Ministries of Worship
The ministry of Worship focuses on the liturgy, the source and summit of Christian life, and the devotional life of the parish.
Ministries Of Worship
- Altar Servers (Adults)
- Altar Servers (Youth)
- Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers
- Music Ministry
- People of God Prayer Circle
- Ushers and Greeters
- Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Altar Servers (Adults)
These adults of the parish assist the presider at weekday Masses, funerals and weddings.
Contact: Ralph Yanuzzi, 570-888-2769
Altar Servers (Youth)
Boys and girls of the parish in third grade and above who have received their first Holy Communion assist the presider at the liturgy. Preparation classes are held in the month of September.
Contact: Carol Meyer, 570-888-9594; Email Carol Meyer
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers
These men and women of the parish assist at Mass during the distribution of the Body and Blood of Jesus. They also bring Holy Communion to the homebound and to those in the hospital or convalescent homes.
Contact: Ralph Meyer, 570-888-9594; Email Ralph Meyer
A lector is instituted to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel. They may also announce the intentions for the Universal Prayer and, in the absence of a psalmist, recite the Psalm between the readings.
Contact: Bob Dydynski, 570-423-0184; Email Bob Dydnski
“He who sings, prays twice.” Men and women of all ages, including parish youth, comprise the voices that make the Epiphany Parish choirs and any parishioner is welcome to join us in this ministry. The Epiphany Church Choir rehearses once a week and sings at the 9:30 am Mass from September through May. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Choir sings at the 10:00 am Mass and rehearses after Mass. Cantors serve at weekend Masses. Organists and other instrumentalists provide accompaniment and enhance special celebrations. A Music Ministry Committee meets once a month to provide direction for the programs.
Contact: Joan Schoonover, 570-888-7460; Email Joan Schoonover
People of God Prayer Circle
Epiphany Parish has a Prayer Circle of devoted souls who will intercede each day with our merciful Lord for all your special needs. If you or someone you know has a problem, illness or an incident in life that would benefit from intercessory prayer, a phone call to the Prayer Circle is all that is needed for an intercession to begin immediately. No last names are used, so confidentially is maintained. All are welcome to join the Prayer Circle and become one of our “Prayer Warriors.” There are no meetings and no dues, only the rewarding opportunity to pray daily for the needs of others.
Contact: Renee Langan, 570-888-1297
The presiders are our parish priests who lead us in worship at each liturgy.
Contact: Fr. Andrew Hvozdovic; Fr. Michael Drevitch, 570-888-9641
Sacristans care for the linens and sacred vessels that are kept in the sacristy, ensure the cleanliness of the church and prepare the sanctuary for the liturgy.
Contact: Fr. Andrew Hvozdovic, 570-888-9641
Ushers and Greeters
These are parishioners who serve the community at Mass by welcoming them, seating them (if necessary), taking up the weekly offering and distributing bulletins.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Established in 1992, Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is a faithful response to the call of Jesus, “Could you not spend one hour with me?” Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is a devotion where people commit to spending an hour with Jesus in prayer and adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Adoration Committee members work as a team ensuring that all hours are filled 24/7 and meet bi-monthly.