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Ministry Opportunities

Sunday Mass Coordinator – Assist with Sunday Mass by checking that all ministers and the necessary vessels are in place before the liturgy begins.  Commitment:  Arrive 30 minutes before Mass; serve on a rotating schedule.

Daily Mass Coordinator – Assist with daily Mass by preparing necessary books and vessels and coordinating ministers to assist with the liturgy.

Funeral Coordinator – Minister to grieving families in a behind-the-scene way.  Prepare books and vessels for the Mass.  Commitment:  Arrive one hour before funeral; serve on a rotating basis.

Extraordinary Minister of Holy CommunionAssist in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass.  Commitment:  Attend training and on-going formation as offered. Arrive 20 minutes prior to Mass and serve on a rotating schedule.

Lector – Proclaim the Scriptures at Mass.  Commitment:  Attend training and on-going formation as offered.  Prayerfully prepare the readings and serve on a rotating schedule.

Ministers of Hospitality – Greeters – Great family ministry!  Greet each person as they arrive; offer a warm welcome, distribute worship aides and give assistance or direction as needed.  Ushers – assist people as we gather for worship, facilitate collecting our gifts of treasure, direct people to Communion, and distribute bulletins.  Commitment:  Arrive 20 minutes prior to Mass and serve on a rotating schedule.

Sound Technician – Volunteers will assist music ministers with the operation of the sound system for weekend liturgies. Training  will be provided.

Video Recording Technician – Use our in-house video equipment to record Sunday 9:00 am Mass, some special liturgies, and/or to operate cameras for video relay to the chapel/Hermes-Media Center.  Commitment: Saturdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm, and Sundays, 7:15 – 11:00 am

Altar Server – Youth in fourth through tenth grades assist the Priest at the altar during weekend liturgies.  Commitment: Attend training and ongoing formation as offered; serve on a rotating schedule.

Sacristan – Behind-the-scenes work cleaning the vessels for Eucharist, trimming candles, etc. The work is done weekly on a rotating schedule. Commitment: Two hours a month.

Seasonal Art and Environment – Environment sets the prayer mood for our Church seasons. Use your artistic eye, floral arranging skills or ability to help move things into place in this behind-the-scene ministry. Assist with planning and arranging the environment seasonally or as needed.

Sewing – Use your love for sewing and seamstress skills to sew altar linens, banners or vestments.  Help keep our linens, etc. in good condition with occasional mending.  Commitment: sporadic, as the need arises.

Church plant/flower maintenance – Assist with the watering and care for flowering plants placed in the church and chapels during Christmas and Easter seasons. Commitment: about two hours at a time; serve on a rotating basis.