The following ministries enhance the celebration of the Mass and the administration encourages the parishioners to join the ministries of their interest.
Altar Servers: Boys and girls, third grade and older, prepare the altar and assist the celebrant of the Mass.
Bereavement Committee: This parish group is designed to meet the needs of a family at the time of a bereavement. They are available primarily to bring food items to the home for a limited number immediately after the funeral services.
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers: Assist in administering the Body and Blood of Christ to the church community at weekend Masses. Scheduled approximately seven weeks in advance, we strive to honor Mass preferences but ask Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers to find a substitute or to swap scheduled times in the event they cannot honor the assigned schedule. Some also take communion to shut-ins at home, in nursing homes or the hospital.
Hispanic Mass: Celebrated each Sunday afternoon in the Church at 2:00 p.m.
Lectors: Proclaim the Word of God to the congregation on weekday and weekend Masses. Training is available and schedules are sent out approximately seven weeks in advance, we strive to honor Mass preferences. Lectors are asked to find a substitute or to swap scheduled times in the event they cannot honor the assigned schedule. Husband/Wife teams are encouraged.
Music Director: Kathy Mangin 228-297-7464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Choir: Includes people of all ages that sing at the 9:00 a.m. Mass, Holy Days and upon request. The choir practices in the Church each Wednesday at 6:30 pm.
Children’s Choir: Open to all children grades 3-6. The Children’s Choir sings at the 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Mass every other week during the school year. The children rehearse on Tuesday’s of each week from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Church.
Cantors: Help lead the congregation at various Masses and Holy Days.
Organist: Plays regularly on Sunday at the 9:00 am Mass and Holy Days. An organist may be asked to play at weddings and funerals upon request.
Ushers: Help seat people prior to Mass, assist as needed during Mass and take up all scheduled collections.
Perpetual Adoration: Twenty-four hour Adoration is available in the Chapel, which is located between the Church and Rectory, for anyone who chooses to commit to an hour of quiet prayer in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
Religious Education Director: Deacon Jim Gunkel 228-872-2652 or email@example.com
Religious Education: Classes are for all students not enrolled in a Catholic School and serves grades K – 12. Classes are held for Kindergarten – 5th grade on Sunday mornings from 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. For grades 6-8 Edge: on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. and for grades 9 – 12 High School Youth: Sunday afternoons from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. September thru May. Teachers and aids are always needed for these important ministry.
RCIA (Rite of Initiation of Adults): The Adult RCIA Program educates those who are interested in learning about the Catholic Faith. The RCIA program also prepares those individuals who choose to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation. The RCIA program meets on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. September through May.