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Worship Ministries

for Adults

Liturgical Support Ministries

These ministries are for those parishioners who prefer to support our communal prayer outside of actual liturgies

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.

For information, please email Gretchen Heath at gheath@olachurch.org

Altar Server Vestment Care

Members of this ministry clean and mend the vestments used by the altar servers.

For information, please email Joy Baljet at joybaljet@gmail.com

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 year – and especially during the Advent/Christmas seasons.

For information, please email Jocelyn Ralston, jocelynralston@comcast.net

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.

For information, please email Lisa Broniec at lbroniec@yahoo.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.

For information, please email Bridgett Fenn, bridgetfenn@bellsouth.net

Nursery

The Nursery is available during the 9:00am Sunday Mass except between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The Nursery is located in the OLA Preschool classrooms – follow directional signs on Sunday. olanursery@olachurch.org

For information, please email Anna Blancett at www.olanursery.shutterfly.com 

Liturgical Ministries

These ministries are for those parishioners who wish to play a role in the celebration of our Masses and Prayer services.

Choir and Musicians

OLA’s Music ministry provides many opportunities for parishioners of all ages to share their musical skills with the parish: Adult Choir and musicians, Women’s Schola, and Hand Chime Team.

For information on the choir and musicians, please email Gregg Codelli at grcodelli@mindspring.com


For information on the Women’s Schola and Hand Chimes, please email Natalie Codelli at ncodelli@olachurch.org

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 Ministry of Care).

For more information, please email Sharon Adams at

sharonfadams@bellsouth.net
 

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.

For more information, please email Margie Patterson at

margiepatterson@bellsouth.net

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

 

For more information, please email Deacon Ed Patterson at

epatterson@olachurch.org.  

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

For more information, please email Deacon Ed Patterson at

epatterson@olachurch.org

Stations of the Cross
On 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.

For more information, please email Deacon Ed Patterson at

epatterson@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.

For more information, please email Kevin Quirk at ushers@olachurch.org

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.

For more information, please email Cheri Felton at cherifelton@bellsouth.net

Deacon Ed Patterson

Director of Worship

epatterson@olachurch.org

Joceyln Ralston

Commission Ministry Head

jocelynralston@comcast.net

Opportunities for Prayer

Opportunities for prayer in addition to our weekly and daily Masses. Each of these ministries/services offers an opportunity to volunteer.

Addiction Mass
This Mass is celebrated on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10am in the Daily Chapel. Please join us if you, a loved one or anyone you know may be dealing with the struggle of addiction. Please see the calendar page for dates. 

For information, please email Mark Dannenfelser, Director of Adult Faith Formation at

mdannefelser@olachurch.org

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 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.

 

For information, please email Betsie Greiff at adoration@olachurch.org.

 

Elijah Cup Vocations Ministry
Join us in our prayers for vocations!  Every other week at one of the Sunday Masses, a different family takes the Elijah Cup home to pray for vocations to the religious life and priesthood – especially to the Society of Mary (Marist).

For information, please email Mary Ferrara at maryfferrara@yahoo.com

 

Healing Rosary
A healing rosary is prayed on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Daily Chapel. All are welcome to attend. Please see the calendar page for dates. 

 

If you have a prayer request, please send it to Nimi Wani at nwani@olachurch.org.


Penance Services

Communal Penance Services are held two times during the year – once during Advent and again during Lent.

 

Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross are prayed in the Church each Friday during Lent at 7:30pm.