"For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Persons who have received their First Communion are invited to join us in service at the altar of our Lord Jesus Christ. Altar Servers assist the priest at Mass on weekends (Saturday or Sunday), Holy Days, and other sacramental celebrations. Training is provided and we look forward to growing this important ministry.
Contact Dominic Cingoranelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This ministry seeks individuals who would like to serve this faith community by cleaning and maintaining the altar linens used throughout the week at Mass. This task is rotated with other members of this ministry.
Art and Environment
Members of this ministry provide a scriptural environment for the interior and exterior of the church to inspire the sanctity of the faithful. This ministry provides art and seasonal support for liturgical celebrations, such as Christmas and Easter. It could also include sewing, painting, and construction of props.
Contact Gloria Nussbaum at 303-660-9929.
Communion To Homebound, Nursing Homes and Hospitals
Individuals already mandated as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, who would like to serve the spiritual needs of the homebound and those in our local nursing homes, are invited to serve in this ministry. Ministers bring Holy Communion and friendship to those who are unable to leave their homes, assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Visits are on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the minister’s availability or the parishioner’s request. Training is required.
Contact Deacon Tom Liotta or Mary Carmen Lopez Mota at 303-688-3025.
Extraordinary Minister Of Holy Communion (EMHC)
Any registered member of the parish who is a confirmed Catholic over the age of 16 and able to participate in the sacramental life in the Church is eligible to serve in this ministry. Training is provided quarterly. Once an individual receives training, he/she will be scheduled about 2 times a month during each three month scheduling period.
Contact Bev Shiker, EMHC Coordinator, at 303-663-5597
Hospitality Minister (Usher)
Any registered member of the parish who has received Penance and Eucharist and is in high school or older may serve as a hospitality minister. Their task is to welcome and greet those persons arriving for Mass, to assist them in finding seating, to help with the collection and to direct the assembly in approaching the altar for communion. Straightening the pews after Mass and handing out the weekly bulletin are included as well. Training is provided quarterly with periodic updates. After being trained, a hospitality minister will be added to the scheduling list.
Contact Pat Cernyar at email@example.com.
This ministry is open to all registered members of the parish who have received Confirmation and are in high school or older. Their ministry is to proclaim the Word of God through the Sunday Scripture readings. Training is provided quarterly with periodic updates. Once a person is trained, he/she will be scheduled for Masses approximately once a month.
Contact Bob Krebs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Parish office at 303-688-3025.
Contact the Parish office at 303-688-3025.
“God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song. God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source. Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises. A cry from the deep within our being, music is a way for God to lead us to the realm of higher things. As St. Augustine says, ‘Singing is for the one who loves.’ Music is therefore a sign of God’s love for us and of our love for him….Obedient to Christ and to the Church, we gather in liturgical assembly, week after week. As our predecessors did, we find ourselves ‘singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in our hearts to God.’ This common, sung expression of faith within the liturgical celebrations strengthens our faith when it grows weak and draws us into the divinely inspired voice of the Church at prayer.”
– Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship (copyright 2007 USCCB)
We welcome all those members who feel called to sing out the Lord’s goodness, or play on “flute and harp”. The mission of the music ministry at St. Francis of Assisi Parish is to inspire the congregation to raise their voices together to worship and praise God. We bring God’s words of inspiration and direction from our bishops to life. We provide opportunities for people to share their musical talents within our parish family. We are a vibrant and diverse parish with opportunities for both children and adults. Our music groups range in size from small ensembles to large SATB (four-part) choirs. Our parish, like the whole church, is diverse in music preferences so we provide many variations in style and genre of music to reach out to the entire community. Soloist opportunities may exist as a cantor or a psalmist. Our instrumentalists range from piano to organ, strings to brass, and guitar to wind instruments. If God has blessed you with a musical talent please share your talent with our parish family and join the music ministry.
YOUTH ENSEMBLE and REVELATION
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:30 pm
Revelation is a vocal ensemble primarily accompanied by guitar. Revelation sings on the first and third Saturdays of the month and rehearses on Monday nights at 6:30 pm.
The Youth Ensemble is primarily a contemporary group with our middle and high school students serving as the base of the group and their accompaniment includes a wide range of instruments. This group will sing at the second and fourth Saturdays of the month and rehearse on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm.
Sunday: 7:30 am
Music is typically led by a Cantor and may or may not be accompanied.
CHORUS OF FAITH
Sunday: 9:30 am
The Chorus of Faith is a large SATB ensemble that provides a blend of traditional and contemporary music. Rehearsals are on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm.
Sunday: 11:30 am
Mack Choir is a traditional SATB choir that rehearses on Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm.
CORO GUADALUPANO or RONDALLA CHOIR
Sunday (Spanish Mass): 1:30 pm
The Coro Guadalupano or Rondalla Choir are the Hispanic Choirs that rehearse on Wednesday and Friday nights at 7:00 pm.
ASSISI CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
Sunday: 5:30 pm
Our Sunday night Mass is led by the Assisi Contemporary Ensemble.
Our St. Francis of Assisi Parish Children’s Choir is open to young singers typically ages six to fourteen. The Children’s Choir does not regularly lead a Mass but will join in special occasions like Lessons and Carols, Christmas, or Easter. This choir will also lead music at special liturgies like First Communion. This choir rehearses on Monday nights at 4:45 pm.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI FESTIVAL CHOIR
The St. Francis of Assisi Festival Choir is a collaborative effort from all our music ensembles. The St. Francis of Assisi Festival Choir is used for special occasions such as Easter Vigil, Lessons and Carols, and other Sacred Music Concerts. The St. Francis of Assisi Festival Choir does not meet regularly.