Liturgical Ministries

Welcome! Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies should utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through ''behind the scenes" preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.

Scheduling and recruiting individuals for the various Ministries listed below is managed by the Pastoral Associate or Pastoral Minister for each of the three church sites The names of the Pastoral Associate or Pastoral Minister can be found in the staff listings on this web site or in the weekly bulletin.

Individual schedule lists can be found under the Calendar /Events menu.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers offer service to God and the community by assisting the priest during mass. The ministry is open to all youth of the parish who have made their First Communion and whose parents believe they are ready and responsible enough to be trained. We also invite all adults who are interested in serving. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Servers are assigned on a rotating schedule.

Environment

This team works behind the scenes to transform our Worship environment for the different seasons. Help is always needed and new artistic ideas welcomed.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

This liturgical ministry is responsible for distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at the weekend Masses and other times Mass is celebrated. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion may serve at any Mass they attend.

Gift Bearers

Individuals, families, parish groups, you are invited to carry the gifts in the Offertory Processions. Celebrating a memorial, birthday, anniversary, new job, baby, or home? Be a part of the liturgy in thanksgiving representing all of God's blessings to us.

Hospitality

These ministers invite fellowship to continue after  Sunday morning liturgy. They extend hospitality to the community by providing coffee, donuts, and a smile. There are normally at least two ministers assisting in setup and clean up before and after each liturgy. The ministry is a wonderful opportunity for families to minister together.

Intercessory Prayer Writers

Intercessory prayer writers prepare the General Intercessions for our weekend liturgies. Prayers are written following specific guidelines with support from various publications, coordinators and most especially the Holy Spirit. This is an invisible, yet essential ministry. Writers tend to be those who enjoy prayer, Scripture reflection, and are comfortable putting their thoughts in writing. This ministry is time- flexible and can be performed at home; ideally this would be on a 6 - 8 week rotation.

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord during the Liturgy and lead the Penitential Rite and the general Intercessions. A lector must have a passion for Scripture; an ability to interpret and understand Scripture; and sufficient public speaking skills to proclaim the Word to the assembly the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year.  Lectors are assigned on a rotating basis.

Linen Ministry   

These ministers clean and press the altar linens and purificators used each week in our  liturgies. This is another invisible, yet essential ministry. The cloths used at the altar in the Eucharistic celebration are to be treated with the care and respect due to those items used in the preparation and celebration of the sacred mysteries.

Sacristans

Sacristans work behind the scenes. They prepare the worship spaces for the celebration of the sacraments each week. They are usually able to work one Sunday on a rotating basis.

Ushers

Ushers work in teams of at least four serving as weekly. As ministers of hospitality, ushers welcome folks and help them to feel comfortable in the worshipping environment. They open doors, greet, hand out bulletins, assist with communion traffic flow and ensure that Gift Bearers are available for service. Monetary gifts are collected and food baskets prepared. Assistance is given to folks as needed or during emergencies. Women, senior youth, young Adults, men, are welcome to serve. Training is provided. Watch for information in the bulletin or contact any lead usher to volunteer.