Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The ordinary ministers are the priest and deacon. The extraordinary ministers are the many lay people who help carry Christ to the community.

The role of the Eucharistic or Extraordinary Minister is to assist the smooth execution of the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ. They do this only at the time of Communion and during the rest of the Mass, they participate as a member of God’s priestly people. Extraordinary Ministers can also assist in bringing Communion to the sick or homebound.

If interested, call (618) 465-4221.

Altar Servers

The Altar Server function is a very important and honored role. In assisting Father or Deacon, the Altar Server is in a very special way, helping to offer the sacrifice of the Mass. This includes several tasks such as cross bearer, candle bearer, incense bearer, and other tasks. Altar Servers arrive 15 minutes before mass to dress and prepare.

If interested, call (618) 465-4221.


“The Mass consists in some sense of two parts, namely the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist, these being so closely interconnected that they form but one single act of worship. The role of the lector is to proclaim the Word of God at Mass.

If interested, call (618) 465-4221.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer, and rites at Mass. Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens.

If interested, call Deacon John Bretz at (618) 465-4221.

Ss. Peter & Paul Helping Hands

Helping Hands provides food or financial assistance to help those in the community who are in need. The group meets on Tuesdays at 9 am.

If interested, call (618) 462-6902.

Pro-Life Committee

Our Pro-Life Committee participates in various activities promoting the Catholic belief that Life begins at conception and ends with natural death. The main events that we participate in are 40 Days 4 Life and Lifechain Sunday. Ongoing efforts include praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet every Wednesday morning. First Friday Adoration and Benediction from 9 am to Noon and placing an article in our bulletin once a month that includes pro-life messages and meditation.

If interested, call (618) 465-4221

Friends In Time of Need

Friends In Time of Need is a committee that provides a luncheon for family and friends after a parishioner’s death. This service is offered free of charge, however, we do accept donations at the time of the gathering.

If interested, call (618) 465-4221

H.I.S. Ministry

H.I.S. Ministry or Hearts in Service is one way our parish can support each other. The group attempts to send cards, and make phone calls or visits to all our fellow parishioners who are ill, grieving, or struggling in some way. The group is careful to keep the information we share confidential. You are welcome to join the group.

If interested, call Sue Fitzgerald at (618) 530-1430.