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Our Parish

Ministries and Outreach

There are a multitude of opportunities for Christian service at Church of the Advent. Listed below is a selection of the ministries we offer:



The Acolytes assist at the Masses on Sundays and weekdays. They may bear torches, carry the crucifix or incense, serve as subdeacon or master of ceremonies, or assist the celebrant at low Masses. Acolytes must be communicants in good standing.

Contact Information

Fr Paul Allick

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild makes the material preparations for services at the altar. Members clean and care for the sacred vessels, maintain and set out the vestments and linens, and put these items away after Masses. Most of the work is done on Saturdays and Sundays. Members must be communicants in good standing.

Contact Information

Suzanne Thompson

Lectors and Intercessors

Lectors read the lesson(s) at Mass; Intercessors offer the Prayers of the People.

Contact Information

Robert Ayala

Regina Coeli Cell of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham

The Regina Coeli Cell of the Society of Our Lady of Walsingham is part of an international devotional society whose principal ministry is intercessory prayer and promotion of Catholic devotion to Mary. Members pray daily according to requests from parishioners and meet quaterly to pray the Rosary and participate in a Mass for the Holy House of Walsingham.

Contact Information

Michael Stroup


The Ushers welcome and seat people at services, hands out worship materials, takes the offering, and tidies up the church after everyone leaves.

Contact Information

Chip Heath


Hospitality - St Benedict Guild

Volunteers provide light refreshments on Sundays and designated weekday Feast Days and are responsible for setup and cleanup.

Contact Information

Bonnie Barberini

Library Committee

The Library Committee oversees the parish library, which covers a full range of religious topics.

Contact Information

Suzanne Thompson

The Christian Education Committee

The Christian Education Committee plans educational programs for the parish throughout the year and assists the Rector in teaching the Inquirer's Class for those seeking confirmation or reception in the Episcopal Church.

Contact Information

Dr Lër Nelson

Behind the Scenes

Buildings & Grounds Committee

The Garden Committee maintain the church garden. They plant, prune, rake, weed and generally care for the grounds on a weekly basis.

Contact Information

Stephen Rucker

Office Volunteers

Office Volunteers assist with clerical duties as needed, such as typing, folding Mass bulletins, and preparing mailings.

Contact Information

Fr Paul Allick

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