The extraordinary Eucharistic minister functions as an aide to the Presider of the Eucharistic Liturgy. Those selected for this ministry must be of the Catholic faith and be willing to attend training that will enhance their knowledge of this role and the significance of the Eucharist.
This ministry enhances the environment of worship. A minister of hospitality presents himself or herself as a welcoming, inviting presence to those celebrating liturgy. They distribute song books or programs, and help with seating. A smiling face goes a long way and provides a sense of comfort and welcoming to participants.
The lector publicly proclaims the scriptures that identify us as Catholic Christians. The lector must have a strong voice and exhibit an understanding of the scripture story. Training is mandatory and is conducted each semester, or, if needed, on an individual basis.
This ministry helps to make a smooth preparation for liturgy by helping to assign lectors, extraordinary Eucharistic ministers, ministers of hospitality, and sacristans. The liturgical coordinator works with the Campus Ministry Team and receives training through the campus ministers.
This ministry provides service to the worshipping community, through their care for the altar, sanctuary and sacred vessels used during liturgy. The Sacristan works prior to the Celebrant arriving having all that is necessary ready for worship. In addition, the Sacristan helps to clear the altar at the conclusion of liturgy.
If you are interested in any Liturgical Ministry, please contact
Philip J. Lowe, Ed.D. M.Div.