Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies should utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.
Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord during the Liturgy. A lector should have a passion for Scripture, an ability to interpret and understand Scripture, and sufficient public speaking skills to proclaim the Word to the assembly. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Lectors are assigned on a rotating schedule.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
An Extraordinary Minister distributes the Body and Blood of our Lord during the Mass with reverence and dignity at all times. The ministers develop a devotion to the Eucharistic presence of Christ, knowing the Christ of the Eucharist.
Greeters & Ushers
As ministers of hospitality, ushers welcome folks and help them to feel comfortable in the worshipping environment. They open doors, greet, hand out bulletins, and collect monetary gifts during Preparation. Assistance is given to folks as needed or during emergencies. Adults and high school students are welcome to serve.
The altar server occupies a privileged place in the liturgical celebration. The altar server presents himself to a community and experiences firsthand that Jesus Christ is present and active in every liturgical act. We invite children as young as fourth graders to become servers, but also use adult servers at each mass as well as for funerals.
The SSPP Parish choir sings at the 10:30 AM Mass on Sundays, 9 months out of the year. Practices are usually scheduled on Thursday evenings. The choir combines with the OLSH choir for regional celebrations such as a Christmas Eve Mass and the Easter Vigil. This choir is generally open to adults and children as young as 12. We also have a youth choir that sings a Christmas Eve mass and other periodic times, open to grades 2-8. A young adult choir with high school aged youth and college aged young adults home for the summer often sings in the summer months as well. If you play an instrument (especially trumpet, flute or violin) and would like to be called for special occasions, please let us know. Please contact our music director, Bob Wurzelbacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Art & Environment
We are lacking this committee at this time, but the Worship Commission has tried to decorate the Church in the different seasons. We are actively trying to create this committee at this time.
Individuals, families, parish groups, you are invited to carry the gifts in the Offertory Processions. Celebrating a memorial, birthday, anniversary, new job, baby, or home? Be a part of the liturgy in thanksgiving representing all of God’s blessings to us.