Worship

Adoration

An opportunity for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is provided every Friday from 12:00 pm until 9:00 pm (first Fridays 9:30 am until 9:00 pm) in the chapel area behind the sanctuary. If you are able to commit to a specific hour each Friday, indicate that time on the Commitment Card.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Team

Lori Gallo | (440) 449-7880 

This group provides a Liturgy of the Word celebration for children ages 4-8 to help them more fully understand the Word of God. Adults and older teens are needed to volunteer as leaders and readers. This ministry takes place during the 4:30 pm Saturday Mass and 10:00 am Sunday Mass, September through May.

Church Art and Environment Committee

Laura Legan

This committee enhances the liturgy and prayer of the church through the arts and care of the church sanctuary. It is open to anyone who is interested in art and liturgical design. The committee meets at various times depending on the liturgical season.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Parish Office | (440) 461-0066 

The Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life.” It is necessary that a person considering this ministry have a strong devotion to the Holy Eucharist and be willing to participate in some pastoral training in order to more assist with the distribution of Holy Communion.

Eucharistic Ministry to Parishioners who are Homebound

Sr. Maureen Grady | (440) 461-0066 ext 103

Parishioners who are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are needed to bring Holy Communion to those who are unable to attend Mass. Usually, a minister makes a visit once per week.

Funeral Servers

Servers for funerals assist the priest at the funeral liturgy as well as the community gathered in prayerful worship. Any adult, man or woman, may be a funeral server. Servers are contacted when needed and as they are available to serve.

Greeters

Mary Clough | (440) 442-3694 

Our ministry of greeting considers the whole dimension of welcoming…that is, how we make people feel when they come to worship. Are they comfortable—physically, psychologically and spiritually, from the appearance of the facility to the ease of finding the appropriate place; to being greeted and accepted yet not smothered; to feeling the joy and anticipation of the congregation and the experience of God’s grace; to a liturgy that makes sense; to a sense of opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. A Greeter is the first in the line of those who welcome those coming to worship on Sunday and assist regular and new worshipers alike to feel as though this truly is a place to call home.

Lectors

Parish Office | (440) 461-0066 

The lectors proclaim the Scriptures and read the general intercessions and announcements at Mass. Adults and teens of the parish may join. Training is provided.

Mass Servers

Fr. Peter Kovacina | (440) 461-0066 ext 110

PSR and Day School students (grade 5 through high school) assist the celebrant at Masses on weekends.  Adult men and women assist the celebrant at Funeral Liturgies during the week. Training is provided.

Planning Funeral Liturgy (at time of death)

Sr. Maureen Grady | (440) 461-0066 ext 103

When a loved one dies, it is right to pray for them by celebrating a funeral liturgy. Families of the deceased can contact Sr. Maureen Grady, OSU, for an appointment.

Pre-Planning Funeral Liturgy

Sr. Maureen Grady | (440) 461-0066 ext 103

Parishioners wishing to pre-plan their Funeral Liturgy may call Sr. Maureen Grady, OSU, for an appointment.

Ushers

Mike Melaragno | (216) 299-0517 

Ushering is a ministry of hospitality whereby people feel welcome and comfortable to worship together as one family of faith. Any adult may volunteer to be an usher.