A Call to Liturgical Ministry
Why a Call to Liturgical Ministry?
The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
says that the liturgy is not a private act and the entire church
is called to active, conscious participation in the rites. The Holy
Spirit pours out gifts which make it possible for every Christian
man and woman to assume ministries and forms of service that complement
one another for the good of all.
Our parish has sustained this liturgical principle and has faithfully
fostered a spirit of community involvement in our worship. This
call is our way of recognizing the many different gifts in our faith
community, gifts that originate with God. Liturgical ministers are
not merely volunteers, but persons who dedicate and develop their
talents for the good of the Church.
We hope you will respond to the call.
How Long May I Serve in a Liturgical Ministry?
You may serve as long as you wish.
What Will Be Required of Me?
Three things are asked of you.
That you be present for your assignment faithfully and reliably
according to a seasonal schedule
That you make your ministry part of your personal call to
discipleship as reflected in your prayer and personal spirituality
That you learn and grow in
your ministry through parish training, reading, diocesan workshops
or other opportunities. Parish training sessions are offered periodically
and are publicized in advance. Individual training for new ministers
can also be arranged by appointment through the parish office.
Whay Liturgical Ministries Are Open To Me?
Adult Acolyte - For women and men who have been confirmed,
to assist the priest at the altar throughout the entire Liturgy.
Baker - For anyone who loves to bake, to take a turn baking
bread for all of our weekend Liturgies.
Children's Liturgy of the Word - Prepares and presents the Liturgy of the Word
at age appropriate levels for children during the 8:30 a.m. or 11:00
Eucharistic Minister - For women and men who have been confirmed,
to distribute the Eucharist during our Liturgies.
Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound - For women and men who have been confirmed, to distribute
the Eucharist to people confined to their home due to age or illness,
or who are in a nursing home.
Liturgy Coordinator - For women and men who have been confirmed,
to coordinate all liturgical ministers at the beginning of our weekend
Minister of Hospitality - For family groups, companions,
or individuals, to be greeters before and after our weekend Liturgies.
Music Minister - For singers and instrumentalists, to lead
the assembly in prayerful song and music.
Reader - For women and men who have been confirmed, to proclaim
the Word of God.
Presider for Communion Services- For women and men who
have been confirmed, to lead communion services during the week
about once every two months at the Church or the Grotto.
Server - For young girls
and boys who have not been confirmed but are old enough to receive
Veronica and Sermon Minister
- people to care for vestments and altar linens.
Writer - For anyone who loves to write in a poetic and prayerful
way, to compose our General Intercessions (Prayers of the Faithful)
and occasional prayers for various parish liturgies.
If you are Interested in Serving in any of the Above
Contact: The Parish Office