Liturgical Ministries

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.

For more information contact the parish office at parish@stangela.org.

Readers

Readers proclaim the readings of Scripture at Mass. Readers meet with Deacon Nick Chetta to receive a basic formation in proclaiming the Word of God and an orientation here in the parish before serving at Masses. For more information, contact Deacon Nick Chetta at nchetta@arch-no.org.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers serve a necessary liturgical function by assisting priests and deacons before, during, and after the liturgy. Altar Servers are chosen from volunteer candidates who are in the 4th Grade through high school (public or private) and who have received the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist. The Altar Servers assist the celebrant at Sunday Masses, funerals, weddings, and other special Masses and services. For more information, contact Fr. Dan at ddarmanin@arch-no.org.

Ushers

Ushers greet all visitors and parishioners as they enter the church. They serve an important role in our parish by helping people feel welcome and appreciated. A friendly smile or handshake can go a long way. Ushers also assist in taking up the weekly collections at Mass, as well as guiding parishioners in the Communion line. For more information, please contact Billy Steen at williamsteen@cox.net.

Music Ministry

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.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir is a service organization for St. Angela Merici school children from 3rd-7th grades. Children in the choir learn what it means to sing from their hearts to God and lead the congregation in joyful acclamation. Children’s choir meets Wednesday afternoons at 3:15 p.m. They sing for the annual Parish Caroling during the Christmas season as well as the 6:00 pm Christmas Vigil. They also sing once a month at the 9:30 a.m. Mass as well as other off-site locations. The Children’s Choir has never failed to inspire and delight all who have been fortunate enough to hear them. If you would like information about the Children’s Choir, email Kimberly Mouledoux at kmouledoux@stangelaschool.org.

Adult Choir

The St. Angela Merici Adult Choir is a part of the parish music ministry program and serves the church community by enhancing liturgical celebrations with music and song. Membership is open to all ages, high school through senior citizens. Everyone is invited to sing in the choir! Weekly rehearsals are held in the church on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. except during the summer. If anyone would like to learn more about the choir, please email Kimberly Mouledoux at kmouledoux@stangelaschool.org.

Praise & Worship Choir

The Praise and Worship Choir is a contemporary addition to our music ministry. This Choir adds to the Eucharistic celebration by leading more modern hymns at our 5:00 p.m. Mass. For more information, contact Katarina Boudreaux at migonfleur@aol.com.

Child Church

Child Church is open to all Pre-K 4 through 2nd-grade children attending the 9:30 a.m. Mass. This ministry is designed to teach the Word of God at a child’s level. For more information, please contact Tiffany Stutzenbecker at TLWelch@cox.net or Lauren Morvant at lcazay@gmail.com.