ALTAR SERVER NEWS
GRADE 4 - ADULTS
(WE ARE ENCOURAGING ADULTS TO SERVE!)
NEVER SERVED AS A CHILD?
SERVED LONG AGO AND WILLING TO AGAIN?
THIS MINISTRY IS FOR ALL AGES (Gr. 4 and older).
FAMILIES CAN SERVE TOGETHER AS A TEAM...ONCE A MONTH.
I WILL TRAIN YOU SOON AFTER YOU REGISTER .
Serve once a month at a weekend Mass time (your choice...schedules are provided)
Serve a Holy Day Mass if you wish (OPTIONAL sign-up)
*EITHER RECOMMIT OR REGISTER AS A NEW SERVER IN THE LINK BELOW.
at 248-5993 x 12
We have 2 different Communion ministries to choose from:
1) Distribute the Eucharist at a weekend Mass
2) Bring the Eucharist to Catholic residents at an area Assisted Living or Nursing Home on several Sundays a month after the 9am Mass.
For More information
Contact Coordinator Laura Ziccarelli
Write "Communion Ministers" in the "Subject" line.
For specific guidlines
Lectors ("Ministers of the Word")
A Lector stands at the Ambo to clearly and loudly proclaim the Word of God at Mass and at other Liturgical services. A Lector will also read the weekly Announcements and offer the General Intercessions.
Contact Mike Sullivan @ 388-0047 for training information on how you can become a Lector.
"Whatsoever you do to the least of My brethren, you do to Me".
We welcome all men, women and children (supervised) to become Ushers. Have your family serve together!
Ushers treat all parishioners as our brothers and sisters in Christ. We greet them as we would a relative and stand ready to assist them in any way possible.Through our efforts, we hope to make every Liturgy more meaningful, and allow the assembly to connect more closely with Jesus and with one another.
We wear our Name Badges for identification, and we help people find appropriate seating, especially when the Mass is well attended. The offerings of their financial treasures are collected and joined with the rest of the Offertory Gifts at the Mass. At the distribution of the Eucharist, we help direct the assembly as they process forward to their physical joining with Christ. As people exit the Mass, we make sure they have a Bulletin to keep them aware of the events happening at our Parish.
There are no formal meetings. We meet on an "as-needed" basis. When a need does arise because of changes in the Liturgy, or special events like Confirmation, a Parish Mission, etc., then Ushers are notified via e-mail or by letter.
Substitute Ushers are always needed. Holidays offer special opportunities to assist, as the Masses become quite crowded with guests from outside the Parish.
Many of our regular Ushers are also members of other committees and ministry groups. Our example of our how we fulfill our duty will hopefully inspire others to join us or join another ministry at SJR.
Greeters extend the initial WELCOME to all parishioners and visitors to our Church They help to build a warm and inviting Christlike community spirit to all who come here. They greet at Mass each weekend and/or at other special liturgical events. All that is needed is your SMILE!
If you are interested in helping to organize the Greeter Schedule, or being a Greeter at a Mass, or would just like to try it out, please contact Kate Wahl in the Parish Office at 248-5993.
Plan and implement the decorating of the Church, including the Sanctuary. Help make our worship space inspiring and beautiful! Join the decorating team for each Season. Contact Jennifer Caruso at 585-314-4404
Art & Environment Team