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Liturgical Ministries


Within the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Faith Community, there are countless ways for you to contribute your talents to encourage others to participate fully in Parish life, and to deepen your own faith. Review the Liturgical Ministries below and prayerfully consider how you can serve your Church.

Sacristins


Sacristins assist Father in his presiding duties and help God's people worship each week. Particularly, sacristans help prepare the food for God's Eucharistic Meal for God's holy people. Those who assist with this ministry are seated in special first row seats available and those to Father's left.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact:
Maria Tyksinski
Email 
Phone: 262-534-2255 ext. 241

Eucharistic Ministers


Eucharistic Ministers play an exceptionally important role in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, as they help Father to serve the body and blood of Christ to Parishioners. 

For information, training or scheduling, please contact:
Maria Tyksinski
Email 
Phone: 262-534-2255 ext. 241

Mass Servers


Students at both St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and the Public Schools, in Grades 5 and above, can contribute to the celebration of Mass as Altar Servers or Acolytes. Training is offered to all servers and occurs during the school day for St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School students or on Wednesday evenings before Faith Formation classes for public school students.

If you have questions or to schedule training, please contact:
Maria Tyksinski
Email 
Phone: 262-534-2255 ext. 241

Music (Choirs, Cantors, Instrumentalists, Special Music)


At St. Thomas Aquinas, music is an essential part of each worship service. Our choir sings a variety of musical styles, including chants, motets, traditional church anthems, and contemporary music. And we offer many opportunities for Parishioners to share their musical talents with us. 

Adult Choir
The Adult Choir typically sings at 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays, but that changes from time to time. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and are subject to change.

Children's Choir
Children in Grades K-4 are encouraged to join St. Thomas Aquinas' Children's Choir. This energetic group sings once each month at 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays..

Cantors
If you love to sing and can move others to prayer and worship, we always welcome new talent.

Instrumentalists
Can you play an instrument or have you always wanted to use your instrument to praise the Lord? We're always looking for instrumentalists to contribute to our musical ministry.

Special Music
If you are interested in arranging special music for a wedding, baptism, funeral or other worship celebration, please contact our music director.

If you have questions regarding St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Faith Community's musical ministry, please contact:
Maria Tyksinski
Email 
Phone: 262-534-2255 ext. 241

Readers/Lectors


Do you have a special desire and talent to bring God's word to life during Mass? If so, we invite you to become a reader or lector within the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Faith Community.

If you have questions or to schedule training, please contact:
Maria Tyksinski
Email 
Phone: 262-534-2255 ext. 241

Ushers and Greeters


Ushers and Greeters are a ministry group of men and women who arrive at church before Mass to greet parishioners as they enter the Gathering Space on their way to Mass. Ushers also help find seats for parishioners, if necessary. In addition, ushers take up the collection, select a family to take the gifts to the altar, direct traffic flow during communion distribution, hand out bulletins after Mass and prepare the pews for the next Mass.

This ministry is different from others, in that it requires no meetings or fund-raising events during the year. The ushers and greeters are assigned, at a Mass of their choice, if possible. Teenagers are welcome to serve.

Church Environment


We're always looking for creative and artistic talent to help us highlight our beautiful worship space during the many liturgical and natural seasons of the year.

If you would like to contribute to the beauty of our worship space, please contact:
Maria Tyksinski
Email 
Phone: 262-534-2255 ext. 241

Liturgical Technology


The addition of cameras, screens and monitors to our Church and Gathering Space provides plenty of opportunity for those who enjoy working with audio/visual equipment to share their talents to spread the word of God. 

To learn how you can contribute your technological skills to STA's Faith Community, please contact:
Carol Ewald
Email 
Phone: 262-534-2265 ext. 229

Holy Dusters


A group of men and women, known as the Holy Dusters, cleans our church every Monday morning . It normally takes about an hour and a half to complete the job with the many dedicated helpers.

Our duties include, but are not limited to, washing windows, vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, minister’s room, vesting sacristy, and the sacristan’s room. We empty wastebaskets and clean the bathrooms. All tile floors in the church are dust mopped. The pews are dusted, polished and the books re-arranged. We also take care of the plants in the interior of the church.

People who visit other churches say that we have the cleanest church around and we are very proud of that.

If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a Holy Duster, please contact:
Sue Anton
Email
Phone: 262-534-3843

Homebound


With the goal of bringing Holy Communion to those unable to attend Mass and to keep their connection to the Parish active, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish offers has a ministry to the homebound.  Activities include weekly visits to the homebound, weekly ministry at elder care facilities and visits to rehab facilities and nursing homes in the area. 

If you know anyone who is unable to get to church and would like communion brought to them at their home, please contact:

Deacon Jim Nickel
Email
Phone: 262-534-4234

Deacon Carl Mahnke
Email
Phone: 262-534-5230

St. Thomas Aquinas Rectory Office
Email
Phone: 262-534-2255