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Liturgical Seasonal Environment Committee
 

Working with several others to plan the church environment for various seasons. Usually a committee member takes lead responsibility in one season and helps with some of the others: Advent-Christmas, Lent, Easter-Pentecost, Ordinary Time, Remembrance of the Dead/Harvest, special events. Monthly planning meetings with all members of the committee.

 
Funeral Ministry Liturgy Team
  A team of people who assist the parish’s funeral celebrations in several ways: at scripture services the evening prior to the funeral, at funeral liturgies and cemetery committals as lectors, communion ministers, cantors, or adult altar servers. Sacristans who would set-up for a funeral Mass are also needed. Each member chooses which area of involvement is best for them.  
Communion Minister to the Sick
  Communion Ministers visit the sick on a regular basis to offer an opportunity for prayer and reception of the Eucharist to the sick or homebound. Usually assigned to one person.  
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
  On a rotating schedule during either the 9:30 or 11:30 AM Mass, leads children grades 1 through 5 out of church for 15 minute sharing and reflection on the gospel. Children return for the presentation of the gifts.  
Altar Linen Cleaning
  Takes care of picking up, cleaning, and then returning all the used linen for the altar as well as vestments and robes. Done on a rotating basis, one or two months a year, several hours during that month.  
Altar Servers
  In addition to the children who serve at the altar (grade 4 through grade 8), we invite adults and teens, men and women, to be servers as well. To read or download a copy of current Server Guidelines, click on “Altar Server Guidelines”. For the current schedule click on “Altar Server Schedule.  
Sacristans
  Sacristans oversee the preparation of the vessels and books and whatever is needed prior to the Mass. Assigned on a rotating basis. Training for this new ministry will be provided. Sacristans can work individually or as couples. Any teen or adult is invited to consider this ministry. To read or download a copy of current sacristan guidelines, click on “Sacristan Guidelines.” For the current schedule for sacristans, click on “Sacristan Schedule.
 
Greeters
  Greeters assist by welcoming all who come as well as distribute worship aids. Greeters may work individually or as families. Any registered parish member/family is invited to consider this ministry. To read or download a copy of current greeter guidelines, click on “Greeter Guidelines.” For the current schedule for greeters, click on “Greeter Schedule.
 
Ushers
  Ushers help assist in seating people when needed; show concern for the overall order and decorum of the church, in addition to assisting with the collection. Any confirmed adult or teen, male or female, is invited to consider joining one of the ushers’ teams. Teams are assigned by Mass on a rotating basis. For currents usher guideliness click on "Usher Guidelines".  
Communion Ministers
  Extraordinary ministers of communion help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. Any confirmed adult or teen who is willing to serve in a public way is invited to consider this ministry. To read or download a copy of current communion minister guidelines, click on “Communion Minister Guidelines.” For the current schedule for lectors, click on “Communion Minister Schedule.  
Lectors
 

Lectors prepare ahead of time and proclaim the Word of God by reading the Scriptures on Sundays and at other worship services. Any confirmed adult or teen who has the ability to read well in public is invited to consider this ministry. To read or download a copy of current lector guidelines, click on “Lector Guidelines.” For the current schedule for lectors, click on “Lector Schedule.

 

 
Prayer Ministry and Prayer Teams
 

Prayer Ministry
A group of 6-10 parish members who oversee the Prayer Cross petition area by: keeping fresh intention sheets in binder, regularly transferring intentions onto prayer cards, placing notices of prayer ministry in bulletin periodically, including thanksgiving prayers. Meet as needed (usually 2 times a year) to keep ministry organized.

Prayer Teams
Teams of 2-3 parish members who have been trained in intercessory prayer ministry. Available once per month (currently after the 5:00 pm Mass on the third Saturday of the month) to listen to prayer needs, pray with and over people for those needs.

 

 
Wedding Rehearsal Team
  A group of volunteers who guide the bride, groom, wedding party and parents through the wedding rehearsal and actual wedding ceremony. The rehearsal is usually scheduled one to two days before the wedding date. At that time, they rehearse the wedding procession and readings with the wedding party in preparation for the actual wedding ceremony. They are also present on the wedding day to make sure everything runs smoothly. Work in pairs, usually 2-3 weddings per year.  



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