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Spiritual Life and Liturgy
  • Spiritual Life and Liturgy Ministries

  • Liturgical Ministries


     

    The liturgical ministries require training for all volunteers prior to being placed on a schedule. 

    You are responsible for attending a training time prior to being placed on the schedule. Please watch the bulletin for training time and dates. 

    Liturgical Ministry Schedules are provided quarterly throughout the year. The schedules will be available on the parish web site. If you do not have computer access, a schedule will be available in the Gathering Space. If you do not receive a schedule, please contact the Parish Office and a schedule will be provided. 

    You will be expected to acquire a substitute if you are unable to serve on your scheduled day. The Parish Office will provide a list of trained substitutes, with phone numbers, upon request.

  • Altar Server

    Description:

    Attend to the needs of the priest at weekend, holy day and special Masses. Adults, as well as youth in grade 5 or older, are encouraged to sign up.

    Time:

    1 hr. at Mass as scheduled, plus 2 hour training session

    People needed:

    50 +, three per Mass. Must be in grade 5 or older

     

    Extra Ordinary Minister of the Eucharist (EOM)

    Description:

    Distribute the Body or Blood of Christ at weekend and holy day Masses. All Eucharistic Ministers must be in full Communion with the church.

    Time:

    1 hr. at Mass as scheduled, plus training

    People needed:

    100 +, ten to sixteen per Mass, more at Easter and Christmas services. Must be 16 years of age or older and must be Confirmed.

     

     

    Extra Ordinary Minister of the Eucharist to Sick & Shut-Ins

    Description:

    Approximately one Sunday a month, a team of 2-3 ministers distribute the Body of Christ to people in nursing homes or private residences who are unable to attend Mass at church. At two of the locations ministers lead a worship service including distribution of the Body of Christ. Training and supplies are provided for this rewarding ministry.

    Time:

    2 hrs. per month as scheduled

    People needed:

    Unlimited, 9 ministers per weekend

     

     

    Hospitality Greeter/Usher

    Description:

    Greeters/Ushers warmly welcome people attending weekend and holy day Masses; seat people attending weekend and holy day Masses, handle offertory collection and direct flow of people for communion. Also responsible for passing out bulletins and straighten church after Mass..

    Time:

    1 1/2 hrs. at Mass as scheduled, plus training. Need to arrive 15 min prior to Mass and stay 15 min after Mass

    People needed:

    Unlimited, 8-10 per Mass, more at Easter and Christmas Masses

     

     

    Lector

    Description:

    Proclaim assigned Scripture Readings at weekend and holy day Masses. Successful Lectors are those who are called to proclaim the Word and can commit to being present at the assigned Masses or willing to find a substitute in time for the substitute to prepare.

    Time:

    1 1/2 hrs. at Mass as scheduled, plus training. Assigned Lectors are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of Mass. Preparation (by reviewing and pre-reading) is key to proclaiming the Word.

    People needed:

    50 +, two per Mass, Must be 9th grade or older.

     

     

    Music Ministry

     


    Adult Choir

    Description:

    Lead the congregation in song at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Instrumentalists and vocalists welcome.

    Time:

    3 hrs. per week which includes organizing music in folders, weekly practice, and attendance at Mass. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    People needed:

    Unlimited

    Web page:

    Adult Choir Group

     

     

    Contemporary Folk Group

    Description:

    Lead the congregation in song at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday. Instrumentalists and vocalists welcome.

    Time:

    3 hrs. per week which includes organizing music in folders, weekly practice, and attendance at Mass. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings 7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    People needed:

    Unlimited

    Web page:

    CFG Group

     

     

    Praise Choir

    Description:

    Leads the congregation in contemporary worship on the 1st Saturday of the month (October to May) at 5:00 p.m. Mass.

    Time:

    2-3 hrs. per week which includes practice time and attendance at Mass. Rehearsals are Sundays 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

    People needed:

    Unlimited

    Web page:

    Praise Choir

     

     

    Children’s Choir

    Description:

    Lead the congregation in worship on the 3rd Saturday of the month (October to May) at the 5:00 p.m. Mass. A music and spirit filled experience!

    Time:

    Monthly Masses and rehearsals are Sundays 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

    People needed:

    Unlimited, students in grades 2-6.

    Website:

    Children's Choir Web Page

     

    Cherub Choir

    Description:

    Featured as part of the prelude program for the Parish Family Mass on Christmas Eve.

    Time:

    This group rehearses four times prior to Christmas

    People needed:

    Unlimited, For all special angels in K-1st grade.

