Liturgy

LiturgyLiturgy as Source of Life

“As the work of Christ liturgy is also an action of his Church. It makes the Church present and manifests her as the visible sign of the communion in Christ between God and men. It engages the faithful in the new life of the community and involves the ‘conscious, active and fruitful participation of everyone. ‘The sacred liturgy does not exhaust the entire activity of the Church’: it must be preceded by evangelization, faith and conversion. It can then produce its fruits in the lives of the faithful: new life in the Spirit, involvement in the mission the of the Church, and service to her unity.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1071-1072
 
The liturgical ministries, guided by the Liturgy Department, assist with all liturgical celebrations or are devotional groups.

Acolytes
Acolytes are commissioned by the Archdiocese to purify the vessels used in Eucharistic Celebrations. Acolyte duties include all responsibilities of Sacristans.
 
Altar Linens
Members of the Altar Linens group meet to clean the various altar linens and altar server robes used at Mass each week.
 
Altar Servers
This ministry provides members of the parish with a true opportunity to function as lay ministers by reverently assisting the celebrant and/or deacon during Sunday Mass and at special liturgies throughout the year.
 
Art & Environment
The goal of this team is to create an environment in the church that enhances prayer and worship according to the liturgical times and seasons, and in harmony with Church guidelines.
 
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Liturgy of the Word with Children is a worship experience that allows children to hear the scriptures in words that they understand.
 
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, or EMHC, assist the celebrant with the distribution of the Eucharist during Mass and Eucharistic celebrations as well as bring the Holy Eucharist to the sick.
 
God’s Housekeepers
Members of God’s Housekeepers meet each Monday morning to maintain the cleanliness of the church.
 
Greeters/Ushers
Greeters/Ushers help build an atmosphere of hospitality within the church, and reverently provide any assistance or specific direction to those in need prior to, during, and after the liturgy.
 
Lectors
Lectors proclaim the Word of God clearly and understandably so that all who hear may respond.
 
Liturgy Action Ministry (LAM)
The members of this ministry help with assembling worship aides, formation packets, and mail-outs, as well as provide assistance during Holy Week and Christmas week.
 
Mass Coordinators
Mass Coordinators are the contact person for EMHC’s by Mass.
 
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration (PEA)
Parishioners are encouraged to spend an hour each week before the real presence of Christ in adoration and prayer.
 
Rosary Group
The Rosary Group meets for a half hour every Tuesday morning after the 9 a.m. Mass to pray the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament.
 
Sacristans
Sacristans assist, facilitate, and provide support and coordination for other liturgical ministries. In addition, they make the necessary preparations for liturgical activities.
 
Sewing Group
The Sewing Ministry creates the baptismal bibs for infants in our parish.