With your help, we will be able to celebrate Sunday Mass at St. Joseph High School beginning Sun. Oct. 2. At first, there will be one Mass, at 11:00am, with set-up beginning at 9:30am.

As the community becomes more able to gather in larger numbers, we can consider adding a second Mass.

A significant number of those whose former dedication to preparing the gym for Mass are no longer able to continue or must cut back their participation. Accordingly, we need new people to take up this task.

“Set-up” involves putting out chairs, the Altar, Pulpit, sound system, projector, a few tables and the like. “Take-down” after Mass is faster; we simply put everything away so that the gym is ready for school use. ‘Many hands make light work’, cuts down the time needed and allows us to have alternating teams. As before, some of the Confirmation candidates will be on teams (supervised by their parents) to assist with this work.

Many, but not all, those involved in the liturgical ministries – sacristans, readers, ministers of communion, choirs, ushers – are returning, so we need volunteers for these roles as well. In particular, the Children’s Liturgy program will need new people.

To assist with set-up / take-down, contact Liem Nguyen ([email protected]) or Janice Pilgrim ([email protected]). For the liturgical ministries, contact your co-ordinator or Janice Pilgrim ([email protected]).

Of course, any time you arrive early or don’t need to rush away, you can pitch in.

We all look forward to once more gathering together around the Table of Lord.