Liturgical Worship

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Mass & Confession

Daily: 8:10am (Monday-Saturday)
Weekend: Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday 7am, 9am, 11am

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Friday mornings 6:30-8am
Saturday 3:30-5pm

Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical Ministers serve St. Isidore's Church during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  For more information or to get involved in any of these opportunities, please contact or the contacts listed in a particular ministry.

Active ministers may access their schedule HERE.

EMHC & Lectors

Lectors have been entrusted with the important task of making the Word of God come alive by proclaiming it for the Christian assembly.

EMHCs assist the clergy in the distribution of the Body and Blood at Communion time. Some EMHCs take Communion to the sick and shut-ins as well.

Participating in the Mass as a Lector or EMHC is a meaningful way to assist the parish and grow in your faith. In order to become a Lector or EMHC, you must attend: one training session (the session lasts about three hours and is offered on three separate dates in August); the Archdiocesan Mandation held in September; and parish-specific training held at St. Isidore's Church. You must register by July 1st in order to participate in the August training. Please email the rectory at isidore@sti.esu7.org for questions or to get registered.

Altar Servers

The Altar Servers assist the priest/celebrant in saying the Mass. They have a very important role as they lead the congregation during the Mass. As young people, they are a symbol of the reverence and piety that is the Mass. Training is provided by our priest following registration, held in the fall. Those students attending St. Isidore's Elementary school will receive training during their 5th grade school year.

Funeral Servers

The Adult Funeral servers are a group that primarily assists the priest by serving at funeral Masses. However, they may occasionally serve on certain other occasions if requested by one of the parish priests. All adult men are welcome and encouraged to join the ministry. No previous experience is required. Training is provided by one or more of the current servers.

Greeters

Greeters provide a particular element of hospitality, which is necessary for any human celebration. The success of the celebration depends upon this element of hospitality. A primary qualification for Greeters is that they be interested in, care about, and are at ease with other people. Greeters make people feel welcomed and radiate their joy of Christ to others. All who gather at the table of the Lord do so as sisters and brothers in the Lord. We want to welcome them as such. If you are interested in greeting at mass, please contact the rectory 402.564.8993.

Ushers

The ushers, whose role is deeply rooted in scripture and tradition, provide for the physical needs of the priest and people at liturgical services. Specific duties include assisting with seating when necessary, taking up collections, passing out bulletins, and attending to any special needs during the services. Any man, high school age and above, is welcome and encouraged to participate. We can always use more volunteers. If you are willing to help, please contact the head usher at the Mass you normally attend, or you can contact the rectory.

Offertory Gift Bearers

What an honor it is to carry the wine, hosts and offerings to the priest at Mass for consecration! Gift Bearers actively participate in the celebration of the Mass by presenting the gifts of Bread and Wine at the Offertory and require no special skill or permanent ministerial duty, and yet it is a beautiful and significant part of the Mass performed by lay people.

Families and couples are invited to sign up to bring the gifts at the Mass that they designate as their preference. If you are interested, please contact the parish office at 402.564.8993 or email isidore@sti.esu7.org

Music Ministries

St. Isidore Music Ministry enriches the liturgical experience of the parish, allowing our community to experience sung prayer and meditation at weekly Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Additionally, we provide for the personal spiritual growth and the musical enrichment of each of our members through their participation in this ministry.

The musical opportunities are listed below. Music Ministry is always open to new members. If you have been thinking about getting involved, now is the perfect opportunity to see if it is right for you.

For more information or to get involved in any of these ministries, please contact Virginia Semerad at 402.615.0471.

Adult Choir

The adult choir is under the direction of Virginia Semerad. Rehearsals are Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

Cantors and Pianists

St. Isidore's has several cantors and pianists that lead the music at Saturday & Sunday Masses. These masses feature more traditional music. There are no rehearsals for this ministry - musicians collaborate together before their scheduled masses according to their own schedules.

Children and Youth Choirs

The ministry of our youth choirs is to provide music for parish masses, sacraments, and St. Isidore Elementary school masses. All St. Isidore Elementary School, Public School, and Home School students who wish to participate are welcome.

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The Children's Choir is open to all students in grades 3 - 5 and rehearses on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Christmas & Easter Choirs

All children of the parish in grades 3 - 5 are welcome to sing in the Christmas & Easter Choir. This choir rehearses during the three weeks leading up to the Vigil of the Nativity, and sings at the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Christmas Eve or the three weeks leading up to Easter, and sing at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Easter morning.

Mass Intentions

The Church considers the Mass as the greatest possible prayer of intercession insofar as it is the perfect offering of Christ to the Father by making present the paschal mystery of his death and resurrection.  

Because of the particular role of the priest as mediator between God and man, acting “in persona Christi” when offering the holy sacrifice of the Mass, it is usually considered that special graces may be obtained when he applies the Mass to a particular intention.  

The faithful generally make an offering, called a stipend, to the priest in order to apply the Mass to a specific intention.  By making this offering, the faithful, by parting with something that is their won, associate themselves more intimately with Christ who offers himself in the sacred Host, and obtain thereby more abundant fruits (See Pope Paul VI’s letter “Firma in Traditione” of June 13, 1974). The stipend for saying a Mass is $10.00.  Mass Intentions for the new year, 2020 will open at the end of October.  The date will be listed in the bulletin along with updated information on the availability of Masses per family.