Lay ministers are an essential part of every liturgy; our liturgical ministries involve sharing your gifts in our worship and parish services. See below for an overview of the opportunities available, and contact our Director of Music and Liturgy to learn more and get involved.
Director of Music & Liturgy
Helena Vasconcello, (816) 800-0107
Sacristans help prepare the Church for Mass, ensuring that all materials required for the liturgy are in place, and provide guidance to other liturgical ministers.
Youth 6th grade and older assist at the altar during parish and school Masses, as well as other liturgical and sacramental celebrations.
Eucharistic Ministers assist in the distribution of Communion at Mass and are a vital part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Adult and youth parishioners serve as lectors, proclaiming the Word of God at daily and weekend Masses as well as special liturgical celebrations.
These ministers of hospitality greet and welcome people as they enter Mass, collect the offerings and assist with seating and other needs that may arise during the liturgy.
Adult and youth parishioners who sing and play a musical instrument work with the music director to lead the community in song during weekend Masses and at special liturgical celebrations.
This team of parishioners works with the Director to plan liturgical celebrations. Meetings convene monthly.
Art & Environment Committee
This is a sub-group of the Liturgy Committee, responsible for designing and seasonally decorating the Church.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word is offered during the 9 a.m. Sunday Masses during the school year for children age 4 until receipt of First Communion. Led by adult volunteers, children leave the Sunday assembly during the Liturgy of the Word to learn about the gospel and readings with activities appropriate for their level of understanding. They return prior to the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Adult volunteers must complete the “Protecting God’s Children program and have a background check.
Coordinator, Megan Scheiderer (816) 719-7094
The nursery, located in the church basement, is available during Sunday morning Masses for children up to Kindergarten age. It is staffed by adults, with youth helpers. Adult volunteers must complete the “Protecting God’s Children” program and have a background check.
Coordinator, Corinne Wolff