Jesus came to serve, not to be served.|
So also, all the baptized
are called to serve!
The coordinator of all liturgical ministries is Ann Harangozo, who may be reached by calling the parish office (519) 753-8439 ext. 231.
Ministry of Hospitality
At each Sunday Mass and on other special occasions, parishioners are responsible for extending a hand in welcome to those who join us for our liturgical celebrations. These ministers are scheduled on a rotation basis and usually exercise their ministry at the Sunday Mass which they regularly attend.
All parishioners are invited to take a turn bringing forward the bread and wine for the Eucharist. If interested, speak to a member of our pastoral staff, one of the greeters, or to the Mass Coordinator when you arrive for Mass. These ministers are not scheduled ahead of time.
Ministers of the Word (Lectors)
We are always in need of parishioners who are able to proclaim Godís Word at our Sunday Masses and other special liturgies throughout the year. A training session is provided for all who are called to exercise this important ministry. Readers are scheduled on a rotation basis and usually exercise their ministry at the Sunday Mass which they regularly attend.
Ministers of Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are needed to distribute Communion at all of our Sunday Masses and at other special occasions during the year. Training is provided for all who are called to exercise this important ministry. Ministers are scheduled on a rotation basis and usually exercise their ministry at the Sunday Mass which they regularly attend.
Additional ministers are needed to bring Communion to the sick and homebound each week. Training is provided. Ministers are scheduled according to the current needs of the sick and homebound. Some of the homebound receive Communion on Fridays; others receive on Sunday following Mass.
Children who have celebrated their First Communion are welcome to become altar servers. Two or three training sessions are provided. Servers are scheduled on a rotation basis and usually exercise their ministry at the Sunday Mass they regularly attend.
Adult servers are needed for funerals and other special celebrations during the year. Training is provided for those who exercise this ministry.
We are in need of people to serve as Mass coordinators. These persons set up for Mass on Sunday, ensure that all the liturgical ministers are present, assist the servers during Mass and are responsible for cleaning up after Mass. Training is provided. Ministers are scheduled on a rotation basis, usually for the Mass they regularly attend.
We are blessed with many dedicated and gifted musicians in our parish community. However, we always welcome other musicians who would like to use their gifts to support our singing and add dignity to our liturgical celebrations. We welcome new choir members, cantors and instrumentalists. Our adult choir presently leads the singing at the 11:00 am Sunday Mass and rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. A new youth choir is being formed to sing at our Sunday evening Mass. Contact our Music Director, Colin Cousins, at the parish office (ext 242) for more information.
Funeral Music Ministry|
New choir members are always welcome for our New Life Choir which provides music for funerals. This choir rehearses approximately once a month and is under the direction of Pat Polyak.
A small team of parishioners gather each Wednesday morning to help prepare the church for Sunday Masses. They also decorate the church for various feasts and seasons during the year. If you would like to be part of this ministry, please contact the Parish Office.
Childrenís Liturgy of the Word
This program is offered for children ages 5-9 during the 9:00 and 11:00 am Mass on most Sundays during the school year. Parents or other adults who would like to take their turn leading the Sunday celebrations of Godís word with children during the Sunday morning Masses are asked to contact the parish office. A training session is provided.
Funeral Luncheon Team
A group of dedicated women in our parish provide luncheons in the parish hall following funeral liturgies in our community. They are always grateful to parishioners who kindly supply baked goods, and are eager to have others join them in their ministry of consolation. If interested, contact the parish office.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
A group of parishioners knit or crochet shawls for the sick and homebound as well as palliative patients in our community. When making the shawls they pray for those who will receive them. If you wish to participate in this ministry, contact the parish office.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society respond to those in need in north Brantford and are generously supported by our parish community. Some people visit homes; others assist at the store. If you are able to be part of this ministry, contact the parish office.
To prepare young people for the celebration of sacraments of Christian Initiation and assist couples preparing for Christian Marriage, we rely on the generosity of many volunteers. We are always in need of people to assist with the preparation programs for Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, the RCIA (adult initiation) and Marriage Preparation. If you are able to help, call Andrew Beach at the parish office and he will explain what is required in terms of training and time commitments.
The Catholic Womenís League
All women in our parish are invited to participate in the important work of the CWL. The members of this group offer education and speak up on important societal issues, raise funds for our parish and a host of other groups and individuals, and build up our Christian community. If interested, contact the parish office.
Knights of Columbus
All men in our parish are invited to enjoy the fraternity of the Knights of Columbus and participate in their many outreach projects in our local community. If interested, contact the parish office.
Last updated September 21, 2012
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