Liturgy

​Welcome to the Liturgy webpage. We have a great deal of information on this page. For more information, please refer to our Parish bulletin for contact information.

  • The Liturgy Committee endeavors to facilitate vibrant liturgical and worship celebrations. Liturgy celebrations strengthen the parish as a community, and spiritually nourishes that community.

  • The committee meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish’s Multi-purpose rooms.

  • The committee intends to set the vision for liturgy and worship for the parish in collaboration with the Pastor and clergy staff, while maintaining compliance with Archdiocesan guidelines and directives.  It oversees its liturgical ministries. The following are brief descriptions of the liturgical ministries, subcommittees and seasonal planning needs.

Liturgical Ministries


Each ministry routinely plans training sessions for the ministries to provide the theological and spiritual aspects of the ministry as well as the practical how-to knowledge. Additional members to these ministries are welcome at any time. Contact the specific Ministry Coordinator referenced here or reach to the Parish staff for additional information.




Readers (Lectors)


  • Required minimum age
    • 8th grade and up
  • Training sessions
    • Offered throughout year.
  • Schedule frequency
    • Regularly scheduled to read every 2nd or 3rd weekend at Masses you prefer.
  • Responsible to prepare and practice readings at home




Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion


  • Required minimum age
    • Age 18
    • Age 16 & 17 for Youth Ministry
  • Training sessions
    • Offered throughout the liturgical year.
  • Schedule frequency
    • Regularly scheduled to distribute the Bread and Wine every 2nd or 3rd weekend at Masses you prefer.




Ushers


  • Men, women and young people, grades 9th and up
  • Duties
    • Greet, seat, direct, collect and hand out bulletins. Usher at the Mass you prefer.




Greeters


  • Men, women and young people, grades 9th and up
  • Duties
    • Greet before and after Mass
    • Greet at the Mass you prefer.




Altar Servers


  • Age requirement
    • grades 5 to 12
  • Training sessions
    • Mandatory training sessions needed before scheduled to serve.
  • Schedule frequency
    • Servers are scheduled to serve Mass every 3rd or 4th weekend at Masses they prefer.




Music ministry


For more on the Music Ministry, click HERE.




Liturgy of the Word with Children


Many hands are needed to make this special celebration at the 9:00 a.m. Mass possible. Volunteers are needed to be Coordinators, Presiders, Music Ministers, Readers, Homilists, and Escorts.





Advent/Christmas Planning


  • Plan the special liturgical celebrations during Advent and Christmas, through the Baptism of the Lord.
  • In addition to our weekend liturgies, these worship opportunities include Evening Prayer, Penance Service.
  • Flowers and decorations,
  • Prepare and/or purchase booklets for the parish with seasonal reflections
  • Prepare and monitor parish schedule for events for the season.




Lent, Triduum, Easter, Pentecost Planning


  • Plan the special liturgical celebrations during Lent and Easter, through Pentecost. ​ In addition to our weekend liturgies, these worship opportunities include Evening Prayer, Penance Service.
  • Flowers and decorations,
  • Prepare and/or purchase booklets for the parish with seasonal reflections
  • Prepare and monitor parish schedule for events for the season.




Environment (Flower Ministry)


Flowers and decorations in the Church and chapel and other activities to enhance and maintain the beauty of our worship space.