Thank you to our many volunteers for our various church ministries. These ministries include Lectors, Altar Servers, Eucharisitic Ministers, Ushers, & Church Cleaners. The schedules for these ministries will accompany them below.
Students who are open to sharing their time and faith in service at the Altar for Mass and other liturgical celebrations are encouraged to become servers. This is a great way to serve God in a special setting. At least two servers participate at each liturgy. Students 5th grade through high school age must complete a short training session before assisting the priest in procession, prayer, blessings, and Altar preparation.
As a Minister of the Word, you bring to life the Old and New Testament personalities, happenings, and teachings at parish liturgies. Lectors proclaim the Scripture readings. Two lectors participate at each liturgy. A short training session will prepare you for this challenging and rewarding Ministry. Adults, including young adults and high schools students that have completed Confirmation, are encouraged to become Ministers of the Word.
Our worshipers are in the capable hands of this ministry as the ushers create a welcoming and prayerful atmosphere. They greet parishioners as ministers of hospitality; assist individuals in seating; invite people to bring up the offertory gifts if needed; take up collections; assist people throughout the Liturgy; distribute the parish bulletin; and straighten up pews and missalettes after the Liturgy. This ministry allows you to meet your fellow parishioners on a regular basis. If you have a smile to give away, this is the ministry for you.
Members of the Parish who have completed the sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation can request to become Eucharistic Ministers. They help the priest and deacon who are the ordinary ministers of this sacrament during Holy Communion. A Eucharistic Minister, also known as the extraordinary minister, administers the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ during the Liturgy or while visiting the sick, elderly, or homebound. A short training session will prepare you for this challenging and rewarding Ministry.
What an honor it is to carry the wine, hosts and offerings to the priest at Mass for consecration! It is an honor to participate in Mass by being a gift bearer and representing God’s people and the parish community. Individuals or families are invited to participate in this ministry. Being a gift bearer does not require special skills or training— just an honest desire and willingness to serve.
The Sacristan works closely with the priest to ensure that the Mass is smoothly celebrated. It is the responsibility of the Sacristan to assure that all ministers are present and ready, and the gifts are prepared. Following the Liturgy, the Sacristan cleans the Sacred Vessels.
The Saturday Mass is recorded for replay on Sunday morning radio. The Radio Mass Crew ensures the Saturday Mass is successfully recorded and the CD is delivered to the radio station. If you’re looking for a great seat for Saturday evening Mass, consider joining the Radio Mass Crew!
Tune into A&E. Not the TV network, but our parish Art & Environment committee. This group consists of a core group of staff members and a large group of volunteers. Come share your time and creative energy by decorating our parish church and parish campus throughout the year. Extra volunteers are needed during the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter.