Altar Guild - Members work in either teams or individually on Monday or Fridays to maintain the churches appearance. Organize missalettes, remove and update outdated material, and make sure the holy vessels are ready for use for the next Mass. Each member only works once a month. When needed altar guilds will work with the Environment and Art Ministry to decorate the Church and outlying buildings for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.
Altar Guild Linens - The members work individually to wash and iron the small linens used at Mass and the Altar Servers' albs. Each team members works once a month usually picking up the used linens on Monday and returning them cleaned and ironed by Friday.
Ministry Contact: Karran Toffelmier
Ministry Contact: Fr. Joseph Squillacioti
Servers should be mature enough to understand their responsibilities and to carry them out well and with appropriate reverence. They should have already received holy communion for the first time and normally receive the Eucharist whenever they participate in the liturgy.
With the start of a new school year, we are taking applications for new Altar Servers. If you are interested in serving, please fill out an application below and turn them in to the parish office. Training dates will be announced in the near future. Training is mandatory for all new servers and optional for returning servers.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EM) exercise the roles of host and servant at the Eucharistic banquet. They distribute communion under both species (the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ) at Mass. Training is provided to fulfill their obligation with dignity and reverence. EMs usually serve on teams every other week with the schedules prepared quarterly. Some Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion deliver the Bread of Life to the sick and homebound (see Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to Sick and Homebound Ministry).
Ministry Contact: Rocco Falabella
Ministry Contact: Elizabeth Meehan
Communion to the Sick and Homebound
Some members of our community are unable to attend holy mass. Often times these people have worshiped within our community and are now unable to physically attend mass due to age or illness. These members of our community are in assisted living facilities or live at home and are grateful to receive communion from our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick & Homebound.The time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours per week.
Lectors are people of faith who have a nurtured relationship with God and the unique responsibility as lay ministers to proclaim the Word of God. They are members of the community of faith joining family, friends and strangers gathered together to worship and be sanctified by our God. As readers of the Word, lectors share in a sacred process as they present the Word to the assembly.
Lectors don't just read, they proclaim the Word of God and serve as a bridge between the Scriptures and the faithful. With careful preparation, lectors convey in each reading the depth of the sacred text to all the faithful at Mass.
Those serving in this ministry receive training and are given appropriate materials for their preparation to read. Parishioners who wish to become part of this ministry are invited to submit their names and address for inclusion in the list of candidates awaiting auditions and training as the need arises for replacements.
Ministry Contact: Maureen Walker
Ushers provide hospitality, comfort, and safety at Sunday masses and other special liturgies. Before mass, ushers foster a sense of community by welcoming members of our parish and visitors. Following all weekend masses, ushers distribute the weekly bulletin and then assure that the church is ready for the next liturgy. Generally, the time commitment for an usher is 1-1.5 hours each week. Come celebrate Mass with your family, serve our community and be an example of Christ’s love and witness to our community.
Ministry Contact: Maria Whelan
Liturgical Environment is focused on the preparation of a sacred space to elevate the community’s prayer and worship. The goal of this ministry is to care for all the elements of worship, ensuring that the liturgical environment is appropriate, authentic, beautiful, and accessible.
Liturgical Environment Team is responsible for decorating the church to reflect both the liturgical season and the scriptural reasons for the season. Creativity is key for the success of this ministry. Those interested in participating in this ministry should have an interest in art, crafts, arranging and the care for plants/flowers, and an eye for beauty.
Ministry Contact: Gerry Holbert