Altar Servers are a necessary liturgical function by assisting priests and deacons before, during, and after the liturgy. They are chosen from volunteer candidates who are in the 4th grade through high school and have received the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist. Altar Servers assist the celebrant at Sunday Masses, Eucharistic Adoration, as well as other liturgies throughout the year. For more information, contact the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-835-0324.
Live Stream Ministry
The Live Stream Ministry is dedicated to making the sacred liturgy available to the sick and homebound of our community. Serving on a scheduled rotation, volunteers manage our newly installed camera system to create a high-quality live stream video to our at home parishioners. Volunteers also serve as needed for special occasions such as First Communion, Confirmation, and funerals. The system is easy to use, requiring roughly a 20 minute training. We welcome any adult or teen willing to serve. If you are interested in becoming trained for or learning about this ministry, contact Media & Catechetical Director Audrey Huck at email@example.com.
St. Angela Parish is blessed with three choirs. We have a Children’s Choir which serves primarily for school and school functions. We also have an Adult Choir which serves for Sunday Masses and special liturgies. The Praise and Worship Choir leads our 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass.
The Adult Choir is a part of the parish music ministry and serves the church community by enhancing liturgical celebrations with music and song. Membership is open to those in high school and older. No experience is necessary. Adult Choir meets weekly to rehearse in the church on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. If anyone would like to learn more about the choir, please email Kimberly Mouledoux at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children’s Choir is a service organization for St. Angela Merici school children in 3rd-7th grades. Children in the choir learn what it means to sing from their hearts to the Lord with talents that God has given them. The Parish family benefits from the effectiveness that comes when we allow God to use us as His instrument for His Glory. The choir leads school mass and also leads the 9:30am Sunday Mass on the second Sunday of each month. Rehearsals are on Wednesday afternoons at 3:15pm. If you would like information about the Children’s Choir, email Kimberly Mouledoux at email@example.com.
Praise & Worship Choir
The Praise and Worship Choir is a new addition to our music ministry. This Choir adds to the Eucharist celebration at Mass by performing more contemporary hymns at our 5pm Mass. For more information, contact Katarina Boudreaux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This ministry is designed for Pre-K 4, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders. Volunteer leaders breakdown the Sunday readings for our little ones through sharing stories and singing songs during 9:30am Mass. Any child in this age group may participate. For more information, please contact Tiffany Stutzenbecker at TLWelch@cox.net or Lauren Morvant at email@example.com.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) offer the Body and Blood of Christ at our weekday and weekend Masses and assist in bringing Holy Communion to homebound of our parish. Before beginning in this ministry, interested persons meet for an interview with Father Beau and then must participate in a basic formation workshop conducted by the Archdiocesan Office of Worship, with a follow-up session here in the parish.
Upon completion of the training, the Archbishop then delegates them for a five-year term of service. Those who come forward for this ministry must be 18 years of age, have received the sacraments of initiation and, if married, be validly married in the Church. Those who minister Holy Communion must be faithful to Sunday Mass, have a true devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.
For the Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion per the Archdiocese of New Orleans, please click HERE.
The Funeral Ministry consists of parishioners, (Liturgy Assistants), who help the family plan the liturgy for the funeral with emphasis on family member participation, if this is desired. At the planning session, which takes about an hour, readings are chosen and copies are given for the participants. Since live music is an integral part of Catholic funerals, the Liturgy Assistant contacts the organist with the songs chosen. The organist in turn contacts the cantor. The Assistant attends the funeral and acts as a guide for the participants. We offer our support, love and compassion in their time of need. For more information, please contact Donna McNamara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readers proclaim the readings of Scripture at Weekday and Weekend Masses. Readers meet with Deacon Nick Chetta for an orientation and receive a Reader workbook that assists them with the mass readings. For more information, contact Deacon Nick Chetta at email@example.com.
Ushers are the face of our parish. They are the first people visitors and parishioners meet as they enter the church. They play an important role in our parish by helping people feel welcome and appreciated. A friendly smile or handshake goes a long way. Ushers also assist in taking up the weekly collections at Mass, as well as guiding parishioners in the Communion line.at Mass, as well as guiding parishioners in the Communion line. For more information, please contact Jason Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This parish-wide ministry is open to all parishioners and school families. Each weekend a family or individual agrees to receive the Vocation Cross at one of the weekend Masses and prays in their homes for vocations. After praying for vocations during the week, the cross is returned to Mass the following weekend. All are encouraged to participate and pray for vocations to the religious life. For more information, please contact Fr. Peter at email@example.com.