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Acolytes

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

Young people from Grade 3 up, as well as adults, are invited to serve God by helping the priest at the altar as acolytes. This is a special ministry that helps make our worship better. Instruction is provided in groups or individually as needed.

Acolytes

  • Carry the Cross in procession
  • Carry the Gospel book
  • Distribute and receive the offering plates
  • Receive the Bread and Wine
  • Help the priest at the altar
  • Assist at Sunday worship, weddings and funerals

If you are interested in becoming an acolyte, please see Pam Hennessy or Terese Cook or call the Parish Office.

Altar Guild

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

The Altar Guild consists of a handful of individuals who want to serve the Lord in a quiet and unassuming way. We prepare the altar for services. We are not usually seen. It is a service where one can quietly contemplate and pray while being of service to God and our parish.

Our duties include preparing the altar for Holy Communion, preparing for Baptisms, keeping the brass clean, and cleaning the linens used in our various services. We work one at a time for a one week period, usually Saturday through Friday.

We are a small and dedicated guild. We would love to share information with anyone that might like to consider joining us in this special area of service to our Lord and to our parish. Please feel comfortable in speaking to Mary Torian or any member of the Altar Guild, or call the Parish Office for more information.

Children's Choir

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

The Children's Choir performs several times a year during the 10am service and on holidays. All rehearsals will be held at 11:30am in the choir pews in Church.

To realize our greatest year ever, the children need a commitment from their parents to attend rehearsals.

The music leadership on Christmas Eve at 4pm will be provided entirely by the children!

If you (or your child/children) are interested, please see Jane Hanrahan or contact the Parish Office.

Lay Readers

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.
Lay Reader

Lay Readers assist with the conduct of regular worship services by reading the appropriate scripture passages, leading the congregation in reading appropriate psalms and leading the Prayers of the People. On occasion, in the absence of a priest, Lay Readers will conduct Morning or Evening Prayer services.

For more information, or to volunteer, please see Beth Washburn or call the Parish Office.

Eucharistic Ministers

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

Eucharistic Ministers assist with the conduct of regular worship services by reading the appropriate scripture passages, leading the congregation in reading appropriate psalms, leading prayers and assisting with the chalice at Communion. On occasion, in the absence of a priest, Eucharistic Ministers will conduct Morning or Evening Prayer services. We also assist with services such as funerals as deemed appropriate by the Rector.

For more information, or to volunteer, please see Beth Washburn or call the Parish Office.

Nursery Care

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.
Nursery

Trinity provides a nursery, staffed by volunteers, for infants and toddlers during the 10 AM service. The nursery is downstairs in the Parish Hall. If you would like to help, please see Sheri Keeler-Phillips.

Property Committee

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

It is our responsibility as a parish to maintain our buildings and grounds. As a community we repair, paint and maintain our church, parish hall and rectory. We are always looking for parishioners (or their friends and relatives!) who have expertise in electrical work, plumbing, carpentry, etc. who may be available to donate their time and talent, as necessary, for those specialized repair and maintenance issues.

We also appreciate those people (and you know who you are!) with general "fix-it" skills (a.k.a., "the magic touch") when the toilet is running, a light bulb has burnt out, or a door is sticking, for example. These types of items continually surface and are sometimes hard to keep up with. A few people to take care of these items regularly would make all the difference.

We plan several work days each year for general clean-up, maintenance and repair, inside and out, and encourage all parishioners to attend. Please watch for dates in the newsletter and bulletin.

For more information, or to volunteer your time and talent, please call the Parish Office or Paul Sweet.

ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out)

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

The Romeo (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Luncheon is held monthly at a local restaurant at 12:30 on the last Friday of each month. The basis of the meeting is simply fellowship. All men regardless of age — you don't have to be retired or old — are invited to attend.

