Photo of the church sanctuary during services with people sitting in the pews.

Liturgy/Worship Ministry

Liturgy/ Worship Ministry

ALTAR SERVERS

Belinda Jacob 770-831-6280 (English-speaking )

Maria Perez 678-450-0023  (Spanish-speaking)

Altar servers are responsible for assisting the priest and deacon, and at some
events, the bishop, as the Christian community celebrates the Eucharist and
other liturgical services.

Open to children in the fourth grade or higher and are active members of our
parish.  All children are encourage to serve until they have graduated from
high school.

Altar servers will help in all fundraisers, serve at masses, weddings and
quinceañeras.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE HOLY COMMUNION /HOMEBOUND

Alice Schultz 770-503-9939 alicebethschultz@gmail.com

Isabel Cuevas 678-989-9816

 

Men and women of the parish who are 18 years of age or older chosen by the
pastor and the staff assist in the distribution of Holy Communion under both
species at Mass.  In addition, they may take communion to those parishioners
in the hospital, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and those homebound.

LECTORS

JoAnn Phillips  (English Speaking) 770-536-9346

Carlos Torres  (Spanish Speaking) 678-777-1946

The primary function of the lector is to proclaim the Word of God in the liturgical
assembly.  Men, women and youth at least 18 years of age are eligible and must
meet the diocesan eligibility requirements.  Training sessions are held for those
who wish to serve in this ministry.  After the training they are commissiones by
by the pastor to be active proclaimers of God's word.

SACRISTANS

On a scheduled basis the sacristans set up the sanctuary for all Masses: daily,
weekend, funerals, weddings, etc.  They prepare all vessels and elements used
in the Mass, light the candles, change and launder the alter linens, and the
linens used in the Mass proper.  The sacristan are responsible to return the
items to their proper place.

USHERS

The purpose of the ushers is to insure the reverence of the Mass and assist the
priests and worshippers.  Men and women are welcome to participate in this
ministry, which assists those attending Mass.  They greet parishioners on
arrival at mass, seat them as occasion arises, assist all disabled persons, take up
collecton, direct parishioners at Communion time, and distribute bulletins and
information.  There are two training sessions per year.

MUSIC MINISTRY

New parishioners at St. Michael can enjoy a variety of musical ensembles that will satisfy their interests. All of the ensembles described below are of voluntary participation. They require a once-a-week rehearsal during the choir season and they expect that their members will participate with the ensemble at their assigned Mass.

The different choirs need cantors, music directors, pianist/organist or parishioners who play other types of instruments.

English Choirs

Patti Lewis, 770.932.9784, Lfunnyfarm@netzero.net

CONTEMPORARY CHOIR

The choir is accompanied by organ, piano, guitars, bass, drums, various percussion instruments. They participate at the 10:00 am Mass on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays & at special liturgies.

TRADITIIONAL CHOIR

The traditional choir is an ensemble that studies and performs traditional church
music repertoire.  Works by Mozart, Bach and more as well as spirituals and
contemporary works are standard in this ensemble.  The traditional choir
rehearses on Wednesday evening and participates at the 8:30 am or 10:30 am
Masses on Sunday.

YOUTH & CHILDREN CHOIR

Patti Lewis 770-932-9784 Lfunnyfarm@netzero.net

The Youth Choir studies and performs music suitable for children to enjoy and
increases their faith.  Unison singing as well as rounds and basic harmony are
introduced in this ensemble.  The Youth Choir rehearses from September to
May on Wednesday evenings participates in 4 to 6 masses per year.

CHOIRS IN SPANISH

Luis Gordillo 678-630-4084

A variety of instruments that include guitars, piano, drums and singers are featured
in the choirs.  Traditional music from Mexico and other Latin American countries is
featured.