Worship

For information or to volunteer, contact Chris McCullough in the parish office at (502) 459-4251.

Art and Environment Committee:
Responsible for the decoration of the church for worship services. Volunteers will be involved in sewing, designing, and seeing that the worship space is enriched according to the liturgical seasons.

Bereavement-Follow Up: Members follow up via phone calls, cards, visits, etc. following the death of a parishioner.

Bereavement-Luncheons: Several groups of persons prepare and serve lunches to families after the Funeral Liturgy and cemetery service. (Volunteers needed to set up, clean up and serve luncheon, other volunteers needed to provide a dish when called and to make phone calls.)

Bereavement-Parish Pall Bearers:
Compassionate stewards assist from the funeral home to our church to the cemetery.

Bereavement-Prayer Service: People who come together to pray at the vigil service on the day before a funeral.

Bereavement-Resurrection Choir: Provide assistance at Masses of Christian Burial to the assembly in song. Also, this group sings at special Liturgies such as Christmas, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, etc.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
After completing archdiocesan and parish training, these ministers assist in offering the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembly at Mass. Some ministers take Holy Communion to those who are homebound or unable to attend Mass. You must have received the sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) and be mature enough to understand the importance of this ministry. Eighth grade students and older, once confirmed are welcome to join this ministry.

Gardening Club/Landscaping Committee:
Members take care of general grounds needs such as weeding, watering and planting flowers.  For the Goldsmith Lane campus the main areas attended to are:  church, prayer garden, St. Pius X statue, rectory, front sign, Mary’s grotto, area by ball field and Community Center.  For the Hikes Lane campus the areas attended to are:  church, St. Francis Center and old rectory.  Work is done mainly on an individual basis.

God’s Housekeepers: Different groups of individuals take turn cleaning the church on Friday or Saturday mornings on a rotating basis throughout the year.

Hospitality Ministers/ Ushers: A vital ministry that reaches out with a greeting of WELCOME! Ministers strive to ensure that all who attend Mass feel welcome as they extend a smile, offer a handshake and open a door as parishioners and visitors arrive for weekend Masses. They take up the collection, carry gifts to altar, and help locate available seating when necessary. Ministers select Mass preference and are scheduled accordingly.

Lectors: This ministry provides the Liturgy of the Word at Masses. Individuals are trained through workshop and certification. Lectors select Mass preference and are scheduled accordingly. Anyone who is willing to proclaim the Word is welcome.

Music-Cantors: Lead the assembly in sung prayer during worship. (Requires a high level of commitment.)

Music-Choir: Responsible for music at the weekend Liturgies; however, this choir does participate at other Masses rotating monthly throughout the year. They also sing at Holy Day Liturgies, Christmas, Easter, and Prayer Services, etc. (Requires a high level of commitment. Instrumentalists also welcome.)

Rosary Leaders:
Members share devotion to our Blessed Mother by leading the rosary before daily Mass and one-half hour before weekend Masses.

Servers:
Leader makes up monthly schedule and hands out to children in school or mails to the School of Religion students. Each year in May, fifth graders are invited to be trained as servers. (Adult volunteers help schedule, train, and wash vestments. Children participants, grades 5 & up, actually serve during Mass.)