Liturgy and Worship

Liturgy and Worship

 Art and Environment

       The Art and Environment committee works with decorating the church for various liturgies and seasons of the liturgical year. Parishioners with talent in sewing, decorating and interest in enhancing the worship environment are encouraged to join the Art and Environment Committee. For information call Fr. Maes.

 Cantor/Song Leader

Cantors or Song Leaders are those who lead the singing at the Masses on the weekend. You can contact organist Chris Auchly at 636-933-0323 if you would like to cantor.

 Choir - Sunday

       If you enjoy singing and are looking to use your musical talent, the Choir is for you. They sing at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays. There are no auditions or tryouts required. The Choir is always looking for good singers. If you are interested, please contact Mark Thompson, Choir Director (636-937-5665).

 Choir – Festival

       A Festival Choir is formed for the Liturgies of Christmas (Midnight Mass) and Holy Week/Easter. Rehearsals are for 6-8 weeks before each Festival on Sunday evenings from 7-9 p.m. New members are ALWAYS welcome. Contact Mark Thompson, Choir Director (636-937-5665).

 Choir - Funeral

       There is a group of people who are called on when there is a funeral at Sacred Heart to help with singing. Call the Parish Office at 636-937-4662 if you would like to be called to sing when there is a funeral.

 Communion (Extraordinary) Ministers

       Are those parishioners who have been commissioned to minister the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass especially on Sunday, Holy Days, Holidays and at daily Mass if possible. For more information, contact Fr. Maes or Deacon Jerry. .

 Communion to the Homebound

       There are many Extraordinary Ministers who, along with the priest, take Communion to the shut-ins and sick in homes, nursing homes and hospital. Call the Parish Office (636-937-4662) if you know of someone who wants a home visit.

 Gift Bearers

       Gift Bearers are those who take up the wine and hosts at each Mass on the weekends and holy days. If you would like to take up the gifts at Mass, see the ushers before Mass begins.

 Lectors

       Lectors are those parishioners who have volunteered their services to the parish to proclaim the scripture at Mass, especially on Sundays, Holy Days, Holidays and daily Mass, if possible. Contact Deacon Jerry if you would like to read at Mass.

 Musicians

       Parishioners with musical abilities are encouraged to offer their talents to enhance our worship. If interested contact the organist, Chris Auchly at 636-933-0323.

 Perpetual Adoration

       Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is done in the convent chapel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Special focus of this adoration is to pray for vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated religious life. Anyone can make a visit at any time. For more information call Donna Olinger at 636-937-3777.

 Servers

       All boys and girls in 4th grade are eligible to become servers at Sacred Heart for Sunday Mass, Holy Days, and special celebrations. Training is coordinated by Fr. Maes.

 Servers for Funerals (Adults)

       We have a couple of people who volunteer to serve, but we are looking for other adults to volunteer for serving at funerals. To volunteer please call Fr. Maes.

 Ushers

       The Ushers greet people and usher on Sunday mornings at the Masses. They meet 3 or 4 times a year in the school cafeteria. Rick Smock 314-406-2145 is the president of the ushers.