Worship and Spirituality Committee
The Worship/Spirituality Committee at Resurrection Parish meets not less than four times per year to discuss the worship and spiritual life of the parish.
The Committee looks at how the Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass) flows; how to foster a welcoming atmosphere through full, conscious and active participation at Mass; offers other prayer opportunities such as Evening Prayer, and works toward a meaningful worship environment that leads to active service of others in the name of Jesus. “Liturgy must lead to justice.”
Members of the Worship Committee welcome all who are interested in prayer, worship and spiritual life of the parish to join us.
“All Are Welcome In This Place”
Any child, youth or adult that has not received First Communion, and/or is from a different faith tradition, is welcomed and encouraged to walk in the procession line during Communion time. When the person gets to the front of the line, they simply cross their arms over their chest/heart as a sign that they will not be receiving Communion but would like a blessing. The Presider, Deacon or Eucharistic Minister that is distributing will then bless that person with the Sign of the Cross, or put a hand on their head or shoulder and say, “God bless you.” This practice was implemented at Resurrection in January, 1998.
Saturday 4:00 PM (Reconciliation 3:15 PM)
Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 AM
- primary ministers: “first” minister to arrive approximately 25 minutes before Mass begins to set up all vessels, bread & wine needed for Mass & guides the altar servers & assists the presider & deacon, washes vessels after Mass.
- Extra-Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (Communion distributors, 9 needed per mass)
- altar servers (grades 4 and older, teams of parent/child, spouses, retirees, etc. are all welcome to be trained)
- art & environment
- music ministry - scroll down to the bottom of the page for more details!
- ministers of hospitality as ushers/greeters
- nursing home ministry, an extension of our Sunday Eucharist, contact Roseann Dichraff, parish nurse
- video minister (Computer knowledge needed.)
Liturgy Planning is a sub-committee of the Worship Committee. This group prays and reads the scriptures for each Sunday of the particular season, looks for ways to enhance the liturgical seasons of Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter. Meets approximately 2 times well in advance of the season for two hours each time.
The Art & Environment sub-committee plans the seasonal decorations for the church, the greeting area and entrances of the church, both inside and out; figures out the supplies needed, and then does the actual decorating immediately prior to the feast day. Meets approximately two times prior to all liturgical seasons to plan; decorating times are varied, but usually a few days before the Advent season, Christmas, Season of Lent and four times during Holy Week.
Your service in any of the above ministries is welcome! If interested, please call the Parish Office at 336-7768 or you may email Michele Becker.
PRAYER INTENTIONS BOOK
Located in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, this special book is available for writing in your special prayer requests that you bring before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
ARMED FORCES PRAYER BOOK
Our Armed Forces Prayer Book is now located in the Greeting Area at the front entrance of church. If you have a member of your family or extended family that is serving in the Armed Forces, you are invited to bring a picture of that person and put it in the prayer book, or to simply write in their name. Our parish is praying in a special way for them. We place their safety and well-being under the protection of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, and ask for the prayer of Mary, Queen of Peace.
Additional Worship and spirituality Resources
- Changes in the parts of the People in the Order of Mass in the Roman Missal, Third Edition
- Monasteries of the Heart – A Litany for women of the Church http://monasteriesoftheheart.org/litany-women-church
- Norbertine Center for Spirituality click here. Check out their current offerings.
- Weekend and daily Scripture Readings can be found at www.usccb.org
Worship and Spirituality Committee Members 2017-2018:
Valerie Bourgeois, Chair
Mary Kay Nielsen, Secretary
Mary Lou White
Sr. Celine Goessl
Lyle Becker & Sharon Pfluger, ad hoc Music
Michele Becker, Staff Liaison
For more information please call 336-7768.
Youth Participation in liturgies
YOU are an important part of our faith community!
Before and after Confirmation, middle and high school youth are invited and encouraged to be good stewards and share their many gifts and talents with the parish at weekend Masses as Video Ministers, Usher/Greeter, Reader, Altar Server, and sing and/or play instruments in the parish Choirs. All high school youth who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, and after discerning this calling, are eligible to be Extra-Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Training, and enthusiastic support is provided!
Contact Michele Becker or any Pastoral Staff member.
**Children's Liturgy of the Word Youth Catechists--contact Rosemary Baloun, Faith Formation Coordinator
All children in our Parish are invited to join our Parish Children’s Choir. We practice most Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 in church, beginning in September, and continuing through the Christmas season. We don't meet on Generations of Disciples evenings - so you can participate in both. We'll sing for various Masses every 3 weeks or so. (The choir will take a short break in January and then start back up for the winter/spring season.)
This fun group gives children an opportunity to make new friends at church, learn more about Jesus, serve God and their Parish, and pray through music. Kids also get a chance to try playing bells & rhythm instruments, learn some signing & gesture, and even sing through the microphone if they wish. And then of course, there are those famous choir parties!!
The Children’s Choir is primarily for kids in grades 1-6, but younger kids can participate by special arrangement….and older students are welcome as assistants. A few parents, grandparents, & other interested adults are needed to help us - we have just as much fun as the children! No musical experience necessary, but if you play an instrument, we’d welcome that also! Questions? Please call Sharon Pfluger at 468-9155 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to serve our Parish by making beautiful music? It takes practice & sometimes hard work. But there’s plenty of time for fun & games (and snacks) too. Want to make new friends & have fun at church? Then come and join us! We can't wait to meet YOU!
An opportunity for musical stewardship
Do you love to sing or play an instrument? Join one of our choirs!
You are welcome and you are needed - veterans and new members alike! Come for a practice or two and give us a try! Enjoy friendship with others as you serve our parish.
- Grade 7 through adults
- Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass voices AND Instrumentalists
- Practices Thursday nights 6:30 – 8 PM in church, starts Sept. 7
- Sings at 8:30am or 10:30am Sunday Masses
- Instrumentalists for special feast days and celebrations
- Contact Director Michele Becker or 336. 6678
Funeral Choir (combined w/St. Matthew Parish)
- Men’s and women’s voices
- Be on call during the day to sing at funerals at both parishes
- Come when your daily schedule allows
- Contact Director Michele Becker @336-7768