71 Central St. Stoneham, MA 02180

Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical Ministries

CORIS FOR THE 2019 FISCAL YEAR ARE NOW DUE

If you serve the parish as a volunteer in any capacity, the Archdiocese of Boston requires that you complete a CORI form each year. CORI forms are now due. Please stop in the Main Parish Office with your license any weekday between 10:00 – 12:00 and 12:30 – 4:00 to complete a form. If you are unable to make it into the office at these times, call Patrice at 781-438-0200 to make other arrangements. 


MINISTER'S SCHEDULES

May Minister Schedule (inc. special Masses)  

May Music Minister Schedule (inc. special Masses)

June Minister Schedule  

June Music Minister Schedule


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Your willingness to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, reflects not only a response to your Baptismal call to serve the people of God, but a commitment to Christ as you share in the preaching, teaching and leading aspects of the church.

By offering the Eucharist, you recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom you minister, and ultimately you act as the Body of Christ by fully participating in the life of the parish and the wider community. Your willingness to commit to a monthly schedule, to prepare properly for your service and to arrive on time and dressed appropriately for your assigned Mass, further reflects that commitment.

To serve as a Eucharistic Minister at Daily or Weekend Masses:
          Contact Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200.

To serve as a Homebound Minister where you bring Communion to the sick or shut-ins:
          Contact Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200.


LECTORS

The ministry of a Lector is a wonderful work, and an extremely rewarding ministry. Lectors have a critical role in the celebration of the Mass. Since the Lector proclaims not just any word, but the Word of God, it is essential that he or she develops the skills required to communicate God’s message competently.

The call to be a Lector is something that demands preparation. In becoming a Lector, you are accepting the responsibility to do your best, to practice and to continually look for ways to improve your ability to communicate the Word of God clearly to the congregation. As a Lector you are entrusted with some of the most powerful stories that have been handed down to us from generation to generation in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament; stories that God continues to speak through those called into the various ministries of the Church. To be a lector is to be given an opportunity for your own personal growth in Jesus. Lectors proclaim the Word of God. They act as the voice of Christ at the Eucharist Assembly and other prayer services.

To serve as a Lector at Daily or Weekend Masses:
          Contact Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200.

New! - We have new protocols for Lectors. Please click here for more information.


ALTAR SERVERS

Boys and girls who have celebrated their First Eucharist are welcomed and encouraged to take an active role in ministry by assisting with the tasks involved in our liturgical celebrations.

Please email Deacon Chuck Hanafin @ [email protected], or call him at 781-272-5696


USING MINISTRY SCHEDULER PRO TO MANAGE YOUR SERVICE

We have available a series of guides for using Ministry Scheduler Pro to manage your service to the church.

  • MSP Substitutions - Step-by-step guide to making substitution requests
    • Note: If you wish to volunteer for an open position (i.e. not one that someone has requested a substitution), find the position on the Full Schedules tab of the Web Terminal, or the Open Position tab of the App. Select the position and the Volunteer Now button.
  • MSP Trades - Step-by-step guide to making trades when substituting
  • MSP Preferences - Step-by-step guide to adding and removing service preferences
  • MSP Availability - Step-by-step guide to managing unavailable (can't serve) times

In addition, Rotunda Software has a short video explaining preferences and availability, and a downloadable Web Terminal Guide in PDF format.

If you have any questions about this procedure, please email [email protected].


MINISTER'S HANDBOOKS

pdf.png Lector + Eucharistic Minister Handbook (Updated for 2016)
Adobe Acrobat document [1.04 MB]
pdf.png Pastoral Visitor Handbook
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]