Current Chair: Dcn. Tom Hardie
A cantor or song leader leads the congregation in singing a variety of music at Mass and other parish liturgies, including hymns, psalms, and service music. Music is provided in advance for practice time. Vocal training (or willingness to practice) is preferred.
An instrumentalist plays a variety of music at Mass and other parish liturgies, including hymns and service music. All instruments are welcome. Music is provided in advance for practice. Some musical training is preferred.
Children, youth and adults are all welcome to sing in the choir. The choir sings during weekend and special Masses. Practice is held before Mass and weekly as needed.
This choir performs at funerals on weekdays or Saturday mornings. Practice is scheduled as needed.
For more information on any of these roles, contact the church office.
Greeters are there with a smile and handshake for everyone who enters our doors. They are attentive to anyone who needs help, especially our out-of-town visitors and parishioners with special needs.
Ushers help find seats for worshipers, especially those arriving late. They take up the collection, organize the offertory procession, hand out bulletins after Mass and other needed tasks as they arise.
Altar servers assist the priest during Mass. This ministry is open to children in grade 4 and older, as well as to adults. Training is provided.
Lectors proclaim God’s Word during Mass and share the general intercessions and announcements. Training and resource books for preparation are provided.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
These parishioners assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass and to those who can’t attend. A deep belief in and respect for the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is necessary. This ministry requires nomination by the pastor and appointment by the bishop, followed by special training. It is open to fully initiated Catholics age 16 or older.
Behind The Scenes
Contact the church office if you’re interested in any of these roles:
Care of Altar Linens
Washing and ironing altar cloths, purificators, and corporals used at Mass.
Decorate the church sanctuary and gathering space to reflect church seasons and feasts throughout the liturgical year.
Prepare the church and items before Mass, clean items, and close church after Mass.