There are a variety of liturgical ministries that enhance the celebration of the Mass since the ministers themselves both symbolize the reality that it is the entire community that is celebrating the Mass and also provide specific assistance to the priest presider. The following are ways you can get involved in our weekly worship.

Altar servers and acolytes

Assisting with setting the table of the altar, these ministries are fantastic ways of demonstrating the kinds of servant leadership Christ modeled. For more information on youth becoming involved you may look at the altar server page for children and the acolyte page for teens.

If you would like information or are interested in serving as an adult, contact:

Pat Gleason
Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy, First Reconciliation and Communion
253–564–5185, ext. 3018

Altar Society

The Altar Society brings together volunteers to prepare the church for worship by cleaning each Friday morning. Members care for the altar linens, arrange flowers, clean the Church by washing windows, dusting and vacuuming. Major events each year include cleaning and decorating the church for Christmas and Easter celebrations. The Altar Society holds a rummage sale each spring to help offset the cost of flowers and linens and the purchase of articles used around the altar and shrines.

For more information, contact:

Sara Karpach
253–752–0042

Eucharistic ministers

Eucharistic ministers assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. To serve in this ministry, parishioners must be practicing Catholics in good standing with the Church, fully initiated by baptism, Eucharist and confirmation. In addition, they must be active in the parish, with a deep, abiding love for the Eucharist. The parish provides training and spiritual enrichment opportunities.

For more information, contact:

Pat Gleason
Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy, First Reconciliation and Communion
253–564–5185, ext. 3018

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord at Mass and other special liturgies, such as communal penance services. To serve as a lector, one must have a love for Scripture and be able to speak clearly, with confidence and enthusiasm so as to bring the written word to life for the assembly. In addition, a lector must be a practicing Catholic, fully initiated by baptism, Eucharist and confirmation and be an active member of the parish. The parish provides training and spiritual enrichment opportunities. Those with the gift of reading and proclamation are invited to become lectors.

For more information, contact:

Jo Warren
253–565–7513

Musicians

Chancel Choir

Enhances worship by providing beautiful and appropriate music for the 10 a.m. Mass and special services especially the Feast of St. Charles Borromeo, Christmas and Easter. Parishioners with the gift of music are invited to inquire and try out for the Chancel Choir.

For more information, contact:

Susie Fujita
253–759–7924

Contemporary Choir

Provides music leadership at the 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening Mass. Adults and teens with the gift of music are invited to inquire and try out for the Contemporary Choir.

For more information, contact:

Moiya Callahan
253–833–6384

Folk Choir

Provides music leadership at the 5 p.m. vigil Mass on Saturday evenings and various other liturgies on holy days and other occasions. Parishioners with the gift of music are invited to inquire and try out for the Folk Choir.

For more information, contact:

Bob McKamey
253–752–6722

Ushers

Ushers assist the assembly before, during and after worship in the church and its immediate surroundings by providing assistance with parking, seating, taking up the collection, presenting the gifts at the altar and directing processions at communion and other times. They are on hand to greet, answer questions and assist anyone with special needs or in emergency situations. The parish provides training and spiritual enrichment opportunities.

For more information, contact:

Dan Fiorino