Ministries

June, July & August 2019 Ministry Schedule website

St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish is happy to include the following Ministries and Organizations:

Altar Servers

This ministry is open to boys and girls who have received their First Holy Communion. The servers are expected to conduct themselves with reverence and dignity. Training is provided.

ALTAR SERVICE COORDINATOR IS CLAUDETTE BEIER (403-783-6599)

Lectors

The Liturgy of the Word brings about the Lord’s presence. Readers are asked to prepare by reading the Scriptures ahead of time. Reading tasks at Saturday and Sunday Masses include the two readings of the Mass as well as Announcements before Mass and the Prayers of the Faithful during Mass. These tasks are shared by two readers.

LECTOR TRAINER IS KELLY MCCHEYNE (403-704-1488)

Eucharistic Ministers

Becoming a Eucharistic Minister involves offering the Cup of Salvation to our brothers and sisters in Christ at Eucharistic celebrations. There are two Eucharistic Minsters at Saturday and Sunday Masses. One EM is responsible for the purification of the Communion vessels following Mass.

THE EUCHARISTIC MINISTER COORDINATOR IS LYNNE CALKINS (403-783-8736)

Music

Music and song are an integral part of the Liturgy. Music is not an embellishment or something ‘extra’ but rather an integral part of our worship and help us to deepen our faith. If you play an instrument or would like to sing, please join the St. Augustine Music Ministry

MUSIC COORDINATOR IS LYDIA MANDANAS-FAIRCLOUGH (403-783-5337)

Children’s Liturgy

At Sunday morning Mass, volunteers teach the Gospel to preschool children and those who have not yet received their First Communion. Each lesson has a Gospel reading at the children’s level with accompanying activities.

CHILDREN’S LITURGY COORDINATOR IS JOCEYLN KAWAHARA (403-783-6782)

Ushers

Ushers are tasked with the responsibility of making sure that the congregation is seated efficiently in the worship area. Other duties can include turning on the lights, fan, etc before Mass. Taking up the collection and then presenting the offering with the Greeters is another task. After Mass, one Usher should ensure that the collection is put into the Deposit Bag. When everyone is gone, the Usher should make sure the door is locked, lights turned out, etc.

THE COORDINATOR FOR THE USHERS IS ROY FAIRCLOUGH (403-783-5337)

Greeters

Greeters are usually the first people that parishioners meet as they enter the church. Therefore, it is important to offer a friendly smile, a word of greeting that makes people feel welcome in our Parish. Greeters usually work in pairs and also hand out the weekly bulletin.

THE COORDINATOR FOR GREETERS IS JOAN WYERING (403-783-2681)

Acolytes (Adult Servers)

Those serving in this ministry ensure that the other minsters scheduled for the Eucharistic celebration are present. The acolyte sets up for the Mass and helps direct the Altar Servers in their duties.

THE ACOLYTE COORDINATOR IS FRED CALKINS (403-783-8736)

Pastoral Care

Ministers of Pastoral Care bring the Holy Eucharist to the two hospitals in Ponoka as well as Northcott Centre and also to “shut ins”. This is a very important outreach ministry to those who are unable to attend Mass in a church setting. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.

THE PASTORAL CARE COORDINATOR IS IRENE BUSAT (403-783-8922)

Sacristan

Those involved in this ministry are tasked with keeping the Sanctuary , neat clean and organized. They are responsible for cleaning altar vessels, polishing candle sticks,etc, as well as keeping the vestments and altar cloths clean, changing the cloths and coordinating materials to the proper colors for the liturgical season.

THE COORDINATOR FOR THE SACRISTANS IS GAIL MCGINNIS (403-783-8123)

Prayer Line

This ministry service is designed for those who need prayers in their life for whatever reason. Volunteers in this ministry “offer prayers on behalf of all those who request them.

COORDINATORS FOR THE PRAYER LINE ARE JUDY FARWELL (403-783-4347)AND GAIL MCGINNIS (403-783-8123)

Arts and Decoration

The members of this ministry enhance the surroundings of the Church for all those who attend. These creative and artistic people decorate the worship area for all the liturgical celebrations and the special seasons of our faith like Christmas, Advent, Easter, and Lent with signs and symbols of the sacred. Volunteers are always welcome to help.

THE COORDINATOR FOR ARTS AND DECORATION IS MARIA PEREZ (403-783-8912)

Custodial

The Custodian of St. Augustine Parish makes sure that the church is clean. This includes the worship area, the hall, and all the entrances to the church.

THE CUSTODIAL COORDINATOR IS MR. GARRY FARWELL (403-783- 4347)

Maintenance

The Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for looking after all the buildings associated with the church. He/she looks after building repairs, maintenance and also looks after the yard and upkeep of the outside of the church.

THE MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR IS MR. ROY FAIRCLOUGH (403-783-5337)

Hospitality

Members of this ministry prepare refreshments for fellowship following the Sunday morning Mass. At the present time there is no coordinator for this ministry. The Parish Secretary makes up a list based on those who volunteered.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP OUT, PLEASE CALL OUR PARISH SECRETARY AT 403-783-4048.