Liturgy & Music
Liturgical Ministries at St. Robert
Have you ever thought of becoming a liturgical minister? The Church invites every Christian to “full, active, and conscious participation” as a member of the congregation. Some members of the congregation help lead various aspects of the liturgy:
Teenagers and children, beginning in 5th Grade, are invited to become altar servers. Altar servers serve weekday and/or weekend Masses. Experienced altar servers are invited to serve wedding liturgies. Servers arrive about 20 minutes prior to the liturgy they are serving, dress in an alb and cincture, check in with the presider, and help set up for Mass. Training for new servers takes place in October.
Greeters/Ushers welcome people as they enter church and help distribute Orders of Worship. They also assist in taking up the collection and inviting members of the congregation to bring up the gifts. As Mass ends, they distribute bulletins and greet people as they leave church. Interested? Contact Mari Sanchez, Director of Liturgy & Music via phone at (414) 332-1164, ext. 3043, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lectors read any Parish announcements at the beginning of Mass, proclaim the first and second readings, and lead the Prayers of the Faithful. Lectors also carry the Book of the Gospels in procession as Mass begins, and carry it out as Mass concludes. Training and a lector workbook with explanations of each text are available. New lectors are always needed and welcome.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priests (and deacons, where applicable) with the distribution of Holy Communion. St. Robert is always looking for more Eucharistic ministers. If you are interested in helping, contact Elizabeth at EMHC@strobert.org to get more information and sign up. She can answer your questions, and arrange for the necessary training to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion also endeavor to meet the needs of the sick and elderly, and other persons, by providing Communion visits to the homebound, hospitalized, nursing home residents, or those in crisis. If you are interested, contact Elizabeth (EMHC@strobert.org) for more information.
Art and Environment Teams
Many women and men at St. Robert look after the artistic and liturgical needs of our public spaces of prayer. If you have a strong sense of interior design and decoration (or sewing skills!) please contact the Parish Office at the number below to get involved.
Lay Presiders of Liturgy of the Word and Communion Services
Volunteers who have provided spiritual and liturgical leadership in the community over an extended period of time may be selected by parish staff to preside at weekday Liturgy of the Word and Communion Services.
To learn about all our Music Ministry opportunities, click here. Students in grades 6 – 12 are specifically invited to become junior cantors or join our youth ensemble.
Interested In A Ministry?
Contact the Parish Office at (414) 332-1164 ext. 3010 any time the office is open. St. Robert also conducts a Time & Talent Campaign every November (announced at Mass, in the Bulletin, and on the “Announcements” page of this site). During the campaign, ministry representatives are available after Masses, and occasionally at “ministry fairs” (signup events) to talk about what they do. All ministries, including Liturgy & Music, are included in the campaign. Parishioners are invited to discuss their interests with representatives, and sign up for a ministry that fits their interests and availability.