Liturgy / Worship


General Staff Contact: Elizabeth Mazur 630-483-4673 x105

Liturgical ministers provide support for all regular and special worship celebrations within the parish. Liturgical ministers are REQUIRED to attend training sessions and spiritual formations experiences, per diocesan guidelines.

Lector (Time and Talent #101)
Proclaims Scripture at Sunday Mass and other special liturgies. Assessment, pastor approval and training required; support materials provided.
Chief Steward: Nancy Parod 630-408-1431

Host Greeter (Time and Talent #102)
Welcome and assist parishioners and visitors who attend Mass on Sundays and other special occasions. This is a perfect ministry for families.
Chief Steward: Mike Strawn 630-293-9440

Art & Environment (Time and Talent #104)
Helps prepare and decorate the Church for the liturgical seasons and special celebrations at various times throughout the year.
Chief Steward: Denise Palash 630-289-3471

Sewers (Time and Talent #105)
Using sewing skills for tasks, large and small that may arise in preparing the Church for the liturgical seasons. This is an at home ministry.
Staff Contact: Parish Secretary 630-483-4673

Adoration (Time and Talent #106)
Eucharistic Adoration the first Friday of every month 9am – 7pm, followed by Benediction.
Chief Steward: Pauline Murphy 630-231-6722

Altar Server (Time and Talent #107)
Assist priest and deacons with the celebration of the Mass.
Staff Contact: Mary Lou Conroy 630-483-4222

Family Mass Assistant(Time and Talent #108)
Help direct children participating in the Family Mass.
Staff Contact: Mary Lou Conroy 630-483-4222

Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist (Time and Talent # 170)
Assist priest and deacons in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass.
Staff Contact: Elizabeth Mazur 630-483-4673 ext. 105

Ministers of Care (Time and Talent #171)
Visiting those unable to attend Mass and bring them Eucharist and the support of the parish.
Chief Steward: Maria Panopoulos 630-372-1938

Music Ministers – Enhance congregational worship and participation through song leadership. A variety of opportunities are available to those with the desire to share their musical gifts.
Music Director: Agata Olszakowska 630-483-4673 x107

Accompanists (Time and Talent #153)
Pianists, organists, and guitarists are always needed to accompany cantors and small vocal ensembles at Sunday Liturgies and special occasions. Audition required; we will provide specialized training in liturgical accompaniment. Regular rehearsals, rotating Sunday liturgy and special occasions as needed.

Other Instrumentalists (Time and Talent #154)
Other instrumentalists (woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, etc.) are invited to share their gifts with the parish for special liturgies, seasonal celebrations (e.g., Christmas and Easter seasons) and special occasions. Audition required.

Cantors (Time and Talent #150)
Act as psalmists and lead the congregation in hymns and acclamations. Strong vocal skills and an enthusiastic, inviting presence are needed. Audition required, but previous cantor experience not needed. Regular rehearsals, rotating Sunday liturgy, special occasions as needed.

Adult Choir (Time and Talent #151)
This 4-part mixed choir ministers at Sunday liturgies September-May/June and special occasions throughout the year. Ability to read music is helpful, but not a requirement.
Weekly Wednesday rehearsals September-May, one Sunday liturgy/week and special occasions.

Guitar Group (Time and Talent #152)
This mixed instrumental (guitars, bass, percussion) and vocal ensemble ministers at a Sunday liturgy once a month, as well as for special occasions. Ability to read music is helpful, but not a requirement. Typically one rehearsal and liturgy per month, plus special occasions.
Coordinator: Debbie Molinaro

Youth Choir (Time and Talent #1001)
This choir provides music at monthly Family Masses and on Christmas Eve. Open to grades 3-12 (3-8 for general choir; 6-12 for song leaders). Typically rehearses at 10:15am on Sunday before a scheduled 11am Family Mass; 2-4 separate rehearsals before the 4pm Christmas Eve Mass.

Teen Ensemble (Time and Talent #2001)
This mixed vocal and instrumental ensemble provides contemporary music at various Sunday liturgies and special occasions October through May. The ensemble is open to grades 8-12. Typically 2-3 rehearsals before each scheduled liturgy.