The Worship Commission and its linked ministries give direction to the liturgical life of the parish and fosters the spiritual growth of all parishioners. Its primary purpose is to support our celebration of the Mass and sacraments. It also provides opportunities for personal and communal prayer and devotions and a deeper understanding of why we worship God in prayer. Both the Liturgical Music Coordinator and also Deacon Fred Wuebker serve as staff resource members for this commission.

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Sacristans

The Sacristan is responsible for all preparations before, during and after each weekend, weekday, and special Masses. They prepare Eucharistic bowls and cups and books used during the Mass. Sacristans check microphone batteries, lights and sound system, and prepare the bulletins for usher pickup, and remove them from the racks after Mass. The Sacristan also […]

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Parishioners wishing to minister the Body and Blood of Christ are prepared for this ministry with both the theology and the sacrament and the practical requirements. Ongoing formation is provided to also foster personal spiritual growth as well. Certification with the diocese is renewed every two years.

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Lectors

Ministers who proclaim the Word of God receive initial formation and an annual workbook that helps with understanding the Scriptures, delivery suggestions and pronunciations. Schedules are sent out twice annually and ministers can pre-select their preferred weekend Mass.

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Servers

Our parish has both school-age and adult servers who assist the priest and deacon at Masses. Students in grades 5-12 serve for weekdays during the school year and all weekends. Adult servers help with weekday Masses when school is not in session, Holy Day evening Masses, and funerals.

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Cantors

Leaders of song at our Masses learn music with guidance from the Liturgical Music Coordinator. Schedules are sent out every two months. Interested singers should arrange to meet with the Liturgical Music Coordinator.

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Liturgical Musicians

We are always looking for individuals to join our musical ministry. If you have any musical ability at all please contact the Liturgical Music Coordinator to learn how your talents can help us praise God.

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Adult Choir

Singers in high school and older are welcome to join. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evening 7:30 -8:30, September through May. The Choir primarily sings at a variety weekend Masses and special liturgies.

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Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir sings at the 4:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve and at other times throughout the year. It is open to students in grades 2-8 from our elementary school and our PSR program. Rehearsals begin in November.

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Life Teen Band

Plays at 5:30 pm Mass on Sunday evenings, September through May. Teens active in Life Teen and adult musician mentors are the nucleus for this ministry.

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Funeral Mass Choir

Members are called when a funeral is scheduled and they sing if available. Most funeral Masses are held in the morning and familiar music is used.

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Handbell Choir

Choir practices on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 8:30 in the Church and plays at Mass once a month. Members are assigned bells, shown how to play them and taught how to read the music.

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Greeters

Our Greeter Ministry is very important to all parishioners and guests who approach the entrances of our church. Jesus Christ teaches that whenever we welcome one of the least of our brothers and sisters, we welcome Christ Himself! Schedules are mailed in advance for Masses times that fit your schedule.

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Ushers

Many are needed to carry out this ministry every weekend and Holy Day Mass. Ushers are responsible for the Offertory collection as well as any second collections as people leave the church. They also distribute the bulletins and help with seating whenever needed. We are seeking captains for each weekend Mass.

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Young children are invited to process to the lower level of the church to experience the Gospel message in an engaging, interactive way during the 10:30 am Sunday Mass. There is no need to register in advance. Adult prayer leaders and older children who are helpers for this ministry are put into teams that minister […]

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Art and Environment Committee

The purpose of this Committee is to plan, design, and implement the environment in the church for the liturgical “seasons” of the year; Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time, Lent, the Triduum, Easter, Pentecost. The responsibilities of the Committee are to become familiar with liturgical norms and documents, oversee current volunteers, assist with design requirements, coordinate the […]

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Rosary Ministry

The Rosary Ministry welcomes volunteers to lead the rosary 30 minutes before the Saturday 5:00 PM and Sunday 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM Mass. As Catholics we know the rosary provides support and strength in times of trouble, has helped to stop Communism in the world, and recognizes the importance of the Blessed Virgin Mary […]

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Care of Altar Linens

The purificators, towels, and server’s gloves are cleaned once a week. Linens are picked up after Mass on the week-end and returned sometime before the next weekend. A schedule is sent out several times a year.

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Funeral Liturgy Planners

Planners meet with the family of the deceased to discuss the funeral Mass; readings, music, gifts, family information, etc. A form of all information gathered is given to the Parish Office, the pastor and musicians. Interested persons would observe several planning sessions until they feel comfortable on their own.

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Care of Liturgical Vessels

The Vessel Cleaning Ministry meets two weeks prior to Easter and Christmas in the Lower Level of the Church to clean the liturgical objects used at Mass. They clean and polish the altar vessels, plastic drip pans, large candle stands and bells, incense items and the tabernacle. An announcement appears in the bulletin inviting anyone […]

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Care of Holy Water Fonts

Once a month, the holy water fonts at all entrances are washed and refilled with fresh Holy Water.

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Sewing Ministry

Help with surging/hemming of baptismal gowns and any other sewing that is needed with vestments, server robes, etc. Several names to call for help is ideal.

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Altaration

Altaration is a 3-night series on the Mass. It is a great program that will explain the mysteries of the Mass and give tips on how to make the Mass come alive for you! This series is offered in January and in April of each year.

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Audio Visual

Volunteers run the audio iPad and other technical equipment needed at Mass or the Gathering space to enhance the worship experience.

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