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 a 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.
The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Minister) Schedule and Lector Schedule will be mailed and emailed to all those who partake in those ministries. At that time, you will be able to access email addresses to possibly change your scheduled date or switch with another. If for some reason you cannot find someone to replace you in your absence, kindly email the Parish Office at [email protected] or call 638-6211 at ext.1 and the Parish Secretary will help replace your weekend for you.