Do you sing, play an instrument, or want to help in another way at Mass? We are always excited to welcome readers, music ministers, eucharistic ministers, and sacristans to serve at Mass at the Sheil Catholic Center chapel in Evanston or Chicago. Contact Fr. Bradley Zamora for more information via email here.
Distributing the Body of Christ at Mass is an integral part of our communal identity. Through this sharing we not only acknowledge, but also become the presence of Christ for one another as God's Body and Blood in the world. Those interested in serving will receive a training session scheduled at their convenience before beginning this ministry.
Lectors break open and proclaim the Word of God, at either Daily Mass or Sunday Mass, and draw our community into the scriptures. Those interested in serving will receive a training session scheduled at their convenience before beginning this ministry.
Sacristans assist the community in ensuring we pray well together by the preparation of resources used during any Mass. They assist the presider, as well as serve as the initial minster of hospitality to the community. Those interested in serving will receive a training session scheduled at their convenience before beginning this ministry.
At Sheil, our Music Ministry is comprised of a choir, cantors, and instrumentalists who assist the assembly in its sung prayer at all of our Sunday Masses, Holy Days and special liturgies. We encourage anyone interested to offer their gifts to the Music Ministry, when and how their schedule permits. A weekly mandatory rehearsal for the ensembles takes place an hour and fifteen minutes before each Mass on Sunday. Although no past experience is required, some sense of musicianship is necessary in order to support the community in this task. Rehearsals for special liturgies are scheduled as needed.