Altar Servers

This ministry is open to boys and girls, grades 5-12, who wish to serve God and His people by assisting the priest at Mass. Altar Servers are scheduled for weekends and weekday Masses about once a month. They are also asked occasionally, to serve a wedding, funeral or other special Mass. Parental permission is required.

Contact

Parish Office
815.633.6311

 

Art and Environment

Many hands keep the Church's seasonal decorations bright and festive. If you would like to help in this ministry, please contact us.

Contact Moe Alt
815.765.2019

 

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist

Men and women are invited into this ministry for their faith and devotion to the Holy Eucharist. They are called to assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion at Mass. This ministry is open to anyone who, having been confirmed is 16 or older.

Contact Parish Office
815.633.6311

 

Lector and Commentator

Members of this ministry serve the community by proclaiming the Word of God and imparting the spirit of the Word in a reflective way. This ministry is open to men and women, who have been confirmed, ages 16 and over.

Contact Parish Office
815.633.6311

 

Sacristans

The role of the Sacristan is to prepare the church for the Eucharistic celebration. The process begins with unlocking the doors, turning on the lights and adjusting the HVAC. Duties continue as the celebrant’s chalice, cups for wine and the ciborium’s containing the bread are filled and set out. The Sacramentary and Lectionary are brought into the sacristy to be set by the presiding celebrant. Other responsibilities include ensuring candles are lit and that all lay participants (altar servers, Eucharist Ministers, Lector and Commentator) are present. Sacristans serve at all masses, including funerals and weddings. All of the duties performed by the Sacristan allow the priest more time to prepare for mass and greet the congregation. St. Bridget currently has seventeen sacristans.

Contact
Monica Riseley
815-633-8514

 

Ushers

Members of this ministry come a little earlier and stay a little later than the rest of the congregation. They are very important ministers of hospitality. Not only do they help you find a pew if you are a little late and assist in the offertory collection, they are the first to greet people as they come into the Church and often the last to leave as they shut off lights.

Contact Parish Office
815.633.6311