Spiritual Life & Worship Ministries

In addition to your active participation at Mass, there are many ways in which you can become involved in liturgy. The only requirement is your willing heart and hands, and a desire for liturgy to be the lived faith response of the community of St. Theresa's. For background, read "Formation for Liturgical Ministeries: What's My Motivation?" (PDF)

 

Commission   Hospitality   Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Altar Servers   Lectors   Sacristan
Altar Society   Music   Coffee and Donuts
Art and Environment            

 

Altar Servers

Altar servers assist in a variety of liturgical functions needed at Mass once or twice a month. Training is provided. To become an altar server, you must be in at least the fifth grade. Adults are also welcome as well. Contact Catherine de Castro at 253-569-9828.

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Altar Society

The Altar Society is involved in care and maintenance of our worship space and sacristy. This includes ensuring that altar linens are clean and ready for use at all times. Other responsibilities include checking on Eucharist supplies such as purificators, bread, wine, and so forth. Training is provided.  Contact Jolene Bradley at 253-945-0289.

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Art and Environment

Volunteers tap into our rich symbolic history to create an environment conducive to prayer and worship. A wide variety of skills are needed: sewing, floral arranging, painting, calligraphy, woodworking, weaving, and designing. Contact Teresa Tillman at 253-924-0729.

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion share in the distribution of the Risen Lord about once or twice a month. Initial and ongoing training is provided. Contact Lisa Seabolt at 253-568-0883.

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Hospitality

St. Theresa’s is a community in which all are welcome. In demonstration, volunteers greet our parishioners and visitors at every Mass. They also hand out hymn books, facilitate the offering, and manage doors, lighting, and so forth to ensure that the environment is clean and comfortable. After Mass, the volunteers hand out the Weekly Bulletin. They serve about once a month. Contact Angel Quant at 253-661-2355.

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Lectors

A clear speaking voice and a love for the Word allow volunteers to proclaim the Word at Mass. People have stated that though it can be daunting to stand before the congregation and read the Scriptures from the Ambo of the Church, doing so has been an amazingly rewarding and growth experience. Lectors serve about once a month. Training is provided. Contact Mike Radford at 253-735-4474 or Cynthia Kadoshima at 253-927-8178.

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Music

Singers and instrumentalists support and enable the congregation's sung prayer. The music ministry at St. Theresa's provides a wide range of music—both contemporary and traditional. The ability to read music is helpful, but not a requirement. Contact Frank Lewis at the parish office.

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Sacristan

Sacristans set up components for the Mass, including books used at Mass, and credence and gift tables. Scristans also maintain supplies at shrines. They serve about once a month. Training is provided. Contact Jolene Bradley at 253-945-0289.

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Coffee and Donuts

Our Coffee and Donuts Ministry want the people who enter the doors of St. Theresa's to feel that they have entered a parish that is warm, caring, and a religious community. People relate to comfort food and it's a nice thing to be able to invite old and new people alike to sit at a table to talk and relax. Although it's called the Coffee and Donuts ministry, it doesn't stop there. Other social events include breakfasts, picnics, and dinners. It's a wonderful opportunity to build community at St. Theresa Parish! Contact Tom Smith at 253-927-6147.

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