Liturgical Ministries

liturgical ministers 

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Consider volunteering in one of the ministries:

Altar Servers

• Serve at the altar by assisting the priest in a dignified manner in the spirit of the liturgy. • Assist at Mass, Stations of the Cross and other liturgies • Arrange for a substitute when not available. Time Commitment: Serve 1-2 times per month, depending on the number of ministers. Length of Commitment: One year, renewable. Training: Adults and students in grade 5 or higher are invited to this ministry. New Altar Servers receive initial training on their role, the objects used in the celebration of the liturgy, and familiarity with the structure of the Mass. Ongoing formation opportunities are offered

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist  

• Assist the priest at Mass with distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ. • May take Holy Communion to the sick, the homebound, hospitals and care facilities. • Arrange for a substitute when not available. Time Commitment: Serve 1-2 times per month, depending on the number of ministers. Length of Commitment: One year, renewable. Training: This ministry is open to fully initiated parishioners who are at least 16 years of age and who regularly share in the Eucharist. They should embody a mature Christian lifestyle of faith and charity, service and stability, living in a way that reflects love for and desire to serve Christ in others. New extraordinary ministers receive initial training, and ongoing formation is offered

Lectors

• Proclaims the Word of God as a living dialogue that allows the assembly to hear and respond to God present among us at Mass. • Arrange for a substitute when not available. Time Commitment: Serve 1-2 times per month, depending on the number of ministers. Length of Commitment: One year, renewable. Training: This ministry is open to fully initiated parishioners who are at least 16 years of age. Lectors should have a good familiarity with the sacred nature of the texts proclaimed and be qualified to read aloud in public. They should be able to proclaim the scriptures with conviction, clarity and skill. New lectors receive initial training. Ongoing formation opportunities are offered.

Sacristan

• Be at church one half hour before Mass or other liturgy. • Prepare all vessels and altar linens for Mass or other liturgy. • Check ministry sign in sheet. Find substitutes if there are absences. • Arrange for a substitute when not available. Time Commitment: Serve 1-2 times a month, depending on the number of ministers. Length of Commitment: One year, renewable Training: One on one training with a current sacristan

Ushers

• Exhibit a warm welcome to all. • Greet, seat & assist the disabled. • Gather the collection and place in safe as instructed. • Assist with the Procession of the Gifts, Communion Procession, & distribution of bulletins/other worship aids. • Straighten pew area following Mass. • Arrange for a substitute when not available. Time Commitment: Serve 1-2 times per month, depending on the number of ministers. Length of Commitment: One year, renewable. Training: This ministry is open to parishioners who are at least 16 years of age. New ushers receive initial training