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SERVICES/MINISTRIES
WORSHIP COMMITTEE

This committee addresses itself to the spiritual needs of the Parish and reflects on ways to foster on-going renewal, prayerful liturgy, and a sense of the presence of God in the life of the Parish. The following ministries and/or organizations fall under this committee. (Parish Council Constitution, Article 3, Section 5)

Liturgical Ministries

Eucharistic Minister
The function of this ministry is to ensure that the Eucharist is distributed under both the forms of bread and wine in a reverent manner.

To be a Eucharistic Minister, an individual must be approved by the Archbishop, and participate in the appropriate training sessions and periodic enrichment experiences.

There are no scheduled meetings.

Lector
The function of this ministry is to proclaim the Word of God in the Scripture. Additional responsibilities include leading the congregation in the Prayer of the Faithful, welcoming the Assembly, making announcements before the beginning of the liturgy and announcing the theme for the liturgy.

To be a Lector, an individual must participate in the appropriate training sessions and periodic enrichment experiences.

There are no scheduled meetings.

Ushers/Ministers of Hospitality
The Ministry of Hospitality aspect is to be stationed at the entrances to greet and welcome parishioners and guests to Saint Paul Church. They are also available to answer questions for parishioners and guests as needed.

The Usher aspect of this ministry is to help with seating as necessary, collect the offering and distribute bulletins. They also assist as needed with emergencies.

To be an Usher/Minister of Hospitality, an individual must participate in the appropriated training sessions and periodic enrichment experiences.

There are no scheduled meetings.

Altar Server
The function of this ministry is to assist the other ministers of the liturgy, especially the Presider, so that the ceremonies proceed smoothly. Among their functions are holding the book(s) as the Presider leads the community in prayer, or by offering and returning various objects as they are needed in the worship service.

To be an Altar Server, an individual must complete the first half of the fourth grade and participate in the appropriate training sessions and periodic enrichment experiences.

There are no scheduled meetings.

Music Ministers
Music is the language that lifts our sprit and moves the soul into an experience of worship. David gave his whole heart in song of praise to glorify our God, and so are we called to do the same. Our Saint Paul Church community would like to invite you to become a part of our Music Ministry.

"Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song."
Psalm 95:2

Adult Choir
This group of approximately 10-20 men and women sings a variety of repertory, ranging from traditional to modern. Their main goal is to lead the congregational singing, although they occasionally learn pieces to perform as a choir, especially for major feast days. The adult choir sings at the 11:30 service. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00. A love of singing and a desire to learn is a necessity. Contact Anthony Ransom to become a part of our music ministry and determine your voice part.

Cantors
These ministers have both strong musical and leadership skills. They lead the congregational singing at all weekend Masses and proclaim the Responsorial Psalm. Cantors must be comfortable learning new repertoire on occasion. Cantor workshops are held bi-annually, and cantors are scheduled approximately once per month. Contact Anthony Ransom to become a part of our music ministry.

Instrumentalists
Those who are gifted with the ability to play an instrument are always welcome. Instrumentalists are scheduled according to individual needs throughout the year and especially on major feast days. Contact Anthony Ransom to become a part of our music ministry.

Saint Paul Singers - Christmas, Easter, & Madrigal Choir
The Saint Paul Singers is made up of advanced singers and musicians, including music students and teachers from universities in the greater Louisville and Southern Indiana area. The goals of this group are to introduce advanced repertory to the community, to promote learning about sacred music, and to foster a relationship between young professional musicians and the church. The Saint Paul Singers perform for special Christmas, Easter, and Madrigal Feasts and Pageants. Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 during peak season performances. Contact Anthony Ransom to become a part of our music ministry.

Easter Pageant Actor, Seamstress, Carpenter, Environment
Every year our Saint Paul Community joins together to share a dramatic Easter production telling the story of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection. We gather a team of actors, seamstresses, carpenters, and environment talent to help construct a dramatic set to tell the Easter story. The Saint Paul Easter Pageant is also comprised of a live orchestra and choir to bring to life this musical production. Those interested in becoming a part of our Easter Pageant may contact our music director Anthony Ransom for more information.

The Resurrection Choir
The function of this ministry is to provide music ministry for funeral Masses.

The responsibilities of The Resurrection Choir are to attend the funerals as requested and enrich the Rite of Christian Burial with music. From time to time rehearsals may be called for special services.

If interested, contact the Director of Music/Liturgy.

Liturgy Planning Team

The function of this ministry is for interested parishioners to work with members of the Parish Staff to plan seasonal and special liturgical celebrations.

To be a member requires a willingness to review and reflect upon the Scriptures for a particular season or celebration. After a focus for the season is selected, a sub-committee of this group known as the Art and Environment Committee will carry out the plans that have been made for the church environment.

Meetings are held periodically as scheduled by the Chairperson.

Art and Environment
The Art and Environment Committee meets when the major holiday seasons are approaching to discuss, plan and implement decorations for the liturgical celebrations of the church year.

Volunteers are needed for both the planning as well as the implementation, or hands-on work of decorating for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc. This group makes sure that our Church environment is varied, creative and inspiring.
 
   
RECTORY
6901 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, Ky. 40258
Phone: (502) 935-1223
FAX: (502) 933-7747
CLERGY
Pastor: Rev. Dismas Veeneman, OFMConv.
Deacon: Gary Fowler
FRIARS IN RESIDENCE
Rev. Camilius Gott, OFM Conv. (Retired)
Rev. Adam Bunnell, OFM Conv.
Rev. Charles McCarthy, OFM Conv. (Hispanic Ministry SW Louisville)
SCHOOL
6901 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, Ky. 40258
Phone: (502) 935-5511
FAX: (502) 935-5596
Principal: Kevin Brever
Web Site: http://www.saintpaulschool.net