Video Display Ministry

The Video Display Ministry is open to individuals 13 years and older who have basic computer skills, basic knowledge of the order of the Mass, and the ability to think ahead. These are the people responsible for projecting texts for sung and spoken prayer on the screens in the Worship Space, making it possible for the assembly to participate fully in the liturgies. Video Display Ministers are asked to volunteer for Holy Days and holidays when possible.

Training is provided as needed.

Anyone interested in this ministry should contact Amy Wittak at amyw@st-gerard.org

Camera  A Ministry "snapshot": Video Display Ministry

Meeting Details: There are no meetings for this ministry, other than the initial training.
Ministry Description: The VDS Ministry is perfect for older children (teens) or adults who are comfortable operating a computer. The purpose of the ministry is to enable and encourage participation during Mass by displaying prayers, scripture and song texts on the display screens in the worship space. The VDS Minister runs the computer so that the correct information is displayed at the right time. If you have a moderate amount of computer knowledge, this is an easy-to-learn ministry. Training and support is provided. Any time you participate in one of our ministries, it deepens your understanding and connection to the Mass, and it enriches the entire experience of celebrating Mass.
Contact Person: Amy Wittak, amyw@st-gerard.org or 763-424-8770
A typical day in this ministry: Arrive to church at least 20 minutes in advance of Mass. Sign-in at the Ministry Counter and proceed to the VDS station. There are sometimes slides to present prior to Mass starting, and it's a good idea to review the overview/instructions you will find at the desk.
Is there more than one way to volunteer?

The only way to participate in this ministry is during weekend Mass or special Masses throughout the year. Sign-up for special Masses can generally be found at the Ministry Counter.

The following apply to this ministry:

  • Family Friendly
  • Weekend Opportunities
  • Weeknight Opportunities
  • Flexible Schedule
Time Committment: Arrive 20 minutes before Mass, then participate during Mass.