“The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the church is directed; it is also the source from which all its power flows.” -CSL, 10
The Church’s mission requires the participation of everyone – both in worship and in prayer. The Holy Spirit has dispersed gifts throughout the community. The gathering of these many gifts shows the diversity of the Holy Spirit and the life of the community that has received them in order to share them among the people of God.
Liturgical ministers are motived by a desire to imitate the love and service of Jesus Christ. Whether bishop, priest, or deacon; whether extraordinary minister of Holy Communion or reader; whether music director, leader of song, or choir member; whether altar server, sacristan, greeter, or minister of hospitality, all need the proper motivation if they are to bring their ministry to life. They need to be motivated by the example of Jesus Christ who “did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mt 20:28)
If you would like information about joining a any of our liturgical ministries listed below, please contact Fr. Vin, our Liturgical Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-766-5070 ext. 217. Training is held throughout the year.
ALTAR SERVERS – Boys and girls, beginning in the 4th grade, are invited to become Altar servers. Young adults are also welcome to share in the ministry of assisting the priest on the altar during Mass.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass and to the homebound.
LECTORS proclaim the Scripture readings at Mass and other liturgical events. A strong, clear speaking voice is needed.
SACRISTANS prepare the sanctuary for Mass. From assisting the Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, and Lectors to assuring the cleaning of sacramental vessels, a sacristan is scheduled for each Mass.
ALTAR GUILD are members care for the sanctuary and sacristy weekly. Responsibilities include cleaning and decorating the church and auditorium, and laundering altar linens for Mass. Our four worship spaces are cared for by ministry members. If you would like to help at one or more of our worship spaces, please contact the parish office.
USHERS assist at Mass on weekends and holidays by seating, taking the collection, preparing the gift procession, and maintaining a reverent atmosphere. Our ushers are a welcoming group of men, women and children.