We are blessed in our community with a wealth of talented, enthusiastic and caring people who work so very hard to make our liturgies welcoming and prayerful. However, it does take many, many people in many different roles to accomplish the “work” of liturgy. Below is a list of the liturgical ministries in our parish.
Several times a year trainings are offered. Dates and times are printed in our weekly bulletin and a listing is available on our flyers page.
Altar care is a behind-the-scenes ministry. Ministers are responsible for the care of the Day Chapel, Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Sanctuary, making sure all is ready for worship. The duties require one hour on Friday or Saturday morning.
Altar servers assist the priest at the altar during Mass. Their service is also to the community by setting the example for others by their attitude and posture. Altar servers are trained to serve with grace and reverence.
This ministry is open to persons from 10 years of age to adults.
Art & Environment
Our art and environment ministers aid in preparing the church as a pleasant and inspiring place to give praise to our God as we move through the liturgical seasons of the year. It is a way to serve God through your creativity and talents.
Eucharistic ministers serve the community by sharing the Body and Blood of Christ. This is a ministry that Pope Paul VI called “an important office of immense love.” It requires an understanding and reverence for the Eucharist.
Adults and teenagers who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation may serve in this ministry.
Greeters are called to be ministers of hospitality to all who come through the church doors. They welcome everyone, assist with seating, special needs, and Offertory and Communion processions. They also distribute handouts and bulletins. This is an important and rewarding ministry for both adults and young people. It is a special opportunity for families to minister together.
Lectors are called to proclaim the Word of God during Mass and other liturgical services. This ministry requires a strong belief in and devotion to the truth proclaimed in Scripture. Scheduled lectors participate in Bible study and practice prior to their assigned Mass. This ministry is open to all Baptized adults and teenagers.
Linen care ministers are responsible for washing and ironing the altar linens. The linens are picked up following the last Mass on Sunday or during the week. The time required for this ministry is about two hours once every two or three months.
Sacristans are responsible for facilitating the smooth flow of the liturgy and attending to the needs of the community. This is the person all other ministers look to for assistance and/or guidance during their scheduled Mass. Sacristans are scheduled approximately 1-2 times per month.
Pastoral Care Ministry
People who have chosen a ministry of Pastoral Care to those confined by illness or the infirmities of age give thanks for the opportunity to be part of this special ministry. They are people who have chosen to reach out with gentle and tender hands to offer Jesus to those who are sick and suffering. Their call is to share the journey of others by offering the Eucharist and by offering their presence for a chat, a prayer, or an understanding moment.
If you have any questions or would like to join one of these ministries, please contact our Liturgy Office at 210-455-4027.