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.


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

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

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.

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. 

Prayer Ministry is starting back up again after the pandemic break.  Contact the office if you are interested.  503-777-1491