Worship

Worship in the faith life of a community of believers is expressed when the church gathers to celebrate the liturgy and the sacraments.

Our liturgical celebrations at Saint Margaret Mary support the Assembly’s worship with the service of liturgical ministries built on the time, talent and treasure of our people.  We strive to provide well-prepared liturgies that are supported by well-trained ministers serving as lectors, ministers of hospitality-ushers, altar servers, choir, cantors, musicians and mandated ministers of Holy Communion in a well prepared liturgical environment.

We seek to provide musical selections that reflect the scriptures of the day and which coordinate with the liturgical rites and offer a variety of styles and singable music appropriate to the season, celebration and the Assembly.

We strive to provide quality worship celebrations which reflect the liturgical documents of the Roman Catholic Church and the liturgical guidelines of the Archdiocese of Louisville.

Music Schedule for 2023-2024

Contact

Dr. Holly Smith-Brooks

Director of Liturgy & Music

Liturgical Ministries

Worship in the faith life of a community of believers is expressed when the church gathers to celebrate the liturgy and the sacraments. Our liturgical celebrations at Saint Margaret Mary support the Assembly’s worship with the service of liturgical ministries built on the time, talent and treasure of our people. We strive to provide well-prepared liturgies that are supported by well-trained ministers serving as lectors, ministers of hospitality-ushers, altar servers, choir, cantors, musicians and mandated ministers of Holy Communion in a well prepared liturgical environment.

Usher/Greeter

Ushers and greeters are outgoing and friendly persons who offer hospitality by greeting and welcoming people to our Liturgies. They…

Lector

A lector proclaims the Word of God that is read during the liturgy of the Word. Lectors study the scripture…

Youth Altar Server

The Altar Server ministry is open to boys and girls beginning in the 4th grade. The ministry includes lighting candles,…

Liturgical Music

Worship in the faith life of a community of believers is expressed when the church gathers to celebrate the liturgy and the sacraments. Our liturgical celebrations at Saint Margaret Mary support the Assembly’s worship with the service of liturgical ministries built on the time, talent and treasure of our people. We strive to provide well-prepared liturgies that are supported by well-trained ministers serving as lectors, ministers of hospitality-ushers, altar servers, choir, cantors, musicians and mandated ministers of Holy Communion in a well prepared liturgical environment.

Hand Bell Choir

Adult Handbells rehearse Thursdays 6:45-8:00 p.m., September through April. Handbells play at two Masses approximately every month.

Organist/Keyboardist

Organist and keyboardists take part in liturgies and all major feasts and solemnities of the Church year. These individuals are…

Choir

The choir sings at Mass most weekends (in rotation at the various Mass times) from September through June, as well…

Cantor

Cantors play a significant role in liturgies at St. Margaret Mary. This individual leads the sung prayer of the liturgical…

Liturgical Music

Worship in the faith life of a community of believers is expressed when the church gathers to celebrate the liturgy…

Liturgical Support

Worship in the faith life of a community of believers is expressed when the church gathers to celebrate the liturgy and the sacraments. Our liturgical celebrations at Saint Margaret Mary support the Assembly’s worship with the service of liturgical ministries built on the time, talent and treasure of our people. We strive to provide well prepared liturgies that are supported by well trained ministers serving as lectors, ministers of hospitality-ushers, altar servers, choir, cantors, musicians and mandated ministers of Holy Communion in a well prepared liturgical environment.

Baptism Set-Up

Set up for Sunday Baptism involves assembling towels, candles, bibs/white cloth, tray of oils, cotton, and lighting the Paschal Candle.…

Eucharistic Adoration Coverage

This ministry provides necessary hourly coverage during Eucharistic Adoration times. Eucharistic Adoration occurs Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursday…

Sewing Group

Our sewing committee serves the parish and school with ongoing projects, such as creating special items for Baptism (bibs for…

Linen Care

Linen care volunteers assist in the caring and laundering of altar purificators, corporals, and other small church linens.

Art & Environment Committee

The Art and Environment Committee enhances liturgical celebrations with appropriate visual decorations during the various church seasons. Volunteers are always…