An Altar Server assists the priest before, during, and after Mass. An Altar Server assists by preparing the Sanctuary for the celebration of Mass, carries the cross or candles in procession, brings books and sacred vessels to and from the Altar during Mass and cleans up after the Mass is over. The Altar Serving Team is made up of young people from grade four through seniors in high school. Altar Servers provide a very important role during the celebration of Mass. New Altar servers are always welcome. Those wanting to become servers must be a Catholic in good standing and have received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist. There are training sessions held several times throughout the year for those who are interested in joining the Altar Server Team. Altar Servers are put on a rotating schedule and serve approximately twice a month.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are parishioners who are 18 years of age and older who are commissioned by the church to distribute Holy Communion at Mass, to the sick at home, and to those in the hospital. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are commissioned for a three-year term with the option of a one term renewal. Parishioners are eligible after a year off to be commissioned again. In order to become a Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion you must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church and have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Those interested should contact the pastor or the pastoral associate.
The ministry of a Lector is to proclaim God’s Word at Mass. Lectors are entrusted with proclaiming the First and Second Readings, the General Intercessions (Petitions), and announcements during the celebration of Mass. Lectors must have good communication skills and must be a Catholic in good standing. Those who are interested in becoming a Lector should contact the pastor of the church or the pastoral associate.
Ushers and Greeters
The ministry of an usher / greeter is one with many functions. The most visible of functions is taking up the collection on weekend Masses. Ushers are also are available to assist parishioners to their seat and hand out bulletins at the end of Mass. If you are interested in becoming an usher you should inform an usher or the pastoral associate.
The Decorating Committee is made up of people who are responsible for decorating the church and surrounding areas for the holidays and other times throughout the year. The people on this committee use their God given talents to beatify our worship space and enhance our liturgies.