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 Spirituality 

These ministries help with our Sunday, Holyday, and weekday Masses, and our other prayer experiences.

  • Liturgy Committee- Coordinator: Fr. Julius Abuh

  • Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

  • Communion to the Sick and Homebound

  • Reader- Coordinator: Ben Swiderek (423) 420-6609

  • Usher- Coordinator: Bob Clowers (423) 506-9251

  • Altar Server- Coordinator: Fr. Julius Abuh

  • Sacristan- Assigned for each Mass

  • Liturgical Music- Coordinator: 

                                        4 pm- Dan Callan (423)884-6760

                                        8 am- Marion Croker (423) 420-0135

                                       10 am- Jodi Swiderek (423) 420-6609

  • Art and Environment- Coordinator: Rebecca Sneed (865) 898-2108

  • Ecumenism Committee- Position Available

Altar Servers

The role of an altar server is to assist Father during the celebration of Mass. Altar servers typically carry the processional cross and liturgical candles during the entrance and exit processions, symbolizing the presence of Christ in the worship space. They assist the priest by holding liturgical books, such as the Roman Missal, ensuring seamless transitions between prayers and readings. Altar servers also help prepare the altar, arranging sacred vessels like chalices and patens. During the Eucharistic celebration, they may ring bells at the consecration, signifying the pivotal moment of transubstantiation. Additionally, altar servers play a role in the distribution of communion, holding the communion plate or chalice. Through their dedicated service, Roman Catholic altar servers contribute to the reverence and orderliness of the Mass, fostering a sense of sacredness in the worship experience. Please call the office for more information on becoming an altar server. 

Readers

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The role of Lectors is to proclaim selected scripture passages to celebrate Mass. Lectors do the First Reading, the Second reading, and the Prayers of the Faithful during Mass. Lectors should feel confident public speaking. Call the office if you would like to learn more about becoming a Lector. 

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Priest Celebrating Mass

The role of Eucharistic Ministers serve the church through communion. These selected people will assist and distribute the Holy Eucharist during Mass. All Eucharistic Ministers go through a training period to ensure proper handling rules are understood. 

Ushers

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The role of Ushers are to welcome people into the church. SJTWCC ushers have other responsibilities such as helping parishioners find open seating, ensure a smooth flow of attendees, count attendance and gather the offering collection baskets. If you are interested in becoming an Usher, please call the church office. 

Liturgical Music

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The role of music during the celebration of Mass is a vital role in enhancing worship through sound and song. The musicians at our masses contribute deeply to the sacred nature of mass. If you would like to learn more about the music in our parish please contact one of the music coordinators. If you are interested in joining the group of talented musicians at any of our mass times, please call the office or the music coordinator for the mass time you are interested in playing. 

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