The Altar Linen Society is a prayerful ministry of service that involves cleaning the sacred linens used for Mass; this includes the altar cloth, the purificators, corporals and the finger towels. This group of parishioners takes turns cleaning and pressing all the Altar Linens used that week. A schedule is made up on a weekly basis.
Please call the Rectory Office, 610-566-0185, for more information.
The Altar Society is a ministry of silent, prayerful service to God as one helps in preparing the worship space for the weekend liturgies. This involves the cleaning of the sanctuary area, straightening the missalettes and missals in the pews, cleaning the adoration chapel and preparing the materials that will be used for the weekend liturgies.
This ministry presents the Sunday’s Liturgy of the Word as taken from the Catholic Bishops to be used when children are gathered separately from the main congregation. If you would like to spread the good news to our children, please consider this ministry as a CLOW Leader. Please contact Cookie Magee at the Parish Rectory at 610-566-0185.
Sunday’s at the 10:15 am Mass
Any student in the 4th grade through high school is invited to participate in this ministry of service at the Altar for the weekend liturgies.
Also, any adult who is interested is invited to be trained so that you too can assist at the Altar with other adults for daily mass and funerals.
This is a great and joyous opportunity for all people, both the young and not so young to draw deeper into their faith as they assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Training on how to serve at Sunday, Daily, Funeral and Wedding masses are provided throughout the year.
If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Cookie Magee at the Rectory, 610-566-0185 or email@example.com.
Assist with the distribution of Holy Eucharist at Mass and to the members who are home bound and in the parish nursing home.
“The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; it signifies Love; it produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life.” – St. Thomas Aquinas
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are members of the parish who assist in the distribution of the Eucharist. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion can also distribute Holy Communion to those who are in our local nursing homes or sick and unable or incapable of attending the Mass, thereby providing love, support, and care to others.
There are guidelines that must be met to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Please contact Cookie Magee at the Rectory Office, 610-566-0185, for more information.
A lector is a parishioner who proclaims the first and second readings during the Sunday Mass and special liturgies. The ministry of the lector is vital to the life of our parish. It is through the lector that the Word of God is proclaimed (comes alive). Being a lector is a commitment to your faith and your parish.
Lectors are scheduled on a rotating basis, approximately once or twice a month. Training is provided.
Contact Cookie Magee at the Rectory Office, 610-566-0185, for more information.
The Ministry of Hospitality is the first ministry that one encounters as one enters the worship space in preparation for the celebration of Mass; our central and primary celebration as a Catholic worshiping community.
As a Minister of Hospitality, one greets those who are entering the church with a warm welcome. The welcome can take the shape of an open door, a handshake or a simple smile. Whether it be a word or a gesture in silence, it is a moment where those who are entering feel welcomed. As we enter the church for the meal that sustains our life, we are greeted by those who will sit in communion with us at the Table of the Lord.
The Minister of Hospitality assists people who are physically challenged to find a seat in the front, he or she assists those who are entering to find a seat, as well as guide those who are bringing up the gifts. The ministers will assist with the collection and also handing out of the parish bulletins at the conclusion of Mass.
As a Minister of Hospitality, one greets those who are entering the church for the celebration of Mass, and also wishes them farewell as they leave the celebration to live out the good news from the church to their family and community.
Anyone who desires to extend a feeling of warmth and welcome is invited to become a Minister of Hospitality. This ministry is for all ages. The one requirement for this ministry is that one be able to be warm and welcoming to all those who desire to enter into our worship celebration and be fed at the Table of the Lord.
Contact Cookie Magee at the Rectory Office, 610-566-0185, for more information and/or to volunteer.