PARISH MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
Ushering is a ministry of hospitality. As our renewed liturgy recognizes the importance of a spirit of hospitality, ushers are among the most essential of the community’s servants.
Responsibilities: Handle lights, temperature, seating, and video streaming during mass; Pass offertory baskets; Collect hymnals and clear pews after mass; Assist parishioners who need help with parking, navigating the elevator, or walking safely; Close windows & lock doors after mass; Transport bank bags to bank
Frequency: Typically 1x/month
Responsibilities: Prepare bread & wine for Eucharistic liturgy; Set lectionary for readings; Check sound system before and after mass; Purify Sacred Vessels after mass
Responsibilities: Review readings before mass; Read welcome message, readings, and sometimes petitions
Frequency: 1x/1-4 months
Greeter - The Greeter has the special ministry of making the People of God feel welcome in the House of God, as they hand out hymnals which facilitate greater participation in the Liturgy on the part of the people.
Responsibilities: Welcome all guests and members as they enter church; Hand out hymnals to the congregation as they arrive. Frequency: 1x/2 months
Ministers of Holy Communion –
Responsibilities: Distribute communion with Father during mass
Frequency: 1x/1-2 months
Mass Server –
Responsibilities: Assist Father and Deacon in celebration of the mass by lighting and holding candles, helping to set-up and clean-up for Holy Communion
Frequency: 2x/3 months
Music Ministry –
Responsibilities: Lead the congregation in song and worship with voice or instrument, as part of the choir, individually, or in small groups. Frequency: 1-2x/month
Communion Ministers to the Homebound –
Responsibilities: Bring Communion to parishioners who are unable to come to mass, specifically to nursing homes in Hammond and Baldwin, after mass on Sunday morning.
Frequency: 1x/2 months