Liturgical Ministries


Sacristan  -  Let your light shine!

This Ministry involves preparing the worship space for celebrations. Duties include light housekeeping, cleaning of the vessels used in liturgies, maintaining Fatherís vestments and the Altar Server cassocks and surplices.

Our Sacristan also decorates the altar according to the seasons of the Church. There are only a few weeks in the year when it is liturgically correct for the sanctuary to be bare, ie. without flowers, etc. During the rest of the year, we invite your talent and ideas to dress up the area in front of the ambo, altar and tabernacle.


Hospitality  -  So reach out and welcome one another to God's glory

Welcome parishioners and visitors to our weekend Masses as our parish family gathers together to celebrate Eucharist.

  • Introduce them to Father

  • Help them find a seat or washroom

  • Invite people to assist with taking up collection and to be Gift Bearers

This is a Ministry that the whole family can do together and requires approximately 1/2 an hour of your time once a month. The Hospitality ministry also participates at special parish events or services, as requested.

 


Altar Server  -  You are the light of the world

We invite boys and girls, Grade 4 to 12, from either parochial or public school to participate. You will assist Father with Mass and other liturgical celebrations including funerals and weddings. Training, dedication to the Lord and faithful commitment are required. Your name will be placed on a schedule for either weekend Mass.

 


Lectors  -  That I may proclaim the word of God to you

Lectors proclaim the readings from the Old and New Testaments at Mass. Potential lectors should have certain natural gifts such as strong and clear voices and have confidence, maturity, and sensitivity to not only reach the ears of the people, but their hearts and minds as well. Through study and prayer, the lector develops an understanding of the Word of God and its importance in our celebration of faith. Regular lectors are grouped in teams of two, with each team scheduled at a weekend Mass once every four weeks or be one of our replacements.


Eucharistic Ministers  -  Do this in memory of Me

As a result of Vatican II, this ministry is a restored privilege of the laity. One who has a special devotion and service to the Holy Eucharist will be trained and mandated by our Diocese. You will be placed on a schedule with one or two others, scheduled at a weekend Mass every four weeks or be one of our replacements.

 


Music  -  Sing to Him a new song;  Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Our music ministry is always open to new members for vocals and instrumental. Come share your gift with your fellow parishioners at either Mass.

We also have a need for singers and instrumentalists to minister at funerals, weddings and other special celebrations.

 


Children's - Liturgy 

Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

September through June, at our Sunday Mass, we gather together our young members, ages 4 & 5 and 6 to 8, for their own Liturgy of the Word. An opportunity to share your faith and help the children learn about the readings of the day.