St. Francis Xavier Parish
De Pere, Wisconsin

Liturgical Ministries

Please contact the Parish Office, for more information about or to volunteer for any committee.


The Worship Committee strives to meet the spiritual needs of the parish by providing meaningful liturgical celebrations. The committee helps coordinate volunteers who assist with worship and the environment, including altar servers, Ministers of the Eucharist, Ministers of the Word (Lectors/Commentators), Ministers of Hospitality/Ushers, Choir, Funeral Choir, and Funeral Dinners.


The creative, artistic talents of our parishioners are called forth to enhance the worship experience by assisting in the decoration of our church during various liturgical seasons and special occasions. Volunteers are crucial in maintaining the beauty and cleanliness of our church and grounds all year round. Assistance in mowing and trimming the grass areas, planting and upkeep of gardens, Spring & Fall clean-up, and snow removal are gratefully appreciated.


Lector/Commentators are confirmed men and women of the parish who have been trained to proclaim Scripture during the liturgical celebrations. Lectors who make a regular practice of prayer and meditation on the pages of Scripture enhance and nourish both themselves and the church community. They are responsible for the opening introduction, announcements and Prayers of the Faithful. Lector/Commentators are asked to volunteer in rotation on a regular schedule. Training is provided.


Ministers of the Eucharist are parish community members called forth to assist the priest in distributing the blessed bread during Mass. A Eucharistic Minister is required to be a confirmed Catholic and a registered member of the parish living in harmony with the faith. Volunteers are asked to serve in rotation on a regular schedule. Training is provided. Eucharistic Ministers may also assist in providing communion to the homebound.


Ministers of Hospitality are men and women of the parish who are willing to assist others during the Liturgy (Mass). Ushers assist before, during and after Mass. They help people find a seat, pass the collection basket and bring it to the Altar during the Offertory, alert the priest or Eucharistic Minister about those who are unable to get to the altar for communion, distribute church bulletins, and lock the doors. At times, one person may be responsible for both the Greeter and Usher responsibilities. Both ministries require dedicated, responsible people. Training is provided.


Music ministry at St. Francis Xavier is very important to the overall worship experience. Talented musicians, cantors and singers – adults or high school students – are welcome to share their talent with the community.

The Divinity Choir, under the direction of Ed Selinsky, consists of talented parishioners from St. Mary and St. Francis Xavier who sing at Mass once a month at each church and on special days from September to May.

The Funeral Resurrection Choir consists of talented members from St. Francis Xavier and St. Mary parishes who sing at funerals under the direction of Karen Miller.