Liturgy

Serve At Mass and In the Parish

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Altar Guild
The Altar Guild wash and press the linens used during masses.
 
For more information please phone: Lee Armstrong (613) 831-1075
 
Altar Servers
Altar Servers are children and youth, in grades 3 and above, who serve during all weekend Masses, as well as during special Celebrations and Liturgies. Servers are placed on "teams" of two to four servers and are scheduled anywhere from one to four times per month, depending on the numbers of servers available for each Mass time. Servers who are in high school are awarded volunteer hours for this ministry. Youth who have completed their First Communion are welcome to join us!
 
For more information please contact: Angie Balberde (613) 262-0259
 
Children's Liturgy
Children's Liturgy is taking a break due to COVID-19. We hope to be back whenever we get back to 'normal'. Liturgy of the Word for Children is a program at two of our Sunday morning masses, 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., in which the Sunday scripture readings are proclaimed and explained on a level appropriate to children in grades JK and up from September to June. Any child in this age group may participate - no registration is necessary. The children gather with their leaders in the front of the altar after the Opening Prayer and are sent forth by the presider, returning to their families at the time of the Presentation of the Gifts. We are always in need of Adult Leaders to lead and Youth Leaders (grades 7 and up) to assist. This is a fantastic way to get volunteer hours too!
 
For more information please contact: Mary-Lou Hakansson (613) 592-3530
 
Decorating
In the spring of 2018, Father Paul issued a call for members of the Parish to form a committee that would supplement and enhance liturgical celebrations by providing an appropriate, visually appealing environment within the Church. An initial meeting was held with a number of parishioners attending. As a result, Holy Redeemer’s Decorating Committee was created. The purpose of the committee is to use our God-given gifts and talents to create a beautiful, worshipful environment without it being a distraction. We want to creatively glorify God and his Church under the guidance and approval of our pastor Father Paul. After the initial call for members, the committee is basically comprised of five dedicated individuals who work to provide a pleasing space for worshippers. We welcome and require additional support from other parishioners during major feasts such as Christmas and Holy Week.
 
For more information please contact: Angela Aube (613) 599-7765
 
Extra Ordinary Ministers of Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist with giving out communion and the precious blood at all masses. There is always a need for new communion ministers to join our team.
 
For more information please contact: Michael Olsen (613) 270-0019 
 
Gardening Angels
Do you have a green thumb? Do you like to play in the dirt? Do you like to whistle while you work? If you answered YES to any of these questions please get involved with our Gardening Angels! We pick weeds, plant flowers and help to make Holy Redeemer look like a garden oasis. These men and women are a TON of fun and know how to PARTY!!
For more information please conatct: Bev Murphy (613) 591-3989
 
Lectors
The people who read the First and Second Readings at Mass are termed Lectors or Proclaimers. They proclaim the Word of God to the congregation - their role is a vital and privileged one! Two Lectors are teamed for each Mass. One welcomes the parishioners to the church before Mass begins and reads the Announcements (after Communion). The other Lector proclaims the First and Second Readings, and sometimes the Psalm. We currently have about 30 Lectors - we heartily welcome more for any of the Masses!
 
For more information please contact: Josephene Kealey (613) 836-4252 
 
Music
We believe that the music we sing, as an expression of our faith, is both a gift from and an offering to God. Our mission is to lead and encourage congregation to worship through participating in musical liturgy. We have music at our 5pm, 8am, 11am, and 7pm masses. Visit our Contact a Ministry page to see the contacts for each mass. 
 
Sacristans
Sacristans usually arrive about thirty minutes before Mass begins. He/she makes sure the priest has the required chalice, linens, oil (etc.)  for the altar during mass. Once Mass has ended, the sacristan washes the sacred vessels.
 
For more information please contact:
Weekday Sacristan: Joe Leblanc (613) 592-4600
Weekend Sacristan: Matthew Bisson (613) 769-1767
 
Ushers
Ushers serve at all weekend and special occasion masses. This ministry provides on-going support for our Sunday Masses throughout the year. A schedule is produced and members ably fulfill their duties of welcoming and ushering people to their seats as well as taking up the weekly collection. We are always looking for new members.
 
For more information please contact: Valerie Houston (613) 519-3539
 
Welcoming
The welcoming team ensures every person who walks through the door for mass is personally welcomed and connected to the parish. 
 
For more information please contact the office: (613) 836-1764