Our many roles and ministries within the Church’s liturgy follow the spirit and principles of Vatican II. Each parishioner is invited to consider serving in one or more of the following ministries. For more information, please contact Carol Mathews, Liturgy Director, x309, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are especially interested in providing parishioners and visitors with a sense of welcome as they arrive. Greeters also invite parishioners to carry the offertory gifts at each Mass. Individuals and families are invited to this ministry. Schedule is flexible.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Special ministers assist with the distribution of Communion at Mass. Some take the Eucharist to the sick and to shut-ins (see Outreach). Candidates must be at least 16 years of age, have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, and be able to attend a training program. Training is provided on an as-needed basis.
Lectors proclaim scripture readings during the Liturgy of the Word at all masses, lead the assembly in Prayers of the Faithful, and make necessary announcements.
Parishioners high school age and above are invited to serve. Training is provided on an as-needed basis.
The role of Server is open to adults and children fourth grade and above. Training is provided and schedule is flexible.
Ushers assist with seating, take up the collection, and assist with needs during Mass. Men and women of the parish are invited to serve in this ministry. Schedule is flexible.
LITURGICAL ENVIRONMENT TEAM (church decorating)
Parishioners prepare the worship space with fabric, flowers, and other objects to enhance liturgical seasons and rituals. New members are always welcome.
MUSIC MINISTRY: Tom Kodera, 223-9688
Parishioners serve in liturgical music roles in our parish including cantor (song leader), choir member and instrumentalist. The ministry of cantor is open to anyone high school age or older. Training is provided. The adult choir generally sings at Sunday 10:30 AM Masses. Third Sunday Choir sings at 8:30 AM Sunday mass on the third Sunday of the month. Practices for 10:30 AM mass are held Thursday evenings at 7:00 in the church. Practices for Third Sunday Choir are held on Monday evenings (check the bulletin for schedule). Children in grades 1-6 may participate in the Children’s Choir at Christmas. Rehearsals are held during the CFP class year on Wednesday evenings, 6:15-6:45 PM in the Church.
Devotions and Spiritual Activities
EMAIL & TELEPHONE PRAYER CHAIN: Call the Parish Office
Parishioners pass the word when one of our members is sick or has a special need. Call the Parish Office to request prayer.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Solemn Exposition is scheduled on the First Friday of each month from 8:30 AM until 12:00 Noon. Parishioners are asked to sign up on the preceding Sunday for a half hour period of Adoration.
Rosary is prayed in the Chapel on weeknights at 7 p.m.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross are celebrated most Fridays in Lent at 5:30 p.m.