    Website:

    Children's Choir Web Page

     

    Volunteer Choir

    Description:

    Leads the congregation in worship once a month at the 5pm Saturday Mass

    Time:

    One hour prior to Mass

    People needed:

    Unlimited, Open to all adults and students 7th-12th grade

     



    Other Spiritual Life and Liturgy Ministries

     


     

    Altar Linen Ministry

    Description:

    Wash and iron soiled altar linens. They can be picked up in the Ministry Center on Monday and returned to the Ministry Center by Friday of the same week. 

    Time:

    1 ½ - 2 hours per week, approximately every 6 weeks

    People needed:

    Unlimited 

     

    Art & Environment Committee

    Description:

    Art & Environment Committee is in need of volunteers with talents in the areas of design and decorating, sewing, floral design, and gardening. Help is also needed at Christmas and Easter to clean and decorate the church, climb ladders and move heavy objects.

    Time:

    As need arises

    People needed:

    Unlimited - Men welcome

     

    Centering Prayer

    Description:

    Each participant is invited to join the group for 20 minutes of centering prayer weekly. This method of silent prayer is open to anyone interested in developing a receptive prayer of resting in God. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him. It is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer, but to add depth of meaning to all prayer. 

    Time:

    10:30 am every Tuesday morning in Our Lady of Resurrection Chapel.

    People needed:

    Unlimited

     

     

    Cum Christo

    Description:

    A Cum Christo weekend provides participants with an opportunity to set aside their worldly activities and to focus on their relationship with God and His church. A Cum Christo weekend begins on Thursday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends. The weekend is a blend of seriousness and lightheartedness, directed toward guiding participants to accept God’s love and grace, to grow in their relationship with Jesus and to grow as disciples of Jesus. The weekends are held four times per year at the Cum Christo Center in downtown Columbus. Weekly Ultreya meetings are also held at the center. (These are optional.)  

    Time:

    After participation in the three-day weekend, individuals are encouraged to participate in small groups.

    People needed:

    Unlimited

     

    Flag Ministry

    Description:

    Volunteers are needed to prepare flags for special liturgies, schedule flag bearers, repair existing flags and make new flags. The flags are used to add a feeling of festivity to the Praise Masses and holy day Masses.

    Time:

    1 hour as needed for liturgies, approximately 6 times per year

    People needed:

    Unlimited

     

    Intercessory Prayer Ministry

    Description:

    Intercessory Prayer is an essential part of our faith life. Our Intercessory Prayer Team is very active in praying for the needs of others, individually and as a community. Prayer is life changing yet requires very little time and can be done at your convenience. Our prayer team is operated via e-mail communications (although requests also come in via telephone). We use first names only so to protect the privacy of others. We do not look for reward when we intercede, and yet it comes, simply because we have taken a moment to solicit God’s help in behalf of someone who may not even know we have called their name in prayer. It has been wonderful to see the great power of this communal prayer, both in answered prayers and in the increase of individual participation. Won’t you please consider praying with us? You will be richly blessed by doing so!

    Time:

    5 minutes per day

    People needed:

    Unlimited

     
    Web Page Intercessory Prayer Page

     

    Interpreted Masses for Deaf/Hard of Hearing

    Description:

    Provide for the spiritual needs of our deaf/hard of hearing brothers and sisters in Christ by signing 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass.

    Time:

    1-2 Masses per month, minimum of 2 hours preparation per Mass

    People needed:

    Unlimited – Requires established interpreting skills

    Web Page Interpreted Masses for Deaf/Hard of Hearing

     

    Men's Prayer Group

    Description:

    Based around the workbook, “Signposts” which is published by the Word Among Us Press and was written by two Catholic men who became involved in the growing Catholic men’s movement and saw the need for resources designed specifically for Catholics. The fifty-two discussions plans, one for every week of the year, are used in a small group setting. This program offers men the opportunity to grow in their love for God, the church, and their families, and to joyfully embrace the call to live in an authentic Christian life. 

    Time:

    1st and 3rd Sunday

    People needed:

    Unlimited

     

     

    Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration (PEA) Adorers

    Description:

    Spend one hour each week in prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in the Reservation Chapel in order to build a more intimate and loving relationship with Our Lord. Substitute adorers spend one hour on an occasional basis when the regular adorers are unavailable.

    Time:

    One hour each week (regular adorers) or occasional hours (substitutes).

    People needed:

    Webpage:

    Unlimited

    PEA Ministry

     

    Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration (PEA) Team Member

    Description:

    PEA team members work together to support and encourage Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration and the many adorers who participate.

    Time:

    One hour per month for planning meeting

    People needed:

    Twelve

     

    That Man is You

    Description:

    Two 13 week segments each year starting in the Fall and continuing each Spring. It is an interactive men’s program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture. That Man is You! Seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society. 

    Time:

    Thursday Morning, 6:00 to 7:30

    People needed:

    Unlimited

     
    Web Page www.paradisusdei.org/tmiy/