Opportunities to serve within one of our Liturgical Ministries are listed below.
What We Do: Assist Priests during weekend masses. Altar server training available for all interested boys.
Time Commitment: schedule is based on availability
Volunteer Ages: Boys age 8 and up.
Choir & Musicians
What We Do: Sing at 10am and 11:30am mass. Children’s choir sings at Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday (select masses).
Time Commitment: Children’s choir practices several weeks leading up to Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday.
Volunteer Ages: 1st grade and older.
What We Do: Group counts the weekly collections and prepares deposits for the bank.
Time Commitment: 1-2 times per month for about 2 hours on a weekday morning.
Volunteer Ages: 21 and older
Environment & Linens
What We Do: On a rotation basis we wash/press and fold the used linens following weekend masses. The soiled linens container can be taken from the church sacristy following the 11:30 Sunday Mass, cleaned and returned to the church for the following weekend. The scheduling is based on your availability. You can access the ministry online scheduling tool to check your dates and can request a sub for you if you become unavailable on any assigned date. To set the altar table for the celebration of Mass is a privilege like no other.
Time Commitment: You can control your available weeks by providing any known commitments you have. The pick up, wash, press, fold and return of the soiled linens can be accomplished from Sunday, following the last Mass, through Thursday.
Volunteer Ages: This special ministry is for adults only as it requires laundering and ironing. The procedure for handling of the sacred linens will be provided to you as they are washed and folded according to church instructions.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
What We Do: Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC) assists the ordinary ministers (priests and deacons) in the distribution of the Eucharist. This is done both at Sunday Masses, as well as, in the visitation of infirm or elderly parishioners in their homes or local healthcare facilities. Diocesan minimum age requirement is 21 and all sacraments of initiation [Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation] must be received with no canonical impediments.
Time Commitment: Regular Sunday Mass time. An additional hour per visit if tending to the homebound
Volunteer Ages: 21 and older
What We Do: Our volunteers read the First and/or Second readings during weekend masses. Training provided for all volunteers.
Time Commitment: The schedule is based on your availability.
Volunteer Ages: Adults
What We Do: Ushers collect the weekly offerings at each Mass and ensure that they are securely stored for transportation to the parish office after the last Mass on Sunday. On Christmas Eve and Easter, the ushers help to coordinate traffic flow in front of the church.
Time Commitment: weekly as needed.
Volunteer Ages: 8th grade to Adult