Liturgical Ministries

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Ministers administer Christ’s body and blood to the assembly.  A Diocesan class must be attended, and certification must be obtained before being added to the rotation.  Mass preferences are taken into consideration during scheduling.

Altar Servers

All youth of the parish who are in the fifth grade and above are invited to join the Ministry of Acolyte.  This is a community service activity which requires one to assist the celebrant during mass.  Training sessions are held periodically throughout the year.

Lectors/Commentators

Lectors assist in the celebrations of the Liturgy by the proclamation of the Readings.  Commentators welcome and greet the assembly as well as make the weekly announcements.  Clear reading voice and good proclamation skills are important to help the assembly hear and apply the Word of God in their own lives, and deepen their relationship with God.

Sacristan

This ministry consists of 3-12 individuals who would be responsible for setting and cleaning up of the worship space before weekend masses.  The individual would need to arrive an hour before the beginning of mass and set-up the Eucharist vessels, gifts, credence table and lighting of the alter candles.  People would be scheduled according to their mass preference time and it would either be a weekly or monthly commitment based on the number of participants in the ministry.

Ushers

The mission of the Usher is the Eucharistic Celebrations is to assist and serve the worshipping community with joy, dependability, kindness and reverence.  Mass preference will be taken into consideration during scheduling.

Greeters

Greeters are responsible for establishing that “first impression” for those entering God’s house.  Their ministering abilities in welcoming parishioners and visitors into church creates a warm sense of personal worth in those they greet and for all prayerful activity to follow.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy is celebrated on Sunday mornings, during the 11:00 Mass.  It delivers the same readings but in easier to understand words.  We do not give a sermon, however the children are asked to share what they heard.  This is designed for children age 6-10; younger children are welcome when accompanied by an older sibling.

Art & Environment

Volunteers are needed to help in the preparing and decorating of the Church, Gathering Area and Chapel for the Liturgical seasons: Advent and Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter, Summer, Fall and Winter Ordinary Time, and other special feasts of the Church.  We need talented people in the area of sewing and design, as well as members who can water the plants, iron climb ladders, clean, maintain storage rooms and inventory seasonal items.  If you are interested, then this seasonal effort is for you.

Liturgy Planning Committee

Write intercessions and the Greeting for each Mass.  Look at the upcoming season, and decide on a goal and theme.  Theme needs to be handed to the Arts & Environment and Music Ministries so that all aspects of the mass are tied together.  There are also meetings at the conclusion of the season to evaluate on effectiveness and to document changes needed for the next season.