Holy Family uses a program called Ministry Scheduler Pro to manage the schedules for all ministry positions. To view a video tutorial of how to use the Ministry Scheduler Pro site, click here: How To Use Ministry Scheduler Pro. Further help can be found with these tutorials or by contacting Paul Stiller.
Liturgical Ministries at Holy Family:
Sacristans can be individuals or families that help Father by setting up before the weekend and Holy Day masses. Our sacristans take care of setting out the hosts and wine as well as organize everything that Father needs during mass such as cups, purificators, crosses for Eucharistic ministers, etc on the credence table. There is a clear set of instructions along with pictures so you know exactly what is needed. You will be trained by a current sacristan.
Lectors – Lay persons can help with the proclamation of the scriptures at daily and Sunday Mass. A strong voice and the ability to convey the meaning of the scriptures is necessary.
Ushers – Ushers help with the orderly flow of Communion and taking up the Sunday offerings. They may also assist in handing out materials. They are trained by Fred Ernstberger.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist – Eucharistic ministers are commissioned to help with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. They are not scheduled but rather serve as needed on a volunteer basis. Extraordinary Ministers must be confirmed.
Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist Guidelines
Eucharistic Ministers for the Homebound and Hospitalized – Some Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic take the Eucharist to parishioners who cannot come to Sunday Mass and who do not have family members who can take the Eucharist to them. Times and days are worked out between the EMoE and the parishioner. If this is something that interests you, please go to our web site under forms. Click on Liturgical Ministry, Extraordinary Minister and fill out that form; then send it in to the parish office.
Youth servers are chosen from boys and girls from 5th – 8th grade; they assist at the altar during Mass and for other liturgical devotions. High school youth are also invited to serve. Youth servers are trained twice a year by Keith Henderson.
Adult servers assist at the altar for Sunday Eucharist, weekday Masses and funerals.
Altar Server Guidelines
Greeters – Women and men of our parish greet the faithful with a smile and kind word as they arrive.
Music Ministry – Pastoral musicians are trained to lead the congregation in sung praise, proclaim the scriptures in song, and provide accompaniment. Musicians are trained and schedule by our Director of Music Ministry. More details about the music ministry can be found HERE.