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Worship Schedule

 

Weekend Masses:

Saturday - 5:00 PM

Sunday - 9:00 AM * Summer Mass schedule in effect

 

Weekday liturgies in the chapel

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:00 am

Monday and Saturday – 8:00 am Communion Service

***Some Mass times vary. See the bulletin

 

Holydays

12:00 Noon and 7:00 pm 
*Some Holiday Mass times vary. See the bulletin or check the website.

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday – 4:00 pm or by appointment

 

Worship Commission
Susan Auspos
Contact: Director of Liturgy and Music
Phone: 651.455.6624
sauspos@churchofstpatrick.com
In conjunction with the Pastor and Director of Liturgy and Music, oversee preparation, coordination, and evaluation of all liturgical ministries; promote awareness of the liturgical year through various celebrations and prayer.
 
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Worship Commission Member
Altar Server
Crucifer
Eucharistic Minister
Funeral Mass Server
Hospitality Minister (Ushers/Nurses/EMTs)
Lector
Sacristan
Adult Choir
Cantor
Children’s Choir

Men of Note (Men’s Quartet)
Resurrection Choir
SATB/TTBB (SATB = Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass TTBB = 2x tenors, 2x basses)
Voices of Praise
Hand Bell Choir
Instrumentalist
Art and Environment
Candles
Children’s Worship Bags
Eucharistic Adoration
Lay Presider
Lenten Stations of the Cross Leader
Altar Linen Ministry
Hospitality Ministers Coordinator
Liturgical Books and Hymnals
Liturgical Ministers Training and Scheduling
Liturgy of the Hours Leader
Nursery Helper
Rosary Leader
Plant Care
Sound System


Worship Commission Member
Meets monthly – fourth Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.  - includes Mass and meal
Offer input and support to the Director of Worship by addressing how we worship as a community. In addition to monthly meetings, additional time may be needed during Lent, Easter, Advent, and Christmas seasons.
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Altar Server
1 hour during Mass of your choice frequency is at your discretion/selection
Assist pastor during Mass at the altar by holding books, accepting the gifts, and preparing altar for the Eucharist.  Training provided.  Must be fourth grade or older; adults welcome. 
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Crucifer
1 hour during Mass of your choice frequency is at your discretion/selection
Carry processional crucifix during Mass procession and recession. 
Must be able to carry 45 pounds.
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Eucharistic Minister
1 hour during Mass of your choice frequency is at your discretion/selection
Assist pastor in distributing The Holy Body and Precious Blood of Christ to Mass attendees.  One hour training is provided.  Must be Confirmed and practicing Catholic. 
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Funeral Mass Server
2 hours – commitment is variable and on as needed basis – typically twice monthly During funeral Masses, assist pastor at the altar by holding books and preparing altar for communion.  Adults preferred.  Training provided. 
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Hospitality Minister (Ushers/Nurses/EMTs)
1½ hours including Mass of your choice – frequency is at your discretion/selection Ushers - Welcome and greet those coming to worship, assist those with special needs, facilitate collection and gifts procession, distribute bulletins, and tidy worship space after Mass.
Nurses/EMTs – Present and available at all masses to assist in the event of a medical emergency. 
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Lector
1 hour during Mass of your choice frequency is at your discretion/selection
Proclaim the first and/or second Scripture readings assigned for the Mass; read intercessory prayers.  One hour training provided.
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Sacristan
 1½  hours during Mass of your choice frequency is at your discretion/selection Prepare cups, plates, hosts and wine prior to Mass; purify and store all vessels after Mass; confirm attendance of Mass ministers and find substitutes if needed.  Must be a Confirmed and practicing Catholic.  One hour training provided. 
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Adult Choir
Performances: Twice monthly  - 1½ hours during Mass Rehearsals:
Weekly – Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
In participation with other choir members, lead parishioners in song during Sunday Mass.  Includes music with a varied four part repertoire from traditional to contemporary style music. 
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Cantor
1½  hours during Mass - frequency at your discretion/selection
Lead congregation in song during Mass.  Training provided. 
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Children’s Choir
Performances: Occasionally in addition to Christmas Eve and Easter – 1½ hours during Mass Rehearsals: Twice monthly  - Sundays, 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
For children in grades 1-5, lead parishioners in song during Mass occasionally during the liturgical year in addition to Christmas Eve and Easter.
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Men of Note  (Men’s Quartet)
 Time commitment is variable - performs at Mass monthly
Men’s quartet who lead songs during Mass.
 
