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.
If you are considering being more involved in the Mass, there are many areas for you to share your time and talents. If you feel called to help in any of these areas, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
Our parish youth assist the priest at the Liturgy. Training for altar servers begins in the fall of fourth grade and continues through the summer.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY TEACHER
Share the Word with some of our younger church members. In addition to reading Sunday’s Scripture, our Children’s Liturgy teachers lead children in group activities and song.
ENVIRONMENT / DECORATION VOLUNTEER
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 the entrance to the 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.