The Worship Commission guides all the liturgical celebrations in the parish and coordinates the efforts of all the liturgical ministries.
1st year Goal:
To assure that our liturgies are welcoming and inclusive celebrations that encourage full and active participation in the complete celebration.
2nd year Goal:
To foster full and active participation in the liturgy, our second year goal is to help each member of our worship community to grow in active stewardship of the Church, supporting all aspects of parish life.
3rd year Goal:
One hundred percent participation by all Liturgical Ministers in required training and formation and provide liturgical catechesis for the entire parish community.
These ministers serve God and the community through their presence and assistance at the altar. This ministry is open to all young people, both male and female, in the 5th grade and older. Mandatory attendance is required at each training session. This includes both new and existing servers.
Art and Environment
The environment of the community's worship assists the faithful to realize God's presence and to express its public worship. The ministry is dedicated to seasonal liturgical settings.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
By assisting in the distribution of the Eucharist during parish liturgies, these ministers help the community in celebrating its unity in Christ.
The ministers bring the Eucharist to the sick and the homebound. They visit hospitals, Nursing homes, private homes and extended care facilities. Thus those who are unable to attend Mass either short term or long term may continue to share in the Eucharist. The ministers are also charged with carrying love, hope and prayers fo the community to our absent family members and ask for their prayers for us.
Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is on the First Friday of the month in the Chapel following the 9:00 Mass. Quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament continues until 5:00 p.m. followed by closing prayer and song.
Members of the community bring forward the gifts of bread and wine essential for Eucharist, as well as the community's contributions for the support of the church and the poor. Contact the church office to select the Mass time and date of your choice.
Hospitality Ministers (Ushers)
This ministry extends the love of Christ within our community by welcoming parishioners and assisting during the parish liturgies.
Through the ministry of the lector within the liturgy, God speaks to the people and Christ proclaims his Gospel. Persons interested in this ministry must be willing to demonstrate and develop their gifts in public proclamation of the Word.
Through vocal and instrumental music, this ministry of adults and young people supports and strengthens the community's interior commitment of faith and worship. Choirs include children, teens and adults supported by accompanists, chime and bell ringers and instrumentalists who play ensemble and orchestra. The Cantor ministery prolaims the Word of God through their leadership of the Responsorial Psalm and hymn singing at the liturgical celebrations. The Sound Ministry operates the sound mixer board at Masses.
Gathering together for prayer and fellowhip is essential to the Catholic way of life. These members of the community minister through their presence and support of parish activities and needs while growing stronger in their faith.
In this ministry, the catechist provides a lead role for a lectionary-based catechesis in the area of faith formation and sacramental initiation to those seeking full commission in the Catholic church.
One of the primary ministries of the Christian Community is that of evangelization. The role of the sponsor is to walk to those seeking membership by giving support, friendship and guidance.
Preparation is key to a prayerful celebration. Sacristans minister through their care and concern for the altar, liturgical utensils and supplies, as well as liturgical vestments.
Sponsor Couples For The Engaged - Wedding Coordinators
The Rite of Christian Marriage celebrates the love of a couple for each other manifesting to all the love of Christ for the Church, his body. These ministers assist in the preparation of engaged couples to enter into this covenant relationship within the community of faith. These ministers also assist during the rehearsal and the wedding.
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