Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Chapel on the First Friday of each month from 9:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. and 9:00 to Noon all other Fridays. The Adoration schedule is broken down into hourly segments. We are currently about 50 parishioners who commit to one hour once a month on every First Friday. We have the opportunity to be in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and an invitation to spiritual communion with Him. Please consider joining us by giving yourself a gift of one on one with Jesus. This ministry is led by Rosa Samios. If interested click here
Boys and girls in the 5th grade and up who have received their First Holy Communion are eligible to participate in this ministry. Servers assist the Presider at liturgies and other sacramental celebrations and rites. Initial training is provided through a special training session and on-going training is provided during Masses by experienced servers. Participants should be reliable and able to serve at least once a month. If interested click here.
The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help serve communion at Masses and liturgies where a communion service is held. There are several teams to cover each of the weekend and daily Masses. Each team is led by a captain. The requirement to become an Extraordinary Minister at Divine Mercy is to be a registered parishioner, 16 years of age, and to fill out an application at the parish office which will be reviewed by the pastor. Anyone new to the Parish Community who already has a mandate from their previous diocese will only need approval by the pastor to serve at Divine Mercy. The EMHC's are led by John Darwood. If interested click here.
Arts & Environment
Each member of the Arts & Environment ministry has special talents to give. But just as in most volunteer work you always receive so much more than you give. You learn and develop a deeper appreciation for the history and symbolism used in the Catholic arts. You get to meet and cooperate in a constructive and creative way with fellow parishioners. You get a closer experience in the worship space both during Mass and in the quieter times while setting up. You also get insight into the work and devotion it takes for all of the various ministries to make Divine Mercy the pleasant parish that it is. Consider joining this ministry. This ministry is led by Tom Pappalardo. If interested click here.
Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers)
Ushers welcome and assist in seating all who enter the church for Mass, especially visitors. Ushers also offer other assistance as needed and ensure Communion can be received by those unable to leave their seats. They help in preparing the offering table, invite members of the congregation to present the offertory gifts, receive the offertory collection, hand out bulletins, and help keep the church an inviting place to worship. Orientation training for new participants is provided. This ministry is led by Tom Reinarts. If interested click here.
Lectors (Ministry of the Word)
This ministry provides for the prayerful and powerful proclamation of the Word of God at Sunday Masses and for special liturgical celebrations. You must be a person of great faith and devotion to God's Word. You need to be able to project your voice and know the effective use of a microphone, use careful and proper enunciation, appropriate eye contact, rate of speech, proper posture and movement, and proper mode of dress. It is important to be able to gain and keep the attention of the listeners, and to convey enthusiasm and motivation without overdoing it. You will read at Mass once a month or more. You are required to attend periodic workshops and training sessions. Audition required. This ministry is led by Jackie Mead. If interested click here.
Sacristans ensure that the worship space is properly and adequately prepared for the celebration of Mass, and other liturgical rites and celebrations. They ensure that an adequate supply of items is available for use, such as wine, breads, linens, candles, ritual books, vestments, and vessels. Sacristans oversee setup for Eucharistic Ministers and serve as liaison with the Art and Environment Ministry. They may serve for just a particular Mass or become trained to share the overall responsibility of this ministry. Basic training is provided to orientate new participants with the Sacristy area and procedures. There is always a need for sacristans as backup. This ministry is led by Vilma & Richie Barrett. If interested click here.
Martha's (Church Cleaning)
The Martha's at Divine Mercy keep our Church and Chapel clean. We dust, vacuum the pews and other carpeted areas, clean and replace the holy water, clean the glass in the narthex and chapel. We have four teams. Each team takes care of one section of the church. All teams maintain the chapel. We meet on Thursday at 9 am. This ministry is led by Patricia Valle. If interested click here.