Liturgical Volunteer Opportunities:
We would love to have you be part of our team as a liturgical volunteer to help to make Mass the place where everyone can encounter Jesus Christ. Everyone is very welcome! We provide training and formation. To get involved, please email the point person for the particular ministry:
Altar & Rosary Society
The main function of the Altar and Rosary Society is to keep “The Lord’s Home,” our church, beautiful. The society assists in the physical care of the altar and its furnishings. They do the changing and laundering of linens and any article used in church.
Meetings: Tuesday as needed, 7:30 PM, Members’ Homes
Contact: Maryanne Woerner 856-881-8308
Altar servers of the parish assist priests and the whole worshiping community in the prayerful celebration of the Eucharist. Altar servers function as Cross Bearers and Acolytes, assisting the presider and other liturgical ministers with the sacred vessels, the presentation of the gifts and the use of the Sacramentary Book. Open to adults, as well as boys and girls from the fourth grade and up, it provides the opportunity for parishioners to offer service and to be more active in their participation at Mass.
Contact: Sal Alibrando 856-881-2753 (English)
Art & Environment
Beauty is an important dimension in Catholic liturgy and worship. Every major holiday requires organizing, planning, arranging and time to be sure our church and altar are decorated to accentuate the beauty of our church and to enhance worship.
Meetings: Each Liturgical Season
Contact: Mary Anne Welsh
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Members of this ministry assist the priests with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ during the celebration of the liturgy. Ministers also bring Holy Communion to the homebound and sick. Eucharistic ministers should have a strong faith life and a deep desire to bring the Body of Christ to others. Eucharistic ministers must be at least 18 years of age, and are scheduled on a rotating basis. New ministers are subject to pastor’s approval.
Contact: Sal Alibrando 856-881-2753(English)
All that is needed for membership is a warm smile and welcoming personality. Members arrive 15 minutes prior to Mass to greet parishioners. They distribute the parish bulletin after Mass. They also assist at parish retreats, Holy Week and other special parish Liturgies and celebrations..
Contact: John & Vita DeSant (English)
Contacto: Maggie Fennal (Español)
The lector proclaims the Word of God through the reading of Scripture at Mass. In this ministry we are able to publicly witness our faith, and to come to know the Word of God more deeply. This ministry is open to confirmed parishioners at least 14 years of age. Lectors generally read at a particular Mass on a rotating basis.
Contact: Sal Alibrando (English)
Contacto: Javier Acosta (Español)
Correo Electronico: JAcosta@stbridgetup.org
The music ministry seeks to actively preserve the rich heritage of liturgical music, as well as to explore new musical directions that benefit the spirit and dignity of the liturgy. The choir enhances the liturgies with its presence. They are always open to having new members join them.
Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 7:00 PM, Church(English)
Contact: Florence Murtha
Ensayo: Domingo, 12:00 PM, En la Iglesia(Español)
Contacto: Rey Gonzales
St. Bridget Parish is blessed with a number of prayer groups. The groups of men and women meet to pray, read scripture selections for the following Sunday and share their faith. The meeting continues with a discussion followed by prayers and petitions for our children, families and special intentions. They meet at each other’s homes. Meeting times and frequency varies from group to group. Coffee, cake and socialization follow.
Contact: Deacon Joe Loungo 856-589-1863
Contacto: Diacono Samuel Soto 609-420-6015
Correo Electronico: SSoto@stbridgetup.org
St. Gerard Society
St. Gerard Majella is the patron saint of expectant mothers/parents and unborn children and has been adopted as the unofficial patron of the pro-life movement. The St. Gerard Society fosters devotion to St. Gerard through novenas and prayers. This ministry celebrates new life when a child is born or adopted. In keeping with the Italian tradition, both men and women are encouraged to join. The Society also works with the diocese in organizing a Diocesan Mass in honor of St. Gerard, which is celebrated annually here at the Church of St. Bridget in October.
Our motto: Here the will of God is done, as God wills and as long as God wills. –St. Gerard of Majella
Contact: Bill Van Dusen 856-881-6146(Ingles)
Ministry of Ushers
The Ministry of Ushers is a vital part of a vibrant weekend Mass. Ushers take a head count of all the people present in church at Mass. They take up the offertory collection. They must be friendly, caring, out-going and willing to serve all parishioners in a Christ-like manner. They also assist in seating people when Mass is crowded, such as during the Christmas Masses.
Meetings: Wednesday, as needed.
Contact: Morse Flamma
Reuniones: miércoles, según sea necesario.
Contacto: Javier Acosta