Everyone has one or more talents that are special gifts from God. We encourage youto share your special gifts with OLA, and offer your help in one or mar of the parishministries. The vitality and vibrancy of our parish depend on your generous contributions of time and talent. If you are interested in participating in any of the following ministries, please contact the OLA Parish Office at 505-256-9818.Parish Ministries:Lectors: Men, women and youth who proclaim God’s Word as revealed in Scripture. Participation in this crucial activity usually occurs once every 4 to 6 weeks. If interestedin this worthy ministry, contact Dolores Armijo at 505-792-2979.Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist: Men, women, and youth 18 years and olderwho are called to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Participation atHoly Communion is usually once or twice a month. If interested, contact Sally Rosen-heim at 505-255-6813Altar Servers: Youth who have received the Sacrament of the Eucharist who assist duringthe celebration of the Mass. Participation usually occurs once or twice a month. If interested, contact Jim Klarkowski at 505-281-1005.Ushers: People of all ages are needed to assist in welcoming and seating the community, assist during Holy Communion and taking up the collection at all weekend Masses Ushersare needed at all Masses. contact the parish office at 505-256-9818 for further information.Ministry to the Sick and Homebound: Within the boundaries of the OLA Parish, we havea hospital, nursing homes, assisted living centers and several private care homes, all caringfor the needs of our sick and infirm. Volunteers are needed to bring Christ to the many people residing in these facilities. Commitment can be from 1 hour per month to 2 hours perweek. If interested in this very caring ministry, contact Deacon Jim Delgado at the parishoffice (505-256-9818) for further information.Children’s Liturgy of the Word: For the first 20 minutes of the 10:00 AM Mass on Sundays,children (Kindergarten thru 3rd grade) meet in the Sacristy where volunteers present the Sunday readings and Gospel in an age appropriate manner. The children return to their parents for the Liturgy and the Eucharist. This ministry needs volunteers to coordinate andplan Sunday lessons and activities, and aides to assist the lead catechists in teaching and ministering to the children. If interested, contact the parish office at 505-256-9818. Choirs: Individuals of all ages who love to sing are invited to participate in the sung prayerof the Church as members of the 5:00 PM Saturday choir and the 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, and 11:30 AM Sunday Mass Choirs. Contact the parish office at 505-256-9818 for more infor-mation.