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Liturgical Ministry

MASS COORDINATOR
 

The primary work of this ministry is to serve the presider and the assembly by enhancing the readiness of our parish community to celebrate liturgy, especially Sunday Mass.  This ministers serve behind the scenes at each Mass and make sure that everything required for the Mass is in place.

COORDINATOR:  Violeta Juzon| violetaj@stmp.org
Co-lead:  Laura Piispanen/ laurapii@comcast.net

 

LECTORS

The lectors have the important and priviledged responsibility of proclaiming God's Word at Mass.  Any Confirmed parishioner with good reading skills is encouraged to become a Lector.  Advanced preparation is required which includes reading aloud the assigned readings for that week to ensure proper proclamation of God's Word

COORDINATOR:  Rick Spehar/rs642@wwdb.org

 

 

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Serving at the altar of God is a most sacred way of participation in Mass.  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion function as servants to the body of Christ, God's people.  The primary focus of their ministry is to serve our parish with fidelity, reverence, and love.  

COORDINATORS:  Mike and Angela Vu | mikeangelavu@gmail.com

 

 

 

MUSIC MINISTRY


One Voice

Hula Ohana 

Eight different musical groups provide music for our 3 weekend Masses providing a rich variety of styles and using the skills of many parishioners.  To find a fit for your talents, attend several Masses to familiarize yourself with the choir styles.

Saturday Choirs:  One Voice (Youth), Multicultural Choir, Mission Choir (Filipinos), and St. Francis Choir (Vietnamese)

Sunday Ensembles:  Early Birds, and the Quartet

Director:  Debra DeMiero | debrad@stmp.org

 

 

USHERS

The ushers help at all Masses.  The ushers welcome parishioners and visitors at the doors of the church, take up the collection and direct the congregation forward for Communion.  They also straighten up the pews after Mass and distribute bulletins.  

COORDINATOR:  John Rhodes

 

 

ALTAR SERVERS

Altar servers have the special privilege of assisting the celebrant at Masses, funerals, weddings, and othe special occasions.  All Parish children grade 5th and above are eligible to apply.  Four serves are schedules at each Mass throughout the year.  Altar serving provides young people with the opportunity to be more direclty involved in the Liturgy.  Students may apply at the parish office.


Scheduling:  Kevin and Denise Mulllins  |altarservers@stmp.org

 

 

SACRISTANS

What does a sacristan do?
As Sacristan, there are three main roles: Security–(of the sacristy and most importantly, the Eucharist), Mass Set Up and Clean Up. The Sacristan will serve both roles each time they are Sacristan. 

Security: The Sacristan is responsible for assuring proper treatment of the Holy Species, namely that of the Sacred Blood and Blessed Sacrament during and after the celebration. They are also responsible for keeping the Holy Tabernacle secure.

Mass set up and clean up vary slightly depending on the individual Mass and presider. At every Mass, they are responsible for setting up for both Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist which means preparing all the books, vessels, offertory, and incense when appropriate.

COORDINATOR: Sue Hooper/daily Sacristan
Violeta Juzon/Weekend Sacristan

 

LITURGICAL ART AND ENVIRONMENT

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Liturgical Art and Environment ministry provides the beautiful liturgical decorations in our worship spaces and throughout the facility.

If you are gifted in the visual arts, floral design or just love to help make the church a warm and welcoming place, then the Liturgical Arts and Environment ministry is for you! 

COORDINATORS:  Joy Espejo and Elma Molato