Liturgical and Related Ministries

Altar Care

The ministry of altar care consists of weekly care of the Altar and Sacristy, washing of Altar cloths, care of plants, flower bouquets and vestments. If you would be interested in helping with the above, please contact Maureen Taylor at or 781-934-6289.

Altar Servers

Open to all children age 10 or older.  Servers assist the priest at weekend Mass and are usually scheduled twice a month.  Recruitment for new servers will generally occur at the beginning of the school year with announcements made at Masses and in the bulletin.  Contact Phillip Nagy at

Art and Environment

The Art and Environment Committee is comprised of parishioners who are responsible for enhancing the church with seasonal decorations according to the Liturgical Seasons of the Catholic Church. Contact Andrea Heinstadt at or 781-934-6652.

Centering Prayer

This traditional prayer method facilitates the opening of ind and heart to God beyond thoughts, words or emotions. We open ourselves to "resting in God" during a period of 20 minutes in silence.  This prayer period is followed by Lectio Divina, a practice of listening to the gospels as if we were in conversation with Christ, developing an attitude of trust and friendship with Him. Meets in Room 14 on Thursdays. For more information, contact Mary Jane Roche at 781-934-9415.

Baptismal Robes

A group of parishioners who sew the Baptismal garments used in the infant Baptismal ceremony.  Contact Connie Moran at or 781-585-3151.

Eucharistic Adoration

All are welcome to adore the Lord Jesus in the Holy Eucharist displayed in the monstrance every Friday in our Chapel beginning at 9:00 am and concluding with the Evening Prayer and Benediction at 5:00 pm.  People are needed to sign-up to provide prayerful "security" for an hour during this time period. On First Fridays, the period of adoration is extended though the night until the 8:15 am Mass on Saturday.

Sign-up to provide an hour security vigil for this period by visiting  Contact Joe Schellings at 781-934-7418.

Eucharistic Ministers

These parishioners provide assistance distributing Holy Communion at Masses on a rotating basis, based on availability and Mass preference.  A training program conducted by the parish must be successfully completed.  Contact Marybeth Macquarrie at 781-837-0267.

Family Liturgy and Hospitality

This Family Mass, celebrated each Sunday at 9 am during the school year, is an opportunity for young families and children to experience a meaningful and joyful celebration of Mass. Full and active participation of school-age children is encouraged through gathering at the altar at appropriate moments during Mass, the reading of the Scriptures, homily geared to children, music ministry, greeting, and altar serving. Coffee and donuts are offered in the Parish Center immediately following Mass. All families are invited and welcome to experience the Family Mass.  Contact Nancy Lyons at

Father Bill's Monthly Meal Program

Holy Family sponsors a dinner meal at Fr. Bill's Place in Quincy once a month.  Individual members or groups are asked to prepare a mean (recipe and instructions provided) and bring the meal warm to Holy Family on the first Sunday of the month.  If you would like to join the email list to be a server, cook or both, please contact Jasmine Cosgrove.

Funeral Servers (Adult)

Adults who assist the priest at a funeral Mass.  Contact the Parish Office for more information.


A group of parishioners who warmly welcome all weekend Mass attendees at the entrances of our church.  For more information in becoming involved in this ministry, please contact Jeanne Cregan at 781-934-5055 x114.


Lectors are men and women of our parish (beginning with high school students who have been Confirmed) who communicate God's word by proclaiming the readings with clarity and enthusiasm. Training is offered in small group settings. Assignments are made on a rotating basis based on individual availability. Contact Frank Pugliano at

Music Program - Adult Choir

If you are considering giving one of the choirs a try, we would love to have you.  The Choir sings at the 10:30 am Mass.  The rehearsal time is Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm in the Main Church.  Contact Mary Keefe at or 781-934-5055 x116.

Music Program - Children's Choir

Family Liturgy Choir, grades 3-6, sings at the 9:00 am Mass each Sunday, September-June.  Practice is on Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm.  Contact Mary Keefe at or 781-934-5055 x116.

NEW! Youth Choir

This choir invites all from Grades 7-10 to sing on the first Saturday of every month at the 5:00pm Mass. Practice is one hour before the Mass. Give it a try! Signup now. Contact Mary Keefe at or 781-934-5055 x116.


Parishioners who assist with taking up the collection at weekend Masses and who are available for special seating needs and emergencies.  Contact Edward Derringh at or 781-834-3244.