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Deacons

The Salina Diocese ordained its first permanent deacons on January 3, 2009. The possible ministry of permanent deacons is almost limitless, but it centers around three areas: 1)service as an expression of charity, 2)the Word, 3)Sacrament. In addition to assisting the priest at Mass, proclaiming the Gospel, and preaching, deacons can pronounce blessings of various kinds, including Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament. They are also able to baptize and preside at marriages, parish vigils, and funerals without Masses. The role of deacons is limited only by imagination and sensitivity to the needs of God’s people. Deacons are ordained for the diocese and are assigned by the bishop. They can be assigned to parishes or to any specific ministry where the bishop discerns a need.

Our
Deacons

Deacon Buzz Harris

Deacon Larry Erpelding

Deacon Wayne Talbot

 

Liturgical Coordinators

Liturgical Coordinators prepare the sanctuary and communicate with all other liturgical ministers to facilitate the weekend Masses and other liturgies.

Contact Wayne Talbot
776-5151



Ushers

Ushers greet parishioners and visitors, assist with seating, and coordinate the Offertory Procession. They also distribute the “Sunday Bulletin” after Mass as people exit the church.

Contact Contact Person:
Amanda Larrabee
776-5151


Trainer:
Rose Marie Harris
776-5151



Extraordinary Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers assist in the distribution of Communion at Mass.

Contact Contact Person:
Amanda Larrabee
776-5151


Trainer:
Larry Brockson
539-6497



Lectors

Lectors serve the community by proclaiming the Word of God and leading the Petitions/Prayers of the Faithful at the weekend Masses and other liturgies.

Contact Contact Person:
Amanda Larrabee
776-5151


Trainer:
Wayne Talbot
776-5151



Mass Servers

Mass Servers (4th Grade or older) assist the priest at the weekend Masses and other liturgies.

Contact Contact Person:
Amanda Larrabee
776-5151


Trainer:
Phillip Korenek
537-9550



Music Ministers

Go to the Music Ministry Page ->

All types of music ministers are needed. Cantors lead the assembly in sung prayer at each Mass. Organists/Pianists accompany the cantor and assembly’s song at all Masses. Instrumentalists of all types enhance our weekend and feast day liturgies. Guitar Groups prepare music for different Masses each month, in contemporary style, with rehearsals as needed. The Choir prepares music for two Masses each month with rehearsals on most Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The Youth Choir/Combo sings twice a month during the school year. The Children’s Choir also prepares music for Christmas and Easter. **All use of the organ, other musical instruments, and equipment must be approved by the Music Liturgist.

Contact Kelley Smith
776-5151



Art & Environment

Art & Environment works to beautify the church in accordance with each liturgical season. They also work to maintain the health of all the indoor plants and flowers.

Contact Cara Koerperich
785-485-2982



Bread Baker

The Bread Baker Ministry seeks to enhance the eucharistic experience through the preparation of homemade bread for communion.

Contact Alysia Baumann
776-5151



 

St Thomas More Catholic Church
2900 Kimball Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 776-5151
stm@stmmanhattan.com

 

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