Altar Servers & Lay Ministers

Altar Servers

Altar Servers are members of the assembly, male and female, who have made their First Communion. They can be in elementary school or high school. They assist the priest and deacon at Mass. Adults are encouraged to be altar servers as well. Training is done directly with our clergy. Refresher trainings are also done throughout the year.

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Extraordinary Ministers of Communion (EMC)

In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord. If such ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are not present, the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him.

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The lector proclaims the readings from Sacred scripture, with the exception of the Gospel. If the deacon is not present, the lector may also announce the intentions for the Prayers of the Faithful.

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The sacristan diligently arranges the liturgical books, the vestments, and the other things that are necessary for the celebration of Mass. The sacristan arrives early before Mass to arrange things and stays to clean up after the Mass. Training is done to help new sacristans understand the process, and refresher trainings are done throughout the year.

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Liturgical Environment Group

Following the liturgical calendar and the lead of the pastor and parochial vicar, the Liturgical Environment Group changes the altar decorations, flowers, and the other elements in the sanctuary and church, according to the liturgical season.



Greeters welcome all who walk through the doors of the church. Waiting in the vestibule with open arms, they are ready to assist you.