Have you ever considered serving our parish as a Eucharistic minister or Lector? Lay Ministers of Holy Communion, commonly known as Eucharistic or Communion Ministers, are those parishioners who are commissioned to assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Lectors proclaim the Scripture readings at Mass. Both of these are Liturgical Ministries, as they serve at Liturgy, which is any type of pubic prayer.
We have a goal to be able to create a schedule with ministers serving an average of once or twice a month. We need about 25 new ministers at each Mass time, or a total of 75 new ministers. You can see the need is great. New Lectors are also welcomed.
Those who serve in the liturgical ministries often experience a deeper sense of prayer at liturgy, a new connection with other parishioners, and often learn new things about the Mass as a result of their formation and service. The time commitment doesn’t require much time outside of that which you already spend each week at Mass, so It is a great way to serve the parish if you are a busy person.
Please prayerfully consider answering the call to serve our parish in one of these ministries. Formation for Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers is June 25 & 26, 7:00 PM in the church. You will need to attend both evenings. (But please contact Susan if you want to be attend formation but have a conflict.) Sign up for formation in the gathering space, or using the online registration form. Contact Susan Ratigan in the parish office at 979-3158 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about liturgical ministries.