Liturgical Ministry

Explore opportunities for service in the liturgy

Ministry in the Liturgy is a sacred privilege in which we offer back to God what He given us; in service to Him and in service to others.


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.


Registration is at the bottom of this page.

Choirs of Sacred Music

Choir music adds solemnity and dignity to the celebration of the Triduum and other celebrations such as Solemn Vespers on various feasts of the liturgical calendar. Any member of the parish who has the desire and the talent to sing is encouraged to join.


SATURDAY 4:00 PM CHOIR

This ensemble supports the Saturday 4:00pm Mass. 8th grade students through adults enhance this liturgy with their vocals and instruments. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 6:00pm in the Faith and Family Center Choir Room.


SUNDAY 9:00 AM LITURGICAL CHOIR

The Liturgical Choir at the 9:00am Sunday liturgy welcomes 8th grade students through adults. The musical repertoire spans the historical tradition of the Church as well as modern settings of motets and anthems. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in the Faith and Family Center Choir Room.


SUNDAY 11:00 AM PRAISE & WORSHIP BAND - THE NEUMANN PROJECT

A contemporary band with string instruments that beautifies the Catholic liturgy with singable songs.


SUNDAY, 5:00 PM YOUTH WORSHIP TEAM - 1ST & 2ND SUNDAYS

Middle School and High School students gather twice per month to learn how to lead liturgical music. Rehearsals are the 1st and 2nd Sunday afternoons at 3:30pm in the Choir Loft.


SUNDAY 5:00 PM PRAISE BAND - RITE HERE RIGHT NOW (3RD, 4TH & 5TH SUNDAYS)

Praise & Worship music using 3-part contemporary harmony.


RESURRECTION CHOIR

Singers of all levels serve as musical support during funerals and are often called upon during weekdays. There is no need to be active in another choir group to join the Resurrection Choir.


A/V MINISTRY TEAM

AV support can be done from the loft or in the pews during Mass. Volunteers of all ages advance lyrics and are needed to operate the sound board and cameras.

Altar Serving

Altar servers add to the solemnity that already surrounds the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. They assist the Priest in important ways in his role as head of the worshiping church. To become an altar server, you must be in at least 4th Grade and have received the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

These ministers assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine.

Greeters/Ushers

As the first person our parishioners and visitors encounter when they come to St. John Neumann, the hospitality minister acts as the face of Jesus and His church.


These ministers welcome visitors and parishioners as they enter the Church and are a friendly and helpful presence. They seat people during Mass, take up the offertory collection, and pass out the bulletin as people leave Mass.

Lector

A lector performs the very important function of proclaiming the Word of God at Mass.

Sacristan

These ministers set up for Holy Mass and coordinate the liturgy with the various other ministers.