Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers

The name “server” identifies the role of an altar server at Mass - to serve God and his people by assisting the priest and parish community in their worship and celebration of the Eucharist. Children from 4th through 8th grade are eligible. Training is provided here at the parish at a convenient time for those involved.


Eucharistic Ministers

The people who volunteer their services to assist in the distribution of the Eucharist are expected to be of good moral character as well as to have a deep devotion to our Lord. While there are no requirements as such, the person who serves in this ministry for the community must attend a number of preparatory sessions involving not only basic instruction, but also reflection on the ministry. Auxiliary ministers of Holy Communion are expected to serve at the regular Masses as well as at special services held throughout the year. Every attempt is made to have ministers assigned to the Mass of their preference. Training is provided here at the parish at a convenient time for those involved.


Lectors

Lectors volunteer their services to the ministry of the Word. After preparatory sessions involving not only the development of speaking skills, but also some reflection on the ministry of the Word, these members of the community proclaim the Word of God at the regular Eucharistic assemblies as well as at special services held throughout the year. Every attempt is made to schedule ministers at the Mass of their choice. Training is provided here at the parish at a convenient time for those involved.


Liturgy Committee

This team prepares the liturgical life of the parish as the liturgical year (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Triduum, Easter Season and Ordinary Time) unfolds. Grounded in sacred scripture and rich prayers of the Church, guided by the Holy Spirit, they seek to find ways to help draw our community more deeply into the Paschal Mystery through participation in weekly liturgies.


Pastoral Care of the Sick

A large number or our parishioners are unable to attend Mass for various reasons. Sharing community with these shut-ins is a group of dedicated ministers who provide the most wonderful and rewarding service of visiting and bringing Holy Communion to them. Ministers of care are required to attend several prescheduled sessions to train for this ministry. The priests of the parish continue to bring the sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing to shut-ins annually and/or upon request. Is there someone in your home that is unable to participate in our weekend liturgy? Please call the rectory and request a minister to bring the Eucharist to your family member."


Ushers

Ushers welcome and assist in giving the Mass a community atmosphere. They distribute worship aids, help with seating and any individual needs. They collect offering, direct communion lines at Mass, wish everyone a good day and distribute bulletins at the end of the Mass. Training is provided here at the parish at a convenient time for those involved. "Is there someone in your home that is unable to participate in our weekend liturgy? Please call the rectory and request a minister to bring the Eucharist to your family member."