Liturgy

The overall purpose of the ministry of Liturgy is to prepare and provide for the spiritual development of each member of the community through liturgical celebrations. We recognize that because of our parish's own individuality and uniqueness, it is always we who celebrate and the celebration must be ours.
 

Liturgy Ministries at SJV
 
Altar Servers Grade 4-12 students who assist the priest during weekend Masses and special liturgies.
Contacts: Daryl Fortin (563) 332-7910, darylfortin@gmail.com or Tom Touney (563) 343-0447, ttouney@aol.com
 
St. Francis Art & Environment Committee We are a team of women who clean and decorate for weekend Masses and liturgies and special occasions.
Contacts: Juel Boast (563) 332-8301, mjrock1993@aol.com or Linda Schneider (563) 332-7579, 4lmschneider@gmail.com
 
Care of Altar Linens
Contact: Ellen Gerard (563) 289-8299, elleng02@mchsi.com
 
Drivers for Palmer Hills A group that drives residents of Palmer Hills Retirement Center to 9:00 Mass and back on Sunday mornings.
Contact: Juel Boast (563) 332-8301, mjrock1933@aol.com
 
Eucharistic Ministers They welcome all to the celebration of Mass and distribute the Body & Blood of Christ to fellow worshippers during the communion rite.
Contacts: Susan Cassatt (563) 355-8187, cassattsusan6@gmail.com or Lori Lower (563) 355-2048, lorilower18@gmail.com
 
Eucharistic Minister's to the Sick and Confined This ministry brings communion to the sick or home bound parishioners after the
9:00am Mass on Sunday mornings.
Contact: Jude Steil (563) 332-8200, judesteil@ruhlhomes.com
 
Cantors A musician who leads the assembly in singing hymns and acclamations of faith, responsorial psalms and Gospel acclamations.
Contact: Eleanor Kiel (563) 332-7910 x112, liturgy@sjvbett.org
 
Music Ministry Offers multiple opportunities for students and adults to join in the musical and liturgical life of the parish.
Contact: Eleanor Kiel (563) 332-7910 x112, liturgy@sjvbett.org
Music Registration form
 
Readers Those who proclaim the Word of God in the Liturgy of the Word during Mass and lead the Prayers of the Faithful.
Contacts: Ken Miller (563) 332-8404, kencathymiller@msn.com or Elizabeth Davison (563) 639-6607, tealt1995@gmail.com
 
Sacristans This ministry takes place "behind the scenes". Sacristans prepare and set out the vessels, bread, wine and small linens needed for Mass, then purify the vessels after Mass.
Contacts: Missy Schulz (315) 489-3046 or missjohn@earthlink.net or Donna Kuhl (563) 209-0255, umsew@mchsi.com
 
Ushers This is a ministry of hospitality! Ushers welcome all who gather for Mass and assist by distributing worship aids, seating, passing the collection baskets, guiding the communion procession, and distributing weekly bulletins.
Contacts: Larry Fitkin (563) 349-0951, ldrm@mchsi.com or Wayne Morse (563) 468-9040, wmorse11@aol.com