Liturgy

Fr Ferdinand Ezenwachi – 410-964-1425 x 313 or FEzenwachi@sjerc.org

Liturgical Ministers
Parishioners participate in weekly liturgies serving as Ushers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans, and altar servers. Ministers commit to serving one weekend or more  a month depending on the ministers availability  and serving at other parish liturgical celebrations. Parishioners are needed to facilitate the Children’s Liturgy which takes place weekly at the 10:30am Mass. Parishioners also serve as Bread Bakers and Linen Ministers. This commitment is usually 4-6 times a year.

Liturgy Committee Mission Statement
Composed of parishioners and Liturgy staff person. Parishioners are recruited or volunteer to serve on the committee. The committee meets once a month. Their agenda covers how to support liturgical ministers, address needs for special liturgical events, responds to special requests from other committees.

FUNERALS Patty Pelszynski • 410-964-1425 x312 • PPelszynski@sjerc.org
Notification of a death should be made to Patty Pelszynski  to arrange for services. Viewing/Wake Service – may be held at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center or funeral home; Mass-may be held at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center or Oakland Mills Interfaith Center. Family may personalize Mass including choosing readings and hymns. Reception following funeral may be held if room is available. Parish provides room, tables and chairs. Family provides food, beverages, paper products, etc. Parish is notified of a death on the parish web page, bulletin notice, and announcement at weekend Masses. Prearrangements for a funeral may be made at any time.   This booklet will be an important resource for you as you plan the funeral.

Resurrection Ministers
Parishioners volunteer to be available the day of a funeral. They work with the family, volunteer as Sacristans and  serve as hospitality ministers when people arrive. There are times when Lectors and/or Eucharistic Ministers are needed for the funeral Mass.

Resurrection Committee
Composed of parishioners and Resurrection Ministry staff person. Parishioners are recruited or volunteer to serve on the committee. The committee meets as needed. Areas that are addressed include: ways to enhance our ministry to serve those in need, develop handouts for families to use as a resource, to design and participate in the annual parish Memorial Mass in November.

Volunteers to any of the Liturgical ministries are always needed  Please Contact Mike Buckley the chair of Liturgy for further information  at 410-992-8948 or Fr. Ferdinand Ezenwachi 410-964-1425 FEzenwachi@sjerc.org


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Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

5885 Robert
Oliver Place
Columbia, MD
21045

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10431 Twin Rivers
Road
Columbia, MD
21044