At the heart of the Roman Catholic faith is the Eucharistic Liturgy. Additionally, the Catholic faithful participate in a wide variety of other rich liturgical experiences, especially the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharistic Adoration.
An up to date schedule of regular liturgies and sacraments such as these are posted on our Home Page.
If you'd like to join a Liturgical Ministry, or just learn more about one or more of them, download and complete an interest form, available in these formats:
You can then drop off that form in the collection basket during weekend Mass or drop it off in the Parish Office. If you have a specific question, you can also use the leader list. A current listing of Liturgical Ministries and their coordinators include:
Ministers of Holy Communion: Parish Office, 574-4545
Min. de la Eucaristía: Parish Office, 574-4545
Ministers of the Word (Lectors): Larry Edwards, 575-621-5550
Min. de la Palabra (Lectores): Mario Suarez, 271-1861
Altar Servers: Mary Trobiano, 772-3922
Monaguillos: Ani Vergez, 245-4750
Ushers/Greeters: Carmen D’Amore, 673-8100
Ushers (Espanol): Jose Seda, 573-1879
Liturgical Arts: John “J” Saxtan, 282-2330
Coro Hispano: Ingrid Olivarez, 265-8868
For more information on individual ministries:
Dr. Thomas E. James, Director of Music Ministries, invites anyone with musical ability, either vocal or instrumental, to join our music ministries. Opportunities include
- 10:30am Sunday Mass Choir (with a more formal repertoire with an emphasis on traditional and choral works. Practices are on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm)
- 9:00am Sunday Mass Choir (with a repertoire more diverse with an emphasis on a more contemporary style. Instrumentalists use guitars, drums, flutes, clarinet, violin and bass guitar. Practices are on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm)
- 1:30pm (Noon in the Summer) Coro Hispano (Sunday Spanish Mass Choir, follows the tradition of typical sounds throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The instruments of the choir include bass guitar, conga, "cuatro" (similar to a banjo), guitars, piano and various percussion instruments. Practices are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm) If you would like more information, please see Mrs. Ingrid Olivarez, Director, after the Spanish Mass or tel. 265-8868.
- 1:30pm (mediodía en el verano) Coro de la Misa en Español - La música sigue la tradición de los sonidos típicos de América Latina. Los instrumentos del coro son: bajo, cuatro, guitarras acústicas, piano, conga y otros instrumentos de percusión. Los ensayos se realizan cada Martes a las 7:30pm. Si usted quisiera más información, por favor contactar al Sra. Ingrid Olivarez, Directora del Coro, al 265-8868, o hablar con élla después de la Misa de 1:30 p.m.
Ministers of Holy Communion
Ministers of Holy Communion serve the parish community with prayerful reverence while assisting in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at weekday and weekend Masses, as well as administering to the homebound. Initial and ongoing training is required for this ministry.
Lectors require the ability to read well in public and to proclaim God's word effectively. Initial and ongoing training sessions are required. Lectors are scheduled between one and four times per month. Please contact the Dina Torstensen at 785-0657.
More information on Altar Servers can be found here.
Hospitality Ministry: Ushers & Greeters
Do you have a warm and friendly smile? Do you enjoy meeting people? Then help us spread the Good News! You will greet parishioners and guests on arrival at Mass, seat them as occasion arises, assist all disabled persons, take up collections, distribute bulletins at the end of Mass and remove unwanted materials from the pews after everyone leaves. Members are expected to be timely, dependable and dress appropriately. Please contact the Carmen D'Amore at 673-8100.
We are members of St. Andrew Parish with an interest in helping prepare our church for the celebration of the Liturgy. Liturgical Art and Environment Ministers are volunteers who give what we can whenever we can to enrich the worship experience for all through the integration of such principles as color, texture, arrangement, and design in order to enhance our consecrated worship space.
Presently, our ministry has a core group of members who act as the planning committee for the larger scale tasks we undertake. We then invite the parish community to assist in the actual cleaning of the church and arrangement of items in preparation of celebrating the specific Liturgical focus.
Our efforts focus on, but are not limited to, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, Corpus Christi, Christ the King, and special feast days such as our church's patron, St. Andrew. Persons interested may contact the parish office at 574-4545.
A very meaningful ministry here at St. Andrews is the opportunity to walk with someone through the process of planning and facilitating a funeral Mass at the parish. If you'd be interested in joining this ministry, contact Judy Brunson, the Pastoral Associate for Liturgy, at the Parish Office (239.574.4545).