Ministries

Our Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Community

LECTORS

Reflecting on and sharing the Word of God at the Mass. Lectors are the "Proclaimers" who are able to communicate to us, through their reading, the true sense of the Word. If you feel you have a calling for this ministry, are a confirmed and practicing Catholic, we would love to hear from you.
Lectors are required to submit to the parish office proof of Archdiocesan fingerprinting and an up-to-date Virtus® certificate and the signed acknowledgment form for these Guidelines for Adults.
Lectors: Please use this SignUp.com link to schedule or cancel for the Sundays and holy days for the year. (Lectors without internet access will need to contact the parish office)
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION The lay ministry of distributing the Body of Christ and the Blood of Christ during Communion. Members of this ministry will also bring Communion to the sick and homebound. If you are a confirmed and practicing Catholic and are being called to this ministry, either at the Liturgies or to the hospital or homebound, kindly contact our parish office.
Ministers of Holy Communion are required to submit to the parish office proof of Archdiocesan fingerprinting abd an up-to-date Virtus® certificate and the signed acknowledgment form for these Guidelines for Adults.
Ministers: Please use this SignUp.com link to schedule or cancel for the Sundays and holy days for the year. (Ministers without internet access will need to contact the parish office)
ALTAR SERVERS This ministry is open to all youth of the parish, grades 5 thru 12. Training is required in the proper procedures used in assisting the priest at Mass. Contact Fr. Tom Davis at the parish office for more information.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY TO KAISER HOSPITAL OMGC provides, on a daily basis, Eucharistic Ministers to Kaiser Permanente Sunset . A group of 20+ parishioners is involved in taking the Body of Christ to Catholic patients in the Hospital. If you have been trained to be a minister of communion and would like to volunteer and be involved in this ministry, please contact our parish office or Father Tom Davis.
CHOIR AND MUSIC This ministry is open to parishioners of all ages and levels of musical ability. OMGC Choirs are here primarily to assist in the sung prayer of the assembly. All are welcome. If you have an interest in volunteering in this area, please contact the parish office and we'll be happy to refer you to the appropriate choir director for your preferred Mass. Our famous Schoenstein Organ is a unique highlight of our parish.
USHERS AND GREETERS Each person who enters into our church, has their day molded by how they are received. This is why this ministry is of such great importance to our liturgies as the Ushers/Greeters are the "face" of the parish. In addition to welcoming, Ushers/Greeters are expected to help find available seating when necessary, keep a watchful eye out, take up collections and assist with the distribution of bulletins at the end of Mass.
Ushers are required to submit to the parish office an up-to-date Virtus® certificate, Fingerprinting certificate, and the signed acknowledgment form for Guidelines for Adults
ATTENTION ALL MINISTERS: "In order for our parish to be in compliance, all lectors ushers, choir members, and Ministers of Holy Communion over the age of 18 need to complete a Virtus Adult Awareness Training and be fingerprinted through the Archdiocese. For a listing of the next available training, please click on the "Safeguard the Children" link below.xq. Thank you for your cooperation in making OMGC a safer place for God's children."

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