Our liturgy is what brings the community together to be in communion with God and each other. Men and women, boys and girls, age 10 through adult, are invited to participate in this important aspect of our common life by taking part in the service. Acolytes learn to light the altar candles, carry the torches in procession, assist the priest at the altar, and carry the processional crosses. No previous experience is needed; training is provided. Contact: Peter Lindsay, Acolyte Coordinator, through the church office at (513) 523-7559 or by email in order to begin service as an acolyte.
Lectors, intercessors, and eucharistic ministers
Scripture, prayer, and the Eucharist are at the center of our common life in the liturgy. Men, women, and young adults are scheduled on a rotating basis to read the lessons and the psalms, to lead the community in the Prayers of the People and to administer the chalice at the 10:30 AM service. Training is provided for these activities. Contact: The Rev. Sara Palmer through the church office at (513) 523-7559 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you may be able to serve.
Oblationists represent the congregation when they are asked to bring the unconsecrated bread and wine to the altar at the Offertory. They also distribute the alms basins to the congregation and bring the basins back to the altar just before the Great Thanksgiving.
Men and women offer their time and talent to serve God in God's house so that the congregation may worship God in the beauty of holiness (Psalm 96:9). The Altar Guild cares for the altar, its furnishings and linens, and the holy vessels used in the Eucharist. The Guild prepares the Sanctuary for each service and members serve regularly on a rotating basis. Preparation usually entails one hour on Saturday morning as well as a half hour after the service. To volunteer to serve on the Altar Guild, contact Ellen Reister through the church office at (513) 523-7559 or email@example.com.
Ushers and Greeters
Ushers make Sunday churchgoers feel welcome, comfortable, and included. Ushers greet parishioners and visitors, hand out bulletins or other things that the worshipers may need. Greeters assist the ushers in extending hospitality to parishioners and visitors as they arrive at the church.
Eucharistic Visitors are members of the parish who become the hands and feet of Jesus to those parishioners who are no longer able to receive the Eucharist at our weekly masses by taking the consecrated bread and wine to them. In addition to sharing the Holy Communion, they pray for those they visit, take information about the parish and its activities and relay weekly announcements to them. Eucharistic Visitors are trained to carry out this important activity.