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Altar Servers assist at the Altar during weekend Masses. The Altar Servers are boys or girls who received their First Communion and are in 5th grade and older.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION:
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion distribute the precious Body and Blood of Jesus under both species at the Sunday Masses, Holy Day Masses and communion services. They also take communion to the sick. To be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, you must be at least 18 years old and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The greeters serve at an assigned Mass, greeting the congregation at the Church door and assisting them in finding seats at Mass. They distribute bulletins and are responsible for gathering the offerings.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God at weekday and at Sunday Masses and at special parish celebrations. This ministry is an opportunity for service for those with good speaking voices and confident personalities.
All members of the community are invited to share the gifts of music with the assembly gathered for weekend liturgies and other special services. The time commitment is approximately 2 to 2-1/2 hours—weeknight rehearsal plus one hour rehearsal before the liturgy itself. All groups are on a rotating Mass schedule.
Worship Coordinators are in charge of preparing the items needed for Mass and assuring that all assigned liturgical ministers are present for the Mass. After the Mass, they are responsible for storing all the items used in the liturgy.
Volunteers who wash, iron and clean linens. Two people per weekend needed. Volunteers are scheduled on a quarterly basis. This is a great and vital at-home ministry.
Sew purificators, corporals, etc.
Parishioners help plan, purchase and fabricate the environment of the Church for liturgy on weekends and during seasons. Artists, craft people, designers, sewers, gardeners, florists, woodworkers and other skills are needed. Time commitment varies - you set the project and time limits.
Community members who set up the tape player/recorder for worship; video tape programs, presentations and liturgies - for memory, information and study. We would like to expand the video taping ministry.
Parishioners lead and participate in Evening Prayer based on the Liturgy of the Hours during the Seasons of Advent/Christmas and Lent/ Eastertime and Pentecost.
FUNERAL PLANNING MINISTRY:
Teams who assist the priest, deacon or family as the community gathers to support a member during the funeral vigil and Mass.
LITURGY OFFICE ASSISTANTS:
Volunteers give clerical support to the Minister of Liturgy by updating ministers’ lists, preparing the ministers’ schedule and doing special projects. Time commitment varies but is usually 4-5 hours a month.
This is a ministry in which married couples and engaged couples better understand and experience Catholic Christian marriage.
Teams who assist the priest or deacon and the wedding party during rehearsal and wedding. Rehearsals are usually Friday evening with the weddings on Saturday. Coordinators are scheduled once every 4-6 weeks and work 3-4 hours per wedding.
Individual community members are called to pray when prayers are requested.
ALTAR FLOWERS AND PLANTS:
Arrange flowers for the Church. The commitment time varies. There are planning meetings before Easter and Christmas.