Worship

WORSHIP MINISTRIES 
WORSHIP
DENNIS O’DONOGHUE (dodonoghue@stmichaellouisville.org)

ALTAR ATTENDANTS 
Donna Ernst (donna7572@att.net)     
David Moberly (dmoberly45acp@aol.com)

Altar Attendants assist the Presider and the community during liturgical celebrations. They lead processions, hold the Missal and other books for the Presider, and prepare the Altar for Liturgy of the Eucharist. During more Solemn Liturgies such as Christmas, Lent and the Easter Season, they carry candles and incense. Altar Attendants may begin in the 4th grade and can be of any age. A parent may be trained and serve with his or her child. All are welcome. Volunteers needed.

ART & ENVIRONMENT 
Linda Miles (MilesLA@emailpmi.com)
502.396.3616

This committee is responsible for designing and creating the enhancements for the sanctuary, church, and chapel in keeping with the liturgical calendar and season. Banners, book covers, table linens and other areas that play a role in the liturgical experience through senses are explored, being mindful of the graces unique to each season. Specific talents in flower arranging, design and sewing are valued, but not required. Responsibilities include caring for the flowers, plants, candles and altar linens on a weekly basis or as needed after weddings or funerals. Members meet monthly and work nights are scheduled as needed.

COMMUNION MINISTERS 
Laura Rink (laura.rink@twc.com)

As a Communion minister, you have been called to serve the very life of the Church, the living Body and Blood of Christ. Training and Archdiocesan mandate are required.

CROSS BEARERS 
Regina Nethery (rcnethery@bellsouth.net)

Cross bearers lead the ministers and priest in procession into the worship space at liturgies. Adults and youth are welcome! Very brief training required for new cross bearers. Youth need to be strong enough to carry the cross easily and hang it properly in the worship space.

MASS REPS 
Pat Hicks (twosteppinbrat@yahoo.com)

The liturgies of our church require some orchestration to ensure we have smooth, well-coordinated and prayerful services. Much of that work is accomplished behind the scenes by our Mass Reps. They arrive early for services to prepare all that is necessary for the liturgy: the bread, wine, vessels, and books, making sure all are ready and in place. They check-in the assigned liturgical ministers, organize the procession and coordinate the Collection and Presentation of Gifts. If you are a great organizer and communicator, then this could be the ministry for you!

MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY / GREETERS 
Mary Rose Stephenson (mrsjollyjerry@bellsouth.net)
Gayle Ellingsworth (grannygayle1@yahoo.com)

As a Minister of Hospitality/Greeter, you are the voice of welcome and the first person people meet when they come to worship with us and walk among us. Your role as Hospitality Minister is extremely important and is to be taken very seriously as it is based on Christian love, commitment, and service. True hospitality is a hallmark of a community of faith. Duties include: welcoming and assisting at doors, distributing worship materials and bulletins, and the collecting and presenting of our stewardship gifts at the altar. Ministers are scheduled one/two times a month. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet others and it is one of the few liturgical ministries where a family can serve together giving witness of family, faith, and commitment. Training is required and provided.

MINISTERS OF THE WORD 
Bill Geier (billg0217@gmail.com)
A Minister of the Word (Lector) proclaims the Scripture readings and the prayers of petition (if a Deacon is not present). A Minister of the Word is expected to prepare for liturgy in order to read with understanding and reverence. It is of value if you have some level of public speaking and are a very good reader. Youth, who are interested in this ministry, can attend training beginning in the fifth grade. An excellent book that is very helpful is “Guide for Lectors, The Liturgical Ministry Series” by Virginia Meagher and Paul Turner. Highly recommended.

MUSIC MINISTERS 
Dennis O’Donoghue (dodonoghue@stmichaellouisville.org)

Make a joyful noise! Members of this ministry use their talents to lead and support the music at parish Masses and prayer services. Opportunities abound for all ages and experience levels, including adult, youth and resurrection choirs, adult and youth handbells, cantors and instrumentalists. Most groups rehearse weekly from September through May, while our Resurrection Choir meets monthly. If you sing in your car or can count to four we have an opening for you. Come lend your musical gifts as we give praise and thanks to God!

ADULT CHOIR 
ADULT HANDBELLS 
CANTOR 
ENSEMBLE (SMALL VOCAL GROUP) 
INSTRUMENTALISTS 
RESURRECTION CHOIR 
YOUTH CHOIR 
YOUTH HANDBELLS 

WORSHIP COMMITTEE 
Dennis O’Donoghue (dodonoghue@stmichaellouisville.org)

The Worship Committee seeks to promote, encourage, and enrich the spiritual growth of the St. Michael community. We are a visionary, creative committee that uses the liturgical seasons and church documents as a guide and inspiration to prepare meaningful, reverent liturgies. This includes development and execution of the Orders of Liturgy along with the training, scheduling, and growth of ministers. We also seek to educate the community, calling them to ministry, and encouraging full, conscious, active participation by all. The Worship Committee meets monthly except in summer.


Musicians

Music Ministries

  • Adult Choir 
  • Cantors 
  • Children/Youth Bell Choir
  • Adult Bell Choir
  • Youth Choir
  • Ensemble
  • Youth Ensemble-
  • Instrumentalists
  • Resurrection Choir
Music Ministries

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