Welcome! Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another.  Our liturgies utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent.  Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations.  Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries:

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Parishioners assist with the distribution of the Eucharist (Body and Blood) at weekday, weekend and Holy Day Masses. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (also known as Eucharistic Ministers) must:

1. Be at least 18 years of age

2. Have received the Sacraments of Initiation  

3. Integrate their belief in the actual presence of Christ

4. If married, the marriage must be recognized by the Church

5. Be dependable in scheduling

6. Attend ongoing training

7. Dress appropriately for this ministry (i.e. Business Casual)

MANDATION OF EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Because of the sacredness of this ministry, it requires specific training.  The names of those who have completed their training, (i.e. updating and review) are submitted to the Archbishop of Denver.  These ministers are formally mandated for a period of three years beginning the First Sunday of Advent and are appointed to a specific parish.  

 

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord during the Liturgy and, when there is no Deacon present, the General Intercessions.  A lector must have a passion for Scripture; an ability to interpret and understand Scripture; and, sufficient public speaking skills to proclaim the Word to the assembly. Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year.  Lectors should: 

1. Prepare and practice their readings

2. Arrive at the church 10-15 minutes before Mass begins

3. Dress appropriately for this ministry (i.e. Business Casual)

 

Altar Servers

Altar Servers offer service to God and the community by assisting the priest during Mass. The ministry is open to all youth of the parish who have made their First Communion and whose parents believe they are ready and responsible enough to be trained.  An altar server should:

1. Commit to serve at the Mass for which he/she has been scheduled

2. Be in the sacristy at least 15 minutes before Mass begins

3. Be prepared to serve if he/she is not scheduled, but attending Mass with no server present

 

Ushers/Greeters

Ushers/Greeters are the first ministers one meets when they arrive at the church for any celebration.  They assist at each Sunday Mass, Holy Day Mass, and other special occasions as needed. The ushering staff is made up of adult men and women who are capable of directing crowd flow and movement, take up the collection, and assist those with special needs.  The Usher/Greeter ministry is for the person who:

1. Is willing to welcome the faithful

2. Is able to work with other ushers/greeters

3. Has a helpful attitude

4. Attends in-service gatherings

5. Arrives at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of Mass

6. Welcomes churchgoers with a smile

7. Dresses appropriately for this ministry (i.e. Business Casual)

 

If you are interested in joining any of these ministries, click here to submit your information.  You may also call the Parish Office at 303-455-0447.