Ministries

Adoration
Adoration is held every Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. You may schedule yourself for one or more hours in the presence of Our Lord.  Spend time with Jesus reciting your prayers, or pray a rosary.  Or just sit and say nothing simply keeping Jesus company as you would a good friend.  If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to commit your time to be included on the Adoration schedule, please contact Joan O’Gara at 401-767-2707.

Altar Server
Altar Servers assist the priest during Mass. This is an important ministry available to all boys and girls who have received their First Communion. Interested volunteers should contact Rev. Msgr. Jacques L. Plante.


Church Cleaning Ministry
Twice a month, on Thursday mornings, volunteers for the Church Cleaning Ministry clean our Parish Church. Interested volunteers should contact the parish office at 401-333-5897, extension 10.





Counting Teams

Counting teams gather each week after the 10 am Mass to count the weekly collections.  Interested volunteers should contact our Pastor, Rev. Msgr. Jacques L. Plante.



Eucharistic Minister
The Eucharistic Ministers assist the Priest at Mass distributing the Eucharist and Precious Blood (Consecrated Wine).  There are usually 2 Eucharistic Ministers serving each weekend Mass.  After each Mass, one Eucharistic Minister also delivers the Eucharist to a member of the parish who is sick or homebound.  Interested volunteers should contact our Pastor, Rev. Msgr. Jacques L. Plante.

Ministering to the Sick and the Home Bound
Rev. Msgr. Jacques L. Plante holds a Mass at Emerald Bay Manor on the first Friday of each month.  He also delivers Communion to the sick and the home bound.  Our Parish Eucharistic Ministers also deliver Communion after Sunday Masses.  If you are sick or in need of having The Holy Eucharist delivered to you, contact the parish office.

Finance Council
Members of this ministry meet various times during the year and as needed in regard to our parish finances. Interested volunteers should contact our Pastor, Rev. Msgr. Jacques L. Plante.

Greeters and Collectors
Members of this ministry serve at each weekend Mass greeting people as they enter the church, and passing the collection baskets.  Interested volunteers should contact our Pastor, Rev. Msgr. Jacques L. Plante. 

Intercessory Prayer Line
If you have a special need or problem, call Barbara Zabinski at 401-334-3067.

Lectors
Members of this ministry serve at each weekend Mass helping to communicate the Word of God. This ministry is open to adults as well as the youth in our parish who have made their Confirmation.  Interested volunteers should contact our Pastor, Rev. Msgr. Jacques L. Plante.

Men of Saint Joseph
Men of Saint Joseph is an association of Christian men, united under the Catholic Church, who meet to pray together and encourage each other to be the spiritual leaders of their families.  The group is for adult men of all ages.  The purpose of the Men of Saint Joseph is to instill holiness in men and facilitate spiritual leadership in family and community life.  If you are interested in learning more, or joining The Men of Saint Joseph here at Saint Aidan Parish, please contact Lucien Laporte at 447-9399.  The group meets on the first Thursday of each month.    


Music Ministry
The adult choir sings under the direction of Phil Fortin.  Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:15 pm.   If you love to sing and can carry a tune, come join our uplifting, spirit-filled choir. Interested volunteers should contact Phil Fortin at 508-761-6872.



Our Lady's Cenacle
Our Lady's Cenacle group will meets twice a month.  The group schedules meetings during the day at the homes of members of the group rather than at the church.  If you have interests in joining the group, or have any questions, please contact Joan O’Gara at 401-767-2707.

PIN
People in Need program is a food donation program. How Can You Help?
· Bring a can food/dry food item to the Church.
· Purchase a Gift certificate/debit card where you shop, put it in the collection basket on Sunday.
· Put a check made out to “Saint Aidan PIN Program” in the donation basket on Sunday.  

Respect Life Ministry Human life, at all stages from conception to natural death, is a gift from God, worthy of respect and protection. Interested volunteers should contact Barbara Zabinski at 401-334-3067.

Saint Aidan Seniors
Monthly Mass is scheduled for deceased members of the Saint Aidan Seniors Group at 8:00 AM on the 1st Friday of every month.  The Senior Group meets after Mass in the Parish Center.  Seasonal events are planned for each meeting.  Contact Ann Schifino at 401-333-2080 if you are interested in joining the group, or volunteering to help out.