Ministries


Hospitality

Minister of Hospitality means you are the first impression guests will have of our church.  You are the friendly smile and welcoming voice that greets guests coming through the doors, letting them know “All are Welcome here.” The minister of hospitality answers questions about our service for those unfamiliar with our mass.  The minister of hospitality assists those using canes or wheelchairs in order to enter the church.  You will hand them the order of the service, song sheets and hymnals.  If the sanctuary is very full you will ask the doorkeeper to help them find a seat.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers play an integral role in assisting priests, deacons and bishops celebrate the Mass.  To be an altar server is also a deeply spiritual way to begin to understand the mystery of the mass, its traditions and rituals.  Altar Servers work with reverence, grace and ease in a way that allows for the flow of the liturgy by providing the tools of the Mass as the celebrant requires them.  Altar Servers will light the Mass candles before the beginning of the service, assist the celebrant in setting the altar for the consecration of the Eucharist, and during high holy day services may be asked to be a light bearer, assist in the cleansing of sacred space, or a variety of other tasks during the liturgical year.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild plays an integral role in assisting priests, deacons and bishops in creating the Mass.  To be an Altar Guild Minister is also a deeply spiritual way to begin to understand the mystery of the mass, its traditions and rituals. The Altar Guild works with reverence, grace, and ease, in a way that allows for the flow of energy around the altar by providing the setting for the Mass.  Altar Guild Ministers offer a sacred service by assisting the celebrant in setting the altar for the sacred use, and are light-bearer, that assists in the cleansing of sacred space and preparing it for God’s Grace to flow to all during the liturgy.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers are trained laity of our church who assist the priests, deacons and bishops in the distribution of the Sacrament during Holy Communion.  This ministry is part of the liturgy for every mass we hold where the number of people present within the sanctuary, who wish to receive communion, is more than one communion station can care for in a timely manner. The Eucharistic Minister would also be charged with the task of assisting the clergy in the distribution of the Sacrament to those who are ill or homebound, unable to attend mass.