Liturgical Ministry


The role of the sacristan is to oversee all elements of preparing for Liturgy. Sacristan qualifications: 18 years or older, fully initiated and active member of the Catholic Church and trained as an E.M. and Sacristan at St. Rose.

Good Shepherd: Teresa Hendrix, (623) 465-8930 or


The Usher ministry is a hospitality offered to help serve those who gather to celebrate the Liturgy while at the same time assisting with the flow of the Liturgy. Ushers help parishioners find seats, answer questions about the parish, take up the collection and create an atmosphere of hospitality at all masses.

St. Rose: Deacon John D'Amico, (623) 465-9740 x152 or
Good Shepherd: Travis Hendrix, (623) 465-8930 or

Charismatic Prayer Group

This weekly gathering of Christian fellowship helps build the Body of Christ through the working of the Holy Spirit and equips the faithful for ministry and evangelization to spread the “Good News” of the Gospel. Everyone is welcome to participate. To praise, worship, and honor God, through singing, praise, worship, teachings and prayer as the Holy Spirit leads. Meetings are every Thursday in the Spirituality Center.

Ministry Leaders: Ken & Maria Goracke, (623) 465-2604 or

Children's Liturgy of the Word

During Mass at St Rose, (Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 8 am and 11 am), children are escorted after the opening prayer to a designated area in the Church. We discuss the readings of the week at a level that is appropriate for their age. They discover how these words relate to their own life situations. After Liturgy of the Word, children are escorted back to the church where they join their families and continue in the celebration of the Mass with the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

This program is offered for all children in Kindergarten through third grade. Recognizing that parents are the first and best teachers of the faith, we offer supplemental materials on the readings of the week for our children and parents each week.

Volunteers are always needed to help with this valuable program.

Director of Religious Education: Sally Schauble,(623) 465-9740, ext. 105 or

Eucharistic Adoration

The Eucharist Adoration Ministry promotes and obtains participants for Eucharistic Adoration at St Rose. Anyone can join – men, women and teens. The time commitment is approximately one weekend per month to facilitate sign-ups after Mass.

Ministry Leader: Susan Mule, (602) 814-3728 or


Greeters welcome our Parishioners as they arrive for Mass. Children, teens and adults with a friendly spirit and a welcoming smile are all welcome in this ministry. Couples and families are encouraged to serve in this ministry together. After Mass, Greeters distribute bulletins and thank people for coming to Mass.

St. Rose: Bob Bush, (623) 551-5372 or
Good Shepherd: Janet Jablonski, (623) 465-4671,

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The role of the Extraordinary Minister (EM) is to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion when other priests or deacons (the ordinary ministers) are not available or when numbers of persons receiving Holy Communion necessitate more ministers for an orderly and reverent distribution of Holy Communion.

St. Rose: Tess Manzano, (623) 249-7768 or
Good Shepherd: Janet Jablonski, (623) 465-4671 or

Ministers of the Word - Lectors

The minister or reader proclaims the Living Word of God at Mass.

St. Rose: Deacon John D’Amico, (623) 465-9740 x152, or
Good Shepherd: Sophia Bones, (623) 465-9637 or

Altar Servers

The ministry of Altar Server is open to anyone interested in assisting the priest and deacons at the altar during mass.

St. Rose: Mark & Lorraine Cekoric, (623) 551-7860 or
Good Shepherd: Alex Bragg, (602) 570-7974, or

Art & Environment

The Art and Environment Ministry dresses the Sanctuary/Worship place with Liturgical/Seasonal color changes to provide a visual experience for our Parishioners.

Ministry Leader: Linda McFarland, (623) 551-5838 or

Art & Environment at Mission

The Art and Environment Ministry works with the planning team in designing the liturgical environment for each season. Members assist with seasonal decorations, purchase and maintenance of live plants and flowers, arrangement and care of candles and arrangement of floral decorations for the altar or shrines.

Ministry Leader: Lori Reed, (623) 465-0997 or