St. Justin-St. Michael Parish has something for everyone who wants to be involved in the life of the parish. Volunteers help with outreach to needy families, organizing the food pantry, parish planning, upkeep of the buildings, serving at the liturgies, making prayer shawls for hospice patients – any number of ways to serve others and make the parish a true community of support and care.

Contact the parish office or the persons who coordinate the ministries you are interested in. See the list at the bottom of the page.

Altar Guild

Members maintain the altar linens and change the linens and decorations with the liturgical seasons.

Altar
Servers

Children 10 years and older serve at Sunday Masses and special services throughout the year.

Building& Grounds

Under the direction of the Pastor assists in addressing building and grounds maintenance projects.

Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist

Assist with the distribution of the Eucharist at Masses and bring the Eucharist to the home bound.

Finance Council

Assists the pastor in parish operations, oversees the parish budget and overlooks fund-raising

Food Pantry

The Malta House Food Pantry is open every Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the parish center.

Fundraising

Develops and implements fundraising projects throughout the year to support parish needs.

Lectors

Proclaim the Word and read the Intercessory Prayers at Sunday Masses and all special Liturgies

Liturgy

Working with the pastoral staff, preparation for celebration of liturgical seasons and sacraments.

Martha and Mary Guild

Provides service to parishioners and prayer to develop members’ spirituality.

Music Ministry

Works with the music director to provide music leadership and musical selections.

Pastoral Planning

An advisory board to the pastor elected by parishioners to collaborate in parish matters.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knits and crochets prayer shawls for parishioners who are ill as reminders of God’s healing mercy.

Sacristan

Prepares the items needed at the altar for all Masses, daily, weekend, holy day and funeral Masses.

Social Events, Hospitality

Helps plan and implement social events and activities for the parish throughout the year.

Social Media, Communication

Works on branding and developing press releases highlighting parish events and activities.

Ushers

At Masses, distribute missalettes and bulletins; collect offertory gifts and oversee gift bearers.

Youth Ministry

Provides activities, outreach projects, social events and faith development for teens.

Knights of Columbus

An order of Catholic men dedicated to promoting charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.

Knights & Ladies of Peter Claver

A fraternal organization of Catholics dedicated to serving God, Church and Community.

Ministry Purpose Contact
Altar Guild The members maintain the altar linens and are responsible for changing linens with the season and decoration of all liturgical seasons. Parish Office
Altar Servers Children 10 years and older serve at Sunday Masses and special services throughout the year. Deacon Ramon
860 -888-2511 or
Jahanie Chambers
860-817-9268
Building and Grounds/Maintenance Under the direction of the Pastor assists in addressing building and grounds maintenance projects. Parish Office
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Assist the priest and deacon with the distribution of the precious Body and Blood of Christ at Sunday, special Masses and to bring Holy Communion to the sick and home bound. Claire Poiter
860-524-1113
Finance Council Acts as the Administrative & Finance Committee for the parish. Assists the pastor and staff in administering parish operations overseeing the parish budget and overlooks all fund-raising activities. Fr. Kingsley
Food Pantry The Malta House Food Pantry at Saint Justin-Saint Michael is located at the Parish Center and is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Myles Hubbard
860-523-9883
Fundraising Works on developing and implementing fundraising projects throughout the year Parish Office
Lectors Proclaim the Word and read the Intercessory Prayers at Sunday Masses and all special Liturgies. They are scheduled approximately once a month. Marsha Walker
860-478-4919
Liturgy Committee Works in consultation with the Pastoral Staff in the preparation and celebration of the liturgical seasons and the sacraments. Parish Office
Martha & Mary Guild Provides service to the parish and its parishioners, developing and increasing prayer life and Spirituality of its members to become a positive force in the community. Clair Poiter
860-817-9268
Music Ministry Works with the music director to provide music leadership, selecting of the preferred hymns and songs of praise for Sunday Masses and for special services throughout the year. Donna Shears
860-986-1667
Pastoral Planning Committee Is an advisory board to the Pastor. The Pastoral Planning Committee is a body of parishioners elected by the membership at-large to provide a sense of collaborative participation in all matters and work of the parish. The mission of the council is to maintain a stable church environment not simply by advising but by providing a sense of collaboration. Fr. Kingsley
Prayer Shawl Ministry Prayer shawls are a reminder of God’s healing mercy. The ministry is open to all ages and skill levels for knitting and crocheting. Our more experienced craftiers will assist and mentor beginners. Please join us every third Friday of the month in the Parish Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sherry Hubbard
860-523-9883
Sacristan Is needed for each Mass, including weekend, weekday, Holy Day and Funeral Masses. A Sacristan’s role is to prepare the items needed at the altar for Mass. Wiltson Hippoylte
860-523-7732 or Kantius Joshua
860-778-1611
Social Events/Hospitality Helps with the planning and implementation of social events and activities throughout the year. Rosemarie Nesbeth
860-685-5473
Social Media/ Communications Works on branding and developing press releases highlighting the activities and ongoing events within the parish.
Ushers Distribute the missalettes and bulletins. Also collect offertory and oversee gift bearers. Gweneth LaRoche
860-324-7252
Youth Ministry Provides activities, outreach projects, social events and faith development opportunities for teens both pre and post confirmation. Amanda Binghi
914-356-5244
Fraternal Organization – Knights of Columbus Is an order of Catholic men and their families, dedicated to promoting the concepts of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Wilston Hippolyte
860-523-7732
Fraternal Organization – The Knights of Peter Claver and the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, St. Benedict Council and Court 311 Is a fraternal organization of Roman Catholic men, women and children dedicated to serving God, Church and Community.  Our Noble Order’s Patron Saint is Father Francis Claver, a Jesuit priest who was an advocate for African slaves. Past history shows that trials and tribulations test the mettle and bring out the best in those servants of God whose lives are grounded in humility, patience and complete submission to the will of God. Cleveland Horton
860-644-1908 for the Knights and Marsha Burckson 860-335-5304 for the Ladies