Worship 2018-04-24T22:55:50+00:00

Music Ministry


Mr. Joe Edlin
Mr. Joe EdlinDirectory of Music Ministry
Mr. Geoffrey Vickery
Mr. Geoffrey VickeryTraditional Choir Director, Organist

MISSION:

To produce excellent music that encourages the assembly to prayerfully participate at liturgy with full voice; ready to be transformed by the Holy Spirit

CHOIRS:

Traditional Choir-Directed by Geoffrey Vickery
Sing typically at the 9:00 a.m. Liturgy three weeks a month. Rehearse on Thursday evenings in church from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Contemporary Choir-Directed by Joe Edlin
Sing typically at the 11:30 a.m. Liturgy every other week. Rehearse on Wednesday evenings in church from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Adult Bell Choir-Directed by Joe Edlin
Ring about once a month. Rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the “bell room” (off of school library) from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Advanced Youth Choir-Directed by Joe Edlin
Sing about once a month. Rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in the school music room.
Children’s Handbell Choir-Directed by Joe Edlin
Ring about once a month. Rehearse on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the “bell room”
Children’s Choir-Directed by Joe Edlin and Lindsey Duncan (School Music Teacher)
Sing about once a month. Rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in the school library.
Cantor-Contact Joe Edlin
This person leads the sung prayer of the liturgical assembly. It is necessary for the cantor to have a clear and pleasant singing voice, to study the psalms, and to practice the psalm of the day and the other liturgical songs prior to the liturgy. Archdiocesan Cantor certification is encouraged. Time commitment varies per liturgy assignment.

Sacristans


Mary Jo GleasonSacristans Coordinator
These persons are responsible for seeing that the church is prepared for liturgy by attending to all elements of the liturgy, i .e ., bread and wine, cups, microphones, lights, etc ., and ensuring that all ministers are in place . Sacristans serve at all weekend liturgies and at funerals .

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion/Lectors


Jack WillMinisters of Communion Coordinator
Terry HaynesLector Coordinator
Nellie StallingsLector Coordinator

EMC: Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are adult lay ministers whose role is to assist the priest in distribution of Communion during Liturgy. Training is required and is offered on an as-needed basis. Seven EMC’s are scheduled for each of the Liturgies at 5:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m, and 11:30 a.m. An additional two ministers are scheduled for the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Liturgy in order to take Communion to the traditional choir in the choir loft.

Lector: Lectors are lay ministers called upon to proclaim God’s Word as written in the scriptures of the first and second readings at weekend liturgies. Some of the attributes looked for in a lector are: love of Scripture evidenced by daily reading of God’s Word; willingness to be trained to improve the skills demanded by effective lectoring; a strong voice capable of projecting the length of St. Agnes church; excellent diction and understanding of the reading(s) to be proclaimed. Two lectors are scheduled for each Liturgy. The lector assigned to the first reading processes in with the Lectionary. Workbooks are available at the Parish House and lectors are expected to spend time preparing for their scheduled reading.

NOTE: The schedule for EMC’s and Lectors generally runs for 16 weeks and both are scheduled according to your individual Mass preference. Ministers are scheduled, on average, one or two times during each 16-week rotation.

Ministers of Hospitality


Lissy WinesMinisters of Hospitality Coordinator

Ministers of Hospitality create an atmosphere of welcome, warmth, and friendship to parishioners and guests who come to worship. The ministers answer any questions people may have, respond to any situation which may need assistance, distribute the weekly parish bulletin, and assist, as needed, in obtaining gift bearers, cross bearers and cross bearers. Ministers arrive at least 20 minutes before the liturgy and remain after to tidy up the church.

Greeters


Lissy WinesGreeter Coordinator

The responsibility of this ministry of hospitality is to welcome all who enter our church for liturgy. Those who serve will need to arrive at church approximately 20 minutes before Liturgy begins. You may sign up as an individual or as a family. Skills needed: A friendly smile, warm heart and a passion for wanting to make all people feel welcomed.

Altar Servers


Will OusleyServer Coordinator
Kelly LandenwichServer Trainer
This ministry is a wonderful way for young people to begin to take an active role in their Parish Community by sharing their time and talent during liturgy. Servers help to ensure that the liturgy is celebrated in a reverent and prayerful manner. A server should be familiar with the process of the liturgy and have the ability to anticipate the next liturgical action.

Servers are required to prepare themselves, the vessels and other materials before Mass, participate fully in the liturgy itself, and put clean and store the sacred objects used when the Mass is over.

Two servers assist the priest and other ministers at the celebration of the liturgy. Seventh and eighth grade students serve the school liturgies, as well as weddings, funerals, and holydays. Both High School and eighth grade students serve the weekend Masses.

A training class along with server guidelines is provided twice a year. If your son or daughter is interested in becoming a server please contact the Altar Server coordinator.

Art & Environment


Marlene Will
Julie Johnson
This group cares for the worship space and arranges flowers and appropriate decorations. In addition, members will set up and remove decorations as required. Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter are the busiest times during the year so the time commitment will vary in relation to the liturgical celebration.

Worship Committee


Brian ZoellerChair
The Worship Committee is a group of parishioners and staff who work to maintain and enhance parish liturgy and other celebrations. We seek to provide a welcoming environment in our parish that promotes and sustains full, active, and conscious participation by all people. We coordinate the functions, responsibilities and scheduling of the ministries involved in worship: music, sacristans, ministers of Communion, lectors, ministers of hospitality, altar servers, art and environment, cross and gift bearers. The committee meets up to ten times per year on the first Tuesday of the month or a designated alternative date. Term of office is four years. For more information about serving on the Worship Committee, contact the chair or chair-elect.

Homebound Ministry


Steve & Dawn Riester

Please telephone the parish office at 502-451-2220 in order to notify the Homebound Ministry of your need.

The St. Agnes Homebound Ministry team lives our parish vision by extending our faith community to homebound parishioners. Our mission is to offer a Christian helping relationship through presence, prayer, and sacrament.

Homebound Ministers are trained adult lay ministers who are commissioned by the pastor. Their purpose is to provide a connection with parishioners who are no longer able or temporarily unable to participate in our regular celebration of the Eucharist in the church.

Homebound ministers make pastoral visits, bringing the Eucharist to parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized, or reside in nursing homes.