Worship Ministry

Altar Servers

Altar Servers are girls and boys in Grades 5 through high school who serve the entire congregation by assisting the priest at Mass.  Training sessions are held in the Spring.  Adult Servers are adults who serve the entire congregation by assisting the priest at Mass for funerals and special Parish Liturgies. Training is held as needed.  Serving Mass is a privilege and an opportunity for you to play a role in the celebration of  our most important form of community worship, the Eucharistic Liturgy. Serving requires your  attention, your reverence, and your recognition of the duties to be performed. Thank you for accepting these responsibilities. 

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Ministers - EM)

 Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have the special responsibility of helping the clergy to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ, both at Mass and to the elderly and homebound.  Trainings are provided in the Spring and Fall.

 Contact Judy Dobos, 330-688-6412, ext 275; [email protected]ow.orgif interested in becoming an EM.

Scheduling Questions? Email James Reed at [email protected]

Important Reminder for all Eucharistic Ministers: Please remember to go to the sacristy immediately after Mass to wash the vessels if you are scheduled for that weekend. Our Mass captains have been doing it more and more, since no one shows up to do so. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Thank you!

 
Lectors & Commentators

Lectors are those who proclaim the scriptures at Liturgies. Training is offered as needed.

Commentators call the assembly to worship at the beginning of Mass and read the Prayer of the Faithful (petitions).

Contact Judy Dobos, 330-688-6412, ext 275; [email protected] if interested in becoming a Lector or Commentator.

 

Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers)

Ministers of Hospitality welcome parishioners as they enter for Mass, see that those with special needs are accommodated, arrange for gift-bearers, take up weekly offerings and distribute bulletins.

Contact Jim Richards at 330-922-0732 if interested in becoming a Minister of Hospitality.

  

Adult Servers

Adult Servers are adults who serve the entire congregation by assisting the priest at Mass for funerals and special liturgies.

Contact Judy Dobos at 330-688-6412 ext. 275 or [email protected]

 

Children's Liturgy of the Word

During the 9:30 a.m. Mass, children in grades K-2 are dismissed after the Opening Prayer to share the Good News of Jesus. They return to the Mass during the Offertory. Volunteers for this ministry serve for a period of 5-6 weeks.

Contact Judy Dobos at 330-688-6412 ext. 275 or [email protected]

 

Linen Ministry

Volunteers gather the sacred linens after the weekend Masses and return them to the church cleaned, pressed and folded for the next weekend.

Contact Judy Dobos at 330-688-6412 ext. 275 or [email protected]

 

Arts and Environment Team

Volunteers work under the direction of the worship minister and Arts and Environment coordinator to prepare the church environment for the liturgical seasons, especially Christmas and Easter.

Contact Mary Hird or Pam Nervo.