St. Bernadette Parish

22331 Lourdes Drive, Appleton, WI  54915                                                                                                                                    920-739-4157

 

With enthusiastic spirit and welcoming hearts, we join together in our Catholic Faith to know, 
love and serve God through worship, education, service and mission opportunities for all. 

With enthusiastic spirit and welcoming hearts, we join together in our Catholic Faith to know, 

love and serve God through worship, education, service and mission opportunities for all. 

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday  4:00pm

Sunday   8:30am & 10:30am

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Worship Ministry


Opportunities for parishioners to participate in worship at St Bernadette. For more informatoin please contact Karen Wachuta mwachuta@sbcglobal.net

 

Altar Server

Boys and Girls from grade 4 through high school are encouraged to participate in this ministry. All are schedule regularly for all Sunday liturgies and feasts upon personal choice. Training is provided twice a year.

For more information, contact Mike DeYoung - mddeyoung@new.rr.com 


Art & Environment Committee

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. 

For more information, contact

Terry Jackan - jackan6@new.rr.com or Kathy Wallace - shp2drpmom@new.rr.com 


Cantor

Leads the congregation in song.


Choirs

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.


Eucharistic Minister

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.


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.

For more information, contact Gloria Koth - mgkoth@gmail.com


Funeral Server - Adult

To assist the presider at the altar during the liturgy. Need individuals with a flexible schedule.


Greeter

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.

For more information, contact Millie Mauthe - jmauthe854@aol.com


Instrumentalist

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.

For more information, contact Rich Fercy - richfercy@gmail.com


Sacristan

An individual to oversee the cleanliness and organization of the sacristy.


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.

For more information, contact Scott Boeckman - sboeckman@new.rr.com


Worship & Spiritual Life Committee

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.

For more information, contact Patricia Verbrick - patricia@stmcath.org