Opportunities for parishioners to participate in worship at St Bernadette.
Boys and Girls from grade 4 through high school are encouraged to participate in this ministry. All are scheduled regularly for all Sunday liturgies and feasts upon personal choice. Training is provided twice a year. We welcome adult servers as well as parent-child teams. You are never too old to serve the Lord!
This group shares their time and talents in the decoration and arrangement of the church for the various seasons of the liturgical year and for special celebrations. People with creativity, an appreciation for what is appropriate, and a desire to beautify the church are welcome to help create a worship environment which will assist others to experience Our Lord through symbol and beauty.
Children's Choir - This choir is made up of children in grades 2-6. Liturgies are scheduled monthly and rehearsals are Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm in the church.
Resurrection (Funeral) Choir - This choir ministers at funeral liturgies. Rehearsals and liturgies are as needed. Individuals with a flexible schedule are encouraged to join.
Seraphim Choir - This traditional choir leads the community in singing praise. Rehearsals are at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays.
Renewed Spirits Choir - The emphasis of this choir is contemporary liturgical music. Rehearsals are at 6:30 pm on Thursdays.
Communion from the cup is standard practice at all liturgical gatherings. Therefore, many parishioners are involved in this ministry of distributing the Sacred Bread and wine to members of the assembly. Training is provided and you are scheduled according to your request for the liturgy of choice. Those who have been confirmed are invited to become a part of this ministry. For more information please contact Karen Wachuta email@example.com
Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound
Extend our community spirit to homebound parishioners by respectfully bringing the Eucharist from the Mass and spending a short time in prayer and conversation with them.
To assist the presider at the altar during the liturgy. Need individuals with a flexible schedule.
This group is an extension of the ushers and is also concerned with hospitality. A warm smile and a friendly handshake welcomes all worshipers into our church. While this smiling act may seem incidental, it establishes an atmosphere of welcoming for the whole Liturgy. Families with children, seniors and anyone with a smile is encouraged into this ministry.
Individuals with experience playing instruments are welcome to share their talents. This may include playing in a group or individually.
Lector (Minister of the Word)
Men and women are asked to come forward and be part of this ministry to proclaim God's Word at all weekend liturgies and feasts. Appropriate materials are provided for proper preparation and guidance to help the lector feel comfortable carrying out this important ministry. Those who have been confirmed are invited to become part of this ministry.
An individual to oversee the cleanliness and organization of the sacristy.
Saturday Morning Rosary
We meet on Saturday mornings after Daily Mass, approximately 9:00AM. Anyone is welcome to join, sign up to lead. New to saying the Rosary? Join us on Saturday or contact the Parish Oiffce- we can help!
Usher (Minister of Hospitality)
Men and women, couples, seniors, and young adults are encouraged to be a part of this ministry. Most often it is the usher our guests first encounter when entering our church. Your friendly smile, warm greeting, and extension of hospitality are essential to the image of our parish. The ushers help to locate seats, take collections, usher people to communion, distribute bulletins, tidy up, and secure the church.
The committee meets regularly to plan and provide for the spiritual development of the parish through liturgical celebrations, significant prayer services, and spiritual growth programs. Have ideas or input on how to enhance the liturgy? We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month, September through June. Please join us!