(Appointed by the Pastor) Parishioners serve various liturgical ministries who assist the pastor in discerning the effectiveness of liturgy in St. Jude parish.
Members take great pride in their role of service to the parish. They keep an inventory of supplies and linens, clean and sew linens and keep the church clean for our Masses.
Boys/girls/adults that assist the priest at Mass on Sundays, Holy Days and on special occasions. Membership is open to all boys and girls in the parish who are entering the fourth grade or older and to any registered adult parishioner. Altar servers who attend St. Jude School also serve during school Masses. A mandatory workshop is held for all new servers.
Arts and Environment
Parishioners with artistic talent (writing, painting, drawing, calligraphy, flower or interior design, decorative effect or ideas) can assist in our liturgical life. Members plan and decorate the sanctuary & church for the various liturgical seasons and helps clean up when each season ends.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Ministers)*
(Approved by the Pastor) Men and women who assist the priest in distribution of the Eucharist. Some also bring the Eucharist to parishioners who are unable to attend Sunday Mass. A mandatory workshop is held before scheduling and commissioning is held on Holy Thursday.
Parishioners who greet people as they enter the church for weekend Masses. They seek to make all parishioners and visitors feel welcome among us.
Ministers of the Word (Lectors)*
(Approved by pastor) Catholic adults who proclaim the Liturgy of the Word at Sunday Masses, Holy Days and other special liturgical functions. A mandatory workshop is held for all readers and a workbook is provided.
St. Jude is blessed with beautiful choirs, composed of talented parishioners. We have two choirs that invite and welcome your musical talents, vocal and/or instrumental skills. Those interested audition with the choir director; numbers are limited.
Men and women who volunteer their services to assist in celebration of Mass on Sundays, Holy Days and special occasions. Ushers have the opportunity to welcome individuals attending Mass and aid in the seating of the congregation, collecting the offering and tidying the church after service in preparation of the next celebration.
(*)Please Note: to be involved in the ministries noted by the asterisk (*), you must be over the age of 16, be previously Confirmed, in a valid Catholic Marriage (if married), and be practicing and registered at St. Jude Catholic Church.