Liturgical Ministry

To view weekend ministry schedules for all ministries, visit the ministry schedule log-in page. These schedules are password protected. If you have trouble accessing information or you’ve forgotten your password, contact the Parish Office, 614-451-4290.

Altar Servers
Contact: Rev. Nicholas Droll, ndroll@standrewparish.cc, 614-451-4290, ext. 103

Girls and boys, fifth grade or older, are trained for this ministry by Fr. Droll. They assist the celebrant at Saturday and Sunday Mass, Holy Day liturgies, funerals, weddings and other liturgies as needed. St. Andrew school students assist the celebrant at daily 8:30 a.m. Mass. Adult parishioners serve at the daily 6:30 a.m. Mass.

In March 2014, Father Nicholas Droll will be offering two Altar Server training sessions for students interested in becoming servers.

  • Session I: Tuesday, March 18,2:35 to 3:30 p.m. or Wednesday, March 19, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.
  • Session II: Tuesday, March 25, 2:35 to 3:30 p.m. or Wednesday, March 26, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Students only need to attend ONE DAY of both sessions. No need to RSVP. For more information, call the Parish Office, 614/451-4290.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Contact: Jeff Sylvester, em@standrewparish.cc

Confirmed parishioners, 16 years of age or older, assist in the distribution of Communion at Mass, to the home bound and to those in nursing homes. Training is provided at St. Andrew twice a year.

 

Choir & Music Ministries
Contact: Philip Lortz, Music Director, plortz@standrewparish.cc, 451-1839

  • Parish Choir provides music for the 9 a.m. Sunday Mass (September-June) in addition to other Holy Days and special occasions. The group is open to singers 18 years and older. Rehearsals are typically held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. While music reading ability is helpful, it is not required to become a choir member. You must simply be able to match pitch, be available for rehearsals as well as liturgies, and have a desire to help others pray and praise God through music.
  • Resurrection (Funeral) Choir serves the parish by singing for our parish funerals. This choir is an especially good option for those who enjoy singing and have some flexibility with their daytime (especially morning) schedules, but are unable to make the full commitment of the Sunday choir. The choir rehearses in the choir loft, typically on the first Wednesday of the month (in the fall and spring) at 9:30 a.m. New members are always welcome to join us.
  • St. Andrew Choristers is a youth choir that is open to students in grades three through eight. This group rehearses on Wednesday afternoons on a “seasonal” basis. Singers are typically asked to make a six to eight week commitment to prepare for a specific event/liturgy, and then a new session will begin. Children from both St. Andrew School as well as the PSR program are invited to participate. Schedules are available through the Music Director.Cantors play an important leadership role in our sung prayer by proclaiming the Word in the sung Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. Cantors must be able to attend a variety of different Mass times, and learn new music fairly quickly. They must be confident singers and have a prayerful presence. Typically these singers are selected by the music director, from one of the parish choral groups listed above.
    • 2014 Chorister information, schedule and permission form (to come)
  • Cantors play an important leadership role in our sung prayer by proclaiming the Word in the sung Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. Cantors must be able to attend a variety of different Mass times, and learn new music fairly quickly. They must be confident singers and have a prayerful presence. Typically, these singers are selected by the music director from one of the parish choral groups listed above.

 

Lectors
Contact: Parish Office, 614-451-4290

Parishioners proclaim the Word through scripture readings at daily, Saturday, Sunday and Holy Day liturgies.

 

Liturgy Committee
Contact: Jeff Sylvester, em@standrewparish.cc

The St. Andrew Liturgy Committee is comprised of appointed representatives from different aspects of liturgy, including Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Lectors, Ministers of Hospitality, Servers, Music, Art and Environment, and Clergy; along with two designated at-large members. The committee helps to provide input and oversight of all the liturgical functions, as well as communicate liturgical actions and beliefs to the parish. The committee meets monthly from September through May.

Liturgy Greeters
Contact: Patti DeSantis, greeters@standrewparish.cc

In the spirit of hospitality, St. Andrew Parish welcomes all to its worshipping community. Just as each of us welcomes a guest into our own homes, St. Andrew warmly welcomes its members and visitors. Hospitality is attentiveness to the person, and in many ways we are all called to extend hospitality to others. The Greeter Program is active at all the weekend Masses.

Ushers
Contact: Parish Office, 614-451-4290

Adult parishioners gather in the church vestibule to welcome and give assistance to parishioners and visitors, prior to and during liturgies, in order to foster an atmosphere of hospitality.