Girls and boys who have made their First Communion are invited to become altar servers. Servers must attend the training session; be present 15 minutes before the liturgy to assist the sacristan; be committed to the schedule; and be attentive and prayerful during ceremonies. Adults interested in this ministry are also welcome to participate. Adult servers generally serve on a weekday basis and special occasions.
EXTRA-ORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Ministers must be a fully initiated Roman Catholic. These individuals must have a willingness to be of service to the community. To become a Eucharistic Minister, you must express an interest in this ministry to the Pastor. Once approved, you then attend a Diocesan training session to receive a five-year mandate from the Bishop. All ministers are scheduled according to their Mass preference.
Readers or Ministers of the Word are trained and assigned to proclaim the Scripture at various liturgical gatherings. Proclaiming the Word requires that you attend the training programs provided by the Diocese (usually at the local level); have an on-going appreciation of the theology of the Word; be a practicing Catholic in good standing and have the ability to proclaim and read well.
MINISTERS TO THE SICK
MINISTERS OF CONSOLATION
The Ministry of Consolation reaches out to those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The primary focus is to comfort and support the family. Involvement in this ministry offers a variety of opportunities: visitor team; liturgy team; reception team and after care team. An understanding heart and the willingness to help others are needed.