Liturgy & Music

Join us as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion or as a Lector to assist at Mass.  Liturgical Ministry Schedule

 

Altar Linens

Volunteers take turns taking home soiled purificators and other altar linens after each weekend's liturgies, and return them clean and pressed in time for the next weekend.

Contact: John Beach

Altar Servers

 Youth in grades 5 and up are invited to more actively participate in Sunday and Holy day liturgies by assisting the Presider and helping to prepare the table for Eucharist. Training is provided, and servers can expect to be scheduled about twice a month.

Contact: Angie Ahlers

Environment and Art

Members of this committee focus on the physical and aesthetic appearance of the worship space. They plan and create visual enhancements, such as floral arrangements, and care for other liturgical items, such as candles and vessels, that give flavor and shape to the liturgical seasons. Meetings are held as needed.

Contacts: Debbie Cornett

Eucharistic Adoration

This rewarding devotion is a commitment to spend an hour each week in silent prayer with our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Come, be at peace, give Him thanks and praise, seek forgiveness, read the bible, say the Rosary, or just "be still and know...." Eucharistic Adoration is in the Chapel each Wednesday between the hours of 3 PM and 9 PM.

Contact: Dave Wyble

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (formerly Eucharistic ministers) have the very special privilege of sharing Jesus' own gift of his Body and Blood with members of our parish family. They also help prepare vessels before Mass, set the Eucharistic table and clean up afterwards. Confirmed youth, 10th grade and up, and adults serve at weekend liturgies and Holy days on a rotating schedule, 2-3 times per month. Training is provided.

Contacts: Dennis Kafura

Funeral Coordinators

Volunteers set out needed items, assist with calling other needed ministers, and are available to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion if needed. Training is provided.

Contact: Mary Kafura

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Our Greeters and ushers have the important role of making the members of the community, as well as visitors, welcome as they gather for worship. Other duties include assisting with seating, taking up collection(s), and distributing bulletins. They also hand out song sheets. This is a wonderful ministry for all ages.

Contacts: John Beach

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of God whenever the community gathers to worship. A lector's gifts include the ability to speak with clarity and expression, and the willingness to use these gifts to share the Word of God with others. Adults, confirmed youth, and youth preparing for confirmation (in attendance at 10th & 11th grade religious formation classes) commit to prepare assigned readings ahead of time and to serve on Sundays and Holy days 1-2 times per month. This involves studying the Scripture passage to determine its message, looking at the reading in the context of other readings at that liturgy, and practicing it silently and aloud. Training and materials are provided.

Contacts: Brenda Holtzlander

Sacristan

The sacristan, with a team of co-workers, will be responsible for keeping the sacristy in order; keeping track of vestments, linens, ritual books, candles, wine, charcoal and other needs; removing dead flowers; and caring for sanctuary lamp, etc.

Contact: John Beach

Sound Board

Operate the sound system(s) at weekend, Wednesday, and Holy day Liturgies and other activities throughout the year.

Contact: Neil Murphy

Music Ministries

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The adult choir provides musical leadership at Sunday and Holy day liturgies, as well as occasional performances. Previous musical training is not required, and members range from high school through adult. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7:30 - 9:00 September through May, and there is a 20 minute warm-up before each Mass.

Contact: Barbara Fraticelli

Choir, Children's

The Children's Choir allows 1st graders and up to develop a sense of ministry, to learn basic choral techniques, and to sing in two parts. The choir leads one Saturday or Sunday Mass a month, plus some feasts and concert situations. Rehearsals are TBD, October through April.

Contact: Barbara Fraticelli

Cantors

Cantors combine the roles of Lector and musician, using their musical and vocal gifts to proclaim the psalms and canticles, as well as to assist the assembly's participation. Vocal experience, music reading ability, and a desire for prayerful reflection and study of the Psalms are required.

Contact: Barbara Fraticelli

Instrumentalists

Various instruments can be used, either regularly or on special occasions, to augment choral and congregational singing. Instrumentalists need to have at least High School level proficiency. Improvisation skills are useful, but not necessary. Rehearsals are arranged as needed.

Contact: Barbara Fraticelli