St. Bernard Parish
547 Elm Street
Rockport, IN 47635
St. Bernard Catholic Church in Rockport, Indiana

Liturgy Commission

The Liturgy Commission helps guide how the parish community worships and celebrates the Liturgy. In collaboration with the Pastor, the Liturgy Commission plans the seasons and feasts of the Church’s Liturgical Year, sacramental celebrations, and other liturgical events. If you would like more information concerning this commission, please call Deacon Mike or Karen Waninger at (812) 362-8726.

The Liturgy Commission also includes:

Decorating Committee

In consultation with the Liturgy Commission, the Decorating Committee plans and executes the art and environment for the major seasons and feasts of the Church year. It also strives to produce a pleasing and prayerful atmosphere through the worship space during other times of the year as well. For more information contact Karen Waninger at (812) 362-8726.

Music Ministers

Here at St. Martin we are proud of our choir, cantors and instrumentalists. The Adult Choir sings at Christmas and on special occasions. Cantors sing at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass and on Holy Days of Obligation, as well as other special occasions. We are currently looking into forming a Children’s Choir and could use more instrumentalists. If you would like to know more about, or would like to become a part of this fun-filled ministry, please contact Karen Waninger at (812) 362-8726.

Liturgical Ministers

“I don’t get anything out of Mass.” “Mass is boring!” Have you or your children thought or said this? If so, this is your chance to change this feeling!

The church’s liturgical ministry gives members of our parish an opportunity to share their gifts and talents with their fellow parishioners, and to help enhance the liturgies. Liturgical ministers include Lectors, who proclaim or read the first two readings, sometimes the Responsorial Psalm, and the Prayers of the Faithful. Greeters are the people you meet as you come to Mass and who pass out bulletins at the end of Mass. Gift Bearers present the gifts of bread and wine during the Preparation of Gifts at the Parish Liturgies. Extraordinary Ministers distribute the Eucharist and the Precious Blood. Sacristans are responsible for setting up the church for all weekend Masses and all Holy Days of Obligation. They also care for the sacred vessels, dishes and linens used for the Masses. Servers assist the priest and deacon at Mass. Children may become Servers as early as the Third Grade.

Please contact Deacon Mike Waninger at (812) 362-8726 for more information on becoming a Liturgical Minister.

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