Every parish needs help in creating beautiful and meaningful liturgy. If you have a talent or time, we hope you will volunteer.
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.
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. Contact Deacon Hamlin if interested
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.
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.
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.
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.
[table]Choir, Mass Time, Practice Time, Contact
Men’s Schola, 5:00 PM Vigil (Saturday), 4 PM Saturday Center Room 4, firstname.lastname@example.org
Starlights Youth Choir, 8:00 am (Sunday), 5:30 PM Wednesdays and 7:30 AM Sundays, email@example.com
11 AM Mass Choir, 11 AM (Sunday), 9:30 AM Sunday Choir Room, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Cantor, 5:00 PM (Sunday), 4:45 PM Sunday Choir Loft, email@example.com
Schola Stella Maris (auditioned choir), On call (3rd Tues/major feasts/holy days), TBD, firstname.lastname@example.org