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Liturgy

Liturgical engagement is celebrating Christ’s presence through full spirited worship and joyful praise. Four major components contribute to Liturgical Engagement: Liturgical Ministries, Music, Ambiance, and Style.

 

Ministers of the Word or Lectors

are selected to proclaim the scripture readings and to lead the congregation in response. Any confirmed member of the parish may volunteer for training as a lector by contacting the pastor.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion during the celebration of the Mass. Ministers may also bring the Eucharist to our parishioners who are homebound. Interested applicants must meet the following Diocesan guidelines: “mature Catholics respected in the Parish community who are noted for their devotion to the Eucharist and their service to the parish”. Accepted applicants are required to complete a short course of study after selection by the pastor.

Ushers

assist in the seating of parishioners and visitors at our weekend liturgies and help direct parishioners and visitors towards restrooms or any other location in the church that may be requested. Ushers also select people to carry up the gifts and receive the collections at Mass.

Greeters

assist in the welcoming of parishioners and visitors to the church and distribution of the parish bulletin. Adults and youth of all ages may act as greeters.

Altar Servers

assist at the altar during the celebration of the Mass and during other liturgical functions. Volunteers are accepted from youth who have celebrated their First Eucharist. Training must be completed to participate in this ministry.

Cantors and Choir Members

lead the congregation in music during the liturgy. Blessed Sacrament encourages the full participation from the assembly by providing effective musical leadership. We welcome new members at any time. Please offer your musical talents to God and our Parish!