The communal celebration of the liturgy is the beacon of light and life of a parish community. It is in the liturgy that we express who we are as Christians. It is in the liturgy that we continue to be formed in the ways of our Christian Life. It is a celebration for the entire community — from priest to parishioner, from musician to minister of hospitality. We are called to worship the Lord.
Our parish youth assist the priest at liturgy. Training for altar servers begins in the fall of fourth grade and continues through the summer.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
We delight in sharing our love for God with the children of our community. Children’s Liturgy of the Word includes Sunday’s Scripture, group activity, songs and a take-home activity sheet in a setting and style geared toward children, ages 4 to 8. Children are dismissed from Sunday liturgy before the readings and return to their families before the Eucharist begins. Volunteer for Children’s Liturgy of the Word program by contacting the parish office.
Environment / Church Decoration
To enhance our celebration, we look to provide seasonal environments and decorations. Generous volunteers prepare and coordinate church decorating.This involves the total worship space, from entrance to altar.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
The privilege of sharing the body and blood of Christ with the assembly at liturgies is a special calling for our parishioners.
Volunteers carry up gifts at Sunday Liturgy — bread and wine and food for the poor. They join the ushers after the collection to carry gifts to the altar.
Greeter / Usher
Greeters welcome people who arrived through the parking lot entrance. Ushers welcome those who enter on the main level, take the collection, distribute bulletins and reorder the church after each liturgy.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God when we assemble for prayer. They are scheduled on a rotating basis, and receive training and workbooks to assist in preparation.
Sacristans help prepare and clean up after each liturgy in the church.The sacristan arrives 20 minutes before the liturgy to turn on lights, make things ready and help servers and other liturgical ministers. They also help afterward to put things away and prepare for the next liturgy.