WORSHIP

 




Worship Commission

This commission is responsible for ensuring that all of our liturgies are celebrated beautifully and reverently for the glory of God.


LITURGY

Altar Servers

This ministry is open to all young people fifth grade and older. Altar servers assist the priests and deacons in the celebration of the Eucharist. Formation for servers normally takes place in the spring and fall of each year. A training session is required.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) assist the priest in offering to the faithful the greatest gift that God can give us, namely, His Son in the Eucharist. Those interested must be registered parishioners, have received the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, and be at least of high school age. New EMHC must attend a training session.

First Responder Medical Team (FRMT)

This team is comprised of emergency personnel and medical first responders in case of a necessity at events held on the church grounds.

Lectors

These men and women have the incredible opportunity to lend their voice to God to proclaim the Scriptures at Mass. Any Parish member who is a confirmed Catholic of high school age may be commissioned as a lector. A one-time training is required.

The Lord's Laundry

Members of this ministry contribute to our liturgical celebrations by washing and ironing the linens used at Mass. There is a one-time training meeting.

Ministers of Hospitality

We aspire to be a radically hospitable parish. These men and women help make this a reality. This is a wonderful ministry for parents with children to get involved in.

Sacristans

These men and women have the opportunity to care for and prepare the sacred vessels used at Mass. Sacristans must be baptized, practicing Catholics and registered members of the parish. One training session is required.

Worship Tech

The Worship Tech Team operates both the soundboard and the projector at Mass and other liturgical events. Training is provided, some degree of comfort with technology and the liturgy is expected.

Wedding Coordinators

These volunteers help a bride and groom and their guests to celebrate a beautiful and reverent wedding ceremony. They lead all wedding rehearsals and assist the priest or deacon on the day of the wedding.

Kathi Fordyce

(734) 459-3458

MUSIC

4 p.m. Music Group

This ministry leads the worship at the 4 P.M. Mass on Saturday. It is open to vocalists and instrumentalists of all musical ability. No special skills or training required–just the ability to sing or blend in.

Lou & Rose Brohl

(734) 455-8564

Contemporary Ensemble

This ensemble leads the worship for the 5 p.m. Sunday Mass and various other occasions, including Praise & Worship. While open to all, we especially seek youth (13+) and young adults, both singers and instrumentalists, who are comfortable and talented enough to sing praise to the Lord. It helps if you can either read music or have a good musical ear.

Cantors

Cantors lead the music for worship at the 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and Noon Masses on Sunday and on other occasions throughout the year. Our expectation is that these men and women are not only excellent singers but, more importantly, intentional disciples of Jesus. The ability to read music and a good ear are required.

Adult Choir

The Adult Choir leads the worship at the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass and other occasions. Membership is open to those high school age and older. There is a weekly rehearsal on Thursday nights, from 7-9 p.m.

Youth Handbell Choir

This ministry is open to all youth of the parish Grades 4–8. There is a short weekly rehearsal and performances are scheduled throughout the school year. Reading music is not essential for beginning choirs.

Adult Handbell Choir

This ministry assists at Mass approximately once a month and also special occasions (Christmas Eve and Easter). Some basic music reading experience is helpful.

PRAYER

Eucharistic Exposition & Adoration

Few things have the potential to change a person’s life as powerfully as the regular habit of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. The parish is blessed to have an Adoration Chapel where Jesus is present in the Eucharist from Monday at 9 a.m. until Friday at 3 p.m. Please consider committing to spend one hour a week with Jesus.

Eucharistic Praise & Worship

The human person was created to worship God. Once a month during fall, winter and spring, we offer the incredible opportunity to worship Him in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament accompanied by contemporary praise and worship music and preaching.

Prayer Ministry Team

Prayer is the lifeblood of a disciple. This includes not only our personal prayer but the opportunity to pray with and for others. We have a robust prayer ministry at the parish, made up of men and women who are eager to help others in times of need.

FELLOWSHIP

Coffee & Donuts

Every Sunday after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Mass we gather in the Social Hall for food and fellowship. We would love to have you help us serve coffee and donuts to our brothers and sisters.

First Friday Fellowship

Many people make it a point to come to Mass on the first Friday of every month. On these Fridays immediately after Mass there is an opportunity for those who want to gather for some food and fellowship.

New Parishioner Welcoming Committee

This committee welcomes new members to the OLGC family. We are a large parish, and this is a helpful way to feel smaller.