If you love music, like to sing, play an instrument, enjoy fun and fellowship, consider joining one of our choirs. Our music ministry is for adults and youth who enjoy singing or can play a musical instrument to help enrich our celebrations. We are always looking for more voices and instrumentalists to join our existing choirs, so please don’t hesitate to speak with members of the choir after mass.
Extraordinary Minister of Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion serve the Eucharistic life of the community. They are acknowledged by the bishop at the request of the Pastor to assist the celebrant and other Ordinary Ministers during liturgy in sharing the Eucharistic body and blood of Christ. They are commissioned by the Pastor or his delegate. The commissioning should take place in the presence of the community during mass.
A Sacristan assists the ordained minister to organize the many things needed to be done before liturgy can take place. The building must be opened and lit, cleaned and decorated for the feast. Bread and wine must be in place, vessels and vestments available, books and candles set out. The lectors, acolytes, ushers and Eucharistic ministers usually have responsibilities for ensuring items for their jobs are in place or for cleaning and replacing the vessels that they use.
Lectors proclaim the word of God. It is an ancient and honoured ministry in the Church. From the very beginning, Christians have gathered together to hear the word of God, and, from the very beginning, there have been individuals entrusted with the task of reading the word. The Church values Scripture as central to Her life.
Ushers and Greeters welcome and assist parishioners and visitors to our Sunday Worship. Ushers are also the ones who pass around the collection basket in Church. The ministry of ushering is one of the most visible in the Church, where unconditional love is extended to others. Since our Parish is a tourist destination, it is so important to make visitors feel welcomed to share in our universal celebration.
The Altar Server assists the members of the liturgical assembly by presenting or arranging vessels and other items used in the celebrations. Their reverent and efficient service enables other ministers to attend to their own roles while the liturgical actions unfold with calm, order and appropriate decorum. As members of the assembly who are often visible to all, the Altar Servers also model good liturgical participation.