Liturgical Ministries


Liturgical Ministries

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Eucharistic Ministers at Massare those who serve the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembly duringMass.  Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick and Homebound are those who take Communion, Sunday bulletins, and the encouragement of community to our elderly and sick who are unable to attend Mass or who are homebound.  To be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, you must be a Roman Catholic who has received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  If married, you must have received the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Church.  Training is provided. To learn more, please contact John and Betty Franscell at 249-1616 for Eucharistic Ministers at Mass and Sally Hotchkiss at 249-4096 for Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick and Homebound.

 

Lectors

As Lectors we proclaim the Word of God during the Liturgy, lead the General Intercessions, and read the announcements.   A lector has a love of Holy Scripture and the liturgy, sufficient public speaking skills to proclaim the Word of God to the congregation, and the willingness to work on communication skills.

Lectors must have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  If married, you must have received the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Church.  Please contact Sally Hotchkiss at 249-4096 for more information.

 

Altar Servers

The primary role of altar servers is to assist the priest at Sunday Masses, weddings, and funerals.  We invite parish youth from fourth grade and above to serve in this ministry.  We provide training.  This is a wonderful ministry experience for our youth.  For more information, please contact Sally Hotchkiss at 249-4096 .

 

Ushers and Greeters

Individuals, couples, and families are all encouraged to join this ministry of hospitality.  Greeters welcome people as they come into the church and hand out bulletins and special announcements.  Ushers assist with seating and facilitate the collection and Communion aspects of the Mass.  This ministry of ushers and greeters extends Christ’s love, warmth and hospitality to visitors and parishioners arriving at St. Timothy’s for Mass and extends a welcome from the whole church community.

 

Art and Environment

This ministry helps in designing, planning, and decorating the Church for the liturgical year and for various liturgical celebrations.  Through the use of flowers, coloring, fabric, statuary and design we enhance the worship environment through the medium of art.  We welcome those who enjoy creating an enhanced environment of and worship to share their gifts with us.  If you would like to join our team, please contact Monsignor John Urell at 249-4091.

 

Altar Care

Members of the Altar Care take care of all the altar linens and server gowns that are used in the church. Each week a different team gathers, launders, and irons the altar cloths, napkins, and server gowns.  If you feel inspired to join our team, please contact Sally Hotchkiss at 249-4096 .

 

Wedding Coordinators

Wedding Coordinators help coordinate the many different facets of a wedding celebration.  They help the liturgy flow smoothly, check that the church is properly prepared; and they assist the wedding party in feeling prepared and at home.  They accommodate any special requirements from the Priest and help with the rehearsal for the wedding.  To learn more, please contact Lynn Doyle at 425-1437.

 

Bereavement Ministry

This is a ministry of compassion, understanding, and support for bereaved families.  Trained ministers assist families with planning the funeral liturgy and coordinating with the mortuary.   A bereavement team is also present during the funeral Mass to offer whatever assistance is needed.  For information or if you are in need of help and support,  please contact Linda Daw at 495-1828 or Violet Weeks-Sides at 249-8859.