The lector proclaims the readings at Mass, along with the Prayer of the Faithful. Lectors serve at Sunday Mass and weekday Mass.
Requirements: A love of the Scriptures, a good speaking voice, frequent participation in the Mass, an interview with one of the priests, and formal training in proclaiming biblical texts. Participation in the Diocesan Lector Training Process.
The Eucharistic Minister assists the priest in offering Communion to fellow congregants at Mass and in bringing Communion to the sick and shut in parishioners.
Requirements: A devotion to the Eucharist, frequent participation at Mass, the desire and time to serve the sick and home bound of the parish, an interview with one of the priests, and some formal training in serving at the altar.
Altar servers assist the priest at the altar, lead processions and enable the Liturgy to be an experience of prayer and in a reverent atmosphere. Men, women and students serve in this capacity. Training is provided a few times during the year and training sessions are announced in the bulletin.
HOSPITALITY MINISTRY (Ushers)
Open to men and women, Ushers create a welcoming spirit by greeting people at Sunday Mass. Ushers also help in setting up and cleaning up after receptions (fellowship/hospitality) that follow certain Masses through the year.
Requirements: Frequent participation in the Mass, a cheerful disposition, a desire to help others, an interview with one of the priests.
ALTAR AND SANCTUARY PREPARATION
Members of the Rosary-Altar Society prepare the altar linens, clean the sanctuary and decorate the Church for Sunday Mass and major feasts of the year.
FAMILY MASS COMMITTEE
The family Mass Committee helps in planning and providing monthly liturgical celebrations that involve the whole family.Meetings are held several times a year and are announced here and in the Bulletin.The committee works with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word Committee and the Pastoral Ministry Office.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
The Children’s Liturgy of the Word provides a wonderful opportunity for children to hear and understand each Sunday’s Scripture readings in a child’s language. Each week, we emphasize a different theme.