Liturgical Ministries

You are guaranteed an offer. The Benefits are Eternal!
altar servers side view
Due to COVID19, our ministries are limited and our EMs distribute according to protocol.

Altar Servers 

Altar servers assist the priest during the Mass. Fifth grade boys or boys over ten years of age may apply for this ministry. Teens must have a code of conduct and two reference letters with an application. Code of Conduct is a yearly update. Adult servers (18+) are required to have on file, a background check, VIRTUS training and a code of conduct.

Environment Committee

Our mission is to create a welcoming environment that announces the Liturgical season and draws the community into the celebration of the Liturgy. As a committee we are responsible for decorating the church, sanctuary and gathering space throughout the liturgical year. Members are needed to plan, set-up and maintain the environment throughout the year. Time commitment can range from thirty minutes to eight hours per month. Code of conduct must be on file and updated yearly.

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of God and the Prayer of the Faithful during all weekend and Holy Day Masses. We assign on a five-week rotation. We proclaim at different Mass times within our schedule, as part of a two person team. Ongoing training and support is provided. Code of conduct must be on file and updated yearly.

Sacristan

The Office of Sacristan is a ministry of the Church by which a sacristan uses his/her time and talent to serve the priest before and after one of the daily or weekend Masses. The sacristan performs all preparations for the Mass by working with the altar servers, lectors, ushers, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist and by performing the duties within the sacristy. The sacristan should arrive one half hour before Mass and plan to stay a short time after Mass. The age requirement for a sacristan is 16 years old and confirmed. Training is provided and the rotation is once a week. Adult sacristan (18+) are required to have on file, a background check, VIRTUS training and a code of conduct.

Ushers

Ushers are greeters of hospitality who meet and greet people as they enter the church for Mass or worship. The ushers also gather the Sunday offerings collections and hand out parish bulletins. Ushers are required to wear proper attire. Participants must be confirmed, and training is provided. Adult Ushers (18+) are required to have on file, a background check, VIRTUS training and a code of conduct. Teens must have a code of conduct and two reference letters with an application. Code of Conduct is a yearly update

Vigil Light Cleaners

They are responsible for cleaning the inside of the vigil lights and putting in new candles in the church and chapel. Training is provided. The time commitment is approximately twenty minutes, one to two times a month.

Parish Choir

The Parish Choir leads worship with a variety of musical styles and provides special music at a Sunday Mass from September through early June. The choir also leads special liturgies throughout the year, including Christmas and Triduum. All singers age 16 and older are welcome. Reading music is not required. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. The choir meets on Sunday mornings 1 hour prior to Mass to warm-up.  Interested EMAIL

Other Musical Ministries

Instrumentalists / Cantors
Resurrection Schola (sing at funerals)
Dinner Theatre (performance in February)

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion

During the Pandemic the process has continually changed, here is a guide as of March 24, 2021.

You would assist the priest at Masses by helping distribute the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.  This most important and rewarding ministry is open to any Catholic over the age of 16 who is registered as a parishioner of the Church of the Epiphany and who has received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist, and who participates regularly in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church.  If married, the marriage must be one recognized by the Church.  Extraordinary ministers are asked to serve at least once a month.  The privilege of serving as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion is very important to the Eucharistic life of the Church.

If you’d like to serve God and become an active member of this crucial ministry, EMAIL.

Training is scheduled at your convenience and takes approximately one hour.  Review the training guide.  Click here for a diagram of positions in the sanctuary.

Here is a listing of the Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister Teams.

Click here for the 2021 Holy Days and other special events.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist for Mercy Hospital

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist are urgently needed to bring the Eucharist to Mercy Hospital the first and second Sunday of each month. You must first be a trained Extraordinary Minister and your name recorded at Epiphany. Once you are trained or if you are already an Extraordinary Minister, additional training is needed and provided by Mercy Hospital. This training pertains to Mercy’s safety regulations and HIPPA. If you would like to become an Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist we would be honored to have you join this ministry. For more information EMAIL

There has been confusion of how to properly dispose of a Host that wasn’t consumed or spit out. Please review the procedures for bringing communion to the homebound or hospital, updated as of August, 2019.

Related Links