This ministry provides members of the parish with a true opportunity to function as lay ministers by reverently assisting the celebrant and/or deacon during Sunday Mass and at special liturgies throughout the year.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God clearly and understandably so that all who hear may respond.
The Ministry of Music provides music during weekend Masses, holy days, weddings, funerals and Reconciliation services. Parishioners are invited to share their musical talents with the rest of the congregation through this ministry.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
These lay people are sometimes referred to as Eucharistic Ministers.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve by bringing communion to parishioners who reside in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in their own homes and unable to get to church. They also may assist the priest in distributing the Eucharist at Mass.
These ministers are sometimes referred to as Greeters. Being a welcoming community is very important to us. Ushers are the first face of the parish. They greet those coming into our church, offer assistance to those in need, distribute parish bulletins, take up the collection, and distribute other materials as needed.
Sacristans assist, facilitate, and provide support and coordination for other liturgical ministries. In addition, they make the necessary preparations for liturgical activities.
Before three Masses on weekends, the Rosary is leg by one of our Rosary Leaders.
The Liturgy Committee is being reorganized this year. Its goal is to provide direction to the public prayer of our parish family and is composed of the leaders/coordinators of each of our parish ministries...Art & Environment, Music, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Ushers, etc. This group coordinates and unifies the efforts of each ministry to plan long-term events and to set goals for the parish as a whole
Children's Share the Word
This program is designed for small children who leave after the opening prayer at Mass with volunteer leaders and return during the Offertory of the Mass. During the 20 minutes or so that they are gone, they will hear the Mass readings from the Children’s Lectionary and discuss them, along with various activities, music and children’s bulletins. They meet during the school year at the 10:30 a.m. Mass each Sunday, excluding major holidays.