HELP US CELEBRATE THE MASS TOGETHER:
There are many opportunities for those who would like to participate in the life of our parish. Please contact us if you are interested in joining any of our growing ministries.
The latest Altar Server/Lector/Minister's schedule can be found in the right-hand margin under "documents".
ATTENTION MEN: While our parish community is comprised of about 50% men, we don't have that same percentage represented in the liturgical ministries of the Church. While we greatly appreciate the dedicated service of our women, more men are encourage to answer the call.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord. (1) When the size of the congregation or the incapacity of the bishop, priest, or deacon requires it, the celebrant may be assisted by other bishops, priests, or deacons. If such ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are not present, "the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, i.e., duly instituted acolytes or even other faithful who have been deputed for this purpose. In case of necessity, the priest may also depute suitable faithful for this single occasion (GIRM 162)."
If you have a great love for the Eucharist, fully initiated member of the Church (Confirmed and living in full communion) and a desire to bring Him to others at Mass and to the Homebound, Click here for more information.
A lector proclaims the first or second reading at Mass. This person may also read the Prayers of the Faithful. One does not need to be Confirmed to be a lector at mass. Younger parishioners are encouraged to help.
If you're interested in proclaiming God's Word click here for more information.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
We follow the practice of a separate Liturgy of the Word for children as suggested in the Directory for Masses with Children. The primary purpose of dismissing children is to provide them with a focused environment where they are more likely to become conscious, active listeners and responders to God’s Word. The intention of Children’s Liturgy of the Word is NOT to baby-sit or provide entertainment for the children. The celebration of the Liturgy of the Word with children is a liturgical experience which opens young people to hear and respond to God’s Word in ways that enable them to be nurtured and challenged by God’s Word.
We invite children ages 4-10 to participate in this Liturgical experience, and we encourage parents and older siblings to become involved as members of our team.
All 4th graders and older are invited and encouraged to serve the altar. Contact Mrs. Primmer for more information.