The Liturgical Ministries assist the Pastor with the coordination of all aspects of our parish liturgical celebration. Our goal is to foster full and active participation by the community in all of our liturgies. The committee consists of representatives of each of our sub-committees as well as some at-large members. We meet once a month (usually the first Tuesday at 7pm) for our regular meeting and sometimes have extra meetings for training, planning and environmental setup. The following is a list of volunteer opportunities:
Washing and ironing of Purificators and Corporals and other Altar and Sacristy items used during our Masses on a weekly basis. If you can help please contact Pat Winner - 615-2759.
Children who assist the presider with the conduct of Mass. They must have received their First Communion in order to serve in this Ministry. Training sessions are provided for this ministry. For more information contact Deacon Mike Johnson - 479-1010
Environment and Art
Plan, design, make or purchase the appropriate flowers, banners, linens, etc. for use in setup the liturgical environment in the church and commons to enhance our worship for each liturgical season (in particular Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter). If you are interested please contact Marilou Huling - 553-7385
This Liturgy committee reviews the needs of each liturgical season to decide on the associated decisions for worship planning and help with the set-up and conduct of our various liturgies. They also try to set the tone for Liturgy based on the Liturgical season and give recommendations to Music and Art and Environment. If you are interested please contact Deacon Mike Johnson - 479-1010.
Lectors - proclaimers of God's Word, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist - sharing the Body and Blood of Christ for Communion and Ushers - Ministers of Hospitality. These are the people that visibly serve the community during Mass. A proper understanding and reverence for Liturgy are required to serve in these ministries. Training sessions for these ministries are held 3 or 4 times per year. If you are interested please contact the associated coordinators: Lectors - Deacon John Kren - 479-8956; Eucharistic Ministers - Diane Hruska - 615-3895; Ushers - Steve Schlossberg - 927-5317
The St. Mark Music Ministry
Provides music for all three weekend Liturgies:
The Music Ministry supports Funerals, Weddings, and special Liturgies. Music is selected with support from a Liturgical Committee that takes into account the Liturgical Readings, the Pastor's thematic message, and the ability and availability of the musicians. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7pm.
Mark Smeland is our Music Coordinator and Vikki Ignacio our Liturgical Musician. You can contact them after any of the weekend Masses.