Our Triduum celebration is the highest point of the liturgical year. On Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil/Sunday there are over 250 opportunities for volunteer participation. Ee need YOUR help:
1. To prepare the environment: Tidying up the books in the pews, ironing, placing plants in pots and carrying them into the church, moving furniture, sweeping floors and dusting corners, placing towels in baskets, and other similar tasks.
2. To help with Liturgical Roles
Cross bearer, gift bearer, usher, greeter, or Gospel Book bearer at Mass, or as a reader during Adoration on Holy Thursday night.
Music has an integral role in the liturgies at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish. Singers and instrumentalists support the full participation of the gathered assembly.
The Members of the 5pm Saturday and 10:30 Sunday Music Ministry choirs lead sung prayer for the 5 pm Saturday Mass and the 10:30 Sunday Mass. They rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9 p.m. preparing various styles of music for the weekend Masses and for holy days.
The Youth Choir (grades 7 – 12) provides music at the 5:00 pm Mass on the first Sunday of the month during October – May. Rehearsals are on 3 Thursday evenings a month. Once a month, the group gathers for Pizza, Prayer and Practice. They share pizza, discuss the scriptures of the upcoming Sunday Mass, and plan the music for Mass.
The Children's Choir (grades 2 – 6) sings at the 10:30 am Sunday Mass one Sunday a month, on Christmas, Easter, and other special occasions. Rehearsals are held Thursdays from 5:45 – 6:30 pm in the Parish Center Hall. The choir celebrates monthly birthday parties and enjoys pizza parties during the Christmas Season and at the end of the year.
Cantors and Instrumentalists are always needed. Individual rehearsals are scheduled with the Director of Music.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are members of our parish who are invited by the pastor to be trained and formally commissioned to serve our parish community by ministering the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and sometimes to the sick or dying.
To volunteer or learn more, please contact the parish office.
Greeters and ushers offer hospitality at Mass, Funeral Rites, and other liturgical celebrations. They welcome the assembly, give directions and answer questions as needed, and offer assistance to anyone with special needs. They also help with the collection of offerings at weekend liturgies.
Youth in 5th grade or higher serve at the altar during Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Training is provided and new servers are mentored by experienced servers. Altar servers are scheduled in groups of two to three and are expected to commit to serving at least once per month.
Men and women assist at the altar during daily Mass, funerals, and other liturgical celebrations. Training is provided and scheduling is flexible.
Please contact the Parish Office for further information.