Betsy Brown is a cheerful giver – and she now has twice the reasons to be happy.
Betsy schedules all six types of Liturgical Ministries: Lectors, Ushers, Altar Servers, Greeters, Offertory Gift Bearers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. That’s a significant duty in a community the size of the Church of Saint Mary. Nearly three hundred parishioners are involved in these ministries.
Betsy is looking forward to organizing our schedule using a process that will be easier for everyone. It will be easier for Betsy to handle special scheduling requests from individual parishioners when the go out of town, for example. The leaders of each ministry will be able to communicate directly with their members.
Members will be able to request substitutes when they cannot complete an assigned ministry at Mass. The notice will go out to only the people who participate in that ministry at that Mass.
The new software is called Ministry Scheduler Pro. Apps are available for free for smartphones and tablets.
There will be an always-updated schedule posted on the Liturgical Ministers Schedule webpage.
When you see Betsy, tell her thanks for managing the schedule and for implementing this new tool.