Worship

Audio/Video Ministry

img_1263This ministry focuses on the projection of artwork, pre-Mass announcements, and lyrics to songs on the large screens. Members of the team run the cameras and video equipment to project the PowerPoint slides and camera views (e.g. for baptisms) before and during the celebration of the Eucharist. In addition, the 9:30am Sunday Mass and other special celebrations are streamed live via the internet for our homebound parishioners and those who are unable to celebrate with us in our church.

Contact: Matt Titus
Phone: (727) 733-3776

Altar Servers

This important ministry of serving at Mass is available to all boys and girls of the parish who have made their first Communion and are in 4th through 12th grade. Altar Servers serve a minimum of one Mass a month with opportunities to serve special Masses, including funerals and weddings. Training is provided.

Contact: Lisa Porthouse, Sacristan
Phone: (727) 733-3606

Church Keepers

Church Keepers keep the church clean by vacuuming, dusting and polishing.

Contact: Lisa Porthouse
Phone: (727) 733-3606

Communion to the Sick

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion take Communion to Catholic residents and patients in the hospital, nursing homes, Assisted Living Facilities and to the homebound. Our Lady of Lourdes currently serves over 400 people a week; volunteers are always needed.

Volunteers require an interview with Father Bob, procedural training, Diocesan Level II background screening, and Safe Environment Training. Family members may bring communion to their loved ones without screening and training.

Contact: Maureen McNeill
Phone: (727) 733-3606

Environment Committee

This committee is responsible for decorating the church in accordance with each of the liturgical seasons.

Contact: Lisa Porthouse, Sacristan
Phone: (727) 733-3606 ext. 248

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers are confirmed Catholics who assist our priests in the distribution of Holy Communion at our weekend and weekday Masses. Training is required.

Contact: Ellen Ficarotta
Phone: (727) 784-2489

Flower Ministry

This ministry provides the altar flowers for the Church and for the many functions held at OLL, including weddings.

Contact: Josephine DePresca
Phone: (727) 736-0193

Gift Bearers

All members of the parish are invited to bring the offertory gifts in procession at Mass. The bread and wine are striking symbols of the life we offer up to God. This is a wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or any other special event.

Contact: Kathy Bolton
Phone: (727) 784-5755

Greeters

Greeters welcome parishioners and visitors to Mass and other liturgical and social events. They make people feel happy they came and that their presence is important. The Greeter’s goal is to make all who enter feel welcome by sharing their best smile and warmest hello.

Contact: Pam Popson
Phone: (727) 787-1249

Music Ministry

Our Lady of Lourdes Music Ministry provides musical leadership to support the congregation in singing weekend and occasional weekday liturgies, and many other special liturgies throughout the year. There are two choirs, many instrumentalists, many psalmists/cantors and the Life Teen Band. All are welcome! There is no previous training necessary to join the choirs.

Contact: Deborah Renfroe Director of Music Ministries
Phone: (727) 733-3606

Parish Vocation Enrichment Team - Traveling Chalice

Our mission is to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life within our parish community through prayer, worship, education and fellowship. Our major focus is the Traveling Chalice, Vocations Awareness Week, and World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Set aside time each day to pray for Vocations. Receive the chalice at Mass and reverently display it in your home for one week.

Contact (PVET): Parish Office
Phone: (727) 733-3606

Traveling Chalice:
Contact for 5pm Vigil Mass : Veronica Keith
Phone: (727) 738-4798
Contact for 7:30am Mass : Mary Vendetti
Phone: (727) 365-5365
Contact for 9:30am Mass: Karen Cox
Phone: (727) 736-1033
Contact for 11:30am Mass: Pam Popson
Phone: (727) 787-1249
Contact for 5pm Mass: Gerry Klag
Phone: (727) 515-0159

Readers

Readers proclaim God’s Word at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. A love of God’s Word and prayerful preparation is necessary to fulfill this ministry successfully. Volunteers require training, which is provided both at the parish and diocesan level.

Contact (Weekend Masses): Mark Besch
Phone: (813) 334-9732
Contact (Weekday Masses): Maria Smetana
Phone: (727) 736-9388

Ushers

Ushers aim to make each and every parishioner and guest feel welcome, wanted, valued and special. Ushers are always needed!

Contact: Rob Jones
Phone: (727) 543-5964