St. Paul Parish | 1580 Brown Street, Akron, Ohio 44301 | Rectory: 330-724-1263 | School: 330-724-1253 | Email

Adult Lectors Ministry

Contact Person—Terry Nesline 330-724-1263
Open to any parishioner 18 years of age or older. To proclaim the Word of the Lord in a prayerful manner at weekend or special liturgies. Occasional workshops are held to inform Lectors of any changes or updates.

Youth Lectors Ministry

Contact Person—Maggie Walker 330-808-3045
Open to youngsters 6-8th Grade and beyond. To raise up young people in the knowledge and practice of proclaiming the Word. Weekly practice Thursday, 12:30 p.m. in church and/or school.

Adult Altar Servers Ministry

Contact Person—Patty Hogue 330-724-1263
Any man or woman is eligible to serve as an Adult Server for funeral Masses and any other special liturgies celebrated throughout the year. Training is provided.

Student Altar Servers Ministry

Contact Person—John Amedeo 330-644-3011
Any student 5th grade or older of the day school or PSR program is eligible. Servers are assigned for all weekend Masses and for the school Mass on Friday. Training is provided.

Church Decorating Ministry

Contact Person—Currently open
Open to any adult parishioner. To enhance the celebration of the liturgical seasons, inspire participation in church services, and individual prayers through the ambiance of the church setting.

Funeral Planning and Bereavement Ministry

Contact Person—Terry Nesline 330-724-1263
At the time of a funeral Terry Nesline is available to help the family choose readings and music for the funeral liturgy.

Sacristans–Sacristy / Altar Linens Ministry

Contact Person—Rosemary Mileski 330-773-7078


Open to any adult parishioner who is dependable and conscientious. To make sure all sacred vessels and linens for the liturgy are cleaned and put in their proper place. Clean and refill Holy Water fonts weekly. Clean and refill cruets with wine and water and take care of flowers in the church. Sacristans are scheduled to volunteer on a 3-week rotation.

Altar Linens

Open to any adult parishioner who is dependable and conscientious. To wash and iron linens and vestments used by the priest, altar servers, and other ministers for all Masses and Liturgical services. Volunteers are scheduled on a 5-week rotation

Ushers Ministry

Contact Person—Harry Vezzani 330-724-1647
Open to any parishioner junior high age to adult. Ushers serve as greeters to parishioners as they arrive for Mass. The Ushers pass the Offertory baskets during Mass and offer bulletins at the end of Mass. Ushers are responsible for conducting the annual October Mass Count and for passing out any materials needed for seasonal liturgies or special collections.

Hospitality Ministry

Contact Person—Joanne Head 330-724-8650 and Jodi Guilfoyle 330-785-1929
Open to any volunteers willing to assist with various parish activities throughout the year. See Sunday bulletin for scheduled parish events and celebrations. To assist with various parish events, activities, and celebrations. Hospitality continues to be a vital part of our parish life that can only strengthen and enhance our lives of faith and the people in our community we now serve and will serve in the future.