Prayer & Worship
These young men and women serve at the altar of Christ. They reverently assist Father during the Eucharistic Celebration. It is open to anyone who has made their First Communion or older. Training sessions are held about three times each year.
The lectors are responsible for proclaiming the Word to the congregation. Lectors are given a workbook from which to practice and prepare. This is open to parishioners in high school or older who have a gift for proclamation. Lectors must be in good standing and if married, married in the Church.
These men and women serve the parish by assisting during Mass. They help with greeting people as they arrive for Mass, seating, taking up the offeratory and handing out bulletins after Mass. Members must be in high school or older and have a love of people.
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
These ministers of the Body and Blood of Christ each possess a deep reverence for the Eucharist. They must be at least in their second semester of their junior year in high school (with the recommendation of the youth group leader) or older and if married, married in the Church.
Perpetual adoration at OLP establishes and deepens personal relationships with Jesus through frequent visits with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. Perpetual adoration allows us to constantly pray to Jesus for the petitions and gratitude of the adorer, the parish, the community and the Church as a whole. Volunteers are needed, especially during the early morning hours between midnight and 6:00am, to serve as adorers for one hour a week as well as substitute adorers willing to fill in when we have a need.
This group cares for the altar and other areas of the church's interior. This can be done at any time during the week according to each individual's schedule.
This group is responsible for taking the linens home with them from the Masses, laundering and ironing them and returning them to the church. Some of them also help make new linens when needed.
This involves cleaning the candle cups (when necessary) and replacing the candles on a weekly basis.
Art & Environment
Sometimes referred to as the decorating committee, these parishioners prepare the church liturgically, which includes putting up the Christmas Tree, making the advent wreath, decorating for Easter and setting up appropriate plants during each liturgical season. They work on an as-needed basis.
To find out more about these vital ministries here in our Parish or to volunteer, contact Kathleen Wahl at 803-279-0315 ext. 111 or by email.