Ministries

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We welcome volunteers in all our Ministries (ushers, choir, Eucharistic ministers, readers, altar servers, children’s liturgy and office volunteers).  Ministers are encouraged to be faithful to the schedule and find a replacement when not available.  Please note that some positions may require a police background check. Please contact the parish office for further information.

Altar Servers are an integral part of the Mass. Good, attentive altar servers enrich the celebration and provide important assistance to the pastor. This ministry is open to young people from grade 6 and up. It is also open to adults who wish to serve at Mass as well.

The Lectoring Ministry is active at Saturday evening and Sunday Masses. Those involved in this ministry assist by proclaiming the First and Second readings and reading the Prayers of the Faithful. Though a person may volunteer for this ministry, there may not be an immediate opening. However, all volunteers will be contacted, and a training session will be set up as new lectors are needed. Commitment to this ministry involves preparing for readings in advance, and arriving fifteen minutes before Mass on assigned days. A clear, well-paced voice is an asset.

The primary function of the Music Ministry is to enhance the liturgical celebrations by leading the assembly in song and praise. The goal is to encourage full, conscious and active participation. Singing skills are essential and qualified musicians and instrumentalists may be accepted, depending on the need. For our 11 a.m. Sunday choir, there are scheduled practices.  We also have a Resurrection Choir that provides music for funerals.

Ushers – Ushers assist parishioners before and after mass, help seat people prior to Mass, pass out the Sunday bulletin and are in charge of the collection. Ushers are asked to make a commitment and honor that commitment to serve on a regular basis at the weekend Mass they usually attend. Training will be provided.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in the distribution of Holy Communion to the community.

Liturgy of the Word with Children is celebrated during the 9:00 a.m. Mass during the school year. Children from Kindergarten to Grade 3 are invited to hear the readings of the day which are proclaimed in language that the children can easily understand.