Life every January, and the annual new Jersey Right to Life Dinner.  Arranges speakers Pro-Life office of the Diocese to speak to our Confirmation candidates.  Time Commitment:  1-2 hour per month. 

Vocations:  Members provide awareness and enrichment opportunities related to ordained ministry, lay ministry, and religious life, married and single life. Time Commitment:  1-2 Hours per month.

Welcoming Committee:  Parishioners and staff work together to welcome new members into our parish. We are seeking a team of volunteers (adult, teen, older children with parents) who would assist us in welcoming new members at one or two new member dinners/events each year. Time Commitment:  1-2 Hours per month. 

 

 

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