Adoration

If you are longing for a deeper relationship with our Lord, you should consider participating in our Adoration Chapel. People, who commit to an hour a week, do over time, experience a true transformation of faith. It puts you in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord, providing tremendous powers of intercession for the needs of our families, friends, parish community, and nation. Our parish is truly blessed by these prayer warriors.

Contact: Marcie Girolamo at the parish office.

Altar Servers

Youth, grades 4 and older, who assist the priest and deacon at Mass. Attendance at training session is required.

Contact: Judy Zelz 815-459-3033

Children’s Liturgy

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is offered at the 9:30a.m. Mass every Sunday of the year except Easter and Christmas.  The program is geared towards children 3-8 years old.  Children’s Liturgy leaders accompany the children into the parish center for 20 minutes of worship.  The readings and Gospel are shared in children’s terms and the leaders reflect with the children on God’s Word through discussion and activities.

Children’s Liturgy leaders spend 2-3 hours preparing for their scheduled session.  Session plans for most weeks are available for copy making the prep time even less. Leaders decide which weeks they will lead and generally lead 2 or 3 times per quarter.  The leaders meet once every quarter to share ideas.

Contact: Jen McPeake at 815-790-2021

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Assist in distributing the Eucharist during Mass. Must be at least 16 years of age and Confirmed. Attend a one-two hour training session.

Contact: Judy Zelz in the parish office

Lectors

Proclaim the Sacred Scripture at liturgical services, following in-depth study of the readings. Attend a one-two hour training session. Lectors are scheduled by Mass preference.

Contact: Kevin Schroeder 815-356-0246

Mass Coordinator

Prepare all materials for Communion and assure that Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are assigned.

Contact: Judy Zelz 815-459-3033

Ministry of Care/Communion to Nursing Homes

Bring the Eucharist and compassion to parishioners who are ill or homebound. Commitment can be on a regular or as-needed basis.

Contact: Parish Office 815-459-3033

Music: Musician, Adult Choir

Provides music for all Masses. Singers choose the Mass they will sing at. Open to anyone who enjoys praying with a variety of contemporary and traditional music and is committed to enhancing the sung prayer of the Assembly. Weekly rehearsals on Wednesday 7-9p.m. When weekly rehearsals are not possible, singers sing at the Masses they have rehearsed.

Contact: Gayle Dirksen 815-455-2691

Music: Celebration Choir

Performs on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Holy Week and Confirmation. Includes people who are unable to commit to regular participation through the year. Weekly rehearsals in preparation for these celebrations.

Contact: Gayle Dirksen 815-455-2691

Seton’s Echo Children’s Choir

Sings twice monthly during the school year at Saturday Masses. Open to children grades 2-8. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00p.m.

Contact: Donna Hernandez 815-455-1136 or email hernandez@hadley.edu

Ushers

Ushers provide a sense of community and order by greeting worshipers as they arrive, assisting them with seating and special needs. Ushers also manage the offertory collection and direct the congregation during distribution of Communion.

Contact: David Morrison 815-477-7317