Liturgical Ministry


Director of Music and Liturgy: Joseph P. Wittmann, MTS
wittmannj@archmil.org
414-271-6180


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Music Ministry
Parishioners with music abilities are invited to join Music Ministry. Some basic musicianship skills are required; the love of music, the discipline to learn and commitment of faith.
Cantors…those with a good voice and a sense of leadership assist the congregation in sung prayer. The principal role of the cantor is to proclaim the Responsorial Psalm following the First Reading and the other chants of the liturgy.
Choir…rehearses on Sunday mornings from 10:10am to the time of Mass at 11:30am and sings at that Mass as well as the Feasts of Christmas, Holy Week/Easter and other holy days.
Instrumentalists and Accompanists…persons who have a musical talent with an instrument are invited to participate in Music Ministry. Strings and brass can significantly enhance the song of the assembly, the choir and the organ. All instrumentalists are under the direction of the Director of Music and Liturgy.

Ministry of Reader…are men and women who have a strong sense of commitment to proclaim the Word of God at liturgy. Training and resource books are provided to assist Readers in their ministry. View guidelines

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion…assists the priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. Training is provided using guidelines set forth by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. 
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Ministry of Altar Servers…are trained to assist the priest at Mass. Men and women (age 10 or older) serve at all Masses; 4:30 pm on Saturdays, 7:15, 9:00, and 11:30 am on Sundays, and holy days.
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Ministry of Ushers…are teams of men and women who assist to create an atmosphere of hospitality for our parishioners and guests at worship. They provide a friendly “hello,” assist people to their seats, take up the collection and hand out the bulletins. 
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Ministry of Gift Bearers…bring up the bread & wine at Mass and represent all of us and our offerings. Please consider being our representative if asked by one of our ushers at Mass.

Ministry of “Angels of the Mops”…is a group of volunteers who care for the details of the sacristy, sanctuary and church. These ministers provide a beautiful, clean and welcoming environment for prayer in our historic church. A wonderful way to be connected to the parish and our historic building.