Senior Choir

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

The Senior Choir leads the congregation in the musical portion of our worship at the 10:00 AM service during all but the summer months. Young adults from high school age and up, and those who are young at heart, join together under the direction of Randy Bloom, our organist/choir director. The welcome mat is out for all who enjoy singing.

The choir also participates at some other services as needed due to holiday or occasion. Some individual members of the choir also participate in the Ecumenical Christmas Choir in Milford.

We meet in the Church on one evening a week, 7:30 to 9:00 PM, and Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM. (Choir rehearsal is usually Tuesday, but sometimes changes to accommodate the organist's schedule.) For more information, please see Randy Bloom or Mary Frances Best.

Trinity Episcopal Church Women

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

The TECW Guild puts on many functions during the year. We have rummage sales in October and May, and we put on the annual Harvest Supper in September. We hold bake sales which include the annual Palm Sunday Food and Easter Sale. For many years, we have made a quilt to raffle off at the annual Christmas Fair.

We meet every Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM in the Parish Hall. We gather to plan activities, sew items for the parish fair, and to enjoy each others company.

For more information, please contact Sophie Martin or the Parish office.

Ushers

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

The ushers greet everyone as they arrive for worship, and assist in the service by presenting the Gifts to the priest. For more information about becoming an usher, please see Andrew Yaroshefski at 8:00, Carol Cormier at 10:00, or call the Parish Office.

Website Support

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

Since you've found this page, you already know about the Trinity website. What you may not have thought about is that the website needs regular attention so that it stays up-to-date, accurate and interesting. Programs change, links stop working, and things happen that require new pictures for the photo album.

In today's world, a parish web site is important because the web, for many people, is the first place they look for information. Our website averages about 15 visitors per day, split just about evenly between new and repeat visitors. The number increases significantly for Christmas and Easter.

A parish web site serves four main audiences:

  • Visitors to the Milford area: Visitors to the Milford area who are seeking an Episcopal church on Sunday will find us with a simple web search. For these visitors, the location of the Church and the times of the services are most important. In the week before Christmas, for example, our number of website visitors more than doubled.
  • Newcomers to the area: People moving into the Milford area may be searching for a Church. (In fact, several of our newer members found Trinity through the web site.) Newcomers are interested in service times and the location of the Church, of course, but they also want to get a feeling for the parish and they want to know how to contact the parish office or Father Mac.
  • Parish members: Parish members are looking for something different. They probably know when and where to find us, but they may need a copy of The Trinitarian, or to see a list of who is on Vestry, or the schedule for ushers or lay readers on Sunday. They may also be interested in looking at pictures of parish activities, or reading more about parish groups or our history.
  • Casual online visitors: Family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles and so on) who live outside the area may use the website to see pictures of the Christmas pageant or other activities.

Everyone can help the improve website.

Take pictures: We always want pictures of Parish activities. If you take pictures of a parish event, please consider mailing them to me or to the office. If you have old pictures, even better — we'd love to add them to our history page. We'll be happy to scan them for you.

Read the web pages: Is the text that's currently on the web accurate? Is it clear? Is it grammatically correct? If you see anything that should be changed, please let us know.

Get involved: We really should have a group of people who know how to support and maintain the website. If you're interested, please let us know.

Give us your ideas: What would make the Trinity web page more useful to you? If you have suggestions, we would like to hear them.

Welcoming Committee

For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please call (508) 473-8464 or send an email to us.

Are you a people person? How about a good host or hostess? Do you have a gift for greeting new folks? Perhaps you can help us welcome newcomers to Trinity. The Welcoming Committee actively seeks to greet newcomers and make them feel comfortable. We are in our beginning stages and need ideas and willing folks to follow through. We have been welcoming newcomers by making sure they can find their way around the building and service. When someone decides to join us, we make a name tag for him or her. Once a year we have a Newcomers' Dinner to more formally welcome those new to our parish family.

This is an important ministry, and it's also lots of fun! For more information, or to volunteer to help out, please contact Mary Torian.