“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?” James 2:14

St. Clare of Assisi church is a rapidly growing parish in the Acworth area. We invite you to join us in serving our community and parish family, and are grateful for any and all volunteers! If you do not hear back from a ministry head you have contacted within one week, please contact Susan Williams – saw0410@comcast.net – and she will put you in touch with the appropriate person.

Alpha Program: An adult faith is explicitly rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus, lived in the Christian community and connected to the life, teaching and mission of the Church. All persons over the age of 18 are invited to join us in the fall when this ministry resumes.
Contact Brian Henderson – bhenderson@cynergytelecom.com

Altar Servers: This ministry is open to any young Catholic boy or girl who has received First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Servers assist the priest and deacon in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. Training sessions are held throughout the year.
Contact Deacon Tom – deacontom@stclarecc.org

Cenacle of Eucharistic Apostles MinistryThis is a small church group of up to 15 persons that meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays after the 9A.M. Mass (around 9:25am) at the rectory to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and study the Diary of St. Faustina, as well as Scripture and the Catechism in regards to Divine Mercy. Any questions please contact Mary Jo Davy phone at 805-701-2079 or email travlingram@hotmail.com

Communications Ministry: Join us! Our Social Media Ministry includes keeping up with FacebookTwitterInstagram,YouTube, our parish app*calendar and website as well as the weekly bulletin. We need your help to keep up with posting information and more importantly to push information, pictures and videos to be posted!
contact Angie Cowan – acowan_3@yahoo.com

Extra-ordinary/Holy Communion: The purpose of this ministry is to assist the Priest and Deacon in the distribution of Holy Communion to the people in attendance at mass.
Contact Tom Dvorak – bigtee2@comcast.net

Extra-ordinary/Sick & Homebound: This ministry serves by bringing Holy Communion to the homebound and those in assisted living.
Contact Peter Villari – peter.villari@dekra.com

Giving Tree: Our mission is to ensure less fortunate families and children are remembered during the Christmas season. We contact several local organizations and coordinate the process identifying Christmas needs of that group. We request, collect, sort, distribute, and track gifts that fulfill those needs. In October, November and December we need volunteers to set up and organize this process, including putting up a tree with ornament tags and delivering gifts.
Contact  Nancy VonHagel nvonhagel@bellsouth.net

Habitat for Humanity: We are in a 6 parish Habitat for Humanity Catholic Coalition that builds houses in Cobb County.  It is a great opportunity for fellow parishioners to get together and help deserving families to own a well built house.

Contact Richard Angeli at tuney2010@gmail.com.



 Hispanic: St. Clare of Assisi is blessed with a bilingual pastor and office manager, and has a very active Hispanic community. 
Please contact Father Mark directly for more information. 
Contact Fr. Mark Starr - frmark@stclarecc.org

 

Hospitality: Our mission is to unite parishioners in a welcoming atmosphere after Mass to build relationships in our church community. We welcome volunteers who want to help serve pastries after Mass on the first Sunday of each month.
Contact Colleen Rodriguez Email: colleend.rodriguez@gmail.com

Knights of Columbus: A Catholic fraternal organization for men ages 18 years and older. Based on the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism, these knights support and serve St. Clare’s and the surrounding community.
Contact Mike Emanuelo – mike@cynergytelecom.com

Lector: The Lector Ministry is an important part of the Liturgy as its members are responsible for proclaiming the Word of the Lord to the congregation.
Contact Ron Kozak – kozak223@comcast.net

Lumen Middle School Bible Study: St. Clare is blessed to start a bible study gathering for our Middle School children. Our goal is to help our children and parents connect more with their faith and help connect Middle School children and their parents to other families in our parish. If anyone is interested in the details, contact Shana Hackworth, email sshackworth@comcast.net to get on the group list!

Music : Singers and musicians are welcome to join us at any of the Masses. We have a traditional choir and a contemporary choir. Prior experience is preferred.
Contact Marianne Gregory – mgregory@retailbenchmarks.com  

Para musica en espanol – Tony Ramirez  Ramirez T. Fam (770) 435-1219 

Contact: Tony Ramirez – tramirez2190@gmail.com

Sacristan: Arranges the books needed for the celebration, marking all of the divisions. He or she lays out the vestments and anything else needed for the celebration, such as cruets, chalices, ciboria, linens, oils, processional crosses, and candles.
Contact Mary Theresa Zoellner – churchlady@marisatz.com

St. Vincent de Paul: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person to person service to all those who are needy and suffering within our community. SVdP currently provides assistance to those in need through our parish food pantry.
Contact Jeff Cohan – talouco@comcast.net

Ushers: Greeting the parishioners as they enter the service, assist in finding available seats, passing the collection baskets, passing out bulletins. School setup for Mass and parking at St. Teresa’s. We invite anyone (male or female) over the age of 18 to help out.
Contact Rob Durham – durhamlaws@bellsouth.net

Volunteer of the Month: If you would like to nominate a St. Clare parishioner for the Volunteer of the Month, message us on Facebook or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Williams, at saw0410@comcast.net. We need their name and a short blurb as to how they are awesome at serving our Lord.

Welcome: Welcome People at Mass, answer questions and improve communications.Contact: Renee Ponce 404-431-1935 renee.bonito@comcast.net  or Colleen Rodriguez 770-265-8837 colleend.rodriquez@gmail.com

Youth Group Ministry: Come join us as we personally encounter Jesus Christ and have fun with friends in community. Bible studies at local coffee shops, ALPHA gatherings, XLT nights, and more will be starting soon. If you’re interested in more info or have any questions, please contact me, or just talk to me after Holy Mass! Contact: Cheryl Cannon Email: cherylmcannon@gmail.com

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