To participate in any of the liturgical ministries below, a person must be consistently attending weekly mass.
Acolytes Rob Walsh (425) 742-0919 email@example.com
Youth in grades 5-8 assist at Sunday Services and special masses such as funerals. One to two training sessions per year. Each session is 2 -3 weeks long. Assistant trainers will not need to be at every session. Please e-mail Rob if your child is interested. An Acolyte Scheduler maintains the schedule of acolytes and activities.
Eucharistic Ministers Fr. Haydock ( 425) 778-3122
Assist with distributing Communion at weekend masses. Must be a fully initiated Catholic (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist and be in good standing), and live a lifestyle consistent with Catholic teachings. If married, the marriage must have been in the Church or have been blessed by the Church. Training is offered twice a year, or as needed. Ministers for the Sunday 9 or 11 AM masses serve about once every 3 weeks. Ministers for Saturday 5 PM and Sunday 7:30 AM masses usually serve more often. Schedules cover a three-month period. Extra time commitment: arrive 15 minutes prior to the mass you are attending.
Eucharistic Homebound Ministers Eileen Niven (425) 778-3122
Bring Prayer, Word and Sacrament to those who cannot attend Mass. Along with this, we bring ourselves, our love, compassion, comfort, understanding, and listening skills. Training is provided. A Background Check and the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program will need to be completed for this ministry.
Eucharistic Hospital Ministers Eileen Niven (425) 778-3122
Minister to patients in Swedish~Edmonds Hospital. We offer the Eucharist, as well as comfort and assurance that the Church is present to them during a time of accident or illness. Ministers visit the hospital for about an hour each week on Thursday, Friday or Sunday, usually in the morning. There is a rotating schedule and you normally would be scheduled about once a month. You do not need to be a Eucharistic Minister at Sunday mass.
********** Requirement: You must be willing to complete the training and become a Swedish/Edmonds Hospital volunteer, as well as the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program. (Not as daunting as it sounds!) This is a very rewarding ministry.
Lay Presiders Al Hendricks (425) 774-4450
Volunteers who preside at Communion Services, Prayer Services and Funeral Vigils in the absence of a priest. The readings of the day are read, a short homily is given, and the Eucharist is distributed.
Lectors Laurie Hatch (206) 546-2393
Read the Scriptures at weekend and daily masses, deliver prayers of petition, and read any announcements. Lectors serve 1-2 times per month. One Reader and oneAnnouncer are needed at each weekend mass. Lectors must be fully initiated Catholics (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, and be in good standing).
Eucharistic Adoration call the Parish Office
We are trying to reinstitute 24-hour adoration,which consists of people committing to a specific hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament once a week. Your prayer in this hour could be the most effective volunteer time you spend. Perpetual Adoration is in response to Jesus’ lament: “Could you not watch one hour with me?” (Mt 26:40). Pope Paul VI said that the Blessed Sacrament is the “living heart of each of our churches.” Choose your hour. We are in need of a Coordinator to take charge of organizing the schedule and increasing the awareness of the benefits of Perpetual Adoration.
Sacristans Fr. Kenneth Haydock (425) 778-3122
The sacristan sets up for Sunday masses and funeral services. They set out the ciboria for masses and fill the cups for wine, if being used. The sacristans insure all the ministers are in place for mass, including the acolytes, ushers, Eucharistic ministers and lectors. After mass the sacristan cleans the items used at mass and puts things away.
Ushers Maury & Patty Crum Call the Parish Office (425) 778-3122
Volunteers greet parishioners coming to mass, help find seating, take up the collection, assist people as needed, distribute bulletins and do a ‘Tidy Up’ after mass (pick up loose papers, take forgotten items to the lost & found box, pick up hymnals/missalettes). With enough people, teams can alternate months. Pick your mass preference.
A good way to meet some very nice people and for them to meet you! High school students can meet other teens and get “community service hours” by ushering. Minimum age is 16.