Adult Choir. Sings at the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays during the school year; and on special occasions. We are very proud of our choir. Yet we can always use new members. We also welcome cantors and musicians. We provide training for those interested in cantoring.
For information on joining the Adult Choir, please contact John Kowalski at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Edward J. Smith, Pastor
440-288-0106 ext. 248
Alan Brailer, Coordinator
John Kowalski, Music Minister
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Marybeth Brailer, Coordinator
Nadya Cole, Coordinator
Fran Stack, Coordinator
Altar Servers: This Altar Server Ministry provides the youth of the parish an opportunity to assist the celebrant during Saturday evening or Sunday morning Mass and at special liturgies throughout the year. Anyone from grade three through high school are welcome. The coordinator will schedule around mass preference. Training is provided. Please join us!
Art and Environment: The Art and Environment Ministry calls parishioners to share their creative talents in order to enhance our beautiful church environment. The purpose of this ministry is to design and to arrange settings that add to our celebrations and welcome our congregation. The church’s liturgical seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time provide guidelines for our choice of arrangement, colors, content and placement.
Choir/Musicians: The Ministry of Music provides music during weekend Masses, holy days, and other activities. Parishioners are invited to share their musical talents with the rest of the congregation through this ministry.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Communion Ministers assist in the distribution of Christ’s Body and Blood at Mass. Both species of communion, (bread and wine) are offered at St. Anthony. Requirements are that ministers be fully initiated and in good standing with the Catholic Church. Ministers are asked to state their Mass preference, Saturday at 4pm or Sunday at 10am, and the coordinator uses these requests when developing the schedule. A Minister of Holy Communion goes through a Diocesan Training Program. Formation sessions can be found on The Diocese of Cleveland website
Lectors: The Lector Ministry is an opportunity for parishioners to share their talents in public speaking as they reach out to the congregation through our weekly Mass readings. Lectors proclaim the word of God at all the weekend Masses, Holy Days and liturgical celebrations during the year. The manner in which the Word is proclaimed makes a difference in the attentiveness of the community. The Coordinator of Lectors will train all lectors on a one to one basis. As a minister of God’s Word, lectors provide nourishment for the soul by proclaiming the Words of everlasting life.
Sacristans: The Sacristan Ministry calls parishioners to offer their time to prepare the church for worship. It is a ministry that cares for all the church wares and goods necessary for our liturgies and rituals. Sacristans, under the direction of the pastor, are responsible for the sacred vessels as well as opening the church daily, setting up for all Masses, cleaning up and putting away all items after Mass and maintaining all supplies needed for our worship services. Sacristans are needed daily and weekly.
Ushers: The Usher Ministry calls parishioners to greet the congregation and attend to Liturgical needs such as collecting the monetary offerings of the people, assisting communicants and being available for the Presider or others that may need assistance before, during and after the Mass. Fellowship is an important characteristic of a successful Usher.