LEARN MORE ABOUT LITURGICAL MINISTRY

Liturgical Coordinator

Liturgical Coordinators prepare the bread, wine, and vessels prior to Mass, ensures adequate liturgical ministers are available (address any of their questions), makes sure the liturgical space is ready for worship, (candles lit, lights on, etc.), assists with cleanup after Mass and handles the logistics for Mass.  Liturgical Coordinators are needed for each of the weekend masses.  This task may be shared with other coordinators on a rotating schedule.  Training will be provided.  For more information on this ministry, please contact Diane Mayer.

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Eucharistic Ministers serve the community in the distribution of Eucharist at liturgies and by taking Eucharist to the sick within the parish community. Fully initiated individuals who are senior in high school or older are eligible. Diocesan training required. Training sessions are held in the spring and fall.  For more information on becoming a Eucharistic Minister, please contact the Parish Office.

Lector

Word Ministers serve the community through the proclamation of scripture by taking time to prayerfully prepare prior to the liturgical celebration. Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested in this ministry.

CLOW

CLOW is held during the 11:00 AM Eucharistic Liturgy. CLOW is the acronym we use for our Sunday Morning “Children’s Liturgy of the Word”. CLOW is for all children in grades K-5, and provides an opportunity to experience prayer in an environment conducive to their age. During the mass, children are dismissed to Room 105, which is decorated for the liturgical season so that it resembles the church, to hear the Sunday readings adapted for children. The children are then guided to respond as they are able to a series of questions that are designed to get at the “heart” of the readings. The children also participate in the prayers of the faithful and the creed. No registration is required. If children would like to participate in Children's Liturgy of the Word, they just come forward when the priest calls them.  Parents are welcome to be a guest and observe CLOW at any time.  If you would like to volunteer for Children's Liturgy of the Word or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mary Hrich.

Altar Server

Altar Servers assist the Presider at liturgical celebrations. Fifth grade through adults are welcomed to inquire about this volunteer opportunity.  If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server, please contact the Parish Office.

Usher

Assists in the seating worshippers, taking up collections, straighten up at the conclusion of mass, and on occasion perform other tasks. If you are interested in this welcoming ministry, please contact the Parish Office.

Worship Commission

The Worship Commission assists the Parish Pastoral Council by developing pastoral plans and policies in the area of worship.  Seeks ways to call the Parish community to be a worship community centered in the mystery of the risen Christ.  If you are interested in being on the Worship Commission, please contact Mary Hrich.

Art & Environment

The Art and Environment Committee assists in designing, preparing, and readying the church for seasonal celebrations all year around such as Advent, Ordinary Time, Lent and Easter.  Needed are people willing to decorate, gather necessary items, move furniture, sew, plant, etc.  Please contact June Scherrer for dates and times of preparations.