Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies should utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.
These ministers welcome people as they enter the Church for Mass and are a friendly and helpful presence. They seat people during Mass, take up the offertory collection, and pass out the bulletin as people leave Mass. As the first person our parishioners and visitors encounter when the come to Saint Catharine, the hospitality minister acts as the face of Jesus and His church.
Any member of the parish who has the desire and the talent to sing in a choir is encouraged to join. This choir sings each Sunday at the 11:00am Mass and practices each Wednesday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the church. In addition, the choir adds solemnity and dignity to the celebration of the Triduum and other celebrations such as Solemn Vespers on various feasts of the liturgical calendar.
Serving at the Altar is a very important ministry in the Church. Altar servers add to the solemnity that already surrounds the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. They assist the Priest in important ways in his role as head of the worshiping church. To become an altar server, you must be in at least 5th Grade and have received the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
Art & Environment Committee
The mission of this committee is to enhance the context of prayer and reflection in the parish community through creation and preparation of the liturgical environment. This committee plans, designs, and maintains all decorative elements inside the church.
Children in grades 4th-8th sing once a month at the 11:00 am Sunday Mass. The children will learn special music in English, as well as Latin pieces. This is an opportunity for your children to be exposed to the rich liturgical tradition of our Catholic faith.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
These ministers assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine.
A lector proclaims the Word of God at Mass.
These ministers set up for Holy Mass and coordinate the liturgy with the various other ministers.