Altar Servers: lead the procession to the altar at the beginning of Mass, assist the Priest at the altar at several points during the Mass, and lead the recessional at the end of Mass.
Contact: John Curtis or Barbara Keeton
Arts & Environment: Volunteers work with church decor and live plants to enhance the worship space, commons area and chapel throughout the Liturgical year.
Contact: Laura Ploof, Rosemargaret Maier, Carol Filipek
Baptism Preparation Team: Adults assist at the Baptism preparation classes (required of parents) and at the celebration of the Sacrament at Mass. Baptism preparation classes are held after Mass on Sunday several weeks prior to the Baptism. The time commitment for team members includes attending team meetings, assisting at preparation classes, and serving at baptismal liturgies.
Contact: Marty Moran, Katie Sproull, Lise Mikkelson
Care of Altar Linens: Volunteers launder and iron altar linens on a monthly rotation basis. Contact: Carol Filipek
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Adult volunteers lead 4-6 year-old children who participate in a separate and age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word during Sunday liturgy. Training and materials are provided. Background check and VIRTUS training required.
Contact: Luisa Polito
Eucharistic Ministers: Confirmed Catholic parishioners assist the presider in distributing Holy Communion during Mass.
Contact: Carol DePuy or Mary Hall
Funeral Ministry: Funeral services and Masses are coordinated by the Pastor with members of the family. Various ministers are needed to assist at these weekday Funeral Masses.
Contact: Sybel Crone or Carol Filipek
Lectors (Readers): Welcome the Faithful to the celebration of the Eucharist, proclaim the Word of God during Liturgy of the Word and lead the community in prayer at the General Intercessions.
Contact: Kate McCaffrey
Mass Coordinators: Are responsible on a rotating schedule for assuring that all activities and specific ministries that occur off the Altar are covered. Good people skills and an understanding of the sequence of the Mass are needed. (Includes Holy Days and Funeral Masses if available.)
Contact: Walt Conner
Ushers and Greeters: Welcome those arriving for worship services, distribute the worship aids and bulletins, assist with seating, and coordinate the Offertory procession and Communion lines during Mass.
Contacts: John O’Connell (for Sat. at 5:00pm)
Amy Flagg (for Sun. at 8:30am)
David Schweiger (for Sun. at 11:00am)
Music Ministry: Matt Brady
Cantors lead the community in song at all Liturgies. They also proclaim and lead the Responsorial Psalm. Cantor review sessions are held Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the church. Cantors can choose which review sessions they attend based on their personal and cantoring schedules. Cantors are auditioned and trained by the Music Minister. In addition to regular weekend liturgies, cantors sing for Holy/Feast Day Masses, funerals, weddings, Triduum and Taize prayer services.
The Children’s Choir is comprised of school age children (grades K–5). They rehearse after the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday mornings from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in the church. Rehearsals run from October–December. The Children’s Choir presents a program of lessons and carols before the 4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Children’s Mass.
The Parish Choir is comprised of parishioners (middle school age–adult) willing to share their gift of song to lead, support and enrich our congregational singing during Mass. They also provide meditations after the Communion Song. Rehearsals are each Thursday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the church. Members can choose the Liturgy at which they sing and this may change from week to week. The Parish Choir also performs a prelude concert before our 8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass, and provides leadership and meditations for Taize services and Triduum.
Our instrumentalists enhance our piano and/or organ accompaniment during Mass. They rehearse Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. alongside the Parish Choir. Members can choose the Mass at which they play and this may change from week to week. A reasonable proficiency on your instrument is required.