The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. This is done through specific actions and by setting an example to the congregation by active participation in the liturgy (hymns, responses, etc.), by looking alert and sitting or standing at the appropriate times.
Servers carry the cross, the processional candle(s), hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense and censer, present the bread, wine, and water to the priest during the preparation of the gifts or assist him when he receives the gifts from the people, wash the hands of the priest, and assist the priest celebrant and deacon as necessary.
Altar servers must attend every Mass that they have been scheduled. When a server cannot be present they must arrange for a replacement.
Altar servers must be in at least fourth-grade and have received First Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
For more information about becoming a server, please email or call the parish office to see when the next server training will be!
Lectors are responsible for proclaiming the first and second readings at Mass. Being the voice that brings the Word of God to parishioners is a very important role. Therefore, lectors must be trained. They must also consistently keep their skills and knowledge sharp.
For more information, contact the parish office at 419-468-2884
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest and deacon in distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ at Mass. This is a very important and serious ministry. EMHC’s must be approved, trained, and commissioned. Additionally, Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion take communion to Catholics in the retirement centers, nursing homes, and private residences.
If you are interested in becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, please or email the parish office.
If you would like to request your name to be added to the home or care facility distribution list, please call or email Deacon Al Sisson.
Greeters are the friendly people who welcome everyone to weekend Masses. This ministry team stands at the doors of the church to greet parishioners and guests as they enter the church. If you would like to volunteer to be a greeter, please call or email the parish office.
Liturgical music has the ability to cultivate, strengthen, and deepen the spiritual experience of those gathered for Mass. The musical tradition of the Church is a treasure of immeasurable value.
Our Music Coordinator is Mr. Nate Sherer. If you are interested in sharing your musical talents, please contact the Parish Office.