Worship Ministries

Children/Youth

5:30PM Mass Ministry

Our 5:30pm Mass on Sundays is ministered exclusively by the teens of our parish (6th grade +), and we are always looking for new volunteers. We need Lectors, Ushers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC), and members for our Teen Choir! (See below for information on Teen Choir.)

 

Youth must receive training to serve as a Lector or EMHC and will be scheduled in advance. Ushers and gift bearers should check in at the gift table when they arrive at Mass to volunteer to serve.

Joseph Hoffman, Asst. Youth Minister, jhoffman@olachurch.org

 

Andrew Knuckles, Director of Youth Ministry, aknuckles@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.

Lynn and Bill Kester, servers@olachurch.org

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Each Sunday at the 9am Mass during the school year children who are in kindergarten and first grade are invited to leave Mass to listen to the Liturgy of the Word for children on their own. They will have a time of reflection on the Word then head back to Mass to join their family at the offertory.

Bridgett Posey, bridgett.posey@gmail.com

Sarah Welch, mse365@gmail.com

Choir and Musicians (Children)

OLA’s Music ministry provides many opportunities for our young people to share their musical skills with the parish: Children & Youth Choirs, and Hand Chime Team. There are weekly rehearsals and special seasonal rehearsals. For detailed information see the parish website.

 

Natalie Codelli, Director of Children's Choir, ncodelli@olachurch.org

LifeTeen Band

Teens and Adults are invited to join the Sunday 5:30pm Life Teen Band. The Band will lead the music each week with rehearsals before Mass.

Jake Mappes, Life Teen Mass Worship Leader, jmapees@olachurch.org

Little Lambs

Each Sunday at 9am Mass during the school year independent preschool aged children are invited to receive their own Liturgy of the Word during Mass. They are led out by our community shepherd prior to the first reading then return to Mass at the offertory. They experience scripture and a reflection designed just for their age group.

Emily DeWitt, emily13dewitt@gmail.com

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.

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.

 

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

Parish Reconciliation Services


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.