Liturgical Ministry

Liturgy Committee
The Liturgy Committee, a group within the Worship and Prayer Commission, is responsible for the daily, weekly and seasonal implementation of official guidelines for the celebration of liturgy, including the liturgical environment and musicRead more


Liturgical Volunteers

 

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 Contact: John Gadow at 608-274-2940

Schedules:
March 2 - May 26, 2019 (PDF)
June 1 - September 1, 2019 (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 needed. 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, contact Deacon Jerome Buhman at 608-268-2976.

For Training: Diocesan EMHC Workshops

Scheduling Contact: Mary Martin at 608-274-7455

Current Schedule: April-June
Saturday: 5:15 p.m. Mass (PDF)
Sunday: 7 a.m. Mass (PDF), 9 a.m. Mass (PDF), 11 a.m. Mass (PDF)

Next Schedule: July-September
Saturday: 5:15 p.m. Mass (PDF)
Sunday: 7 a.m. Mass (PDF), 9 a.m. Mass (PDF), 11 a.m. Mass (PDF)

Greeters

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

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: Bill Bremer at 608-273-1731

Sacristans

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 denise.herrmann@stmariagoretti.org

Servers

The 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

Scheduling Contact: Karen McCartney at 608-848-9987

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 denise.herrmann@stmariagoretti.org

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

Contact: Sue Luedtke at 608-274-6133

Musicians

For more information, visit our Music Ministry page.