All parishioners are invited to serve our parish family at Mass in the following roles:
Altar Servers: Boys and girls in grades 4 – 12 are invited to assist the priest at the weekend liturgies. Instruction and training are provided. Server assignments are for a full month.
Eucharistic Ministers: The Holy Eucharist is administered under both species (Body and Blood) at our liturgies. If you are confirmed, you are invited to participate in our liturgies in this special way. Some ministers may also take the Blessed Sacrament to people who are home bound or in the hospital. Training and an instruction booklet are provided. Ministers are given a schedule and a list of substitutes.
Lectors: The readings at Mass are proclaimed by parishioners high school age and older. Training and a manual are provided. Lectors are given a schedule and a list of substitutes.
Liturgical Environment Committee: Individuals are needed who are interested in assisting with the decoration of the church for weekend liturgies and especially for Christmas and Easter. All types of help is needed from manual labor (lifting and carrying), to light technicians, to interior decorators, to Sacristan assistants.
Ministers to the Sanctuary: High school students are needed to assist the priest with special liturgies. They are given more responsibilities at these liturgies, such as incensing.
Musicians and Choir members: Everyone is encouraged to participate in providing music and song for our liturgies. We practice on Thursday nights from 7-9 pm. No prior experience necessary. Music Page
Offertory Gift Bearers: Parishioners have the opportunity to bring the Offertory Gifts to the Altar at the weekend liturgies. The schedule of individuals or families that volunteer are listed in the bulletin.
Sacristan Assistant:Individuals willing to be trained in setting up the church for Sunday Liturgies and Holy days. Additional help is needed during Holy Week, Advent and Christmas to prepare the Church for these feasts.
Ushers and Greeters: Provide any needed assistance to the Parishioners at weekend liturgies. Ushers and Greeters receive a schedule and a list of substitutes.
St. Ambrose Catholic Parish 1628 East G. Ave. Parchment, Michigan 49004