Ministries

Acolytes/Altar Servers

 

Acolytes, also known as "Servers," give of themselves to help the presider and the people celebrate the liturgy better. They assist the priest by holding special objects and doing specific actions during Mass.  Anyone in third grade or older is encouraged to become a server. Adult altar servers are needed to help the presider with funeral liturgies during the day and/or evening. Training is provided.

Eucharistic Ministers

 

Members of the community are counted upon to help in the distribution of Holy Communion on Sundays.  The parish members who come to assist are called “extraordinary” ministers.  They assist the “ordinary” ministers of Communion, the Priests, Bishops and Deacons, who may be present at a given mass.

Our special ministers come from all walks of life, all ages and various backgrounds and cultures. Please consider helping out in this easy, but important, way. 




If you would like to explore any of these

special ministries, please see the contact information below.

Greeters & Ushers

 

The greeters' and ushers' primary function has always been to provide service to members and guests of the parish at all liturgical celebrations.  General responsibilities include greeting people as they enter and leave the church, assisting attendees with finding seating and, if necessary, providing assistance in time of stress.  During the celebration of Mass they provide guidance by initiating and supporting a sense of order in receiving Holy Communion.  Greeters and Ushers do much more than simply collect money during the service.

Lectors/Minsters of the Word

 

Whenever we gather to celebrate Mass with the community we come to know Jesus in different ways. He is known to us through the Scriptures. Lectors help to tell the story of our history as God’s people.  Through their ministry, they help us to understand how God speaks to us in so many and varied ways. 

This ministry requires an individual to possess self-confidence, poise, and maturity and have good communication  and public speaking skills. Lectors are required to prepare their assigned readings through prayer and reflection. 

Cantors & Musicians

Cantors provide vocal leadership and direction during our liturgical celebrations. Individuals should feel comfortable singing in front of the assembly to proclaim the Psalm, Gospel acclamation and other solo verses or songs during the liturgy. Cantors rehearse on a regular basis and select which weekend Mass or Holy Day they would like to participate. Training is available for this ministry. 


Persons who are proficient in musical instruments are encouraged to participate in weekly Mass and/or Holy Days.




 

If you would like to explore any of these 

special ministries, please see the contact information below.

Choirs

We have two parish choirs.  

Our Parish Choir sings at weekend Masses on a rotating schedule within three sites. Members meet weekly to practice

for the weekend liturgy.  


Our Resurrection Choir sings to provide support to our faith community families in their time of loss and grief by means of song, prayer and presence at funerals.  Attendance is purely voluntary with no rigid obligations to be present if, 

on occasion, there is a conflict.


The ability to read sheet music

 is not required.  

Please consider volunteering your precious time and talent!

If you are interested in any of these ministries, please contact our Parish Office

by phone 414-453-5192  or  email Office@mphwa.org  or use the contact form below.

Contact Form

*Current Volunteers*