Worship and Prayer Ministries

Worship and Prayer Ministries:

St. Patrick Ministries are listed according to the Diocesan Pastoral Plan of Goals.  We sincerely welcome you to volunteer and participate in these ministries.  Please contact the Ministry Leader or Parish Office for more information and to volunteer for any of these ministries
  1. Altar & Rosary Society
    The Altar and Rosary Society consists of women who promote religious and social growth among their members by reciting the rosary at their meetings and at funerals of members when requested.   They also raise monies to help defray the cost of wine, hosts, and linens used by the Church. Meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the last Tuesday of each month.
  2. Bereavement Ministry
    Members of this group periodically call or visit a parishioner who has lost a loved one as a way for the parish to show its support.  Actual funeral arrangements are planned with Sister Bernadine and the family.
  3. Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) Ministry
    The CLOW ministry allows children an opportunity to receive and respond to the Sunday readings of the Word of God in an age appropriate, small group setting during the 11:00am Sunday liturgy.
  4. Disciples of Mary
    The Disciples of Mary meet in church every Tuesday from 9:30–11:30 am.  Their purpose is to visit our parishioners who are in nursing homes, hospitals, and the home-bound to pray with them, take them Holy Eucharist and visit with them.
  5. Eucharistic Devotions (Adoration)
    Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. The Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus throughout the scheduled hours of adoration.
  6. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
    Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist assist the celebrant/deacon with the distribution of Holy Communion at weekend masses and other liturgies.  Sufficient spiritual, theological and practical preparation to fulfill their role with knowledge and reverence is required. This ministry is open to all Baptized and Confirmed Catholics who are at least sixteen years of age.
  7. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist to the Home-bound
    These Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist take the Eucharist from weekend Mass to the Home-bound.
  8. Greeters
    The greeters are the Lord’s face and voice for all who enter the church to join our St. Patrick community for prayer and the Eucharist.  Joyfully the greeters welcome our brothers and sisters.
  9. Music:  Adult Choir
    The mission of the adult choir is to assist the members of the church community to lift their hearts and minds to God through song.
  10. Music:  Children’s Choir
    The Children’s choir consists of children (grades 3-8) who sing for mass on Christmas Eve, and other settings within the community.  Rehearsals are scheduled as needed.
  11. Music:  Chime Ministry
    Chime Choir is composed of youth and adults that provide instrumental chime music for Mass and other settings as needed.  Chimers of all ages are welcome.
  12. Prayer Chain
    This group, often home-bound themselves, offers prayers for those in need. It also provides prayers for those who do not want their names published in the bulletin.
  13. Readers
    Readers proclaim the Word of God at Mass and other prayer celebrations.  When the Scriptures are read in Church, God himself is speaking to His people.  Therefore, the role of the Reader is not just to read, but to celebrate the presence of Christ in the Word and to make the Word come alive to those who hear it.
  14. Servers: adult, teen, youth
    Altar servers are those who assist the presider and enhance the ceremonial nature of the Liturgy. They set the altar, light the candles, carry the processional cross, carry the incense, hold the books, respond in the prayers, and a variety of other tasks during the service.  Second graders through adults serve our parish in this ministry.
  15. Ushers
    The ushers assist those attending the liturgy to be seated and are attentive to the needs  of the congregation. At the offertory time, the ushers collect the offering envelopes.
  16. Worship/Environment
    Worship Ministry is composed of a group of faith-filled men and women who seek to provide a more meaningful and inspiring celebration of the Eucharist for the family of St. Patrick Parish.  Through their dedication, they assist in maintaining an environment that reflects the liturgical calendar, as well as, creating an awareness of the traditions and rituals of our Catholic faith.  By doing so, the congregation can enjoy an enriched experience both at Mass and in private prayer.