Liturgical Ministries

Altar Linens

This ministry launders towels and small altar linens.  This is a monthly commitment, a couple of times per year.

Altar Servers

Altar servers assist the clergy in the celebration of Mass.  Servers must be in at least fourth grade to participate.

Art & Environment

This committee is dedicated to enhancing the worship space during the cycles and seasons of the liturgical year, to create an atmosphere conducive to prayer.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

These ministers assist the clergy in the distribution of Holy Communion at liturgical celebrations, as well as to the homebound and hospitalized.  Training is provided twice a year; in the fall and during the season of Lent.

Greeters for Mass

This ministry is open to all members of the parish and involves greeting people who are entering the building for Mass.


Lectors assist by proclaiming the scriptures at Mass and other liturgical celebrations.  Any parishioner of high school age or older is eligible to participate.  Training is provided.

Liturgy Committee

This committee works with the clergy and liturgical ministries to prepare the liturgical prayer of the church during the seasons and cycles of the liturgical year.

Ministry to the Sick, Homebound, and Hospitalized

Becky Rubal

These ministers serve the needs of those unable to attend Mass during illness or infirmity by providing a spiritual and physical connection to those unable to take part in our parish life.

We have a committed group of trained volunteers who bring the Holy Eucharist every week to those in our parish family who are unable to attend Mass and receive the Holy Eucharist due to temporary or permanent conditions. These parishioners may be staying in their own homes or with relatives in the parish, some may be cared for in independent or assisted living, or some may be temporarily in convalescence centers. Visits with the homebound are scheduled during the week based on individual needs.

We currently provide Communion and Rosary services to residents in Powell Senior Living, Inn at Olentangy Trails, and Ganzhorn Suites.

If you or anyone in your family would benefit from this ministry, please contact the parish office at 614.761.0905 or email the Homebound Ministry Coordinator Becky Rubal at

Music Ministry

There are many options available to participate in enhancing the Mass through excellence in musical presentation.

The Parish Choir

The Parish Choir is comprised of adult volunteers of all singing abilities. They sing a variety of sacred music ranging from chant and polyphony to music by living Catholic composers. Reading music is not a prerequisite to joining the St. Joan of Arc Parish Choir. The mission of the Parish Choir is to support congregational singing and enhance the liturgy with a high standard of musical leadership. They sing at the 9:30 am Mass on Sundays beginning in September and continuing to May, as well as special holy days and solemnities. Weekly rehearsals take place in the church on Wednesdays, 7-9 pm.


Cantors must have a strong and melodic singing voice, an understanding of liturgy, and the confidence to sing in front of the entire congregation. Cantors are strongly encouraged to be members of the Parish Choir, and will require an audition and training sessions with the Director of Sacred Music.

Instrumental Ensembles

Parishioners who play strings, woodwinds, or brass are encouraged to contact the Director of Sacred Music to share their talents with the parish.  We would love to have you be a part of our program, whether you play regularly or just for special events.

A Bethlehem Carol (ABC)

Our annual nativity play is performed by our parish children, in grades 1-8. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings from the middle of October until the first Saturday in December when the show takes place. Consider having your child be a part of this annual tradition!


Sacristans prepare the worship space for liturgical celebrations. Working with the clergy and other ministries, they assure the readiness of the worship space for each celebration.


Jay Johnson

Ushers are hosts and hostesses to welcome the people of God to each liturgical celebration.  They are also responsible for seating people, collecting offerings, directing communion lines and distributing bulletins.