Worship

Liturgy

Various opportunities exist for liturgical participation including the following positions:

Peace to all who enter!

(Pax Intrantibus)

Open the Doors to Christ!


Crucifer (Cross bearer)

Students grade 5 and adults. The Cross bearer leads the liturgical processions in and out of the church for all liturgies and on Major Feast days, lead the procession at the Proclamation of the Gospel. Jay Hunstiger



Candle bearers (torches)

Students grade 5 and adults. Candle bearers accompany the Cross in processions as well as lead the Gift Bearers from the baptistry to the sanctuary and on Major Feast days, lead the procession at the Proclamation of the Gospel. Jay Hunstiger

Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion

Those interested in serving in this ministry must be approved for a three year term by the pastor. As those who help the ordained minister the Body and Blood of Christ, they must believe what the Church teaches regarding the Eucharist, namely that the Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ. Jay Hunstiger



Greeters (Adults and families)

Greeters are the first welcome to those entering the church for liturgies. They also hand out Mass leaflets before the liturgy and direct people as needed. This ministry is at all the weekend and feast day and holiday liturgies year-round. Jay Hunstiger



Ushers

Ushers receive the collection and hand out bulletins at the end of each Mass. They also assist with emergency needs and direct people as needed. Jay Hunstiger

Lectors (Confirmed students and adults)

Readers are those who proclaim the Word of God with the First Lesson and Epistle at all liturgies throughout the year. Jay Hunstiger



Altar servers (Students grade 5 through adults)

Mass servers participate in Sunday, feast day and holiday liturgies. They carry the cross and torches (candles) in procession and assist ordained ministers at the altar. Training is available (offered twice a year). Love of liturgy and a passion for participatory service are the strongest requirements for this work. Jay Hunstiger

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is responsible for the care of the Sanctuary and its furnishings. They change the seasonal and feast day paraments and candles accordingly. They are also responsible for weekly care of the Sanctuary, including light cleaning duties of the Sanctuary and Sacristies, trimming of candle wicks and replacing the Sanctuary lamp as needed. For some, this is a meditative time; others enjoy working around the sacred objects; still others participate as a team, serving with a friend. Tasks normally take about an hour or less per week Jay Hunstiger

Training is required for all above ministries.

Art and Environment Committee

Advent Wreath 2018

Christmas 2018

Sanctuary Nativity, Italian hand-carved Lindenwood 4′ figures

Baptismal Canopy with votive pendants, Christmas 2018

Lent 2019

Tenebrae Cross post earthquake

Christ in Repose, Holy Saturday 2018

Time-lapse video of the raising of the canopy. (29 October 2018)

This Committee meets monthly from September through May and is responsible for the creation and execution of seasonal décor in and around the church. They also assist in any decision making process in regards to the permanent beautification of the church. From time to time, they make acquisitions of art work, either by commissioning new pieces and/or restoring existing pieces of parish art. Jay Hunstiger

God’s People in Prayer

Thanksgiving morning

Palm Sunday Procession

Thursday of the Lord’s Supper at the Mandatum

Schola in the gallery at Tenebrae

Easter Vigil at the Lucernarium

Salus exeuntibus

(Good health to those who depart!)