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Music, Liturgical Ministries, and Pastoral Care Ministries

The Linked Roman Catholic Communities of St. Patrick and St. Thomas Aquinas
9 Leroy Street
Binghamton, NY 13905

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass lies at the very core of Catholicism and forms the foundation of our relationship with Jesus. During Mass, Heaven and Earth truly meet, and our souls unite intimately with Christ through the Eucharist. This sacred union sustains and fortifies our faith, surpassing all other events in our parish. It is within the liturgy that our service, formation, and worship find their origin and ultimate fulfillment. 

Recognizing the paramount significance of the Mass, we dedicate our utmost efforts to celebrating it with profound reverence and unwavering faithfulness. Such celebration encompasses our entire community, extending beyond the role of our pastor alone. Through our liturgical ministries, music ministries, and pastoral ministries, we help foster a deepening union with Christ for our parishioners.

Volunteering in our liturgical, music, and pastoral care ministries presents a remarkable opportunity to deepen your faith, foster connections with fellow parishioners, and manifest the love of Christ. We firmly believe that every individual possesses unique gifts to share, and we warmly invite you to join us in this endeavor.

See our volunteer opportunities below. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer, use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

There are a variety of ways to get involved with the liturgy at our parish. Here are some examples:

  • Altar Serving
  • Church Decorators
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Greeters
  • Lectors
  • Sacristan
  • Tech Booth Assistants
  • Ushers

If you would like to get involved, or would like more information, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Music ministers play a vital role in assisting the faithful with their prayer during the liturgy. It is sacred music that elevates our minds to God and helps us to enter into a faithful and fruitful experience of the liturgy. If you would like to volunteer for any of the following roles, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

  • Cantors
  • Parish Choirs
  • Mass Musicians

Caring for one another is an essential trait of the disciple. Jesus taught us that loving one another was part of the Greatest Commandment. There are several ways that we seek to follow that commandment in our parish - see below for specific examples. If you would like more information, or would like to get involved, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

  • Bereavement Ministries including:
    • Funeral Planning Support
    • Funeral Lunches
    • Grief Recovery Program
  • Homebound Visitors and Callers
  • Nursing Home Liturgical Assistants
  • Prayer Ministries including:
    • Adorers for our Adoration Chapel
    • Nursing Homes
    • Prayer Chains
    • Frist Friday and First Saturday Devotions