Volunteering in a Ministry in the Liturgy is an honor and sacred privilege where we can offer to God the gifts and talents He has given to us.
We are very grateful for parishioner participation. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.
Altar Servers serve a very important role in the Mass. His or her immediate and primary duty is to assist the presiding priest. By reverently serving the priest and deacon, he or she is assisting the entire congregation to prayerfully enter into praise and worship of Almighty God in the Sacred Liturgy. Due to their proximity to the altar, servers are in a unique position to model reverence, respect, and dignity for the entire parish community. Proper and attentive serving leads people into a more prayerful and worthy participation in the Holy Eucharist.
During the 10:30 Sunday Mass, children ages 4-8 years old are invited to hear the Word of God in a manner especially prepared for children. We begin with prayer, followed by readings and reflection. It is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about the wonder of God’s Word.
Children do not need to be registered to participate. All children present at Mass will be invited to join the Children’s Liturgy immediately before the First Reading.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Melissa Smullen at [email protected].
The music program at Saint Michael plays a major role in enriching the church’s liturgies by encouraging active congregation participation in hymns, psalms, and sung responses. Our goal, with the support of two choir programs and instrumental accompaniment, is to lead the people in the worship and glory of God.
Our choir is always happy to accept new voices – no audition required and you do not have to be able to read music. If you’re interested, join us in the church on Thursday nights at 7 pm.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Ron Barret at [email protected].
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) are members of the lay faithful who are called upon and commissioned to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion either within the Eucharistic celebration or at another occasion such as a Communion Service or a visit to those in our community who are in nursing homes or homebound.
Lectors assist the worship of God through a prayerful reading of Holy Scripture to the assembled faithful during the sacred liturgy. Through proper training and a prayerful review of the lectionary, the lector helps their fellow parishioners enter more deeply into God’s word.
Ushers offer assistance to parishioners and visitors as needed during the regular Sunday liturgy and other special liturgy events. Ushers are the ambassadors of the parish. Specifically, ushers greet parishioners and visitors before the liturgical event, collect offerings, distribute bulletins, offer 911 medical assistance when necessary,