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Our Liturgical ministries welcome those who wish to take on an active role in the planning and execution of our services. These ministries are ideal for people who are creative, task-focused, hospitable, and who enjoy spending time “behind-the-scenes” or in front of the congregation.




Tri-Parish Cluster Liturgy Committee
Parish Office (414) 453-5192

This Committee is currently being reorganized. It will be responsible for preparing for the Cluster liturgical celebrations, which are at the heart of our worshiping communities. This includes seasonal preparations such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, and the Triduum. Specific areas of liturgy such as the Gathering Rite, the Liturgy of the Word, music, drama, and movement will also be addressed. On-going formation is a part of this ministry, which includes articles and book discussions, as well as any archdiocesan directives. This committee will meet once a month.

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Art & Environment
Parish Office (414) 453-5192

There are several times during the year in which ourworship space is prepared for the various seasonal and liturgical celebrations. Since there are a variety of tasks involved, artists and non-artists alike arewelcome. You may choose to help year-round, seasonally

or on a one-time basis.


Minister of the Word – Lector
Joe Terrian (414) 545-0780

Ministers of the Word (Lectors) proclaim the scriptures at liturgy. Interested parishioners should be articulate and comfortable reading in front of the assembly and are expected to prepare by reading and reflecting on the scriptures they are to proclaim. Lectors are assigned to liturgies according to their availability, and schedules are prepared 4 times per year. Training is provided for this ministry.

| Reader's Schedule September - November, 2016|



Eucharistic Ministers
Katie Sternemann (262) 782-0789

Eucharistic Ministers distribute the bread and wine at Communion and should have a sense of hospitality and care for people coupled with a reverence for the Eucharist. A formal training is available by calling the Parish office (414-453-5192).
Minister of Hospitality – Usher
Jim Herro via the Parish Office (414) 453-5192

This ministry is a great opportunity to meet members of the IHM community. Ministers of Hospitality are responsible for opening and locking up the church, greeting people as they arrive, giving them an order of worship, and helping them find a seat. Other duties include helping with the collection, guiding the assembly in receiving the Eucharist, distributing bulletins at the end of the liturgy, attending to people in need who become sick and the special assignment of duties for assisting at funerals. Anyone 16 years of age and older is welcome to participate in this ministry, including youth who are seeking ways to complete service hour requirements. Ministers of Hospitality are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the liturgy unless requested to arrive earlier. Training is done by “apprenticing” with another.


Liturgical Drama
Director of Liturgy and Music (414) 453-5192

There are many ways to experience the Word of God in the Scriptures. Generally we do this through spoken and liturgical music. However, there are occasions throughout the year when a dramatic presentation can help to make the scriptures come alive in a new way. If you have a love for Scripture and are comfortable being and/or speaking in front of people, prayerfullyconsider this ministry.

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Sacristans-Altar Laundry & Clean-Up
Jeanne DeDecker (262) 786-3038

Sacristy ministers may choose from a wide variety of activities including setting up for daily liturgy, stocking and/or cleaning the sacristy,  etc. The tasks you perform depend on your interests and availability. Participants in this ministry are asked to a commitment of 1-1/2 hours once or twice a month. Schedules are made based upon your availability.



Good stewards learn at the Eucharist that good stewardship is about interceding, about being concerned about others far more than we are concerned about ourselves.

Fr. J. Glenn Murray, S.J.






Liturgical Movement
Director of Liturgy and Music (414) 453-5192

The ministry of Liturgical movement may include the procession of incense, banners, and candles, as well as liturgical gestures and dance. Ministers are usually contacted for specific liturgies and seasons.

Training is available.

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