Worship Ministries

Altar Linens  The cleaning of linens involves washing and ironing small linens. One minister is assigned weekly to clean the linens used during Mass including corporals, purificators, and small towels. The linens are taken home weekly and guidelines are provided for cleaning. Ministers rotate approximately once every six weeks given the current number of volunteers.  

If interested in helping with this ministry, contact Arlene Crouch at (503) 774-5652.

Altar Servers These are girls or boys who have finished fourth grade, have received their First Holy Communion, and are members of a family registered in our parish, or a student at St. Ignatius Catholic School. This ministry serves God and God’s people by helping the priest during weekend Masses and other liturgical celebrations throughout the year. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Servers are assigned on a rotating schedule.

Contact Tom Gay or call the parish office for more information.

Arts & Environment  Those who serve in this ministry are responsible for preparing an environment for worship that will mediate the presence of God. Their goal is to ensure that our church environment is clean, appropriate, beautiful and accessible. They work behind the scenes to transform our worship space into a welcoming and prayerful environment for each liturgical season of the year. The team includes fabric artists, flower arrangers, decorators, seamstresses, people who can climb high ladders to hang banners and others who plan projects.

Eucharistic Adoration Do you have an hour to spend with the Blessed Sacrament? This is a wonderful opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection. Adoration is held in our church each Monday following the 8 am Mass until 6 pm that evening. 

If you’re able to plan a regular one-hour time period each week to sustain this ministry, please call Dolores Hickey at (503) 320-4320.

Lectors  On Sundays and during daily Eucharistic liturgies, these men, women, and young adults welcome everyone to the liturgies.  They proclaim the real presence of Christ in the First and Second readings from Scripture at the ambo, in front of the assembly. Lectors also lead the assembly in the Prayers of the faithful.  
Contact Sarah Faux at sfaux@sipdx.org for more information.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion  These ministers serve as Bread or Cup Ministers at Holy Communion. Through your service as a minister of Communion, God unites you to your fellow members in the Body of Christ and actually forms us all into that Body. “You are the Body of Christ and members of it.” (I Cor 12:27) You make visible your faith and the love of God for God’s people gathered in prayer.

Contact Sarah Faux at sfaux@sipdx.org for more information.

Prayer Ministry  This group of lay ministers, trained through a formation course and commissioned by the Pastor, make themselves available to assist you in bringing your physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns to Jesus through prayer. Members appreciate being able to serve and be a blessing to others through prayer. Teams of ministers pray with parishioners on the first Sunday of each month in the vestibule of the church following the 8:0 am Mass. All prayer requests are confidential. This is a wonderful ministry for parishioners who want to be of service to others, but do not have the time for scheduled activities.

Contact Eileen Fox-Quamme at (503) 971-9499 for more information.

Sacristans  These lay people work together to prepare those things needed for Mass such as books, vestments, vessels, incense, bread, and wine. The also adjust the lighting system and assist the priest by serving at the altar during the liturgy as well as wash the vessels following the liturgy. They also assist at celebrations of baptism, confirmation, weddings, anointing of the sick, and funerals.
Contact the office for more information.  Contact Sarah Faux at sfaux@sipdx.org for more information.