The Audio/Visual Ministry provides visual guides for parishioners and audio support for the choir. In today’s day and age, digital media is becoming more and more prominent, and our parish is leading the way for Catholic churches in East Texas with its Audio/Visual Ministry. At St. Andrew we are blessed to have a wonderful opportunity to enrich the Liturgy through digital means which involves displaying the lyrics for weekly hymns, weekly readings, and prayers. It also involves monitoring the sound quality throughout the Mass. We do services for Sunday Masses, Holy Days of Obligation, weddings, and funerals.
At a typical service, we arrive at least 10 minutes early to set up for the Mass. Setting up includes turning on the sound system and setting up the computer for Mass. At the Saturday evening Mass at five p.m., additional setup may be required. During Mass, we follow along with the Liturgy and display songs and readings while making sure the sound quality is sufficient. After Mass, we turn off the sound system and leave it ready for the next Mass. The Sunday evening Mass at 6 p.m. has additional duties and will be required to lock up the equipment.
On special occasions, such as Holy Days of obligation, weddings, and funerals, additional duties may be needed including playing CDs or iPod music and normally takes place outside of the Sunday Mass schedule.
For all services the readings and hymns will be preloaded into the computer and ready to go for your designated Mass.
Who Can Serve:
Anyone high school age and older can serve in the A/V Ministry though computer skills are preferred. While not required, computer skills are extremely helpful when learning the set-up and troubleshooting common problems. If under the age of 16, you should have an adult with you when working the sound booth.
For more information about the A/B Ministry, please contact:
Contact me immediately for a funeral service.
If inquiring about a Special Service such as a Wedding or Quinceañera, please contact me at least a month in advance so that I can make appropriate arrangements for your important day.