Trinity is blessed with eight active volunteer based liturgical ministries that support and enhance our times of worship.To find out more about each ministry please see the short descriptions below. They each work as a team and new volunteers are always welcome and any necessary training provided. If you would like to get involved with one of these, or to just find out more, please contact the ministry leader identified below.
Both children and adults are welcome to assist Fr. Jozef as Altar Servers during any of our three weekend Masses. All necessary vestments, as well as training, are provided. What a wonderful way to develop a deeper appreciation for the Catholic Liturgy!
Altar Serving is an integral part of the Roman Catholic Mass and it is indeed an honor and privilege to serve Jesus by assisting our Priest during the most important and highest prayer, the Eucharist. Jesus gave bread and wine to his Disciples during the Passover Meal, also known as the Last Supper, instructing them to "Do This In Memory Of Me".
Assisting our Priest is without a doubt a fantastic way to learn the deep spiritual meaning of the Mass, and to understand the "majic", and the rituals, of remembering His death on the Cross.
Our Mission Statement at Trinity Catholic is to ensure that each and every one who desires the experience of Altar Serving be given that privilege, regardless of gender, and without the expectation of following a strict schedule. But in the interest of being better organized, the Mass we serve at, or the team we serve with, is always the same. Our goal is to have our Altar Servers volunteer their time.
Each novice Altar Server will be trained at a pace that is comfortable for them. We use the mentor system so that younger children will be with an experienced Server for their assurance. At no time prior to, during or after the Mass will Altar Servers be without an Adult Altar Server. This ensures that each is comfortable in what they are assigned to do, and that the duties are being performed with dignity and respect.
For more information regarding participation please contact Lynne Smith at 250-758-0327.
These ministers truly serve at the heart of our liturgy. At Trinity Catholic, they fall into two groups. "Eucharistic Ministers", under the leadership of Doris Landry, 250 758-0409, who serve the Eucharist or the wine, within the Celebration of the Mass along side our Ordinary Eucharistic Minister, Fr. Jozef Kobos. And "Communion Ministers", under the leadership of Huguette Fox, 250 585-2212, who in pairs, bring Holy Communion to parishioners in their homes, residences or nursing homes, on a weekly or monthly basis, for Fr. Jozef Kobos. Once trained in the proper processes to serve and maintain the sanctity of the host, these ministers recieve the rite of comissioning, and are provided a schedule that fits their availability. A vital and rewarding ministry that is deeply appreciated by those receiving the Eucharist.
The Flower Ministry have an important role enhancing the sanctuary and chapel for worship in accordance with each celebration or solemnity. You will usually find these happy ladies in the foyer every Friday morning, refreshing the plants and flowers for the whole parish to enjoy during the weekend Masses. A special time is when Fr. Jozef's dahlia's fine their way to the church from his garden. If you would like to get involved, to share or to grow a green thumb, you can contact Diana Walker, 250 740-5073.
Trinity Catholic is blessed with a rich and diverse music ministry serving all of our week day and weekend Masses, and funerals when requested.
Our Music leaders are :
Saturday 6pm Mass Ching Muego 250 756-8748 Youth Mass Julian Bakker
Sunday 8am Mass Dolores Kuziw 250 933-4994
Sunday 9am Mass (choir) Cathy Lauer 250 758-5232
Keep reading for more information on our choir!
Trinity Catholic Choir has been together since the church opened in 1979. Some of those original members continue to share their musical talent with the choir every Sunday at 9am Mass. Over
the years we have had a variety of musical accompanists such as guitar, organ piano and flute. Our music has also changed over the years depending on the director. We continue to mix old
favourites with modern music and anthems keeping in mind that the words of the music are what tie the messages of the Sunday readings together.
The choir provides the music for 9:00am Sunday Mass as well as Christmas and Holy Week. We also provide music for funerals and do three joint services with Trinity United each year as well as our annual Christmas Benefit Concert.
We are a 4 part choir and are always happy to welcome new members. We are currently looking for tenors who can sing the tenor part. We
practice from 7-9pm every Wednesday throughout the school year.
For more information please contact Cathy Lauer firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-758-5232
Projection is Trinity Catholics newest Liturgical ministry, providing visual, and some audio, support at all our weekend and some special Masses and celebrations. If you are technically inclined, or interested, this may be the ministry for you. Training is provided and scheduling built around your availability. This is another wonderful way to get to better know the Catholic liturgy.
To find out more you can contact Marie Lapid at 250 667-2827.
For each weekend Mass volunteers that have been oriented and scheduled by Marie Gravelle, deliver the First and Second Reading, and the Prayers of the Faithful. Readers may also choose to volunteer at funerals or with more extensive readings at special celebrations at Easter and Christmas. Marie comes with a wealth of experience in this area and Readers can always be confident that they have been well prepared for the delivery of their reading. If you are interested in adding your voice to this ministry please contact Marie at 250 753-5585.
Our sacristans work hard behind the scenes preparing the Sanctuary and Chapel altars and sound systems to make sure everything runs smoothly for all of our Masses and funerals. Volunteering in this ministry builds a strong knowledge and understanding of the Catholic liturgy. To find out more about how you can help here you can contact Darlene Irvine at 250 585-6872.
Trinity Catholic Church
6234 Spartan Rd
Namaimo, V9T 2N9
250 390-2612 250 390-2612
Mon 9 am - 12:45 pm
Tue-Fri 9 am - 1:45 pm
SUMMER: Jul - Aug
Wed-Fri 8 am - 1:00 pm
+ Mon Dec 25 - Mon Jan 01
+ All statutory holidays
Saturday 6 pm
Sunday 8 am
Monday 6 pm
Tue - Fri 9 am
Saturday 6pm Sunday 9 am
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Mon - Fri Masses
Thursday 1 - 3 pm
Friday 9:30 - 10:30 am
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