Liturgy is the “work of the people”
Our church building is the place where our family gathers to worship together. There are many ways you can help, depending on the gifts God has given you and how God calls you to help. Sometimes to find that out, we need to just try and see. Just as with every family home, it takes the participation and assistance of everyone. There are a lot of tasks that need to be done behind the scenes such as meal preparation, cleaning, and landscaping. How do you feel you’re being called to help or give a try?
If you are being called to help in some of the ways listed below, please contact the office to schedule a training (612) 331-7941.
Eucharistic Minister (Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion)
Called to be good news for others, one powerful way to do this is to help with the distribution of Eucharist at Mass. The action of the Eucharistic Minister is the template for life. What we do at Mass is what we are called to do beyond the Mass – to bring Christ to others.
One important role of all Christians is to be proclaiming God’s Word.
The Lector helps to nourish our community with God’s words. Through proclamation by our Lectors, God once again speaks to us with words of love. Those words are comforting when we are in need, and they challenge us when we are going astray. Consider taking part in our proclamation at Mass.
If you like to sing or play an instrument, there is a place for you. We have three Sunday Masses with choral/music ensemble: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 7:00 pm.
Each group rehearses one hour before Mass. You may get involved at any time. Simply show up one hour before Mass and practice with the other music ministry volunteers. There are also opportunities for cantors and accompanists. These do require an interview and audition.
Liturgy is the work of the people. To assist the priests in the liturgical celebrations, we require a committee that is representative of the community and that helps give feedback, discuss, and plan appropriate ways to enhance the liturgical celebrations of our community.
Again, to get more information, volunteer, and/or schedule training for any of these service opportunities, call (612) 331-7941.