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The ADULT CHOIR leads the music at the 8 am Sunday Liturgies and other Special Services throughout the year. This choir sings songs in unison, mixed two part, SAB, or SATB arrangements. This choir leads music at liturgies from September through June, and at the Annual Strassenfest Mass in August. The regular rehearsal will be on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm starting in mid-September through mid-June in the Church.
The ADULT FUNERAL CHOIR sings at funerals at Precious Blood. Adults of all ages are welcome to sing in this choir. The funeral choir rehearsals generally are held one half-hour before the funeral begins. Music is generally selected from songs in the Breaking Bread Books. Most funeral liturgies are celebrated between 9:30 am- 12:00 pm.
PRECIOUS BLOOD FOLK GROUP sings more upbeat songs. There is a guitarist, pianist, and instrumentalists who sometimes accompany for this choral group. It leads music at special Masses, but not on any regular basis. Rehearsals will be arranged as needed.
MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL ENSEMBLE Middle School students lead music at special Masses. Rehearsals are yet to be arranged. Additional information will be sent to those children who express an interest in joining this choir for which sings for special occasions.
CHRISTMAS CHILDREN’S CHOIR Each Christmas children sing at the Christmas Eve Children’s Mass. The last year the Holy Trinity Youth Choir led the music for this Mass. Additional information will be sent to those children who express an interest in joining this choir.
CANTORS lead the congregation at all Masses at Precious Blood including the Choir Masses. Cantor training is available should you wish to improve your skills as a cantor. Cantors are scheduled in advance for Masses and rehearsals are arranged between accompanists and cantors at mutually convenient times. Ann Nagy and Jane Persohn, a Parish accompanist, who is also a Cantor Coordinator schedule the cantors as based on their availability.
INSTRUMENTALISTS: If you play an instrument, we are looking especially for people who play organ, piano, flute, guitar, trumpet, percussion, or other band instruments to play at Masses and Special Services.
For additional information on all of the above, please contact Ann Nagy, Music Minister, at Precious Blood Catholic Church, by phone at 812-482-4461ext. 311, or by email at email@example.com. Thank you. May God bless you for considering service through joining our music ministry.
Sacristans prepare the sacred vessels, set up the altar, credence and gift table for Mass on the weekend. They oversee that all ministers are present for their particular ministry during the Mass they are assigned. The sacristan ministry also includes cleaning the sacred vessels after Mass, preparing for the next Mass or putting everything in its place after the final Mass on the weekend. Sacristans volunteer their services on a rotation basis for the Mass they usually attend. Training is available for all new sacristans, who are usually also Eucharistic Ministers.
Men and women are encouraged to serve as Eucharistic Ministers. Periodic meetings are held to instruct persons interested in volunteering for this ministry. Ministers assist in the distribution of Communion at all Masses.
Parishioners who are interested in serving as Lectors for all masses are welcome. Schedules are prepared with an attempt to meet the individual’s schedule.
Young men and women from the sixth grade through high school assist the parish as altar servers during Mass. Three servers are assigned for Saturday and Sunday Masses while more assist on special occasions. New servers are trained at school Masses or during the summer for those not attending Precious Blood School. All young men and women are welcome and encouraged to participate as Mass servers.
The Hospitality Ministry is a very important ministry. Teams of four volunteers greet and welcome parishioners and visitors before Mass, perform the duties of taking up the collection during Mass and passing our bulletins at the end of Mass. They are sensitive to the needs of our parishioners and visitors who may need their assistance during Mass. They are assigned to carry out this ministry during a Mass they usually attend on the weekends and on Holy Days. They are scheduled on a rotation basis which provides them the opportunity to serve in this ministry several times throughout the year. Training for this ministry is provided.
A decorating committee meets to place, prepare and do the work that results in visual help for prayer. Extra work crew volunteer many hours to make the special feasts and seasons a beautiful sight.