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Marriage Preparation Facilitator Couples

Liturgical Ministries

Couples entering into Catholic Marriage are required to attend a marriage preparation class and to complete the FOCCUS premarital inventory. Facilitator training involves several sessions to learn the theology of the sacrament of Marriage, facilitation skills and how to discuss issues that affect married couples. Facilitators must be Practicing Catholic couples, married at least five years themselves, who wish to help engaged couples form the basis for a long and happy Christian marriage.

St. Michael Parish provides marriage prep classes to engaged couples four times a year, twice on a Saturday morning and twice on a Tuesday evening. Marriage Prep facilitator couples are trained in the use of the Archdiocesan marriage prep program and shadow an active facilitator couple.

The FOCCUS premarital inventory is taken online by engaged couples. FOCCUS facilitator couples receive online training from FOCCUS and shadow an active FOCCUS facilitator couple before beginning this ministry. They learn how to interpret the FOCCUS report and go over it with the engaged couple one on one.

For more information about this ministry or to become a facilitator, contact Pat Chuchla in the Worship Office, pchuchla@saintmike.com or call at 708-873-4652.

Our Liturgical and Music Ministries

Altar Servers

Altar Servers (Boys and Girls) assist with duties for the priest/deacon during Mass.

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Art & Environment

Many talents are needed to make our worship spaces prayerful and worthy.

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Cantors / Psalmists

Singers who lead the Assembly in its song and in the proclamation of the Psalm.

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Choirs

Choirs provide the Gift of Music and accompany the Liturgical Assembly in songs.

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Extraordinary Ministers

EOM’s recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom they offer Eucharist.

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Lectors

Adult and Student Lectors bring the Living Word of God to the Liturgical Assembly.

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Liturgical Dancers

Liturgical Dancers assist our prayer by gestured responses and interpretive dance.

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Musicians

Talented Instrumentalists who share their gift of making music among the choirs.

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Sacristans

Sacristans are dedicated individuals who have the gift of seeing “the big picture.”

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Ushers

Ushers serve as ministers of hospitality and serve the needs of the Assembly.

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YPLW

Liturgy of the Word for Pre-K to Grade 4. Adults Facilitate / Children Proclaim.

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Baptism Facilitators

Facilitators meet with parents to prepare them in their Baptism role as Christian parents.

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Marriage Prep Facilitators

Facilitators help engaged couples form the basis for a Christian marriage.

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Wedding Rehearsal Facilitators

Walk with couples through the rehearsal and the wedding Mass or ceremony.

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