Altar Boys bear the cross and candles during the procession, assist with incense, bring the Sacramentary to the priest for the Opening Prayer and Prayer after Communion, set the altar, assist with bringing the gifts to the altar, and washing of hands. Altar Boy training is year around.
Contact: Rev. Stephen Hamilton at 359-2700
Art & Environment decorates the church for the liturgical seasons and holidays. Decorations include plants, flower arrangements, displays, banners, etc. Anyone with a green thumb or a knack for decorating is welcome to participate. Contact: Laura Darling, 396-8222.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) are approved by the archbishop for a three-year period to assist the priest in distribution of communion. Contact: Becky Cooper, 348-2402.
For guidelines on the distribution of communion, visit EMHC.
Lectors proclaim the scriptures: the first reading and the second reading. When there is no deacon, the second reader also reads the Prayer of the Faithful. Lectors proclaim the word of God with reverence and sincerity by preparing in advance using the Bible and lector's guide.
Music: See "Music" menu.
Sacristan orders, stores, maintains, prepares and distributes all liturgical supplies used during Mass, baptisms, and other liturgical celebrations. The sacristan changes and sets up of the altar linens according to the liturgical seasons.
Usher/Greeters welcome everyone as they enter Church for Mass with a warm smile, introducing strangers, assisting those with special needs, helping individuals find a seat if it's crowded, and caring for any needs as they arise. During Mass Usher/Greeters coordinate the flow of people, take up the collection and gifts, and assist with the flow of Communion lines. After Mass they distribute bulletins, tidy up the Church, and assist in counting money from the collection. Contact: Mike Polito at 844-0426.