Liturgical Ministers experience the joy of taking an active role in the celebration of various liturgical celebrations. As Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, we are humbled in the giving of the Eucharist. As Lectors, we are privileged proclaimers of God’s enduring word. As Ushers and Greeters we imitate Jesus who welcomed all who sought him; and as altar servers and sacristans we are privileged to serve in and prepare the holy sanctuary of the Church . This ministry preserves and practices traditions handed down to the Church over the ages.
A liturgical minister is that faithful woman and man who steps out from the security of the pew to become actively engaged in the building up of the Body of Christ. They say to Jesus, ―call me out of the boat!
Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC), server, sacristan, usher, greeter, choir member, wedding assistant — each one models active and humble discipleship as they place themselves in the service of the Church’s great corporate prayer — the Eucharistic liturgy. The lector’s, “the Word of the Lord”; the EMHC’s, “the Body of Christ”; the server’s, “Amen”, the usher’s and greeter’s, “Welcome”; the choir member’s, “Alleluia”; and the wedding assistant’s reassuring words, are all transforming words and by their own words they are, at once, transformed and transforming!
We invite you to consider whether God is calling you to serve in one of our liturgical ministries.