The role of the Liturgy &
Spirituality Committee is to assess the needs that pertain to
the development of the spiritual life of the community.
Spirituality is the spiritual input that nurtures the spiritual
life of the Christian, and includes various forms of prayer and
liturgy. As the Committee carries out the Bishop’s guidelines on
liturgy, and follows guidelines set down by the Archdiocese and
the parish, they hope to provide liturgy that is prayerful and
meaningful. The Committee is composed of the pastor, and all
liturgical ministry chairpersons. These are men and women who
witness to the faith by proclaiming God’s word at liturgical
assemblies. Special training is necessary to perform this
They are chosen men, women and
youth (junior and senior), who are entrusted with administering
the Eucharist, and taking communion to the sick. A special
Orientation Program is conducted for all new Eucharistic
The Servers’ Program is open to
any St. Mary’s boy or girl from 6th grad through 12th
grade. Permission of parents or guardian is requested, and
faithful commitment to their responsibility is expected.
They are the official hosts of
the parish community. Their crucial function is welcoming and
hosting at all weekend masses, and other liturgical events. This
ministry is open to men, women, and youth (junior and seniors).
These men and women have the
important task of greeting all persons as they enter the church
at all weekend masses. This ministry is open to men, women, and
youth (junior and seniors).
Through the constant vigilance
of these people, the church and other areas (sacristies and
sanctuary) are carefully cleaned and kept in order.
This person attends Pastoral
Council meetings and informs this group of any important events
or changes discussed or proposed by the Liturgy & Spirituality
(Please contact any of these
persons if you have questions or concerns. They will be happy to
help in any way they can.)
The Liturgy Planning Committee
meets on a regular basis. The Liturgy chairperson and men,
women, and youth of the parish have the function of planning the
parish Sunday and Holy Day liturgies, and other liturgical
celebrations throughout the year.
It is composed of men, women,
and high school youth of the parish. The choir sings once or
twice a month at weekend liturgies, and other special events
(excluding summer months).
Cantors & Organists
Cantors (leaders of song)
are men and women who help the congregation sing, and add to the
beauty and prayerfulness of the liturgy.
Organists work with the
cantors in leading the congregation in song. By practice and
dedication, their music makes liturgy prayerful and meaningful.
It is composed of musicians and
singers who lead the parish in sacred song. This group ministers
once or twice a month at parish weekend masses and other special
Junior High and High School
Youth are invited to be a part of this group. The Choir sings
for special events in the parish.
Is St. Mary’s newest musical
group. All men and women, young and old, are invited to become a
part of the Bell Ringers. The “Bells of St. Mary’s” ring at
special liturgies and seasons of the church year.
Evangelism Committee Vocations- The Evangelization
Committee is a group of St. Mary's parishioners who come
together to help plan and reach out to those around us. We reach
out to the inactive/alienated Catholics and un-churched to come
share our Catholic faith. Pamphlets, books, and other items are
available to assist parishioners to reach out to others.