Liturgical Ministers

There are many ways for people of all ages to help make our liturgies prayerful and beautiful! Explore the descriptions below, then contact the ministry’s coordinator or email the Parish Office with any questions and to get involved!

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Lori Frankart 937-271-8547 lori.frankart@gmail.com

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have the important responsibility of distributing Christ’s Body and Blood to the faithful at weekend and holy day liturgies. All new ministers are asked to attend an orientation class.

Lectors

Dominick Rinaldi 937-859-5087 Lectorinfo@woh.rr.com

One of the ways Christ is present to the faithful is through the proclamation of Holy Scripture. The Lector ministry offers a unique opportunity for parishioners to breathe life into the Word. After completion of an orientation session, lectors are assigned monthly to proclaim Old and New Testament scriptures at weekend, holy day, and special liturgies.

Ushers

Pat and Jim Folck 937-434-0289 japfolck@aol.com

This group of parishioners, men, women and teens, ensures that parishioners’ needs are met to worship fully at weekend and holy day liturgies, funerals, and other special liturgies. Volunteers are always welcome.

 

Greeters

Bill and Nancy Hammond 937-291-3803

Christ welcomed friends and strangers alike. Following Jesus’ example of hospitality, the goal of this ministry is to welcome all who enter the church with a friendly greeting. Greeters are stationed at each entrance. This ministry is open to all individuals, couples, families, and teens.

Servers

Dave Dillon 937-434-8938 or ddillon040@gmail.com

Serving at Holy Mass and other liturgies is a great honor and privilege. Serving at St. Henry is open to all students in 4th grade and above regardless of school affiliation. You are invited to assist in parish worship by serving Mass after participating in an initial orientation class.

 

Mass Coordinators

Rich Magness 937-434-6586 rrmagness2@hotmail.com

The Liturgy is the “source and summit” of the work of the Church. Mass Coordinators prepare for our liturgical celebrations by setting up items needed for Mass, and ensure that Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are present. They also clean the cups and bowls after mass.

Choir/Cantors

Mary Ruth Shearer 937-434-9231

St. Francis taught that singing is praying twice! Volunteer opportunities abound for parishioners interested in serving as cantors, choir members, and instrumentalists. Rehearsals are scheduled weekly, and groups provide music for weekend liturgies and special events.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Megan Deaton – 937-434-9231

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an opportunity for young people in kindergarten through fourth grade to experience God’s Word in their own language. Adult and teen volunteers share God’s Word in simplified readings, psalms, and music in a child-friendly environment. Kids are dismissed directly from Mass after the opening prayer and return after the Prayer of the Faithful. Children’s Liturgy is conducted during the 9:30 am and 11:00 am masses on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, September through May. We are always welcoming new volunteers (child protection training required) to help lead this exciting ministry!

 

Worship Commission

Dominick Rinaldi 937-859-5087 Lectorinfo@woh.rr.com

As the source and summit of our lives of faith, offering quality liturgy is a high priority of the parish. The Worship Commission is tasked with organizing and scheduling lay ministers for weekend, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Holy Day, and special liturgies. The commission is comprised of the Pastor, leaders of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Mass Coordinators, Music, Servers and Ushers, and contributing lay ministers.