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Church Calendar
Mass Times 
Mon.- Sat. 8:30 am
Saturday Vigil
Sat. 4:00 pm
Sat. 6:00 pm (Spanish)

8:00 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm (Jan-Apr)
6:00 pm
KidZone Nursery
available during 10:00 am Sunday Mass
Sat. 2:45 pm
and before weekday Masses
Immediately following
8:30 am Mass
First Friday of
every month
 Ministries of Liturgy 
Altar Servers 

Altar servers play a key role in the celebration of Mass. People of all ages are welcome and needed to serve in this ministry! Training provided. Adults are also needed to promote this valuable service, coordinate the servers, and help with training sessions.

Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 

Adults and confirmed youth have an opportunity to serve fellow parishioners by being lay distributers. Responsibilities include dressing appropriately, arriving early for set up, distributing Holy Communion with respect and reverence, and staying after Mass to clean up. Training sessions are provided.

Eucharistic ministers assist in distributing the Eucharist at Mass. Training is provided several times a year.

The following are the two main requirements that should be met in order to serve as a Euchatristic Minister:

  • Registered member of the Parish.
  • Fully initiated in the Church, having received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.

Norms for all who Minister Communion

Norms for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion


Do you have a love for Sacred Scripture? Would you enjoy seeing others come to Christ because of your proclamation of the Word? If you have a strong, clear voice and feel called to proclaim God’s Word, pray to discern if this is what God wants you to do. Audition and training provided.


Ushers help establish and maintain the suitable decorum of the church as we gather for worship, cordially assist people in being seated so that they form one community, distribute, and pick up materials, and gather the offering. Men, women, and older teens are welcome. You serve at the mass you normally attend, and sit with your family. Will you help us? Call the parish office if you would like to be a part of this ministry.

Gift Bearers 
Gift Bearers assist at each liturgy by bringing up the bread and wine in the offertory procession. Couples, family members, friends, anyone, may sign the book in the narthex of the Church to indicate they are willing to serve at a particular mass. Gift Bearers move to the part of the narthex where the gifts are set just before the offertory and process to the altar where the gifts will be accepted by the Presider.
Greeting each other is everyone's job, but members of the Greeting Ministy go the extra mile by coming to the Church at least 20 minutes before the start of mass and are prepared to greet seasoned parishioners and newcomers alike. This is a great ministry for anyone, families can even serve together to welcome those gathering for mass.

This Ministry serves our Church by greeting parishioners, handing out bulletins, ushering people to an open seat, and helping at events when needed. Our mission is to make seasoned and new parishioners as well as guests feel at home. This ministry is a good place to start sharing your special talent.

Music Ministries 

Cantors lead the congregation in singing the Psalm and the Gospel Acclamation.  If no choir is present, the Cantor also leads the congregation in singing the Mass responses and hymns for that liturgy. A strong, pleasant voice with the ability to read music are essential for this ministry.  A commitment to practicing at home in preparation to sing at the liturgies for which you are scheduled, along with some flexibility in when you serve are also required. New Cantors are invited to audition with the Director of Liturgy and Music, Roy Roberts.

Do you play the cello, trumpet, piano or another orchestral instrument? We are in need of musicians who are proficient at their instrument to assist with music ministry for various celebrations throughout the church year. Commitment may vary.

Choral Groups:
If you have a love of singing, please consider joining one of our choral groups.  The ability to read music, while helpful, is not required and there is no audition process.  Simply come along to a rehearsal and we'll be happy to have you.
Parish Choir
Our Parish Choir leads the singing most weeks at the 10:00am Sunday Mass. Rehearsal takes place at 7pm on Thursday evenings in the Church. Rehearsals run from early September through the end of May. Additional rehearsal time in preparation for the Christmas and Easter Liturgies may be added.

Spanish Choir
The Spanish Choir leads singing at the 6:00pm Saturday Spanish Mass. This group gathers on Thursdays at 6:30pm in the Faith Development Center to rehearse.

Resurrection Choir
If you're available in the morning perhaps the Resurrection Choir would be something for you to consider. This ministry offers you the opportunity to grow spiritually by showing your love and compassion to grieving families by enhancing the funeral liturgy in song. 

Children's Choir
Comprised of 3rd and 4th Graders from St. Anthony Catholic School, our children's choir rehearses at school. The children's choir sings at the Friday morning School Mass and at special liturgies throughout the year.

Altar Society 

Jesus came to serve, not to be served. Come follow in His footsteps. Assisting the priest in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a great honor and privilege because it’s really Christ you are serving. Sacristans need to prepare the church by turning on and off the lights, organizing lectors and communion ministers, and setting up the sacred vessels and the readings in the Roman Missal.

Altar Linen Ministry
This is another behind-the-scenes ministries. There are those who faithfully take the soiled linens home to carefuly wash and iron. Every week there is an average of 30 purificators, as well as other linens that are used at the Altar of the Lord that need washed and ironed.

Church Cleaners
Our parishioners take pride in our church building where we gather each day in prayer and take it upon themselves to keep the church clean an in order. Between masses on Sunday we have those who straighten the books in the pews and clean up what some have left behind. Every Monday and Saturday morning they come freely to do a thorough cleaning and throughout the year they volunteer to shampoo the carpeting.

Art & Environment
Do you have a flair for seasonal and special-occasion decorating? Do you have 2 hours per week to care for plants used in decorating the church for all occasions? This committee needs people who can make and assemble banners, decorate and un-decorate trees, and much more, all of which enhances our worship space as liturgy requires. You will be called as needed, to let your talents shine!

Audio Visual 

If you like to fiddle with the EQ settings on your iPod or you are more interested in speakers and lights than the performer at a concert, you would enjoy the AV Team. Responsibilities include running the slides for Mass and mixing sounds for our musical groups. Both high school aged youth and adults are welcome. Training will be provided and we would love to have you.

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