Ministries & Activities

Below are four categories of ministries and or activities of the parish. Placing your pointer on any one of them will open that listing as it appears in the parish Guidebook. There is a brief description of the ministry or activity, any requirements for training and the telephone of the person or office to contact if you are interested or have questions.

Spiritual Life & Worship

Faith Formation

Outreach Ministries

Parish Life

Spiritual Life and Worship

Altar Servers: Youth, 4th grade or older. Servers assist the priest and deacons in carrying out the rituals of the liturgy. To be a server means you are taking a very special role in the Church by being one of the leaders of our liturgical prayer. Training is required and we have 2 meetings a year for additional training. Contact: Rick Gaige (742-5257).

Art and Environment: Using the principles of design & composition, the Art and Environment Committee’s main focus is to develop the physical appearance of the church. The objective is to direct the attention of the assembly to the ambo, the altar and the presence of the Eucharist. The liturgical seasons of the church year are symbolized by changes in color and decorations mainly through the use of fabric, plants and flowers. Contact: Mary Jane Noe (742-0124) or Joyce Peet (851-1848).

Baptism Workshop: This quarterly program prepares parents and sponsors for the Rite of Baptism and the commitment of faith formation of their children We are always looking for others to be a part of this process. Training will be provided for anyone interested. Contact: Paul & Becky Seibert (742-1556).

Cancer Support Ministry: This non-denominational support ministry provides support to cancer patients.  Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month, September through May, at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Library. Spouses and caregiver are always welcome.  Are you a cancer survivor who can give support? Contact: Eileen Armbruster (923-2127).

Eucharist to Care Facilities: Several members of our community faithfully serve our local nursing homes as Eucharistic Ministers. Currently we serve Burlington House, The Home at Taylor’s Pointe and Triple Creek Retirement Community. Mass and the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick are offered at 2:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Burlington House, 1:45 p.m. on the second Wednesday at The Home at Taylor’s Pointe and at 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday at Triple Creek Retirement Community. On other Wednesdays of the month parishioners offer a Communion service for the Catholic residents of all three facilities. Interested volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Contact: Parish Office (825-0618).

Eucharistic Minister*: Assist in distributing communion at weekend, Holyday and special liturgies. Training is required. Contact: Debbie Day (834-5886).

Hospitality Ministry*: (Greeter): Ministers offer a welcoming smile and handshake to all as they enter Church, answer any questions from newcomers and make sure that all feel welcome, and work with the Ushers to find gift bearers for the presentation of the gifts. (Usher): Responsible for greeting and seating parishioners, passing collection basket and distributing bulletins at the end of Mass. Contact: Jim & Pat Rosenbaum (829-9685).

Intercessory Prayer Ministry: This ministry is one of prayer for the members of our parish and their families daily, but especially during times of emergencies, surgery, illness, or other special needs. Contact: Doug and Michele Knowlton (860-1841) or Patti in the Parish Office (825-0618). Special prayer is also offered following the Sunday 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Masses.

Lector*: Responsibility to prepare for and proclaim the first two readings of weekend and Holyday Masses. Training is required. Contact: Deacon John Corson (851-1188).

Liturgy of Word - Children: Catechists present the weekend Scripture readings to children at their level of understanding. Children in Kindergarten through Grade 4 are encouraged to participate. Volunteers work in teams of two and are provided with teaching materials and training. Contact: Pam McLaughlin (825-0618).

Marriage Ministry**: Married couples assist the Parish Marriage Preparation program by meeting several times with engaged couples. Training is provided. Contact: Kathy and Mike Rademacher (742-1117).

Men’s Prayer Breakfast: All men, young and old, are invited to attend a prayer breakfast the first and third Saturday of each month, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Center for coffee, donuts and prayer. Contact: Tom Gerrety (825-0752).

Music Ministry*: <st1:city w:st="on">Corpus Christi has a long tradition of praising God by lifting our voices in song. Singers and instrumentalists come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, but all play a very important role in leading and inspiring the congregation. Members of the Corpus Christi Music Ministry program believe that quality music enhances the experience of our community’s prayer. Faith, enthusiasm and commitment are just as important to the success of the music program as individual musical talent. Rehearsals are usually held on Thursday evenings at 7:15 p.m. in the church. Musicians also arrive at least 30 minutes before Mass to prepare. New members are always welcome. Contact: Bill Marshall (825-0618, ext. 106).

Parish Outreach Eucharistic Ministry: This ministry seeks to provide extended spiritual and communal support to our permanently and temporarily homebound parishioners, who, as a result of personal illness, personal disability, or age considerations, are unable to regularly participate in community activities. Volunteers are needed to bring Holy Communion to those members of our community who are unable to regularly attend Sunday liturgy.  They also provide support by offering personal and telephone visits to homebound members; praying for and with such members; and, helping them remain connected to the life of the parish in various ways. Contact: Mary Juniet (671-1238).

Prayer Group*: Meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish

Sacristan (Mass Coordinator): The person in this position is responsible for making necessary liturgical preparations before Mass and assuring that there are sufficient Liturgical Ministers for Mass. Contact: Debbie Day (834-5886).

Stewardship Council: The Stewardship Council helps remind all of us that all of our gifts and blessings are from God and that one of the ways we honor Him is to share of ourselves throughout the community through Prayer, Time, Talent and Treasure. Through our witness of how our involvement has helped us grow in Faith, Love and Service, we seek to educate all of our fellow parishioners about the opportunities to be involved in parish life and encourage them to discover the benefits of commitment to stewardship. This Council interacts with the Pastor, Pastoral Council and Pastoral Staff. Contact: Jean Even (851-7760).

Worship Commission*: The purpose of Corpus Christi Worship Commission is to serve our parish through liturgy, helping to build the faith of our community through an understanding of our church’s rituals and traditions, and through the education and development of our liturgical ministries. Contact: Lynne Vettel (937-859-6161). 

*  Opportunities for Youth
**  Must be Married Couple