Altar Servers: The Altar Server ministry offers children and adults an opportunity
to be directly involved with the celebration of the liturgy. Altar servers assist the
presider during mass, serve the parish family by assisting in the celebration of the
liturgy and serve God through worship and prayer. We encourage parents and
children to serve together. This is a wonderful way to honor God as a family.
Required training is provided.
Music Ministry: Music plays a very important part of our worship at Sacred
Heart. Vocal, choral, and instrumental music also enhances our liturgies. All those
with musical talents are encouraged to participate in the various music ministries.
Photo of Dr. Olav Hodne greeting Mother Teresa for the Nobel Peace Prize, 1979
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Worship Ministries
Ushers: The ushers' responsibilities include seating the congregation, offertory
collection, selecting a family for the offertory of the gifts, making sure that the
movement of the people during communion is organized and orderly, and to provide
for the comfort and convenience of the worshipers. New ushers are always
welcome. Participation is not limited to individuals; we encourage families to join as
a group.
Eucharistic Adoration Ministry: This ministry is designed to perpetuate the
adoration of Jesus, present in the Holy Eucharist, which is held in reserve in our
chapel. The goal is to have at least one person in adoration every hour of every day.
Volunteers reserve one hour per week, which will be their special time to spend in
prayer with Jesus. This practice of perpetual adoration is capable of producing
tremendous benefits for us, for our parish and for the whole world.
Eucharistic Ministers: "I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh
for the life of the world." (John 6:15) To administer the Eucharist to the people of
God is one of the greatest capacities in which we can serve. Faithful members of
our parish are always needed for this very important ministry. Volunteers are also
needed to administer the Eucharist in nursing homes and to our homebound
Greeters: The objective of this ministry is to greet everyone as they enter and
leave the church, just as we would greet our friends and family as they enter our
homes. This is our parish family and we want to welcome one and all. If you
would like to become a part of this ministry, no special training or talent is
necessary. You only need to be able to smile and say "Good morning or afternoon",
or "Welcome to Sacred Heart." Children or grandchildren are welcome to greet with

"For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave
Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in;"
- Matthew 25:35
Hospitality: The goal of the Hospitality Ministry is to show the love of Christ to
our parishioners and guests. Through a personal contact as an usher, greeter or
hospitality member our welcome begins a relationship with our community.
Lectors: An integral part of the sacrifice of the Mass is the Liturgy of the Word.
As authorized since Vatican II, we have had an active group of parishioners
participating in this ministry. They proclaim the Word of God, and lead the
congregation in prayer. Members of the parish are encouraged to serves as lectors.
After receiving proper instruction, they are scheduled at regular intervals to carry
out this ministry.
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