Liturgical Ministries

It is a privilege and joy to serve in the liturgical ministries, and invite others to join in service to our parish community. At St. Julie Parish we believe that many hands make light work. God has given each of us unique talents and interests, and He expects us to use our gifts in His service and the service of others.

This page offers a glimpse of the ways we can serve during the celebration of The Eucharist.

There are many rewards for serving in the Liturgical Ministries. While we serve Our Lord we make new friends in Christ.  Where ever your treasure is their too will be your heart. Enjoy.

 
Art and Environment

Enhances the liturgical space for the celebration of the liturgy. Its purpose is to enrich the experience of the parishioners when they attend services.

 

Prepares the sanctuary area for the weekend liturgies, according to the liturgical calendar and special ceremonies with an array of seasonal plants, flowers and decorations. 

                                                        

How Can I Volunteer?
Contact Fr. George

 
Sacristans

Suzanne Snyder is our head sacristan. Our Sacristans prepare the altar for Mass. They set up the sacred vessels for Liturgy of the Eucharist and return them to the Sacristy after Mass.  Sacristans also are responsible for setting up for Liturgy of the Word.

How Can I Volunteer?

Call the office or email Suzanne Snyder at sjbschedules@yahoo.com

Current Schedule:

See the Ministry Schedules page.

 
Altar Servers
Senior Servers:

Adult altar servers assist at liturgy every 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:00 Mass, as well as holy days, and funerals. They back up and set an example for our youth severs. 

 

Additional volunteers are most welcome for this ministry. We especially need people who are available on short notice to serve at funerals. Training is provided.

 

To learn more, or to join this ministry, contact Fr. George, 440‑327‑1978, stjbc@windstream.net.


Student Servers

Student altar servers assist at weekend Masses. We are always looking for more students to serve! Training is provided as needed. Servers will learn the names of the items used at Mass, the flow of the Mass, "postures," and more. All you need is the desire to experience the Mass in a different manner, and to grow in self-confidence.

 

To learn more, contact our head sacristan and scheduler, Ms. Suzanne Snyder.   She is at almost all Masses - just stop in the Sacristy. You may also call the office,  440‑327‑1978, or email sjbschedules@yahoo.com. Please include your name and contact information (phone, email address).

How Can I Volunteer?

Call the office or email sjbschedules@yahoo.com  if you'd like to become an altar server.

 

Current Schedule:
See the Ministry Schedules page.
 
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

CLOW instructs and guides our youngest members of the parish in the Sunday readings, explaining to them what the Word means and how it affects us in today's world, in our daily lives, and the lives of others. 

 

CLOW meets during the readings and before the offertory during 10:30 Sunday Mass. When PSR is in session, it meets the second through the last Sunday of the month; the remainder of the year, it meets weekly. CLOW does not meet on Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, or during the Parish Anniversary Mass.

Currently, Rhoda Pikul is the only person serving in this ministry. She would welcome another catechist to share the ministry, and would appreciate having an aide to help with the children's needs.  For more information about this ministry, click here.

How Can I Volunteer?

Contact our PSR principal, Kelly Reed, 440‑327‑1978stjbcyouth@gmail.com

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist assist the celebrant in the distribution of Holy Communion at liturgical services.

 

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist also take Communion on Sunday to members of the parish who are ill and/or homebound, so that they may more fully participate with the gathered community.  If you are unable to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion, but would like to do so, please contact the office.

How Can I Volunteer?

Call the office or email sjbschedules@yahoo.com  if you'd like to become an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. Training is required and scheduled throughout the year by the Diocese.

 

Current Schedule:
See the Ministry Schedules page.
 
 
Lectors

Lectors are responsible for proclaiming the Word of God in line with the Church instructions.  

Lectors also read the Good  News (Announcements) before Mass begins.

How Can I Volunteer?

Call the office or email sjbschedules@yahoo.com  if you'd like to become a lector or commentator.

 

Current Schedule:
See the Ministry Schedules page.
 
Ministers of Hospitality

Greeters at St. Julie’s are visible at every liturgy to offer a warm welcome to all.  They have several additional responsibilities:

  • Assist with seating parishioners before and at the beginning of Mass.

  • Help find a family to bring up the offertory gifts

  • Count Mass attendees

  • Pass the offertory baskets

  • Usher people for Communion

  • Distribute bulletins after Mass

​Ushers usually cover a Mass one or two times a month.

How Can I Volunteer?

Call Ed & Laura Knoblauch, 440‑453‑2902laknoblauch@aol.com


Current Schedule:
See the Ministry Schedules page.
 
Music Ministry
Danny O'Brien, Director, 440‑327‑1978

Choir

The choir aims to use music to help us focus on God, prepare each one's heart for the Holy Word, and bring worship to God. The Director leads the choir at the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass and the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. 

Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

 

How Can I Join?

 

See Danny after Mass if you'd like to join the choir.

We always welcome new faces!

Church and Catechetical Center

5500 Lear Nagle Road

North Ridgeville, OH 44039

stjbc@windstream.net

Phone: 4403271978

Fax: 4403271994

 

Chapel and Office

5545 Opal Street

North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Office Hours
Mon. - Fri.    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.