An Annulment (or Declaration of Nullity) is a declaration by a Church tribunal (a Catholic church court) that a marriage thought to be valid according to Church law actually fell short of at least one of the essential elements required for a binding union.
Though often misunderstood, the annulment process can, in fact, be a source of healing after a broken marriage.
– From the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website
What are the Church Teachings regarding Annulments? How long is the process? If a marriage is declared null, does it mean that the marriage never existed? Get the facts to these questions and more at For Your Marriage, an initiative of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Deacon Mike Muse
Arts & Environment
The Arts and Environment Ministry implements an environment in and around the sanctuary of the church. This ministry strives to enhance the beauty and reverent environment for the celebration of Mass in conjunction with the feast days and liturgical seasons.
Bereavement and Funeral Ministry
The Bereavement and Funeral Ministry responds to families who are grieving the death of a loved one. Bereavement Team members listen to the needs of the family and help them plan the Mass of Christian Burial so that the liturgy reflects the wishes and needs of the family. The Bereavement Minister will be present at the funeral to be a supportive presence for the family.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the Ordinary Ministers, Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Our Lord when the Priest requires assistance.
All ministers of Holy Communion should receive sufficient spiritual, theological, and practical preparation to fulfill their role with knowledge and show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine.
Ken & Sue Ann Klaber
Sacristans & Mass Coordinators
Sacristans train Mass Coordinators, clean liturgical vessels, and order the hosts and wine used to celebrate the Eucharist. Mass Coordinators are responsible for making sure liturgical ministers roles are covered for the celebration of Mass and finding replacements for the no shows.
Sound Tech Ministry
Sound Techs assure the audio and visual media is effectively used at liturgical celebrations and occasional events.
Responsibilities include adjusting the soundboard so the assembly can clearly hear what is spoken or sung, audio recordings, and announcement reels and worship lyrics.
Ushers welcome all worship and assist them through greeting, helping people find a place to sit, collecting the offertory collection and assisting with the preparation of the gifts and communion procession.