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ALTAR LINEN CARE
,Care for the linens used at the sacred liturgy. Activities include washing, pressing, and cleaning of purificators, corporals, and all other linens used for the sacred liturgy as necessary. Linens are retrieved on a regular schedule, cleaned, and returned to the church. Meetings are held as needed.
ALTAR SERVERS (GRADES 4-12)
You will serve at the altar and assist the priest and deacon with sincere devotion and decorum in the spirit of the liturgy. Carry the incense, processional cross, lighted candles at daily and weekend Eucharistic celebrations, sacraments, funeral Masses, benediction, and prayer services. Training sessions are held for new servers and for current altar servers interested in additional responsibilities.
Assure the A/V media is used effectively at celebrations of the liturgy and the sound system is adjusted properly. AV Ministers run the cameras, sound board, and PowerPoint slides during our live and livestreamed Masses. Serve at one Mass per weekend with flexible schedule.
CHURCH FLOWER CARE
The beauty of the worship space is especially enhanced during the Christmas and Easter seasons with additional flowers. You will help with the set up of Christmas and Easter and assist with the watering, pruning, and rearranging of the flowers in the worship space during the liturgical seasons.
DEVOTIONAL COVE CARE
Ministry cares for the Devotional Cove by replacing the candles and cleaning throughout the year. Devotional Cove maintenance is shared by the team members and occurs on a daily and weekly basis, with a thorough cleaning during Holy Week.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION
You will assist the priests and deacons at Mass with distribution of the Precious Body and Blood of Our Lord to fellow parishioners. You also may choose to be part of the Ministry of the Sick and bring Holy Communion to the sick in hospitals, to those in nursing homes, and assisted living facilities and/or to the homebound. You must be 16 years of age or older to serve in this ministry.
Welcome parishioners and our guests at one of the church entrances before and after a Sunday Mass of your choice. You will be available to answer common questions about our parish and assist those who would like to join St. Thomas More. Greeters may be individuals, couples, or families who welcome Mass attendees.
Proclaim the Word as a living dialogue which allows the assembly to hear, and respond, to God present among us at our Eucharistic celebrations and prayer services. Your activities will include reflecting on the Scriptures prior to proclaiming them at Sunday or daily Mass. Meetings are held in February, May, August and November.
MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Assist the liturgical ministers during Mass and other liturgical celebrations in carrying out their responsibilities with order, reverence, and decorum. You may participate in a variety of services as needed. You will attend meetings when held for preparation for special liturgies.
You will provide a warm welcome to all worshipers, helping them to enter more fully into the Eucharistic celebration. Activities include greeting, seating, assisting the physically disabled, collecting the offertory collection, and assisting with the preparation of the gifts and the Communion procession.