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Ministries

Liturgical Ministries

Lectors

“The word of God proclaimed when the community of believers gathers to worship brings this thought to fulfillment in a most profound way. When the word of God is read, we come to know we are not alone.” — Fr James A. Wallace, C. Ss R.

Serving as a lector is generally a once-a-month commitment. We will always schedule you in a way that suits your availability and preferences.

Eucharistic Ministers

“For extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, there is another dignity and responsibility: you must become what you give. You must become and live as the Body of Christ that you give to your brothers and sisters.” — Fr. Michael Kwatera, O.S.B

Eucharistic ministers serve approximately one to two times per month. We will always schedule you in a way that suits your availability and preferences.

Altar Servers

The role of altar server is open to anyone in third grade or older. During the Mass, the server assists the priest by holding the Sacrament so the Church can pray in unison; by helping prepare the altar for Christ’s Body and Blood that the Church might partake in Him in unity; and by assisting the priest to conclude our liturgy as he cleanses the sacred vessels and clears the altar so that he might send us forth in unity to serve Christ.

Altar servers are scheduled approximated one to two times per month. Newer and/or younger servers are usually paired with an older, more experienced server.

 

For more information about any of our liturgical ministries, and/or to schedule a one-on-one training, contact our Pastoral Associate, Jake Nelson, at jaken@stmichaelsduluth.org. Opportunities for ongoing formation in ministry, social gatherings, and times of prayer and reflection are offered throughout the year.

Music Ministry

Choir

To enter into singing, then, is to enter into the mystery of our own dying and rising. Singing communicates our choice to allow this mystery to transform us and our way of living. This surrender to the paschal mystery is the deepest action of the liturgy and the core of what we mean when we say that music serves the rite.

Our choir, lead by our Music Director, Mr. Brian Kapp, leads our congregation in worship at every 10:30 AM Sunday Mass in September through May, as well as occasionally throughout the summer. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Sanctuary.

Cantors

Cantors assist Mr. Kapp in leading the congregation in worship at our Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM, and Sunday 5:00 PM Masses. Cantors typically meet with Mr. Kapp 20 minutes before Mass for review and rehearsal. You are welcome to both participate in choir and serve as a cantor.

Instrumentalists

We occasionally feature additional instruments to accompany Mr. Kapp, particularly at our Sunday evening Mass as well as special occasions, such as the high Feast Days of the Church. We welcome instruments of any kind, including stringed instruments, guitars, percussion, brass, woodwinds, and more!

 

Our Music Ministries are open to individuals of any level of skill or experience. Mr. Kapp’s extensive background in music education and training will help you develop your musical gifts and talents as you put them to use in the service of the Church.

For more information on our music ministries, contact Mr. Brian Kapp at briank@stmichaelsduluth.org.

 

Councils, Committees, & Clubs

Social Concerns Committee

The Social Concerns Committee helps keep our parishioners aware of social justice issues in our community and facilitates their engagement in local volunteer and advocacy efforts. They meet the first and third Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM in the Rectory Basement. For more information, contact Jake Nelson at jaken@stmichaelsduluth.org.

Art & Environment Committee

The Art & Environment Committee takes responsibility for beautifying our worship space in ways that reflect the meaning of the liturgical season. For more information, contact Brian Kapp at briank@stmichaelsduluth.org.

Human Trafficking Committee

The Human Trafficking Committee works to raise awareness of human trafficking in Duluth and foster a faith-based response as a parish community. They meet the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM in the Rectory Basement. For more information, contact Jake Nelson at jaken@stmichaelsduluth.org.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. For more information, contact Bill Van Loh at bvanloh@stmichaelsduluth.org.

Garden Club

The Garden Club tends the grounds & gardens around the Church, caring for the plants and flowers we enjoy. For more information, contact Leslie Hughes at 218-525-7272.

St Michael’s Book Club