Boys and girls, grades 6 and up are welcome to become altar servers. Serving at the altar is a great privilege and an opportunity to grow in holiness for the server and the server's family. Training sessions are offered which include instruction in the rites and ceremonies of the church, primarily the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. They are encouraged to learn and grow in understanding the meaning and purpose of what they are doing and why. Permission forms are required and training begins in the fall for each year. To become an altar server contact the Parish Office 440-247-7183. Altar Server Letter & Permission Form 2016 and NEW Altar Server Request Form December-February
Arts & Environment
The Arts and Environment Ministry is dedicated to the visual enhancement of our parish worship space. Through the use of flowers, greenery and fabric, the group designs for the changing liturgical seasons as well as weddings, funerals, and other events. To volunteer contact the Parish Office 440-247-7183.
Greeters & Ushers (Ministers of Hospitality)
Are you a friendly person who is at home in the church? Do you have a gift for making other people feel at home? Perhaps God is calling you to become an usher or greeter at one of our weekend liturgies. Ushers and greeters are not volunteers; they are ministers of hospitality who help the assembly worship by providing comfort and order to our liturgy. Greeters must arrive 20 minutes prior to Mass and the commitment is one Mass per month. If you want to use your gifts in service to the people of God at St. Joan of Arc Church, contact the Parish Office: 440-247-7183.
Our lectors are not volunteers; they are ministers called by God to proclaim the Word. The lector proclaims the Word of the Lord to the congregation at Mass and announces the Prayers of the Faithful when a deacon is not present. The lector prayerfully prepares for the readings by using the Lector Workbook. Responsibilities include attendance at an annual workshop, and advance preparation by becoming familiar with the readings. Time commitment is approximately one Mass per month. If you love the Scriptures and feel you are being called to proclaim the Word of God at our regularly scheduled weekend liturgies, please contact Evelyn Yoe. Click on the link Lector Guide 5-2015 for up dated lector guidelines.
|Coordinator: ||Evelyn Yoe 440-338-8761 |
Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist/
Special Ministers of Communion
Special Ministers of Communion are not volunteers; they are ministers responding to a call from our Lord, Jesus Christ, to share the Bread of Life and the Cup of eternal salvation with the people of God at St. Joan of Arc Church. Please call us if you hear God's call to this liturgical ministry.
|Coordinator: ||Donna Anderson 440-543-6934 |
Mass Coordinators contact the liturgical ministers who are signed up for a particular liturgy with reminders of their commitment. Coordinators must be at the church 15 minutes before the scheduled liturgy. To volunteer contact the Parish Office 440-247-7183.
|Saturday 4:30pm: ||Jean Sulik ||440-338-5996 |
|Sunday 8:00am: ||Joyce Sykora ||440-564-7557 |
|Sunday 10:00am: ||Open|| |
|Sunday Noon:||Robert Tropf ||440-338-6489 |
Worship Commission & Liturgy Committee
The Worship Commission oversees the liturgical ministries of altar servers, ministers of hospitality, special ministers of communion and lectors, as well as the liturgy committee and the music ministry, with its choirs and cantor guild. The Liturgy Committee meets monthly to plan music for our liturgies. To volunteer contact Patrick Wickliffe 440-247-0371.