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Sacristan
Organize and help set up the sacred vessels, books, and other items for weekday and weekend Masses.  Training is provided.
Contact:  Sr. Joan Fink, 651-228-1169

Greeter
Greeters act as Ministers of Hospitality at the doors of church to welcome parishioners and guests as they arrive for weekend and Holy Day Masses.  Families may serve as greeters together!
St. Francis Contact:  Pat Fowler, 651-225-9365
St. James Contact:  Rose-Marie Barton, 651-292-0439

Mass Server
Youth parishioners in grades 3 to 8 and high school, either from St. Francis-St. James United School or from public school, assist the priest at Mass on weekends and at special celebrations.  All who fulfill their duties during the year are invited to a special "thank-you" gathering.  Training is provided.
Contact:  Sr. Joan Fink, 651-228-1169

Lector
Lectors deliver God's Word through the readings at Masses and special church liturgies/services throughout the church year.  High school youth and adults are encouraged to become lectors at either church.  Training is provided.
St. Francis Contact:  Pat Fowler, 651-225-9365
St. James Contact:  Jean Rieck, 651-297-0430

Eucharistic Minister
Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist during the celebration of the Mass.  Eucharistic Ministers may also choose to take Holy Communion to shut-ins and others who are unable to attend Mass, but that is not a requirement to become a Eucharistic Minister.  The appointment is for three years, and may be renewed.  Training is provided.
For Communion delivery to shut-ins
     Contact Sr. Joan Fink, 651-228-1169
St. Francis Contact:  Pat Fowler, 651-225-9365
St. James Contact:  Jean Rieck, 651-297-0430

Gift-Bearer
Enjoy the very special privilege of carrying the gifts of bread and wine to the altar during the Offertory of the Mass.  Is there a special day or special Mass where you'd like to honor a loved one or special event?  Call one of the contact people to sign up for that special day and pray for your special intention as you walk to the altar.  No special training is necessary.  What a wonderful way for families to share the Mass together in a special way.
St. Francis Contact:  Pat Fowler, 651-225-9365
St. James Contact:  Jean Rieck, 651-297-0430

Usher
Assist at weekend and holy day liturgies with the flow of people before Mass, during Communion distribution, and after Mass as needed.  Assist with money collection during the Offertory and at other times as needed.  Adults and senior high school youth are encouraged to volunteer.
Contact:  Parish Office, 651-228-1169

Piano Accompanist
The pianist accompanies the cantors at Saturday and Sunday Masses as well as the choir which sings during the fall, winter and spring Mass season. A schedule is prepared well in advance, and accompanists can usually choose which Masses and/or days to assist. Music selections are provided. For more information, call the contact person.
Contact:  Kathy O’Neill, 651-222-7655

Adult Choir
This four-part choir enhances the beauty of music while encouraging the participation of the congregation at the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass at the St. Francis Campus and at special celebrations at both campuses.  The group generally rehearses on Tuesdays at 7:45 p.m. at St. Francis Church, but days and times may occasionally change.  Call the director to confirm rehearsal days and times.
Director:  Paul Hermann, 651-222-1277

Resurrection Funeral Choir
This choir provides music accompaniment for funeral Masses.  There are no set rehearsal times and no set performance times.  Members are called as funerals occur.  Call either contact person for more information or to have your name put on the call list.
St. Francis Contact:  Delores Tschida, 651-222-1297
St. James Contact:  Lorayne Locke, 651-698-7065

Cantor
Lead the congregation in sung prayer.  Cantors are needed primarily for Saturday evening and early Sunday morning Masses.  Adult Choir members cover 10 am Mass during fall, winter and spring, but cantors are needed through the summer.  It is not necessary to be a choir member in order to be a cantor.  The seasonal cantor schedule is prepared well in advance.  Accompaniment and music selections are provided.
Contact:  Kathy O’Neill, 651-222-7655

 

Mass Times

Weekend Mass
Saturdays:
4:00 pm
St. Francis Campus

Sundays:
7:30 am
St. Francis Campus

9:30 am
St. Francis Campus

11:30 am
St. Francis Campus
(Spanish Mass)

Daily Mass 
Mon - Fri
8:00 am
St. Francis Campus

Confessions
Mondays
8:30 am
St. Francis Campus

Saturdays
2:30 pm
St. Francis Campus