Holy Redeemer Liturgy Commission plans and provides for the spiritual development of each member of the community through liturgical celebrations.
“Liturgical actions are not private actions but celebrations of the Church itself, which is the ‘sacrament of unity,’ namely, a holy people assembled and ordered under the bishops; therefore, liturgical actions pertain to the whole body of the Church and manifest and affect it, but they affect the individual members of the Church in different ways according to the diversity of orders, functions, and actual participation.”
(Canon No. 837, #1)
Our Liturgy Ministries and Groups
A sub-committee of the Catholic Women’s League that coordinates volunteers to care for the altar and sanctuary. All are welcome to work on a “as available” basis.
Interested in helping, contact Sue Darcy at 314-740-6340.
Boys and girls, fifth grade and older, assist the priest by serving at Sunday and Weekday Masses. Schedule of assignments is created every four months, beginning in February. They also assist at funerals, weddings and other liturgical functions.
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Interested in becoming an altar server, contact the Rectory Office at 314-962-0038.
Expectant and new parents are offered the opportunity to reflect on the Catholic Faith which they desire to hand on to their child. Parents must register for baptism and attend a baptismal class, if they have not participated in a previous session.
Contact the Rectory at 314-962-0038.
Each Tuesday beginning at 9:00 am and concluding Wednesday at 6:00 am parishioners and visitors are invited to spend a holy hour with the Eucharist. Every week volunteers commit to a specific hour during the 21-hour adoration session.
For more info please call Ann Wollaeger at 314-420-8050.
Participants are asked to assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass and to the homebound in the parish.
Interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister, contact the Rectory office at 314-962-0038.
Adult parishioners who proclaim the Scriptures during the Liturgy of the Word at all Masses; i.e. Sunday, weekdays, holidays and Holy Days. Sunday schedules are created three times a year for a four month period beginning in February, June and October.
Interested in becoming a Lector, contact Cathy Jeep via email [email protected].
There are numerous ways you can be involved in Music Ministry at Holy Redeemer. Read about our different groups below, and contact our Music Director, Todd Senzig, by email at [email protected]g.
The cantor is an important part of our liturgies and serves a two-fold role. First, the cantor serves as the Psalmist who proclaims the Responsorial Psalm as an essential part of the Liturgy of the Word. Secondly, they serve as a song leader who helps to guide the assembly in their sung parts of the liturgy. This role involves a degree of confidence, preparation, practice, and prayer, and those wishing to serve in this capacity must possess some basic musical knowledge and pass an audition. Concurrent membership in the Parish Choir (or some other facet of music ministry) is strongly encouraged but not required. Anyone interested in serving as a cantor is welcome to contact the Music Director to schedule an audition.
The choir is the main liturgical music group in the Roman Rite. As there are sung parts of the liturgy that are specific to the choir, just like there are those that are specific to the priest and to the congregation, they assist us in not only singing at Mass, but they are also in integral part of singing the Mass. The choral repertoire at Holy Redeemer is diverse, spanning from Gregorian chant, Renaissance and classical motets, hymnody, and folk and modern music which has evolved in liturgical use since the 1960s. Anyone in the parish high school age or older is welcome to join the choir. Music reading ability is certainly helpful but
is not a “must.” The choir sings every other weekend (typically at the 9:00 mass, but not always) from September through Pentecost (late May or early June) and there is an hour and a half rehearsal each week on Thursdays at 7:15. Please contact the Music Director for more information.
Our handbell choir performs several times each year on special feast days to add jubilance to the celebration. Basic music reading skills are helpful, though there is no audition. Due to the limitations imposed by the number of bells in our three octave set of Schulmerich handbells, only a limited number of ringers can be active in the handbell choir at any one time. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays at 6:15 PM. Please contact the Music Director if you are interested in being part of this dedicated group.
To bring some diversity to our liturgical music offerings and to add to the celebratory nature of certain feasts, a variety of instruments are engaged throughout the year both in conjunction with the choir or in smaller ensembles. Guitarists, string and wind players, etc., are encouraged to contact the music director to see how you might get involved. Instruments are engaged depending on the needs of the repertoire or liturgical celebration. We are looking to utilize instrumentalists more frequently, particularly in collaboration with the parish choir. Instrumentalists are typically not bound to a rehearsal schedule, although group rehearsals may periodically be scheduled.
The Music Director serves as the principal keyboardist for Sunday liturgies at Holy Redeemer. However, keyboardists from around the area play here regularly for wedding and funeral liturgies and as substitutes. If you are proficient on piano and/or organ and would like to have your name added to the list, please contact the Music Director.
Greeters personally welcome those who come to worship., recognizing the presence of Christ in those they greet. They may also assist in distributing worship aids as needed.
Ushers welcome the stranger and friend, help people find seats in church, take up the collection and coordinate the presentation of the wine and bread.
Interested in becoming a Greeter or Usher, please contact Mike Barnes 314-962-0933.
Holy Redeemer Events
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Father Kevin Schmittgens
HOLY REDEEMER MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Weekday: M-F 6:15 & 8:15 AM (September-May)
M-F 6:15 & 8:00 AM (June-August)