The Liturgy Committee supports the spiritual development of each member of the Parish community through liturgical celebrations, days of prayer and spiritual renewal, and any other special devotions. Liturgy Committee is made up of the heads of ministry that are directly involved in the liturgy: Ushers/Greeters, Music, Lectors, Altar Servers, Children’s Liturgy, and Eucharistic ministers. The heads of ministry work together to ensure that the dialogue of the liturgy is maintained in a sprit of community praise and celebration to our Father, our awesome God. Liturgy Committee concentrates on the planning and details of Sunday liturgies and on the liturgical celebrations of the Christmas, and Easter seasons.
Our greeters and ushers are the first people one meets upon entering our parish. They are our “first impression” - they offer the welcome we want to give not only to newcomers but to each other as a parish. The greeters do just that - greet everyone as they enter church. The ushers help with seating, take up the collection, assist the flow of communion, and hand out the bulletin after Mass.
A training session is offered annually.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist are men and women who distribute communion at Mass. They have a firm belief in and reverence for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Their ministry facilitates reverent reception of communion, and a sense of community and hospitality among the assembly. Eucharistic ministers are active members of the parish community, as evidenced by their participation in some other area of parish life, such as Religious Education, Social Justice, etc.
Training and spiritual enhancement programs are provided for Eucharistic ministers on a regular basis.
Lectors are volunteers, men and women, who have been trained to share God's Word and themselves with the members of our parish community. They proclaim the first and second readings during the liturgy of the Word at Mass. Lectors also assist at other liturgical services.
Training and spiritual enhancement programs are provided on a regular basis.
Cantors are individual singers, both men and women, who lead the songs, psalms and acclamations at weekend liturgies and holy days. The cantor enhances the liturgy as a celebration of faith, by guiding the assembly in song. Cantor training and skill development is ongoing throughout the year.
Currently, our parish has several Choirs and a Contemporary Music Band. The choirs/ensemble offer variety and a special dimension to liturgical worship. Through ongoing training and practice, they lend their talents and efforts at weekend Masses :
The Liturgical Environment committee is a group of committed and creative people, who attend to the worship space of our parish. They meet regularly to plan and prepare the liturgical environment for the various seasons and feasts of the Church year. Their work with liturgical colors, fabric, flowers, and other artistic media flows from the themes established by the liturgy committee and parish staff.
The sacristy assistants are volunteers who are responsible for maintaining the sacristy and altar. They share the responsibility for cleaning/pressing altar linens, polishing liturgical vessels, as well as preparing the worship area for Mass.
Altar servers are parish boys and girls, who assist the priest at daily and weekend Masses, weddings, funerals, as well as other special liturgies. New servers are trained regularly. Training sessions are ongoing periodically throughout the year.
For more information and phone number are listed in the Parish Bulletin, or contact the Parish office (745-7774)