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Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical ministries are those that support our Liturgy and Worship either directly or indirectly.  Many of the important liturgical functions of our celebrations are carried out by members of our parish who are entrusted with the sincere devotion and decorum expected.  Whether participation is behind the scenes or in a public role in the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations.  We hope that you will  prayerfully comsider joining one of the ministries below.

Th Liturgical schedules are prepared quarterly; the frequency for being scheduled is dependent on the number of parishioners in that particular ministry.
If you are interested in serving in one of the ministries below, or would like more information, please submit the form below or call the parish office.

Altar Servers - Youth:  Boys and girls in fifth grade through high school are invited to become altar servers. They act as the assembly's representatives in assisting the presider in the celebration of Sunday Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Servers are trained both to assist in the celebrations, and to prepare and clean up the sanctuary and sacristy.  On-going training is provided throughout the year.
Altar Servers - Adults:  Adult Altar Servers are trained in all aspects of this ministry as well as areas additional areas in order to assist with Funeral celebrations and holy days of obligation.
Children's Liturgy of the Word: Adults proclaim the Sunday readings and Gospel reflection on a child’s level during Sunday Masses. There are two adult volunteers scheduled per Mass - one for children in Pre-K through Grade 2 and one for children in Grades 3 through 5.  The children are led out of the Sanctuary to a pre-designated location and are brought back after the homily.  Volunteers who work in this ministry need to be STAND certified - please click here to be directed to the STAND training webpage.
Environment and Art: The Environment and Art committee works closely with the Liturgy and Music office to design a plan for each liturgical event.  The committee consists of parishioners who decorate the sanctuary and church throughout the liturgical year consistent with the various themes determined by each particular season.  Members rotate decorating the church on a Friday or Saturday or the day before Easter and Christmas.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are privileged to assist the presider in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembly, as well as those community members unable to attend Mass. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve at all liturgies. Confirmed high school youth and adult parishioners are invited to share in this special ministry.
Greeters: Greeters are the first to welcome each person to Sunday worship. They help with the seating, collection, communion procession, bulletin distribution, and other needs of the community. This ministry is open to all ages. Young children are encouraged to participate as they are able with their families.
Lectors: Lectors accept the privileged role of proclaiming the Word of God in a manner that can nourish the assembly. They reflect upon the reading itself, as well as its contextual background. Lectors apply effective methods of oral proclamation so that the assembly may enter into the experience of God's living Word. High school youth and adult parishioners interested in proclaiming God's Word are always welcome.
Music: Adults and children alike are invited and encouraged to share theuir musical abilities in our choirs, as a Cantor, or as an instrumentalist.  Please visit our Music page for more details.
Sacristan: Sacristans tasks are to light the church for early worshipers and help the presider prepare for Mass by setting out hosts, water, and wine. They also help maintain the sacred vessels, vestments, altar linens, candles, oils, holy water, special books, and other liturgical items. This person also helps return to the Sacristy the liturgical items used at Mass.
Coffee and Donuts: Parishioners who serve at the 9:00 Mass, pick up donuts at a local store, and set up and serve coffee, juice, and donuts after the 9:00 Mass.   Parishioners who serve at the 11:00 Mass serve and clean-up after the 11:00 Mass.  This is a wonderful ministry for families to serve together. 
Nursery: This ministry cares for children up to 4 years of age during Sunday Masses, giving parents the opportunity to participate more fully in the liturgy. Parents who use the nursery are encouraged to volunteer as they are able.  Volunteers who work in this minstry need to be STAND certified - please click here to be directed to the STAND training webpage.
Liturgical Arts: The Liturgical Arts Committee is responsible for researching and proposing suggestions for “quality art” works that enhance worship and inspire prayer in the people of God.  Members of this committee have a strong interest in connecting people to God through art.  A background in art is not a requirement. This committee usually meets four times a year.  When a project is underway, meetings are more frequent as commissioning worthy art is often a lengthy process.