Liturgical Ministries

The Church earnestly desires that all the faitfhul be led to that full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgical celebrations called for by the very nature of the liturgy itself (Constitution on the Liturgy, art. 14). In the body of Christ there exists a wonderful variety of ministries, which are especially evident when we gather around the altar to worship God. By virtue of our baptism in Christ some of us are called to serve as ministers of the liturgical assembly. Among the liturgical ministries exercised by lay persons are those of altar server (acolyte), sacristan, musician, usher (or minister of hospitality), lector and extraordinary minister of holy communion.

Altar servers assist the priest and deacon.

Sacristans prepare and maintain that which is necessary for divine worship.

Musicians help to raise our spirits in joyful praise.

Ushers or ministers of hospitality provide welcome and dignified order to the celebration.

Lectors or readers have the responsibility of proclaiming the Scriptures at Mass and other liturgical services.

Extraordinary ministers of holy communion assist the priest and deacon distributing holy communion to the faithful. Some extraordinary ministers of holy communion also bring holy communion to those unable to participate in the Mass due to age or infirmity.

Please contact Don Beaulieu for information about becoming an altar server, sacristan, usher, lector or extraordinary ministers of holy communion.

 

Liturgical Ministries Schedule October 12, 2019 - March 22, 2020

God of glory,
your beloved Son has shown us
that true worship comes from humble and contrite hearts.

Bless our brothers and sisters,
you have responded to the needs of our parish and are committed to your service as liturgical ministers.
Grant that their ministry may be fruitful and our worship pleasing in your sight.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 


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