LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

Vibrant liturgy is dependent on the full participation of all members of the community.  An exciting way to become involved in our parish is to spend just a little extra time at weekly Mass in one of the following ministries.  Call the Parish Office for more information regarding any of our liturgical opportunities. These important ministries, while requiring a minimal commitment of time, are vital to the quality of our liturgies and to our parish community at large.

Lectors-Ministers of the Word, proclaim the Word of God to the assembly gathered in worship to touch their hearts and challenge them to live that Word.  Those members of our parish, who are blessed with the gifts necessary for proclaiming God’s Word are encouraged to share their gifts through this ministry.  

Eucharistic Ministers-These Liturgical Ministers assist the priests distributing the sacred Body and Blood of our Lord to the members of the assembly. Ministers of the Eucharist are needed within the celebration of Mass and also to bring communion to our parish shut-ins and to area nursing homes. Anyone who has received the sacrament of Confirmation is invited to take part. Formal instruction is given. 

Ushers and/or Greeters-Members of this Ministry welcome people to our parish liturgies, making them feel comfortable and at home. If needed they help seat people, and take up collections of offertory envelopes.

Gift Bearer-The gifts of bread and wine, are presented at the altar by parishioners, on behalf of the whole assembly. If you or your family would like to serve as gift bearers, you are asked to mention it to the ushers upon your arrival at Mass.  

Choir- The parish choir enhances the music in our parish. Anyone who likes to sing is invited to join our choir at practices and participation in the 9:00 am Mass on Sundays. Some members also serve as cantors and musicians at other Masses as well. Feel free to talk to our Music Director, Shere Content.

Sanctuary & Sacristy clean up-Once a week several dedicated parishioners prepare the church for Sunday worship. They dust the pews, water plants, tend the candle stands, clean and refresh holy water stands, see to it that the vestments and servers robes are clean, along with any other necessary chores. Let us know if you are interested in helping.

Church Environment-This group ‘decorates’ the sanctuary according to the liturgical calendar. If you want to help, especially if you are gifted in flower arranging and/or interior design, let us know.