logo

Worship Ministries

Since you are at Mass anyway, serving as a minister is a great way to start or enhance your faith journey! Worship Ministry provides parish members the opportunity to assist in various roles for liturgy service / Mass. These individuals step forward as assigned or volunteer to assist at the Mass they attend. Training is provided frequently and new members are always welcome! A minister is someone authorized by the church to perform functions as one of Christ’s faithful deputed. At Saint John Vianney, we welcome parishioners to become ministers and active members in many areas. If you are interested in learning more about these ministries, click on the highlighted text and/or contact the individual listed for more information.

  • Altar Servers

    To assist the presider and assembly at liturgy. Youth in grades 6 and up assist the celebrant during Mass. Weekday / Funeral / Wedding servers open to adults in addition to students.

    Bill Beres

     

    414-254-1509

     

     

  • Cantors

    Serve as leaders of sung prayer at liturgy. Sing at weekend liturgies with an additional 1/2 hour rehearsal during the week.

    Dave Sanders

     

    262-796-3946

     

     

  • Centering Prayer

    The Centering Prayer group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. They support and inspire those who practice Centering Prayer.

    Marianne Kazmier

     

    262-782-5586

     

     

  • Choir

    Children

    Children’s choir enhances the beauty of liturgy and gives children musical, social and spiritual benefits. Laudate Choir will meet on Thursdays from 2:50-4:00 PM for ages K5-Grade 4.

    Vincent LaTona

     

    262-796-3946

     

     

    Funeral

    Men and women who use their musical talents to lead the congregation in sung prayer. Members are contacted when a funeral is scheduled. If available, arrive 15 minutes prior to funeral liturgy.

    Angela Bravata

     

    262-796-3946

     

     

    Handbell

    The Handbell Choir is an established ensemble that has become a part of the music ministry here at Saint John Vianney. It consists of 11 auditioned ringers who ring on a regular basis as part of our Sunday liturgies, major feasts and special occasions. They rehearse on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm From September through May.

    Dave Sanders

     

    262-796-3946

     

     

    Parish

    Men and women who use their musical talents to lead the congregation in sung prayer. Sing every week from September through May, plus Holy Days and special occasions. Alternate singing among the 4:30 pm, 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses. Rehearsals on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 pm.

    Dave Sanders

     

    262-796-3946

     

     

  • Eucharistic Adoration

    Adoration every Friday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

    Joyann Stewart

     

    262-821-9295

     

     

    Edie Tomsyck

     

    262-786-6369

     

  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

    Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist with the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass. One training session. Eucharistic Ministers may serve at Mass as often as they would like.

    Mary Lopez

     

    262-821-5144

     

     

  • Funeral Liturgy Ministers

    Assist with the celebration of a funeral Mass. May serve as readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristan. Notified when funeral occurs. Can serve if available.

    Angela Bravata

     

    262-796-3946

     

     

  • Hospitality Ministry

    Assist the assembly at every liturgy on weekends and holy days. Greet in the narthex before Mass and hand out orders of worship and bulletins, seat people, handle collections, hand out bulletins, and mild church clean-up.

    Lee Crooks

     

    262-781-8292

     

     

  • Instrumentalists

    Provide opportunity for instrumentalists to share their musical talents during liturgy in an effort to inspire the assembly to active participation. All ages are welcome. Play at designated weekend liturgies and Holy Day liturgies.

    Dave Sanders

     

    262-796-3946

     

     

  • Lectors

    Proclaim the Word of God. Lectoring during Masses on weekends and holy days.

    Ed Wucker

     

    262-938-6747

     

     

  • Liturgical Environment

    To create an environment conducive to worship. This includes: idea development, sewing, building, set-up / clean-up, floral design, etc.

    Angela Bravata

     

    262-796-3946

     

     

  • Prayer Line

    Pray for people who have requested prayers due to illness, loss of job or other special occurrences in their lives. People are broken into small groups and given names of people to pray for.

    Mary Doney

     

    262-786-8672

     

  • Sacristans

    Assist with the general upkeep of the Sacristy and physical preparation needed for the celebration of Mass. Prepare the altar with the hosts, wine, bowls and cups.

    Joyann Stewart

     

    262-821-9295

     

     

  • Worship Standing Committee

    Nourishes and offers direction to the liturgical aspect of parish life by ensuring that parishioners are provided with opportunities to deepen their faith through a variety of prayer experiences and liturgical celebrations. Offer direction through reflection of readings and seasonal attributes.

    Diane Scott

     

    414-852-7750