John ‘Johnny’ Rivas

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Pictured here with his wife, Leidy.

Ministry Leaders

L to R: Artemis (Music), Annie (A/V, & Martha),
& Dianne (EMHC)
L to R: Lorraine (Lectors), Johnny (Scheduling), Howie (Faith Formation), Margarita (Faith Formation)
L to R: Marlyn (Sacristan), Katrina (Collections), Brandon (Communications) & Sheila (Service) Not pictured: Shamira (Ushers), Maureen and Chris, (Faith Formation), Gregorie (Altar Servers), and Joan (Art & Environment), Laura (Greeters & Spiritual Life)

Get Involved | Our Ministries & Ministry Leaders

Our Ministry Leaders & Ministers all volunteer their time & talent in service to their Parish. If you feel called by God to serve your Church in any capacity, please reach out to the appropriate Ministry Lead listed below. Want to volunteer, but not sure where to start? Please email

Altar Server

Altar Servers primarily assist the priest by serving at the Altar during Mass.

For more information, please contact:

Gregorie Constant-Peter

Art & Environment

This Ministry is responsible for creating & maintaining all seasonal, liturgical décor in the Sanctuary and around the Church.

For more information, please contact:

Joan Ledzian

Audio/Visual (Slides) + Livestream

Ministers involved in this Ministry primarily change Mass slides during Mass.

Leadership in this Ministry serves two purposes:

  1. AV (Audio/Visual) – Create weekly slides using ProPresenter (Mass parts, reading citations, music lyrics, announcements) that serve as a Worship Aid during Mass.
  2. Livestream – Responsible for streaming at least one weekend Mass to our Parish Facebook page.

For more information, please contact:

Annie Diaz Toro

Blessed is She – Women’s Group

Blessed is She is a sisterhood of women who want to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through their Catholic faith. We invite you into this community, no matter where you are on your walk with Christ.
We offer 2 sessions each week – 6:30p.m. to 8p.m. every Monday OR 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. every Thursday. Both sessions take place at the Holiday Inn Express (Lake Nona)

For more information, please contact:

Marlyn Echeverry


These Ministers count, verify, and tamper proof the weekly offerings.

Those interested in joining this Ministry must consent to and pass a background check and have fingerprints on-file with the Diocese of Orlando.

For more information, please contact:

Katrina Laudeman


The Communications Ministry manages on-line presence of the Parish; website, social media, and info@ email address.

For more information on, please contact:

Brandon Barkholz

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The EMHC’s assist the Presider at Mass in administering Holy Communion to the congregation.  They should have sufficient spiritual, theological, and practical preparation to fulfill their role with knowledge and reverence.

Those interested in joining this Ministry must complete a formal training, pass a background check, and have fingerprints on-file with the Diocese of Orlando.

For more information, please contact:

Dianne Rosa                  

‘Mini’ Faith Formation

Our Parish ‘Mini’ Faith Formation Program is expanding to address the needs of our growing Parish family.  Children, Families and Adults can register for: Sacramental Preparation Classes, RCIC or RCIA, and Family Faith Formation.  

Sacramental Preparation Classes: For 1st through 6th Graders making First Reconciliation & Holy Communion, and 7th through 9th Graders making Confirmation.
Please Contact: Howie King,


RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children): 3rd through 10th Graders who have not been baptized.  RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults): 11th through 12th Graders and Adults who have not been baptized, are baptized in another Christian faith, or who are baptized Catholics and are in need of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation.
Please Contact: Maureen Cook,


Family Faith Formation: Kindergarteners and 3rd through 6th graders who are not preparing for reception of a sacrament.
Please Contact: Chris Maccarone,


Greeters are the first to interact with those coming to Mass in-person.  Their warm reception helps to create a Welcoming environment for worship.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Block


This Ministry is for those who are proficient and comfortable with public speaking and involves proclaiming the Readings from Sacred Scripture.

For more information, please contact:

Lorraine Scholler

Martha’s Ministry

This Ministry maintains the cleanliness of all Altar linens, cloths, and towels.

For more information, please contact:

Annie Diaz-Toro


Music Ministers consist of vocalists & instrumentalists and lead the congregation in song.

For more information, please contact:

Jacob Moquin   

“…God has bestowed upon his people the gift of song.  God dwells within each human person, in the place where music takes its source.  Indeed, God, the giver of song, is present whenever his people sing his praises…”  (Excerpt from Sing to the Lord)


Sacristans are charged with the ‘setting up & cleaning after’ of all Masses.  This also includes the care of the Sacred Vessels, stocking of Mass Supplies, and the cleanliness of the Sacristy.

For more information, please contact:

Elliot Rodriguez

Setup & Break Down

While school is in session, these Ministers are responsible for setup (before 5 PM Mass) and breakdown (after 10:30 AM Mass) of the Sanctuary with Altar table, Tabernacle stand, and a few chairs.

For more information, please contact:

Sheila Stone

Spiritual Life

This Ministry is responsible for creating & leading spiritual opportunities for Parishioners to grow in their relationship with Christ and with each other.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Block


Ushers are entrusted with promoting a sense of welcome, safety, and belonging to all the faithful assembled for worship.

For more information, please contact:

Shamira Bartley   

Our Commitment to Maintaining a Safe Worship Environment

What is Safe Environment Training?

The Diocese of Orlando is required by the United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to follow certain guidelines with regard to Safe Environment Training. As are all other archdioceses and dioceses, we are required to undergo regular audits by the USCCB to be sure that we are in compliance with those regulations.

All church personnel and volunteers working with children and vulnerable populations must complete Safe Environment Training in addition to a background/fingerprint clearance. In an effort to ensure the safety of those persons under the care of the Diocese, all Church Personnel and volunteers, ages 15 and older, will be required to submit a completed Criminal Background Check Form as well as a complete set of fingerprints so as to facilitate a criminal background investigation.

How to complete Safe Environment Training?

Before you begin the Safe Environment Certification, please make sure you have received the Entity ID from your Ministry Lead.

  1. Watch the Safe Environment Certification Video provided by your Ministry Lead
  2. When video is complete, read the Diocesan Standards of Conduct & agree to the terms. Proceed to Quiz.
  3. When prompted to select your entity select PARISH. You will be asked for an entity code  – this will be provided by your Ministry Lead prior to completing the training.
  4. Passing scores are 80% or above.

You may immediately download your certificate. The results will also be emailed to selected Diocesan Entity and to the Human Resources Secretariat.

A field print code specific to that entity will appear on screen. You need this code for next step – fingerprinting.