Liturgical Ministries

The mission of the liturgical ministries is to assist Father Richard Vu in the celebration of the Holy Mass.  There are several groups that assist him during the liturgy.  Fr. Richard plans the flow of the liturgy and assures that the Catholic guidelines for Liturgy from the Roman Missal and from the Archdiocese are followed.  
The liturgical ministries are lead by the Liturgy Committee under the leadership of Deacon Francis Head.  If you are interested in participating in any ministry please contact the parish office at (770) 461-0492 or email the parish secretary at patricia.turmel@stgabrielga.com.

Mass Captains

Mass Captains coordinate all ministries at each mass under the direction of the clergy.  The Mass Captains are:
Saturday, 5:00pm - Mrs. Linda Elder
Sunday, 8:00am - Mrs. Donna Coleman
Sunday, 10:30am - Mrs. Mary Ellen Hatfield
Sunday, 4:00pm - Mr. Mike Frye

 

 ALTAR / LINEN GUILD

These ministers maintain the inventory of supplies (i.e. candles, hosts, wine, special liturgy items, etc.). They are in charge of cleaning altar linens, seasonal cleaning of vestments and the miscellaneous cleaning of the Sacristy.  This ministry is coordinated by Mrs. Ann Alberstadt.

 ALTAR SERVER

Altar servers assist the mass celebrant and deacons during the course of the Mass. Servers are needed at every weekend Mass, holy days, as well as weddings and funerals. Altar Servers are required to have completed their First Holy Communion.  Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested in serving.

 ART AND ENVIRONMENT

These ministers are charged with maintaining an environment of sanctity for our worship through planning and displaying seasonal art, floral arrangements and thematic settings.  This ministry is coordinated by Mrs. Alison Cerovsky.

 EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION

The EMHC’s primary function is to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ during the Eucharistic Celebration. Extraordinary Ministers are called by the pastor to serve.  Interested ministers also participate in taking the Eucharist to shut-ins, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.  Must be sixteen years old or older, confirmed and in good standing with the Catholic Church.  This ministry is coordinated by Deacon Jerry Daly.

 SACRISTAN

These Mass ministers prepare the materials (Bread and Wine, altar set up, etc.) for the celebration of the Eucharist. Special training is required. Must have been an EMHC for one year before becoming a Sacristan. This ministry is coordinated by Deacon Jerry Daly.

 ANNOUNCER/LECTOR

Announcers are volunteers who read the announcements from the pulpit at the beginning of Mass and the intercessions during the Mass when a deacon is not present.  Lectors proclaim the Word of God through the first and second readings during Mass.  The coordinator for this ministry is Mr. Mike Frye.

 USHER

Welcome people as they enter for Mass, assisting them with locating seats when necessary. Duties include passing the collection baskets, directing people to the altar during communion, and distributing bulletins at the end of the Mass. The coordinator for this ministry is Mr. Jim Eckert.