LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

Saint Bernadette Catholic Church is a vibrant and growing community. We are always looking for new volunteers to help at Masses, events, and support us in prayer! Check out the information below and fill out the interest form if you'd like to get involved. 

Altar Servers

Anyone who has made their first communion can become an altar server. Some training must be completed before a regular assignment is given.

contact:

GLORY ANN CRANSTON 

716-649-0907

Lectors

Lectors serve at Mass by proclaiming the Word of God. Prayerful preparation with the readings before Sunday is encouraged. Training is offered before regular assignments are given.

contact:

LARRY GOLLWITZER 

716-622-2224

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Eucharistic Ministers assist the ordained in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at Masses. They also bring Communion to the sick and home bound. Training takes place at Christ the King Seminary.

contact:

LINDA WACH 

lwach100@gmail.com

716-667-9536

Ushers

The ushers serve in a variety of capacities throughout the year. They maintain an environment of hospitality by assisting with seating, the collection, giving direction, and handing out bulletins.

contact:

RICH PODKULSKI 

rapodkulski@roadrunner.com

716-646-5672

Greeters and Hospitality

Greeters make sure that everyone walking through our parish doors receives a warm welcome!

contact:

JOYCE PINTO 

716-649-0810

Music Ministry

Music Ministers play a special role in leading the congregation in songs of prayer and praise during the liturgy. We have several music groups that are always welcoming new members!

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee is responsible for planning and preparing for many special liturgies throughout the year. This includes flow of ceremonies, decorations, and other special events. The group meets every Third Wednesday at 4 pm.

contact:

MARY ANN INGELFINGER 

tlsingel@yahoo.com

716-675-0455

Children's Liturgy of the Word

This team of volunteers provide an age-appropriate reflection on the Sunday Scriptures for children who are dismissed from the main congregation during the liturgy of the word.

contact:

HOLLY INGELFINGER-LOPEZ 

716-662-3997

Saint Bernadette
Catholic Church

716-649-3090

5930 S. Abbott Rd. 

Orchard Park, NY 14127

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