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Liturgical Ministries

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 

1 Peter  4:10

Liturgical Schedules

The links below will direct you to the schedules.

Would you like to get more involved at Mass?

Do you have a deep devotion to the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist?  Do you like to smile and are welcoming? Respect for others, discretion and appropriate decorum are the hallmarks of the Liturgical Ministries.

If you have a heart to serve, we welcome you,  and we can train you.  Please contact us by using the link below and select Liturgical Ministries.

Who to contact?

The Chairperson for the Liturgic Committee is Fr. David Martin.  For his contact information use the link below “Parish Staff”.  For a list of others involved in this ministry use the link below “Contact Us/Chairpersons & Members

Liturgy includes many roles for members of our parish family to  assist in our liturgical celebrations.  The following is a list of these roles followed by a brief description below.

Liturgical Roles/Ministries

  • Sacristans
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Lectors/Readers
  • Atar Servers
  • Greeters
  • Ushers/Collectors
  • Art & Environment
  • Music Ministry

Liturgical Roles/Ministries

We invite you to consider serving in one or more of the following ministries

Sacristans

Sacristans set up and supervise the regular replenishment of materials like wine, bread, candles, palms, and others. Although they manage the inventory the procurement is done through the parish office.

Eucharistic Ministers

The priest is considered the ordinary minister of the Eucharist. The laity participates in this ministry as extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, assisting the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion. This ministry is open to practicing Catholics who have made their Confirmation.

Lectors/Readers

Lectors serve at Mass by proclaiming the sacred scripture during the Liturgy of the Word. It is the role of the lector to read the 1st and 2nd readings and the intercessions.

Altar Servers

Altar servers have the privilege of assisting the priest in the sanctuary during the Mass and other liturgical functions. This ministry is open to youth who have made his/her First Holy Communion.

Greeters

A Greeter role is the first point of contact for parishioners, guests and first-time attendees. Everyone must feel welcome, or they may not return. Guests also need point-people to ask questions and get directions. It’s an important team! In addition, they pass out the weekly bulletin at the end of Mass.

Ushers/Collectors

They are responsible for the collection of the offering. This role is also to assist anyone requiring help getting to their seat.

Art & Environment

They are the creators of the beautiful decorations that adorns our worship sites to reflect our liturgical seasons.

Music Ministry

Our purpose is to lead the congregation in prayer, through music, with the hope our music deepens our parishioners’ conversation with God. God commands us to sing. There are hundreds of references of singing within the Bible. Songs can give us theology. As you may know, hymns and other Christian songs are full of rich, theological text. Music has a way of piercing into the deep parts of our soul, that assists in our expression and response to God and to the church.

St. Matthew’s Worship Site

The music ministry is an adult choir lead by Mary Rose Daigle, Music Director of St. Matthews.

New members are always welcome to join including children; just come on up and grab a seat. Mary Rose leads the singing which is  accompanied by her piano, sometimes the guitar, and for a real treat the fiddle. The choir sings original and unique music, some written by Mary Rose.  Choir practices happen after Sunday Mass with lots of notice. Heading into Christmas and Easter, there may be a scheduled weeknight practice.

St. Rose of Lima Worship Site

The music ministry is small group of talented musicians lead by Trish Gallagher, Music Director of St. Rose.  The other members include Kris Le, Reniel Hernandez, Emmie Savoie, and Anna Do.  Their music is in perfect harmony with Trish, who is a gifted soloist & organist.  On special  occasions  students of Trish, who are members and graduates of Saint John High School Choir, accompany the St. Rose Music Ministry through their singing and playing musical instruments.