Liturgy and Worship Ministries
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Members of our parish and other surrounding communities take part in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament by maintaining a continuous prayer vigil in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel. This is open to all people of faith for quiet prayerful reflection and adoration of the Eucharist. People are needed to commit to specific one-hour periods throughout the week, from 6 p.m. on Sunday through midnight on Friday, to ensure the Blessed Sacrament is always accompanied. Substitutes are always needed.
For hours 6 p.m. to midnight
George Mitro, 419-668-4320
For hours midnight to 6 a.m.
Ann Schumm, 419-668-8994
For hours 6 a.m. to noon
Marilyn Kocher, 419-668-8742
For hours noon to 6 p.m.
Karen Ott (Interim), 419-668-1240 or 419-921-4246
Altar Servers – Adult and Youth
Youth and/or adult servers assist the priest during Mass, including the procession before and after Mass, and assisting with offertory gifts and other tasks that aid the celebrant and enhance the liturgy. Servers should arrive for Mass 15 minutes prior to start. Adult servers are needed for funeral Masses and other celebrations when youth servers are unavailable. Servers complete a training session with a parish priest. Two-month schedules are sent out from the parish office via email (can be sent through regular mail, if necessary) and are also available on the parish website: www.stpaulchurch.org
Mike Roth, 419-668-5445, youth servers
Jerry Hettel, 419-668-6942, for adult servers
Juana Ornelas, 419-660-0860 (Mass in Spanish)
Church Environment Team
The Church Environment Team plans the seasonal decorations of the church in such a way that the environment reinforces, communicates, and celebrates the liturgical tone of the season. A planning committee of about 8 volunteers is needed. Planners meet prior to Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time. Many more hands at the time of putting the plan into action are also needed, as are volunteers to water the indoor and outdoor plants three times weekly.
Paula Hackathorn, 419-681-2444
Eucharistic Ministers assist at distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during celebration of the Mass. These ministers should arrive 15 minutes before Mass. After Mass, they purify and clean the sacred vessels and assist the Mass Coordinator to put them away. Eucharistic Ministers are asked to serve a 2-year renewable commitment and, after initial training, participate in ongoing formation every two years throughout their ministry. Three-month schedules are sent out from the parish office via email and are also available on our website: www.stpaulchurch.org
Marcia Roth, 419-668-2262
Patricia Carrillo, 419-668-5731 (Mass in Spanish)
Hosts help create an atmosphere of hospitality through their words and actions, welcoming parishioners and visitors as they gather for worship. Hosts also assist in helping guests locate seats and other areas of our church. They assist with the Offertory, the Communion procession, and distribute bulletins and other materials. This ministry is open to all and is a wonderful place to begin serving in our parish. Volunteers receive an initial orientation and annual formation.
Pat Krause, 419-668-6044, ext. 232
Our lectors have the privilege of proclaiming the Word of God in such a way that it comes to life in the hearts of the assembly. Those called to this ministry must have a loud, clear speaking voice and possess good communication skills. The time commitment involved is largely personal preparation and an annual training session.
Chris Ceccoli, 419-668-7133
Maria Guadalupe Enriques, 419-660-9528 (Mass in Spanish)
The ministerial role of the Liturgy Committee is three-fold: planning/preparation, evaluation and education. The committee provides initial and on-going training for all liturgical ministers and also provides liturgical catechesis to all parishioners. This group collaborates on seasonal planning for Sunday worship throughout the liturgical year and plans various sacramental celebrations and other prayer experiences. Committee members continue to educate themselves through reading and attending various seminars and workshops.
Mark Niese, 419-668-6044, ext. 258
Liturgy of the Word with Children (LWC)
(Liturgy and Worship)
Children often have a difficult time paying attention throughout the Mass. LWC offers children, ages 4 years through about 12 years old, the opportunity to hear the Children’s Liturgy readings in language they can understand and to participate in an activity that helps them relate the stories to their lives. LWC is offered the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month: during the 9:00 Mass on the 2nd Sunday and the 11:00 Mass on the 4th Sunday. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children, especially if your child is timid at first. Volunteers share the readings and lead the children in a related activity. Leaders are given a simple program to follow.
Marian Bermudez, 419-663-5036,
This ministry assists the priests by preparing the church and sacristy for daily and weekend Masses. Mass coordinators ensure that the gifts are ready, lights and microphones are on, and other necessary tasks are completed so the priest celebrating the Mass has more time to focus on his personal preparations.
Anna Weisenberger, 419-668-8974