The youth of our parish participate in the Mass by serving on the altar during Masses. Those in the fourth grade or older and having com-pleted their First Communion are encouraged to participate in this ministry. Incoming servers are trained before they are placed into active ministry.
Those who serve as part of this ministry have the responsibility of maintaining the proper respect and care in distributing the Body
(Host) and the Blood (Wine) during the celebration of Mass and bring Holy Communion to the sick and homebound. Candidates for this ministry must be approved through the Archdiocesan Office. Any confirmed adult can apply.
Margaret Guilford (5:00 PM Saturdays) – 451-3034
Pam Luebbe (10:15 AM Sundays) – 426-4497
Betty Harrison (8:00 AM Sundays) – 584-5565 ext. 10 firstname.lastname@example.org
This ministry assists in weekend Liturgies by presenting the bread and wine to the priest at the Offertory time of the Mass. Individuals and families are invited to participate in this ministry.
Lectors are called to proclaim the Word of God at liturgical celebrations. Lectors must be reverent and prepared to proclaim the Word properly and succinctly during each reading. In preparation for each assignment, lectors are encouraged to research the reading and to proclaim it with the same zeal as the apostles. Lectors are notified of when they are scheduled to read and are provided a workbook so they can prepare for the reading properly. All practicing Catholics who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to participate in this ministry. Special arrangements are made for youth and children's liturgies.
Sacristans assist the priest in preparing the church for Mass. Duties include assisting with the overall facilitation of liturgies, preparation and clean-up. Parishioners may express their interest in becoming sacristans by notifying Betty Harrison. Sacristan training is offered periodically.
Ushers / Greeters
Bill Westerfield – 266-6373
Ushers serve our community by faithfully opening doors, “directing traffic”, answering questions, collecting the offertory, and fulfilling other duties during each weekend Mass. In addition, ushers do much to make the parish community a welcoming place to visitors as well as longtime members. Both men and women are welcome to assist with this ministry.
High-quality music by competent individuals and groups not only enhances enjoyment but more significantly leads to “full, active, and conscious” participation, the primary goal for our liturgies. Our adult choir, cantors, and organist make this happen.
The Choir sings at the 10:15 AM Mass all Sundays, except during Au-gust. They rehearse twice monthly and have a brief “warm up” at 9:45 AM on Sundays. We always welcome new members who love to sing. Ability to sing and desire to lend another voice to fine music is what it takes. Our choir members truly enjoy and can be rightly proud of their contribution.
The 5:00 PM Mass on Saturdays is a cantored Mass. Good cantors provide vital support for all congregational singing. New cantors are welcome.
The Director of Music helps family members plan the music for Funeral Liturgies of a loved one. The Director also meets with each bride and groom months before their wedding to let them choose the mu-sic for their wedding.
Additional instrumentalists on a regular or special-occasion basis can add something special to enhance the liturgy. If you play an instrument, please contact us.
Roberta Rosenbaum, Chairperson – 228-9199
On the first Wednesday of each month, you can find a group of ladies at the Noon Mass sitting together in the front on the left hand side of church. This is the monthly gathering of the St. Brigid Altar Society with the intention of this Mass devoted to the living and deceased members of the group. After Mass the ladies have lunch together and enjoy the social benefits of membership. The dues for member-ship are only $10 per year. The group uses the membership funds to purchase the altar breads from the Carmelite Nuns to be used in all the Masses at our church. The Society also devotes some of their funds to have two Masses said when a member passes away. In addition, the Altar Society honors the priests and staff members at St. Brigid with a Christmas gift in gratitude for their services and devo-tion to our parish.
The Bereavement Committee is an expression of sympathy from the St. Brigid Parish when a parishioner has a death in their immediate family. Parish volunteers bring dishes of food to the parish hall and also serve a meal to the bereaved family upon request.
This committee provides support for creating and maintaining an appropriate, reverent and prayerful environment in St. Brigid’s church sanctuary. Ordinary Time, Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter are celebratory seasons, and the appropriate décor is added to set a mood for the liturgical seasons. The goal of all decorations is to foster prayer and inspire the faithful to further glorify God. This committee is open to both men and women and generally is assembled to assist with seasonal environment. You don’t need to be artistic just a willingness to “roll up your sleeves” is needed.
Periodically, individuals are invited to work in the Church office assisting with everyday clerical tasks. Computer experience is extremely helpful yet not necessary. Those willing to assist can contact Betty for further details.