Resurrection Choir
 1½ hours  - commitment is variable and on as needed basis – typically twice monthly Leads song during funeral Masses.
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SATB/TTBB (SATB = Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass TTBB = 2x tenors, 2x basses) Time commitment variable
Quartets with four part repertoire from traditional to contemporary.
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Voices of Praise
Time commitment variable
Men and women’s mixed quintet who lead song during Mass.
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Hand Bell Choir
 Weekly – Mondays, 6:30  – 8:00 p.m.
Enhance Mass music through the beauty of hand bells.  Ability to read music required. Performs occasionally during Mass between September and May in addition to Christmas and Easter.
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Instrumentalist
 30 minute rehearsal - 1 hour for Mass performance frequency at your discretion Enhance Mass music through percussion, horns, keyboards, and stringed instruments.  Ability to read music required.
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Art and Environment
 Seasonally - 2-5 hours
Update, change, and decorate the worship space environment and chapel to coincide with liturgical seasons. 
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Candles
 Weekly - 1 hour
Maintain Shrine of Mary and Altar candles.
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Children’s Worship Bags
Every other month - 2 hours
Manage bag inventory, organization, and replacement of damaged/missing items as well as changing bags for special seasons (Christmas and Easter). 
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Eucharistic Adoration
 1 hour - frequency at your discretion
Everyone is invited to visit Our Lord in the Adoration Chapel for silent, private prayer whereby the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration.  You may commit to being an adorer at a regular time slot or you may visit at your discretion.  Contact the parish office or see the Adoration kiosk to sign-up.
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Lay Presider
 1 hour  - frequency at your discretion/selection Leads the community in prayer and communion services on Monday and/or Saturday mornings when Mass is not celebrated in chapel.  Must be Confirmed, practicing Catholic.  Training provided.
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Lenten Stations of the Cross Leader
 Fridays during Lent, 6:30  - 7:15p.m.
Preside over Stations of the Cross using provided texts and prayers. 
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Altar Linen Ministry
Weekly - 2 hours
Pick up, wash, and iron altar linens and return them to the sacristy prior to following week’s Masses.  Washing and ironing instructions provided.  
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Hospitality Ministers Coordinator
 Every four months  – 8 hours (total) Plan hospitality minister schedules, oversee Minister training, and schedule  licensed nurse, EMT, or First Responder to be at each mass in case a medical emergency arises.
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Liturgical Books and Hymnals
Seasonally after daily Mass - 2  hours Help switch worship aids in the Hymnals and distribute various materials.
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Liturgical Ministers Training and Scheduling
Quarterly – 3 hours Plan liturgical minister schedules (lectors, altar servers, crucifers, Eucharistic ministers, hospitality ministers, and sacristan) and oversee Minister training. 
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Liturgy of the Hours Leader
 Daily -  Monday – Saturday, 7:00 – 7:30 a.m.
Guide parishioners in the prayers according to the Catholic Breviary. 
Text and prayers provided. 
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Nursery Helper
1 hour - frequency depends on quantity of volunteers
Watch young children (infants - 4 years old) during 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass from September through May.  CPR training is provided.  Must learn to use the paging system.  Requirements: For  those desiring to work with our youth and vulnerable adults, one  must 1) attend one three-hour Virtus training per the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) guidelines, 2) sign a Code of Conduct agreement , and 3) complete a criminal background check.  All training, documents, and information are provided.
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Rosary Leader
Daily - Monday – Saturday, 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Lead parishioners praying the rosary.  Text and prayers provided. 
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Plant Care
Weekly - 1 hour
Water and feed plants in Worship and Gathering spaces. 
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Sound System
1½  hours at Mass of your discretion /selection
Maintain sound system including soundboards and equipment.  Training provided. 
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