Liturgical ministries are an opportunity to serve our parish community in a special way at the Mass. The Mass is our central act of worship as Catholics and the primary gathering of our faith community. Liturgical ministers are an essential part of our celebration of the Mass and, therefore, serve an instrumental role in our parish. Liturgical ministries include Sacristans, Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Hospitality Ministers, and Greeters. Please scroll down or use the link to an individual ministry for their information.
Minister of the Eucharist
Assists with sharing Holy Communion at Mass. May bring Eucharist to those absent from the Sunday assembly. Must be a baptized and confirmed Roman Catholic with an interest and involvement in the life of the community. Ministers of the Eucharist are selected under the pastor’s direction. Contact Jim Yackley (Parish Office 563-391-4245).
Minister of the Eucharist to the Homebound
In addition to serving the community at Mass, some ministers represent the parish and bring Eucharist to those members of the community absent from the assembly because of illness or physical limitation. All requirements for Minister of the Eucharist apply.
Contact: Deacon Al Boboth (Parish Office 563-391-4245).
Proclaim the first two readings at Mass and lead the prayers of the faithful. Must be comfortable before a large group with a clear, pleasant speaking voice. Advance preparation is required. Contact: Jane Brockmann (Parish Office 563-391-4245).
Create a climate of warmth and welcome at our liturgical celebrations. Ministers of Hospitality greet worshippers arriving for Mass, assist with special needs, and collect the gifts to be offered. Contact Taffy Brown (Parish Office 563-391-4245).
Help the community celebrate by assisting at Sunday and Holy Day Masses. Volunteers for weekday Masses are appreciated. Open to girls and boys in 4th grade and above. Initial training and periodic updates offered. Contact: Kathy Neuberger at 563-391-3030.
Adult Choir – The adult choir sings at the 9:00 AM Sunday Mass (Sept. – May). Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM. A cooperative spirit and some vocal skill are needed. Contact: Sharon Ehlers (Parish Office 563-391-4245).
Cantor/Songleader – Lead the assembly in joyfully proclaiming the praise of God. Announce song numbers and give visual signals to invite participation. Sing the appropriate solo portions. Must have pleasant singing voice and poise in leading the congregation. Contact: Connie Creen (Parish Office 563-391-4245).
Musician/Instrumentalist – Create a climate of prayer and enhance participation of the assembly with musical works. Proficiency with a musical instrument is required. Some knowledge and appreciation of liturgical music or willingness to learn is necessary. Contact: Sharon Ehlers (Parish Office 563-391-4245).
Contemporary Music Group – Support the assembly at 11:00 Mass with contemporary music and song. Practice times will vary. We are particularly looking for young adult or teen singers and instrumentalists. All are welcome. Contact: Cheryl Zimanek (Parish Office 563-391-4245).
Resurrection Choir – Sing for funerals as we commend souls to God. Because of the uncertainty of the day or time members serve as available. Anyone who can carry a tune is welcome. We do not practice and we use music that is familiar to all. We do our best to grant family requests for specific music during the funeral liturgy. Contact: Tom Kelly (Parish Office 563-391-4245).
Carry and present the bread and wine during the preparation of gifts. Individuals, couples and families are invited and encouraged to act as gift bearers. Families are welcome to serve together even if all are not Catholic. Members of the parish may request to be scheduled on special occasions such as baptisms, anniversaries and family reunions.
Contact Rita Nagle in the Parish Office 563-391-4245.
Art & Enviroment Helper
Assist with the visual environment for liturgical seasons and feasts. Help on an as-needed basis. Sewing skills, flower arranging, and flare for décor particularly appreciated, but not necessary. A willing spirit is needed. Contact: Maureen Mosse at the Parish Office 563-391-4245.
Holy Hour Adoration
Benediction, rosary and evening prayer in the Church every Thursday at 7:00 PM. This service is lead by a deacon or priest. All are welcome. Contact: Deacon Al Boboth, Deacon Marc Mosse, or Deacon John Wagner (Parish Office 563-391-4245).