Adult Choir

Mission Statement: We sing the joyful praises of God in worship to proclaim God’s abundant love.
Ministry Description: The Choir Director leads the sung prayer and helps all members reach their potential. A musician accompanies the practices and works to improve the quality of each piece of music. The ensemble also exists for the mutual support and fulfillment of its membership while acknowledging that these gifts are from God and our service is in gratitude for what God has done for us. The Choir Director works with the Director of Lay Pastoral Ministry to schedule when the choir will lead. Members should be dedicated to singing between one to two Masses per month.
Time Commitment: Practices are every Monday night at 7:00pm in church from September through May. Choir usually sings at 9:30am or 11:30am Masses on Sundays.

Altar Server

Mission Statement: To help celebrate the Mass by reverently serving at the altar and assisting the clergy.
Volunteer Opportunities: For young men and women, grades 5 and above, to assist the priest and deacon at Mass. Training provided.
Time Commitment: Once a month; arrive 15 minutes before Mass.

Altar Servers Handbook

Eucharistic Ministry

Mission Statement: To reverently share the Body and Blood of Christ with all the faithful that we may be one as the Body of Christ for the whole world.
Ministry Description: Create a welcoming environment in that moment when we share the Body or Blood of Christ with another person so that they can feel the love of Jesus and the incredible gift of his presence.
Volunteer Opportunities: For individuals 16 years or older who have received the Sacraments of Communion and Confirmation and be trained in the finer details of this ministry.
Time Commitment: Dependent upon the number of Eucharistic ministers available but no more than one Mass or service each week. You will be scheduled for a Mass of your preference using an on-line service with reminder emails when you are serving.

Eucharistic Ministers Handbook

Music Ministry

Mission Statement: To assist the congregation in praying whole-heartedly through music and song.
Mission Description: Encourage the congregants to participate fully with the hope of increasing their experience of the Liturgy and deepening their faith.
Volunteer Opportunities:

1. Cantor: For individuals 16 years and older who desire to lead the congregation in song and may perform solos. Must have the ability to read music; an audition is required.

Time Commitment: One Mass each week with some practice time. Schedule will be based on need and availability of cantors.

2. Musician: For individuals 16 years and older with a proficiency in a musical instrument.

Time Commitment: One Mass each week with some practice time. Schedule will be based on need and availability.

Proclamation of the Word (lector) Ministry

Mission Statement: Led by the Holy Spirit, lectors use their voices to joyfully proclaim God’s Living Word to the community at Mass.
Volunteer Opportunities: For individuals age 16 and older who have a love for God’s Word and a clear, modulated speaking voice that is reverent in tone and able to be heard and understood by the congregation.
Time Commitment: Dependent upon the number of lectors available but no more than one Mass or service each week. You will be scheduled for a Mass of your preference using an on-line service with reminder emails when you are serving.

Lector / Reader Handbook

Sacristans

Mission Statement: To aid the priest in the Eucharistic celebration of the Mass
Volunteer Opportunities: For adults, high school and college-aged students – prepare for Mass by making sure doors are unlocked and light settings are correct. At the end of Mass, make sure all candles are extinguished, lights are off and doors are locked following the last Mass of the day.
Time Commitment: 10 minutes before and after Mass whenever available

Sound and Video Technician Ministry

Mission Statement: To enhance and record the celebration of the Mass.
Mission Description: Works with choir, cantor, musicians, lectors and priests to maximize the audio experience of the congregation and create video recordings of Masses, homilies and other special events. Use technology to manage and balance the audio portion of services in the church for all congregants to hear and participate in spoken and sung prayer and to create video recordings of events to be accessed on the parish website or social media.
Volunteer Opportunities:

1. Audio Technician – For ages 16 and older, with some technical background or an interest in learning to use a sound board (a good ear). You would be trained and mentored until you are comfortable working alone.

Time Commitment: 20 minutes before and 5 minutes after Mass or special event. One Mass (your choice) per week or every other week according to the schedule and special events as needed.

2. Video Recording Technician – For ages 16 and older, with some technical background or an interest in video recording. You would be trained and mentored until you are comfortable working alone.

Time Commitment: 15 minutes before and 5 minutes after Mass or special event. One Mass (your choice) per week or less according to the schedule and special events as needed.

Usher/Greeter Ministry

Mission Statement: Create a welcoming and safe atmosphere for worship and ensure liturgies run smoothly.
Mission Description: Greet and welcome everyone, assist anyone with physical needs, arrange for families to take up Offertory gifts, collect and secure the monetary offerings, control flow at Communion, and pass out bulletins to parishioners after Mass.
Volunteer Opportunities: Individuals 16 years or older who are truly concerned with the well-being of all who attend Mass and are protective of monetary offerings.
Time Commitment: Dependent upon the number of usher/greeters available but no more than one Mass or service each week. You will be scheduled for a Mass of your preference using an on-line service with reminder emails when you are serving.

Usher Greeter Handbook