Ministries

Altar Care

Children’s Liturgy

St. Michael’s parish offers a Children’s Liturgy of the Word at each Sunday Mass. The children hear the Word of God in simpler language that is easier for them understand.  All children are welcome from JK to Grade 2. If you would like your children to participate in Children’s Liturgy they can come forward with the other children when Father calls them at the beginning of Mass.  No registration is required. The children will return during the Offertory. All classes are held on Church premises, and lead by screened volunteers.

 

  • We also need youth and adult volunteers to lead Children’s Liturgy. If you would like to help, please call the office: 905-844-7971, or write to the parish here.
  • For information about Children’s Liturgy for the Spanish Mass, click here.

 

Note: A police check will be required for volunteers

 

Eucharistic Ministry: The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion at Sunday Mass.  We also have Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who bring Holy Communion to parishioners in their homes or in the hospital who are unable to attend Mass.

 

Requirements:

 

  1. Need to have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
  2. Need to be 16 years of age or older.
  3. Need to be in good moral standing with the Church.
  4. Need to be faithfully attending Sunday Mass.

 

  • If you are interested in becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, please call the office: 905-844-7971, or write to the parish here.
  • For information about being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for the Spanish Mass, click here.

 

Note: New Eucharistic Ministers will be asked to attend a training workshop.

 

Lector Ministry

Lectors are responsible for reading the Word of God at Sunday Mass. They are also responsible for reading the Psalm if no choir is available. The Lector should also set aside a reasonable amount of time before mass to practice the readings and look up unfamiliar words.

 

Requirements:

 

  1. Need to have received the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
  2. Need to be 16 years of age or older.
  3. Need to be in good moral standing with the Church.
  4. Need to be faithfully attending Sunday Mass.

 

  • If you are interested in becoming a Lector, please call the office: 905-844-7971, or write to the parish here.
  • For information about being Lector for the Spanish Mass, click here.

 

Music Ministry

We have two choirs at St. Michael’s Parish, one that sings at the 5:30pm Mass on Saturdays, led by Emily Lukasik, and another that sings at the 9:30am Mass on Sundays, led by Sonja Delle-Ave. The choir leads the congregation in singing Hymns, the Psalm, and parts of the Mass like theGloria. Each choir practices once a week.

 

Requirements:

 

  1. Need to enjoy singing or be able to play a musical instrument.
  2. Need to commit to one practice each week.

 

  • If you are interested in joining a choir, please call the office: 905-844-7971, or write to the parish here.
  • For information about our Spanish choir, click here.

 

Altar Servers

Altar Servers are boys and girls who assist Father during Sunday Masses, School Masses, Funerals, and Weddings. Altar Servers can expect to serve Sunday Mass 2 to 3 times a month. Altar Servers can request to serve the same Sunday Mass that his or her family normally attends, so there is no need to change which Mass the family attends. Altar Servers may also serve at Weddings and Funerals if they wish.

 

Requirement:

 

  1. Need to have received Baptism and First Communion

 

      • If your son or daughter is interested in becoming an Altar Server, please call the parish office: 905-844-7971, or write to the parish here.
      • For information about Altar Serving at the Spanish Mass, click here.

 

Note: New servers will be asked to attend a training session before starting to serve

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