Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. At Ave Maria Catholic Church, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus continually throughout the day and night. Currently, Eucharistic Adoration is not allowed during Mass times due to our adoration chapel being within the church. Jesus died on the cross for our sins and to give us eternal life. He offers himself to us in the sacrament of the Eucharist. Perpetual Adoration gives us the opportunity to love and adore Christ in return. Adorers are asked to commit to one hour of adoration per week for at least one year.
Adoration is observed on first Fridays from 7:30 pm to 7:00 am Saturday. The chapel is available 24 hours a day except when funerals, weddings or other Masses are scheduled. To obtain a code to enter the church after hours contact Ernie Rodriguez in the Parish Office.
Altar and Rosary Society is an organization of women of the parish who support and enhance the Liturgy by caring for altar supplies and vestments.
Altar Servers assist the Priest and Deacons during the Mass. Volunteers must be in fourth grade or above and have received First Holy Communion.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the Ordinary Ministers in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to their fellow worshipers in the assembly. There are periodic training sessions announced in the church bulletin.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Ill or Homebound bring Communion to the hospitalized or homebound.
- Hospitalized: Mary Mastel-Smith 720-934-0241; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Homebound: Christi Brook 720-289-1201; email@example.com
Lectors provide the prayerful and powerful proclamation of the Word of God at Masses and for special liturgical celebrations. Opportunities are open to parishioners fourteen years of age and older. There are periodic training sessions announced in the church bulletin.
Jack Maher: 303-841-3679
Music Ministry consists of the Children’s Choir ages 5-12 who lead the 11:30am Mass twice a month Labor Day through Memorial Day. Rehearsals for the Children’s Choir are two Wednesdays a month 4:45-5:45pm. The Youth Choir (ages 13-21) sing at the 5pm Sunday Mass. Rehearsals for the Youth Choir are 3:30pm Sundays. We have two Adult Choirs. One sings at the Saturday 5pm Mass. This Adult Choir rehearses 7-8:30pm Mondays. The 2nd Adult Choir sings at the 9:30am Sunday Mass and rehearses on Wednesdays 7-8:30pm. The primary function of the choirs is to assist the assembly in full and active participation in the celebration of the Mass. The choirs lead the assembly in the sung celebration for the Liturgy of the Word and of the Eucharist. Please contact June Record-Curlee for more information/schedules.
June Record-Curlee, Liturgical Music Coordinator
Sacristans are a small group of people who assist the priest, by preparing the church and altar for Mass. They do everything from turning on the lights to finding the correct readings for the day.
Sound Ministry consists of volunteer sound technicians that run the sound system during Mass and other church and school events. Training is provided.
Ushers greet and seat people, pass out bulletins and direct Offertory and Communion. Opportunities are open to parishioners fourteen years of age and older. The sign-up sheet is available in the Gathering Space.
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