LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

“Liturgy is the source & summit of the Christian Life”

Art and Environment Committee
This ministry team plans and decorates the church throughout the year.  Meetings are held with the change of each liturgical season.  Teams are involved in creating a sacred environment through planning, designing, sewing, and floral arranging. Anyone high school age or older is welcome. Contact Kathy Grant at 630-766-1045.

For the following ministries contact the parish office at 630-860-2975.

Altar Servers
This ministry is open to young people 5th grade and older.  They assist the presider at weekend liturgies, and weddings. Training is provided.;

Adult Altar Servers
Adult Altar Servers assist the presider during wedding and funeral Masses. Adults available on weekday and Saturday mornings serve as acolytes for funerals.  Adults available on Saturday afternoons serve as acolytes for weddings. Adult Altar Servers also assist the presider during the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturdays. Training is provided.  Commitment to this ministry is as your personal schedule permits. Couples often enjoy participating in this ministry.

Cross – Bearers
Cross-Bearers carry the processional cross during our liturgical celebrations. Volunteers must be of high school age or older and are welcome to sign up and be scheduled for the Mass they are attending.

Greeters
Children and adults open the doors and greet worshippers as they arrive. A sign-up calendar is in the sacristy where people and/or families can choose the day and time they wish to serve in this ministry.

Hospitality Ministry
Members of the Hospitality Ministry welcome people as they arrive, hand out a songbook, take the collection, seat people, acknowledge people as they leave, and clean up the worship space after Mass.  This person must be both friendly and welcoming. It is also necessary that a minister of hospitality knows what to do in case of an emergency.  Being able to think on your feet is a helpful quality for a person who chooses this service to the parish.  It is open to church members who are high school and older.  You may choose the week and the Mass at which you minister. It is a great ministry for families to do together. One-on-one training is provided.

Eucharistic Minister
This minister serves the community by sharing with them the mystery that makes us one body, the Eucharist. They are entrusted with the special responsibility of assisting in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass.  High school age and above are welcome to be part of this ministry. Eucharistic ministers can choose the Mass time at which you minister. Substitutes may be called if the need arises. Training is provided.

Lay Presider
Parishioners help in presiding over Liturgy of the Hours, Communion Services and other prayer services, such as wake and cemetery services.  Training is provided.

Reader (Lectors)
Readers proclaim the Word of God at Mass by reading the Old and New Testament Scripture readings. Anyone gifted in public speaking, high school age and older, is invited to read the Word of God at liturgy.   Training is provided.  You can choose the Mass time at which you minister and substitutes are available if needed.

Sacristans
Sacristans work behind the scenes to ensure that our liturgies run smoothly. Prior to the Mass, they prepare the sacred vessels, linens, and vestments that will be used, and afterwards, they clean and put away all the sacred items.

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