Contact:  office

The sacristan arranges the books needed for the celebration, marking all of the divisions. He or she lays out the vestments and anything else needed for the celebration. The sacristan ensures that the things necessary for worship are always available. There should be a ready supply of fresh hosts and of duly authorized wine, sufficient clean purificators, corporals, hand towels, incense and coals.



Janna Gedda

In the procession to the altar, the reader may carry the Book of the Gospels and reads from the ambo the readings that precede the Gospel. The reader may also be asked to read parish announcements.



SERVERS; 834-2126

The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. This is done through specific actions and by setting an example to the congregation by active participation in the liturgy, by ‘looking alert’ and by sitting or standing at the appropriate times.
In addition, the role of an altar server is to light the candles on the altar, to carry them in procession and during the solemn singing of the Gospel; to prepare wine and water for the sacrifice of the Mass; and to assist the sacred ministers at the Mass and other public services of the Church.



Contact:  Dan Madden

Ushers greet all who arrive for Mass and provide them with a worship aid provided for the occasion.  Assist people in locating seats if there appears to be difficulty, especially after Mass begins.  Ushers pass collection baskets and bring the money forward to the altar.  Ushers assist at Communion to assure smooth movement of the assembly and assisting those needing special consideration.  Finally, ushers distribute weekly bulletins at the conclusion of Mass.   The worship area should be prepared for the next Mass.


Contact: Denise Myers


"Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion" is the formal title of laypeople who distribute the Eucharist and Precious Blood during Mass.



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Sacred Music

Kristin Yoshimura

Our musicians lead the congregation in song and provide music for the liturgies.  Roles include cantor, adult choir, Vox Clara children's choir, instrumentalists.

Church Angels


Work in rotating teams to clean and maintain the interior of the church each week on Friday mornings and for special Holy Days.


Linen Maidens

These volunteers wash and iron altar linens each week, on a rotaing monthly schedule. Linens include towels, purificators, corporals and altar cloths.


















 Feb/March Schedule

Dec/Jan Schedule




Safe Environment Website

For more information on how to register with this site or check on your safe environment status, call the Parish Office
360 834 2126.

Liturgical Ministries Opportunities

We are looking for people who would like to join our Liturgical Ministries Team. Could God be calling you to become a Reader? Usher? Greeter? Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion? Sacristan? Altar Server? Or sing in the choir? It’s an ideal way to share your talents while you are already at Holy Mass. Each group is led by a wonderful and organized parishioner who would love to have you join their team. For more information and to sign up, please contact Kristin, Pastoral Assistant for Liturgy and Music at or 360.834.2126 x212.

Opportunities to Serve
at St. Thomas

Here are some great ways to get involved and help out at St. Thomas:   

- Sacristans (set-up/take down for Holy Mass)

- Altar Servers (young mend and adults for Sundays and funerals during the week)

- Musicians (vocalists/instrumentalists for the choir)

-Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

- Ushers/Greeters (welcome and assist people during Holy Mass)

- Readers (to proclaim Sacred Scripture during Holy Mass)

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact the office. Please prayerfully consider how God may be calling you to assist our parish.