The source and summit of our faith lies in the Eucharist. Those involved with our liturgical ministry are vital to ensuring that our whole parish has access to the sacraments as well as prayer through other liturgies.
Please click on one of the opportunities listed below to learn more.
Altar servers assist the priest during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This ministry is open to responsible, well-behaved children of elementary school age through high school who have received their First Holy Communion. Training is offered regularly. Three servers are typically assigned to each Sunday Mass. Servers should expect to serve about once every 3-4 weeks. Our altar server coordinator is Stacey Ippolito. (email@example.com)
The art & environment ministry enhances our liturgies by making our worship space look beautiful throughout the liturgical year. This ministry plays a significant role in preparing for our Christmas and Easter celebrations. The coordinator of the art and environment ministry is Maureen Foust. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are laypersons who assist our priests and deacons in distributing the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This ministry is open to any practicing Catholic, in good standing with the Church, who has received the sacrament of Confirmation. Training is offered as needed. Please contact our Director of Liturgy, Heber Dunkle, if interested in serving. (email@example.com)
Team Leads are the head extraordinary ministers at each Mass. They are responsible for setting out all the sacred vessels (patens and chalices) and prefilling them with enough bread and wine to be consecrated at the Mass. The Team Leads also check-in the other extraordinary ministers/clergy and assign them to a particular distribution station for Holy Communion. Two team leads are needed for every Sunday Mass and should expect to serve about every 3-4 weeks. Contact our Director of Liturgy, Heber Dunkle, if interested in serving. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eucharistic adoration happens weekly each Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and every 1st Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 a.m. Adoration is open to everyone at any of the offered hours, but we are always in need of adorers committed to making a weekly holy hour. If interested in committing to a weekly hour, please contact our Director of Liturgy, Heber Dunkle. (email@example.com)
Our funeral ministry helps the parish in performing the corporal work of mercy of burying the dead. Members of this team serve in various roles (ushers, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, etc.) at the funeral Mass, pray with the family, and help bring them hope and comfort during an incredibly difficult time. There are also non-liturgical roles available for those who interested in helping at the occasional post-funeral Mass reception. (reception coordinators, reception volunteers, donators of food, etc.) If you feel called to show mercy in this way, please contact our Director of Liturgy, Heber Dunkle. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Members of this ministry extend hospitality to the community on certain Sundays by providing coffee, donuts, and a smile. There are normally at least two ministers assisting in setup and clean up before and after the 10AM Mass. The ministry is a wonderful opportunity for families to minister together.
Lectors proclaim the readings at every Mass. A lector should feel comfortable reading scripture clearly and prayerfully in front of a large group of people. Regular training is offered. Our lector coordinator is Jim Ellis. (email@example.com)
Members of our linens ministry are responsible for bringing home and reverently purifying, cleaning, and pressing the linens utilized during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Volunteers can expect to bring home a laundry bag full of Mass linens about every 6-8 weeks. This ministry is coordinated by Julie Hill. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Mass Coordinator ensures that all personnel and items are ready to go at every Mass. A Mass Coordinator’s oversight is vital to the Mass being reverent and prayerful. Mass Coordinators serve about every 4 weeks. Training is conducted by the shadowing of an experienced Mass Coordinator. Contact Mia Siochi, if interested. (email@example.com)
Sacristans work behind the scenes to keep our worship space and sacristy neat and tidy. They water plants, clean and refill holy water fonts, refill votive candles, and clean wax off candlesticks. Sacristans are coordinated by Jule Hill. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ushers welcome people and help them to feel comfortable in the worship environment. They open doors, greet people, hand out bulletins, assist with communion procession flow, and ensure that Gift Bearers are available. They collect the monetary offering and prepare a food basket. They give assistance to folks as needed or during emergencies. Contact Dave Mazary if interested in serving. (email@example.com)
Parishioners in the Wine Ministry provide wine for use in our liturgies. The specified wine is purchased from a local store and delivered to the church each week. The schedule rotates on a quarterly basis, so each member of the ministry provides the wine for four weekends each year. Contact our Director of Liturgy, Heber Dunkle, if interested in serving. (firstname.lastname@example.org)