Liturgical Ministries

Altar Server

Servers assist the priest at Mass and other liturgical gatherings.  This ministry is open to parochial and public school students who are in grades 6 through 12.

Contact:  April LeBrocq 215-721-0199
Schedule: Altar Servers.Jul 1 to Oct 1, 2017

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

This program is for children age three to six and is held Sunday mornings from 9:20 until 10:40.  Children fall in love with Jesus, the Good Shepherd.  This experience is the foundation for a life-long relationship with God which is then lived out in the Church community.  Children live the central mysteries of our faith by working with and reflecting upon the materials that revolve around: the life of Christ, liturgical colors, geography, the altar and the Eucharist, the Gospels of the birth, passion, and resurrection of Jesus, Advent prophecies, the parable of the Good Shepherd and more.

Contact: Meg Szewczak 215-721-0199 Ext. 212

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word takes place during the 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Mass every Sunday, with the exception of Christmas and Easter Sunday. Children’s liturgy is intended for children in Kindergarten through Grade 4. Children and their catechists are called forth during the Mass prior to the Liturgy of the Word. They reverently enter the side chapel to hear God’s Word proclaimed in the sacred scriptures in age-appropriate Readings. After the readings, the catechist offers a simple homily to the children.

Contact:  Meg Szewczak  215-721-6559

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Eucharistic ministers assist with the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass, and through home visits to the sick. The work is open to all parishioners, college age or older, who are active in their sacramental lives. A diocesan workshop is required for preparation and training.

Contact:  Pat Conroy 215-703-0203
Schedule:  EM’s.Jul 1 to Oct 1, 2017

Lector

The lectors proclaim the scriptures at Mass and are called upon to serve approximately once every six weeks at a Saturday evening/Sunday liturgy. Lectors exchange assignments if unable to be present for an assigned Mass. Lectors for Holy days and special occasions are by volunteer sign up. Lectors should be able to read well and be at ease at public speaking. Open to high school youth and adults.

Contact:  Eleonore Duch 215-855-9017
Schedule: Lectors.Jul 1 to Oct 1, 2017

Liturgical Committee

Members of the Liturgical Committee are dedicated to learning about the theology and practice of the liturgy so they can oversee and help promote the highest quality of worship. The committee meets quarterly to review up-coming liturgical celebrations and to prepare those materials needed for optimal participation by the people.

Contact: Fr. Chung 215-721-0199 Ext. 204

Minister of Hospitality

Men and women of the parish, high school age and older provide welcome and hospitality to the community by greeting people at the door, assist in seating, direct the Presentation of the Gifts, receiving the offering, and assist with the communion procession. They are assigned to the Mass of their choice and they take turns to provide hospitality at all the Masses.

Contact: Joseph Pekala  215-723-7770

Pre-Cana Team (Marriage Preparation)

The Pre-Cana Ministry assists engaged couples in preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony.  There are no experts here, just couples willing to share the beauty and joy of a Christ-centered marriage.  We also are always looking for people (not necessarily a couple) to assist with the organization and planning of our sessions.  This could include taking phone calls and registering couples, ordering and picking up food, or simply setting up and decorating the room for the session.

Our team of married couples meets about twice a year to plan and prepare for our sessions.  This is usually an hour meeting about a month before the session starts.  We also rely on email for communication.  We then hold a Fall and Spring Pre-Cana weekend session for engaged couples.  This includes a Friday evening presentation and then sessions throughout the day on Saturday.   Each couple is responsible for one piece of the weekend but are usually available for support during the weekend.  We meet either in the Parish center or Drexel Hall, depending on the number of engaged couples registered.

Contact:  Dave and Kelly Mazeroski 215-721-2244 or Kelly.mazeroski@verizon.net

Pre-Jordan Team (Infant Baptism Preparation)

This program is open to married couples with experience in facing the challenges of parenting and communicating Christian values in our society. Team couples rotate throughout the year at the monthly Wednesday night class.  Each team takes about two sessions a year and also assists six times per year during the administering of the sacrament of Baptism.

Contact:  Bob & Penny Rounay 215-256-0163 bobrounay@yahoo.com  Schedule: Pre-Jordan-01-06 2017

Saint Maria Goretti - 1601 Derstine Road Hatfield, PA 19440
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