Liturgy Opportunities for Service
Altar Servers: Altar servers assist the priests and deacons during Masses, including weddings and funerals. This ministry is open to all parish children and youth in grades four and above. Training is provided during the year.
Art & Environment: Parishioners who are gifted in the visual arts of floral arranging, or interior design are welcome to participate in the Art & Environment of the parish. This group meets to design, decorate and remove decorations for the interiors of the church and gathering space for each of the Liturgical Seasons.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion distribute the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. This ministry is open to all adults and high school youth from the parish who have a sincere love and appreciation for God’s gift of the Eucharist; have received the sacrament of Confirmation; and who are not prevented from receiving the Eucharist themselves. Parish and/or Diocesan training is provided.
Greeters: Greeters provide hospitality at weekend Masses by welcoming all who attend our church, by distributing weekly bulletins, and by answering questions. This ministry is open to individuals as well as family groups, and is best suited to those who enjoy interacting with people.
Lector: Lectors proclaim the Word of God during Mass. This ministry is open to all adults and older high school youth from the parish who have a sincere love for the Word of God contained in scripture and who possess good reading skills and a clear speaking voice. Parish and/or Diocesan training is provided.
Mass Coordinator: Mass Coordinators ensure smooth functioning at weekend, holiday, and Holy Day Masses by overseeing the details of Mass preparation and assisting with tasks before and after Mass.
Ushers: Ushers assist with seating of the assembly, gathering the collection and distributing the bulletin at weekend Masses.
Music Opportunities for Service
Cantors: Cantors assist the congregation in singing during liturgies. This ministry is open to all adults and middle school age youth and older who enjoy and have the gift of singing. Cantor Practice meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the church.
Choristers School: Choristers is a long standing choral tradition in the Roman Catholic Church. Choristers is a choir comprised of children who have the gift of singing and are trained to excel in the musical art of song for the purpose of worship. Choristers is open to singers in third grade through eighth grade. The children attend rehearsal weekly at one of the four sections.
Men’s and Women’s Ensembles: Ensembles for men and women allow the expanded opportunity for these groups to lead in worship and at special parish events. The groups are open to adults and middle school age youth and older who have an interest in singing music specifically written for their voices.
Parish Choir: The Parish Choir sings at 10:00 a.m. Mass throughout the year. Choir membership is open to adults and high school age youth who enjoy and have the gift of singing. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. either in the Cooper Room or church.
Saturday Ensemble: The Ensemble provides music at the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass. This combination instrumental and vocal choir is open to parishioners of all ages who enjoy singing or playing an instrument. Rehearsals are at 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays in the Cooper Room.
Instrumentalists: Persons who play orchestral or acoustical instruments are welcome to play at our weekend Masses. The skill leveled required is a minimum of 3 years or an intermediate level.
Persons interested in participating in the Liturgy & Music Ministry should contact David Armstrong, 251-1110 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.