Get Involved with Parish Ministries
Do you feel called to participate more fully in the Mass? There are roles that are exercised by lay people who place their time and talent at the service of the liturgical assembly. Others contribute to planning and organizing the liturgy, to keeping the church, vestments and vessels clean and well ordered, or to providing decorations that reflect the spirit of the liturgical feast or season.
We welcome new participants in any of our liturgical ministries.
The purpose of this ministry is to assist family members of a deceased person in understanding the funeral or memorial Mass, help them select especially meaningful scripture readings and music, and identify friends or family of the deceased who will participate in the Mass. The minister also invites the bereaved to share the faith story of the deceased so that the celebrant may reflect the person’s life and values in the Mass. At this painful time of loss, parish volunteers who understand and support bereaved families can bring comfort as they affirm the strength the parish community provides.
To learn more about this ministry, please contact Sarina Butler.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Adult catechists lead the children in age-appropriate prayer, readings, and reflections at the same time adults are listening to the homily at Mass. The two age groups (3-5 years and 6-8 years) celebrate this separate liturgy during the 9:30 Mass on Sunday morning. Catechists receive all necessary training and planning aids.
VIRTUS training, provided by the Archdiocese, is also required for all catechists and volunteers working with children. If you would like to train as a catechist, please contact Liz Jeep at email@example.com.
Lectors stand before the congregation and deliver the first two Scripture readings during the Liturgy of the Word. A confirmed parishioner of at least high school age can serve as a lector. Training is provided and a special lector’s edition of the Liturgy of the Word serves as an additional aid to understanding each week’s readings. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact the Parish Office at 708-771-8250.
Join a network of parishioners who receive a newsletter via email with a list of parishioners’ prayer intentions. Click the button below to contact the Director of Lifelong Faith Formation, Michelle Dal Pino to receive the newsletter.
Want to add an intention to the newsletter? Send yours to Michelle Dal Pino by clicking the button below. No names are needed; God will know who we are praying for and so will you!
These volunteers work behind the scenes to maintain the interiors of our worship sites and make the necessary preparations for each liturgy. They care for the liturgical vestments, altar server albs, altar linens and sacred vessels used at the Mass. They help polish, dust, and perform other light maintenance associated with the upkeep of our churches. New volunteers are always welcome and needed. If you would like to serve as a sacristan, please contact the Parish Office at 708-771-8250.