Berlin, NJ

Parish Ministries

RCIA Team
Supports those on their journey who desire to become Catholic through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult process.
Contact: Deacon Bob Iuliucci at .
Marriage Preparation Team (Pre Cana)
Offers engaged couples an opportunity to begin building the foundation for their marriage journey through presentations, readings and discussions.
Contact: George & Janey Ralston via the parish office at 856-767-2563 or email .
Bereavement Ministry
Meets with family of the deceased to assist with planning funeral liturgy; attends funeral mass to assist clergy.
Contact: Loretta Bunoza at 856-767-4580.
Lifelong Faith Formation for CHILDREN
Grades K-8 meet in the traditional classroom model; youth ministry grades 6-8 & grades 9-12; Vacation Bible School Summer Program.
Contact Mary Spicer at or 856-767-1537.
Follow Me
A contemporary prayerful presentation of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus presented by the youth of the parish during Holy Week.
Contact: Rich Mageheimer @ .
Altar-Rosary Society
Prays the rosary together, cares for altar linens, hosts annual fundraiser to purchase new items needed in the church.
Contact: Loretta at or 856-767-4580.
Blanket Ministry
Crochets baby blankets for baptisms as well as for seniors who are homebound.
Contact: Gail Grabowski at or 856-767-4340.
Visits to the Sick or Homebound
Contact: Office at 856-767-2563 or email .
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Offers person-to-person service to those who are needy & suffering through a food bank, clothing and utility assistance, Thrift Store operation, holiday food baskets & toys/gifts for the needy. Volunteers needed for these services.
856-767-7391 Tues., Weds., Thurs. from 11am – 3pm.
Location & Hours
157 West White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009
Food Pantry: Tues., Wed., Thur. - 11am to 3pm
Thrift Store: Tues., Wed., Thur. - 10am to 3pm; Sat - 10am to 1pm
Donations Accepted: Tues., Wed., Thur. - 10am to 2:30pm; Sat - 10am to 12:30pm
Knights of Columbus
Open to men of faith 18 years of age & older. Fellowship is promoted among members primarily through works of charity involving youth, parish, community, and nation. Parish activities include:
  • Easter Egg Hunt: Event for the children of our parish.
  • Blood Drive
Contact: William Bansch at 609-983-1005 or
Living Stations of the Cross
On Good Friday, gather with us at Christ the Redeemer Parish in Atco to walk the Stations of the Cross. Cast & crew build Jerusalem and a live tableau depicting the Stations is presented. Volunteers welcome.
Contact: Deacon Bob at 856-767-2563 or
Palm Braiding
Teach others how to braid palms (or learn how to yourself) during the season of Lent.
Contact: Cindy Johnson at or 856-767-0516.
Prayer and Yoga
Early Morning Prayer and Yoga is held on Wednesday mornings at 6:30 am in the Parish Meeting Center (former preschool entrance). Start your day feeling centered, refreshed, and more closely connected to God. The program is free for men and women of all fitness levels. Simply bring a yoga mat and join us!
Contact: Sue Markowitz at or call 856-685-3638.
Health Care Ministry
Our purpose is to reflect the compassionate healing love of Jesus Christ by assisting our community to achieve optimal health and wellness of body, mind, and spirit through health education, prevention programs, screenings, referrals, advocacy and other whole person, health-related services provided by Vitality Healthcare Services provided through the Diocese of Camden.
Contact: Eileen Iuliucci at or 856-767-2563 Ext. 311.
Reach Out Ministry
A team of Reach Out helpers are in place to write a little care note to those in our parish who need a bright moment in their day. If you are aware of a person who is feeling down, lonely, sick, facing surgery or just needs a happy hello, please contact SueAnn with the name and address of the person(s).
Contact: sueann@stsimonstock.net or call 856-767-2563.
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is the largest lay apostolic organization in the Catholic Church, dedicated to evangelization. Legion members assist the pastor will the spiritual needs of the parish community.
Contact: Mary McShane at or 856-767-8273.
Reach Out Ministry
A team of Reach Out helpers are in place to write a little care note to those in our parish who need a bright moment in their day. If you are aware of a person who is feeling down, lonely, sick, facing surgery or just needs a happy hello, please contact Bernie Durney.
Contact: Bernie Durney at or (856)767-3122.
Respect for Life Ministry
Studies issues that especially pertain to the unborn, assisted suicide and euthanasia, and seeks to educate the parish on these topics.
Contact: Lois Dark at .
Senior Ministry
Prayer and Activities for Seniors over age 65.
Contact: Barbara Hansen at or (856)767-2563 Ext. 311.
Zumba
Lively group that exercises and Prays.
Contact: Vicky Sigwart at .

