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Ministry Spotlight

A big THANK YOU to all who help in our various ministries.

ABOUT THE GREETER MINISTRY ...
Greeting is an active service to parishioners and visitors. It requires that you arrive to Mass early with a welcoming spirit, friendly smile and a hand eager to greet all who attend Mass.   A 20 minute overview and training is required. Once trained, you will be scheduled for the Mass you prefer.   You will be asked to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled Mass to begin your ministry. This is a great family ministry, so invite your spouse, children, parents, or friends to join.

WHAT MOLLY WANTED TO SHARE... 
I enjoy people and it is a great way to start Mass!   I am able to see many parishioners this way, some that I may not otherwise see, and our parish community becomes more familiar to me. I have been able to help people as they enter church for Mass by providing direction and I like to think that I help make them feel comfortable. I feel closer to God – it is a great feeling to offer fellow parishioners and visitors a smile and a hello and a great feeling to receive a smile and hello in return.   Sometimes I even get a hug!  

 

Do you have a willingness to serve in this way?
Please contact Barrett Grove, Coordinator of Liturgical Ministries, at:
CALL: 715-425-1870  ext. 108
EMAIL: liturgy@stbparish.com 
OR: Completing a connect WITH US card located in the pew and then drop at the desk.

 


USHERING

ABOUT THIS MINISTRY...

Ushering is an active service to parishioners and visitors by welcoming and assisting all joining us for Sunday Mass. It requires that you arrive to Mass early with a welcoming spirit and a hand eager to help others. Your primary roles are to help with seating people, participate in obtaining collection during the Presentation of the Gifts, and Communion flow. 

A 30 minute overview and training is required. Once trained, you will be scheduled for the Mass you prefer.  You will be asked to arrive 20 minutes before Mass begins and stay about 10 minutes after Mass ends.  

This ministry is open to anyone high school age or older.

WHAT KEN WANTED TO SHARE...

Ushering is one of the best ways to give of my time and fill an essential need during Masses. I feel a need to give willingly of my time to God. Helping our congregation gives me the satisfaction of knowing that by assisting them during Mass, I am also assisting them with their ability to worship our Lord.

My spirituality is nourished when I take the time to usher. I go away after each Mass with a spiritual and emotional feeling of completion. 

Saint Matthew wrote that Jesus said, “To help the needy is to help me.”  Know that you can help others by ushering and serve God at the same time. 

Do you have a willingness to serve in this way?
Please contact Barrett Grove, Coordinator of Liturgical Ministries, at:
CALL: 715-425-1870  ext. 108
EMAIL: liturgy@stbparish.com 
OR: Completing a connect WITH US card located in the pew and then drop at the desk.

ALTAR SERVING

ABOUT THIS MINISTRY... 
This ministry is open to those in fifth through twelfth grade. Duties include helping Father, preparing the altar, receiving the gifts, and setting a good example by participating in the Mass. Servers will become more familiar with the Mass and learn to work as a team.

About a 1 hour training session is required. Once trained, servers will be scheduled for the Mass time preferred. On average, servers serve about once per month.

WHAT FAYE WANTED TO SHARE... 
What I like most about being an altar server is how much you get to learn about the Mass. It taught me to pay a little more attention to everything that happens and then, even when I'm not serving, I remember the importance of every little part in the Mass and it connects me even better to the Mass and to God.

To anyone considering this ministry I would say that it is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people who share your faith and it can really increase your understanding of the mass and how important it is. It's a great way to get involved and new people are always welcome!

Do you have a willingness to serve in this way? 
Please contact Barrett Grove, Coordinator of Liturgical Ministries:
CALL 715-425-1870 ext. 108, EMAIL: liturgy@stbparish.com
OR complete a 'Connect WITH US' card located in the pew and then dropping it off at the information desk.

BUSY BAG CARETAKING

ABOUT THIS MINISTRY...

Organize, maintain, and clean the Busy Bags that are used by the families with small children during Mass. This generally takes about a 1 hour commitment each week. Busy Bags are picked up any time after the last Mass on Sunday, cleaned and returned prior to the 5pm Mass on Saturday. This is a great family ministry!

WHAT KRISTIN WANTED TO SHARE... 
We know that God and the church need our help to build a strong faith community. We talk about what it means to serve the Lord and why it is important and that we help families like ours have a more spiritual and healthy Mass experience. Our work in this ministry is quick, easy and purposeful.

Thank you to all of our current Busy Bag Caretakers!

Do you have a willingness to serve in this way? 
Please contact Lynn Simons, Connection Minister by: 
calling: 715-425-1879 ext. 109, or
emailing: connections@stbparish.com, or
by: completing a "Connect With Us" card located in the pew and then dropping it at the information desk.


VIDEO MINISTRY

ABOUT THIS MINISTRY...

This ministry provides video feed to the overflow areas of church during Mass and a recording of the Mass for our sick and shut-ins.

This ministry is open to men and women who are high school age or older. A 45 minute overview and training of our video equipment is required. Once trained, you will have a short mentor-ship then put onto a schedule for the Mass you prefer. You are asked to arrive about 20 minutes before Mass, and you may need to stay about 10 minutes after Mass ends.

Those interested in this ministry are very welcome to come back to the video box to talk with an operator or watch us video.

WHAT ROBB WANTED TO SHARE...
Many people are needed to help at mass and other ministries from which I benefit. I felt called to do my share. Then I am not just a "receiver" but also a "doer".

I feel like I have helped out and given someone who might not otherwise be able to get to mass or hear a homily at least the chance to view it and feel more like a part of the parish community.

Do you have a willingness to serve in this way? 
Please contact Barrett Grove, Coordinator of Liturgical Services by calling: 715-425-1870 ext. 109, emailing: Liturgy@stbparish.com, or by completing a "Connect With Us" card located in the pew. The card can be dropped off at the information desk.