Liturgy & Worship

Altar Servers

Summary: Provide 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, and respectful of people around you.

Time Commitment: Weekend Mass approximately every third week. St. Helen students serve weekday Masses during the school year for to five times per year. Servers attending other schools serve Saturday morning Mass and weekday Masses during the summer. Teams are rotated so that servers are not assigned the same Mass all the time. New server training is forty minutes, one day per week for eight weeks.

Contact: Deacon Charles Weir at 772-743-0044, E: weircharles@comcast.net

Altar Society

Summary: Care for and attend to the altars, sanctuary and sacristy areas.

Responsibilities: Work on teams and care for altars, flowers, sanctuary and sacristy; seasonal decoration.

Contact: Karen Egan at 772-567-5660, E: Karen_Egan@att.net or Clare White at 772-567-7064, E: wgeorgeclara@bellsouth.net.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Communion to the Homebound & Hospital

Assist priests in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist to parishioners who are confined to their homes, in the hospital, in a nursing home or in an assisted living facility.

Talents Needed: Compassion, kindness, love of the Eucharist; training and commissioning provided, Diocesan Protecting God’s Children Certification (training and background screening provided).

Contact: Cheryle Mackie at 772-643-5966, E: Camackie@aol.com

Communion at Mass

Distribution of the Eucharist at our Liturgies

Contact: Sandra Lackas at 772-532-5230, E: Slackas@bellsouth.net

Time Commitment: As desired.When & Where: As needed.

Lectors

Summary: 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.

Contact: Millie Del Grosso, 772-713-0531, E: MillieDelG@comcast.net

Music

Summary: St. Helen Music Ministry provides beauty, joy, comfort and inspiration for our liturgies and festive celebrations through the musical gifts, generosity and commitment of our members.

Responsibilities: Participate in practices and various liturgical events.

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 before 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 are Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and at 10:00 a.m. before Mass on Sundays.

St. Helen Student Choir: This lively group serves the School Mass. Rehearsals are during lunch periods twice a week 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. before Mass.

Contact: Dolores Mark, Music Director at 772-562-2029; E: sthmusic@msn.com

Ushers

Summary: 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.

Contact: Art Noriega, 772-473-1433, E: arthurnoriega@icloud.com