Liturgy Committee

Liturgy: This committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month from September through June at 7:00 PM in the Parish Office. Call Sister Loretta Primus at 302-829-8183 or email her at  rett1122@yahoo.com for additional information.

Altar Linens: Volunteers launder and press altar linens which are collected on Mondays and Fridays. To volunteer call Hilda Mary Graham at 302-539-9475.

Adult Altar Servers: They meet as needed. These trained individuals assist the presider at daily and Sunday Masses and at special functions, as requested. Call Sister Loretta Primus at 302-829-8183 for additional information about training or email her at  rett1122@yahoo.com

Adult Choir:  Except in the summer, the Adult Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Church of St. Ann.  The choir sings on Sundays at either 10:30 AM Mass at St. Ann or 9 AM Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe (except during the summer) and also at other special liturgical celebrations.  For information, contact the Director of Pastoral Music, Ed Shipley, at emshipley36440@gmail.com or call 302-539-6449 ext 107.

Handbell Choir:  The Handbell Choir rehearses every Wednesday afternoon at 2 PM in the Church of St. Ann and celebrates at various liturgical functions at St. Ann as well as Our Lady of Guadalupe.   For information, contact the Director of Pastoral Music, Ed Shipley, at emshipley36440@gmail.com or call 302-539-6449 ext 107.

Contemporary Music Ensemble:  The Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME) is a mix of vocalists and instrumentalists focusing on upbeat contemporary music. The CME at any given time may consist of piano, guitars, electric bass, woodwinds, strings and percussion to accompany the singers in the post-Folk Mass world of Contemporary music in the modern church.
The mission of CME is to:
*create a grace-filled worship environment
*support the sung prayer of the Catholic Liturgy
*reinforce the message of the Gospels
*lead the congregation into deeper communion with God through both Traditional Catholic Hymns and Contemporary Praise and Worship style music.
CME leads song and prayer principally at the Saturday 5:30pm liturgies at Our Lady of Guadalupe on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays of the month September to May, and every Saturday, June to August.  They serve as well, occasionally, at other special liturgical celebrations and at external events which include music at the Bethany Beach “Meet Me at The Manger” and support of the Celebration of the Mass at Brandywine Senior Living.
Rehearsals are held in member homes on Monday evenings prior to scheduled Masses, typically, at 7:00 p.m.  For information, contact Bernie Busby at 302-539-7292.

Environment Committee: These volunteers enhance the Church building through such activities as choosing fabric and designing wall and altar decorations. For information call Regina Cavalluzzo 302-539-0919 or Hilda Mary Graham 302-539-9475.

Lectors: Volunteers are trained to proclaim the word at liturgical functions. Training occurs as new Lectors become available. For information call Sister Loretta Primus 302-829-8183.

Special Ministers of Holy Communion for the Sick and Homebound:  For more information, contact Deacon Jack Freebery 302-829-8165
Special Ministers of Holy Communion:  For additional information, contact Sr. Loretta Primus 302-829-8183
These special ministers meet yearly for training.  They are trained to distribute the Eucharist at Mass and to the sick in their homes.

Ushers: They usually meet once a year during the winter months. Volunteers are trained to usher at all weekend masses and special liturgical functions when needed. For information contact Andy Miller at 302-537-7007 or andrew.miller@mediacombb.net