It takes a lot of work and many people to make our lturgies prayerful and rewarding experiences for those who come to OLR for worship. If you would like to volunteer your time and talents to this rewarding ministry, there are several opportunities available.
Ministers of Hospitality
There is nothing better for people coming to Mass than to see a smiling face and be greeted with a warm "Hello and how are you today!". Whether a person is coming for the first time, just visiting or is a regular, it is a terrific way to make someone feel acknowledged and welcome. If you can make the time to come 15-20 minutes before Mass begins, we would love to have you greeting the members of our congregation. See Fr. Jenik before or after Mass.
Many tasks have to be accomplished during our Liturgies. There are questions that have to answered, directions given, collections ttaken up, papers picked up between the Masses, accidents cleaned up, and materials that have to be distributed. Ushers do these things and many more. It's not the most glamorous ministry but it is an important way of serving the needs of the congregation. If you would like volunteer and can arrive 15 minutes before Mass begins, please speak with our sacristans, Luis and Carlos, before the Saturday 7:00am Mass and the 9:00am Mass on Sunday, with David before the Sunday 11:00am Mass and with Bill King before the Sunday 12:30pm Mass.
Musicians and Singers
Everbody likes music. Tastes run in a wide range Hayden to Hip Hop. Music is an essential part of our Liturgies; at times it can be almost out of this world. It reaches and touches us at levels we often cannot describe with words. If you play an instrument or sing, or do both, and have the time for rehersal, please consider this ministry. It is said that the person who sings or plays an instrument prays twice. For the English Choir see Jennifer Washburn, our Director of Music, for the Spanish Adult Choir see Joe Rodriguez, and for the Spanish Youth Choir see Abriorix Nunez before or after Mass.
There are two parts to the Mass: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucahrist. Our Lectors proclaim readings from the Old and New Testaments to the congregation in a way to make them intelligible and understandable to all. Instruction and materials are available for anyone who would like to serve in this Ministry. See Fr. Jenik before or after Mass.
Altar servers, bouys and girls, have a long history of service to the Church. They assist the priest in various ways during the Mass and their presence symbolizes that the Eucharist is open to all, young and old, male and female. If you are interested in becoming an altar server, please drop by the sacristy, the room to the left of the altar, before the Mass. If your parents are with you invite them to come with you and meet the priest, the sacristans, and the other altar servers.