Servers are an important part of the celebration of the Mass, preparing the altar and assisting the celebrant during Mass. Boys and girls are eligible for this ministry when they reach the second semester of 5th grade. Servers are assigned to weekday and weekend Masses. They also minister on Holy Days of Obligation, weddings, funerals, prayer services and at special parish liturgies.
Tom Kimminau 402-571-2679John Gregurich 402-573-6334
This group is responsible for the environment of the worship space, the narthex and beyond, to reflect the theme of the season or celebration. Talents needed may include flower arranging, working with fabric, design, art and much more. Contact Linda Hopkins at 402-572-0903.
Lighting a candle in our Adoration Chapel is a way of extending our prayer and showing solidarity with the person on whose behalf the prayer is offered. This rich and ancient practice probably has its origins in the burning of lights at the tombs of the martyrs in the catacombs. Candle and book care volunteers are responsible for maintaining and replenishing the candles that surround the Tabernacle in the Adoration Chapel. They also are asked to straighten up the hymnals and missalettes in the pews. Volunteers are usually scheduled once a month. Substitutes are needed and appreciated, too!
Adults are invited to help make the Mass readings relevant to children, ages 6 through 9, in language they can understand. The children and their leaders gather during the 5:30 Saturday Mass and the 9:30 Sunday Mass. (SET required) We are desperate for people to help at both Masses. Please call soon!
After May 1Phil and Karla Burris402-679-8547
This ministry asks baptized Christians who already participate fully as members of the Body of Christ to assist with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ during our Eucharistic services. In our life as Christians, we live out this ministry in relationships within our home, work, school, and parish community. We take part in the sacrifice of Christ, and that same Christ is given to us by God as food and drink, as strength and nourishment, so we may carry out the work of Jesus to the world. Archdiocesan training and mandation are available during the year. Parish training follows mandation (commissioning).
Josie Clarey402-572-0499, Ext. 22
The hospitality minister often creates the first impression a visitor receives of our church community. These ministers provide a warm welcome and open the church doors for all who enter our church.
This is a ministry of hospitality. A funeral greeter welcomes funeral guests as they enter the church, inviting them to sign the guest registry and being available to answer questions. Other tasks include straightening up the church pews before and after the funeral, presenting the offertory gifts and ushering. Anyone wanting to be a welcoming presence for guests at funerals can be a funeral greeter.
Lectors are immersed in the Word of God by their commitment to regularly read the weekend Scriptures and Gospel in their preparation to "proclaim the Word" both by their lives and at their scheduled liturgies. The Lector Minister is the "herald of the Good News of Christ" proclaiming the Sacred Scriptures at liturgical services. Archdiocesan training is offered in August with mandation in November. Parish training will follow mandation.
The Liturgy Committee is an advisory group who has invested their time and talent in the liturgies of our parish, as well as the continuing education of all liturgical ministers. The Liturgy Committee is composed of the representatives from each of the liturgical ministries, the Liturgy Coordinator and the Pastor.
This is open to all, including couples, men, women, and youth. These ministers direct and assist in seating the community before services. Duties may also include helping those who are disabled, the elderly, expectant mothers, or mothers with young children, taking up the collection, and giving out the church Good News! bulletin after Masses. The usher may also be called to attend someone who has become ill or help guide people if an emergency situation arises.
This ministry helps people connect with the celebration of the liturgy within their own lives of faith. Music Ministers are called to assist the community by leading the songs of worship at Masses and other liturgical services including weddings and funerals. Ministers must be prepared by rehearsing for their specific Masses and are to be fully prepared to lead the parish community during particular seasons and feasts.
Adult Choir. Sings 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Sunday at 9:30 Mass.
Young Adult Group: Sings 1st Sunday at 11:30 am Mass.
Cantor(s), Instrumentalists, Accompanists, Wedding and Funeral Musicians
Contemporary Praise Group. Sings 3rd and 4th Sundays at 11:30 Mass
Celebration Choir sings at special liturgies and Masses.
High School Choir sings at 11:30 Mass on the 2nd Sunday.
Junior High Choir sings at 9:30 Mass on the 1st Sunday.
Children's Choir sings at the 9:30 Mass on the 4th Sunday, Christmas and First Communion.
Spethman Music Group for the 1st, 3rd and 5th 5:30 pm Saturdays
Hatt Family sings at the 2nd and 4th Saturday Masses at 5:30 pm
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