The Worship Ministry creates an irresistible environment where everyone can experience God’s love wherever they are on their spiritual journey. It is responsible for welcoming, information sharing, helping visitors find ways to connect with the parish, and fostering friendly relationships so that all feel accepted and enjoy being together. Ways to get involved:
The Altar Servers assist the priest during Mass by participating in the entrance procession, presentation of the gifts, setting the altar as well as holding the prayer books. They serve during weekend liturgies, special celebrations, weddings and funerals. Servers must have received First Eucharist prior to training for this ministry.
Baptismal Robe Seamstress
These ministers sew the Baptismal robes for infants and stoles for older children and adults to be used for Baptism.
The Sacred Heart Children’s Choir learns appropriate music for the liturgy, seasons of the church and fundamentals ofsinging during rehearsals in a fun and safe environment. Children in grades 1-6 are welcome to use their musical gifts to praise God.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are entrusted with the special responsibility of helping the priest distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. They are also available to bring Communion to those who are homebound and in local nursing homes. Training is provided.
Once inside the building, the greeters go ahead and add words to the welcome. Their goal is to greet everyone who comes through any of the doors, demonstrating enthusiasm for their presence.
Do you play the piano, guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, electric guitar, bass, trumpet, drums or any instrument that will make a joyful noise? If so, consider lending your talent to the parish!
Leader of Song
The Leader of Song serves the assembly by leading sacred songs, the responsorial psalm and Mass parts. Leaders must have a good singing voice and the willingness to sing in front of an assembly.
Members of this ministry strive to create a liturgical environment representing the deep respect for Christ in the Holy Eucharist as well as reflecting the feasts and celebrations in the cycle of the liturgical year. Volunteers with artistic or interior design skills are needed to create a pleasing and meaningful environment.
Martha & Mary Ministry
This group of men and women is responsible for the cleanliness of the sacred vessels, candles and brass, linens, and vestments. They ensure that the church remains a beautiful
and appropriate environment in which the parish community can worship.
Members of this ministry coordinate the audio and visual aspects of the liturgy to the large screen from a laptop using a PowerPoint slideshow.
Readers of The Word
These men, women and young parishioners proclaim the scriptures during Mass. They devote time and preparation to understanding the Word of God so that all may hear
and be open to God transforming their lives. Readers of the Word require good reading skills. Junior readers must have received First Eucharist.
The Sacred Heartbeats is the contemporary praise and worship group at Sacred Heart, they use a mix of mainstream contemporary music along with traditional arrangements to lead the congregation in worship. The
group includes cantors, guitars, bass, and percussion. Our primary goals are to touch the hearts of all Mass participants for the better, attract the lost, and build disciples through music.
Those who would like to participate in the liturgical music ministry but can only do so on a limited basis are encouraged to join the Seasonal Choirs that sing at Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter.
These parishioners assist in maintaining the orderly movement and seating of the assembly before and during the liturgies. They collect the weekly offering, take attendance and select parishioners who will bring the gifts forward to the altar at the offertory.
Parishioners with experience using video cameras, or a willingness to learn, are needed to record the Saturday Mass. The recording is then broadcast to the homebound so they can participate in the Mass and hear the word of God in their home on Sunday mornings.
The Worship Ministry is the voice of the parishioners regarding the liturgical life of the Sacred Heart community, gathering input and feedback from the parish and then working to enhance the liturgical experience. The team also collaborates in the planning of major parish liturgical and seasonal celebrations.