Liturgical Ministries

Art & Environment
Enhances liturgical celebrations through the use of art, plants, flowers and décor throughout the worship space.
Contact: Parish office at 856-767-2563 or
Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist
Distribute Holy Eucharist and when necessary take communion to the sick or homebound. Extraordinary ministers must be fully initiated Catholics, at least 16 years of age, who participate in the sacramental life of the Church. Training is required.
Contact: Karen Talucci at or 856-753-1755.
Readers (Lectors)
Proclaim the Word of God and on occasion the Prayers of the Faithful. Training is required.
Contact: Karen Talucci at or 856-753-1755.
Junior Readers
Parish youth who proclaim the Word of God and on occasion the Prayers of the Faithful. Readers must be in 4th grade or beyond. Training is required.
Contact: Karen Talucci at or 856-753-1755.
Altar Servers
Youth in grades 3-8 who assist the priest during liturgy and on occasion funerals and weddings. Servers must attend Mass regularly. Training is required.
Contact: Karen Talucci at or 856-753-1755.
Masters of Ceremony
Assist the priest during liturgy.
Contact: Karen Talucci at or 856-753-1755.
Adult Choir
Lead the assembly in music and song during liturgy. Practices are Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. New members are always welcome to show up for rehearsal on Wednesdays.
Contact: Liz Williams at or 856-304-1167.
Contemporary Choir
Young adults and adults lead the assembly through contemporary music and song. Practices are generally on Wednesday evenings.
Contact: Rich Galassini at .
Streaming Ministry
Prepare and stream the songs, reading and prayers at all Sunday Masses.
Contact: Cindy Johnson at or 856-767-0516.

Parish Ministry Contact Information

Adult Choir Liz Williams @ 856-304 -1167 or
Altar Servers Karen Talucci @ or 856-753-1755 (Youth Grades 3-8)
Altar-Rosary Society Loretta @ or 856-767-4580
Art & Environment Office @ 856-767-2563 or email
Bereavement Ministry Loretta Bunoza @ 856-767-4580 or
Blanket Ministry Gail Grabowski @ 856-767-4340
Blood Drive Tom Galen @
Contemporary Choir Rich Galassini @
Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist Karen Talucci @ 856-753-1755 or
Healthcare Ministry Eileen Iuliucci @ or 856-767-2563 Ext. 311
Junior Readers Karen Talucci @ 856-753-1755 or
Knights of Columbus William Bansch @ 609-983-1005 or
Legion of Mary Contact: Mary McShane @ or 856-767-8273
Lifelong Faith Formation CHILDREN Mary Spicer @ 856-767-1537 or
Marriage Preparation Team George & Janey Ralston via the parish office at 856-767-2563 or email
Masters of Ceremony Karen Talucci @ 856-753-1755 or
Palm Braiding Cindy Johnson @ 856-767-0516
Prayer and Yoga Sue @ or call 856-685-3638
RCIA Team Deacon Bob Iuliucci @
Reach Out Ministry Contact: Bernie Durney @ or (856)767-3122
Readers (Lectors) Karen Talucci @ 856-753-1755 or
Respect for Life Ministry Contact: Lois Dark @
Senior Ministry Contact: Barbara Hansen @ or (856)767-2563 Ext. 311
St. Vincent de Paul Society Cathy Rainey @
Visits to the Sick & Homebound Office @ 856-767-2563 or email
Youth Group Deacon Michael @
Zumba Contact: Vicky Sigwart @