Help the priest and deacon to distribute Our Lord's Body and Precious Blood to the congregation. This is an important ministry that requires a great commitment. In a parish of our size EMHC are vital partners in ministry and without them the ditribution of Holy Communion would take much longer. EMHC are scheduled regularly and are expected to find a substitute if they cannot attend the mass they are scheduled for.
Proclaim the Old Testament and New Testament readings at Mass, and the General Intercessions if a deacon is not present. At the 7:15am Sunday Mass, which has no music, they also proclaim the Responsorial Psalm after the Old Testament reading.
Ushers are in many ways the quiet backbone of our liturgies.
They help poeple to their seats, seek help if someone gets sick, take the offertory, monitor the Gathering Space and hand out the bulletins after Mass.
St. Brendan Parish has a number of liturgical music ensembles in which parishioners are invited to participate. Interested parishioners should contact our Music Director Pete McClernon who will forward your information to the appropriate ensemble.
ADULT CHOIR: which leads sung prayer at the Sunday 8:45 AM Mass
This group rehearses each Thursday at 7:00 PM in the church
Director: Ross Williams (614) 876-1272 - ex 236
CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE: which leads sung prayer at the Sunday 10:30 AM Mass
This group rehearses each Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the church
Director: Ross Williams
HANDBELL CHOIR: which leads sung prayer at the 8:45 AM Mass on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
This group rehearses each Thursday at 7:00 PM in the church.
Director: Veda Ryan
RESURRECTION CHOIR leads sung prayer at funeral liturgies.
This group rehearses 30 minutes before each funeral.
Director: Ross Williams
Coordinator: Ann Birko
CANTORS: lead sung prayer at Masses when there is no other ensemble.
Cantors rehearse as needed.
ACCOMPANISTS: pianists, organists, guitarists, percussionists are invited to share their gifts as ministers of music.
The Christian Contemporary Music Ministry - leads sung prayer at the Sunday 5:30 Mass during the school year.
Kim and Brian McCoy of the Kells - lead sung prayer with a bit of an Irish feel. The Mass at which they serve varies according to their availability.
There are several ways in which parishioners can assist at Holy Mass. If you are interested in helping please check out the opportunities on the Stewardhip Time and Talent form on the STEWARDSHIP page, or simply fill out the form below.