John & Nancy Marra | (440) 646-1270 An opportunity for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is provided every Friday from 12 noon until 9:00 pm (first Fridays 9:30 am until 9:00 pm) in the chapel area behind the sanctuary. If you are able to commit to a specific hour each Friday, indicate that time on the Commitment Card.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Team
Lori Gallo | (440) 449-7880 This group provides a Liturgy of the Word celebration for children ages 4-8 to help them more fully understand the Word of God. Adults and older teens are needed to volunteer as leaders and readers. This ministry takes place during the 4:30 pm Saturday Mass and 10:00 am Sunday Mass, September through May.
Church Art and Environment Committee
Laura Legan | This committee enhances the liturgy and prayer of the church through the arts and care of the church sanctuary. It is open to anyone who is interested in art and liturgical design. The committee meets at various times depending on the liturgical season.
Parish Office | (440) 461-0066 This is a very special ministry which invites adults to consider if the Church may be inviting them to assist with the distribution of Holy Communion (within the celebration of Mass and/or to those who may be sick or homebound). Since the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life,” it is necessary that a person considering this ministry participate in some pastoral training in order to more effectively bring the presence of Christ to those they encounter while fulfilling their ministry.
Servers for funerals assist the priest at the funeral liturgy as well as the community gathered in prayerful worship. Any adult, man or woman, may be a funeral server. Servers are contacted when needed and as they are available to serve.
MaryAnn Hespen | (440) 943-7299 Our ministry of greeting considers the whole dimension of welcoming…that is, how we make people feel when they come to worship. Are they comfortable—physically, psychologically and spiritually, from the appearance of the facility to the ease of finding the appropriate place; to being greeted and accepted yet not smothered; to feeling the joy and anticipation of the congregation and the experience of God’s grace; to a liturgy that makes sense; to a sense of opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. A Greeter is the first in the line of those who welcome those coming to worship on Sunday and assist regular and new worshipers alike to feel as though this truly is a place to call home.
Parish Office | (440) 461-0066 The lectors proclaim the Scriptures and read the general intercessions and announcements at Mass. Adults and teens of the parish may join. Training is provided.
Fr. Russ Rauscher | (440) 461-0066 ext 110 PSR and Day School students (grade 5 through high school) assist the celebrant at Masses on weekends. Adult men and women assist the celebrant at Funeral Liturgies during the week. Training is provided.
Mike Melaragno | (216) 299-0517 Ushering is a ministry of hospitality whereby people feel welcome and comfortable to worship together as one family of faith. Any adult may volunteer to be an usher.