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Ministries and Devotional Groups

Altar Servers

Father Tom
610-449-0600 ext 221
frtom@saintlaurencedelco.org

Altar Servers play a very important role during the Mass. Their role includes: assisting the priest, carrying the cross or candles in the procession, leaders, and encourage youth to become responsible members of their faith community. 

Bereavement

The Bereavement Ministry consists of volunteer members of the parish who assist the Pastor with arranging the Funeral Mass by meeting with the deceased parishioner’s family members to arrange where the reading for the Liturgy of the word are chosen, General Intercessions are chosen, the Presentation of the Gifts procession is arranged, and all the hymns throughout theMass are selected. We answer questions that the family has concerning the Funeral Mass or just general questions about the funeral are answered. We go over literature on the grieving process to the family members present. In addition, we provide support throughout the first year and beyond as needed by calls, cards, visits, etc. And finally, we help organize a Memorial Mass in November for all of the deceased members of the year.
 

Cantors

Margie Kane,

Music Director
610-446-4072
cantormargiek@gmail.com

Cantors lead the congregation in song during the Mass and in special liturgies. New members are always welcome. New cantors can schedule an audition by contacting Margie Kane. Training is provided.

Choir, Adult

Margie Kane,

Music Director
610-446-4072
cantormargiek@gmail.com

The choir meets weekly on Thursdays at 7:00 PM from the end of September until Trinity Sunday at the 10:30 AM Mass. They sing at special liturgies like Christmas Eve, Holy Week, Easter Sunday, and many of the other celebrations in the parish. Requirements are an ability to carry a tune and blend one's voice with others. The choir sings a wide variety of music, including many modern pieces, traditional hymns, Gregorian chant, and classical choral works. In order to join or get more information please contact Margie Kane or see her after Sunday Mass or on Thursday evening at choir practice.

Church Environment Coordinator

Diane McPartland
610-316-7046
mcpartland@comcast.net

The coordinator of church environment along with other volunteers assist in decorating the church throughout the liturgical year, but especially at Christmas and Easter.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Maureen Carey
mecarey52@yahoo.com

Extraordinary ministers perform two main tasks, they assist in the distribution of Holy Communion during the Mass and also take communion to the sick and elderly that are homebound. Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are appointed by the Pastor.

Lectors

Maureen Carey
mecarey52@yahoo.com

The ministry of Lector is an important one to the life of the Church in proclaiming and reading God’s living Word. The Word of God speaks to us in a way that enlightens our hearts and minds, and calls us to respond in faith and love. A lector assists in Mass by reading the two scripture readings as well as the intentions of the Mass. Workbooks and workshops are provided to aid those in this ministry.

Liturgy Committee

Father Tom
610-449-0600 ext 221
frtom@saintlaurencedelco.org

The liturgy committee helps plan and organize liturgical celebrations throughout the course of the year, especially Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter and special celebrations throughout the year. Meets eight times a year.

Prayer Group

Terri Howell
484-454-5655
howellterri457@gmail.com

The prayer group meets every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM in room 107 of the school. We pray with people and for people for their spiritual needs, for their healing and for the needs of the world. Our prayer group has served the parish for more than 35 years and we welcome new members to join us anytime.

Pre-Jordan (Baptism Prep) Catechesis

Deacon Mark Wallace
610-449-0600

This program is for the parents of children preparing for Baptism. Parents must complete this class prior to your child being baptized. Pre-Jordan classes occur on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7 PM in the recory. Please contact the Rectory to register for your class.

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP), formerly CCD

Sr. Kathryn Benham, IHM

Director of Religious Education
610-449-0600 x. 215
religioused@saintlaurencedelco.org

The Parish C.C.D. Program (Parish Religious Education Program [PREP]) forms the faith of those children attending non –Catholic schools. Instruction is open to children grades 1 through 7. It is important that children begin receiving formal instruction in the first grade. Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist are received in the 3rd grade and Confirmation is received in 7th grade. The program supports the parents or guardians in the endeavor to create authentic disciples of Jesus Christ. The children attend catechism class on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings from September to May.

R.C.I.A.  (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Sr. Kathryn Benham, IHM
Director of Religious Education
610-449-0600 x. 215

religioused@saintlaurencedelco.org

Do you or someone you know need to complete their Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation? Do you or someone you know want to learn more about becoming a Catholic? Adults who are desiring to convert to the Catholic faith or who have not received all of their Sacraments of initiation receive instruction that prepares them to become Catholic and/or receive their Sacraments at the Easter Vigil.  Please contact Sr. Kathy to learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

Rosary Group

The Rosary is prayed Monday through Saturday mornings before the 8:30AM  Mass. You are also invited to join the Rosary Group Monday evenings at 7:00PM.  Currently this group is meeting online. Check the bulletin for information on how to join and for the password.

Sanctuary Society

Cathleen Albertus
610-789-8792
walber33@verizon.net

For a donation of $20 dollars the sanctuary candles on either the Blessed Mother or St. Joseph side of the sanctuary will burn for that week in memory of a loved one or for your private intention. The funds are used to purchase or replace vessels and vestments for use at Mass.

Ministry of Hospitality (Ushers)

Father Tom
610-449-0600 ext 221
frtom@saintlaurencedelco.org

The duties of a minister of hospitality include: greeting parishioners and visitors as they gather for the celebration of Mass, collecting the offertory donations, distributing Sunday bulletins after Mass, assisting in emergency situations, and inviting parishioners to take part in the presentation of the gifts.

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