Take the next step in your life as a disciple of Christ and get involved. Church of the Incarnation offers a host of ministries that serve you and where you can be served. Contact the Parish Office for more information, 505-771-8331.
The Archdiocese of Santa Fe requires that all volunteers complete the Abuse Awareness Training for Adults. If you are a volunteer at the Church of the Incarnation or planning to be, you must have a certificate of completion on file in the parish office. You may complete your training (Protecting God’s Children) at Virtus Online. Select the Archdioceses of Santa Fe from the drop-down menu and proceed as prompted. Please email your certificate of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off a copy at the parish office.
Acolytes: The acolytes are to assist the deacon and the priest. It is his duty to attend to the service of the altar and to assist in the liturgical celebrations, especially in the celebration of Mass. Fully initiated adult men are invited to become Acolytes.
Adoration (Friday): Come worship in quiet adoration and let our Lord shower you with His many Graces. This Prayer Ministry worships from 9:00 am-1:00 pm every Friday. First Fridays are dedicated to the Unborn and the Respect Life Movement. Come and give the only thing God really wants: You.
Altar Servers: The Altar Servers are children or teenagers who assist the deacons and the priest during Mass. . Children or teenagers who have received the sacrament of First Holy Communion are invited to be altar servers.
Boy Scouts: The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. Scouting is for youth ages 11 to 18. Weekly meetings are held every Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Church Cleaners: This Ministry invites ALL who wish to show their love of God by Tending to His home. A time of peace for those who participate through prayerful service. Cleanings take place on Saturdays from 7:30-9:00 a.m. This ministry is a great opportunity for Confirmation students to complete service hours.
Donut Weekend: On the third Saturday and Sunday of each month, the parish hosts Donut Saturday and Sunday after Mass. Ministers are responsible for picking the donuts up, setting up the parish hall, serving, and clean up. We are only able to make this possible thanks to the efforts of our volunteer teams.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist: An “Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist” is a Catholic layperson who assists in distributing Holy Communion. Ministers serve under the guidance of our Pastor and Reflect our Faith in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Funeral Reception: The Funeral Reception Ministry cooks, coordinates, and serves food at funeral receptions held at Incarnation. They graciously take this burden off the shoulders of grieving families by giving their time and talent. This ministry does not have regular meetings and is called on an “as needed” basis. “For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat…”
Greeters/Ushers: Working behind the scenes at Mass each weekend are the Greeters and Ushers. The Greeters welcome parishioners and visitors with a warm smile and friendly hello. The Ushers are responsible for managing the lines for communion and the collection during Mass and assisting others with whatever they may need.
Homebound: These “Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist” take the Sacrament of Holy Communion to those who are ill or otherwise unable to attend Mass. Ministers serve under the guidance of our Pastor.
Knights of Columbus: The Knights of Columbus are a Catholic Fraternal Order dedicated to promoting and conducting Educational, Charitable, and Religious Works. Knight’s develop their relationship with Christ through ongoing charity. The Knight’s meet Monthly – 2nd Thursdays @ 7:00 pm ” When no one else will help, call the Knights!”
Lectors: Lectors have the Honor and Responsibility of proclaiming Sacred Scripture to the congregation. Their talents assist us in praying the Mass faithfully. Lectors are scheduled to read at weekday and weekend Masses. Help Proclaim the Good News!
Legion of Mary: One of the newest ministries at the Church of the Incarnation is the Legion of Mary. Our presidium meets every Monday from 6:15 to 7:45 in the Martha Room. This ministry focuses itself on prayer and performing charitable works to benefit our parish community. They accept both full and auxiliary members.
Marthas and Marys: Members of the Marthas and Marys Ministry work behind the scenes each week. They generously give their time to carefully and prayerfully launder the altar linens used at the weekend and weekday Masses. This ministry doesn’t involve regular meetings, and volunteers only wash one load of linens at a time. Experience Why Cleanliness is NEXT to Godliness!
Marriage Preparation: Marriage Preparation is a process of formation and catechesis. It is an important part of planning your wedding. Let our Ministers take you and your beloved on an in-depth journey that explores the sacrament of matrimony and prepares you for a lifetime together.
Music Ministry: Has God Blessed you with the gift of Music? Come and be a part of the Liturgy that fills our Parish with Joy.
Adult Choir is the foundation of our entire music ministry, singing at our Sunday 10:30 am Masses and at other significant liturgical celebrations throughout the year. Everyone who loves to sing is welcome. There are no auditions. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, and every Sunday at 9:30 am in the Music Room.
Young Adult’s Choir (14-26) Those who are 14 years old to 26 years old will thoroughly enjoy this chorus. Members of the choir will sing at the Saturday, 4:00 pm Masses and will have opportunities to sing with the Adult Choir and the Oratorio Chorus throughout the year. There are no auditions. Rehearsals are held every Sunday from 9:30 am -10:15 am in the Music Room.
Children’s Choir (8-13) The Children’s Choir is open to all parish children. It encourages our children to develop a passion for music, share their musical talents with others, and participate actively in the Mass. There are no auditions. Rehearsals are every Wednesday from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm in the Music Room.
Natural Family Planning: Natural family planning (NFP) is fertility awareness, which is simply knowledge of a couple’s fertility. It is a means of reading the body’s signs of fertility and infertility; applying this knowledge through the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) is over 99% effective. Come and discover God’s plan for your Family!
Prayer Shawl: The Prayer Shawl Ministry dedicates their time each week to handcraft beautiful shawls for those who are suffering. The shawls bring much-needed comfort and peace to those who wear them. “For I was naked, and you clothed Me…”
Respect Life: The Respect Life Ministry is here to encourage parishioners to do all they can to end the destruction of innocent human life by abortion and euthanasia and rebuild the culture of life in New Mexico. Ministers keep members informed of upcoming Pro-Life events such as 40 Days for Life, the Life Chain in Rio Rancho, the Men’s March for Life, and other prayerful events. We host a Respect Life Eucharistic Adoration on the first Friday of every month. Our meetings are held after the 9:00 am First Saturday Mass, and everyone is welcome.
Rosary Guild: Church of the Incarnation’s Rosary Guild meets every Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, in Portable 1. Since 2005, their dedicated craftsmanship provides the parish with rosaries. They enable us to evangelize through our Blessed Mother. Rosary Guild also prayerfully fills the requests of missions around the world for rosaries.
Sacristans: The sacristan, always under the clergy’s general direction, undertakes the overall preparation of liturgical celebrations. The sacristan thus arranges the books needed for the celebration, marking all of the divisions. They lay out the vestments and anything else needed for the celebration, such as cruets, chalices, ciboria, linens, oils, processional crosses, candles, and torches. The sacristan in harmony with the pastor also ensures that the vestments, church furnishings, liturgical vessels, and decorative objects are kept in good condition and, if necessary, sent for gilding or repair. As the Ceremonial of Bishops states: “The adornment and decor of a church should be such as to make the church a visible sign of love and reverence toward God.” Truly a Ministry for those that love the Mass!
Saint Vincent de Paul: Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or “Vincentians”) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Some of us are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent, or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.
Welcome Home: This ministry focuses on finding a place at Incarnation for every parishioner. They facilitate welcoming new parishioners and assist current parishioners in joining and finding new ministries to join.