Serve at Mass
Please consider joining us at Mass with various tasks in serving our community. Training for lectors, ministers of communion and acolytes takes place weekly on Saturday mornings or an alternative arranged time. Only one session attendance is necessary. The only requirement for our acolytes is that they have made their First Communion and for our lectors, that they have made their Confirmation.
Welcome all individuals to the liturgical service with a smile and a cheery "hello,” enlist the help of gift bearers and collectors, count the attendance. This is an excellent ministry for families. Greeter Responsibilities
ACOLYTE = A non-ordained person who assists in a worship service by performing actions such as carrying the cross or lighting candles. (Greek, from the word "follower") Our altar servers carry the candles and the cross in the procession and assist the presider during the Mass. This ministry is open to boys and girls who are strong enough to carry the cross or candle, have received their First Holy Eucharist, and are interested in helping our presider celebrate Mass with the entire community. Cross Bearer Responsibilities Candle Bearer Responsibilities
Proclaim the Word of God, read the Prayers of the Faithful, and make parish announcements at our liturgies while developing the skills required to communicate God’s message competently. All confirmed parishioners (teens-adults) may serve in this ministry. Commentator/Lector Responsibilities
Minister of Communion
Complement and extend the ministry of the ordained by serving the Body and Blood of Christ to fellow worshippers. All confirmed parishioners (teens-adults) may serve in this ministry.The Eucharist is at the center of our celebration and distributing the bread and wine is an action of utmost reverence. (Minister of Communion Responsibilities are being rewritten and will be republished shortly).
One of our parish traditions is coffee and donuts after the 9:00 a.m. mass. Volunteers can sign up to pick up the donuts (typically for one month per year) or to make coffee and set out the donuts, or to clean up after service (typically 4-5 times per year). This is an excellent ministry for families!