Altar Linen Launderers
Clean and press linens used at Mass.
Boys and girls in grades 4 – 12 who assist the priest at weekday and Sunday Mass, weddings, and funerals. If you would like more information or would like to become a server, please click here or contact Deacon Ron Brown at [email protected] or at 630-718-2153.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an opportunity for children in Grades 1-4 to experience scripture and prayer at their age level during the Sunday liturgy. Their ministers, called Leaders of Prayer, proclaim the Sunday readings from the Children’s Lectionary, break open the Word through guided reflection and dialogue, and prayer. Leaders take children from the assembly after the Opening Prayer and return with them at the Preparation of the Gifts. Adult leaders and assistants are always needed. For more information, please contact Deacon Ron Brown at [email protected] or at 630-718-2153.
Each week, over 450 members of our faith community come to the St. Francis Chapel to spend an individual hour adoring the Risen Christ in the Eucharist. It is through their personal sacrifice, commitment, and faith that this perpetual ministry is possible. Click Here for more information.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord.
When the size of the congregation requires it, the celebrant may be assisted by other bishops, priests, or deacons. If such ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are not present, “the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, i.e., duly instituted acolytes or even other faithful who have been deputed for this purpose. In case of necessity, the priest may also depute suitable faithful for this single occasion (GIRM 162).”
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should receive sufficient spiritual, theological, and practical preparation to fulfill their role with knowledge and reverence.
All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine. (Based upon Roman Missal Formational Materials provided by the Secretariat for the Liturgy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2010.) Current ministers must update their availability using our new on-line scheduling software. If you have trouble logging in to the new scheduling site, please contact Deacon Michael Crowell at 630-718-2197 or at [email protected]
When the Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself is speaking to his people, and Christ, present in his own word, is proclaiming the gospel. The readings of God’s word must therefore be listened to by all with reverence; they make up a principal element of the liturgy. In the biblical readings, God’s word addresses all people of every era and is understandable to them. (Based upon Roman Missal Formational Materials provided by the Secretariat for the Liturgy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2010.) Current Lector/Readers must update their availability using our new on-line scheduling software. If you have trouble loggin in to the new scheduling site, please contact Deacon Michael Crowell at 630-718-2197 or at [email protected]
The Prayer Network is a group of parishioners who pray for people’s special intentions and concerns such as an illness, death, etc. This group is part of the Christian Worship Commission. For more information or to ask for prayers, contact Jay Albarran at 718-2114.
Clean the sanctuary and sacristies in the church on a rotational schedule. There is a major cleaning of the church in the spring and fall. This group is part of the Christian Worship Commission. For more information, contact Rita Schmidt at 355-2740.
Sunday Morning Nursery
Childcare provided during the 9:30 & 11:00 AM Masses in Room L24 in the Ministry Center for children between the ages of 9 month and 5 years. For more information, contact our nursery coordinator, Donna Widmann at 718-2165.
Help at weekend Masses with seating, taking the collection, orderly reception of Communion, and distribution of bulletins. This group is part of the Christian Worship Commission.
The Vocations Ministry is a group of parishioners that meet to encourage and promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The group is part of the Christian Worship Commission. For further information, please contact Ed Graham at 630-717-7853.
Conduct the rehearsal for the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon weddings. The hostesses return to attend the wedding as a representative of our parish family and to assist the wedding couple in any way they can. This group is part of the Christian Worship Commission. For more information, contact the Parish Office 630-355-1081.