Liturgy Commission

The Liturgy Commission exists to give vision and direction to the parish's Liturgical Prayer. The Commission is composed parimiarly of parishioners and a staff liasion who seek to enhance the quality of parish worship. Ministries within the Liturgy Commission are primarily tasked with an taking an active role in our parish liturgical celebrations. We also help to provide educational opportunities for our parish about the Church's prayer. Such materials are available by using the link at the right, while our guidelines help our commission execute its mission.

Looking for Minister Schedules? Click here to go to the Minister's Schedule Page.

Did you miss a Liturgy Lesson during 2023? Here's the complete set.

  • Kathy Wolf, Chairperson, 330.461.0748, Turn on JavaScript!  




Altar Servers

Adult servers assist at funeral liturgies, as well as other parish liturgies as requested. No previous experience is required. Training will be provided.

Boys and girls from grade four and up are invited to assist at Mass. The servers may also be asked to serve weddings, special liturgical feasts and other celebrations. This includes children in the day school and PSR.

Our next training sessions for Youth Altar Servers will be on Wednesday October 12 (one parent must attend this first session with the child), October 19 and October 26. Servers may choose to attend either the 2:00-3:30pm session or the 5:30-7:00pm session for each of the three Wednesdays. Students who need to attend PSR, will be allowed to leave the evening session a little early to get to PSR class on time. If your child is interested in being trained to be an Altar Server, contact Moira at Turn on JavaScript! to sign up for a training session. 


  • Phyllis Nemetz, 440.582.3225
  • Coletta (Dolly) Schabel, 440.238.6881



    Art & Environment

    The Art and Environment Committee is involved with the preparation of the church for each liturgical season and invites those who have an appreciation and understanding of Catholic liturgy as well as those who are gifted in the visual arts (potters, woodworkers, fabric artists, painters) to bring their talents to the service of the liturgy. The committee meets as often as needed to prepare for the various liturgical seasons.

    • Rob and Annamaria Dolan, 440.846.3787

    Eucharistic Ministers

    Eucharistic Ministers have the special responsibility of helping the clergy to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ. New Eucharistic ministers are required to participate in the diocesan training sessions, as well as in St. Joseph’s preparation session. New parishioners who have served as Eucharistic Ministers elsewhere need only participate in St. Joseph's preparation session.

    • Doug Januszewski, 440.665.6121 email Turn on JavaScript!



      Eucharistic Ministers to Nursing Homes & Assisted Living

      Eucharistic Ministers preside at a Communion Service on Sunday mornings for those people residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities located within the boundaries of the parish. Training is required.

      • Gene Welsh, 440.238.1766, Turn on JavaScript!


        Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound

        Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound distribute Eucharist to people who are homebound. You must be willing to not only bring the Eucharist to these individuals but also spend some time talking and praying with them. If you need Holy Communion brought to you, please call the parish secretary.

        • Deacon Bob Lester 440-238-5555 ext. 110 Turn on JavaScript!




          Greeters strive to personally welcome Mass attendees. Greeters will be found in the Bell Tower Entrance, at the Chapel Entrance, and assisting with the main entry doors into the Gathering Area. Their ministry of hospitality and welcome sets a cordial tone for the liturgical celebrations. This ministry is open to men and women, including young adults and children. Families are welcome!

          • Judy Feador, Turn on JavaScript!, 440.503.6229



            The lector's mission is to share the Word of God with the assembly after prayerfully reviewing the Scripture. Lectors arrive at a deeper understanding of God's Word through their involvement with this ministry

            Mike Shumate 440-846-0901 Turn on JavaScript!



              Liturgy Education

              Our Liturgy Commission is pleased to provide educational resources about both our Church's and our parish's liturgical celebrations.


              Reflections on the Eucharistic Liturgy

              The Eucharistic Liturgy - Body of Christ, Broken for the World


              Entrance and Communion Antiphons

              Martha’s Ministers

              This ministry acts as caretakers of the church. Areas maintained are the altar area, the sacristy, vestibules of church, and Eucharistic Chapel. Some of the responsibilities include changing candles, replenishing Holy Water, dusting and cleaning of vessels and other light duties.

              • Kim Adams, 440.238.1176

              Minister Schedules

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              May-Aug 2023 Ministry Schedule

              Sept-Dec 2023 Liturgical Minister Schedule

              Liturgical Minister Contact Information

              Ministry Guidelines

              Our parish's liturgical ministries are an integral part of our celebrations. Each of them, in their own way, provides needed ministry to our parish. In order to continue to assist our mininisters in fulfillling the ministries, we have included their guidelines here.


              Guidelines for Adult Funeral Servers

              Guidelines for Young Servers

              Guidelines For Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass and the Homebound
              Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (only) to the Homebound

              Guidelines for Lectors

              Guidelines for Sacristans

              Guidelines for Ushers

              Guidelines for Funeral Ushers

              Guidelines for Musicians


              Ministry of Music

              The Parish’s Ministry of Music Programs are coordinated and overseen by the Director of Music. These programs include Cantors, Contemporary Choir (Praise Team),Traditional Choir, Handbell Choirs, and Youth Choir.


              Sacristans prepare the altar for the Eucharistic liturgy, positioning sacred items in their proper places. They ensure that the other liturgical ministers are present, and after Mass, prepare for the next liturgy.


              • Sherry Kulway, 440.238.6163




              St. Joseph's Gardeners

              St. Joseph's Gardeners are responsible for tending flower beds and shrubs throughout the parish grounds. They see their work as helping to prepare a suitable environment for people to pray as they enter the parish grounds. The parish provides the mulch, water, and flowers; while parishioners provide the "tender loving care" (such as planting, pruning, and weeding) that the flowers and plants need to grow throughout the planting season.

              • Rob and Annamaria Dolan, 440.846.3787


              Ushers assist with seating, take up collections, and distribute bulletins. This ministry of hospitality, assistance, and welcome sets a cordial tone for the liturgical celebrations. This ministry is open to men and women, including young adults.

              • Judy Feador, Turn on JavaScript!, 440.503.6229