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Liturgical Ministry

Liturgical Ministry

Altar Servers

This ministry provides members of the parish with a true opportunity to function as lay ministers by reverently assisting the celebrant and/or deacon during Sunday Mass and at special liturgies throughout the year.

If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: CHURCH OF ST. MARY
            815-858-3422

  OR   Frank Schwirtz   815-858-3603

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of God clearly and understandably so that all who hear may respond.

If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Church of St. Mary
 or Frank Schwirtz  815-858-3603


Musicians

The Ministry of Music provides music during weekend Masses, holy days, weddings, funerals and Reconciliation services. Parishioners are invited to share their musical talents with the rest of the congregation through this ministry.

If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Church of St. Mary
              815-858-3422


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

These lay people are sometimes referred to as Eucharistic Ministers.   
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve by bringing communion to parishioners who reside in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in their own homes and unable to get to church.  They also may assist the priest in distributing the Eucharist at Mass.  

Homebound or Nursing Home:  please contact: Church of St. Mary

If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Church of St. Mary
                    or Frank Schwirtz  815-858-3603

Ushers

These ministers are sometimes referred to as Greeters.  Being a welcoming community is very important to us.  Ushers are the first face of the parish.  They greet those coming into our church, offer assistance to those in need, distribute parish bulletins, take up the collection, and distribute other materials as needed.

If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Church of St. Mary

Sacristans

Sacristans assist, facilitate, and provide support and coordination for other liturgical ministries. In addition, they make the necessary preparations for liturgical activities.

If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Church of St. Mary