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Sunday Mass is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed and the font from which all the Church’s good works flow. The faithful are nourished to work in the world as Christ’s hands, for their friends and families and neighbors, and for those they encounter, whatever their needs may be. From the liturgy, and especially from the Eucharist, as from a fountain, grace is poured upon us. This is how the we are all made holy in Christ. This is how we glorify God.
Please review the many Liturgical and Music Ministry opportunities listed below. Our liturgies depend on your participation, service and spirit and we would be honored if you would share your gifts!
For more information, please contact Fr. Matt Nemchausky, by email or at 708-447-1020, or one of the coordinators listed below.
Liturgical & Music Ministries
Lectors have the ability and willingness to speak and proclaim the Word of God to large groups.
This ministry is open to adult and young adult members of our parish who are willing to read, practice, and reflect on the Scriptures readings before their scheduled Mass.
If interested in becoming a Lector, please contact:
Eucharistic Ministers assist the presider in the distribution of Communion during Mass on Sundays, weekdays, holidays and Holy Days of obligation.
This ministry is open to adult members of our parish who have been Confirmed and are 18 years of age or older. Training is required and provided by the parish.
If interested in joing this ministry, please contact:
Ushers & Greetors
Ushers and greeters:
For more information please contact:
Cantors are entrusted with singing the psalm and other liturgical selections during Mass. Cantors also assist the congregation with song when needed. Additional rehearsals and formation are required.
For more information, please contact any member of our parish Music Ministry Team or talk to us after Mass:
The St. Paul VI Adult Choir welcomes all singers high school age and older. The Choir rehearses weekly and sings three (3) Sundays a month. The Choir also sings for selected holy days and other special events.
Your love of singing and commitment to regular attendance is our only requirement!
For more information about the adult please contact any member of our parish Music Ministry Team or talk to us after Mass:
The St Paul VI Contemporary Ensemble ministers twice a month from September through May. Singers and instrumentalists high school age and older are welcome.
For more information about the Contemporary Ensemble, please contact any member of our parish Music Ministry Team or talk to us after Mass:
Individuals high school age or older who play band or orchestra instruments are welcome to share their gifts with our parish community. Players may choose to assist at liturgy as often as they like.
For more information, please contact:
The Youth Schola is open to children ages 9 to 18. High school students may sing in the Youth Schola or the [link] Adult Choir.
In addition, St Mary School students have opportunities to assist at school liturgies, including as cantors. Please contact Jeanine Watylyk our school liaison to find out more information.
For more information about Children’s Music Ministry, please contact any member of our parish Music Ministry Team or talk to us after Mass:
One of the Spiritual works of mercy is comforting the sorrowful. If you are available in the morning, most often Saturday, the Funeral Choir gives you that opportunity. We lift up our voices in sung prayer, many times when a grieving family is unable to do so. We do sing in harmony, but we welcome anyone who is comfortable singing the melody of a hymn or song. We gather thirty minutes before the funeral mass to review the music. We appreciate anytime you are available to pray with us, no one is expected to be present at every funeral. It is a powerful experience to be present to your neighbors in their time of sorrow. All of us in the funeral choir believe we receive more than we give.
For more information or to join the bereavement choir please contact:
Arts & Environment
Our Arts and Environment is led by a group of dedicated volunteers and is responsible for creating and maintaining a beautiful, reverent, and prayerful environment in our churches, buildings, and offices.
During Christmas and Easter are when this work is the most noticeable, but there other responsibilities year round such as maintaining live plants and keeping the spaces looking vibrant and welcoming year round.
For more information or to help out our Arts & Environment volunteers, please call the parish office at 708-447-1020.
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