Music Ministry

Noah BruceDirectory of Music Ministry


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


All vocal choirs are currently on hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic.  We hope to reconvene once again when it becomes safer.
Traditional Choir
Sing typically at the 9:30 a.m. Liturgy three weeks a month. Rehearse on Thursday evenings in church from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Contemporary Choir
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
Ring about once a month.
Advanced Youth Choir
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
Ring about once a month.
Children’s Choir
Sing about once a month. Rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in the school library.
This person leads the liturgical assembly’s sung prayer. The cantor must have a clear and pleasant singing voice, study the psalms, and practice the psalm of the day and the other liturgical songs prior to the liturgy. Archdiocesan Cantor certification is encouraged. The time commitment varies per liturgy assignment.


Tracy LunderganSacristans 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

Andy MeiroseMinisters of Communion
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., 9:30 a.m, and 11:30 a.m.

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 Saint 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

Dana SchlichMinisters 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 and cross bearers. Ministers arrive at least 20 minutes before the liturgy and remain after to tidy up the church.


Dana SchlichGreeter 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

Jenny and Andy MeiroseServer Training and Scheduling
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

Betsy Ford
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

Theresa Secord and Jessica DormanChair
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

Martha Lies

The Saint Agnes Homebound Ministry team fulfills 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.

Members of this ministry fulfill the mission by participating in one or more of the following:

  • bringing Eucharist to parishioners who are homebound
  • making visits to parishioners who are homebound
  • providing compassionate support through monthly phone calls
  • praying for parishioners who are ill and homebound

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