Liturgical & Hospitality

Altar Servers

Parishioners from grade five through adult who assist during the celebration of Mass and other liturgical events. Junior Altar servers are in the 3rd or 4th grade and can become a regular altar server after graduating 4th grade. Servers aid the celebrant with the sacred vessels, liturgical books, incense and lighting of candles. We offer Altar Server training a couple of times a year for interested parishioners. Periodically, we open up registration for new altar servers when a training class is offered. To apply, fill in the online form HERE.

Fr Stinnett | frstinnett@stbrendans.net

Lectors

Proclaim the Old Testament and New Testament readings at Mass, and the General Intercessions if a deacon is not present. At the 7:15 AM Sunday Mass, which has no music, they also proclaim the Responsorial Psalm after the Old Testament reading.

Pete Terranova | peteterranova@gmail.com

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

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 distribution 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.

Deacon Doug Saunders | deacondoug@stbrendans.net

MCs

The Master of Ceremony (MC) ensures the liturgies at St Brendan are conducted with the utmost reverence, glorifying Our God. This is accomplished by the MC ensuring that all ministry positions are staffed, liturgical items are properly placed, and church areas are set to standards prior to the start of Mass. In addition, the MC ensures that all parties (Presider, Deacon, Altar Servers, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Lectors, and Ushers) are aware of any special occurrences during the Mass.

Henry Szabo | 614.788.3251 | szahank6@gmail.com

Ushers

Ushers are in many ways the quiet backbone of our liturgies. They help people to their seats, collect the offertory, assist those who need communion brought to them, seek help if someone gets sick, monitor the gathering space and hand out the bulletins after Mass.

We currently have a major shortage of ushers and your help would be greatly appreciated.

Henry Szabo | szahank6@gmail.com

Liturgical Musicians

St. Brendan Parish has a number of liturgical music ensembles in which parishioners are invited to participate.

Dr. Ross Williams | 614.876.1272 ext. 236 | rwilliams@stbrendans.net

Welcome Ministry

All you need is a smile and a word of welcome! That’s the “heart and soul” of the welcome ministry to offer a message of “belonging” to first-time visitors as well as to our faithful parish community. Go ahead, “make someone’s day!” Join the team! To be added to the schedule, fill out the form HERE

Lee Salcone | welcoming@stbrendans.net

Coffee & Donuts

Following the 8:45 AM and 10:45 AM Masses on the 1st and 3rd Sundays during the year (except during Lent) the parish community gathers for fellowship. Great volunteer opportunity for individuals and families. To sign up to help, click HERE

Janet Walsh | jlwalsh1@gmail.com

The POD Nursery

We are in need of adults who are fun, child-loving and patient. Teens looking for service hours are also welcome! To help, sign-up HERE.

Shifts for Mass: 8:30-10 AM & 10:30 AM -12 Noon every Sunday

Shifts for Monthly Faith Formation Sessions: 2nd Sunday mornings 9:30-11:15 AM, & Monday evenings following 2nd Sundays 6:30-8:15 PM

Those who agree to help must go through diocesan mandated safe environment requirements.

Andrea McClymont | nursery@stbrendans.net

Arts & Environment Ministry

Members of the Arts and Environment Ministry work “behind the scenes” to enhance the celebration of the Eucharist through thoughtful planning and execution of church decorations that reflect the liturgical seasons and special church events.

Kathleen Reis | k.reis@yahoo.com

Jackie Bensman| j_Bensman@hotmail.com

Church Cleaning

Volunteer team members meet weekly and prepare the church for Masses. Activities include replacing votive candles and holy water, organizing the sacristy, children’s room (cry room), reconciliation room and the church.

Julie Johnson| JULJOHNSON57@YAHOO.COM

Martha Ministry

We help to keep the linens cleaned that are used during Mass. The schedule is set up so you only need to pick up the linens 3 or 4 times during the year.  You take the purificators, corporals, finger towels and towels used for Baptisms home to wash and return. Instructions and training provided.  Those who provide this service are truly unseen Angels.

Donna Olenhouse| djhouse1968@gmail.com

Funeral Hospitality Ministry

Welcome guests to our church and provide the little touches that can support others during a difficult time. Hospitality volunteers prepare the space, open doors, pass out programs and answer questions.

Mary Helen Olszewski| maryhelenolszewski@gmail.com

Celebration of Life Luncheon Ministry

After a funeral Mass, volunteers lend comfort to a family by serving a meal. Effort is led by a team of volunteers who donate side dishes and desserts and assist in set-up, serving, and clean-up of the meal.

Barb Bray | Barb1997Scott@gmail.com