ND Mass

Worship

Mass Schedule

5:00pm
7:30am, 9:30am, & 11:30 am
7:00am
8:45am
8:00am
9:00am

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 3:45-4:30 pm

Altar Servers
The Altar Server assists the celebrant at all liturgical celebrations of our parish. Serving is open to boys and girls fifth grade and older. Group training is offered in the spring and fall. Schedules for serving are issued in advance and usually require serving once or twice a month.
 
Altar Server Handbook click here
Current Altar Server Schedule Click here

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) is a liturgical celebration for children in kindergarten through second grade, until they receive their First Holy Communion. The children are excused at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Word. They process to a quiet gathering place to hear the Word (normally the first reading, psalm, and gospel) in words appropriate for their age. They have a chance to discuss, understand and apply the reading to themselves. They say a simple creed that relates to the readings and may participate in prayers of the faithful (if time allows). The children process back into the main body of the church to rejoin their families at the time of the offertory collection. 
 
We gather the children at the 9:30 mass most weekends during the school year. To get involved in this important ministry, please contact Heather O'Bryan at 630-321-0996 or heather_obryan@sbcglobal.net.
 
Childcare during Mass
Thanks to many dedicated parents and teens, Notre Dame Parish is able to offer Childcare for preschool children during many of the 9:30am Sunday Masses. It is located in O'Keefe B and available to all families on a drop-in basis.  Anyone who would like to help with this ministry, please contact Kathleen Devine at quinn7516@sbcglobal.net
 
Art & Environment
The Ministry of Art and Environment prepares the worship space for each liturgical season. Liturgical “decorations” are used to foster a mood, sometimes of festivity and other times of penitence or anticipation, but always of dignity and hospitality. Volunteers are needed to assist with decorating for various occasions. A time commitment of about two hours at each liturgical seasonal set-up is needed. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

Choir

Choirs
The Children's Choir sings at the 9:30 am mass (first Sunday of the month) from October to June. Membership is open to all 2nd through 8th graders. This group joins the Adult Choir on Thanksgiving Day, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Practices are on Monday evenings, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the church. Click here for current schedule.
 
Our Adult Choir is open to all of high school age and older. This group sings at the 9:30 am mass (2nd through 5th Sundays of the month) from Labor Day until the middle of June each year. Special occasions include Midnight Mass, Holy Week services and each year they join with the Children's Choir on Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving. Practices are held in church on Mondays from 7 – 9 pm.

Cantors
Cantors are individual singers who provide music leadership at the 7:30, 9:30, and 11:30 am masses. Cantors also serve at all of the holidays throughout the church year.
 
Cantors are selected by audition only. If interested, please contact the Minister of Music.
 

Instrumentalists 
We are always looking to expand our roster of musicians at Notre Dame. If you have instrumental skills, especially on piano and/or organ, we'd like to talk with you and see how you could become part of our Music Ministry. Please contact the Minister of Music.

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
The Extraordinary Minister is responsible for assisting the celebrant and deacon in distributing communion during the Mass. Ministers are assigned to serve once or twice a month and can choose preferred mass times. Families who have members serving in various liturgical ministry roles are typically scheduled together at one mass. A two-hour training session is required and scheduled as needed throughout the year. A guide book is provided. Click here for current schedule.
Young Lector 
Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of God and are expected to prepare the reading of the text beforehand, utilizing all tools available regarding scriptural background, context, and the meaning of the message for that day.
 
Two lectors are assigned to each Sunday liturgy, one for each reading. Each lector is invited to choose his/her preferred mass time. Lectors generally serve once every 5-6 weeks. Lector training seminars, reviews, updates, etc., are offered for the group. Training is also provided on an individual basis for new ministers. Schedules are emailed to Lectors from their Mass Coordinator. Click here for current schedule.

Mass Intentions
A person, living or deceased can be remembered in a special way at Mass. Contact the parish secretary at 654-3365 or visit the parish office 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. A card for the recipient is provided and an offering of $10 is suggested. The name(s) will be mentioned during the requested mass time. Intentions written in the book located by the Holy Family statues will be remembered as “parish intentions” during the Sunday 9:30 am mass.
 
If you would like a Mass said, please contact the Parish Office anytime during regular business hours.

Music Ministry
Our parish offers a wide variety of options for those who are musically inclined, either vocally or instrumentally. Music Ministry includes:

  • Adults Choir
  • Cantors
  • Children's Choir
  • Instrumentalists

Sacristans/Sacred Linens
The sacristan is responsible for the cleanliness and care of all liturgical vestments, vessels, linens, candles and other items used in sacred celebrations, to insure that the sanctuary and sacristy are kept clean and organized for the celebrant and other ministers. Various duties can be distributed to accommodate each individual's schedule.

Ushers/Greeters
The usher/greeter's responsibilities are many, but the most important task is that of creating an environment of welcome and hospitality to fellow parishioners, visitors and newcomers. They are also responsible for guarding the sanctity of the church, gathering the offerings, assisting with seating, inviting members to be gift bearers for the Presentation of Gifts, distributing bulletins, attending to emergencies and answering questions.

This ministry is open to men and women, high school age and older. Usher/greeters may choose their preferred mass time. Occasional meetings are scheduled.