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St. Francis de Sales

Liturgical Life

Gift Bearers

Families or groups are invited to present the gifts of the congregation during Mass.  Contact an usher before Mass if you are interested.


Liturgy Working Group

The Liturgy Working Group supports the Pastor in the preparation of the Sacred Liturgy, especially the great Solemnities of Christmas and Easter.  They also help coordinate the different ministries so that the congregation is able to enter more fully into their ministries as Ushers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers and Servers. 

Contact: Liturgy Working Group Contacts  


Altar Servers

Altar Servers serve an important liturgical function by assisting the Presider before, during, and after the liturgy, and serving as prayer leaders for the people.  Mature boys and girls in third grade or above, as well as adults, are eligible to enter the altar server program.  

Contact:  Cathy Brill,


Extraordinary Minister

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the clergy, when needed, in the distribution of Holy Communion at Holy Mass. They may also be commissioned by the Pastor to take Holy Communion to the sick or homebound. All individuals who are over the age of 16 may participate in this ministry after approval from the Pastor. All EMHC must be commissioned by the Pastor to exercise this ministry.  

Contact:  Grace Wright,



Proclaiming the Word of God has always been a fundamental part of the Catholic Liturgy.  Lectors read the scripture and the Prayers of the Faithful from the pulpit.  All individuals who are confirmed are invited to participate in this ministry.

Contact: Luke Nutter, 740-967-2512



Ushers serve the parish community by greeting people as they arrive, escorting people to their seats, gathering and securing collections, assisting in taking gifts of bread and wine to the altar, directing the flow of those going to communion and handing out bulletins at the conclusion of Sunday Mass.  All individuals are invited to participate in this ministry.

Contact: Dan Bell,


Sacristan volunteers help to prepare the worship space for its celebrations and taking care of the vigil candles located in the church.  Anyone with a desire to help beautify the church is welcome to join this group.

Contact: Martha Blowers 740-344-8077

St. Francis de Sales Parish

40 Granville St, Newark, OH 43055

St. Francis de Sales
Newark, OH

Phone:   740-345-9874


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