Ministries

Ministries

 Sunday Mass Ministries

We Minister to Each Other .......... 
The revised liturgy reflects the idea that the entire community ministers to each other at the liturgy or Mass. Thus, we have several ministries at Sunday Mass. We always have a need and are looking for the following:

 
Ministers of the Word or Lectors
Otherwise known as the reader, the lector reads the lesson from Sacred Scripture, except the Gospel, in mass and for other sacred celebrations; recites the psalms between the readings in absence of the psalmist; presents the intentions for general intercessions when the deacon or cantor is absent; and may also direct the congregation in the singing. Lectors need a good voice to proclaim before the congregation.
 
Ministers of the Eucharist
Ministers of the Eucharist assist in distributing communion during Mass and may also serve as Ministers to the Sick if available.
 
Ministers of Hospitality or Ushers/Greeters
Ministers of Hospitality welcome people as they gather for Mass, assist in handing out any worship aids and help direct people to their seats. They also take up the collection and help direct the congregation during communion.
 
Servers or Acolytes
The server's duty is to attend to the service of the altar and to assist as needed in the celebration of the Mass, especially during the Eucharistic liturgy. Servers can be adults, as well as youth – a couple or family can serve as well.
 
We are also fortunate enough to have a music ministry, and can always use volunteer leaders of song or choir members. Please see David Lamb, our music director, if you are interested in becoming part of the music ministry.
 
At this time, we would like to ask each parishioner to consider participating in one or more of these ministries. We are happy and able to work around your schedule to find the Mass that is most convenient for you to aid with. With enough volunteers, you may only have to serve at one Sunday Mass a month.
 
* Please note the only exception is for ushers, who usually need to be present at one Mass each Sunday*
 
Lastly, we make sure to publish the schedule every month so you know your dates of service in advance and can plan accordingly.
 
Once all of the names are gathered a training session(s) will be scheduled, to prepare you for your ministry, and then at some point, install you at one of the Sunday Masses.
 
If you are interested in donating your time please free to call Fr. Alex Santora at the rectory or e-mail him at padrealex@yahoo.com, and be sure to leave your contact information.


 Religious Education



Music Ministry
Music Ministry
 

 Young Adults
 

 Lectors/Eucharistic Ministers
We would like to ask each parishioner to consider volunteering to be a Lector and/or Eucharistic Minister.  We are happy and able to work around your schedule to find the Mass that is most convenient for you to aid with.  With enough volunteers, you may only have to serve at one Sunday Mass a month.   We publish the schedule every month so you know your dates of service in advance and can plan accordingly.

For all new volunteers, a
training session(s) will be scheduled, to prepare you for your ministry, and then at some point, install you at one of the Sunday Masses.

If you are interested in donating your time please free to call Fr. Alex Santora at the rectory or e-mail him at padrealex@yahoo.com, and be sure to leave your contact information.

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Ministers of the Word or Lectors
Otherwise known as the reader, the lector reads the lesson from Sacred Scripture, except the Gospel, in mass and for other sacred celebrations; recites the psalms between the readings in absence of the psalmist; presents the intentions for general intercessions when the deacon or cantor is absent; and may also direct the congregation in the singing. Lectors need a good voice to proclaim before the congregation.
 

Ministers of the Eucharist
Ministers of the Eucharist assist in distributing the communion during Mass and may also serve as Ministers to the Sick if available.


 Ministers to the Sick & Elderly
In addition to the parish priests, some of our Eucharistic Ministers also Minister to the Sick & Elderly by visiting them in their homes/hospitals or nursing homes on a regular basis and bringing them Communion.  If you or someone you know is interested in being visited, please contact either rectory and visitations will be set up.

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