Liturgical Ministries

Liturgy, like any form of public worship, is the work of the people. As a people of faith, we are called to serve our sisters and brothers at liturgy through the various liturgical ministries. All liturgical ministers are asked to commit to an initial training and formation session; additional time commitments vary with each ministry. Ministers are scheduled through the Worship office on a master schedule, so that families may serve in various ministries at the same liturgy. With all volunteer ministries, a minimum commitment of one year is requested. Specific time commitments vary with each ministry. 

Adults 21 years of age or older assist in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. Training is provided.  Commitment: Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to Mass and serve on a rotating schedule once or twice a month.

Youth in the 4th grade and older assist the Priest at the altar during weekend liturgies, funerals, and weddings.  Training is provided.  Serve on a rotating schedule as each Mass time allows.  Commitment: Arrive at least 15 minutes before Mass.

Lector

Proclaim the Scriptures at Mass.  Training is provided.  Commitment: Prepare at home and arrive at least 15 minutes before Mass.  Serve on a rotating schedule, about once to every other month.

Take the Eucharist to our parishioners or are sick or homebound. Contact: Sr. Loretta Flax, 625-7339, srloretta@ihm-church.com

Altar Server

Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist
Extraordinary Minister of the 
Eucharist to Homebound Parishioners
Ministers of Hospitality
Sacristan

Welcome and assist people as we gather for Mass, facilitate collecting our gifts of treasure, and distribute bulletins. Commitment: Arrive 30 minutes prior to Mass.

Behind the scenes work cleaning the vessels and linens for Eucharist, polishing the altar, and trimming candles, etc. The work is done weekly on a rotating schedule. Commitment: Two hours a month.

A group of committed Catholics, who in order to have a constant vigil of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, commit himself or herself to a specific hour once a week.  In this way, they maintain constant prayer vigil of all 168 hours of the week before the Blessed Sacrament.  

Perpetual Eucharistic Adorers

Money Count Team

Volunteers are recruited from the annual Stewardship Renewal forms each spring.  This ministry helps out on Sunday morning counting the collection from the weekend offertory.  Each team is scheduled with at least four team members and one or two people who are proficient with a 10-key calculator.  Team members are required to go through a training class.  If you are interested in this ministry contact Susan at the parish office. 

Altar Server, EME, Lector and 

Money Count Team:  

Susan Kisner, 625-7339

Hospitality: 

Bradley Stramel, 625-7339 

Perpetual Adorers:  

Bob/Carol Feauto, 628-1429          

Sacristan: 

Deacon Dave Kisner