Liturgical Ministry

Current Liturgical Ministry Schedule

Altar Server

Responsibilities

Serve at the altar by assisting the priest in a dignified manner in the spirit of the liturgy

Assist at Mass, Stations of the Cross and other liturgies

Arrange for a substitute when not available

Commitment

Serve 1-2 times per month, depending on the number of ministers

Length of Commitment: One year, renewable

Training

Adults and students in grade 4 or higher are invited to this ministry.

New Altar Servers receive initial training on their role, the objects used in the celebration

of the liturgy, and familiarity with the structure of the Mass.

Ongoing formation opportunities are offered.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Responsibilities

Assist the priest at Mass with distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ

May take Holy Communion to the sick, the homebound, hospitals and care facilities

Arrange for a substitute when not available

Commitment

Serve 1-2 times per month, depending on the number of ministers

Length of Commitment: One year, renewable

Training

This ministry is open to fully initiated parishioners who are at least 16 years of age and who regularly share in the Eucharist. They should embody a mature Christian lifestyle of faith and charity, service and stability, living in a way that reflects love for and desire to serve Christ in others.

New extraordinary ministers receive initial training, and ongoing formation is offered.

Lectors

Responsibilities

Proclaim the Word of God as a living dialogue that allows the assembly to

hear and respond to God present among us at Mass

Arrange for a substitute when not available

Commitment

Serve 1-2 times per month, depending on the number of ministers

Length of Commitment: One year, renewable.

Training

This ministry is open to fully initiated parishioners who are at least 16 years of age. Lectors should have a good familiarity with the sacred nature of the texts proclaimed and be qualified to read aloud in public. They should be able to proclaim the scriptures with conviction, clarity and skill.

New lectors receive initial training. Ongoing formation opportunities are offered.

Sacristan

Responsibilities

Be at church one half hour before Mass or other liturgy

Prepare all vessels and altar linens for Mass or other liturgy

Check ministry sign in sheet

Find substitutes if there are absences

Commitment

Serve 1-2 times a month, depending on the number of ministers 

Length of Commitment: One year, renewable

 

Training

One on one training with a current sacristan

Greeters

Responsibilities

Exhibit a warm welcome to all

Greet all who come to St. Patrick Church with a handshake and smile

Arrive 20 minutes before Mass starts

Arrange for a substitute when not available

Commitment

Serve 1-2 times per month, depending on the number of ministers

Length of Commitment: One year, renewable

 

Training

This ministry is open to all parishioners

Families are encouraged to sign up

New greeters receive initial training

Ushers

Responsibilities

Exhibit a warm welcome to all

Greet, seat & assist the disabled

Gather the collection and place in safe as instructed

Assist with the Procession of the Gifts, Communion Procession, & distribution of bulletins/other worship aids

Straighten pew area following Mass

Arrange for a substitute when not available

Commitment

Serve 1-2 times per month, depending on the number of ministers

Length of Commitment: One year, renewable

Training

This ministry is open to parishioners who at least 16 years old

New ushers receive initial training

Interesting in serving as a

liturgical minister?

ST. PATRICK

PARISH

ST. PATRICK PARISH,  4351 Parnell Ave NE Ada, MI 49301  |  Tel: 616-691-8541 

Parish Office Hours: Tues - Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm

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