Music | Lector | Eucharist Minister
Hymns and spiritual songs take our faith and compact it. Singing allows a part of our hearts to speak to God in a way that doesn’t happen as we hear the spoken word. Singing is one of the ways in which we express our love towards God with our whole being. We engage every part of our being in worship to God.
Worshiping through music changes and transforms us. It inclines our hearts to God in ways other forms can’t accomplish. Worship strengthens us, convicts us, builds us up, and even restores us. In other words, when we sing and devote our whole selves to God, something godly happens within us.
If you wish to join in Music Ministry at the Parish level, please speak with the Mass Coordinator.
The Christian faithful who come together as one in expectation of the Lord’s coming are instructed by the Apostle Paul to sing together Psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles (Col 3:16)
Singing is the sign of the heart’s joy (Acts 2:46)
I thank my God for you every time I think of you, and every time I pray for you all, I pray with joy because of the way in which you have helped me in the work of the gospel from the very first day until now.
Paul's Prayer for His Readers
The main parts of the first half of the Mass are the readings from Sacred Scripture and the music occurring between them. The lector’s role takes place during the Liturgy of the Word.
The lector reads aloud from the Lectionary the readings which have been pre-determined by the Church. The lector exercises a variety of functions: proclaiming the Word, leading the Psalm (if a cantor is not present), and offering the Prayers of the Faithful. As the lector, you will need to grasp why these words are important – what it is that God is saying to the Church and how the petitions express the hopes and desires of the local community.
If you wish to join the Liturgy of the Word as lector at the Parish level, please speak with the Mass Coordinator.
An extraordinary minister of Holy Communion (commonly known as a Eucharistic Minister) is a fully initiated Catholic who has discerned a particular call to assist the priest in distributing the precious Body and Blood of Jesus Christ at Mass.
The role of an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion is to assist the priest in serving communion during the celebration of Mass. Communion ministers are scheduled to serve communion at a specific Mass or service in the church, and do so in a meaningful and efficient manner. They receive training through the guidance of Mass Coordinators. Communion is to be distributed reverently while acknowledging the sanctity of the position of extraordinary minister.
If you wish to serve as a Eucharistic Minister in the Parish, please speak with the Mass Coordinator.
Then he took a piece of bread, gave thanks to God, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you.
Do this in memory of me.”