- Disciples in Motion
Disciples in Motion is a dance ministry where we put together pieces to enhance the worship experience to those around us. No dance experience is required and it’s open to anyone aged 9 years or older, both boys and girls.
Sacristans, under the direction of the Head Sacristan, prepare for liturgical celebrations. In particular, Sacristans arrange and prepare everything needed for the Mass.
- Liturgy, Sunday Sacristans, Special Events, Holidays
This ministry assists the parish with the Sunday liturgy, sacristans, special events, and liturgical holidays. All of these events require additional help and volunteers.
The Columbiettes are an international organization of Catholic women founded in 1939 as auxiliaries to be affiliated with and support the Knights of Columbus. We are dedicated to service and action within our church and civic communities. We strongly focus on aiding the weak and helpless and promoting Catholic values.
The Columbiettes also promote fraternity and fun activities while serving God and country. St. Louis Columbiette Auxiliary 14730 was started in June of 2010. We meet once a month for a business meeting and have various activities during the year. We also support our Knights of Columbus in their programs. Women may join the Columbiettes if they are at least 18 years of age, and are a practicing Catholic.
- Altar Linen Ministry
It is an honor and privilege to launder the linens used on the altar during Mass. Purificators are small pieces of linen used to wipe the Communion Cups. Every Monday morning three women (or men) pick up a bag containing approximately 40 purificators each.
They take them home, wash, iron and fold these purificators and return them to St. Louis by Thursday. You are on a schedule; and your turn comes up once every three months. If you like to wash and iron this ministry is for you!
- Altar Server
The Altar Server Ministry offers boys and girls, 10 years of age and older, the chance to get closer to the Lord and to represent the community at liturgies.
Training on two Saturdays in September will equip you to perform this special function. Each altar server is assigned to one or two Masses each month.
- Adult Choir
Our music ministry has a special invitation to anyone interested in joining our St. Louis adult choir.
No auditions, no music theory required, only a joy to serve God and glorify His name with music and songs. The Choir season September through May. All voice parts are welcome.
- Church Decorations
The Liturgical Environment Ministry decorates the Church, the Chapel, the Family Center, and the adjacent areas for the liturgical seasons of the year. Responsibilities of the ministry range from coordinating the purchase of special decorations, and creating beautiful displays during Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and all Liturgical Events.
Only a desire to beautify our church and grounds is needed to become a member of the Ministry. Training is provided and new ideas are welcome. Come join us creating exciting beautiful displays to glorify Our Lord.
- Covenant Experience Weekend
The Covenant Experience is an opportunity for married couples to spend an intimate, romantic weekend together. By following the “Eleven Steps to a Better Marriage,” couples enrich their relationship with the Lord and one another while meeting other St. Louis families.
The weekend is held at St. Louis with participants returning home to sleep. Couples will be offered an optional small group follow up program.
As Liturgical Ministers, Lectors share their talents by presenting the Word of God daily, Sunday and at special liturgies of our parish. Lectors are chosen through audition, and read once a month on average.
They gather as a community at workshops and events designed to search the deeper meaning of God’s Word. Our goal is to proclaim the Word to those attending Mass in a manner of thanksgiving and praise to God for the gift of His Word.
- Ministers of Communion
- (1) to be registered in the parish for at least one year or have been actively involved in another ministry and
- (2) be approved by the Pastor.
The ministers of Communion have a special role in serving God and the Faith Community of St. Louis. After completing a training program, candidates are commissioned by the Archdiocese of Miami to serve the parish family.
Eucharistic Ministers serve at Saturday and Sunday Masses, Holy Days of Obligation and on special occasions such as First Communion and Confirmation. Ministers are scheduled to serve at specific Masses where they assist the priest in distribution the Body and Blood of Christ.
The requirements to become a Eucharistic Minister are:
- Music Ministry
Our St. Louis Music Ministry is a group of talented musicians dedicated to exalting God and helping the people of our parish worship and praise Him. The group helps celebrate all weekend liturgies, feast days, and special holy days through the year. If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, come for an audition. We are looking for drummers, guitarists, as well as bass players. Reading music is required.
For the glory of God, our St. Louis Music Ministry is a group of talented musicians dedicated to exalting God and helping the people of our parish worship and praise Him. The group helps celebrate all weekend liturgies, feast days, and special holy days through the year. If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, please contact Music Director, Juan Salazar.
Music Ministers, please click here for music access: http://stlcatholic.org/music-ministry
Ushers are men and women with a unique blend of love, compassion and friendliness in service to the community. They greet members of the congregation as they arrive for services; provide assistance during the Mass by gathering the collection; assist with the flow of people during Communion; handle all situations that may occur during the service, and hand out the bulletin and any other literature being distributed at the end of Mass.
Being an usher at Saint Louis offers an opportunity for you to be the face, hands and smile of Jesus to your brothers and sisters in an exceptional and fulfilling way. You become the gateway through which people enter into sacramental worship.