This ministry provides members of the parish with a true opportunity to function as lay ministers by reverently assisting the priest and/or deacon during Sunday Mass and at special liturgies throughout the year
If you wish to consider this ministry, contact: Carl Meyer at 937-559-0301.
Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest in distributing the Eucharist at Mass. As a Eucharistic Minister, your duties may also include preparing the sacred vessels for the next Mass. Your obligation is scheduled monthly.
If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact Jeanette Bruns at 937-890-0096.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God clearly and understandably so that all who hear may respond. We ask all those who choose to serve Queen of Martyrs through this ministry to allow time to pray over the weekly readings, and to familiarize yourself with the readings prior to our weekend Mass.
If you wish to consider this ministry, contact: the parish office at 937-277-2092.
These ministers are sometimes referred to as Greeters. Being a welcoming community is very important to us. Ushers are the first face of the parish. They greet those coming into our church, offer assistance to those in need, deal with any emergency that may arise during Mass, distribute parish bulletins, take up the collection, and distribute other materials as needed.
If you wish to consider this ministry, please contact: Queen of Martyrs parish office at 937-277-2092 and leave a message for Keith Jones
Bringing up the gift at the Offertory gives parishioners or guests another opportunity be involved in the Mass. If the Mass is being offered for your family member or loved one, you are invited to bring up the gifts that day. Simply inform the usher at the door of the Church if you desire to provide this ministry that day. There is also a sign up sheet located on the bulletin board in the Narthex to sign up to be a gift bearer. Again, let the ushers know that you have signed up for that particular Sunday.
It has been stated that singing in church is praising the Lord twice. Come join us in the choir and double your worship of the Lord. It is really inspiring to see faces singing and enjoying the music. We encourage you to let us know what music you would like to hear. We are there to accentuate the weekly readings, and to add the meaning and experience for you.
Hope to see you soon.
Queen of Martyrs St. Vincent DePaul Conference is one of 35 conferences that comprise the Dayton District of St. Vincent DePaul. We service most of the 45414 zip code area. The services which we provide to clients are help with paying utilities, rent, and clothing and food assistance. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7pm at McAuley Hall. All are welcome to join us. You can support the Queen of Martyrs St. Vincent DePaul Ministry by using your monthly donation envelope, by donating non-perishable food items in the collection box located in Queen of Martyrs Church or by directly mailing a contribution to our St. Vincent DePaul conference to Queen of Martyrs Church, 4134 Cedar Ridge Rd. Dayton OH 45414.
MISSION: To provide our love, support and prayers for individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one as we assist them in preparing the funeral liturgy. And, to emphasize our belief that through death their loved one is passing from this life to an eternal, glorious life in heaven.
Our bereavement ministry is composed of members of the Queen of Martyrs Church community. This is an organized way of showing care and concern for families and individuals mourning the loss of a loved one. These members are committed to providing consolation and support. One important mission is to help the families of the deceased prepare a funeral liturgy.
The Church’s Role – All those who have been baptized are entitled to the full Rite of Christian Burial.
The Funeral Liturgy – This is the most important of the funeral rites. The bodily remains of the deceased are honored in the parish church. This rite is usually, but not necessarily, celebrated in the context of the Mass
The Committal – This rite takes place at the cemetery and concludes the prayerful respect given to the body of all Christians. This graveside service brings closure to the Rite of Christian Burial.
Involvement of Family and Friends at the Funeral Service – Choosing the scripture readings and music, placing the white pall on the casket, serving as pall bearers, and presenting the gifts of bread and wine are the most appropriate ways to involve loved ones in the funeral service.
The Luncheon – A member of the Queen of Martyrs bereavement ministry will contact the family to determine if a luncheon in our parish center (McAuley Hall) is desired.
Cremation – In recent years the Catholic Church has lifted the prohibition on cremation. The Church still has a strong preference for burial of the body. If cremation is chosen, it is recommended that it take place following the funeral liturgy. All Christians, including those who are cremated, are to be buried in consecrated ground or tomb. The practice of dividing or scattering ashes, or keeping the ashes at home, is not in keeping with the Church’s teachings.
Memorial Service – The Queen of Martyrs Bereavement Ministry in conjunction with the all the churches of Region 2 in Dayton also conducts an annual Memorial Service in November. At this service our deceased loved ones are remembered through songs and prayers. Those who have suffered the loss of a family member during the past year will receive a special invitation to this liturgy.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you need additional information about the Bereavement Ministry or if you would like to join this ministry, please contact Ruth Hirt at 937-890-7862 or Charlotte Minnelli 937-890-1951