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Responsible for the appropriate decoration of the liturgical space. Committee members are expected to have or to develop an understanding of art in general, liturgical art, the liturgical seasons and the principles of liturgical decoration. Time ...

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Must appreciate the importance of working with families at a critical stage of their faith life and understand the importance of Baptism in the life of the church. Coordinators are responsible for the preparation of the baptismal ceremony. The famili...

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Must love children, appreciate the importance of working with families at a critical stage of their faith life and understand the importance of Baptism in the life of the church. Facilitators conduct the monthly, 1-1/2 hour baptismal preparation sess...

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"The tabernacle was first intended for the reservation of the Eucharist in a worthy place so that it could be brought to the sick and those absent outside of Mass. As faith in the real presence of Christ in his Eucharist deepened, the Church bec...

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Must possess a deep love and reverence for the Eucharist and a joyful desire to share it with the community. Eucharistic ministers must be Confirmed, Catholic and in good standing with the Church. They must be officially mandated for service by the D...

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Greeters who have warm and hospitable personalities greet the assembly in the narthex, staff the welcome desk and assist with questions, parish information and registrations. Initial Training: One 3 hour session. Ongoing Formation: Annual works...

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Must love people, be gracious and hospitable, love to smile and like to talk with people. Arrive about 20-30 minutes before Mass to ensure that all is ready. Duties include reserving pews, greeting people at the door, seating people, keeping the comm...

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Lectors/Commentators (Adults and High School Students) Must possess a love and respect for the scriptures and be gifted with public-speaking skills. Lectors proclaim the scripture readings, read the Opening Comment, Penitential Rite and Announ...

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Our Mission is to represent, facilitate, and guide liturgical ministries, liturgical support ministries, music ministries, baptismal ministries, marriage ministries and funeral ministries. To foster the spiritual ...

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Individuals skilled at sewing or serging are needed for mending or to sew new altar linens, baptismal bibs, banners, hangings, etc. Occasionally the expertise of a tailor may be needed to design and sew liturgical vesture. Time Commitment: Sewers...

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Individuals with a couple of hours to offer on either a regular or occasional basis can help copy funeral booklets, collate information packets for sacramental preparation, file music, update choir binders and assist with other miscellaneous clerical...

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Our engaged couples complete the FOCCUS premarital inventory and are given the option of attending a series of five marriage preparation sessions in the home of a married couple of St. Raphael or a Diocesan Marriage Preparation Weekend. If they choos...

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Must possess a deep love and reverence for the Eucharist and be good at organization. Mass Coordinators work with the Liturgy Director to ensure things run as planned at Sunday liturgy, coordinate all of the ministries at a particular Mass, ensure al...

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A minimum of two Ministers of the Altar are needed for each Mass - households or groups of family members or friends may take on this ministry together - adults and children serve together. Perform certain tasks at the altar that help the flow of the...

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Three youth, grades 5 and up who minister at 10:45am mass and liturgies with the Bishop. Initial Training: 1 session with priest or deacon Ongoing Formation: Annual meeting Time Commitment: 1 - 2 masses per month

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Must love living plants and know how to care for them. Caring for the plants is arranged to fit the schedules and needs of the people and plants involved. (If you drop off your child at school or for a rehearsal, you can do this as you wait.) Tim...

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The roasry is prayed every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Members of the Re-affirming Life ministry pray the rosary for all aspects of life, from conception to natural death. All are welcome to join in prayer as we pray for an en...

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Sacristans assist the priest at daily mass. They ensure that liturgical supplies are kept on hand, provide for the maintenance of the candles, altar linens, and vestments and conduct some light cleaning, polishing and dusting. Initial Training: H...

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Must understand the Catholic marriage ritual and desire to serve others in a joyous ministry. Must also appreciate the importance of working with adults and their families at a critical stage of their faith life. Coordinators conduct the wedding rehe...

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