Purpose: Train boys and girls fourth grade and older to assist the priest at Mass and other religious services.
Responsibilities: Dependability, assistance to priests at Mass, reverence in performing duties, respect for people around you.
Time Commitment: Weekend Mass approximately every third week. St. Helen students serve weekday Masses during the school year. Servers attending other schools serve weekday Masses during the summer. New server training is scheduled in the fall.
Spiritual Advisor, Fr. Frank D’Amato
Training & Schedule, Will Heady, 772-567-5129, email@example.com
ALTAR SERVER VIDEO MONTAGE – Awesome video by Will Heady
The new uniforms for girls are here. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early and check in at the sacristy to receive instructions.
Boys also have a change in uniform. Servers will no longer wear red. This liturgical color will be reserved for priests and deacons on the appropriate occasions such as: Pentecost, Confirmation, the Lord’s Passion, and the feast days of Martyrs.
Both boys and girls who previously wore red, have earned the privilege of wearing a Benedictine Crucifix over their uniform to mark their achievement.
Girls who previously wore the surplice with black embroidered crosses, have earned the privilege of wearing a Miraculous Medal over their uniform to mark their achievement.
Boys who have earned the surplice with black embroidered crosses will continue to wear it.
Thank you for serving!
Purpose: Care for and attend to the altar, sanctuary and sacristy areas.
Responsibilities: Work on teams and care for altar, flowers, sanctuary and sacristy; seasonal decoration.
Time Commitment: Monthly schedule. Saturdays after the 8:30 a.m. Mass for approximately one hour.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Communion at Mass
Purpose: Jesus calls us to be one with Him through the Eucharist. Through our devotion to Jesus and believing that He is fully present in the Eucharist by participating in this sacred ministry we are called to assist our priests and deacons..
Responsibilities: Serving the Eucharist at our liturgies.
Time Commitment: Serving on teams for daily and Sunday Masses. Training is provided 1-2 times each year.
Homebound, Nursing Home & Hospital
Purpose: Reaching out to parishioners with compassion, kindness and love of the Eucharist.
Responsibilities: Distribution of the Holy Eucharist to parishioners who are confined to their homes, residents of a nursing home or assisted living facility or patients in the hospital. You choose which areas to serve.
Time Commitment: As desired. Training, commissioning and background screening provided.
Purpose: Proclaim the Word of God at all parish liturgies.
Responsibilities: Attend annual lector training and retreat. Possess a strong, clear speaking voice.
Time Commitment: Serve on a lector team and be assigned to a particular Mass, be available to assist on Holy Days, or to serve as a substitute when called upon.
Lector Tips: Liturgy of the Word
Purpose: St. Helen Music Ministry provides beauty, joy, comfort and inspiration for our liturgies and festive celebrations through the musical gifts, generosity and commitment of its members.
Responsibilities: Participate in rehearsals and provide music for various liturgical celebrations.
Adult Choir: Serves 8:45 a.m. Sunday Mass and other celebrations. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:15 a.m prior to Mass.
Celebration Choir: This group will provide music for special celebrations in our Church. It is intended to give our Music Ministry some diversity with more challenging choral selections and opportunities to heighten our musical experience at Mass. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays evenings prior to upcoming celebrations as needed.
Children’s Choir: Open to all parish children and will serve the 8:45 a.m. Sunday Mass throughout the school year. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays at 8:15 a.m. prior to Mass.
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Purpose: Dedication, friendliness and willingness to help others and serve the Lord.
Responsibilities: Welcome, show comfort, assist and serve the priest and those attending Mass.
Time Commitment: Assigned to a specific Mass on a rotating schedule.