Acolytes are trained to perform important functions in the Mass such as carrying the cross, lighting the candles and assisting clergy in preparation of the Eucharist. Please contact vestry member Mike McNamara if you are interested in serving.
The Altar Guild is the ministry of individuals who prepare and maintain the sacred vessels and vestments used in the church. Some of our members also help with floral arrangements and decorations for special occasions. Members are trained and assigned to a rotating team that is responsible for the services during a two-week series. If interested, please contact parishioner Doris Schirmer or vestry member Sharon Lamando.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
To serve the parish as a lay Eucharistic minister is a meaningful and fulfilling ministry. The opportunity to assist the celebrant during Holy Eucharist as a chalice bearer and lay reader is available to any member in good standing who wishes to be trained to perform these duties.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
License from the bishop is available to several members of the laity to assist the rector in visiting the sick and shut-ins in the congregation and to provide the Eucharist. If you are interested in serving in this ministry you must be a member in good standing and faithful in worship and devotion.
By reading the First Lesson at each Sunday Mass, this group of parishioners is given a meaningful way to participate in our services. Simple training is provided and each lector is provided with a copy of the lectionary they will be reading in order to become familiar with the reading ahead of time. If you are interested please contact vestry member Mike McNamara.
Ushers at our worship services are crucial participants in our liturgy. They welcome worshipers with bulletins, bring forward the Eucharistic elements, and receive the offering. Usher teams typically serve once a month and are essential to our ministry of hospitality. If interested, please contact vestry member Mike McNamara.