Parish Ministries

Altar Linens

Responsible for weekly cleaning, ironing and maintenance of altar linens as outlined by Church rules.

Deanna Plocki, 763-2821

Comfort Committee

A group of men and women who show compassion and caring to those who have lost a loved one by providing a luncheon at St. Mary’s for those who have assisted at the funeral liturgy.

Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is closed indefinitely at this time due to damage from Hurricane Florence

ESL or English as a Second Language

ESL or English as a Second Language serves adults of any nationality who wish to learn our language.  The program enables its students to understand, speak, write, and read English under the direction of trained educators who volunteer their services for the love of God.

Students’ needs are met at the level they enter the program- beginners who know no English, somewhat knowledgeable persons or more advanced students.

For more information, please contact Dé Corbett (910) 232-2745


Volunteers work with the parish and school staff on minor cleaning, maintenance and repair projects as needed. The projects are coordinated through the Campus Manager. With a campus as large as St. Mary’s, a wide variety of skills are needed to maintain the properties:

Landscaping and Yard Work

Weekly lawn and garden maintenance includes mowing, trimming, edging, weeding, raking and pruning . These tasks are scheduled regularly and can be completed on weekdays or weekends. Occasionally, larger landscape projects require additional volunteers.

Painting and Carpentry

Painting projects are ongoing and carpentry skills are needed for minor repairs and maintenance.

Brick Masons

Our historic buildings and perimeter walls require maintenance and repair. Volunteers proficient in brick and tile work are needed.

Juan Ramirez

Facilities Manager

910-762-5491, x-115

Office Assistance

Assist with daily office duties on a flexible schedule during regular office hours

Parish Office,910-762-5491, x129

St. Mary Catholic School

Volunteers from the Parish may be used to staff the door for students entering Tileston and in the Library, or to share other gifts with the School Community.

Joseph Poletti, Principal – 910-762-5491 x-140 

The Sister Isaac Center

The Sister Isaac Center is offering limited assistance by appointment only. Call 910-782-4021.

We are not accepting donations of material goods until further notice.

Mary Ann Kotas – 910-762-5491 x-135

Stewardship and Development

The Stewardship and Development Committee strives to gain financial support for various Parish programs and ministries. Stewardship and Development Office volunteers help in a wide variety of areas:

• Public Relations

• Parish Fall festival

• Tileston School restoration projects

• General fundraising

• St. Mary School Marketing, Recruitment & Development

• BAA – Bishop’s Annual Appeal

• “Serving God By Serving Others” Capital Campaign

• Planned Giving and Estate Planning

Wedding Assistants

Liturgical Wedding Assistants come to rehearsals (usually Friday evenings) and weddings (usually on Saturdays). They collect fees and gifts, greet wedding couples and their families and friends, assist grooms and others with boutonnières, set up unity candle tables, advise florists, ensure women of the wedding party get to the church on time from the Tileston Complex, open doors for the wedding parties, help clean up the church after weddings, etc.

Welcome Center

Assist by answering phones and greeting visitors to the parish offices.1/2 Day shifts available, Monday – Friday. Office hours 9am-4pm

Parish Office, 762-5491, x129