Liturgical ministries include priests, deacons, or laypersons, each of which has an office to perform pertaining to the nature of the rite and the principles of liturgy.
- Altar Servers - Adult
- Altar Servers - Youth
- Art & Environment
- Eucharistic Ministers
- Eucharistic Ministers to Nursing Homes & Assisted Living
- Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound
- Liturgy Committee
- Martha’s Ministers
- Ministry of Music
Adult servers are used to serve at funeral liturgies. No previous experience is needed.
Boys and girls from grade six and up are invited to assist at Sunday liturgy. The servers may also be asked to serve weddings, special liturgical feasts and other celebrations. This includes children in the day school and PSR.
The Art and Environment Committee is involved with the preparation of the church for each liturgical season and invites those who have an appreciation and understanding of Catholic liturgy as well as those who are gifted in the visual arts (potters, woodworkers, fabric artists, painters) to bring their talents to the service of the liturgy. The committee meets as often as needed to prepare for the various liturgical seasons.
Eucharistic Ministers have the special responsibility of helping the clergy to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ. New Eucharistic ministers are required to participate in the diocesan training sessions, as well as in St. Joseph’s preparation session.
Eucharistic Ministers preside at a Communion Service on Sunday mornings for those people residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities located within the boundaries of the parish. Training is required.
Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound distribute Eucharist to people who are homebound. You must be willing to not only bring the Eucharist to these individuals but also spend some time talking and praying with them. If you need Holy Communion brought to you please call the parish secretary.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God during the Liturgy of the Word after prayerfully reviewing the scripture passage. Periodic training classes are provided.
The Liturgy Committee exists to give vision and direction to the Church’s prayer. The Committee is composed of staff and parishioners who seek to enhance the quality of the parish worship. Meetings are on a monthly-basis and membership terms are on a yearly basis.
This ministry acts as caretaker of the church. Areas maintained are the altar area, the sacristy, vestibules of church and Eucharistic Chapel. Some of the responsibilities include changing candles, replenishing Holy Water, dusting and cleaning of vessels and other light duties.
The Parish’s Ministry of Music Programs are coordinated and overseen by the Director of Music. These programs include Cantors, Contemporary Choir, Traditional Choir, and Teen Choir.
Sacristans prepare the altar for the Eucharistic liturgy, positioning sacred items in their proper places. They ensure that the other liturgical ministers are present, and after Mass, prepare for the next liturgy.
Ushers strive personally to welcome Mass attendees, assist with seating, take up collections, and distribute bulletins. This ministry of hospitality sets a cordial tone for the liturgical celebrations. This ministry is open to men and women, including young adults.
- Joe Palko, 440.238.8810