The Liturgical Ministries challenge us to strengthen our spiritual understanding and commitment by living out our Baptismal promise to serve and build up the Body of Christ. Training is provided for all areas. Please contact Sister Mildred Busch email@example.com for more information.
Acolytes assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass by performing specific actions at the altar as well as preparation before and duties after the Mass. Acolytes are trained through the Diocesan Training Program and are installed by the Bishop of the Diocese. Monthly schedules are sent to acolytes several weeks prior to the liturgy date. Acolytes are asked to volunteer for special liturgies.
Altar Servers are young men that assist the priest during Mass. They attend to supporting tasks at the altar, as well as, preparation before and duties after Mass. Monthly schedules are sent to altar servers several weeks prior to the liturgy date. Altar servers are asked to volunteer for special liturgies.
Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick
The Eucharistic Ministers bring Holy Communion to those members of the parish who are homebound and to Catholics in designated nursing homes within the parish boundaries. The Eucharistic Ministers are undertaking a special mission to the sick on behalf of the Church and have great love and reverence for the Blessed Sacrament and a special compassion for the sick.
Gift Bearers offer the bread, wine and financial contributions in the name of the entire parish. Ushers invite individuals and/or families to bring the gifts to the altar prior to Mass. Individuals and families are also invited to volunteer by asking the usher if they may offer for that Mass.
Lectors or Readers assist the clergy by reading the scripture passages during each Mass, as well as, perform the Mass introduction duties and perform before and after Mass duties. Monthly schedules are sent out to lectors/readers several weeks prior. Lectors and readers are asked to volunteer for special liturgies.
Ushers/Greeters greet and make welcome the faithful who enter into the Church of God and guide individuals and families to places of worship within the Church and handout materials when necessary. Monthly schedules are sent to ushers/greeters several weeks prior to the liturgy date. Ushers/greeters are asked to volunteer for special liturgies.
The Rosary Committee arranges for someone to lead the rosary before each weekend Mass. We encourage parishioners to join us in praying the Rosary together, offering the prayers for special intentions. Please contact us if you would be interested in leading the rosary.