Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers

Altar Servers are young people in the sixth, seventh and eighth grade who assist at Masses, weddings and funerals. Servers are encouraged to extend their ministry into their high school years. Email Hilda Walter at hwalter@churchofthegesu.org for more information. 

Arts & Environment Committee

Parishioners provide an artistic expression of the liturgical seasons throughout the Church year through seasonal focus pieces and floral arrangements. Email Sr. Kathleen at kflannery@churchofthegesu.org for more information.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers assist in the distribution of Communion at weekend Liturgies, and are available for other liturgical events throughout the year. They serve on a regular schedule particularly at the Mass they usually attend. Diocesan training is required. The ministry is open to adults and seniors in high school. Email Hilda Walter at hwalter@churchofthegesu.org for more information.

Eucharistic Visitors

Eucharistic Ministers take Communion to the sick and/or homebound in nursing homes, hospitals, and homes. Email Ashley Markiewicz at amarkiewicz@churchofthegesu.org for more information.

Funeral Attendants

Adults (men and women) assist at funerals in setting up, providing support for families and friends on arrival and being available to the priests and younger servers during the funeral Mass. Scheduling is on an as-available basis. Email Sr. Kathleen at kflannery@churchofthegesu.org for more information.

Homily Reflection Group

This group meets monthly with the priests as they prepare their homilies, offering their wisdom and reflections. Email Sr. Kathleen Flannery at kflannery@churchofthegesu.org for more information.

Hospitality Ministers

This group is open to people of all ages. Greeters serve at the doors of the church as people enter for weekend liturgies and other special occasions to offer hospitality and welcome. They may assist in distributing bulletins at the end of Mass. Email Michelle Creger at michelle.creger@yahoo.com for more information.

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of God at weekend Liturgies, and other liturgical events throughout the year. Training is provided. We also encourage young people to consider this ministry. Email Pat Murphy at patkupiec@gmail.com for more information.

Liturgy Preparation Committee

This group focuses on the details of the liturgical seasons and celebrations through the year, communicates with the liturgical ministers involved, and recommends policies and procedures that foster a strong liturgical life in the parish. Email Sr. Kathleen at kflannery@churchofthegesu.org for more information.

Music Ministries

Please email Mark Ehrbar at mehbar@churchofthegesu.org for more information.

  • Magis Ensemble
    Serving as the cornerstone of our music ministry, the Magis Ensemble serves at our 10:00 Sunday morning liturgy. In addition, this group also is present for all major liturgies in the parish throughout the church year. Magis Ensemble is made up of choral singers and executes repertoire that represents the broad spectrum of sacred music in the Catholic tradition. Along with choral pieces, the vast amount of music sung by the Magis Ensemble is the song of the assembly. Rehearsals take place approximately one Wednesday evening per month as well as Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:00 am. Singers of all (or any) experience are welcome!
  • Magis in the Making
    Ensuring the youth of our parish have opportunities to participate in the liturgy, Magis in the Making is composed of young parishioners in fourth through eighth grades. This group serves at approximately one weekend liturgy per month, including Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 4:45-5:30 pm in the church music room.
  • Loyola Chamber Orchestra
    The Loyola Chamber Orchestra is a group of professional, Cleveland-based musicians who elevate the liturgical experience of feasts and special liturgies in our parish throughout the year. The whole group, which represents instruments of the brass, string, woodwind and percussion families plays four times a year (Christ the King, Christmas Eve, Easter Vigil, Pentecost). Several other liturgies will include smaller ensembles derived from the Loyola Chamber Orchestra.

Ushers

Men and women are encouraged to join this dedicated group that assists in the hospitality of our worship life. They take up the collection and are available for any needs throughout Mass. Email Mike Scalabrino at mscalabrino@roadrunner.com for more information.