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MINISTRIES

Altar Servers
Eucharistic Ministers
Music Ministry
Lectors
Greeters
Ministry of Care

Bereavement Committee

ALTAR SERVERS

An Altar Server's duties consist of assisting the Priest during mass.

Qualifications
    An active member of the parish community who is fully initiated into the Catholic faith.
    An ability to express reverence and service through a quiet attention to duties.

    An ability to pay attention and remember the procedures during each part of mass.

If interested in becoming an Altar Server, please call the St. Anthony Parish office at
857-0490.


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

The Eucharistic Minister distributes the most Holy Eucharist under the appearance of bread and wine to the communicants of St. Anthony's Parish.

Qualifications
    Have an attitude of loving service
    Must have received the sacrament of Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation
    Must be a registered member of the parish


Please see Father Reggie if you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister.


MUSIC MINISTRY  ♫

The objective of the Music Ministry is to proclaim God's word using meaningful music and song.  The responsibilities are to support celebration on a regular basis and prepare for your ministry role (i.e. cantor, choral member or instrumentalist)

Qualifications
    Past experience is not required for general choral work. 
    Specific music capabilities are needed for cantor, soloists, and instrumentalists.
    Length of commitment of one year or for holidays.

Days & Times Needed - Regular rehearsals, weekend Masses, holidays, and special Liturgies with rehearsal.

Training - On-going rehearsals and optional music workshops, when offered.

Please see Louis Philippe if you would like to join the music ministry.



LECTORS

A Lector proclaims the scripture readings with conviction, meaning, and clarity.  They will be a herald of good news of Jesus Christ at weekend, Holy day, and other liturgies.

Qualifications
Voice suitable for presentations
Catholic Christian conviction founded on committed relationship with Christ
Desire to grow in that relation through studying and praying the word
Desire to make that word come alive in the liturgy for the parish community
Commitment to obtain and improve one's oral interpretation (Lectoring) skills through workshops and ongoing   practice.


GREETERS

A Greeter is a person who greets the parishioners at the door and is available to assist the parishioners if they have any problems.

Qualifications
    Enjoys meeting people
    Extend a welcoming hand in the name of the church
    Person should be outgoing

 

If interested in becoming a Greeter, please contact the Parish Office.


MINISTRY OF CARE

The Ministry of Care are representatives from the St. Anthony's Parish who reach out to members of the parish community who are unable to attend Mass. The Ministry of Care reaches out to these members by bringing them the Eucharist or just visiting.   They cover several locations and residents, including the Barron Center, Springbrook, St. Joseph's Manor, Vet's Home, Fall Brook, Larrabee Village, Dolly Farm, and Private Homes.

Qualifications
    A person who is comfortable and at ease with the sick and dying
    A person who has a lot of patience
    A person who has a strong commitment to fulfill their duties


 

If you would like to join this ministry, please contact the Parish Office. 


BEREAVEMENT COMMITTEE

The Bereavement Ministry is comprised of parishioners who wish to give support to the families who have lost a loved one. 

Qualifications
    A person who wishes to bake or cook for the funeral and can have it delivered the day of the funeral
    A person who wishes to help in serving, fellowship, and care for the family during the funeral luncheon

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