Serving in a Liturgical Ministry is a wonderful way to grow in spirituality and appreciation of the Mass.
To serve in a Liturgical Ministry you must be an active, participating member of the parish in good standing.
Some Liturgical Ministries require Safe Environment Training and/or a background check.
Altar Servers are trained by the pastor to assist with Holy Mass and other liturgies. Any registered parishioner who has made their First Communion is eligible to serve as an Altar Server. This is a great ministry for families!
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have the privilege of helping serve the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in the species of bread and wine to the faithful. An EMOHC must be a registered member of the parish and a fully initiated Catholic in good standing with the church.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Holy Mass. A Lector must be a registered member of the parish and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Those with musical interests and gifts contribute to the liturgy through song and instrument. There are a number of music groups in the parish with various musical styles. There are no special requirements for this ministry except a love of music and the liturgy.
Always under the general direction of the pastor, a Sacristan undertakes the overall preparation of liturgical celebrations, including all that is needed for special days such as Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday. Sacristans must be registered members of the parish and fully initiated Catholics in good standing with the church.
Ushers provide a welcoming environment to church-goers and offer assistance during Mass. There are no special requirements to serve as an Usher except a love of helping others. This minisitry is great for families to participate in!