Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Under the overall direction of the Prayer and Worship Committee, ministers assist in the distribution of the Eucharist to the home bound and during Masses. This ministry requires you to be a confirmed, practicing Catholic. Meetings are held as needed and communication is done mostly by email. Participation requires arriving at church 15 minutes before Mass to set up and 15 minutes after Mass to clean the vessels. Training is done after Mass or at your convenience. The commitment is 2-3 Saturdays or Sundays a month, depending on the number of Saturdays and Sundays in the month. Ministers are also used for Holy Days of Obligation. An email is sent out at approximately the 15h of the month to check availability. It is an honor to hold the body or blood of Our Lord in your hands. All are welcome!
Please contact Peggy Liginski at (262) 716-6598 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining this ministry.
Altar Servers (Acolyte)- All male and female members of the parish from 5th grade through adults are eligible to serve as acolytes at parish liturgies. The goal is to instill in the youth of our parish a pattern of service that will continue beyond their service as an altar server. The acolyte is instituted to serve at the altar and to assist the priest and deacon. Time commitments include two training sessions for new altar servers and most serve 1-2 times per month depending on their schedules. Parents and children are encouraged to serve together.
Minister of the Word (Lector): These ministers proclaim the Word of the Lord for various liturgies.
Requirements: Anyone from high school age through adult who is punctual and dependable, has the ability to read in front of others (large groups) and keeps their composure in unforeseen situations.
Responsibilities: Practice readings before Liturgy, dress appropriately, arrive about 20 minutes before the liturgy and check in with the priest and Mass Coordinator, read announcements, readings and Prayers of the Faithful.
Time requirement is about one hour and fifteen minutes, plus practice time, 1-2 times a month. Ministry is served on Saturdays, Sundays and Holy Days. Length of commitment is one year, renewable as desired. Training with Director of Lectors for one hour initially or more as needed, is available.
Please contact Joan Dibb or Margo Roslawski at email@example.com if you are interested in joining this ministry.
Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers): The ushers help with seating and assisting parishioners as needed by taking collections, securing gift bearers and being alert to any circumstances. Ministers of hospitality ensure that the faithful see and experience the love of Christ during the liturgy. They are the first people visitors and parishioners encounter, and as such, they should be outgoing, friendly, and welcoming. A spirit of service is crucial for this ministry. This ministry is open to any parishioner, and we encourage families to sign up for this ministry, serving together as an example of Christian love.
Please contact Head Usher, Dan Stokely at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Art and Environment: This is a visual component of the Liturgical Calendar. The year begins in Advent and ends with Autumn Ordinary Time. We plan an environment for Advent, Christmas, Winter Ordinary Time, Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Easter, Pentecost, Summer Ordinary Time and Autumn Ordinary Time. Aside from these major changes, we adjust the environment for the First Holy Communion, Confirmation, The Most Holy Trinity, The Most Holy Body and Blood, The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, The Feast of St. Clare, the Mass Remembrance and in October of 2015, the Golden Jubilee of the Parish.
Change overs typically occur on Sunday after Mass, unless there is Religious Education or some other commitment. Perhaps Monday or Friday evenings as an alternative. Typically, set up occurs on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Help is needed for both set up and take down for each season.
We are always looking for more helping hands, especially those comfortable on ladders. Design ideas are also appreciated and can be submitted to the Art and Environment Committee. There are also volunteers needed for plant/flower watering. Distilled water is used for plants on the inside of the building. Pressing of fabrics and retagging fabrics for storage at the end of each liturgical season is always a necessity for this ministry. The core team consists of Deb Gerkhardt, Paul and Erica Glysz, Lisa Henk, Dave and Ruth Schneider, and Kyle Kaczmarek.
Please contact Ruth Schneider at (262)895-2542 or email@example.com if you are interested in joining this ministry.