*Please note that ministries with an asterisk are not available at this time due to COVID restrictions.
More than 100 volunteers generously contribute their time to create spiritually fulfilling worship experiences at St. Mary of the Lake. We can’t make it happen without your help.
Welcome Desk Host: Provide welcome and hospitality to new and existing parishioners and those inquiring about joining the parish at the Welcome Desk before and after the weekend Masses.
Weekend Hospitality: Provide hospitality (treats, coffee, and juice) after the weekend Masses on the second weekend of every month.
Funeral Minister: Coordinate Funeral Masses and serve as liturgical minister as needed.
Church Cleaner: Our Monday morning clean-ups — vacuum, dust, scrub tile, wash windows – create a welcoming worship space. Many hands, light work.
Church Decorating Team: Create an atmosphere of worship in the entire church according to the liturgical seasons. The liturgical environment changes eight times per year.
Church Environment Committee: Prepare for liturgical seasons by creating a tasteful, beautiful worship atmosphere.
Mass Coordinator: Pave the way for a joyous celebration of the Mass by ensuring all ministry positions are filled and all elements of the Mass are prepared.
Projection System Operator: Display our music and prayers on the screens so that all can fully participate in the Mass. Grade 8 to adult.
Usher: Help people find seats, answer questions and pass baskets at the collection of the gifts. Individuals or families.
Gift Bearer: Bring the gifts to the altar – a symbolic and a moving part of the Mass. All ages are welcome.
Altar Server: Assist Father during Mass. Grade 4 and above.
*Sacristan (roadie): Make sure all details are in place for Mass to be celebrated fully and joyfully. Grade 7 and above.
Video Broadcast System Operator: Broadcast the Mass to other areas of the building and record it for cable or our parish YouTube site so that homebound parishioners can remain engaged in the parish.
Eucharistic Minister: With reverence for the Eucharist, share the Body and Blood of Christ with others. Age 16 and up.
Greeter: Be that kind face and warm greeter to visitors and parishioners alike. Welcome everyone at the door before Masses to create an atmosphere of hospitality. Individuals or families.
Lector: Those with a gift for proclaiming the Word with reverence and love. Age 16 and up.
Brass Cleaner: Put a shine on our doors! Polish brass handles regularly.
Church Laundry: Provide clean linens for sacramental ministries. Pick up and launder at home.
Sacraments and Worship Committee: This committee works to strengthen and support the total prayer life of the parish.