Jay Marie and David Buttross
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Finance Council (David), Grounds Beautification Ministry (Jay Marie), Knights of Columbus (David), Senior Adult Ministry, St. Matthew Ministry, St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry (David)
Parishioners since 1993
Jay Marie: Homemaker
David: Part-Time Real Estate Investor
- In what ministries have you been involved with in the past?
David: At other parishes I’ve served as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, lector, hospitality minister, catechist and on the Finance Council.
Jay Marie: I’ve been a choir member, director of CCD, catechist, member of the Military Council of Catholic Women and David and I have also served on Deacon Nock Russell’s seminarian Parish Advisory Team during his Pastoral Year here at the Cathedral.
- What is your favorite thing about volunteering at the Cathedral? What do you get out of it?
David: By volunteering I believe I am fulfilling a duty to use some of my time in serving the Church. I feel happy when I volunteer. I have made friends with other volunteers and those relationships have helped me become a better person. Also, I hope to receive graces to help me get to my final destination.
Jay Marie: The feeling of a united family.
- What has been one of your most rewarding experiences as a Cathedral volunteer?
David: Volunteers are nice people and I enjoy being around nice people.
Jay Marie: Seeing a smile on someone's face when what you have done made a difference.
- Why does volunteering matter?
David: I believe everyone has a duty to volunteer and if you become a volunteer, you become a better person and help the Church fulfill her mission of saving souls.
Jay Marie: I have always felt that it is our responsibility and duty to give back the talents that God has given us, and, personally, I know that I am much happier when I am helping others.
- What are your other interests?
David: I enjoy reading and discussing current events, politics, the economy and sports and working in the garden.
Jay Marie: My family, husband, children and grandchildren come first. My hobbies are gardening, Ikebana, bridge and music.
- What advice would you give to a parishioner new to volunteering?
David: Continue to volunteer and encourage other to volunteer so they will fulfill their responsibilities and become part of the community.
Jay Marie: Your life will be more blessed the more you give of yourself. Your time is your most precious gift.