St. Vincent de Paul Parish 13400 Lorain Avenue | Cleveland, OH  44111
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MINISTRY LIFE AT ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

"The participation of the baptized faithful culminates in the reception of the Body and Blood of the Lord, the sacrament that unites them more fully with Christ their Head and with one another. We need to be aware, therefore, that “participation” does not refer primarily to external activity or function during the celebration of Mass; rather, it refers to a deeply spiritual, interior participation of mind and heart, filled with devotion and penetrating the very depths of the mysteries we celebrate."  (General Instruction of the Roman Missal)
 
 
Below are a listing of the various Ministries offered here at St. Vincent de Paul Parish.  If you feel called to a particular ministry, please contact the Parish Office, 216-252-2626.
 

 
  • ALTAR SERVER:  The acolyte is instituted for service at the altar and to assist the Priest and Deacon. It is his place principally to prepare the altar and the sacred vessels and, if necessary, to distribute the Eucharist to the faithful as an extraordinary minister. Those interested must: be in at least Grade 5 if in school, have received First Holy Communion, and attends Mass every Sunday.
     
  • EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER of HOLY COMMUNION:  The EMHC assists the priest and deacon in the distribution of Our Lord in Holy Communion.  In order to become an EMHC, you are required by diocesan policy to attend a training session. Training Sessions are typically held in the Spring and Fall.
     
  • LECTOR:  The lector is instituted to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel. He may also announce the intentions for the Universal Prayer and, in the absence of a psalmist, recite the Psalm between the readings.
     
  • MUSIC MINISTRY:  "When you sing, you are praying twice."  The Music Ministry provides the leading the congregation in the singing of the hymns and psalms at Mass.  No audition is required, and you may speak with the Music Director after the Sunday Masses.
     
  • USHER:  The usher welcomes the Faithful as they enter the Church, assist in taking up the Collections, and helps distribute bulletins at the conclusion of Mass.
     
  • ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY:  Currently meeting once a month, the St. Vincent de Paul Society assists the poor and less fortunate. For more information on how to join, please contact the Parish Office and a member will be in contact with you.
     
  • HOLY NAME SOCIETY:
     
  • ROSARY MAKERS:  Meeting on the Second Friday of the month, this group helps make rosaries which are sent to the Missions. 
     
  • MARKETING COMMITTEE:  This committee's function is to help create and publicize the events taking place at St. Vincent de Paul Parish.  If you would like to help "market" our Parish, please contact our Webmaster.