ALTAR LINEN CARE – Fran Aton at 759-0848
Altar Linen Care has the responsibility of washing and ironing the altar linens and washing the altar servers’ white surplices and cassocks. We welcome new volunteers. If you feel called to serve Our Lord and our Parish through this Ministry, please call for more information .
ALTAR SERVERS – Deacon Neil Legner
Altar servers actively participate and assist the priest in the celebration of the Mass. Girls and boys in the second semester of 4th grade are welcomed to join us. Training sessions are provided for all new servers after the application form is completed and returned to Deacon Neil Legner. For more information please contact Deacon Neil (312) 622-3977 / Michelle Ryan (813) 752-7977.
ART & ENVIRONMENT
Art & Environment Worship Team creates a Worship environment that promotes full, conscious and active participation in the Liturgy. Designs, implements and maintains the Liturgical environment according to the Seasons and Feasts during the Liturgical year. Creative, artistic, floral arranger, seamstress, spiritual, green thumb, can lift and move small items are some of the gifts needed to work in Art & Environment. Work is often on Fridays after morning Mass. Extra helpers needed during Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. For more information contact Denise Futch (813) 774 1813.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION– Bill Parolini (813) 986-2059 (English) / Raul Angeles (Spanish)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the ordained minister in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist at Masses and at visitations to the sick and homebound. Training is provided after the approval process is completed.
Ushers greet and welcome everyone coming to our parish prior to Mass. They also assist during and after Mass. Duties include taking up the collection, guiding the congregation to Communion, handing out bulletins, finding a family to bring up the Gifts, picking up after Mass, and seating all parishioners and guests as best they can.
LITURGY COMMITTEE – Jackson Reeves (813) 752-8251, ext. 308
Meets monthly to discuss, plan and evaluate all liturgies, prayer services and sacramental celebrations which occur throughout the year (Ministries involved: Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters, Music Ministry, Readers & Ushers).
MUSIC MINISTRY: –
English: Marc Pequignot, Director of Liturgy, ext. 308, [email protected]
Spanish: Piedad Mendoza, Music Director, ext. 315, [email protected]
It is the Music Ministry’s mission to support the congregation in their worship through song. The Music Ministry does this by selecting appropriate songs and leading the congregation in song. This is our true role as music ministers—to support and enhance the worship experience for the congregation — because the congregation is the true choir of our church and to sing is to pray twice!
There are a number of opportunities to help lead our church in song. Voices are welcomed at all the English and Spanish masses. Instrumentalists are in demand at Masses. We also need help with projecting the songs and prayers during the Mass — which is just another way of leading the congregation on song and prayer. So, as you can see — whether you feel you can sing or not — there is a place for you in the Music Ministry.
English choir practice is held on Wednesday nights—7:00pm—in the practice room. Please contact Piedad Mendoza for the Spanish choir rehearsal days and times.
If you are interested or have questions, please come up after Mass and talk to the music director or one of the members of the choir.
READERS: – Nicole and James Villa (813) 763-3840 or [email protected] /Ericka Arriaga (813) 704-8638 (Español)
Those who serve in the Ministry of Reader share a great responsibility with other liturgical ministers to prepare and reflect on the readings, in an effort to enhance the assembly’s experience of the liturgy.
Sacristans are responsible for the physical needs at every Mass, preparing the altar, sacred vessels, setting out the bread and wine and ensuring the lectionary is set properly and that the credence table is properly prepared.
SIGHT & SOUND – Chuck Luke (813) 943-5232