Altar Servers

Our dear Altar Servers, thank you for your service and dedication.

It is a great privilege to serve at the Altar of our God and therefore servers are chosen from those who display a desire for a more intimate union with Our Lord and God, Jesus Christ. Our loving Savior becomes present on the Altar, just as He was at the Last Supper and Calvary. Accordingly, servers have a solemn responsibility to do their assigned duties with dignity and reverence.

The primary duty of an Altar Server is to assist the priest, as a representative of the people of the parish, in a visible manner, as the mystery of Calvary unfolds on the Altar.All actions of the server are woven from signs and symbols whose meaning is rooted in the works of creation and in human culture, specified by events in the Old Testament and fully revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is imperative that all servers do their assigned tasks in the prescribed form and manner.

Contact the Parish Office and ask for the current contact person for this ministry.

Ministers Of Hospitality
(Greeters & Ushers)

Greet and welcome all persons as they enter the Gathering Area before Mass. Collect the offering and guide the Communion procession. Bid farewell at the end of Mass, pass out bulletins, and tidy up the church for the next Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity for families. (Open to everyone! “On the job training” is provided. Service – choice of Mass, each weekend for one month, alternating months.)

Contact Jim Hojnacki at (616) 455-9357.

Eucharistic Ministers

Assist with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at weekend liturgies.  Several Eucharistic Ministers are needed every weekend.  (Open to men and women of the parish, confirmed and 16 years and older. One training session is required.  Service – choice of Mass.)

Contact Wayne Ball at  466-9470.

Lectors

Serve as part of a two-person team, proclaiming the Word of God at weekend and special liturgies, prayers of the faithful, and announcements during Mass. (Open to adults, 10th grade & up. One training session is required. Choice of mass – once or twice every 2 months.  

Contact Mike Bush at (616) 538-4342 or mikebush@iserv.net

Music Ministers

Open to musicians age 16 and up, this ensemble plays the Saturday 5:00 Mass weekly and rehearses once per month on a Tuesday evening and at 4:00 each Saturday.

Contact the Emily Rushmore for more info.

Art & Environment

Help to plan and decorate the church for various liturgical seasons and special events. Open to men, women, and young adults. (Service is seasonal)

  • Contact the Parish Office and ask for the current contact person for this ministry.

Social Commission

Our Social Commision operates in 3 groups:

  • Men’s Group: Men of St. Mary Magdalen working together to foster spirituality, service, and social activities within the parish community, in accordance with the traditions and teachings of the Catholic Church. Open to all men of the parish. Meets every 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:30.

  • Women’s Guild: Opportunities for spiritual growth, service to others, and community building with other women of the parish. The Guild also has a Craft Sale in December and a Spring Rummage Sale. Open to all women of the parish. Watch the bulletin for the dates and details of our monthly luncheon meeting
    • Contact the Parish Office and ask for the current contact person for this ministry.

  • Young-At-Heart: Opportunities for spiritual growth, service to others, and community building with other seniors of the parish. Open to all parishioners age 50 and older. Meets every 2nd Thursday of each month with a potluck at 12:00 p.m.
    • Contact the Parish Office and ask for the current contact person for this ministry.