As a worshiping community we are ALL called to actively participate in our liturgies through song, prayer, silence, and ritual action. Service in one of the Liturgical ministries listed here is an excellent way to fulfill our baptismal call of service to one another. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning, or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.
Please contact Deacon Tim Conley at [email protected]
Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord to the assembly at Mass and other liturgies. If you have a love for God’s word, and the willingness to learn to proclaim it effectively, please consider volunteering for this ministry. Lectors are assigned to the Mass times of their choosing. Candidates must be 11th grade or older.
Training occurs in the fall for both new and continuing lectors with periodic refresher classes throughout the year.
Please contact Jim Reising at [email protected] or 615.392.7918
Altar Servers are members of the assembly who assist the priest during the Eucharist and other liturgical ceremonies so the liturgy can be conducted with grace and reverence. They ensure that all the requisites for the celebration are available at the appropriate time. Boys and girls aspiring to be servers must be rising 5th graders or older. They must be baptized and have received First Holy Communion.
Candidates receive mandatory training; service is scheduled on a rotating basis.
Contact Phil Wiggington at [email protected]
Ministers of hospitality (ushers) welcome parishioners and visitors at every Mass. They provide assistance in seating, collecting and taking up the gifts, directing the communion procession and handing out bulletins. They answer questions about the church (restroom locations, classroom locations, lost and found), provide assistance in emergency situations, and help clean up the church for the next Mass. New and continuing ministers receive mandatory spiritual and practical training each fall and periodically throughout the year.
Please contact Michael Mangold (615) 945-9484 at [email protected]
The Ambassadors are a group of people that are at the forefront of greeting new and existing parishioners as they enter our church. Some hand out bulletins, while others stand at the welcome table answering questions and helping fill out registration forms. Ambassadors are also responsible for the dinner for the new parish members, which happens once a quarter. If you are interested in becoming a Nativity Ambassador, contact Beth Pender at 931-388-7444.