Deacon Chris Morash, Director of Worship
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Altar Linen Ministers: Care for (wash & iron) the purificators, corporals, altar cloths, towels, and other linens used in the Eucharistic liturgies. Commitment expected: Once a month.
Art and Environment (Decoration of the Worship Space): Members of this ministry create and help set up seasonal environments for our liturgical space to enhance and focus our community worship. Artistic ability is not required – everyone has talents to contribute. Commitment expected: Four times a year to assist in planning and decorating.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: The Liturgy of the Word with Children provides an opportunity for children in Grades 1 through 5 to experience God’s presence in the proclamation of the Word during the 9:00am Sunday liturgy. No registration is required. Members of this ministry work together and serve as leaders of prayer, proclaimers and musicians. Commitment expected: Approximately two Sundays a month.
Bookbearers: Grade 4 and up. Assist at a Sunday liturgy by holding the book (sacramentary) for the presider. Training required. Commitment expected: Two liturgies per month.
Crossbearers: Grade 6 and up. The ministry of crossbearer is one of bearing Christ on the cross in the procession of ministers at Mass. The crossbearer leads the procession in and out of the congregation. Training required. Commitment expected: Two liturgies per month.
Eucharistic Breadbakers: Parishioners bake the eucharistic bread used for weekend, weekday, and special liturgical celebrations. Formation by way of a bread-baking workshop is required. Commitment expected: Three or four times a year to bake bread.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembly during liturgical celebrations. Formation/training required. Commitment expected: An average of one or two liturgies per month plus Holy Days, Christmas, and the Easter Triduum Liturgies.
Funeral Receptions: Provides set up and food for reception following Masses of Resurrection in the parish. Commitment expected: Assisting at funerals.
Music Ministry: Members support and encourage the assembly to sing, respond, and consciously engage in one active voice of praise. Members share musical skills both vocal and instrumental to lead the assembled community in sung prayer. The role of music minister implies a commitment to attend rehearsals and celebrations, some competency in playing an instrument and an ability to sing in tune. The Festival Choir participates in the Annual Concert of Music for the Advent and Christmas Seasons and the Easter Triduum Liturgies. Both options are open to all choir members.Commitment expected: One and a half-hour rehearsal per week; one weekend liturgy and other special liturgies as needed: e.g. Masses of Christian Burial, as needed.
Our Youth Band provides leadership in musical prayer for the Sunday evening liturgy. This ministry is open to parish youth. Youth are also needed to fulfill the roles of cantor, singers and instrumentalists. Commitment expected: One and a half-hour rehearsal per week.
Proclaimers of the Word (Lectors): Proclaimers are an integral part of every Liturgy of the Word. They provide a reflective, prayerful, and intelligible proclamation of the Hebrew and New Testament scriptures. Formation/training required. Commitment expected: An average of one or two liturgies per month plus Holy Days, Christmas, and the Easter Triduum Liturgies.
Ushers: Welcome and maintain orderly movement during liturgy, take up collection, distribute the bulletin, and respond to any emergency which may arise during liturgy. Commitment expected: An average of one or two liturgies per month plus Holy Days, Christmas, and the Easter Triduum Liturgies.