Liturgical Ministries

Adoration

The Blessed Sacrament is exposed in the church weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 7a.m. to 8 a.m., and on Mondays, except holidays, all day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  On the first Friday of each month, adoration begins at 8 p.m., and continues through the night until 8 a.m. Saturday.

Devotions

The Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal takes place on Monday evening at 7 p.m., preceded by the Rosary at 6:45, with Benediction following.  The Rosary is also prayed daily following the 8:00 Mass.  The Divine Mercy chaplet is prayed each Monday afternoon at 3 O’clock.

Altar Care

Men and women contribute a half hour or so each week, on Monday and Friday following the 8:00 Mass, to care for the sacristy and sanctuary.  If you can lend a hand, regularly or occasionally, please contact Brian Ruh at 836-0011.

Altar Servers

Boys and girls in Grade 6 or older are eligible for this ministry.  Servers assist the priest at Church services, serve as good role models for other children, and come closer to Jesus as they serve at His altar.  For more information, contact Father Tom at 836-0011.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir sings at the monthly Children’s Mass, from September through June, and at special occasions.  Rehearsals are held each month at 10:00, prior to the 11 a.m. Children’s Mass.  Membership is open to all children in grades 3-8.  To find out more, please contact Elaine Volker at 833-8647

Adult Choir

Members contribute their vocal talents to enhance the beauty and dignity of the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass September thru June and on special occasions.  Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at 7:30, except in summer.  For more information contact Dan Fronckowiak, our Music Director, at 871-1556.

Eucharistic Ministers

These men and women assist the priest celebrant in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass, serving perhaps twice a month, usually at the same Mass. Some also take Communion to the sick and homebound after Mass.  If you can serve in this role, please contact Tracy Boeck at 834-1092 or boeck249@verizon.net

Folk Group

These adults and young people enjoy using their musical and vocal talents to praise God at Mass.  The folk group plays at the 7:00 Saturday evening vigil Mass, except during July and August.  Practice takes place bi-monthly on Tuesday evenings. If you’d like more information, call Sharon Darisse at 838-4718

Greeters

Men, women, or children are invited to spend 15 minutes before Mass on the weekends offering a warm smile and a friendly hello to people arriving at church.  If you can help, please contact Brian Ruh 836-0011

Psalm 151

is the exciting, contemporary band of St. Amelia’s Church which provides worship music for the Saturday 4:30 Family Mass during the year.  Comprised of talented musicians who enjoy contemporary Christian music, the band has played music for Teen Retreats, Confirmations,  Coffee Houses, and worship services at other area churches.  In addition they often provide worship music for healing masses and perform at various concert venues.

The contemporary Christian music we play requires time and dedication of each and every member to ensure we provide the very best worship music possible.  Rehearsals are prior to mass and start promptly at 3:00pm on Saturdays although additional rehearsal times may be needed during the week for special concerts or events. Call Paul Peterangelo at  871-0525 for more information.

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the word of the Lord and the Prayer of the Faithful at weekday and weekend Masses.  Weekend lectors usually serve once a month.  To find out more, please call Lorraine Gulczewski at 836-8487 or e-mail lorraine513@verizon.net

Liturgy Committee

The Sacred Liturgy is both the source and the summit of all parish life and activity.  This Committee oversees liturgical services and ministries, and seeks to ensure that all parish prayer and worship is reverent, meaningful, and effective.  They also are responsible for decorating the church for the various Liturgical Seasons.  The committee meets monthly.  To learn more, please call Brian Ruh at 836-0011

Ushers

Men and women ushers are present before Mass to greet people as they arrive in church.  They help with seating, obtain gift-bearers for the Offertory procession, take up the collection, direct parishioners at communion time, and distribute bulletins at the end of Mass.  Ushers generally serve at the same Mass each week.  To learn more, please call Brian Ruh at 836-0011