LITURGY COMMISSION (10)

The Liturgy Commission develops the objectives for and coordinates the most important area of parish life – the worship of our faith community. Numerous groups and committees contribute to our worship.

The various committees that make up the Liturgy Commission are listed below.

Art Committee (11)

This Committee is responsible for the visible interior of the Church -banners, flowers, vestments. Those skilled in artistic design, floral arrangements, sewing, and those willing to hang banners, etc. are welcome.

Music Ministry (12)

Instrumentalists of all types are invited to share their talents. Vocalists are asked to make a one-year commitment, renewable each year, to sing in the Adult Choir or cantor. Activities include singing or playing instruments for Saturday or Sunday Mass, Feast Days and other events. Volunteers also needed for music library, publicity, and to create a Youth Choir or instrumental ensemble.

Eucharistic Ministers (13)

These ministers distribute the Body and Blood of Christ on Sundays at school Masses, and special events. Parishioners 21 and over are invited to be trained and serve on a rotating basis – approximately every three weeks.

Eucharistic Ministers for Sick (14)

These ministers assist with helping those who are confined or housebound to take part in the Eucharist. They go to the nursing homes and residences of those who are unable to attend regular Mass. These communion calls are a vital part of stewardship and volunteers are welcome to take part.

Lectors (15)

Those who are high school age and over are invited to accept the responsibility of proclaiming the Scriptures at our Masses. Training is provided and assignments are on a rotating basis.

Gift Bearers (16)

Individuals and families carry the gifts of bread, wine and the gifts of treasure to the altar at the Offertory procession during Mass. Gift bearers are scheduled to serve every few months.

Ushers (17)

These parishioners perform routine duties during Mass including collecting the offering, making sure the church is presentable before and after Mass. Ushers serve at a regular Mass.

Ministers of Hospitality (18)

These parishioners’ welcome people as they enter the church, distribute programs, and hand out the worship aid at Masses and special Liturgies.

Eucharistic Adoration Volunteers (56)

These parishioners commit to a certain hour of adoration weekly or monthly during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament each Friday or the first Friday monthly 24-hour vigil so that someone is always present in the Little Flower Chapel during Eucharistic Exposition.

Ministers of Service (19)

These young men and women assist the Priest and Deacon at Mass. They also help wherever necessary before Mass and after Mass. Fifth graders and older are welcome. Servers commit for one year at a time.

Liturgy of the Word for Children (08)

Adults proclaim and explain the Sunday Scripture readings to children during the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass.

Sacristans (07)

Parishioners of all ages are invited to assist in a variety of small, shared jobs to maintain needs of daily Mass chapel, Sacristy, and Church. Duties coordinated by the Head Sacristan include: dusting, polishing, caring for plants, changing altar linens, candles and Holy Water, and washing communion cups, purificators, finger towels, albs and linens as needed. Families, groups, and youth welcome for annual November cleaning.