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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 from grade 6 through adult assist the celebrant during Mass. Weekday/Funeral/Wedding servers open to adults in addition to students.

    Gerry Offenbacher
    262-786-4323
  • 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 weekly on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM. They support and inspire those who practice Centering Prayer.

    Marianne Kazmier
    262-782-5586
  • Choir

    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.

    Lisa Rehlinger
    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 4:00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

    Marianne Kazmier
    262-782-5586
  • 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.

    Lisa Rehlinger
    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, 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.

    Lisa Rehlinger
    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 Jane Schank-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 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.

    Pat Bulter
    262-784-1301