Liturgical

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

Altar Servers

Boys and girls, 5th grade and above, serving the needs for the Altar at weekend Masses and holy days. As Altar Servers, young parishioners assist the priests and deacons with processions, blessings, rituals, etc. during the celebration of Mass and other liturgical celebrations.

Time commitment:  training provided; serving opportunities 1-2 times a month

Art and Environment

Prepares a worship space that inspires and creates a prayerful environment as we move through the liturgical seasons.  Decorating for Easter, Christmas, indoor plant care, seasonal floral, inventory and storeroom organizer. Qualifications include:  artistic talents, creativity, engineering skills, design skills, or just willing to lend a helping hand. In other words, everyone is welcome.

Time commitment:  once weekly, monthly, seasonally (depending on time availability)

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion

Archdiocesan guidelines currently require EMHC’s to be 18 years and fully initiated into the Catholic faith. This is a humbling and privileged opportunity to serve the Body and Blood of Christ during Eucharistic celebrations.

Time commitment: training provided; serving opportunities 1-2 times a month

Greeters/Ushers

Hospitable, personable and friendly, able to greet and seat people, assist with the collection, keep worship space in tidy order before and after liturgies.  Youth, families, singles, couples are encouraged to share in this ministry of hospitality.  As the initial point of contact for people entering the church, the Greeters/Ushers help set the tone for the liturgy with their welcoming smile and greeting.

Time commitment:  training provided; serving opportunities 1-2 times a month

Lectors

Ministers of the Word are a very important part of the Mass. Lectors do not “read,” but “proclaim” God's Holy Word.  Youth and adults with particular skills of public speaking are encouraged to share in this ministry.

Time commitment:  training provided; serving opportunities 1-2 times a month.

Sacristans

This ministry is important in the orchestration and coordination of Liturgical and Sacramental celebrations in the Church. The Sacristan insures everything is in place and that there are enough ministers to effectively celebrate the Mass and/or liturgical celebration. Duties include preparing vessels, collaborating with other liturgical ministers, turning on/off lights, ensuring the priest and deacon have everything they need.

Time commitment:  training provided; serving opportunities 1-2 times month.