Liturgy

Volunteers are needed for a variety of liturgical ministries. Training and materials are provided as needed and volunteers are scheduled according to their availability and preferred Mass time. See below for information about each ministry.


Readers

Each person reads 2-4 times each quarter at the individual’s preferred Mass time. Training provided.
Volunteers are always needed for this ministry.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Ministers are scheduled on a quarterly basis at their preferred Mass time. Training is provided.
Volunteers needed on a regular basis and also as substitutes.


Ushers

Ushers are placed on a team, and each team is scheduled for one Mass one weekend per month. No formal training required.
Volunteers needed for all Masses; high school through adult parishioners are welcome.

Contact: Charlie Jilek 616-954-1097


Altar Servers

Sign up and training is in the fall. If you missed the sign up and are still interested, please contact the Parish Office to arrange training. Three servers are scheduled for each Mass at their preferred time.
This ministry is open to students in 5th grade and up.


Gift Bearers

To volunteer, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex on the stand near the Crucifix. Volunteers can sign up one week ahead or sign in when coming into Mass and bring the gifts up that day.


Art and Environment

The church is decorated for the liturgical seasons with special attention given to Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.
Volunteers are needed for the Christmas and Easter seasons.


Altar Linens

Volunteers are needed to wash and iron the linens used on the altar.


Funeral Sacristan

Volunteers assist at the funeral by preparing for the Mass, assisting the family as needed, putting funeral liturgy items away following the Mass, and sharing in the luncheon, if possible. Training is provided.

Volunteers are welcome.


Music Ministry

During the month of August, we will be having “Family Choir” for each of our weekend Masses.  Family Choir is open to anyone who can read, generally 3rd Grade and up.  All you need to do is arrive at the choir loft 45 minutes before the Mass.  Our Director of Sacred Music, Michael Miller, will have music for you and walk you through a simple rehearsal to prepare you for the service.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet Michael and learn a bit about what’s involved in being a choir member.

Keep your eyes and ears open for announcements about various musical opportunities which will begin at the end of summer, including a fantastic Choir Camp for kids in grades 3 – 8!