Altar Servers This ministry provides members of the parish with a true opportunity to function as lay ministers by reverently assisting the celebrant and/or deacon during Sunday Mass and at special liturgies throughout the year. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion These lay people are sometimes referred to as Eucharistic Ministers. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve by bringing communion to parishioners who reside in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in their own homes and unable to get to church. They also may assist the priest in distributing the Eucharist at Mass. Lectors The word of God calls us to follow. God speaks to us before we pray or respond. Our relationship does not begin with us speaking to God. It starts when God speaks. The Old Testament recounts the story of the chosen people – not of a chosen God. The holy men and women of old heard what God wanted and they responded in faith. God chose them. God spoke to them. Ministerio Hispano Los requisitos para recibir los sacramentos de Reconciliación, Primera Comunión y Confirmación son los siguientes: Los niños y adolescentes deben asistir a clases de catecismo por lo menos un año antes de participar en el curso de preparación sacramental. Music Ministry We will be doing some exciting things with our children’s choirs, and our adult choirs and groups. If you love to be involved with music for Mass, please stayed tuned for some new and exciting news over the next few weeks. Sacristans Sacristans assist, facilitate, and provide support and coordination for other liturgical ministries. In addition, they make the necessary preparations for liturgical activities. Ushers These ministers are sometimes referred to as Greeters. Being a welcoming community is very important to us. Ushers are the first face of the parish. They greet those coming into our church, offer assistance to those in need, distribute parish bulletins, take up the collection, and distribute other materials as needed.