Next to Notre Dame Church is the parish hall built many years ago. Used previously for sports and teen dances, it has been transformed in recent years to a rental facility for community organizations, family parties, and fundraisers.
The current operation has an agreement with Hearthstone Catering of Sturbridge to provide catering services for a variety of functions, in particular for hosting mercy meals following funerals. We are also taking bookings for private and community functions throughout the year. Priority is given to parish events.
Volunteers are needed in teams of three and four members to set tables and serve food for families who arrange for gatherings after funerals. There is some assistance to be provided in clearing tables and light clean up once the family leaves.
Other volunteers can help by setting for larger parties, usually on the weekends, that are sometimes weddings or quinceañeras. These volunteers help from the placing of linens and tableware to the final touches of centerpieces and favors. An artistic eye or flair is an added bonus to this task. Set up usually can occur on Wednesday or Thursday during the day depending on other rentals for the space and the size of the event that is being set up for.
Individuals who are licensed as bartenders can help to work functions that occur predominately on weekends. There is a modest pay plus tips for this position.
For more information, please contact the Ministry Center at (508) 765-3701.