Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies should utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries:
This is a ministry where you give special assistance to the priest in the celebration of the Eucharist. You would carry the processional cross, candles, etc. This ministry is open to any active parishioner who is involved in our PREP program or SASEAS School, fourth grade or older. If interested in this ministry, please contact Carol McNeal, 774-9608.
This is a special ministry of proclaiming the Word of God in the first and second Scripture readings of the liturgy. He/she also reads petitions and announcements. If interested in this ministry, please contact Jay and Teresa Porcaro, 722-1671.
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion
For Catholics, no act of worship is as sacred as the celebration of the Eucharist, no food more precious than the Body and Blood of the Lord. The meaning and value of the Eucharist is so central to Christian life because it is the source and summit of Christian life. It is the remembrance of the Paschal Mystery – the core act of our salvation, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – and in this act we receive the Body and Blood of the Lord as both strength and commitment to live in him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The fullest understanding of this great sacrament occurs only when one understands the Eucharist as both an act under the Headship of Christ and the Eucharist as the presence of Christ. One informs the meaning and value of the other. Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 2006, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: A Parish Formation Program
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are the lay people in the parish who assist the Ordinary Ministers, the priest and deacon in providing the Host or Cup to the community. This ministry is call to serve your fellow parishioners in the most sacred act of worship. For more information on becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, please call Cathy O’Toole at 831-1794 or email at email@example.com.
Homebound Eucharistic Ministers
Taking the Eucharist to parish members who are shut-ins or in rest homes is done at different times during the week. If interested in this ministry, please contact Metchy Hance, 831-5383.