Saint Joseph Church Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph Church     Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Liturgical Ministries

The celebration of the Eucharist is the primary activity of our parish family. Coming together to praise and worship God is the reason we exist. Proper and complete celebration necessitates a number of parishioners willing to serve their brothers and sisters in our faith community. The following are a number of ways in which you might become involved in parish life.

 

Eucharistic Minister

Lay men and women assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at our weekend Masses. Every Sunday, a Eucharistic Minister visits the ill and homebound parishioners and some of our Eucharistic Ministers are also part of a team that visits the Lehigh Valley Hospital Center on a rotating basis. Training is provided by Deacon Conrad Paulus. For further information, please call our Deacon at 610-965-2877.

 

Minister of the Word

Men and women who are able to proclaim God’s Word effectively and with the understanding of its power are urged to become Lectors. Commentators are also a vital part of our Liturgies. For further information, please contact the rectory office at 610-965-2877.

 

Altar Servers

Boys and girls, grades four and older, are welcome to become Altar Servers and assist the priest/deacon at Mass, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Funerals, Weddings, Stations of the Cross and other liturgical celebrations. This is a wonderful way for children to become involved in parish life. Training is provided by Fr. Buckley. Annual instructions begin in September. For further information, please contact Fr. Buckley at 610-965-2877.

 

Ushers

Men and women are needed to create an atmosphere of hospitality and warmth at our weekend liturgies. Ushers take up the collection and distribute parish bulletins after Mass. For information on becoming an usher, please contact the rectory at 610-965-2877.

 

Greeters for Masses

Attention all friendly and positive parishioners 16 and over! A greeter formation group is forming at our church.  Our objectives are to make people feel welcomed at our church by offering a kind word, opening a door, offering a handshake, or offering assistance upon arrival. If you meet these guidelines and are interested in volunteering at one of our weekend Masses please contact one of the following individuals:

Sandi Dale at sandradale@ptd.net or call 484-863-4729

Steve  Bartholomew at sbart2969@gmail.com

Cristin Miller nmshistory@yahoo.com.

This ministry counts for community service hours. 

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