When we are baptized, we are called into mission for the church. Have you been wondering how you can share your spiritual gifts with the parish? Below you will find the various ministries that are available at Holy Rosary.
Liturgical Ministry Opportunities
Laurie Croghan, Coordinator
You will greet and seat people before the beginning of Mass and at appropriate points of the liturgy; make sure that overflow seating is available; by take up the collection; and distribute bulletins and “pick-up” at the end of Mass.
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. There are different ways of serving, but the same Lord is served. There are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to all for their particular service. The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all.
– 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
– Ephesians 4:3-6
You will greet the faithful as they are arriving and distributing liturgy programs and bringing the gifts to the Altar. ALL members of the community of faith, and especially families, are invited to the ministry of Greeters/Gift Bearers. It is important for those in the assembly to ‘see’ what makes us community. We are a large and diverse group of people who celebrate here, and it is important that we reflect that diversity as we gather and greet one another for liturgy.
Lectors proclaim the word of God to the assembly. They must be able to read well, be clearly understood, and spend time preparing with the scriptures. Pace, volume, and how to relate to the microphone are imperative and require practice. Training is a MUST.
Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ.
– Romans 10:17
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
– Ephesians 2:10
This ministry needs an attitude of service and respect for the Eucharist. You must be a confirmed, practicing Catholic. Training is a MUST
Children who have completed the initial Sacraments of Initiation (baptism, reconciliation and Eucharist) are invited to participate in the ministries of cross bearer, candle bearer, incense bearer, and other seasonal ministries that are called for. The children MUST attend training for these ministries with a parent or guardian. Size and maturity level, along with a reliable commitment to ‘show up when scheduled’ are imperative.
Children pre-school through grade school are invited and encouraged to participate in the seasonal Children’s choir.
Youth (Jr. High and older) are invited and encouraged to participate in all of the ministries mentioned above, as well as serving as lectors, ushers and musicians (cantor, choir member, instrumentalist).
Call Laurie at any time during the year.
Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
— Psalm 127:3-5
My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed.
– Pslam 71:23
Choir – Tucker Torok, Director
Anyone who is High School age or older is invited to sing in the choir. Male voices are especially in great demand! The choir begins rehearsals in September, and continues through Pentecost (May or June). Rehearsals are in the choir room, on Sunday’s, with the choir singing at one Sunday Mass each week. The choir also sings for Evening Prayer during Advent and Lent. You can join the choir at any time during the year.
Music Ministry – Tim Bell, Coordinator
Cantors should be able to read music. Training is provided and is a MUST. Instrumentalists are invited to sign up for ministry with the Music Director.