The purpose of the Worship Commission is to lead the community to "full, conscious, and active participation" in the liturgy of the Church.
DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP: Kenneth Thevenet 225-343-6657 ext 20
A ministry that is responsible for the set up and the coordination of liturgical ministries and facilities at Sunday Mass.
- RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Set up, coordination, and monitoring of liturgy and ministers, sound, lights, air conditioning, fire alarms, etc. during Sunday Mass. A team of people is needed for each Mass time.
- TIME COMMITMENT/MEETINGS: Training will take place before ministry starts. A volunteer will serve at Mass approximately once a month.
- CONTACT: Erick Comeaux, and Patrick Hebert Co-chairs
A ministry that is responsible for the set up and the coordination of liturgical ministries at funerals.
- RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: A team of ministers responsible on a rotating basis. Must have availability during weekdays and on Saturdays.
- CONTACT: Connie Planche, Ken Thevenet
A ministry that assists the priests with processions and rituals of the Church at liturgical celebrations.
- RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Open to boys and girls, fifth grade through adults. Training for new servers is year-round, beginning in the fall.
- TIME COMMITMENT/MEETINGS: Scheduled monthly and as needed for special services.
- CONTACT: Wren Eagleton and Scott Roussel
- Altar Server Procedures
- Altar Server Ministry video
Sacristans (Altar Society)
A ministry that prepares the altar and church for worship.
- RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Caring of vestments, altar vessels, providing and maintaining purificators, corporals and altar cloths, and providing white garments for baptisms.
- TIME COMMITMENT/MEETINGS: Varies according to volunteer's availability.
- CONTACT: Jan Shaw
Art and Environment
A ministry that prepares the seasonal décor of the worship space.
- RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Creating decorations, floral arrangements and banners for the church for the major feasts and seasons.
- TIME COMMITMENT/MEETINGS: Planning meetings and work days. Time commitment varies according to volunteer's availability.
- CONTACT: Cheryl Frost
A ministry that proclaims the Word of God at liturgical celebrations.
- RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Preparation and study of the Sunday scriptures.
- TIME COMMITMENT/MEETINGS: Once a month in addition to annual ministry formation.
- CONTACT: Lynn Delahaye, Lori Mayhall
Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
A ministry that prepares and organizes laypeople to assist the priest in the distribution of communion.
- RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Preparing the bread and wine for Mass; distributing communion at Sunday and weekday Masses.
- TIME COMMITMENT/MEETINGS: After appropriate formation, serve approximately every two to three weeks.
- CONTACT: Rusty Daigle, Christopher Christensen
- Procedures for Extra-Ordinary Ministers (PDF)
- Eucharistic Minister Positions (PDF)
Ministers of Hospitality/Ushers
A ministry that creates a welcoming atmosphere for parishioners joining in worship.
- RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Welcoming, assisting with seating and receiving offerings at Sunday Masses.
- TIME COMMITMENT/MEETINGS: Serve at assigned Masses, scheduled according to volunteer's availability.
- CONTACT: Ken Thevenet or David Heroman, Phillip Romano
Youth Liturgical Ministers
Special opportunities for parishioners in seventh through twelfth grade to serve in liturgical ministry at Sunday Mass.
- RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Playing instruments, singing in the choir, bringing up the gifts, serving as ushers, readers, or altar servers.
- TIME COMMITMENT/MEETINGS: Time varies according to volunteer's availability.
- CONTACT: Ken Thevenet or MacDougall Womack
Ministries of Music
Ministries which inspire the assembly to express its faith in song.
- A choir for young people in fourth through eighth grade which provides music for the 11:00 a.m. Mass on one Sunday of the month.
- REHEARSALS: Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Convent Choir Room)
- CONTACT: Kimberly Hilliard
- Children's Choir Website
- The Music Ministry which serves at the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday. This choir is open to high school age, adult and senior singers. The group will also sing for major feast days and solemnities in the church year. Accompanied by a variety of instruments, the choir will make use of piano, pipe organ, guitar, strings, winds and percussion.
- REHEARSALS: Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Convent Choir Room)
- CONTACT: Ken Thevenet
The St. Aloysius Chorale:
- This choir will lead the singing of the assembly at 9:00 a.m. Mass each Sunday, as well as perform on all the major feast days of the church year. It is open to all ages from High School Youth through Seniors. This choir’s repertoire leans toward more traditional sacred music with organ accompaniment.
- REHEARSALS: Sundays before Mass from 8:00-9:00 a.m. (Convent Choir Room)
- CONTACT: Ken Thevenet
The Festival Ringers, A Hand Bell Choir:
- Prepares music for handbells for a monthly Mass. This is a fun, challenging music group, open to teens and adults, which adds festivity and variety to the music during the liturgy. If you have experience playing an instrument, consider joining the Festival Ringers.
- REHEARSALS: Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Convent Music Room.
- CONTACT: Lenny Long
- A bereavement ministry of St. Aloysius Church, this choir provides liturgical music for funeral celebrations. Singers are available for rehearsals and liturgies during the day as needed for parish funerals.
- CONTACT: Ken Thevenet
Sunday Evening Music Ministry:
- Musicians who provide liturgical music at 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass. High School and College singers and instrumentalists are invited to join this music group.
- REHEARSALS: 4:30 p.m. Sundays in Church and as needed during the week.
- CONTACT: Erik Gudiel
Kingdom Ministries are offered back to the Lord as an effort to build the Kingdom and live as God's people. They are as varied as the needs of those whom these ministries address.
In the Marketplace:
- Ministries in the "Marketplace" are those ministries that are performed in our place of work or in the larger community, such as when we work for the implementation of justice and other Christian values, give witness through service in civic or community activities, work to improve political or economic structures, or share our time and talents as volunteers in hospital ministry, charitable organizations, service clubs, etc.
In the Family:
- Ministries in the family include all those ministries whereby we serve the Lord by the commitments we make to care for an aging parent, an infirm spouse, a handicapped child, or a family member in need. Also included are specific commitments to strengthen the family unit, whether that family unit be the husband/ wife relationship, parents and children, single parent and children, or any other family unit combination.
In the Diocese:
- A number of ministries are available. Call the Diocese for further information.