If you wish to volunteer for one or more of these ministries, call 712-323-2916
The heart of our parish is the celebration of the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. The volunteers who coordinate the celebrations that guide the spiritual needs of the parish rely on members of the parish to offer their services as greeters, ushers, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion, gift-bearers, altar-servers and musicians. The celebration of the Mass is enhanced through the time and talent that parishioners share by responding to this need.
There is an additional need for those who may be available for funeral Masses.
Liturgy of the Word with Children
Children's Liturgy of the Word is a celebration of God's presence in the Word, following guidelines established by the Bishop's Committee on Liturgy. This celebration follows the same form as the Liturgy of the Word for adults, but uses age-appropriate language and experiences. It is offered to children K-5th grades during the 9:30 am Sunday Mass at the Holy Family location. Adult leaders of the Word are welcomed and are offered formation and training.
If you are interested in this ministry, contact Dave Anson at 712-310-7161.
This ministry is available to youth of our parish. You need to have made your First Communion in order to become an altar server. Formation sessions are held to prepare persons for this ministry. If interested, contact the parish office.
EXTRAORDINARY Ministers OF HOLY COMMUNION
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) distribute communion during Mass, to the care facilities, and to our homebound members. A strong personal faith is core to one who serves in this ministry. Formation and training are provided for new EMHCs several times throughout the year. Parishioners interested in ministering as an EMHC should contact the parish office.
The ministry of the lector is to proclaim the scriptures to the assembly gathered each week, allowing all to hear the Word that will shape their lives. Formation and training are provided for new lectors and materials are available to help them prepare for this ministry. If interested, contact the parish office.
“The liturgy is inherently linked to beauty: it is veritatis splendor. . . . Beauty, then, is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God himself and his revelation.” - Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis (35)
Musicians fulfill an important and necessary function in the sacred liturgy. Enrich Mass with music by joining the choir or playing an instrument.
Holy Family: The choir sings each week at the 9:30 am Mass at Holy Family. Practice is held each Wednesday 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm from September until May.
Contact Judy Martin at 712-366-5045 or email@example.com to join or for more information.
Our Lady of Carter Lake: The choir sings each week at the 9:30 am Mass at Our Lady of Carter Lake. Practice is held each Wednesday at 7:00 pm and on Sunday mornings at 8:30 am, unless otherwise noted.
Contact Monica Bentzinger at 712-347-9527 or firstname.lastname@example.org to join or for more information.
Queen of Apostles: Choir members sing at the 4:00 pm Mass on Saturday and at the 7:45 am, 11:15 am and 2:00 pm (Spanish) Sunday Masses at Queen of Apostles. Practice is held every Tuesday from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Contact Susan Morris at 402-669-5466 or email@example.com to join or for more information.
BUilding and Ground Maintenance
A dedicated group of volunteers maintain a renewed atmosphere at our parish. Below are the following ways to get involved with maintaining the parish:
Building and Grounds Maintenance at Queen of Apostles
Contact Larry Schlautman at 712-322-1939 to get involved or for more information.
Grounds Maintenance at Queen of Apostles
Contact Felix Barradas at 712-256-6202 to get involved or for more information.
Interior Cleaning Crew at Queen of Apostles
Contact John Schlautman at 712-256-3339 to get involved or for more information.
Church Environment at Queen of Apostles
Contact Denise Wieler at 402-981-5928 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved or for more information.
Building and Grounds Maintenance at Holy Family
Contact Burton Rausch at 712-310-9420 to get involved or for more information.
Church Environment at Holy Family
Contact Judy Martin at 712-366-5045 or email@example.com to get involved or for more information.
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