LITURGICAL MINISTRY INFORMATION
The proclamation of the Word of God is truly a service to the Church. Lectors bring the living Word of God to the liturgical assembly. The ministry of the Word should, therefore, be treated seriously and with great dignity. Do you ever wish you could lector at Mass? Are you being called to participate more actively at Mass? As you listen to the readings do you feel the call to liturgical ministry to proclaim the Word of God? Lectors are fully initiated, practicing Catholics whose lives witness to the Word which they proclaim.
As an Usher, your willingness to serve God reflects your commitment to Christ. Your willingness to commit to a monthly schedule; to arrive on time and to be a friendly and welcoming presence to those coming to Mass here at St. Joseph Church is a further reflection of your commitment to serve this Parish. By assuring a welcoming presence and orderly seating at all Masses offered in this Parish, you enhance the beauty of the Liturgy. You provide positive hospitality upon entering the Church.
Does your love for the Eucharist include the desire to distribute Communion at Mass? Would you like to become more active in our parish liturgy by distributing Communion as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist? Do you wonder what is required to become an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist? An Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist primarily and sincerely believes in Christ’s Eucharistic presence. The Eucharist is at once a sacrifice, thanksgiving, praise, nourishment, and healing. The Eucharist contains our faith in Jesus’ saving acts through His life, death, and resurrection. An Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, in giving Christ to the communicant, witnesses to Christ’s love. Please contact Father James if you are interested in giving of your time to our Church as an Usher, Lector or Eucharistic Minister.
**At this time, we ask that if you are interested in returning as a Lector at Mass, please contact the Parish Office and let the parish secretary know which Mass you'd like to read at and what week of the month as well. For the next 3 months or so, you will then read at the Mass YOU chose! We are trying to make it as easy as possible. Many thanks to those who have signed up already!
Father James would like to thank all of our Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers who give of their time to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.