Welcoming everyone to proclaim and live the joy of the Gospel.
Acolytes are children from 4th grade and older, who have received Holy Communion. Altar servers lead processions, bear the cross, serve at the altar, assist with the sacraments and sacred vessels. Training usually takes place in the spring. Once trained, the servers are asked to serve one Mass a month and assist with extra Masses during Christmas and Easter.
Adoration offers the opportunity for prayer, silence and adoration as they reflect on their call to a deeper devotion to Our Lord and a more faithful living of the Christian life. This ministry ensures that a guardian is present whenever the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration in the chapel.
The Altar Guild meets every Friday morning to prepare the church, chapel, vestments, and altar for weekend liturgies.
Providing clean linens for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and other liturgical services is a great blessing not only for our clergy, but to our congregation as well.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Extraordinary Ministers are nominated by the pastor and commissioned by the Archdiocese upon completion of a training workshop. They assist our clergy in distributing the body and blood of our Lord to the parish during the celebration of Mass. They also bring the Eucharist to the hospitalized and home-bound.
Lectors are men and women (of at least high school age) who proclaim the readings at various liturgies. Training opportunities are provided to enhance our lectors’ efforts to support the liturgy of the word of God.
This ministry creates and maintains the visual expression for weekly and special liturgical celebrations. No long-term commitment is required. All you need is a willingness to help.
Sacristans prepare for the celebration of Mass by setting out sacred vessels and other items. Sacristans are previously certified and experienced Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.