Liturgy & Worship

Altar Servers

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.

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

Download Altar Server Schedule: August 10th thru October 18th

Altar Society

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.

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

Training for NEW Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be Sunday, November 10th. Meet for the 12:15 pm Mass followed by training and commissioning. Call Sandra Lackas to register in advance and receive your training materials prior to the day 772-532-5230 or email: slackas@bellsouth.net

Communion at Mass

Purpose: A devotion to Jesus and the belief that He is fully present in the Eucharist.

Responsibilities: Distribution of the Eucharist at our liturgies.

Time Commitment: Varies depending on schedule. Training is provided quarterly.

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

Homebound Ministry & Hospital Ministry

Purpose: Compassion, kindness and love of the Eucharist.

Responsibilities: Distribution of the Holy Eucharist to parishioners who are confined to their homes and the hospital. You choose which area to serve.

Time Commitment: As desired. Training, commissioning and background screening provided.

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

Nursing Home Ministry

Talents Needed: Compassion, kindness, love of the Eucharist.

Responsibilities: Distribution of the Holy Eucharist to parishioners who are in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Time Commitment: As desired. Training, commissioning and background screening provided.

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

Lectors

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.

Contact: Millie Del Grosso, 772-713-0531, E: MillieDelG@gmail.com

Lector Tips: Liturgy of the Word

Music

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.

Contact: Dolores Mark, Music Director at 772-562-2029; E: dmark@sthelenvero.org

Ushers

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.

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