Eucharistic minister distributes God's Body and Blood to the faith community
under the form of Bread and Wine. Many individual's first response when
asked to be a Eucharistic Minister is "Oh no, not me, I could never".
Usually it is not an issue of competence, but more often, they do not
believe they are worthy.
Our faith tells us we were made whole by our baptism of being full
Who among us has the power to undo what God has done? True, we do need a
sense of humility about ourselves. Nevertheless, if we believe we are worthy
to receive Communion, we are then also worthy to be Ministers of Communion.
Maximum scheduled requirement
is twice a month.
leads and supports the congregation in singing hymns, psalms and
acclamations at Mass and other services while encouraging congregational
If interested, please
contact Deanna Cira at 419-224-3080
Ministry is open to any Catholic boy or girl in sixth through eighth grade
wishing to serve on the Altar during Mass. Initial training is conducted at
the beginning of the school year with recurrent training on an as-needed
interested, contact the parish office
a lector, you have been called to participate in the service of
proclaiming the Sacred Scriptures at the liturgy. As a Minister of
the Word of God, you do what
the Baptist did. You proclaim over and over, "Prepare the way for the Lord!"
is present in His word since it is He Himself who speaks when the Holy
Scriptures are read in Church.
As a lector, you are a servant of the Word of God. An individual is scheduled a maximum of once each month.
If interested, please contact the parish office 419-224-3080
An Usher assists in welcoming the
worshippers, the offerings collection, distribution of the Parish Bulletin
and responding to any need an individual might have while at the church
interested, please contact the parish office at 419-224-3080.
leads the congregation and encourages more active participation in Parish
religious services, as well enhances the spiritual environment of these
services. It is open to anyone interested in raising their voice in song for
the Glory of God. Rehearsals are every Thursday at
in the church.
interested, please contact Deanna Cira
Hand bell Choir is part of the Parish Music Ministry. Choir membership is
open to all parishioners from grade eight through adult. The Choir rehearses
on Tuesday evenings from
in church. The
hand bells provide music for weekend Masses two to three times per month.
They also take part in the special Liturgies at Thanksgiving, Christmas,
Easter, First Communion, etc.
Anyone with questions about this Ministry
should contact Mary Jean Miller
“hello” welcoming everyone to God’s house is so important to our faith
community. You have a chance to set the tone for the entire service. To send
a feeling to a person that they are welcome and we are glad they are
worshipping with us is the goal of a Greeter. It is also a wonderful way to
meet and converse with fellow parishioners. Greeters should arrive 20
minutes prior to Mass and stay at their assigned doors until the start of
St. Gerard Parish
· 240 W. Robb Ave. · Lima, Ohio 45801 · 419-224-3080