Liturgical Ministries

Every parish needs help in creating beautiful and meaningful liturgy. If you have a talent or time, we hope you will volunteer.

Altar Servers

Servers assist the priest by taking responsibility for many of the details in the preparation of the altar and vessels for Mass, other special celebrations during the liturgical year, funerals and weddings.  Those boys who have completed 3rd grade should apply to become altar servers. Parents need to contact the Parish Office.

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Lectors

The proclamation of the Word for the People of God that gather to worship is the ministry known as Lectors. Lectors carry out this vital function during the celebration of the Eucharist, sacraments and other rites. Training is provided through the Pastoral Staff.  Deacon Hamlin is the point of contact.


 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMs) are trusted with the important duty of assisting in the distribution of the Eucharist to the assembly who gather for worship at Mass.  EMs also bring Holy Communion to our many homebound parishioners.  Candidates must be baptized, confirmed and practicing Catholics in this parish, at least sixteen years of age (21 if visiting homebound) and in good standing with the Church. Training is provided. If you have an interest in this ministry, please contact the parish office.

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Sacristans

The sacristans at Our Lady Star of the Sea, under the general direction of Deacon Bill Hamlin, undertake the care of the sacristy, laying out the liturgical vestments, and assisting with anything else needed for the celebration of Mass, Benediction, and other liturgical events, such as chalices, ciboria, cruets, oils, procession candles, incense, altar linens, and altar server garments, ensuring that everything necessary is available and in proper order.

Anyone interested in participating in this ministry must be an active member of the parish and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Contact Deacon Bill Hamlin in the Parish Office: 479-3777.

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Ushers

Ushers assist at the Sunday liturgies by greeting and seating people, taking up the collections, assisting the congregation at Communion and handing out the parish bulletin. To volunteer, contact Virginia through the Parish Office.


 

Parish Choirs

Our Lady Star of the Sea boasts five distinct choirs. Each choir is regularly accepting new members. All choirs sing Gregorian Mass Ordinaries, Lumen Christi Missal Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamations, and hymns, as well as material unique to each group’s style and membership. Below is a schedule and contact information for each of these choirs if you are considering joining.

Choir Mass Time Practice Time Contact
Men's Schola 5:15 PM Vigil (Saturday) 4 PM Saturday Center Room 4  slafrance@starofthesea.net
Starlights Youth Choir 8:15 am (Sunday) 5:30 PM Wednesdays and 7:30 AM Sundays  mary@starofthesea.net
11 AM Mass Choir 11 AM (Sunday) 9:30 AM Sunday Choir Room mary@starofthesea.net
Sunday Cantor 5:15 PM (Sunday) 4:45 PM Sunday Choir Loft  mary@starofthesea.net
Schola Stella Maris (auditioned choir)  On call (3rd Tues/major feasts/holy days) TBD  mary@starofthesea.net