Ministry Contacts

For more information about any of our ministries, please contact the ministry representative

Adult Faith Formation
Provides a catechesis for lay men and women that nourishes and strengthens their identity as people of faith.
Ministry Contact: Jessica Walters (jwalters@olguadalupe.org)

Advent Giving Tree
Coordinates with recipient organizations to collect and disburse Christmas gifts for the needy within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Ministry Contact: Nancy Broglie (nbroglie@tesu.edu)

Altar Linen Ministry
Collects used altar linens twice a week and washes or irons them according to instructions.
Ministry Contact: Joan Wilson (215-794-8666)

Altar Servers
Youth of the parish in grades 5-9 assist the priests and deacons by serving at all weekend, Holy Day, wedding, funeral, and sacrament Masses.
Ministry Contact: Greg McGovern (olg.altar.servers@gmail.com)

Art and Environment Ministry
Enhances the liturgical celebration of the Mass with decorations, especially for Christmas, Easter, and special occasions.
Ministry Contact: Michele Savage (michele.savage@comcast.net)

Book Club
Reads and discusses contemporary Catholic literature with the goal of on-going evangelization.
Ministry Contact: Anne Kane (kane98apr@aol.com)

Bereavement Ministry
Provides continual support and care to families who have lost a loved one.
Ministry Contact: Marlene Funk (mtot@comcast.net)

Buckingham Valley Nursing Home
Serves residents of Buckingham Valley Nursing Home through monthly Mass and Rosary, and weekly Communion.
Ministry Contact: Father Ianelli (frbianelli@gmail.com)

Capital Campaign Committee
Works with pastor to facilitate capital campaigns and enlist volunteers, training, and leadership.
Ministry Contact: Dick Clark (clarksvw@aol.com)

Central Bucks County Christian Ministerium
Paul Ochladlick (xlfive@yahoo.com)

Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children ages 3-6 are dismissed from 9:30 am Mass before the Liturgy of the Word and have the readings and Homily proclaimed to help them understand the readings on their level. Advanced registration not required but volunteers needed.
Ministry Contact: Mary McArdle (marytmcardle@aol.com)

Collection Counters
Process collection envelopes received for expenses and missions of the parish.
Ministry Contact: Cathy Di Bui (cdibui@aol.com)

Columbian Squires Circle
Youth organization of the Knights of Columbus, open to Catholic men ages 10-18.
Ministry Contact: Mark Sobieski (marksobi@comcast.net)

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO Sports)
Sports program for parish youth that allows them to grow in their relationship with God.
Ministry Contacts: Mark Capofari (mcapofari@comcast.net) and Mike Jusczak (mikejusczak@gmail.com)

Evangelization Committee
Leads initiatives to help parish become a vibrant, welcoming parish family dedicated to growing disciples and making church matter.
Ministry Contacts: Dick Clark (clarksvw@aol.com) or Steve Workman (sw1023@comcast.net)

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Distribute Holy Communion during each Mass and bring it to home-bound and sick parishioners.
Ministry Contact: Deacon Brady ( dcnbobb90@gmail.com)

Face-to-Face
Face to Face, is a non-profit organization located in Germantown, Philadelphia.  OLG Ministry members will participate in projects and opportunities to serve those in need.
Ministry Contact: Jeanne Reiche (jmreiche@yahoo.com)

Familia Educadora en la Fe (FEF)
Familia Educadora en la Fe (FEF) es un movimiento de laicos cuya misión es “Evangelizar en Familia, por la Familia y para la Familia”.
Contactos del Ministerio: Juan Navia y Julie Senecoff (philadelphia@fef.org.mx )

Finance Council
Oversees economic stability and strength of the parish.
Ministry Contact: Dick Clark (clarksvw@aol.com)

Foreign Missions
Supports communities abroad where parishioners and clergy volunteer.
Ministry Contact: Sean McArdle (seanpmcardle@aol.com)

Grief Support Fellowship
Provides friendly, warm setting where parishioners can talk about their losses and share their experiences.
Ministry Contact: Janet Koetter (janetkoetter@gmail.com)

Guardians of Guadalupe
Meet weekly after the Wednesday Daily Mass and clean the church, chapel, pews, and narthex.
Ministry Contact: Pete Murphy (pb.murphy40@gmail.com)

