Worship Ministries promote worship and prayer in our community. Through their gifts and talents these ministry stewards ensure that our liturgical celebrations are truly life-giving expressions of our faith. 

Our Worship Ministries are always looking for volunteers. If you have questions about an individual ministry, please contact the ministry contact listed or the Commission Ministry Head.

Commission Ministry Head
Maria Solsrud, msolsrud@yahoo.com

 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Eucharistic Adoration is visiting and spending time in quiet prayer with Jesus present in the Eucharist.   It is an expression of our love for Jesus, who loves us so much that He never wants to leave us and stays with us in the Blessed Sacrament.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Wednesday in the Daily Chapel beginning at 8:00am, continuing until 6:30pm. Adoration is followed by Holy Hour from 6:30pm to 7:00pm.  Sign up not required.

Tuyen Pham, giusephamvantuyen@yahoo.com

Altar Linens
Members of the Altar Linen ministry launder and iron linens used in the celebration of the Eucharist each week. Each member is assigned one week 4 times per year.

Gretchen Heath, gheath@olachurch.org

Altar Servers
These young ministers (boys & girls) are trained to assist the clergy in the celebration of the Eucharist for school Masses, weekend liturgies, funerals, and nuptial Masses.

John Sheesley, john.patrick.sheesley74@gmail.com
Melissa Sheesley, sheesley74@yahoo.com

Altar Server Vestment Care
Members of this ministry clean and mend the vestments used by the altar servers.

John Shiptenko, johns@gabar.org

Environment & Art
This group plans the creative décor to enhance our ongoing and seasonal liturgies. Stewards are needed to assist in decorating the church throughout the years – and especially during the Advent/Christmas seasons.

Jocelyn Ralston, jocelynralston@comcast.net

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 
Extraordinary Ministers are commissioned to serve communion at weekend and daily Masses.  Added training will allow you to minister to the homebound, care centers and hospitals (See Ministers of Care).

Dc. Terry Biglow, terry.biglow@cdhpartners.com 
Sharon Adams, sharonfadams@bellsouth.net
Sunday 5:30pm Teen Ministry: Joseph Hoffman, jhoffman@olachurch.org

Funeral Coordinators
Funeral Coordinators assist families in the event of the death of a loved one by helping to plan the funeral liturgy and by being present to support the family at the funeral.

Margie Patterson, margiepatterson@bellsouth.net
Rita O’Brien, 404-231-9611

Greeters
This instrumental Ministry is often the frontline to OLA visitors. This dynamic group of people gather before the liturgy in the Narthex to greet all parishioners and Newcomers as they enter the church. The team is scheduled at their preferred Mass.

Lisa Broniec, lbroniec@yahoo.com

Lectors/Readers
Lectors proclaim the scripture readings and Prayers of the Faithful at liturgies.

Gretchen Heath, gheath@olachurch.org
Sunday 5:30 pm Mass, Teen ministry: Joseph Hoffman, jhoffman@olachurch.org
Children: Maria Solsrud, msolsrud@yahoo.com

Little Lambs
Each Sunday during the 9:00am Liturgy, children 2 – 5 years old, leave the congregation to celebrate the “Good News” in their own style with age appropriate stories and lessons then they return to Mass. It’s a great opportunity for Grandma’s and Grandpa’s to volunteer.

Lynn Corsiglia, lynncorsiglia@comcast.net

Liturgy of the Word for Children
Each Sunday during the 9:00 am Liturgy, children (5 years – 2nd grade), leave the congregation to celebrate the “Good News” in their own style then they return to Mass.  

Jen Murphy, jenmurphy44@hotmail.com

Marthas
Caretakers of the church, Narthex, chapel and confessional meet every week to dust, polish and clean glass. Teams of men and women meet around several rotating schedules in service, fellowship, prayer and community.

Bridgett Fenn, bridgetfenn@bellsouth.net  or 404-401-6302

Ministry of Care 
Parishioners bring the Word of God and the Eucharist on a weekly basis to the sick, elderly in hospitals or care centers or those who are home-bound.  Special training is required in addition to being a trained Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.

Dc. Terry Biglow, terry.biglow@cdhpartners.com

Music Ministries
OLA’s Music ministry provides many opportunities for parishioners of all ages to share their musical skills with the parish: Adult Choir and musicians, Children & Youth Choirs, Women’s Schola, Hand Chime Team, and Teen Choir. There are weekly rehearsals and special seasonal rehearsals. For detailed information see the parish website.

Adult & Musicians: Gregg Codelli, grcodelli@mindspring.com
Children/Youth, Women’s Schola, and Hand Chimes: Natalie Codelli, codelli@bellsouth.net
Teen Choir:  Angela O’Donoghue, aodonoghue@olachurch.org

Click Here to Visit OLA Music Ministries

Nursery
The Nursery is available during the 9:00am Sunday Mass. The Nursery is located in the OLA Preschool classrooms – follow directional signs on Sunday or stop by the Welcome Desk for more information.

Nalley Tabor, olanursery@olachurch.org

Sacristans
Sacristans assist the clergy in set-up and clean-up at daily and weekend liturgies.

Dc. Ed Patterson, edwardmpatterson@bellsouth.net

Stations of the Cross
On alternating Fridays during Lent, 12 women from the  parish present the Stations Through the Eyes of Mary, and 12 men from the parish present the stations Through the Eyes of John, the Apostle. Deacons lead on the other Fridays.

Deacon Ed Patterson, edwardmpatterson@bellsouth.net

Teen Ministered Mass
Teens serve as lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, choir, ushers and gift bearers at the Sunday 5:30pm Mass.

Angela O’Donoghue, aodonoghue@olachurch.org 
Joseph Hoffman, jhoffman@olachurch.org.

Ushers
Ushers greet those attending liturgies and provide assistance to those in need seating. They take up the offertory collection, hand out bulletins, and straighten up the church pews and Narthex after Mass.

Deacon Ed Patterson, edwardmpatterson@bellsouth.net

Wedding Guild
Wedding Guild members assist couples in pre-wedding preparations, the rehearsal, and on the day of the wedding. No previous experience necessary. Time commitment is shared with other coordinators.

Cheri Felton, cherifelton@bellsouth.net