The Audio/Visual Ministry provides support to enhance parish events and weekend Masses. This includes set up, and operation of equipment such as microphones, video recorders, projectors, lighting and sound mixing equipment. Assistance is needed in all areas. Training is available.
Video: We currently project all of our worship aids on the main screens and in the narthex using ProPresenter.
Lighting: We utilize different light settings throughout the liturgy, as well as during special events like baptisms, videos, skits, etc.
Audio: A separate soundboard operator is essential for liturgies with large ensembles providing music.
Set up/Tear down: Before and after liturgies with larger ensembles there is a process of setting up and tearing down all of the necessary equipment.
the view from on high: a/v Ministry makes us look better
How would you like to have a job where you know you are excelling only if no one can tell you’re there?
That’s the case for our dedicated crew of audio/visual volunteers, whose job it is to make liturgies, meetings and celebrations run smoothly.
“Whether it be making sure the word is heard clearly, the environment lighting is appropriate, the screens are supporting the assembly's participation, the music sounds clear and full, or the webcast is able to reach the homebound, our goal is to stay out of the way and help create the best audio/visual experience for everyone,”said Ed Bolduc, director of music and audio/visual.
Bolduc was involved in the introduction of one of the biggest changes his department has seen: screens in the church. Parishioner reaction, he said, was overwhelmingly positive.
“Participation increased, everyone’s eyes were raised and you could hear the singing assembly much, much more,” Bolduc said. “People also appreciate seeing baptisms on the screens, first communion and confirmation close-ups. It helps make everyone feel like they are part of what is happening.”
pictured: Parishioners who work with the Audio/Visual Ministry are all ages and get full training before going solo.