Liturgy Committee/Liturgical Volunteers
The Liturgy Committee is responsible for the daily, weekly and seasonal implementation of official guidelines for the celebration of liturgy, including the liturgical environment and music.
The commentator announces the opening welcome for the Mass, gives voice to the Prayer of the Faithful and delivers announcements.
Contact: Dick Sorensen, 836-7302.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Many ministers are needed on weekends and holy days to help distribute Holy Communion at Mass. Special training is needed. Click here for the EMHC Schedules and signups. Contact: Mary Martin, 274-7455
Also ministers 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 268-2976.
Greeters are considered ministers of hospitality; they are usually the first persons the parishioners and visitors meet as they gather for the Eucharistic celebration. Greeters welcome us and help with any reserved seating for special parish celebrations.
Contact: Judy Hoffman, 845-6707
The Minister of the Word/Lector proclaims the Scripture readings to the assembly with the intent of bringing the Word of God to life. Certain innate abilities are necessary: an adequate vocal instrument, poise, self-confidence, maturity and sensitivity to the diversity in the gathered assembly.
Contact: Dick Sorensen, 836-7302.
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, 268-2960.
Also, volunteers help with dusting the sanctuary, cleaning the holy water fonts, washing and ironing the altar linens used at each Mass.
Contact Sue Luedtke, 274-6133
Musicians include instrumentalists and cantors, as well as four organized choirs: the Adult Choir that sings at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass and for other special occasions; the Contemporary Choir that sings at the 11:00 a.m. Mass; the Resurrection choir that sings for funerals; SpiritSong Choir usually sings two Saturdays a month at 5:15 p.m. Mass.
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, 268-2960
The server assists the priest during the Eucharistic celebration. Servers, both boys and girls, are accepted for training at grade five; however, older students also may ask to be trained to serve. Servers are encouraged to serve through grade twelve. Adults are also encouraged to volunteer to serve, especially for funerals and special occasions.
Contact: Scheduling - Karen McCartney, 848-9987; Training - Tom Wildenborg, 271-6913.
Ushers are considered ministers of hospitality; they are usually the first persons the parishioners and visitors meet as they gather for the Eucharistic celebration. 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, 273-1731