Together in Spirit

Liturgy & Ministry Information

We invite you to prayerfully consider sharing your unique God-given gifts in building our community of faith, here, and wherever the Spirit leads you on your spiritual journey. Contact Andrea Grasse at (651) 784-3015.

Current ministers: Manage and check your schedule here.

Eucharistic Minister

The Eucharistic celebration is the "source and summit" of our belief and practice as Roman Catholic Christians. We encourage those who feel the call and reverence of the Eucharist to consider assisting the priest and serving the community as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Eucharistic ministry is open to all confirmed (Sr. High - Adult) members of the Church. A brief training and orientation are provided. "We are many parts, we are all one Body. And the gifts we have, we are given to share."

Hospitality (Usher/Greeter)
Hospitality is the root of all Christian Ministry. Our worship place is truly a "home" for our community of faith. Volunteers gifted with a warm, welcoming personality are desired to greet our families into our worship home, and to assist and provide hospitable services as needed. A great way to meet people and help build community! Hospitality service is open to all individuals (Youth - Adult) and families. Training and orientation are provided.

Faith Formation Hospitality Greeter Ministry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

It has been said often by new parish members that they feel “welcome” here at St Joseph of the Lakes.  That is one of the greatest compliments we can receive. Our Hospitality Ministry plays an important role in this compliment and the Liturgy Commission would like to enhance this ministry with a new Hospitality Greeter.

We are inviting individuals and families to sign up and take a turn as a Hospitality Greeter for a Mass. Your “job” will be simple! You will stand in our gathering space and extend a friendly greeting to those arriving for Mass. When Mass begins, you will find a seat in the worship space to participate in the liturgy.  After Communion is completed, the Greeters will then assist the Hospitality Ministers with the distribution of the bulletins as our parish members leave.  We see this as an opportunity to show our love of Jesus Christ to one another in the simple act of giving special attention to our parish members and visitors.

We will be asking our Faith Formation families to participate so that each week we will have different families taking turns and involving their children.


Lector
Those gifted with a confident and precise speaking voice and charisma, and who have a continuing desire to study and live the Scriptures are encouraged to consider the ministry of Lector.  The ministry of proclaiming the Word of God to the Assembly of believers—the tribal story-teller—is intimately rewarding. Open to those confirmed (Sr. High – Adult). Training is provided.

Altar Server
The ministry of assisting the priest or deacon at the altar can be a marvelous opportunity to serve our community of faith. Altar service is open to all interested persons (4th grade - Adult), male and female. Members of the same family are encouraged to consider serving at the same Mass together. Training and orientation are provided.

Sound Board Operator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Being able to clearly hear & understand the spoken word and music is essential to our Liturgy. We are looking for individuals high school age and above with a gift of technology and sound to assist at the sound board for each Mass. Duties include monitoring the sound levels during Mass. Having a knowledge and passion for technology is a plus, but not required. Training is provided.

Multi Media & Sound Board Operators                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The use of our Multi Media Board is essential to our Mass experience. If you have a talent or interest in running the Multi Media Board for weekend liturgies or other St. Joe's events we would love for you to join us! This volunteer position is open to anyone 15 years of age or older and training is provided.