LITURGICAL MINISTRIES: WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Liturgical ministries are an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. We want to utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Participation through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass are greatly appreciated, as is parishioner outreach and support of others outside of church.
Contact the parish office at 618-397-2287 to help with our liturgical ministries in one of the following ways:
Eucharistic Ministers are laypeople who assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion, both during Mass and to homebound parishioners.
Lectors read the Word of God during Mass.
Altar Servers assist the priest at the altar. Call the Rectory for more information, 618-397-2287.
Ushers greet parishioners as they enter the church, collect offerings during Mass, and distribute bulletins afterward
Presenter of the Gifts
Presenter of the Gifts brings forward the gifts of bread and wine from the back of church and presents them to the priest. Typically one or two people present, but families are also welcome.
Our music ministry team supports and enhances the sung prayer at our liturgies. Our choirs sing both contemporary Christian songs as well as arrangements from the long traditions of Catholic Christian liturgical music. Our cantors encourage our sung prayer and lead our psalms at Mass. We invite those with instrumental skills to use their talents to accompany our singing with their joyful sound.
Contact: Rusty Asbury, [email protected].
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word helps children in kindergarten through fifth grade understand the Word of God through scripture readings and discussion. Kind, generous volunteers over age 18 are needed to lead the group during the 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament. Sixth- through 12th-graders are needed to assist, and can receive credit for service hours. Contact person: Paul Mertens: [email protected]