Giving to the Church - Stewardship at Sacred Heart

Hospitality

Hospitality Ministers (Ushers) help make people feel welcome inside the church by assisting to find available seats and introduce people to each other, take up the collection and ensure its safekeeping. They recruit a family or group of individuals to bring forth the gifts during the preparation of the altar, hand out bulletins or other materials, assist those who need special help, and answer questions. These tasks provide a wonderful opportunity for families to minister together. Ministry formation and training sessions are offered throughout the year with the expectation of regular attendance.

 

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Click here for  pdf SH Hospitality Ministry Guidelines (712 KB)

 

English Coordinator: Hollie Greene / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Connie Bryant / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spanish Coordinator: Ramon Baca / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ricardo Gill / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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A/V Ministry

To assure that A/V media is used effectively at celebrations of the liturgy and the sound system is adjusted properly so the assembly may clearly hear the spoken or sung word by the priest, deacon, lectors and music ministers. Control and adjust the slides, sound board, lighting and other A/V media at liturgical celebrations.

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Coordinator:  Angelica Robbins - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

Sacristans

Sacristans care for the sacred spaces, vessels and objects. They have the important responsibility of preparing the altar and church interior (e.g. vessels, vestments, candles) for Masses and other special liturgical celebrations used in the liturgy. Their quiet presence is often unnoticed, yet the results of their labors are visible to all the parish community. Sacristan candidates must undergo training with another Sacristan for a length of time determined by the respective sacristan and the pastor. After suitable training, they are asked to serve at various weekend Masses with the expectation of regular attendance.

 

 Click here for pdf SH Sacristan Guidelines (409 KB)  and  pdf SH Sacristan Checklist (254 KB)

 

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Coordinator: Daniel Pichardo / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Kolbe Chapel

Contact: Bernie Coroneos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (936) 449-4004

This ministry cares for the art & environment in the adoration chapel.

Kolbe Adoration Chapel

Art & Environment

The Art & Environment ministry is responsible for the decoration, preparation and maintenance of our worship space throughout the liturgical year.The ministry's work primarily takes place during the times of seasonal change (i.e. Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter) when the Church is transformed to reflect the mood of the season.  All are invited to help in this important ministry. There is no necessary training. 

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Coordinators:  Trinh Waterhouse / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / (832) 348-9226

Altar Society

The Altar Society’s main objectives are to cherish and promote devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament and to supply the necessities of the altar and sanctuary. Responsibilities include caring for the altar, altar linens and priest's vestments; making or purchasing various religious articles needed and/or requested by the priest (e.g. linens, stoles, pall, vestments, etc.); The organization also promotes Christian living and service in Sacred Heart parish, fostering the spiritual development of the women of the parish and to provide opportunities for friendship and community.

Coordinator  Flo Giles / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact the parish office at (936) 756-8186

Altar Servers

The main task of the server is to model liturgical prayer with grace and reverence and enter whole-heartedly into the public worship of the community. The altar server assists the other ministers, especially the presider, during liturgical services. Altar servers minister by carrying the thurible, cross and candles in procession, being a book server and assisting the priest at the altar. Boys and girls, 4th grade and older, may serve in this ministry. Altar server training sessions are offered throughout the year with the expectation of regular attendance.

To sign-up please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (936)756.8186 to provide the child’s name, grade and preferred training date."

English Coordinator: David Mims / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spanish Coordinator: Alexandro Padilla / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

By "extraordinary" we do not mean special, distinguished or set apart. The ordinary ministers of the Eucharist are the priests and deacons. Primarily, the extraordinary ministers of communion assist with the distribution of Holy Communion, under both species, and clean the vessels after they have been purified by the priest, deacon or acolyte. They may also bring the Holy Eucharist to those who are homebound, in nursing homes or hospitals, or in prison. The Minister of Holy Communion must be a practicing Catholic, who is fully initiated and an active member of the Parish Community. Their own personal lives must be lived in the light of the sacramental character of the work they do and must therefore be practicing Catholics. Ministry formation and training sessions are offered throughout the year with the expectation of regular attendance.

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Click here for  pdf SH EMoHC Guidelines (1.31 MB)

 

English Coordinator: Ann Burt /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ Text: (936) 523-0487

Spanish Coordinator: Antonio & Margarita Aguilar / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lectors

The Lector or Reader ministers to the community by proclaiming the Word of God to the assembly at Mass. The spirit of the parish community will be nourished through the meaningful proclamation of the Word of God. In so doing, they help the people of God to truly hear the Word that will shape their lives. The liturgy of the Word is to be celebrated is such a way as to promote meditation. Lectors must feel comfortable standing in front of the assembly, have good oral communication skills and the ability to read effectively. Lectors are expected to attend continuing ministry formation and training sessions throughout the year.

English Coordinator: Keith Hermes / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spanish Coordinator: Santos & Alicia Lopez / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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pdf Click here for SH Lectors Guidelines (815 KB)   

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