The Liturgical Ministries concentrate on the various details of making the Mass and Sacraments available to the congregation. Individual ministries are also dedicated to creating a rich and meaningful liturgical experience for parishioners and visitors.
Adult Altar Servers
Adult men and women offer assistance to the Priest during funeral Masses. Contact Karen Molitor at 716-632-8838 Ext. 4.
Youth in grades 4 and up assist the Priest during Sunday Mass and other liturgical services. Contact William Olgilvie at 716-523-9518.
Eucharistic Adoration is an informal ministry that offers prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament every Thursday evening from 8 to 9:00pm and on First Fridays from 9:30am until Noon from September thru May. Contact Don and Barb Gill at 716-634-1048 regarding Thursday evening adoration.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
More commonly known as Eucharistic Ministers, this ministry is dedicated to assisting with the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass and to the sick and homebound. Contact Amy Vukelic for more information at 716-632-8838, ext. 9.
Volunteers welcome attendees upon arrival at Mass, assist with the seating of the congregation and coordinate the taking up of the offering during Mass. Contact Amy Vukelic at 632-8838 ext. 9.
Adult volunteers serving as lectors are responsible for proclaiming the scriptures at Mass, Prayers of the Faithful, along with any parish announcements. Contact Gary Starck at 716-634-8595.
Laundering of small linens needed for Mass is provided through this ministry. If interested in joining contact Annette Youngs 633-8639
Liturgical Planning Committee
This committee plans the liturgy and environment for each liturgical feast and season. Contact Fr. John Leising at 716-632-8838, ext. 308.
Nativity has a full range of musical ministries serving the weekend liturgies. They range from organist and cantor to full choir. There is a also Teen Music Group which sings and plays at 5:00 Mass every 2nd and 4th Sunday. We will be starting a Youth Choir for 9:30 Mass soon! For more information, contact Bob Volkman, Director of Music, at 716-465-3501.
Sunday Liturgy of the Word for Children
Available during the 9:30am Mass from September through May, this ministry strives to make the Mass and readings understandable for children. The children meet in the Paa center for age-appropriate instruction during the Liturgy of the Word, and then rejoin their parents to complete the celebration of the liturgy.