Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
These parishioners receive delegation and training to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion during Masses. To be considered for this ministry, parishioners must be at least 16 years old, have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, be in good standing with the Church and actively practicing their faith.
Lectors are trained to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture during Mass, and to announce the intentions for the General Intercessions. Parishioners must be 16 years of age and older, have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, be in good standing with the Catholic Church and actively practicing their faith.
Cantors, choir, organist and other musicians are all included in this ministry. Music ministers use their talents to assist the congregation during Mass and for special ceremonies of the Church.
These volunteers open the doors and greet parishioners with a smile and a wish of welcome as they arrive for Mass. The ushers assist in seating parishioners for liturgy and take up the collection. They provide “good order” as needed. This ministry is open to all parishioners 16 years and older.
Liturgical Art and Environment
These volunteers assist in decorating the church in the appropriate manner for each Liturgical Season of the year. Guidance from the pastor in liturgical rubrics and norms are followed in order to best facilitate the Church’s pastoral sense of liturgy.
The first Friday of each month, after the 8 a.m. Mass, the Eucharist is exposed for adoration throughout the day until 5 p.m. To sign up for a specific 1/2 hour of prayer, please add your name to the list on the bulletin board in back of Church.
Communion to the Sick and Shut-In
Lenten Soup Suppers
These soup suppers are held during Lent at the St. Anthony Center. Silence is observed during these meals and readings that invoke spiritual reflection are read. Various parish organizations assist in providing the meal.