Liturgy, Worship & 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. To apply, download or fill in the online form HERE.

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 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.

Jen Rice | jrice@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, 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.

Henry Szabo | szahank6@gmail.com

Hospitality Ministry

All you need is a smile and a word of welcome! That’s the “heart and soul” of the hospitality 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!

Mike Gunnarson | mikegunnarson@gmail.com

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

Coffee & Donuts

Following the 8:45 AM and 10:45 AM Masses on Sundays during the school year the parish community gathers for fellowship. Great volunteer opportunity for individuals and families.

Deacon Doug Yglesias | deaconyglesias@stbrendans.net

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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Celebration of Life Luncheon

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