Worship

Please contact Sr. Jeanne Wiest, OP to volunteer for any of these ministries.
Email or call 651-698-5581 x 316

 

GreetersDMI_7634

Greeters warmly welcome all who come to celebrate Mass with us.  They provide assistance to visitors who may be unfamiliar with the church complex.  Greeters serve at their preferred Mass time.

 

Ushers

Ushers assist people in finding seats at the more crowded liturgies.  They take up the collection and distribute bulletins following Mass.  Ushers serve at their preferred Mass time.

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Altar Servers

Students grade 5 through adults are invited to serve at Mass.  Servers participate in the opening and closing processions at Mass by carrying the cross.  They also assist in preparing the altar during the liturgy. Training is provided.

 

 

 

LectorsDMI_7338

Lectors serve the entire parish worshipping community by proclaiming the scripture readings and the Prayers of the Faithful at parish liturgies.  Prospective lectors are called to be persons of prayer with good public speaking skills. An audition is required for new lectors; training is provided and all lectors are given a LECTOR WORKBOOK containing all the readings for the entire year.  Lectors are scheduled at their preferred Mass time.

 

 Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communionworship2

Distribute Communion at Mass.  Training is provided, and ministers serve at their preferred Mass time, usually once or twice a month.

 

Mass Coordinators

Mass coordinators are trained liturgical ministers.  They prepare the objects and materials used during weekend and daily worship services.  They ensure that the appropriate number of plates, cups, and other vessels are set out and the candles lit.  They prepare the bread and wine used at Mass.  Training is provided.

Music Ministries

Please contact Mary Poepping, Director of Music, to volunteer for any of the Music Ministries.                                          Email or call 651-698-5581 x 307

Adult Choir

DI3_8409The Adult Choir is open to anyone high school age and older who loves to sing.  The choir meets for rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm and sings at scheduled Masses from September through Pentecost.

Cantors

Lead the congregational singing at weekend liturgies.  Auditions are required.

Funeral Choir

The Funeral Choir sings at funerals either in the church or chapel.  You can sing as often, or as little, as your schedule permits.  No audition, just a love of music is required.

Hand Bell Choir

This group enhances the music we sing at our liturgies along with a few solo pieces.   The bell choir plays at a variety of liturgies throughout the year. Audition and musical experience are required.  The group rehearses Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm.

 

Art and Environment MinistryIMG_0666

The Art and Environment Committee enhance the beauty of our church with the flowers, plants, and decorations seen throughout the year.  All decorations are created to reflect the current liturgical season (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time).  This committee meets prior to each liturgical season and/or as needed.

 

Martha Ministry

Volunteers are needed to:

  • collect used purificators and towels from Mass during the week to wash and iron.
  • wash and iron the altar cloths and server robes.
  • attend to the candles in church, chapel, adoration chapel and tabernacle chapel.
  • water and care for plants.
  • tidy the church after the last mass on Sunday.

 

Rosary Committee

The Rosary is prayed at 7:15 am weekday mornings in the chapel and a half hour before funerals to pray for the deceased.  Please join us any time.

 

 

 

Eucharistic Adorationworship4

Eucharistic Adoration is offered on Mondays from 8:15 am until noon in our Daily Mass Chapel.  If you would like to commit to attend a regularly scheduled hour please email the parish office.