Liturgy & Worship

Liturgy and Worship Ministries are responsible for maintaining the integrity and freshness of our liturgical celebrations and ensuring that the ‘Sunday Eucharistic Experience’ is the sources and summit or our Parish Life.

ALTAR SERVERS

Altar Servers help to enhance the quality of the liturgical celebration by taking part in the liturgical processions and by serving the Priest at Mass and other liturgies.

Who: Youth having completed Fifth grade or older, who have received their First Communion.
Responsibilities: Assist the priest with the celebration of Mass and other liturgical celebrations to ensure that the liturgy runs smoothly and efficiently.
Time: Approximately one Mass every 4 to 6 weeks as assigned; plus initial training and ongoing formation sessions.
Talent: An ability to be attentive and reverent at Mass, dependability.

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LITURGICAL ARTS & DÉCOR

The Environment Ministry is responsible for creating and decorating the Parish Life Center and Chapel for liturgical celebrations…especially during Christmas and Easter.

Who: Adults and High School Youth.
Responsibilities: Volunteers are asked to help with the decorating for celebrations. We need volunteers who are willing to sew, iron and help create a prayerful atmosphere.
Time: Varies depending on seasons.
Talent: Attention to detail, creativity, and a willingness to serve.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the Priest with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ. If you wish to be considered please write a letter to the Pastor, giving your reasons for being called to serve. Extraordinary Ministers are appointed by the Pastor and service is for a two year period.

Who: Adults 18 years or older, in good standing who have received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist).
Responsibilities: Efficiently and respectfully assist the Priest in the distribution of the Eucharist during Mass.
Time: As assigned; initial training and ongoing formation sessions. Ministers will be contacted by the ministry facilitator and scheduled to serve. Depending on Mass selection, ministers usually serve 3 Masses within a two-month period.
Talent: Love and reverence for the Eucharist; ease in public settings; Catholic in good standing who has received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist).
Special Requirement: Initial training is provided by the Diocese of Orlando, with follow-up training and instruction through the parish. The diocesan training workshop takes place on a Saturday from 9:00am-12:30pm. The follow-up class will be offered through the parish during the evening from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

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GREETERS

The purpose of the Greeter’s Ministry is to provide a welcoming atmosphere to the parish community. Greeters play a special role by welcoming parishioners into the celebration which is about to take place. Their warm smile and friendly hello set the tone for the Eucharistic Celebration.

Who: All ages are welcome to participate.
Responsibilities: Greeters are responsible for staffing the Welcome Center as well as handing out song sheets prior to Mass and collecting the song sheets after Mass. Greeters should arrive 20-30 minutes prior to Mass and remain until the last person exits.
Time: Commitment level can vary from one Mass per weekend to one Mass per month. Stewards will be contacted by the ministry facilitator and scheduled to serve on an as needed basis.
Talent:  Friendly and outgoing, willingness to embrace and welcome all who come to share in our celebrations.

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MUSIC MINISTRY

The Music Ministry directs music activities including our weekly Sunday Masses and various other celebrations. We have a collective goal to lead people to Christ through prayer and song.

Who: Adult Choir- ministers regularly at the 5pm, 8:30am, 10am, & 5:30pm Masses
Youth Choir (high school)- sings once a month; Mass times vary
Children’s Choir (grades 1-8)- sings once a month; Mass times vary
Spanish Choir- ministers regularly at the 12noon Mass
Duties: Lead the congregation in song and praise and encourage musical participation by everyone present.
Time: In order to improve the quality of our music every week, we organize rehearsals focusing on two major groups: instrument and vocalists. All members of the choir are asked to attend a mandatory weekly rehearsal and arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the Mass in which they are scheduled to participate.
Talent: Choir- A clear voice and a good ear.
Instrumentalists: Previous training and experience.

Cantors- A skilled solo voice; a deep sense of prayerfulness and reverence for the assembly’s sung prayer; a warm and inviting manner.

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READERS (Lectors)

Readers help to share God’s word by proclaiming the Scriptures at liturgical celebrations.

Who: Adults and High School youth, who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Responsibilities: Ensure that the Scripture readings are proclaimed in such a way as to prompt careful examination and prayerful listening by the assembled faith community.
Time: Approximately one Mass every 4 to 6 weeks as assigned; initial training; ongoing formation; personal time spent in study and reflection on the Word.
Talent: A love for God’s word and a desire to study it more deeply; a clear speaking voice; an ease speaking in front of people; dependability.

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SOUND AND AUDIO

The Sound and Audio Ministry maintains the sound and audio system during Mass and other parish events.

Who: Adults and High School Youth.
Responsibilities: Maintains the system during Mass and special events. Training will be provided.
Time: Depending on need or availability one to two Masses per month.
Talent: A willingness to serve.

USHERS

Ushers provide a comfortable spiritual environment for parishioners to worship. Ushers will assist with seating, the offertory, communion and the distribution of the bulletin.

Who: Adults and High School Youth.
Responsibilities: To provide a comfortable spiritual environment, assist with seating, the offertory, communion and the distribution of the bulletin, as well as be attentive to visitors and those with special needs.
Time: Commitment level can vary from one Mass per weekend to one Mass per month. Ushers will be contacted by the ministry facilitator and scheduled to serve. Ushers are asked to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to Mass and remain until the last person exits.
Talent: An outgoing and warm personality; an ability to see Christ in all people; dependability; desire to assist others and contribute to the smooth operation of the Mass.

Click here for the Dress Code when serving for this Ministry.

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