This group of caring people assists and serves the bereaved at the time of their loss through liturgy preparation for the Mass of Christian Burial.
Check the bulletin for meeting dates. A general meeting is usually held in early September the week after Labor Day. Another meeting is held each October for the purposes of planning the annual Memorial Mass in early November, during which all the parishioners who have passed away during the preceding year are remembered.
In the Roman Catholic Church, the only minister of the Eucharist is the priest.
The phrase "Eucharistic minister" has, however, sometimes been used to refer to an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. It is a special mission to be closer to God.
A lector in the West is a clerk having the second of the four minor orders. In all Eastern Churches also, readers are ordained to a minor order preparatory to the diaconate. The primary reason for a special class of readers was the need of some persons sufficiently educated to be able to read the books in church, for the Christians continued the Jewish practice of reading the Sacred Books publicly.
During the Sunday 10:15 a.m. Mass, children from 4 years old through the 3rd grade leave Church just prior to the Liturgy of the Word to listen to and better understand the Scripture Readings with the help of trained catechists year-round.
Meets during Sunday Mass, 10:15 a.m. (year-round)
Being an altar server is an opportunity for girls and boys to assist at weekday Masses (grades 6, 7, and 8) and for high school/adults/families to assist at weekend Masses.
Servers are trained in the sanctuary/sacristy. The training takes approximately 1 hour. Students are trained at the end of the fifth grade. Others can be trained at any time by appointment.
Additional contact: Ed Emmerling - (513) 574-6921