To assist the assembly of the faithful in exercising its baptismal priesthood in celebrating the liturgy, liturgical ministers such as lectors, choir, psalmists, extraordinary ministers of holy Communion, ushers, greeters, etc. are needed. Together with the priest and deacon, these and other ministers serve the liturgical assembly.
Contact: Elizabeth Conner, 513-737-2605, email@example.com.
Anyone grade 6 or older is eligible to serve the community of St. Maximilian Kolbe as an altar server. Servers help facilitate the liturgical prayer of the community by bearing candles and the cross in procession, holding the missal, assisting the presider, and fulfilling other ministerial roles in the liturgy. Training is required and provided. All altar servers in grades 6-8 must be participating in religious education through a Catholic school, RFY, or a parish approved home school program.
Altar Server Training Videos
Altar Server Guidelines
Thurifer Role Procedures
Contact: Mary Ella Wielgos, AE@saint-max.org
Help make our worship space beautiful! The Art & Environment team enhances the liturgical environment, honoring the liturgical seasons, feasts, and special liturgies. You can help with the care of linens, procuring necessary supplies, arranging and watering flowers, designing and sewing banners and altar linens, care of the bulletin boards, etc. Your gift of time is welcome on a weekly basis, in preparation for major seasons (e.g. Christmas & Easter) or both!
Contact: Mary Ella Wielgos, 513-777-4322 x109, firstname.lastname@example.org
The candle care team is a team of volunteers who care for the votive rack candles throughout the church. Every day a member of the team replaces spent candles with new ones while also cleaning any candle globes as is necessary. The care of the votive racks generally takes place before or after the 8:30 AM weekday Mass as well as Sunday mornings before the 9:00 AM Mass. A team member can be assigned a particular day, or be listed as a substitute and serve only occasionally. Minimal training is required to get you set up to join us!
Contact: Dennis Blake, email@example.com
Lay ministers assist with the distribution of Holy Communion in a manner which witnesses our belief in and reverence for the Eucharist. EMHC serve the parish both at Mass and by bringing Holy Communion to the homebound. All EMHC are commissioned for service for the liturgical year. Parishioners can volunteer to be EMHC when they have been baptized, made their First Holy Communion, and have reached the age of 13. They may serve before they have been confirmed.
EMHC 2023 Guidelines and Procedures
Ushers Contact: Mary Ella Wielgos, (513)-777-4322 x 102, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality ministers welcome those who come to worship by greeting them and helping them find seats, distributing worship aids and bulletins, facilitating the monetary collection, and providing other assistance as needed for the smooth flow of the liturgy. Open to children and adults, perfect for a family to do together.
Contact: Steve Feldmann, email@example.com.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the gathered community. Through preparation and study of scripture, lectors help facilitate “active listening” to the Word. Open to ages 13 and up.
Lector Role Description
Contact: Tom O’Rourke, 513-816-3658, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacristans prepare the necessary materials and vessels for the celebration of the liturgy. One sacristan is needed for each Mass. Open to ages 13 and up, but younger children can join an adult from their family and work together.
Guidelines for Sacristans