Liturgy

Our Parish Mission comes to life through Liturgy as we Proclaim the Word of God and Celebrate the Eucharist

 

The word “liturgy” originally meant  a “public work” or service done in the name of or on behalf of the people. Through the liturgy, Christ our High Priest continues the work of our redemption through the Church’s celebration of the Paschal Mystery by which he accomplished our salvation. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1067-1069)


Liturgy Ministries require both behind-the
-scenes work of preparation and planning, as well as more public roles of service within each Mass. It takes many people to ensure each Mass is a beautiful and meaningful celebration. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries; opportunities are available for both adults and youth.

Virtus training is desired for all volunteers and is required by many ministries. For more information, contact the ministry coordinator listed, or call Janet at 495-1886 x423 (Safe Environments Coordinator).


Altar Server: Assist in the celebration of Sunday and Holy Day liturgies. A training session is provided. Ages fourth grade to high school and must have received First Holy Communion. Adults are also invited to serve at liturgies. Email Diane Nestor or phone 495-1886 x413

Choir: Share your gift of musical talents for our liturgical celebrations. Ages high school to adult. Soprano, alto, tenor, and bass positions. Cantor positions are by audition with the director and require workshop attendance. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. One can also join for special seasonal events such as Christmas and Lent. Email Diane Nestor or phone 495-1886 x413

Instrumentalists: Play for one (or more) of the weekend liturgies and Holy Days. Piano accompanists are used as substitutes for regular pianists. Rehearsals Thursday nights at 6pm. Email Diane Nestor or phone 495-1886 x413

Youth Choir: New choir opportunites to come for our youth -- estimated start date of Fall 2019. Contact Diane for more information: 495-1886 x413

Environment in Sacristy/ Banners/Vestments (Sewers and Makers): The use of cloth, artifacts, flowers, and artwork are important elements within liturgy. Creative and talented persons are needed. Email Emily Plank or phone 467-3881

Eucharistic Minister: Adults serve at all weekend and weekday liturgies. There is required training before beginning to serve. Scheduling is done 3 months in advance. Email Mike and Mary Encarnacao or phone 630-6316. View the Eucharistic Minister schedule here

Lector: Readers are needed for all liturgies. A training session of approximately 2 hours is a prerequisite. Scheduling is done 3 months in advance. Ages: Ninth grade and up. For scheduling concerns and questions, email Mike and Mary Encarnacao or phone 630-6316. For training concerns or questions, email Diane Nestor or call 495-1886 x413. View the Lector schedule here

Liturgy Planning: Prepare and review Sunday and Holy Day liturgies to make worship a joyful and enriching experience. Liturgy involves everyone in the parish and it is a great way to learn more about scriptures and the worship experience. Liturgy committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Email John Sokolowski or phone 495-4861

Sacristy Coordinator: Sacristans prepare the altar and Church for Mass and select a family to carry up the gifts. Confirm arrival of all Lectors and Eucharist Ministers, finding replacements as necessary, and ensure all preparations have been completed. Commitment expected: two Masses per month. Email John Sokolowski or phone 495-4861

 

Questions about Liturgy? Email John Sokolowski, our Liturgy Department Head