Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

Liturgy Committee

Interested in a Liturgical Role? Contact the Liturgy Committee at

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Current and Upcoming Ministry Schedules
Music Ministry

We encourage all to take part in the liturgies by actively participating in the sung responses and hymns.  Our music goal is to have congregational music participation at all Sunday and Holy Day liturgies.  The Sunday liturgies use song leaders, organists/pianists, instrumentalists, and various small ensembles to enhance the music.  A bell choir is used for special occasions. If you feel you are called to the music ministry as a vocalist or instrumentalist, there are many opportunities to use your talents.  Please contact Bob Hauser at by e-mail or at 233-3092 ext. 257


Lector Ministry

The primary role of the lector is to proclaim the Word of God in the Scripture.  The lector also reads the announcements before Mass. After appropriate training, lectors are scheduled at a Mass time of their preference.

Current Schedule

Lector Preparation Site (link)

The Lector’s Ministry (preparation guidance link)

Diana Shonrock coordinates this ministry.  If you are interested in serving as a Lector, please contact her at ministry_scheduler

Mass Coordinator Ministry

These volunteers arrive early for Mass to prepare the gifts of bread and wine. In addition, they make sure all liturgical roles are filled before Mass begins. They also serve as a liaison for the presiding priest and communicate any relevant information to other ministers. ministry_scheduler

Mass Coordinator Handbook

Current Schedule

If you are interested in serving as a Mass Coordinator, please contach Josh Opheim at

Usher Ministry

Ushers greet parishioners and guests, distribute liturgy aids, assist in seating as necessary, collect the offering, distribute bulletins, and do some quick after Mass cleanup. Ushers are scheduled at a Mass time of their choosing. ministry_scheduler If interested in becoming an usher, please contact Randy Dalhoff by e-mail or at 515-232-1361.

Click the links below for various usher guides.
Instructions for Ushers
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Tornado Shelter

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Appropriate parishioners are recommended to the Archbishop for approval as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, also commonly known as Eucharistic Ministers.  After necessary preparation and training, Eucharistic Ministers assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass and in ministry to the hospitalized, sick and homebound.  Please see below.  Ministry at Mass is scheduled at the the Mass time of their preference. Please contact Jo Anne Dalhoff at for further information. ministry_scheduler EMHC Schedule and Active List

Current Schedule

Hospital Visitation / Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Hospitalized ExtraordinaryEucharistic Ministers visit the hospital weekly.  Please inform the Parish Office when a parishioner enters the local hospital or an out of town hospital.  The hospitals do not contact the parish, nor do they always list people with their religious affiliation. In case of emergency, contact the Parish Office (233-3092). Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who would like to serve in this ministry should likewise notify the Parish Office.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Homebound Each week, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion take the Eucharist to persons who are unable to attend Mass or who are temporarily or permanently confined to their homes or nursing homes. Persons who desire such ministry should call the Parish Office (233-3092) or have someone call for them. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who would like to serve in this ministry should likewise call the Parish Office.

Mass Serving Ministry

The role of the server is to assist the other ministers of the liturgy, especially the presider, so ceremonies proceed smoothly.  Server functions include holding the book as the presider leads the community in prayer, and offering and returning various objects as they are needed in the worship service. Training sessions are scheduled periodically for new servers (fifth grade and older) and to enrich those currently serving in this ministry. Please contact Bob Hauser at or (233-3092) if interested in this ministry. ministry_scheduler

Current Schedule

Hospitality Ministry

Hospitality Ministers welcome parishioners and guests before and after Mass in the Narthex, and coordinate the Welcoming Table. Please contact Dan and Patty Willadsen at, if you would like to join the Hospitality ministry.

Instructions for Hospitality Ministers ministry_scheduler

Current Schedule

Purpose & Responsibilities/Activities

The purpose of the Liturgy Committee is to nourish and direct the liturgical and worship elements of the parish and to assist in the spiritual growth of all parishioners.  Functions of the committee include the following:

  • Identify the spiritual growth needs of parishioners.
  • Provide opportunities for the spiritual growth of parishioners by days of renewal, small study/prayer groups, and other activities.
  • Implement the liturgical guidelines of the universal and archdiocesan church.
Membership & Contact Info

Bob Hauser is the contact person. (233-3092 Ext. 257)

Fr. Jim's teaching on the Mass