Blessed Are You!
Be Christ to others by serving the church as a liturgical minister.
Liturgy is a communal worship of God. The Mass is a special liturgical celebration where all God's people gather not only to give praise and worship, but to offer themselves in the sacrifice of Christ's Body. To accomplish this, many people are needed to serve at any given mass.
While recognizing that all people take part in the liturgy, the Liturgical Ministers serve in a particular way to plan, organize and implement a vibrant, dynamic and prayerful liturgical service. The Liturgical Ministry strives to fulfill the Second Vatican Council's mandate to foster the full, active and conscious participation of the faithful at mass.
Below are listed the various opportunities for people to minister in the Liturgical department. Some ministers serve on a weekly basis, some once a month, and others serve on a "as needed" basis.
Our Parish Center Masses utilize projection technology to support assembly participation at liturgies. Projectionists turn on equipment and "point and click" the computer mouse and follow a guide to all songs and prayers at 4:30pm Saturday liturgy, and 10am and 6pm Sunday liturgies. This simple but crucial task is particularly good for families, whose members can share the commitment when needed, and can sit together during Mass!
Ministers of the Word serve approximately once every-other-month at Masses. They proclaim the scripture readings of the day, lead the Prayers of the Faithful and read the announcements at the end of Mass. Training is required and is held as needed for new lectors.
Youth Lector Ministry
Youth Ministers of the Word serve at the 6pm Sunday Masses. They proclaim the scripture readings of the day, perform short skits, lead the Prayers of the Faithful and read the announcements at the end of Mass. The assigned 3-4 youth ministers rehearse with an Adult Lector Coach the hour before Mass begins.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist distribute Holy Communion, the most important part of the Mass. Commitment is once per month on teams assigned to Masses at both churches. Ministers must be confirmed Catholics. Training is provided.