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Liturgy

Lector

The central role of the Lector is to proclaim the Word of God. Good diction, pronunciation and creative reading skills are required to ensure that the faithful truly hear God speaking to them in the Word. Requirements for Lectors are as follows:

  • Proclaims scriptures to the assembly during the liturgy
  • Should have a good speaking voice, a love and respect for the word of God, and the desire to share that word with others
  • Should spend time before the liturgy reviewing scriptures that will be read, in order to be able to proclaim them effectively

Commentator

  • Read petitions during Prayer of the Faithful
  • Makes special announcements
  • Should have good speaking voice

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

  • Helps distribute communion during the liturgy; may assist with purification of vessels after liturgy
  • Must be Catholic in good standing that has been confirmed

Greeter

  • Welcomes people as they enter the church for the liturgy
  • Is ready to provide assistance or answer questions about the parish or the facilities
  • Greeters may be individuals, couples, or families

Member of the Liturgy Commission

  • Attends monthly meetings (First Tuesday, September through June)
  • Has an interest in the liturgy of the Church and in seeking ways to enhance the worship and prayer life of Sacred Hearts' members
  • May be called upon to work on some type of assignment for the commission meeting

Member of the Art & Environment Committee

  • Has talent for decorating, or ability to assist with hanging decorations, etc.
  • Is able to participate on days committee is decorating (sometimes weekday evenings, sometimes weekends)
  • Is willing and able to work as part of a group

Sacristan

  • Assists priest in getting things ready for the liturgy and putting things back in order after the liturgy
  • Contacts the priest or liturgist when supplies are running low

Server

  • Assists the priest during Mass or during Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  • May be youth or adult. Youth of the appropriate age will be offered the opportunity through the school or through their Christian Formation class. Adults may volunteer at any time

Usher

  • Performs various tasks to help make the worship experience go smoothly, such as helping people find seats, taking up the collection, distributing bulletins after liturgy
  • Is ready to provide assistance as needed, particularly for the disabled or when an emergency arises