Ministers

SACRISTANS

Contact:  Greta Bauras
835-9481


The sacristan arranges the books needed for the celebration, marking all of the divisions. He or she lays out the vestments and anything else needed for the celebration. The sacristan ensures that the things necessary for worship are always available. There should be a ready supply of fresh hosts and of duly authorized wine, sufficient clean purificators, corporals, hand towels, incense and coals.

 

LECTORS



Contact:  
Amy Parent 
833-2463

 

In the procession to the altar, the lector may carry the Book of the Gospels and reads from the ambo the readings that precede the Gospel. The lector may also be asked to read parish announcements.

 

 

ACOLYTES AND SERVERS

Coordinator: Jeremy Baenen 281-9998

The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. This is done through specific actions and by setting an example to the congregation by active participation in the liturgy, by ‘looking alert’ and by sitting or standing at the appropriate times.
In addition, the role of an altar server is to light the candles on the altar, to carry them in procession and during the solemn singing of the Gospel; to prepare wine and water for the sacrifice of the Mass; and to assist the sacred ministers at the Mass and other public services of the Church.

 

USHERS

Contact:  Dan Madden
885-1429

Ushers greet all who arrive for Mass and provide them with a worship aid provided for the occasion.  Assist people in locating seats if there appears to be difficulty, especially after Mass begins.  Ushers pass collection baskets and bring the money forward to the altar.  Ushers assist at Communion to assure smooth movement of the assembly and assisting those needing special consideration.  Finally, ushers distribute weekly bulletins at the conclusion of Mass.   The worship area should be prepared for the next Mass.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS


Contact: Christine Bolger
834-7732

 


"Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion" is the formal title of laypeople who distribute the Eucharist and Precious Blood during Mass.

 

CANTORS AND MUSICIANS

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Sacred Music

Contact:
Kristin Yoshimura
834-2126

Our musicians lead the congregation in song and provide music for the liturgies.  Roles include cantor, adult choir, Vox Clara children's choir, instrumentalists.

Church Angels
 

Contact:
Mary Ann Stevan
954-5501

Work in rotating teams to clean and maintain the interior of the church each week on Friday mornings and for special Holy Days.

 

Linen Maidens
 

These volunteers wash and iron altar linens each week, on a rotaing monthly schedule. Linens include towels, purificators, corporals and altar cloths.