Altar Care Persons (Sacristans) - (Judy Vereecke, Coordinator)
An Altar Care Person is one who prepares the altar prior to the weekend Masses. They set out the gifts (wine, hosts, and chalice) to be presented during Mass. After Mass they clean and straighten the Altar area for the next team member. Schedules are set ahead of time to coincide with your availability. Hands-on help and training is provided. Click Here to Volunteer
Altar Servers - (Val Thompson, Coordinator)
This is a good opportunity for younger people to become spiritually involved and perform a special service for our Parish. It is open to both boys and girls beginning in the fifth grade. Training is provided to all new Altar Servers. Scheduling is on a rotational basis, and children are scheduled with parents who are also involved in liturgical ministries.
Church Decorating - (Barb Nowicki, Coordinator)
This committee decorates the church for each liturgical season as well as special events. Decoration is done under the guidance of Barb Nowicki. If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact Cherie Makie in the Parish Offices.
Eucharistic Ministers - (Msgr. Joh Budde, Coordinator)
During Mass, the Eucharistic Ministers volunteer as needed to distribute communion. If you would like to share in this ministry, watch the Parish bulletin for announcements of periodic training sessions.
Greeters - (Martha Klemmer, Coordinator)
Greeters are volunteers of our parish, you can be an individual, couple or family, who greet the parishioners and pass out bulletins before and after Mass.
Liturgy of the word for Children
This celebration takes places on the weekend, September thru April during the same time the adults are celebrating their Liturgy of the Word during Mass at 10 am Sundays. This presentation of the Gospel is for children currently in Pre-school and Kindergarten. Read More
Ministers of the Word - (Kay LeFevre, Coordinator)
Ministers of the word proclaim the scriptural lessons at weekend and Holyday Masses on a rotational basis. People commit themselves to making the readings "come to life" for the congregation.
Thursday Afternoon Prayer Group - (Arlene Loehr, Coordinator)
Thursday Afternoon Prayer Group usually meets every Thursday at 1:00 pm in church to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, the Rosary, and other traditional prayers for the Catholic Church as well as personal intentions.
Ushers - (Kevin Reside, Coordinator)
The Ushers at St. Mary are made up of men, women, and teens that assist at weekend Mass by welcoming worshippers, helping with the collection, and directing people to communion.
Wedding Consultants - (Arlene Banka, Coordinator)
Wedding consultants assist those being married at St. Mary, directing their wedding rehearsal and also assisting the day of the wedding ceremony.