Over 200 pieces of altar linen (altar cloths, purificators, corporals, and towels for sacred vessels) need to be reverently laundered weekly for our Sunday and weekday masses. No experience necessary! Training will be provided. Would you be willing to help? Call the Parish Office to learn more.
With prayerful attentiveness, Saint Irenaeus altar servers help ensure the beauty and grace of the Holy Mass from the entrance procession to the closing song. Candidates for Altar Server Ministry should be in 6th grade or higher, parishioners or current Parish School students, and receiving the Eucharist on a regular basis.
Help is always welcome. Training is provided. For more information, please send an email.
This ministry prepares and maintains the sanctuary to help enhance the liturgical celebration and to reflect the various liturgical seasons of the year.
Eucharist Ministers are fully initiated, practicing Catholics who serve the community by helping to distribute Holy Communion at Mass. Ministers are scheduled monthly for a weekend Mass they routinely attend. Service is also provided for Holidays, Feast Days, and Holy Days of Obligation. Interested in becoming a Minister of the Eucharist? Send an email for more information.
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Hospitality Ministry welcomes and assists at weekend Masses, feast days and special gatherings. We are a vibrant and busy parish, so volunteers are always needed. Training will be provided. To become part of this ministry, just send an email and one of our Hospitality Ministers will contact you.
"Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels."
Ministers of the Word are fully initiated, practicing Catholics with strong public speaking skills. Training is provided. Two lectors are scheduled to serve at each weekend Mass on a rotating basis. Talk to a Minister of the Word after Mass to learn how you can be part of this group.
Saint Irenaeus parishioners have talent and we're blessed that they share it! Seeking both singers and instrumentalists.
No experience necessary. Informal auditions for new members are in September and January. Choir sings at 9:45 a.m. Mass, special feast days and seasonal concerts. Choir rehearses on Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Parish Education Building. This choir sings repertoire ranging from traditional hymns and anthems to contemporary music.
By invitation or audition only.
Experienced instrumentalists are welcome. Instrumentalists must be able to read music and play at an advanced level. Informal audition required. Instrumentalists will play at previously scheduled Masses and events.
Interested in Parish Choir, being a cantor or playing an instrument? Contact Dr. Kevin St. Clair, Director of Music, at email@example.com or call the Parish Office.
Open to parish students in grades 4 - 8. No experience or audition required. Choir sings once a month at a Sunday 11:30 a.m. Mass and at special Masses and events. Rehearsals are on Mondays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Parish Education building. Contact Belinda Gonzalez, Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Open to high school students. No experience or audition required. Choir rehearses on Sundays at 3:30 p.m. in the church then sings at the 5:00 p.m. Mass. This choir sings contemporary music with a full band. Questions? Send an email to email@example.com.
Open to adults eager to sing in Spanish. No experience necessary. Very informal audition required. Choir sings year-round at the Sunday 1:15 p.m. Spanish Mass. This choir rehearses Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Classroom 9. Contact Ali Landeros, Spanish Choir Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
"Why do we sing? We sing because "God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises."
Excerpt from “Sing To The Lord”, (USCCB) November 2007
Sacristans prepare and maintain everything needed for Mass. In addition, they provide support during Mass including an occasional cameo appearance as an altar server!