Liturgical

There are numerous opportunities for our parishioners to help with our Liturgical Celebrations. If you would like to volunteer, we encourage you to contact the chairperson of that ministry so that they can follow up with you and share information about that ministry.

Please click on the following ministries, which will take you to their description below.

Altar Servers - Adult
Altar Servers - Youth
Art and Environment Committee
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Eucharistic Ministers
Lectors (Ministers of the Word)
Ministers of Hospitality
Sacristans, Adult & Youth


Altar Servers - Adult

Adult parishioners who give of their time and talent in serving at funerals and other liturgical celebrations. Training is provided as needed.
Ministry Contact: Al Marabella, 635-9530

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Altar Servers - Youth

The Altar Server ministry consists of parish boys and girls – 5th grade through high school, from either parochial or public school – who serve the entire parish congregation by assisting the priest at Mass and at other liturgical services. Training is required prior to serving, and periodic training sessions are held as needed. Those who have been altar servers in other parishes are encouraged to continue their ministry at St. Gregory the Great.

Ministry Contact: Nora Weil, momtojcrew@yahoo.com

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Art and Environment Committee

The Art and Environment Committee is responsible for the beautiful and inspiring liturgical decor installations that are an integral part of the liturgy and church atmosphere during each liturgical season throughout the year.

Ministry Contact: Gina Marie Cutrona, 868-6296, artfulglimpse@gmail.com

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Liturgy of the Word for Children is celebrated each Sunday at the 9:30 am Mass, except when the monthly Family Mass is scheduled. Before we begin our scripture readings and homily, the children in grades 1-4 are called to assemble and then are dismissed to the Gathering Room, with a volunteer adult leader and teen helpers, for readings and discussion on a level that they can readily understand. The Children’s Mass is celebrated once a month at the 9:30 am Sunday Mass. The children’s choir sings at this Mass.

Ministry Contact: Ann Marie Duquin, 861-1198, amduquin@hotmail.com

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Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers assist our priests in the distribution of the Eucharist. This ministry, resulting from Vatican Council II, is a restored privilege of the laity. Mandatory training sessions are sponsored periodically by the Diocese and St. Gregory's. For the Diocesan training or a parish schedule, please call our Parish Office, 688-5678.

Ministry Contact: Margaret Stoll, stitchnrn1@verizon.net

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Lectors (Ministers of the Word)

Lectors proclaim the readings and prayers of the faithful at Mass. Individuals with natural gifts such as strong and clear voices are encouraged to volunteer and be trained to serve in this ministry. Through study and prayer, the Lector develops an understanding of the Word of God and its importance in our celebration of faith. Regular Lectors are grouped in teams of two, with each team scheduled at a weekend Mass once every five weeks.

Ministry Contacts:

Bob Klocke, 688-6249, bobklocke@verizon.net

Earl Leising, 432-5312, earl.leising@genmills.com

Click here for Current Lector Schedule

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Ministers of Hospitality

Greeters: Welcome parishioners and visitors to each of the weekend Masses at St. Gregory the Great. This is a ministry in which the whole family can participate together, and only requires about a half hour of your time once a month. The Greeters ministry also participates at special parish events and services.

Ministry Contact: Arlene Manzella, 688-5051

Ushers: Our Ushers provide assistance, help seat parishioners, take up collections, distribute the Bulletin, and generally oversee the congregation’s well-being during liturgical services. We invite both male and female parishioners to participate in this ministry.

Ministry Contact: Russell Todaro, 636-8283, rtodaro@roadrunner.com

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Sacristans, Adult & Youth

Sacristans are trained parishioners who assist with preparations for liturgy and ensure that the liturgical vessels and linens are properly cleaned and ready for Mass.

Ministry Contact: Parish Office, 688-5678

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