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Liturgical Ministries

Hospitality, kindness and courtesy are all Franciscan values that are embraced by the community of St. Francis. Opportunities are available for those who would like to share their talents on the weekend during one of the Masses. Liturgical ministries encompass liturgy, music and hospitality.

Altar Servers and Thurifers

From the processional hymn to the recessional, altar servers help the Celebrant and the assembly celebrate the Mass. No experience necessary.

Contact:

Joanie Madormo 440-364-9597

Church Keeping

Volunteers help maintain the worship space, Holy Water fonts, altar, and other liturgical items as well as wash and iron linens.  Volunteer times for Church Keeping can be adapted to fit in your schedule.

Contact:

Beverly Saunders

919-846-5795

CLOW (Children’s Liturgy of the Word)

Children’s Liturgy of the Word are volunteers that ensure that the assembly’s children (ages 4-6) experience meaningful, inspirational, and spiritual celebrations of the Liturgy of the Word through careful, reflective planning, and preparation by our lay presiders.

Contact:

Jackie Kelly

919-896-6297

Collection Counters

Each week a group of volunteers meets to sort and count the donations received during the prior week, including the weekend mass collections. The count team is charged with ensuring the accuracy and transparency of our count process. It also serves as our first step in demonstrating our good stewardship over the donated funds. Between 8-10 volunteers are desired to conduct the count. The time commitment is about one hour each week. Ideally we would like to have enough volunteers to form multiple rotating teams. If you cannot commit to a weekly schedule, that is not a problem. We have members who volunteer every week, every other week, once a month, whatever works best for your schedule. While the count team has an important mission, it also can be a great opportunity to meet and socialize with other parishioners.

Contact : Rob Neppel  (919) 847-8205 x 243

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Cross Bearers

Being a Cross Bearer is an excellent way to share your time and talent with this community and play a very important role in the Mass, from the processional hymn to the recessional.

Contact:

Joseph Randazzo

410-841-4817

Environment & Art

The Environment and Arts ministry enhances the worship space by connecting the parishioners to the message of the Gospel through flowers, candles and fabric based on the liturgical season. The group also cares for the sanctuary greenery with weekly watering.

Contact:

Theresa Baumgartner

919-848-3383

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (EMs)

EM’s help assist in the distribution of Holy Communion to the congregation during Mass. We also have EMs who bring the Holy Eucharist to those who cannot attend Sunday liturgies at St. Francis: the homebound, hospitalized and residents of retirement communities and nursing homes.

Contact : Jim Wahl (919) 847-8205 x 230

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Hospitality Ministers

Learn the importance and powerful witness of those who stand at the “front lines” of our faith as Hospitality Ministers. You will serve as visual representatives of St. Francis during Mass and offer assistance and direct the offertory collection and Eucharistic procession. Training provided, no experience necessary.

Contact : Jim Wahl (919) 847-8205 x 230

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Lectors

As a lector, you enter into a deeper relationship with the Word of God as revealed in sacred scripture.  As you bring the printed Word to life, you are challenged with giving voice to God’s healing and strengthening Word as it goes forth irrevocably to the ends of the earth, achieving the purpose of which God sent it.

Contact:

Mike Wrzesien

919-624-1592 | wrzesien1963@gmail.com

Marriage Preparation Team

Meeting with and preparing our engaged couples to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony through information sessions and sharing from our experiences of marriage.

Contact : Martina Dumberger  (919) 847-8205 x 273

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Hospitality Ministers

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Music Ministry

We are all called to musical ministry in the liturgy by participating in the songs and hymns of the Mass. However, some people have received the gift of musical leadership and this is best served by participating as a singer or instrumentalist. St Francis of Assisi has a robust music ministry under the direction of James Wahl.

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Mass Coordinator (MCs)

Responsible for coordinating and overseeing all aspects of the Liturgy and make sure Mass runs smoothly.

Contact:

Amy Fix

919-818-2710

Marriage Preparation Team

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Lectors

Contact:

Mike Wrzesien

919-624-1592 | wrzesien1963@gmail.com

Environment & Art

Contact:

Theresa Baumgartner

919-848-3383

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (EMs)

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Cross Bearers

Contact:

Joseph Randazzo

410-841-4817

Collection Counters

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CLOW (Children’s Liturgy of the Word)

Contact:

Jackie Kelly

919-896-6297