Liturgy & Worship

Altar Servers

The Altar Server serves the Lord while assisting the Priest at Mass. Servers must be members of St. Bernardine’s, have received their First Holy Communion, and be 8 years old and/or in the third grade or older. Persons interested in being a server must be committed. Young men and young ladies are both welcome in this ministry. For more information and training, contact Dan Michaud, (410) 760-4896, dmicharrow@msn.com.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild participates in the housekeeping duties of the Church, keeping the Altar clean and arranging the flowers. The Altar Guild meets every Friday morning to clean the Church. The only skill needed is to be willing to work for Jesus. The person to contact is Queen Holt, 410-945-2458.

Lectors

Lectors “proclaim” the Word of God to the Church community. They must have strong, articulate voices, a willingness to serve, and a spirit to want to proclaim God’s Word to His people. Proclaiming the Word of God is a powerful, prayerful experience that a lector shares with the Church community. If your spirit is leading you to deliver the Good News of Jesus Christ, please contact Beverly Bush, 410-243-5533 or 410-716-7807.

 

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers distribute the Eucharist (Holy Communion) at all Masses. Upon request, they visit the sick and homebound of our Parish and bring Communion. Reverence for the Eucharist is very important for this ministry. You must be a faithful member of St. Bernardine’s and have a desire to serve. Training will be provided. After training, individuals will be commissioned before the assembly, placed on the liturgy schedule, and asked to serve on a rotating basis.   The contact person is Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie, 410-566-1151.

Ushers

The Ushers assist with weekend and Holy Day Masses, as well as funerals.  They greet and assist congregants to their seats and assure that the church is in prayerful order before and after each Mass. They collect the offering and stand ready for emergencies. Ushers also select parishioners to present the gifts of bread and wine for the Mass. You must be dedicated and punctual if interested. Training will be provided. The contact person is Nadine Bailey, 410-744-8944.

Greeters

Greeters welcome parishioners and guests to the Church with a smile, a hand shake, or a hug. Skills needed are to be warm and friendly.

Live & Recorded Audio

The Audio Technician assures clarity in the listening devices during the Church services. Experience with audio equipment, or the willingness to learn is the only skill needed. The contact person is David Wainwright, 410-913-3080.

 

Art & Environment

This ministry is responsible for the design and development of different decorations to enhance our celebration throughout the liturgical year. The ministry assists during the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter and lends liturgical expertise throughout the year. The ministry provides tasteful, creative ideas, reflecting the ethnic diversity of our community, as well as the reflection of our Catholic worship. Contact person is Trena Carter, 410-869-9779.

Church Choir

The Church Choir participates in the ministry of music at the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. Interested persons must be able to carry a “tune” and attend weekly rehearsals on Thursday evenings. They must have the love of Jesus in their hearts, and the desire to share Jesus in song. The contact persons are Deitrick Goodwin (Director), 410-908-0135, and James Butler, 410-488-6751.

Women's Choir + One

The Women's Chorus + One ministers the music at the 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. Anyone interested must be congenial and love to sing God’s praises. Rehearsals are every Monday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The contact person is Catherine Thomas, 410-523-7388.

 

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT CHOIRS

Faithful ministers at our annual Youth & Young Adult Day in June, the Youth & Young Adult Choirs are developing plans to create an ongoing ministry of regular participation at the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass.  Rehearsals are expected to be held on Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Youth Choir members must be in the sixth grade through high school. Young Adult Choir members must be beyond high school age.  Contact Valerie Anderson, 410-499-6205, or Sierrá Hines 410-258-8887, for more information.

 

Young Voices of St. Bernardine (Children's Choir)

The Children’s Choir sings at the 8:00 a.m. Mass on the first Sunday of the month. They are taught to grow in God’s love and are groomed to be future members of the Youth & Young Adult Choirs. Children must be 7 years of age or older. They must be attentive and attend rehearsals regularly, which are held every Friday at 5:30 p.m.  The contact person is Catherine Thomas, 410-523-7388.

Drama

The Drama Ministry brings forth the Word of the Lord; it uplifts and inspires others while simultaneously providing a healing force. We assist in educating many people on the Word of the Lord in the form of drama. Our mission is also to praise and worship the Lord through the use of song, dance, poetry, humor, and a wide variety of visual stimulants. Contact Joe Oden Jr., 410-744-7980, or Milton Keene, 443-438-9603, for information.

The "Drum"

The “Drum” is the Announcements Ministry at Mass. Members ensure that everyone is aware of the events and activities taking place at our church and around the community. The only qualifications are creative communication abilities and enjoying speaking in front of a crowd. Men, youth, and women are welcome. The contact person is Denise Stanley, 410-362-8664 x116, denise.stanley@archbalt.org.

Liturgical Dancers

The Liturgical Dance Ministry enhances the spiritual faith of our community by celebrating the gift of prayer through movement, by responding with an appropriate dance which flows out of the music. Dancers range in age, and dance experience is helpful but not necessary. Rehearsals are the third Sunday of the month after the 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, in the church. Contact person is Lori Gonzalez, lgbaltimore@yahoo.com