Alex Navas
Director of
Liturgy and Music Ministry
(616) 935-8744
Email Alex

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.”
(Mt 26:26-28; cf. Mk 14:22-24, Lk 22:17-20, 1 Cor 11:23-25)

EMHC Training

As part of the Eucharistic Revival, all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are expected to be trained in updated diocesan norms for ministry. This is…

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Audio Expertise?

Our Director of Music and Liturgy is reaching out to the Parish, searching for those who have experience with Audio Equipment, in particular Mixing Boards…

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Christmas 2022

Fr. Chuck will preside at Christmas Masses, but given possible storm conditions, we encourage everyone to stay safe. Livestreams for Christmas Mass are available. The…

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Rosary for Life

Dates: October 31– November 8Where: St. Patrick’s-St. Anthony, we will be praying in the church.When: Doors open 7:00 a.m., we will begin promptly at 7:30…

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The celebration of the Solemnity of Pentecost concludes the Easter Season and is a good time to pray for a deepening indwelling of the Holy…

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Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist the celebrant with items at the liturgy such as vessels, books and candles. It is helpful if servers are detail-oriented and always thinking ahead, ready with whatever is needed next.
Requirements: It is required that servers be committed and dependable. They serve at weekend liturgies, funerals, weddings and other special liturgies. Servers must be in at least 4th grade. Adult servers are needed for funerals. Training is offered as required.

Art & Environment Committee

The Art & Environment Committee works to enhance the experience of the worshipping community, through the design and implementation of the various décor utilized in the worship space. Each liturgical season and various special liturgies require special attention to detail. This may include displaying and watering plants and flowers, setting appropriate displays and setting up of decorations.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at weekend liturgies. This is also a ministry of hospitality and presence, conveying a sense of invitation to all who come forward, as well as a sense of reverence both for the Communion elements and the faithful people who receive them. Open to anyone in 10th grade or older who has been confirmed. Training sessions provided. Must be dependable.

Ushers & Greeters

Ushers and Greeters assist with the welcoming, seating, conducting an organized collection of offertory, distributing bulletins, and tidying up the church for the next liturgies. “On the job” training is provided.

Presider’s Assistant

A Presider’s Assistant assists the priest by organizing the people and liturgical items needed for the weekend Mass. They are extremely vital in ensuring that our Liturgies go smoothly. Must be a trained Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and have a sincere desire to help and serve the Priest at Mass. Help would be needed one weekend per month. Training will be provided.

Sacred Linen Laundering

A dedicated team of individuals take careful care of the various linens used during the Liturgy. There are special procedures used to properly care for linens that may have remnants of the Precious Body or Blood of Christ present. This team also works diligently to fold and iron these linens in a uniform manner.

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Alex Navas
Director of Liturgy & Music
616-842-0001 ext. 126
Email Alex

If you are interested in any of our Liturgical Ministries, please contact Alex Navas, Director of Music and Liturgy.

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