Where Can I Serve?
You are like the MC or host. You’ll get a script and your job is to stand at a microphone before mass and welcome people and deliver the announcements.
Proclaims the word of God by reading the first or second reading at mass.
Extra-Ordinary Minister of Communion
Assists the priest in distributing either the body or the blood of Christ at mass.
Welcomes parishioners with a smile and helps parishioners find their seat, organizing occasional after mass coffee and tea.
A common misconception is that you have to be a young person to be an altar server. Anyone of any age can serve in this ministry that assists the priest before mass and during the mass, whether it’s carrying up the cross and candles during the opening procession or assisting in setting the altar.
This is children’s program that happens during Sundays’ 11:30 mass. Leaders explain the mass and the readings of the Sunday to children between the ages of 4-11 in an engaging and accessible way.
Armed with a checklist, you’ll come in before mass and make sure the wine and bread are ready, the books on the altar are set to the right day, the mics work and are on, the candles are lit and then everything is put back in its place after mass.
You’ll make sure the altar and church are decorated appropriately for any season. Whether it’s lights and wreaths at Christmas, an arrangement of palm branches on Palm Sunday, an elegant display of flowers on Sunday’s for a Sunday mass or changing the altar linens to reflect the liturgical season. Decorators are the interior designers of our worship space.
You’re the musician and/or singer that leads the congregation in worship.
Journey to Communion
Volunteers journey with the children preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Communion.
Baptism is often a new Christians first experience with the church and it should not be taken lightly. Our parish needs volunteers to assist in one-day baptism preparation classes with the parents of young children and their sponsors.
Are you or someone you know unbaptized or baptized in another Christian faith and interested in becoming part of the Catholic church? Are your children preparing for sacraments that you have not received yet yourself such as reconciliation, first communion or confirmation?
RCIA is for you! Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process in which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages. The entire process takes several months, but those interested are invited to join at any time and proceed at a pace which suits them.
RCIA is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment and formation. Candidates are expected to begin attending Holy Mass on a Sunday, attend weekly RCIA sessions and become increasingly involved in the activities of their local parish.
If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more please contact Greg Brodner at 780-880-8671.
For more information contact St. Paul’s Parish
We need high school and adult volunteers to assist with youth ministry. Your role could involve bringing snacks, helping plan, leading games, songs or a small group. Help is needed for youth group, girls’ group or men’s group. For more details please contact our Youth Ministry coordinator Elton Jarvis @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Care to the Sick
This ministry is an extension of the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and volunteers bring communion to the sick in hospital or the shut ins.