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Contact: Mary Frazee, (512) 906-1173, (Queen of Angels)
This ministry provides flowers in honor of loved ones at Queen of Angels Chapel.
Contacts: Julie Blackwell, (512) 261-4698; Reyna Tovar (Spanish), (512) 266-1597; Nick Grandinetti, (512) 264-1743 (Queen of Angels)
All youth of the parish in grades 3-12 who have received their First Holy Communion are welcome to participate in the life of our parish as an altar server. This is a special privilege and a wonderful way to respond to God's call for service to one another. The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest or deacon in the celebration of the liturgy and the Eucharist during Mass. Altar servers should be active and full participants in the celebration with the understanding that they are leaders of the assembly. They set an example for the congregation through prayer, song, and silence. New servers must attend a training session which includes information on the Mass and their specific duties. They are then scheduled to serve on a team once every four weeks. Training sessions are held as needed throughout the year.
Contact: Jane Belknap, (512) 261-5277 (Emmaus); Barbara Brouillette, (512) 264-0825 (Queen of Angels)
This ministry cares for the linens used during the celebration of the Eucharist and performs occasional laundering of the priests', deacons', and altar servers' albs. Each minister serves for one month out of the year. Caring for the church and the sacred areas offers a much needed service to the parish.
Art & Environment
Contact: Harry Kilman, (512) 261-8500 x 406 (Emmaus); Leonard Dolce, (512) 264-1449 (Queen of Angels)
This ministry is charged with maintaining and enhancing the sacred space and liturgical celebrations throughout the year. Members provide and care for appropriate flowers, plants, and decor for major celebrations (Easter, Christmas) and special occasions (memorials, weddings, etc.), as well as help maintain the focus and integrity of the liturgical environment. The ministry serves as adviser and consultant on art and decor projects at the church. Time commitment is flexible.
Contact: Anna Grayum, (512) 261-6189
The Candle Care ministry involves replacing the votive candles in the church on a weekly basis. Time commitment is flexible.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Contact: Harry Kilman, (512) 261-8500 x 406 (Emmaus); Ricardo Rodriguez, (512) 431-7282 (Emmaus-Spanish); Marge Fink, (512) 698-6613 (Queen of Angels)
These ministers assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at the Mass. Through humble service as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, the minister is united to the fellow members of the Body of Christ. Service inside the liturgy should make visible the faith and love the minister manifests outside the liturgy. These ministers should be active and full participants in the celebration with the understanding that they are leaders of the assembly. Eucharistic Ministers must be in good standing in the Church. They set an example for the congregation through prayer, song, and silence. Participation in one or more of the many opportunities for adult formation or prayer ministries is expected. A two-hour training session is required. Time commitment is variable.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to Homebound
Contact: Carole Riley, (512) 261-5892 (Emmaus); Diane Bliss, (830) 693-0906 (Queen of Angels)
This ministry brings spiritual enrichment through the Holy Eucharist to individuals who are unable to participate fully in parish liturgy because of age or incapacity. These individuals include residents at four assisted-living facilities in the Lakeway area as well as other parishioners who are homebound on a temporary or long-term basis due to illness or injury. Time commitments are selected by individual ministers when they schedule their service.
Contact: John Pittman, (512) 261-0642 (Emmaus); Carlos Palasciano, (214) 226-6900 (Emmaus-Spanish); Terry Pardo, (830) 693-0167 (Queen of Angels)
Greeters welcome everyone as they enter the church for Mass. The first contact that a visitor or one of our parishioners experience as they enter church is our greeting at the door. We welcome each person as we would a good friend into our home with a smile and a friendly word. We help with directions, open or hold doors, if needed, and respond to questions. Time commitment is 20-30 minutes prior to Mass once a month.
Contact: John Gilluly, (512) 402-1690 (Emmaus); Ricardo Rodriguez (512) 431-7282 (Emmaus-Spanish); Ken Matwiczak, (512) 589-4759 (Queen of Angels)
Lectors proclaim the Word of God during Mass. The lectors read the first and second readings and the responsorial psalm if no cantor is present. One reader is scheduled for each daily Mass, and two readers are scheduled for each weekend Mass and usually read once a month. Emmaus uses on online scheduling system, so the internet and email are helpful but not required. Emmaus lectors range in age from teens to seniors. Training is provided. Consider sharing your talents by proclaiming God's Word.
Contact: Parish Office, (512) 261-8500
The parish plants inside the church and PLC at Emmaus get thirsty. Can you help? It doesn’t take much time – just a weekly visit with a trusty watering can. Please contact the parish office if you’d like to give it a try. This would be a great opportunity for a faith formation parent while their child is in class!
Contact: John Suchyta, (512) 608-9622 (Emmaus); Manuel & Francisca Jaimes, (512) 266-2351 (Emmaus-Spanish); Jeff Hunt, (512) 350-2524 (Queen of Angels)
The Usher Ministry is open to men and women from high school age and up. Ushers aid in seating the congregation, taking the collection, and handing out bulletins. These are easy tasks and are very much appreciated by Mass attendees. Time commitment can be as little as one Mass per month to whatever you can offer as an assigned team member or substitute. This is a great ministry for parents whose children are altar servers.