Health and Wellness
Group of parish healthcare professional and non-professional volunteers which provides practical assistance and education in health matters.
Ministry Contact: Maureen Sapelli (maureenm23@gmail.com)

Hospitality
Organizes gatherings after Masses for refreshments and fellowship.
Ministry Contact: Denise Schmidt (dvdbelle@comcast.net)

Hymnal Changing
Works one Sunday per year to remove expired hymnals and insert new ones.
Ministry Contact: Tony Martin (tonym228@comcast.net)

Information and Greeting
Welcomes congregation to Mass and staffs Information Booth to answer questions after Mass.
Ministry Contact: Cecelia Gavinelli (cgavinelli@comcast.net)

Knights of Columbus
Largest Catholic lay fraternal organization, committed to the core principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.
Ministry Contact: Frank Dolski (f.dolski@cbhearthside.com)

Ladies of OLG
Social, spiritual, and educational group that fosters friendship and fellowship among women of the parish.
Ministry Contact: Susan MacLeman (smacleman@verizon.net)

Landscaping
Cares for grounds of church site and parish office.
Ministry Contact: Joe Balaza (jbalaza@olguadalupe.org)

Lector Ministries
Proclaim the Word of the Lord during the Liturgy of the Word at all Masses.
Ministry Contact: Pam Barnes (cgbarnesjr@verizon.net)

Liturgical Musicians
Provide liturgical music and lead the congregation in song at Masses.
Ministry Contact: Paula Furman (pfurman81@gmail.com)

OLG 55+ Club
Organizes service-oriented projects, trips, and social events for parish members age 55 and older.
Ministry Contact: Marie Interian (marieinterian@me.com)

Parish Communications and Media
Maintains the parish website and parish distribution lists.
Ministry Contact: Teresa Fischer (olguadbulletin@gmail.com)

Pastoral Council
Lay parishioners advise pastor on the vision and fulfillment of parish life.
Ministry Contact: Steve Workman (stevew1023@gmail.com)

Prayer Shawl
Knit or crochet prayer shawls, praying for the intention of the recipient.
Ministry Contact: Maureen Sapelli (maureenm23@gmail.com)

Pre-Jordan Baptismal Classes
Helps parents prepare for the Baptism of their children.
Ministry Contact: Jessica Walters (jwalters@olguadalupe.org)

Public Relations
This ministry is responsible for the drafting, writing and placement of articles, pertaining to parish news and events, in the local newspapers.
Ministry Contacts: Ken and Pat Mugler (kenpatmuggins@gmail.com)

Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Volunteers who assist adult Catholics and non-Catholics in their Catholic education and preparation for the sacraments of initiation.
Ministry Contacts: John and Linda Gray (lindacarolarts@yahoo.com)

Religious Education Catechists
Volunteer instructors who educate and lead young parishioners of the parish in the teachings of the Church.
Ministry Contact: Jessica Walters (jwalters@olguadalupe.org)

Respect Life
Urges people to respect life at all stages and to give dignity to all people, regardless of their abilities, stage of life, or health status.
Ministry Contact: Denise Wilcox (denisetwilcox1@aol.com)

Sacred Liturgy Committee
Facilitates communication between committees and ministries involved with celebration of the liturgy.
Ministry Contact: Father Ianelli (frbianelli@gmail.com)

Sacristans
Prepare altar, gifts table, vestments, and books for each Mass.
Ministry Contact: Pete Murphy (pb.murphy40@gmail.com)

Social Committee
Plans events that raise funds for the parish and create a sense of parish community.
Ministry Contacts: Chip and Trudy Puchino (byeholtz@aol.com)

Teen Band
Teen Christian Rock Band dedicated to inspiring a new love for Christian Rock.
Ministry Contact: Lisa Simon (lisa.simon@comcast.net)

Ushers
Welcome the congregation to Mass and assist with offertory collection, receipt of Holy Communion, and distribution of bulletins.
Ministry Contact: Joseph D’Agostino (joed@ampsales.com)

Welcome Committee
Extend a loving first touch to families and individuals new to the parish community.
Ministry Contact: Katie Mullen (katiemullen19@comcast.net)

Youth Ministry
Parish youth group, participating in activities such as social events, community service, teen Liturgies, and faith formation.
Ministry Contact: Lisa Kopertowski (youthministry@olguadalupe.org)