Liturgical Ministry

There are many areas in which you can serve a parish community. There are few that are as satisfying and prayerful as those in the area of Liturgical Ministry, which is at the heart of our prayer and worship life as Catholic Christians. We thank you for prayerfully entering into the decision to serve and minister to the People of God, the Church.

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Liturgy is the heart, the central action of the people of God, the Church. When gathered to praise God in Christ’s name through the power of the Holy Spirit, we become Christ’s Body, the Church. The actions of listening to God’s Word, responding in thanksgiving, and sharing the sacred Body and Blood—transform us, so that we the Church, become what we eat and drink: a sacrament, a visible sign of Christ’s presence and life in our world. Liturgical ministries, services to the people, are specifically formed to provide for our celebrations. Those who share these liturgical gifts are servants of God who serve the Assembly with faith and humility. Liturgical ministers are prepared, trained and encouraged to continue learning in a specific area of chosen service.

Eucharistic Ministry
Eucharistic Ministry
Assist with the distribution of the consecrated bread and wine at the liturgy. COMMITMENT: Serve a minimum of once/month. Must arrive 15 minutes before the liturgy. Must attend periodic in-services that review and update this ministry. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Jill at: jbeyer@saintjosephparish.org
Hospitality Ministry
Hospitality Ministers
Greet people as they arrive for liturgy; provide outside assistance if needed; distribute liturgy guides; help seat people; take up collections; and help wherever needed before, during, and after the liturgy. COMMITMENT: Serve minimum of once per month. Must arrive 30 minutes before the liturgy. Must attend periodic in-services that review and update this ministry. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Jill at: jbeyer@saintjosephparish.org
Hospitality Procedures
Lectors
Lectors
Proclaim the appointed readings and general intercessions during the liturgy. COMMITMENT: Must read and pray the Sunday scriptures during the week, so the readings are familiar. Serve a minimum of once every other month. Must arrive 20 minutes before the liturgy and attend periodic in-services to review and update this ministry. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contac Jill at: jbeyer@saintjosephparish.org
Lector Procedures
Mass Servers
Altar Servers
Open to boys and girls 4th grade and older. Assist priest during liturgy. COMMITMENT: Varies depending on liturgy times. Must arrive 15 minutes before liturgy begins. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Father Jim at: frjim@saintjosephparish.org
Table Setters
Table Setters
Set the table before the preparation of the gifts portion of the liturgy. This can be done individually or as a family. COMMITMENT: Minimum of 6 times/year per individual or family. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Jill at: jbeyer@saintjosephparish.org
Sacristans
Sacristans
Prepare for the Eucharist, and clean up after. COMMITMENT: Serve minimum of once per month. Must arrive 25 minutes before the liturgy. And attend periodic in-services that review and update this ministry. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Jill at: jbeyer@saintjosephparish.org
Children's Liturgy Facilitator
Children's Liturgy Facilitator
Lead the elementary children’s Liturgy of the Word which takes place during the 8:00 or 10:00 Liturgy. Leave with the children after Father’s greeting and prayer, and return before the petitions. Necessary lesson materials provided which explain the Sunday’s reading to children and apply it to their lives. COMMITMENT: Must be familiar with the children’s readings before Sunday’s Liturgy. Serve once per month. Must attend periodic in-services that review and update this ministry. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Deacon CF at: cfdedman@saintjosephparish.org
Mass Linen Cleaner
Mass Linen Cleaner
Cleans the linens from Mass. Training will be provided. COMMITMENT: One week a month. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Barb at: bmauthe@saintjosephparish.org