Liturgy and Worship

Altar Servers

Parishioners from grade five through adult assist during the celebration of Mass and other liturgical events. 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.

Jamie Noyes | proffrancais@yahoo.com

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 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.

Terri Balsom | Receptionist@stbrendans.net

Kim Toth | 614.876.1272 ext. 224 | ktoth@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 | Henry.Szabo@ohiohealth.com

Ushers

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.

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

Bob Fitzgerald | bobfitz2015@gmail.com

Welcome Ministry

All you need is a smile and a word of welcome! That’s the “heart and soul” of our welcome ministry. As a welcome minister you become the frontline of hospitality and offer a message of “belonging” to our first-time visitors as well as to our faithful parish community. Go ahead, “make someone’s day!” Join the team!

Deacon Doug YGlesias | deaconyglesias@stbrendans.net

Arts & Environment Committee

Members of the Arts and Environment Committee 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

Cindy May | cindymay88@yahoo.com

Martha Ministry

The members of this ministry are parishioners who maintain some of the church linens. There is always a need for volunteers, and you can always donate as much or as little time as you have available.

Donna Olenhouse | djhouse68@yahoo.com

Liturgical Musicians

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

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

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