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 Commission Schedule for 2021-2022

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, [email protected] or Tom Touney (563) 343-0447, [email protected]

St. Francis Art & Environment Committee We are a team of women who clean and decorate for weekend Masses and liturgies and special occasions. Contacts: Joan Wysoske (563) 343-0041, [email protected]

Care of Altar Linens Contact: Randall Zude (859) 552-8226, [email protected]

Drivers for Palmer Hills A group that drives residents of Palmer Hills Retirement Center to 9:00 Mass and back on Sunday mornings. Contact: Tim Conrad (309) 235-7363, [email protected]

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: Deb Sullivan (563) 340-3026, [email protected] or Melissa Pajunen (563) 650-3453, [email protected]

Eucharistic Minister's to the Sick and Confined This ministry brings communion to the sick or home bound parishioners after the 8:30am Mass on Sunday mornings. Contact: Jan Touney (563) 508-2313, [email protected] or Jennifer Boedeker (563) 370-2016, [email protected]

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, [email protected]

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, [email protected]
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: Marty Corrigan (563) 468-7371, [email protected] or Elizabeth Davison (563) 639-6607, [email protected]

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 [email protected] or Karen Moldt (563) 332-0889, [email protected]

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: Paul Rafferty (563) 505-3048, [email protected] or Tim Conrad (309) 235-7363, [email protected]