Ministry Volunteer Form  Liturgical Ministry Schedules

Altar Servers

This Ministry is open to both children and adults.

Children who have made their First Communion are able to volunteer. Training is available until the child is comfortable assisting the Priest during Mass. A new Altar Server is always scheduled with an experienced one.

This is also a great opportunity for service hours.

There are also opportunities for adults to be Altar Servers. Adult Servers are needed for Funeral Services held during the week and school year. Adults wear their own clothing, and do not wear the robes while they serve. If you are interested in this Ministry and would like to be trained, we will arrange a training session.

For more information contact the Parish Office at 708-301-6246

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

This ministry assists with the smooth and reverent distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. You must be at least 16 years of age.

When Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion distribute into the outstretched hands of the assembly, they invite the assembly to receive the Body and Blood of Christ. They challenge the assembly to become it as well.

You are invited to serve the Body of Christ at the Eucharistic table.

For more information contact the Parish Office at 708-301-6246

Lector

The Lector/Reader proclaims the Word of God from the Old and New Testaments at Sunday and Holy Day Masses. There is an initial training session (and one training/prayer session each year) and Lectors are asked to take a little time to prepare and read the Scripture before Mass.

Books containing all the readings, with explanations as well as some word pronunciations are available for $10.00.

For more information contact the Parish Office at 708-301-6246

Sacristan

The Sacristan prepares the Church for the celebration of the Eucharist by placing all the required vessels, books and hosts in their assigned positions prior to the start of Mass. At the end of Mass, the Sacristan stores all items in their proper places.

To aid the Sacristan, there is a checklist in the Narthex for pre- and post- duties.

For more information contact the Parish Office at 708-301-6246

Usher

The Usher Ministry is a great way to serve your fellow Parishioners and guests. This Ministry is available to all Parishioners, men and women, from high school age and up.

The duties of an Usher include seating the Congregation, organizing the collection as well as bringing it up at the Preparation, facilitating an orderly procession during the Eucharist, distribution of the Bulletin and set up and take down of extra chairs when needed.

These tasks are simple, but essential in ensuring that everyone feels welcome and comfortable in our Church.

For more information contact the Parish Office at 708-301-6246

Council of Catholic Women

We are the women of the parish. We come in all sizes, shapes and ages that come together, enjoy each other’s company, dedicate our time and share our ideas in the hope of making our parish a better one. At meetings, our main goal is to discuss the needs of the parish. In dedicating our time, it gives us a sense of fulfillment and we know that our efforts are all worthwhile.

Every month we have a bake sale for a special project or group. We have supported: Daybreak, Parish Picnics, Friends of the Orphans, Blanket for Buddies, Lockport Fish Pantry, Santa’s Breakfast, Raffle Baskets, Easter Egg-stravaganza and Trunk or Treat.

Our projects are a group effort and because of that, we can do some amazing things.

For more information contact the Parish Office at 708-301-6246

Knights of Columbus

If you are a practical Catholic man, age 18 or older, we welcome you to join the leading organization of Catholic laymen.

Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life.

As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our top-rated insurance program to protect your family.

For more information contact the Parish Office at 708-301-6246