LECTOR: Lectors proclaim the Word of God. Men, women and children serve in this ministry by proclaiming the scriptures to the assembly during Mass or other liturgies. An ideal lector is one who has a strong, clear speaking voice, who has a love for the scriptures, and who is eager to grow in an understanding of the Word of God. A brief training period is required.
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Contact: Helen Previts Contact Rectory at 440-777-5050
Communion Ministers: (Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion). Communion Ministers assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at Liturgy and also take Communion to nursing home residents and homebound parishioners.
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Contact: Richard Strekal Contact Rectory at 440-777-5050
Greeters: This ministry is open to men and women and families of the parish. They greet people at all weekend liturgies.
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Contact: Dennis Richnasky – Please call rectory at 440-777-5050
Ushers: The ushers ask a family to take up the gifts at the Offertory Procession. They are responsible for taking up the collection and directing people at Communion. As people leave church, they distribute bulletins.
Contact: Dennis Richnasky or Jim Tobin by leaving a message at the office 440-777-5050
Altar Servers: This ministry is open to the youth and adults of the parish beginning in fourth grade. They assist the priest at the altar during Mass.
Contact: Kathy Huber 440-777-5050
Funeral Servers: Adults assist at the altar for funeral services. This ministry is open to all men and women of the parish.
Contact: Sr. Jerome 440-777-2168
Ministers of Music: Music ministers lead the assembly in the singing of the liturgy. New members are always welcome. Interested parishioners are invited to contact the Director of Music to participate in Music Ministry.
Contact: Tom Czajkowski 440-777-5050
Ministers of music include the following:
Cantors: Cantors proclaim the Responsorial Psalm, the Gospel Alleluia, and lead the assembly in song. Anyone wishing to serve as a cantor should contact Thomas Czajkowski, Saint Richard Music Director, before or after any weekend mass.
Adult Choir: The Adult Choir leads the singing at Sunday Mass (currently 9:00 a.m.) They provide prelude, interlude and postlude selections. The choir sings for special feasts such as the Easter, Triduum, Christmas, Confirmation, First Holy Communion, etc. Rehearsals are at 7:30p.m. on Thursday evenings. There are no summer rehearsals. Formal vocal experience is not required. Please contact Tom Czajkowski, St. Richard Music Director, before or after any weekend mass.
Funeral Choir: The funeral choir is open to all parishioners. It is not necessary to be a member of the adult choir. The members are called when they are needed to sing for a funeral.