Altar servers assist the pastor (or visiting priests, bishops and deacons) at Masses by serving at the altar, by helping in preparing at sanctuary/altar for the celebration of the Mass and by assisting at special masses (e.g. weddings, funerals, etc.) when needed. Altar serving is open to any boy or girl grade 4 and older. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the Server Sign-Up Form and return to the Parish Office.
The proclamation of God’s Word in Sacred Scripture is another important responsibility of the laity. Lectors are confirmed men and women who help proclaim the scriptures at Mass. They must possess some comfort in reading in front of a congregation, and must be able to read clearly and meaningfully. Lectors must be reliable in attending the liturgy for which they are scheduled.
Men and women who serve our parish community as Extraordinary Ministers of the Body and Blood of Christ help the priest distribute Holy Communion at Mass. Eucharistic Ministers should be confirmed Catholics and must manifest a deep reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist. They must be reliable in attending the liturgy for which they are scheduled.
These dedicated parishioners serve at Sunday Mass and also at other important liturgical functions throughout the year. They select the gift-bearers who will carry the bread and wine to the altar. They organize the collection and distribute the parish bulletin. Ushers must be friendly and welcoming as they assist persons arriving for Mass. Ushers must be reliable in attending the liturgy for which they are scheduled.
Gift bearers are members of our parish community who bring the gifts of bread and wine to the altar.
Greeters are members of our parish community who welcome visitors and members to Mass. By providing a warm and sincere welcoming atmosphere, each person is able to receive all that God has for them in service.
Are you feeling called to serve in one (or more) of the areas above? Or perhaps you are just interested in learning more? We’d love to hear from you! Please fill out our volunteer form and return to the Parish office or drop in the collection basket. Or contact the Parish Office.