Greeters are the first people we meet when entering our church for Mass. A friendly smile and a warm hello help create a place of welcome. Greeters should arrive at the weekend liturgies 20 minutes early and stand at the church entrances to greet parishioners and guests and hand out the weekly bulletin. At the conclusion of Mass, they will again stand at the entrances to distribute the weekly bulletin as the assembly leaves the church. Greeters are scheduled for their chosen Mass time every 3-6 weeks. Training is provided.
Lectors proclaim scripture readings from the lectionary at weekend and special liturgies. The ministry of a lector is to help make the readings come alive for the congregation. A training session is required for first time ministers of the parish. Lectors are scheduled approximately once every 3-6 weeks at their desired Mass time. If you love to read or have been told you have a clear speaking voice, please consider becoming a lector.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Ministers) serve our parish community by distributing Holy Communion at weekend and special liturgies. A training session is required for first-time ministers of the parish. Re-training sessions are also available for ministers who would like a refresher. Ministers are scheduled approximately once every four weeks (or more often if they choose) at the Mass of their choice.
Eucharistic Ministers must be fully initiated (confirmed) in the Catholic faith. Eucharistic Ministers must also dress appropriately. (No flip flops, jeans, or shorts. Women may wear sandals, but they must be make sure they can go up and down the Sanctuary steps safely. Gentlemen should wear a dress shirt with dress pants or dress Dockers. Women should wear a blouse and skirt or slacks, or a dress. The length of the skirt or dress should be appropriate for church.
Ushers assist at Mass in welcoming and seating people. They are also responsible for taking up the collection and asking a family to bring up the gifts at communion if someone is not already signed up. Ushers are scheduled for their desired Mass time approximately 2 times per month, or more if they so choose.
Sacristans are appointed by the Pastor to assist with set up for weekend Masses.