Where are you called to serve?

Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist: Responsible for helping the priest and deacon to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at each Mass.  A person interested in this ministry must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Ministry Registration Form

Altar Server:Both boys and girls are invited to start serving at the beginning of their fifth grade year.  Training is typically done in the late Fall or it can be done anytime by appointment.  Servers assist at the Lord’s table on weekends, Holy Day Masses and for children in the St. John Vianney school they can also serve at all school Masses. Ministry Registration Form

Lector:  Proclaim the Word of God during the Liturgy of the Word.  The ability to read well in front of large groups, a commitment to preparation and a willingness to proclaim the Word to the assembly are required.  Materials to assist in preparation are provided to each lector. Ministry Registration Form

Ministers of Hospitality: Create a hospitable environment before Mass by welcoming people, helping with coats and direction, and assistance with finding seating.  They also help with the offertory collection, processional directions, handing out bulletins and anything else that affects the well-being of the worshipers.  Individuals, couples, families are all eligible for this ministry. Ministry Registration Form

Sacristan:  Work behind the scenes to ensure that our liturgies run smoothly.  They prepare the sacred vessels, linens and vestments needed for the liturgy and also clean and put away all items afterwards. Ministry Registration Form

Music Ministry: The music ministry is composed of two choirs, numerous cantors and accompanists.  The music ministries help lead the assembly in singing.  This can include prelude music before Mass, hymns, Mass parts and the Responsorial Psalm.  With One Voice choir practices on Thursday evenings and Spirit Wind choir practices on Tuesday evenings.  The choirs usually sing two to three times a month at both Saturday and Sunday Masses at St. John Vianney. 

Art and Environment:  Responsible for the decorating of the church especially during key seasons such as Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter.  

Children’s Liturgy of the WordAn opportunity for children grades K-3 to be dismissed during the 10 AM Mass and gather with leaders to hear the Word of God in an age appropriate setting.  If you enjoy working with children this is a ministry for you.  Artists, Musicians are also needed for this ministry.

Parish Nursery: The parish nursery is located in the lower level of the church and is available during the 10 AM Mass on Sundays, September – May.  This valuable service, offered by volunteers to the young families who attend Mass, is open to all children approximately 9 months through 4 years old.  Adult and Youth volunteers are always needed to supervise the nursery during Mass.  Volunteers are required to have a background check and attend Safe Environment training.