Our Ministries

 

Saint Martin de Porres offers many different programs and organizations to minister, as well as opportunities for you to serve others. These programs and organizations provide parishioners the opportunity to manifest their Christian values; taking into consideration their individual skills and talents, and put those values into action.  Please take some time to browse through the different programs and organizations that make up Saint Martin de Porres.

 

The Ministries of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church

Altar Servers Ministry – Serve the Church by assisting the Priest at Mass; Open to youth beginning in 4th grade.
Melvin Burton, Jr. – 215 617-7641

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Ministry – Helps young people to better understand the Word of God at Mass on Sunday; Led by committed and approved adults.
Yvonne Clark-Velazquez – 215 634-3587
Kathy Waters – 215 880-1024

Choir Ministry Adult Gospel Choir – For those who wish to sing God’s praise and lead the congregation in worship; Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the church sanctuary.
Tonya Dorsey – 609 502-7414
Angela Taylor – 267 970-1504

Choir Ministry – God’s Men – Men’s music ministry established in 2016, serves to honor God through their songs of worship; Rehearsals are held after mass on most Sundays.
Eduardo Luna, Choir Coordinator – 267 258-2933

Choir Ministry Hymn Choir – Serves to honor God through a more traditional sound by singing hymns directly from the hymn book; Rehearsals are held the Wednesday before they sing; Anyone interested in singing with the Hymn Choir can call Tanya Dorsey or email tdorseymusic@gmail.com.
Tonya Dorsey – 609 502-7414

Communication Ministry – Serves as a resource to the community by recording various events in the life of the church.
Rick Cothran – 215 370-0962
Doug Stanford – 267 688-8337
Ed Allen – 267 972-8534
Kevin Gray – 267-446-3656

G.S.D. Crew Ministry – Helps by God’s people, by giving their time, talents, and resources for the care and maintenance of the church; Fun and fellowship, while working for the kingdom of God.
Rick Cothran – 215 370-0962
Doug Stanford – 267 688-8337

Golden Age Ministry –  Open to adults over 50; Offers various services and programs for fellowship, hospitality and fundraising; Meet the last Friday of the month at 1:00 pm in the church lower community hall.
Gloria Felder – 215 228-6981
Rita Felder – 215 223-3748

Hospitality Ministry – Sponsor fundraising events that benefit the church and assists with funeral luncheons; Meet every first Sunday in the lower church community hall.
Deloris Bolden – 215 226-3270
Karen Powell – 215 221-1279

Lectors Ministry – Adult Lectors – Proclaim God’s Holy Word at Mass.
Letitia Holloway-Owens – 609 635-3542

Lectors Ministry – Youth Lectors – Proclaim God’s Holy Word at Mass.
Mrs. Lucile Brown – 215 223-0682

Martineer Women Ministry – Christian women of faith fundraising ministry for our parish; Provide support for other ministries endeavors whenever needed.
Yvonne Gray – 267 234-4902
Melody Cooper – 215 432-4127

Men of Saint Martin Ministry – Men who seek to draw closer to Christ and mentor young people in the church.
Rick Cothran – 215 370-0962
Doug Stanford – 267 688-8337

Ministers of Holy Communion Ministry – Assists the Pastor in offering Holy Communion.
Barbara Brown – 267 539-6607
Arlette George – 215 242-4661

Pastoral Care for Persons with Disabilities Advisory Committee – Serves as a resource to the community on the needs of our sisters and brothers.
Janell Lavender – 267 408-5923
Germaine Edwards – 215 888-3697

Praise Dancers Ministry – Specifically for ladies, who minister thorough sacred dance and movement; Open to youth and adults; Meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the church.
Sr. Lynn Marie Ralph, SBS, D.R.E. – 215 791-5207

Preparation for The Sacraments Ministry – Preparation for those interested in receiving the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, namely Baptism, First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation.
Sr. Lynn Marie Ralph, SBS, D.R.E. – 215 791-5207

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Ministry – Serve adults who wish to join the Catholic Church or receive other Sacraments.
Sr. Lynn Marie Ralph, SBS, D.R.E. – 215 791-5207

Social Ministry – The mission of the Social Service Ministry is to meet the human needs of our community; The office is open Tuesday – Thursday.
Mary Cook – 215 225-2127

Ushers Ministry – Adults Ushers –  Welcomes people to church and seeks to serve their needs.
Michael Coleman – 267 230-1856
Germaine Edwards – 215 888-3697

Ushers Ministry – Youth Ushers – Welcomes people to church and seeks to serve their needs.
Lucile Brown – 215 223-0682
Sheila Lee – 267 228-5066

Willing Workers Ministry – Raises funds for the church and assist with various projects as needed.
Jackie Coleman – 215 228-3226
Georgia Grant – 215 292-5437 

Youth Group Ministry – Youth who give their time, talent and treasure to benefit the church.
Sheila Lee – 267 228-5066
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Affiliation – Knights of Peter Claver and Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Church Office – 215-228-8330

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