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Altar Servers                                                                                                                    

Parish Office             stceciliastmfrd@optimum.net    203.322.1562    

Eucharistic Ministers

Lynn Rule                      lynn.rule15@aol.com          203.253.5913

Lectors

The reader serves the liturgical assembly by proclaiming the sacred scripture during the Liturgy of the Word. The worthy exercise of this role enables the Church to hear the Word of God more clearly and receive it with more open hearts. Such regular public nourishment with the biblical Word helps to sustain the community and contributes to its ongoing conversion and mission.

†  Is a baptized member of the Catholic Church who has been duly prepared for this role.

† May be any age, as long as she/he has sufficient skill and maturity to serve the liturgical assembly in the way outlined here. The community's need for a clear and thoughtful proclamation of the Word is always the guiding principle.

† Is devoted to and understands the importance of the liturgical celebrations of the Church community.

† Processes the natural and spiritual ability to speak the biblical Word intelligibly and comfortably in the midst of the assembly.

† Has participated in a training process , rehearsals of ceremonial procedures and in vocal coaching as required (use of microphone, volume, pacing, posture, etc.).

† Possesses a love for the Bible and a desire to share this Word with others as well as a willingness to grow in understanding the scriptures through study, prayer and reflections.

†  Needs to be flexible, enthusiastic and good public speaking skills.

† A spirit of generosity.

For more information or questions, please contact  Ann Martin at annmcmartin@live.com, or Sue at 203.322.1562. 

 Ann Martin               annmcmartin@live.com

Ushers

Parish Office            stceciliastmfrd@optimum.net    203.322.1562

Children’s Liturgy

Maureen Ronan        5ronans@sbcglobal.net   

Youth Ministry         

Diane McNamara       mmac276@sbcglobal.net

Music Ministry

Sue Scanlon          dierector.susie@yahoo.com           203.322.1562

R.C.I.A. and Baptismal Preparation

Jeanne Bisson      stceciliastmfrd@optimum.net          203.322.1562

Friends of Jesus

Lynn Rule               Lynn.rule15@aol.com                 203.253.5913

Knights of Columbus

Bill Nagle               KofC5833@gmail.com                 203.570.2593

Columbiettes

Bertha Barosky    Columbiettes5833@yahoo.com          203.322.5356   

Outreach

Bruce Vukson          (Food Collection)                        203.972.8519

Leonard Pensiero     (Soup Kitchen)                           203.348.8831

Hand Craft

Candice Bryan                                                          203.329.8932

Kitty Carty                203.322.3771

Bible Study

Vicki Alton                vickiA@optonline.net                203.322.8526

Kathy Mariska           KMariska@gmail.com                203.329.7747

Men’s Ministry

Anthony Pramberger    apram@optonline.net             203.968.1481

Prayer Line

Vicki Alton            vickiA@optonline.net                    203.322.8526

Kathy Mariska      KMariska@gmail.com                    203.329.7747

Other Contacts

Website/Bulletin Editor      Sue Scanlon                     203.322.1562

 

 

  IMPORTANCE TO OUR CHURCH:

+ The Liturgy is the work of all the people. Servers add a dimension to the liturgy that enhances it as they serve and assist the presider.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

+ Servers may be assigned to one Mass every week or, depending on the numbers, every other week. They are trained to serve at the altar, and will learn the flow of the liturgy and its various parts. They are expected to arrive 15 minutes early to assist in making sure all is ready for the celebration.

TIME FRAME:

+ One hour a week is the usual time frame, plus any meetings, usually two or three a year to gain new knowledge and to review skills already learned.

SKILLS TO BE USED/DEVELOPED:

+ You will learn how to serve without being a distraction to others. Poise, a certain amount of self control, and decorum are very helpful.

NUMBER OF STEWARDS:

+ If we had 10-20, one would be assigned to serve about two weekends per month.

TRAINING REQUIRED:

+ We would ask new members to have at least three training sessions. One of our Adult Servers does the training either in the summer or on Saturday. First serving assignments are also with experienced servers when possible.

AGES:

+ Boys and girls that have celebrated their First Communion.

BENEFIT FOR THE STEWARD:

+ Learn about the Mass and what goes on in a deeper way. Ability to become more actively involved in the church's prayer, and in the parish.