Liturgical Ministries at St. Paul’s Parish
- Altar Server – Assisting in the liturgical celebrations around the altar. Must have received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.
- Children’s Liturgy – Volunteer teachers (for ages 3 – 6) who teach the children about the readings of the Mass in a child-like manner during all weekend Masses. Police Check required.
- Choir – Leading and assisting the liturgical music as an expression of worship for the whole community during Mass or other liturgical celebrations.
- Church Decorating Committee – Preparing and decorating the church for the various liturgical seasons.
- Commentator – Begin the Mass by introducing the liturgical theme of the day. Ensure all liturgical ministers for the Mass are present and pray the petitions of the day if a Deacon is not available. Must be over 16 years.
- Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion – Assist the priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful. Must be 16 years or older and Confirmed.
- Greeter – Welcoming parishioners, visitors and newcomers to Mass.
- Proclaimer – Believing and proclaiming the Word of God. Must be Confirmed and a strong fluent reader.
- Sacristan – Helps to prepare for the celebration of the Mass, funerals, weddings and other special occasions. Police Check required.
- Usher – Welcoming and assisting parishioners in seating, organizing, assisting in the offertory collection during and after Mass. Police Check required.
Other Ministries & Groups within St. Paul’s Parish
- Airdrie Catholic Prayer Group – Aspires to instill among its members the devotion to The Blessed Mother and The Divine Mercy through prayers and fellowship. It affirms the Universality of the Catholic faith and strives to develop a deeper knowledge of The Catholic Faith and Belief through actions and the recollection of The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
- Baptism Preparation Team – Assist parents and parents-to-be in understanding the importance of baptism as the beginning of our Catholic faith journey.
- Catholic Women’s League – The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a place of fellowship as well as personal and spiritual growth, open to both Catholic and non-Catholic women alike. The CWL is also a major women’s organization confronting controversial issues in our society and representing the views of Catholic women to both provincial and federal governments.
- Couples for Christ – A Catholic movement intended for the renewal and strengthening of Christian Family life.
- Fund Raising Committee – Help to organize fund raising events to pay off the mortgage.
- Hospitality Committee – (Cookies & Coffee) Help in the kitchen after one of the weekend Masses and/or help with occasional parish brunches.
- In Her Shoes Moms’ Group – Welcoming Moms ‘in all shoes,’ in every stage of motherhood, and every culture with a mix of teaching/discussion, spiritual growth, service, and socializing.
- Knights of Columbus – From the moment of the founding of the Knights of Columbus in 1882, charity has been the first principle. We are men of faith and men of action.
- Pastoral Care – Visiting and praying with the ill, shut in and offering the Body of Christ to them. Police check required.
- Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) – Confirmed Catholic adults who are interested in helping adults prepare to receive the sacraments of initiation into the Catholic faith.
- Sacramental Team (First Communion, Reconciliation & Confirmation) – Adults and youth grades 7 and up to help with workshop registration and children’s retreats. Police check required for adults.
- Secular Order of St. Francis of Assisi – Inquiry stage for practicing Catholics who are 18+ years.
- Seniors’ Lunch committee – Help organize, prepare, serve and clean up for Seniors Lunch.
- Singles for Christ – A generation of single men and women experiencing the fullness of life and restoring the world for Christ.
- Silver Angels – Help with bulletin stuffing and other administrative jobs Friday mornings.
- Social Committee – Help organize parish bonding and fellowship activities such as picnics, dinners, concerts and entertainment, approximately five times a year.
- Vacation Bible School – The summer camp is a week of fun in which children will experience God’s love through many theme-based activities. Parent and youth volunteers ages 12 and up are needed. Police check required.
- Welcoming Committee – Welcoming new parishioners, visiting them in their homes, and introducing them to the parish.
- Youth Group Team – Working with youth in grades 7 through 12. Must be 18 years and older. Most important quality you must possess is to enjoy sharing your time & faith with our youth. Police check required.
If you are interested in signing up or have questions about joining any of the above ministries or groups, fill in our Ministry Sign-up Sheet.
“There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;
and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-7