Ministries

Liturgical Ministriesmass

If you have questions, need additional information, or wish to become involved in one of the following ministries, please contact Robin Lamb  in the parish office. Ext. *819 unless otherwise noted.

Ushers share responsibility in the ministry of hospitality. Their presence in the gathering space before Mass is to greet visitors as they arrive and escort them to their seats.  Ushers help distribute necessary materials, assist gift bearers during the Offertory and also handle the collection of money.

Lectors proclaim the Word of God. The most effective sign of a good reader is a person reading with life, energy, intelligence and enthusiasm.

Eucharistic Ministers share the bread and cup and themselves with each person who approaches them. Their ministry is one of hospitable, personal presence in service to the celebrating assembly. *Diocesan training a prerequisite.

Funeral Team made up of our senior parish members, only because they are more frequently home during the daytime hours. This ministry assists during the funeral liturgy as greeter, server, Eucharistic minister and lector.  Training is provided.  Please contact LeAnn & Dennis Wessling 741-1219 for more information.

Servers have a primary role to help prepare the worship service, lead the people in prayer and assist as a minister during communion. Girls and boys ages 11 and above are welcome to be trained as servers. Please contact Mike Koll 746-6349.

Art and Environment is a collaborative ministry working together to aesthetically and visually enhance our parish celebration. A lot of physical energy is required and a good sense of liturgy.

Music Ministers are all those who make music for worship: choir director, organist, pianist, cantor, choir members, and other instrumentalists. All these pastoral musicians need to be competent in their art, skilled in their understanding and sense of the liturgy and able to model and inspire Christian faith.

Hand Bell Choir is an exciting way to learn to read music and become an active participant in liturgy. Hand bells are fun to play for all ages.

 

Pastoral Ministry and Care

Communion for the Hospitalized  Through combining efforts the churches north of the river bring the Eucharist to the hospital on rotating days.  PLEASE NOTE: Hospitals (NKC Hospital included) will no longer list your name if you have not requested it at admitting on the visitor list (due to privacy rule). If you are going to the hospital and want communion, please call the parish office.

Communion for the Homebound  Our homebound parishioners, those unable to be with us at weekend Liturgies, are visited by volunteer lay ministers on Sundays or another day of the week if preferred . Please call the parish office if you would like to volunteer to take Communion to the homebound or if you or another parishioner would like to receive Communion.

 

Social Concerns

Hope and Healing after Abortion  Project Rachel is a ministry which strives to reach out to those suffering from the aftermath of abortion.  Trained, nonjudgmental staff walk will walk with you on your journey to forgiveness, mercy and peace after an abortion.  Project Rachel offers: small healing groups, one-on-one counseling ,a web-based healing study, a weekend healing retreat.  Project Rachel ministers to women and men who are hurting from an abortion.  All contacts are confidential.  Click here for more information on Project Rachel’s healing ministry.   Click here for more information on Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats.

Phone: 816-591-3804   Email: projectrachel@diocesekcsj.org

Ministry for People with Disabilities  All are welcome into God’s family! Our mission is to provide pastoral care, emotional support, information and referral services and assistance to individuals with disabilities and their family members in meeting their needs. We want to open the doors to participation by educating and sensitizing the parish about its’ responsibility to be inclusive of all its’ members.

Nottingham Society  Our volunteers gather food and maintain a pantry to serve those who come our way with emergency food assistance. We serve the Northland in particular.  Generous parishioners and friends enable us also to send extra non-perishable items to other parts of the city.   Because of monetary donations we are able to help some who are struggling with emergency utility and rent assistance. The need is great. Contact Susan in the Parish Office on the ways you can help.