Dear Families of St. Joseph,
Thank you for volunteering your family to be gift bearers. We are truly blessed for your commitment to a greater role in our parish. We hope your family finds it rewarding!
Here is the schedule and list of participants for November 2017 – October 2018. Please contact one of these families if you need to switch from your assigned date.
There is a pew on the left side of the church marked “Gift Bearers” for you to sit. However, you may sit where you wish just so you are able to get out at the appropriate time. If a spouse is of a different faith it is perfectly acceptable for them to carry up the offertory.
The gifts are located in the back of church. After the mass intentions, the ushers will proceed for the collection. You may walk back to the gifts at that time. After the collection, carry the gifts and the collection basket to the altar. Once the gifts have been handed to Father you may bow and walk back to your seat.
For your convenience, the Gift Bearer Schedule is also posted on the St. Joseph website (www.stjosephstratford.org). If you have any questions or comments contact the parish office at (715) 687-2404.
Thank you for being gift bearers. God bless you and your family!