Do you sing, play an instrument, or want to help in another way at Mass? We are always excited to welcome student readers, music ministers, eucharistic ministers, and sacristans to serve on Sundays at the 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., or 5:00 p.m. Mass at the Sheil Catholic Center chapel in Evanston. Contact Fr. Bradley Zamora for more information via email here.
Distributing the consecrated bread and wine at liturgy is an integral part of our communal identity. Through this sharing of elements we not only acknowledge, but also become the presence of Christ for one another as His Body and Blood. Those interested in serving are required to attend a training session scheduled at their convenience.
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
Readers are our storytellers, proclaiming the Word of God and drawing our community into the scriptures. Interested readers are required to attend a training workshop in order to participate.
The Sacristans at Sheil are responsible for the general preparation of resources used during any given liturgy. They assist the presider, as well as serve as the initial minster of hospitality to the community. Those interested in serving are required to attend a training session scheduled at their convenience.