Help us at Christmas Mass!

Posted On: Friday, December 18, 2:49 pm

Dear Our Lady Family,

We need your help! We have a great need for volunteers to help with our Christmas liturgies. If you are planning on coming to Christmas Mass in person, we urge you to consider serving in some capacity! We are especially in need of people in the following roles:

Hospitality

Welcome our parishioners and guests! Hospitality volunteers will serve as greeters and ushers, helping people to find an appropriate place to sit. If in the Life Center or school gym, you may help guests set up the appropriate amount of folding chairs for their party. Some volunteers may also help gather the offertory collection.

Requirements:

  • Be friendly and welcoming
  • Be willing to jump in and help with a variety of tasks
  • Arrive at least one hour before Mass begins

Eucharistic Ministers

Help distribute the Holy Body of Christ to the faithful at Communion. If you haven’t been previously trained as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, but are willing to attend a training early next week, just let us know!

Requirements:

  • Have received all of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation)
  • Be a trained Eucharistic Minister OR let us know that you need to be trained. 
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes before Mass begins

Live Stream

Run the YouTube Live Stream for our viewers at home! A training video is available, which you can watch from home. And you are welcome to come in and practice using the equipment before Christmas.

Requirements:

  • A general comfortability with computers. You don’t need to know any specific programs, as the ones we use are simple and user friendly. We will teach you what you need to know! 
  • A working knowledge of the Mass (important to know what is coming up to switch camera views, etc.)
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes before Mass begins

Sanitization

Stay for just a few minutes after Mass is over to help sanitize the building! We have foggers which make the sanitization process very quick. You will either help spray down the pews/chairs and other surfaces with the fogger, or help put chairs away after they have been sprayed.

Requirements:

  • Stay 15-20 minutes after Mass ends
  • Be able to fold, lift, and stack folding chairs

Youth Altar Servers

We have a need for youth altar servers to join our liturgical team for the first time since the pandemic began! We especially need help at the 4 pm and 6 pm Masses.

Requirements:

  • Have received the sacraments of Baptism and First Reconciliation
  • Been previously trained as an altar server OR be willing to be trained before Christmas
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes before Mass begins

If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions please contact the Church Office at 614.875.3322.

We so appreciate the generosity of our parishioners in sharing their time and talents with us! We can’t wait to see many of you at Christmas, and know that we are praying for you all. We look forward to the day when we can all celebrate together in person again!