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Liturgical Ministries

Serving in a liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to God and to one another. Whether your participation is through behind the scenes liturgical preparation or through a public role of service within the Mass, liturgical volunteers help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations.

Liturgical Volunteers

Click on the liturgical volunteer opportunities below to learn more.

Lectors & Commentators

The Lector proclaims the Scripture readings to the congregation with the intent of bringing the Word of God to life. Certain innate abilities are necessary, including: an adequate vocal instrument, poise, self-confidence, maturity and sensitivity to the diversity in the gathered assembly. The commentator announces the opening welcome for the Mass, gives voice to the Prayer of the Faithful, and delivers announcements.

Scheduling: Audrey Klingele at 608-316-5970

March-May 2022 Schedule (PDF)

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)

Many ministers are needed on weekends and Holy Days to help distribute Holy Communion at Mass. Special training is required. Qualifications to be an extraordinary minister are having been confirmed in the Catholic Church, a practicing Catholic, and if married, the marriage has been blessed within the Catholic Church. Ministers are also needed to take Holy Communion to those who are unable to participate in the Mass. If you are interested in being a Home Eucharistic Minister, please contact the Parish Office.

Two-part Training: Attend the Diocesan workshop and then a hands-on training at our parish with Sr. Denise. Register for an upcoming training at After attending the workshop, contact Sr. Denise to set up a time for your hands-on training and for information on scheduling.

Scheduling: Fern Reilly at 608-220-6213


Greeters are considered ministers of hospitality; they are usually the first person parishioners and visitors meet as they gather for the Eucharistic celebration. Greeters welcome everyone and help with any reserved seating for special parish celebrations.

Contact: Diane Roberts at 608-845-5571


Ushers greet, assist with seating people and making sure that the nave of the church is ready. They find presenters for the gifts of bread and wine, take up the collection, direct the communion procession, distribute the bulletins after Mass, straighten up the pews and check that the church is in order for the next Mass. Ushers also assist with any emergencies that may occur.

Contact: Sr. Denise Herrmann at 608-268-2960


The sacristan sees to the preparation and set-up of all liturgical items needed for Mass and to their proper care after the Mass. The sacristan also sees to it that the servers and all other ministers have arrived and are ready for the celebration of the Mass.

Contact: Sr. Denise Herrmann at 608-268-2960 or

Altar Servers

The altar server assists the priest during the Eucharistic celebration. Servers, both boys and girls, are accepted for training at fifth grade; however, older students also may ask to be trained to serve. Servers are encouraged to serve through high school. Adults are also encouraged to volunteer to serve, especially for funerals and special occasions.

Training: Fr. Scott Emerson

Liturgical Environment

Many persons and talents are needed to design and install the décor of the liturgical environment for each of the liturgical seasons. At Christmas time, many hands are needed to string the lights on the Christmas trees. Whether you wish to help setup or take down decorations or if you have a talent for flower arranging, sewing, designing, or construction, we can use your help.

Contact: Sr. Denise Herrmann at 608-268-2960 or

Volunteers are needed to help with dusting the sanctuary, cleaning the holy water fonts, washing and ironing the altar linens used at each Mass.

Contact: Pam Spahn at 608 571-8511


In the event of the death of your loved one, please contact the parish office and we will help you plan the Catholic Funeral Mass.
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Sr. Denise Herrmann, CSA
Pastoral Associate & Director of Liturgy and RCIA


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In gratitude for God’s generosity, we dedicate a sacrificial portion of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure to serve Christ and His Church by supporting the needs of our parish.