Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers – Our Altar servers include youth teams and adult teams.  Youth – Young parishioners who wish to assist the priest in the sanctuary on weekend masses and special occasions attend 3 training sessions and then “shadow” a senior server before taking on their duties.  If your child is in 4th grade or above you are encouraged to contact Debbie Rubin about your next steps.  Adults – Adult servers assist the priest particularly at funeral masses.  If you are available to serve during the weekday you are encouraged to contact Debbie Rubin about training for funeral masses.

Children’s Church / Église des Enfants – Our Children’s Church takes place in the Children’s Chapel just off the main body of the Church at the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses.  Our volunteer ministers have a heart for children and lead them in their own liturgy of the word on a rotating and monthly basis.  Readings, music and reflection are interactive. We are always in need of leaders who can guide children using a developed program in the liturgy of the word.  If you are interested in applying to and being trained for this ministry you are invited to contact our pastoral minister.  Parents are always welcome to accompany their children to children’s church if they desire.

Choir / Chorale – Under the expert direction of Kelly Authier, our English and French choirs participate in a lively and enthusiastic music ministry at weekend masses.  Our choirs primarily sing contemporary Christian music.  New members (children and adult) are always welcome to participate with voice and/or instruments.  Practices are bi-monthly on Wednesday evenings.  Contact Kelly Authier for more information or to join.

La chorale enrichit nos célébrations eucharistiques avec coeur.  Des nouveaux membres sont toujours bienvenues.  Les pratiques se font deux fois par mois, le mercredi soir. Contact Kelly Authier pour plusieurs informations ou pour nous rejoindre.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion “Eucharistic Ministers” – Eucharistic ministers are chosen by the pastor and are mandated for a 5 year term by the bishop.  Every two years, ministers are asked if they wish to continue in this ministry.  If you are interested in this ministry you are welcome to submit your name to Father Bob but please be aware that not everyone who makes a request is admitted.  Training includes an evening session with the pastoral minister.

Greeters – Greeters are a very important part of our Ministers of Hospitality. In this ministry, Greeters are asked to welcome parishioners and guests at the entrances of our church  at weekend Masses and are scheduled on a rotating basis.  This is a great “introductory” ministry that can be done as a family.  Greeters are asked to arrive 20min prior to the beginning of Mass to welcome everyone who comes to celebrate Mass with us.  Interested in this ministry?  Contact Debbie Rubin for more information or to join.

Lectors / “Readers” – This ministry is open to all parishioners beginning with students who have made their confirmation. Readers either proclaim the first or second reading at Mass, offer a welcome at the opening mass or announce the prayers of the faithful in the absence of a Deacon. If you have a clear and strong reading voice, are willing to be trained and can commit to a two year term, contact our pastoral minister about joining this necessary ministry.  Readers are scheduled on a rotating basis at the Mass of their choice.

Ministers of Hospitality / Ushers Club / Club des Placiers – For more information on this valuable ministry of hospitality check out the ushers club page.

Sacristans – Sacristans are trained in the set up and cleaning of liturgical vessels used at Mass.  These dedicated volunteers commit to a two year term on a rotating basis at the Mass of their choice.  Training includes a half hour session with the pastoral minister and shadowing another sacristan for two to four weeks before being placed on the schedule.  This is hidden but rewarding work. Sacristans are asked to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to their scheduled Mass.  Clean up after Mass takes approximately 10 minutes.  If you are interested in this ministry contact our Pastoral Minister.