Since the celebration of the Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of the Catholic Church and our parish life, liturgical praise and worship are the primary works of the faithful gathered together in common prayer. Every parishioner, friend and guest of our beloved parish who opens up his or heart heart and lifts up his or her voice creates a lovely and lively faith community. Therefore, all parishioners are invited and encouraged to participate in the liturgical ministries of the parish.
|Altar Servers||Altar servers cross generational lines. They include men and women as well as boys and girls of all ages who assist at weekend liturgies, weddings and funerals, and other special occasion needs.|
|Communion to the Sick and Homebound||Communion to the sick and homebound is a ministry dear to the heart and soul of all parishioners who called St. Bartholomew Parish their spiritual and sacramental home. Men and women, as well as the pastor, carry our Blessed Lord present in the Holy Eucharist to the homebound on a weekly and monthly basis. All who cannot attend Mass in the church building should call and register to receive this gift of immense love at home.|
|Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion||Extraordinary ministers are registered parishioners, men and women, commissioned by the bishop and delegated by the pastor to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion, the body and blood of Christ, under the appearance of bread and wine.|
|Lectors||Lectors are also registered parishioners, men and women, who serve the faithful by proclaiming the word of God during the liturgy of the word, and who assist in the proclamation of the prayers of the faithful.|
|Ushers and Greeters||Ushers and greeters are registered parishioners, men and women, who provide a valuable service to all. Besides welcoming and seating, these good souls locate restrooms and worship aids, assist with movement within the worship space, and help with emergency services.|
There are a number of liturgical music ministries within St. Bartholomew Parish in which interested parishioners may participate. Our director of music, Philomena Self, graduated from Saint Vincent Collage. Mrs. Self supervises and facilitates the overall music and worship program.
The Liturgical Music Ministries currently include:
- The Schola Cantorum Adult Choir (Ages 14+)
- The Cantor/Psalmist Program
- The Resurrection (Funeral Choir)
- The Instrumentalist Ministries (Any Instrument)
To be a member of the cantor or choir ministries, one must have a pleasing voice and the desire to serve the Lord in song. Although the ability to read music is always helpful, it is not necessary in order to be a cantor or a choir member. Mrs. Self will provide the necessary training to sing the music of the liturgy. People who play brass, woodwind, string, percussion or keyboard musical instruments and read standard musical notation for those instruments may participate in the many instrumental music ministries, which are available within the church.
The adult choir and the cantors meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Bartholomew Church.
The St. Bartholomew adult choir liturgy is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The choir season is from September through July with the month of June off.
If you are interested in, or have any questions about, any of these music ministries, please contact Philomena Self [email protected] or through the Parish Office, 724-834-0709.
|Date & Time||Altar Servers||Lector||EMCs|
|3/31/23 7:00 PM||L/B Naeger, N. Heinnickel|
|4/1/2023 5:00 PM||B/L Naeger||C. Franzi/G. Yanity||J. Gergely|
|4/2/2023 8:00 AM||R. Ebersole, N. Heinnickel||K. Dominick/S. Damico||B. Rock|
|4/2/2023 10:30 AM||A/S Stofko||K. Govora/ K. Hayden||L. Brady|
|4/6/2023 7:00 PM||R. Ebersole, A. Josiwak||B. Krajc||E. Kocian|
|4/7/2023 12:30 PM||S/B/R Pigza||A. Giunta|
|4/8/2023 8:30 PM||N/P Heinnickel||K. Patrick||C. Franzi|
|4/9/2023 8:00 AM||L. Gallagher, N. Hardaway||A. Heinnickle||M. Shafer|
|4/9/2023 10:30 AM||K. Kubistek, J. Sandorf||M. Sandorf||S. Naeger|
|4/15/2023 5:00 PM||B/ L Naeger||G. Yanity||B. Altimore|
|4/16/2023 8:00 AM||N/N Dominick||K. Dominick||P. Tenerowicz|
|4/16/2023 10:30 AM||B. Mayercheck, A. Josiwak||T. Rusbosin||R. Holtzer|