Summary: Provides boys and girls fourth grade and older to assist the priest at Mass and other religious services.
Responsibilities: Dependability, assist priests at Mass, reverence in performing duties, respectful of people around you.
Time Commitment: Each server is scheduled for a weekend Mass approximately every third week. Teams are rotated so that servers are not assigned the same Mass all of the time. St. Helen students serve weekday Masses during the school year four to five times per year. Servers attending other schools serve weekday Masses during the summer. New server training is forty minutes, one day per week for eight weeks.
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 Wednesday evenings prior to upcoming celebrations as needed.
Children’s Choir: Open to all parish children and will serve the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass throughout the school year. Rehearsals at 10:00 a.m. prior to Mass on Sundays.
St. Helen Student Choir: This lively group serves the School Mass. Rehearsals are during lunch period and prior to Mass.
Contemporary Choir: The 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass will blend music from the traditional to the more contemporary selections available from many varied composers. Rehearsals are on Sundays at 3:30 p.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.