A liturgical ministry is simply being involved with or assisting with the Mass. While the priest is the presider and main guide for the movement of the liturgy, it is a community effort to complete the Mass. Below are listed several ways you can use your gifts and talents to bring more beauty to the Mass.
Lectors proclaim the readings of the scripture during the celebration of the Mass and read the general intercessions.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Eucharistic ministers, since the early centuries of the Church, have taken Holy Communion to the sick and other shut-ins. They now join with the presiding priest to help distribute the body and blood of Christ to the assembly. Some of them still serve as ministers to the sick and shut-ins of our community.
CANTORS AND MUSICIANS
Cantors serve as the song leaders during the celebration of the eucharist, and, most importantly, proclaim the psalm during Mass. Musicians, both vocalists and instrumentalists are involved in many ways in the liturgical life of our parishes.
Ushers do much more than just seat people, take up the collection, and stand watch in case of emergency. They are the "open doors" to fellow worshipers; they welcome each new arrival and point them towards Christ.
Altar servers must be in the 5th grade or above to serve at our parish. These young people serve at weekend Masses, reconciliation services, and other liturgical celebrations, such as Stations of the Cross. Adults usually serve daily morning Mass. So, this is the one ministry that is open to persons of all ages!
SOUND SYSTEM AND LIVESTREAM OPERATORS
Sound system and livestream operators make sure everyone can hear and participate in Mass, both in person and online.
If you would like to get involved with a liturgical ministry or if you have any further questions regarding our liturgical ministries, please contact us at the parish office at 360-425-4660.