Liturgy Ministries and Volunteer Opportunities
Many parishioners are involved each week in preparing and leading the prayers of our liturgies. Through ministerial service, they are helping the community to celebrate its faith with deepening meaning. If you are interested in liturgy planning and environment, please contact the Director of Liturgy and Music to share your interest with the Parish Community.
Boys and girls from 4th grade on assist the Priest and Deacon in the celebration of the liturgy. Altar Servers are expected to attend an initial training session and periodic meetings.
A member of the adult choir attends weekly choir rehearsals on Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 PM from September to May. The choir sings at the 10:30 AM Mass on Sundays and for special liturgies. Members are not required to read music. The choir also performs seasonal concerts.
Boys and girls attend weekly choir rehearsals on Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM from September to May. The choir sings at many 9:00 AM Sunday Masses and for special liturgies. The choir joins the adult choir on seasonal concerts and special occasions. Members need not read music.
These teams serve to count weekly offertory and special collections.
Various parishioners present the gifts at weekend liturgies. All are encouraged to do so as a family or as one of several single persons. Please volunteer with one of the ushers before Mass.
Leaders of Song
Cantors lead the congregation in songs and responses at liturgies. The ability to read music is not necessary, but they are expected to attend periodic workshops to review music and vocal techniques.
The Martha's Guild
This group is responsible for the laundering and ironing the linens used at Masses.
Ministers of the Word
Lectors proclaim the Word of God at the liturgies. There is some technical preparation in public speaking required.
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Ministers of Communion
The Communion Ministers are commissioned by the Pastor to help distribute Holy Communion in the form of bread and wine at Masses. They may also take Communion to the sick and house bound. Some training is required.
Our Sunday assemblies should always have about them something of the warm conviviality of a family reunion. A simple gladness in being together should mark each congregation as a community gathered in joyous love to rediscover the bonds of hope and faith that bind the members into a holy fellowship.
Each arrival needs to experience the feeling of belonging, a sense that "it is good to be here" A keen perception of mutual acceptance should pervade the gathering so that a feeling of "group" can emerge and a spirit of brotherly and sisterly love can flourish.
Hidden fears need to be laid to rest, and individuals need to be encouraged to break out of their private shells and break through that loneliness which is the thing most opposed to God.
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