of Holy Communion
Welcome! Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies should utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.
Altar Servers offer service to God and the community by assisting the priest during Mass. The ministry is open to all adults and youth of the parish who have made their First Communion and whose parents believe they are ready and responsible enough to be trained.
Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Servers are assigned on a rotating schedule.
This liturgical ministry is responsible for distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at the weekend Masses and other times Mass is celebrated.
Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion may serve at any Mass they attend.
Ushers work in teams of at least six-eight serving twice a month, either the first two or the last two weeks of each month.
As ministers of hospitality, ushers welcome folks and help them to feel comfortable in the worshipping environment. They open doors, greet, hand out bulletins, assist with communion traffic flow and ensure that Gift Bearers are available.
Monetary gifts are collected. Assistance is given to folks as needed or during emergencies.
Adults and high school students are welcome to serve. Training is provided. Watch for information in the bulletin or contact any usher to volunteer.
Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord during the Liturgy. A lector should have a passion for Scripture, an ability to interpret and understand Scripture, and sufficient public speaking skills to proclaim the Word to the assembly. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Lectors are assigned on a rotating schedule.
Music director Bruce Nutter oversees the Liturgical music of the parish. There are 3 musical groups in the parish: the Traditional Choir which sings at the 11:00 AM Mass, the Contemporary Group which sings at the 9:30 AM Mass (dubbed “The Joyful Noise” by longtime parishioner and group member Lynda Brust), and the Hispanic Choir (led by Jose Moux) which sings at the 7:30 PM Mass on Saturdays.
The Music Ministry is always looking for new talent. You don’t have to be an Opera Singer or a Grammy winner. You don’t even need to read music (it’s simple harmony). You just need to have a love of singing in your heart for the Lord. They are also looking for musicians (in particular a base player and a drummer for the Contemporary Group).
The Traditional Choir rehearses on Wed. eves at 5:30 PM and lasts 1-1 1/2 hours.
The Contemporary Group rehearses on Tues. or Thurs. depending on schedules at 10:00 AM for about 2 hours.
The Spanish Choir rehearses Saturdays at 6:00 PM