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Call Parish Office 920-336-1813.
The purpose of the Worship Committee is to meet the spiritual needs of the parish by providing meaningful liturgical celebrations while drawing upon the ministries of Eucharist, environment, hospitality, music, servers and the Word. Membership is open to interested parishioners. Please contact Kay Bougie at 920-336-1595 or email her at off...@stfrancisdepere.org for more information or to volunteer.
Environment & Art:
Creative, artistic talents are called forth to enhance the worship experience through consideration of the liturgical season, scripture readings of the day and special occasions. If you find joy in creating meaningful environments, this is the place for you. Please call the parish office at 920-336-1813 or email email@example.com for further information or to volunteer.
Lectors, sometimes called Readers, proclaim scripture during the liturgical celebrations. Nourished by that scripture's proclamation, both the lector and community are enhanced if the lector makes a regular practice of prayer and meditation on the pages of scripture. Lectors are also responsible for the opening introduction, Prayers of the Faithful, and closing announcements. Some training is provided. Please contact John Miller at 920-336-3063 or email him at off...@stfrancisdepere.org for more information or to volunteer.
Called forth from the community, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist help to distribute the blessed bread and wine during Mass. Qualities of the Eucharistic Minister are they be Confirmed Catholic and a registered member of the parish living in harmony with the faith. Some training is provided. Please contact Kay Bougie at 920-336-1595 or email her at off...@stfrancisdepere.org for more information or to volunteer.
The purpose of the Hospitality Ministry is two-fold. An Usher is a welcoming face as people come to church. People who love to extend their hands in a warm handshake, smile graciously and welcome neighbor and stranger alike with a few warm words of welcome are drawn to this ministry. They are people who love this church and do what they can so that others will love their time here as well. The general responsibilities of an Usher include making sure that all people find a place to sit if possible, making sure the collection baskets are passed during Mass and brought up to the Altar during the Offertory, seeing that all who are unable to walk up for communion are brought communion by the priest or Eucharistic Ministers, and after Mass they hand out the church bulletins and lock the doors. If anyone has a medical problem during the service, usually an Usher is the one to call 911 or see that the person is helped. This ministry requires people who are dedicated to their responsibilities and come early so they are ready when the people start arriving. If you would like more information or to volunteer, please call the parish office at 920-336-1813 or email at off...@stfrancisdepere.org
The ministry of Altar Server is open to students in the 5th grade or higher. A person in this ministry has the desire to help the priest at Mass by holding the red book, bringing the appropriate items to the Altar at the right times, such as the water and towel, the cups and plates for communion, helping the priest receive the gifts at Offertory time and clearing the Altar at communion time. They process in and out of Mass with the priest. Sometimes they light the candles before Mass and extinguish them after Mass. Servers need to arrive early for Mass so they can be vested in a white alb and proper color cincture (rope) and make sure the hosts and wine are on the gift table before Mass. Training is required. Please contact the parish office at 920-336-1813- or email us at off...@stfrancisdepere.org if you would like more information about this ministry or would like to volunteer.
Music ministry at St. Francis Xavier Parish is very important to the overall worship experience. Adults or high school students are welcome to share their talent with the community. Persons with a gift for singing or who play a musical instrument well are welcome to call Karen Miller at 920-336-3063 or email her at off...@stfrancisdepere.org if you would like more information about this ministry or would like to volunteer.
Walking together on the journey of grief following the death of a loved one is important to the physical and spiritual well being of our parish community. It is our hope that we could begin the journey prior to death, however, this is not always possible, especially when death is sudden and unexpected. Know that you and your family will be prayed and cared for with loving respect and dignity. Working together with the funeral director, our pastoral care team will guide you through the process. Options include a Vigil Prayer Service, Funeral Liturgy, Committal Service at the Cemetery, and a funeral dinner at the parish.
On the first Sunday in November, we plan a special Mass to remember all who have died from our parish during the prior year. Names of the deceased are read and members of that family may come up near the altar and light a memorial candle in honor of their loved one.
Grief Support Group Directory
A diocesan-wide Grief Support Group Directory of services can be found at the following link. http://www.gbdioc.org/stewardship-and-pastoral-services/pastoral-ministrycare-ministry/bereavement-ministry.html
Funeral Resurrection Choir Ministry
Members of both St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary parishes of De Pere join together in song for funeral liturgies when requested. Volunteers are always welcome. Funerals happen usually during the late morning hours, but occasionally during the evening. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry or desire more information, please contact the parish office by phone at 920-336-1813.
Funeral Dinner Ministry
Members of the parish prepare and serve dinner after a funeral liturgy if requested. Volunteers are always welcome. Funerals happen usually during the late morning hours, but occasionally during the evening. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry or desire more information, please contact the parish office by phone or email adel...@stfrancisdepere.org or lriv...@stmarydepere.org.