To produce excellent music that encourages the assembly to prayerfully participate at liturgy with full voice; ready to be transformed by the Holy Spirit
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.
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.
Ring about once a month. Rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the “bell room” (off of school library) from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Sing about once a month. Rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in the school music room.
Ring about once a month. Rehearse on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the “bell room”
Sing about once a month. Rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in the school library.
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.
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion/Lectors
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
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.
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.
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
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.