Worship Ministries

Acolytes | Eucharistic Ministers | Lectors | Ushers | Children's Liturgy


Acolytes

Contact Information:
Thomas Shull
607-739-3817 (Parish Office)
E-mail: smomc@stny.rr.com

Assist the presider and other liturgical ministers during Mass. The ministry is open to all parish members in the fifth grade and above who have received First Eucharist. Training is required for all prospective acolytes.

Eucharistic Ministers

Contact Information:
             Phone: 607-739-3817 (Parish Office)
             E-mail: smomc@stny.rr.com

Assist in the distribution of Communion during Mass. Training is required for all prospective Eucharistic Ministers.

Eucharistic Ministers to Nursing Homes, Hospitals and the Home Bound

Contact Information:
             Phone: 607-739-3817 (Parish Office)
             E-mail: smomc@stny.rr.com

Visit and distribute Communion to parishioners who, for reasons of illness or disability, are unable to attend church to receive Communion during Mass. Communion services are also held in area nursing homes to maintain a sense of community with parishioners who are unable to come to church. Training is required for participants in this ministry.

Lectors

Contact Information:
             Phone: 607-739-3817 (Parish Office)
             E-mail: smomc@stny.rr.com

Proclaim Holy Scripture during Mass in a reverent, meaningful way. Two lectors are assigned to each Mass to read from the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament, and to lead the General Intercessions. Training is required for all prospective lectors.

Ushers/Hospitality

Contact Information:
      Fr. Chris Linsler
      607-739-3817
      smomc@stny.rr.com

Ministers of hospitality who greet parishioners at Mass, assist with seating when necessary and the smooth and reverent procession for the reception of Holy Communion, gather the collection, advise the presider about handicapped parishioners needing Communion, distribute bulletins after Mass, secure the church after Masses, and fulfill other requests by the presider.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Contact Information:
Barbara Matterazzo
607-739-8214
smomfaithformation@gmail.com

Children's Liturgy of the Word is a program offered at the 10:30 Mass most Sundays from September through June. Children in grades 1 through 6 are dismissed from the assembly and are gathered with trained liturgists in O'Brien Hall. The Word of God is proclaimed and supplemented with hands-on activities that help the children more fully understand the message of the readings. The children are brought back into the main Church to rejoin the assembly for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.