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
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharstic Ministers)
Lectors (Ministers of the Word)
Ministers of Hospitality
Sacristans, Adult & Youth
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: Michael Henseler, (716) 688-5678, ext. 336, email@example.com
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 (ages 3 through Grade 4) are called to assemble at the altar 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: Morgan Arcuri, (716) 812-4463
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (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: Tom Ahearn, 512-0567, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Bob Klocke, 688-6249, email@example.com
Earl Leising, 432-5312, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Greeter's ministry also participates at special parish events and services.
Ministry Contact: Parish Office, 688-5678
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: Brian Ruh, 688-5678, ext. 313
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: Michael Henseler, 688-5678, ext. 336