Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)
are trained parishioners who distribute Holy Communion at all Masses, and take Communion to the home bound of the parish and to area care centers. A number of ministers also distribute Communion to all Catholic patients at Research Medical Center each Friday and at Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital when notified. The Diocese offers mandatory training sessions periodically each year.
Contact Cathy J. Weidmaier
Perhaps one of the first services a boy or girl can perform for the Church community is that of being a server at Mass. This service may be given for many years, as shown by older men and women who serve when the boys or girls are not available. This service gives a sense of responsibility and builds a kinship with the Church and community. It can instill a sense of pride and honor for their part in the celebration of the Mass. Training begins at age 10 and with completion of half of the fourth grade and up. Adults also are invited to enroll for training.
Contact Fr. Bob Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org
The lector/reader is responsible for the first and second readings of Scripture at Masses and other services. Interested parties, with good public speaking skills, are invited to speak with the pastor. Diocesan and parish training is required.
Contact Jerry Snow
Ushers for Weekend Masses
Our parish has a devoted, experienced group of ushers. Our aim is to serve and make our Church services go as smoothly as possible. Our tasks include ushering worshippers at services, collecting contributions, and distributing bulletins and other necessary handouts. We welcome you to join, especially women and teenagers.
Contact Jerry Snow
For detailed information regarding Liturgical Ministry, refer to these articles in the Catechism of The Catholic Church