For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. -Mark 10:45
All are called to an active participation in the liturgy, which involves the heart, voice, and body. Some are needed to fulfill certain important liturgical roles such as Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC's), Servers (Acolytes), and those involved in music. Requirements to serve as Acolytes, EMHC's or Lectors are (1) commitment to Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church, (2) practice of the faith and being in good standing with the Church, and (3) faithful fulfillment of one's particular liturgical responsibilities. Below are brief descriptions of each role. If you can fulfill the requirements and are interested in one of these roles, please email JC Cantrell:
Lectors proclaim God's word at Mass. Training is offered. Lectors are called to be dedicated to the Holy Scriptures in their daily life. One can lector at Sunday Masses, daily Masses, or both.
The Lay Ministry of Lectors has an acute need for additional help. Volunteers are needed for the Weekday (daily Masses) and the weekend Masses.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC's)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help distribute the precious Body and Blood of Jesus at Mass. Training is offered. EMHC's are expected to cultivate a special devotion to the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. They can serve at Sunday Masses, daily Masses, or both. There is also need for certain EMHC's to bring Holy Communion to the homebound.
Servers / Acolytes
Servers at Mass, or Acolytes, assist the priest in the Sanctuary through carrying the Cross, Candles, or Thurible with Incense, and with setting up the Altar. Training is offered. One can serve at Sunday Masses, daily Masses, or both.
The Lay Ministry of Servers/Acolytes has an acute need for additional help. Volunteers are needed for the Weekday (daily Masses) and the weekend Masses.
Music ministers lead the congregation in glorifying God in song, through singing or playing an instrument. One can join in with the 10:30am traditional Mass choir, the 5pm Sunday Contemporary Ensemble, or being a Cantor for Masses.
The Choir and Ensemble need additional choristers to serve our community. With additional singers, we can better support the sung prayer of our community.
Our Parish Cantors, Choir and Ensemble serve at all weekend and holy day celebrations. Vocal coaching and Cantor training is available and provided to all members of the music ministry.
Ministry Formation & Instruction Documents
For EMHCs (Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion):
For Acolytes (Altar Servers):
For Daily Mass Ministries: