Ministries of Service
The ministry of Service is central to living out the Gospel and encompasses activities related to serving those in need and making justice a lived value in the parish.
Ministries Of Service
- Administrative Parish Staff
- Art & Environment Committee
- Boy Scouts
- Collection Team
- Cub Scouts
- Knights of Columbus
- Parish Finance Council
- Parish Pastoral Council
Administrative Parish Staff
The Administrative Staff is composed of the Pastor, the Assistant Pastor and the School Principal.
Contact: Parish Office; 570-888-9641
Art & Environment Committee
The Art & Environment Committee takes care of all our buildings and grounds, making sure that needed maintenance is identified and completed. They also do annual insurance inspections of all the buildings. In addition, they help decorate the Church for different liturgical seasons.
Contacts: Bill Hillyard, 570-596-2316; [email protected]
Boy Scout Troop 17, chartered to the Church of the Epiphany since 1949, strives to run a
program consistent with the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. The program is for boys 11 to 18 years of age. The troop meets weekly on Sunday night. The Scouts also participate in campouts, community service projects and various outings. Older Scouts participate in high adventure activities at BSA high adventure bases in New Mexico, Florida, Minnesota, and West Virginia. In all activities the goal is to have fun while practicing leadership and Scout skills that will lead to the rank of Eagle Scout.
Contact: Carter Lynch, 570-423-3988; [email protected]
The Collection Team meets each Sunday to count the receipts from the weekend masses and prepare them for deposit. The team rotates the counting responsibilities so that each member participates on one or two Sundays each month.
Contact: Fr. Andrew Hvozdovic, 570-888-9641
Cub Scouting invites boys and their families to have fun and adventure in a program that builds character and instills values. Cub Scouting embraces the values of citizenship, faith, positive attitude, respect and responsibility. Cub Scouting is for boys in first through fifth grade who join Dens (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, & Webelos). The Dens meet weekly to work on achievements. Our Dens meet together as Cub Scout Pack 17 once a month for events such as Pine Wood Derby, S’mores cookout & Fishing, Blue & Gold dinner, Ice Cream Social, Elmira Pioneers Baseball & Fireworks night, and Earth Day Clean-up.
Contact: Cubmaster Michael Wagner, 607-738-5312, [email protected]
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to the service of God and our neighbor. We witness our principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism through spiritual and corporal works of mercy locally and throughout the world. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community and grow in your faith. The local Knights of Columbus council is active in sponsoring meals and family nights in the parish and is focused on supporting the youth of the parish and community through charitable activities with the ECHO youth group, CCD program, the Boy Scouts, and the Special Olympics. The Knights of Columbus Council #1807 was founded in 1916. Catholic gentlemen 18 years and older are welcome to inquire.
Parish Finance Council
The Parish Finance Council is a consultative body of laypersons appointed by the Pastor to advise him in matters pertaining to the financial affairs of the parish. The Council meets quarterly.
Contact: Ralph Saggiomo; 570-888-4896, [email protected]
Parish Pastoral Council
The Parish Pastoral Council acts as an advisory body to the pastor on the pastoral work of the parish. It assists in parish and collaborative planning and policy development and it proposes practical ideas to the pastor concerning the on-going life and mission of the parish.
Contact: John Schoonover; 570-888-7460, [email protected]