Ministries & Organizations

 Altar Servers  Altar servers are recruited from CCD and Catholic school students upon completion of 4th grade.

This dedicated group of young people takes their service to the parish community very seriously and often continues to serve through their college years.

Adult altar servers, who are senior citizens from the parish, faithfully serve funeral Masses during the week. Their help and vigilance is of great value to the parish.

Contact: Sr. Martha Reed, OSU
Phone: 330-744-5233

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion  Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist commonly called Eucharistic Ministers provide a service to the St. Columba Parish community by assisting the priest and deacons of the parish in the distribution of Holy Communion.

Contact: Sr. Isabel Rudge, OSU
Phone: 330-744-5233

 Lectors  The Lector Ministry at St. Columba provides a service to the parish community by proclaiming the Word of God through the reading at Mass. The Lector enhances the celebration of the liturgy through careful and prayerful proclamation of the Word.

Contact: Laura Elder
Phone: 330-744-5233

 Music Ministry  The Music Ministry is an opportunity to improve musicianship, and return to God the talents He has bestowed. There is an adult choir, a children's choir, and a contemporary choir.

Contact: Dr. Daniel Laginya
Phone: 330-744-5233

 Ushers  Ushers are Christian gentlemen who provide a ministry of service and hospitality during Mass. While some parishes differentiate between greeters and ushers, St. Columba uses the term usher to refer to both.

Contact: Msgr. Peter Polando
Phone: 330-744-5233

 Choir The choir of Columba is an apostolate dedicated to enhancing the worship of the congregation through the ministry of music. The choir regularly assists the parish by providing music and leading the congregation at the 10am Sunday Mass and at the principal Masses of Feast Days and Holy Days.

Membership is open to all parishioners high school age and over. Rehearsals are usually held one-half hour prior to the Sunday 10am Mass. Rehearsals for special Feast Days, Holy Days or other celebrations are held on an evening that is convenient for the majority of choir members.

Contact: Dr. Daniel Laginya
Phone: 330-744-5233