Boys and girls begin sharing their time and talent as early as the fifth grade and are encouraged to continue serving into their high school years. They assist the priest during every Mass and at other spiritual functions, such as Stations of the Cross and Benediction. All interested young people willing to help with this ministry are asked to call Lynn Holler, 849-5022.

Those involved in this ministry take the smaller children to the Providence Room during the Liturgy of the Word at the 11:00 am Mass and conduct a simpler liturgy for them, including some activity. Anyone interested in helping should call Anna Millar at 822-0047

This group is made up of Eucharistic Ministers who bring Holy Communion to the sick, especially on Sundays, so the sick can feel connected to the parish. If you are interested call Fr. Dave Rauch, 843-3570 Ext. 13.

Commissioned during a Sunday Liturgy in a formal ceremony, these men and women assist in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist at Sunday Masses. In addition, they assist at the daily Eucharistic celebrations. Eucharistic Ministers also serve as sacristans, cleaning and setting out the sacred vessels. Eucharistic “teams” are scheduled quarterly. New members are always encouraged to join. Orientation meetings are held periodically. Interested persons are asked to call Lisa Bozdeck at 729-0653 or

In addition to our Priest and deacons, Our Lady of Providence parishioners are invited to share in the ministry of proclaiming the Word of God to the parish family. They share their time and talent at all daily, Sunday and Holy Day Masses. All men and women with appropriate skills are encouraged to serve. Please call Jo Ann Perkins at 270-3118.

These are parishioners who voluntarily care for the sanctuary, sacristy, sacred vessels, altar linens, vestments and floral arrangements. By taking responsibility for these sacred items, the sacristans use their time and talent to ensure that areas and items are available and ready at the proper time. If interested call Doris Mantia at 842-0280.

Their duties include: greeting people as they enter church, helping with seating, collecting the offering, assisting with communicants’ approach to the altar, and distributing the weekly bulletins. As good stewards, the ushers give of their time and talent to facilitate Sunday worship for the parish family. Men and women who are interested in this ministry please contact Jo Ann Perkins at 270-3118.

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